Cruises from Cape York
Cape York is at the tip of the Cape York Peninsula in northern Queensland, and is at the very northernmost part of the Australian mainland, with New Guinea just north of the island-studded Torres Strait. It was named by James Cook in 1770 after His Royal Highness the Duke of York. Tourists now visit throughout the year, as facilities are surprisingly modern for such an isolated spot, and tours are always available. At all times be aware of the region's requirements for swimming in the tropical waters (hint: sea stingers and crocodiles).
The small towns of Seisia, home to about 100 people, and Bamaga with a thriving Islander population, are situated right at the tip of Cape York.