Heritage Tours is a Cairns owned and operated safari company, established in 1989. We have been crossing the Cape area since our establishment. Our aim is to show you the most beautiful spots on Cape York and, with this in mind, we have developed an itinerary suitable for everyone, with activity options available to suit all age groups. We have developed equipment equal to the best, but kept it simple and practical to meet all the needs of our safari.
Our itinerary allows for maximum time to be spent in those areas we have found to be the most appealing to everyone. It is based on Cape York, so we avoid spending your time around the Cairns area. Our driver-guides are fully-trained in all areas of knowledge and hold current first aid certificates for your peace of mind.
You will travel in purpose built air-conditioned four wheel-drive tour vehicle with forward-facing reclining coach style seats and footrests. Each tour vehicle has panoramic view windows and is equipped with a road cam, TV and an on board toilet. The tour vehicles are specially designed for the outback and built for comfort of our passengers.
With a maximum of 25 passengers, you will have the opportunity to enjoy Cape York, The Kimberley and Outback Australia at its best. You are promised nothing short of a memorable adventure into remote Australia on a unique and quality tour. Our tour vehicles are equipped with portable satellite phone for your safety and peace of mind, as well as P.A. System, first aid kits and off road equipment. All vehicles comply with the Queensland Department of Transport’s regulations.
Cape York… believed to be the first stepping stone in Australian history, a place of historical painting sites and a vast range of cultures. Then came the first Europeans, followed by the early pioneers and explorers, such as Leichhardt, Kennedy, and the Jardines. Modern times came, bringing an uncertain future… mines began and vanished, but reappeared again, a spaceport in the midst.
Cape York covers over 207,000 square kilometres, an area almost the size of Victoria, and has a population of around only 15,000 gathered into a few small communities… this makes Cape York truly one of the last frontiers.
Vegetation is extremely varied, including eucalyptus or melaleuca forests, heathlands, and dense rainforest to open plains. Wildlife is abundant, with over 90 different mammal species, including the cuscus, tree kangaroo, dugong, and northern quoll. There are a large number of reptiles, with over 150 species, and these are often sighted. Just double this last figure and you have an idea of the abundance of birdlife on Cape York, including a few rare birds such as the palm cockatoo, golden shouldered parrot, and eclectus parrot.
With all this to offer, the Cape is certainly a world within itself, a special world to discover, so come along with Heritage Tours and experience it for yourself.