Cross the Cape - Cairns to Karumba

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  Tour Operator  Mulga Bicycle Tours


 11 days (Bike: 8 days)

  563 km  (~70km per day)




The outback experience of a lifetime. Start near the sea and traverse rainforest, mountains and savannah as we cross Cape York, arriving in the Gulf of Carpentaria to watch the sunset over the sea.

Embark on a memorable cycling journey through an incredibly diverse range of landscapes, starting on the beautiful tropical coast, then taking in rainforest, savannah and winding rivers as you cross Australia’s iconic Cape York.

Leave winter behind and escape to the warm embrace of Tropical North Queensland. With its wealth of rainforest and unique wildlife, clean fresh air, endless blue skies and rainbow sunsets, this is an Australian cycling holiday you’ll never forget.

This 11 day tour is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to accomplish something most people only dream of – crossing the northern most tip of Australia - with each leg carefully planned to be achievable for the average cyclist.

Small groups, delicious food and wine, fascinating tours, comfy beds and a focus on safety (not on beating the clock!) means a smooth ride with Mulga Bicycle Tours.


  • Move through a vast variety of environments and landscapes, taking in diverse flora and fauna.
  • Ride the famous Gulflander train and experience the incredible Undara Lava Tubes.
  • Taste delicious fresh seafood from the Gulf of Carpentaria and watch the sun set over the sea.

Tour Information





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  • Accommodation in 3 or 4 star properties
  • All meals (except lunch and dinner on Day 9 in Croydon)
  • End of tour dinner
  • Guided tour of Undara Lava Tubes and visit to Kalkani Crater
  • Gulflander train trip from Croydon to Normanton
  • Hot/cold drinks and snacks from the support vehicle
  • Daily photos to capture your memories
  • Support vehicles provided every day - ride as much or as little as you please
  • Custom built support trailer for careful and safe carriage of your bike and luggage
  • Luggage transfer between your accommodation
  • UHF radio link between yourself and the support vehicle
  • Mechanical assistance and support (limited spares)
  • Tour guides - the owners of Mulga Bicycle Tours are with you every day


  • All drinks at dinner and alcoholic drinks at lunch;
  • alcoholic drinks, food, beverages, and other personal items you purchase;
  • room service and mini bar charges;
  • telephone calls made from the telephone provided in your accommodation;
  • laundry costs;
  • parts required to repair your personal bicycle and repairs to your personal bicycle undertaken by Mulga Bicycle Tours or in a third party’s bicycle shop.
  • transfers to and from the tour.


  • Return Transfer to Cairns with Mulga Bicycle Tours. Includes an extra night in Karumba (accommodation and breakfast), two-day drive to Cairns with overnight stop in Mt Surprise with dinner and breakfast.
  • Bike hire
    • standard pedal bike or
    • E-bike (limited numbers)


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