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The Wild North


For those who have already been there, done that and got the t-shirts, Queensland’s Wild North offers endless opportunities to get in touch with your inner Bear Grylls. 

As you leave the comfort of paved roads for the rugged tracks leading north from Cooktown to Cape York, you are guaranteed a life-changing adventure in one of the world’s last remaining wilderness areas. 

Travel in the footsteps of the first explorers and learn more about the indigenous history and traditions of the Torres Strait, grab a front row seat at a shark feed on the remote Osprey Reef, or enjoy the tranquillity of the unspoilt Haggerstone Island.

Whatever rocks your socks, you will find it in abundance in Queensland’s Wild North. So forget about mobile phones and city convenience, and prepare for an expedition into untamed territory that will touch your soul.

 

Reef Experiences

Experience game fishing in the Torres Strait

Come and discover the hidden cultural treasures and unique stories of the Torres Strait Islands with Torres Strait Heritage tours

The Great Barrier Reef off Cape York is also the place to be for truly amazing sport fishing, with northern bluefin tuna, dog-tooth tuna, yellowfin tuna, marlin, and huge Spanish mackerel up for grabs. 

Feed a giant cod and dive with the whales

Here's your chance to get up close and personal with our resident 150 kg potato cods, or if you come during the winter season, say hello to visiting pods of minke whales and dolphins.

Dive the world famous waters of the Cod Hole at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef and come face to face with our awe-inspiring marine life. 

Learn more about our indigenous history

Delve into our Great Barrier Reef history with a visit to Cooktown where you can join the fun of the Discovery Festival or share a story with Willie Gordon at Guurrbi Tours

As the traditional story-keeper of the Nugal-warra tribe, Willie shares stories and insights into indigenous culture and society with an infectious smile.

Live like a castaway on a remote island

Take the family for a Robinson Crusoe style island adventure on the Great Barrier Reef at Haggerstone Island Guesthouse

Accessible only by air to a neighbouring island, the island offers an adventurer’s paradise surrounded by true wilderness teeming with fish and bird life, and some of the most pristine coral gardens in the world. 

Experience a shark feed on Osprey Reef

Looking for a dive experience out of the ordinary? Come for a liveabord cruise with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions to the Coral Sea's most northerly reef and witness a live shark feed with up to 80 sharks at one time. 

On the steeping walls of Osprey Reef you have the chance to come face-to-face with grey reef sharks, silvertips, dogtooth tuna, and seasonal schooling hammerhead sharks cruising the depths in search for food. 

 

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