eXtreme North to West - Cape York QLD to Steep Point WA

Take in the amazing sights of Cape York Queensland , Steep Point Western Australia and EVERYTHING in between on this incredible eXpedition from mainland Australia's most northern point to most Western Point.

Start your adventure standing beside the sign at Cape York, travel south through Lockhart River and Palmerville Station to Karumba on Qld's west coast. eXplore the Sandover Hwy to Alice Springs, call in to Uluru, follow the Great Central Road to WA's goldfields to arrive in Denham/Monkey Mia where we complete this eXpedition at Steep Point.


  • Tour of WW2 sights on Horn Island
  • Tour of Thursday Island
  • Visit Cape York
  • Swim in Eliot/Fruitbat Falls
  • Lockhart River Region and Chilli Beach
  • Palmerville Station
  • Karumba - famous for magnificent sunsets
  • Leichhardt Falls
  • Sandover Highway
  • Alice Springs - Macdonnel Ranges
  • Finke River and Gorge
  • Yulara and Kata Tjuta
  • Great Central Road
  • Giles Weather Station
  • Western Australian Goldfields
  • Hamlin Pool
  • Monkey Mia
  • Steep Point

This will be eXpedition10's biggest tour yet and will cover so much interesting country travelling from point to point through the red heart of Australia.

PLEASE NOTE: We already have quite a few names for this tour on the 'eXpressions of interest' list.

25 Days
Maximum Group Size
Physical Rating
Medium +

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Imagine embarking on a journey through the heart of Australia designed for you and just nine other people starting at Cape York's northernmost tip of mainland Australia and ending at Steep Point, the most western point.

eXperience Australia’s unique flora and fauna, geological formations, and indigenous culture, while enjoying a memorable adventure for you and your fellow travellers.


Day 1     Tuesday, 18 June 2024

Cairns to Cape York          Meals LD

Depart from Cairns and fly to Horn Island, a former World War II military base. Vanessa, owner of ‘In Their Steps Tours’ will take you on a tour of the abandoned gun emplacements, bunkers, and tunnels that remain on the island. Afterward, you’ll take a ferry to Thursday Island, the administrative center of the Torres Strait Islands, where you can enjoy lunch at the most northern hotel in Australia, take a guided tour, explore the local shops and experience the unique culture of the region.

Accommodation - Grand Hotel Thursday Island


Day 2     Wednesday, 19 June 2024

eXploring Cape York        Meals BLD

This morning, take another ferry to Seisia and transfer into our luxury 4x4 tour coach to take a drive to the stunning Mutee Heads on the west coast of The Cape. After enjoying the breathtaking scenery, make a stop at the Bamaga Airport to explore some WWII plane wrecks. Later, head to Bamaga for some shopping and local experiences. From there, continue the journey to Somerset and eventually to the very tip of Cape York, where you can marvel at the stunning panoramic views and witness the stunning sunset over Torres Strait, a perfect way to end a memorable day.

Accommodation Loyalty Beach - Cabins


Day 3     Thursday, 20 June 2024

Cape York to Bramwell Station    Meals BLD

We have an exciting itinerary planned for your journey from Seisia heading south! Crossing the Jardine River by ferry is a unique experience that many travelers enjoy. Eliott Falls is also a popular spot where you can take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters. Continuing south to Bramwell Station, you can look forward to a memorable evening of good food, fun, and entertainment with your fellow travelers. Bramwell Station is a well-known outback cattle station, and it offers a great opportunity to experience the Australian outback lifestyle.

Accommodation Bramwell Station - Cabins

Day 4     Friday, 21 June 2024

Bramwell Station to Greenhoose                Meals BLD

South of Bramwell, call in to the old Moreton Telegraph Station - now a popular tourist camping spot beside the Wenlock River. Continue south to the Peninsular Developmental Road then shortly after turn east following Portland Road crossing two major rivers - the Wenlock River and the Pascoe River as well as several rugged creeks before passing through rainforests of the Iron Range to arrive at The Greenhoose where our hosts Mick, Stu and Lynn from the Layton family, will make us feel most welcome for the next two nights.

Accommodation - Greenhoose


Day 5     Saturday, 22 June 2024

eXplore Portland Road, Chilli Beach          Meals BL

Some of today’s sightseeing includes; Lockhart River, a small indigenous town famous for artwork created by the Lockhart River Art Gang; Portland Roads, a quiet township comprised of a few houses which was once a vital base in the Battle of the Coral Sea; Chilli Beach, renowned for its palm-fringed beaches and clear blue water. You also have the chance to enjoy an optional helicopter flight (own cost) along the coastline with possible sightings of crocodiles, sharks, turtles and dugongs.

Accommodation - Greenhoose


Day 6     Sunday, 23 June 2024

Greenhoose to Fairview or Koolburra Station       Meals BLD

The journey today will take you back to the Peninsula Developmental Road (PDR) and on to Archer River. At the Archer River Roadhouse make sure to look out for the memorial built to honour Toots Holzheimer. “Toots” was one of Australia’s best-known truckies. Toots and her truck were a lifeline for communities the length of Cape York. A little further south is the old gold mining town, Coen. A visit to the local hotel may have some wondering how it got such an unusual name…. Travelling further south arrive at Fairview or Koolburra Station for the night.

Accommodation - Fairview or Koolburra Station

Day 7    Monday, 24 June 2024

Fairview/Koolburra Station to Chillagoe Meals BLD

Detouring from the PDR today will take this journey onto Palmerville Station, a working cattle property located right next to the Palmerville River and goldfields. Enjoy a warm welcome and the friendly hospitality of the hard working station workers then continue to Chillagoe where a guided tour awaits through on of the magnificent limestone caves.

Accommodation - Chillagoe


Day 8     Tuesday, 25 June 2024

Chillagoe to Karumba     Meals BLD

The road from Chillagoe to Normanton is a mainly unsealed road along the Burke Developmental Road linking Queensland’s east and west coasts through vast cattle stations, open savannah plains and woodlands and about four million corrugations. The end of the road today will be the fishing mecca village - Karumba for a relaxing two night stay.

Accommodation - Ash’s Guesthouse


Day 9     Wednesday, 26 June 2024

Karumba Touring              Meals B

Today, discover Karumba’s charm and create memories to last a lifetime. Embark on a wildlife cruise, encountering varied birdlife and maybe even crocodiles. Tour Les Wilson Barramundi Centre to witness captivating fish feeding sessions. As the sun sets, indulge in dinner at the Sunset Tavern, with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Whether you’re a fishing enthusiast, wildlife lover, or seeking a tranquil sunset experience, this coastal paradise has it all.

Accommodation - Ash’s Guesthouse

Day 10 Thursday, 27 June 2024

Karumba to Burketown Meals BLD

From Karumba to Burketown, take the scenic route exploring along the way. Travel through Normanton, home to Krys the Croc, the famous Purple Pub and historic railway station. Discover the rich history of Burke & Wills Camp 119, where the explorers once camped. Finally, immerse yourself in the natural rugged beauty of Leichhardt Falls. In Burketown, take a tour with the Traditional Owners with exclusive access to Australia’s largest salt pans. Learn about the traditional uses of native plant species and hear local knowledge on seasonal indicators and what they mean for the coming season.

Accommodation - Savannah Lodge


Day 11  Friday, 28 June 2024

Burketown to Camooweal             Meals BLD

From Burketown, travel south to Gregory Downs calling in to the famous Gregory Down Pub. To the west is one of Queenslands popular destinations, Lawn Hill. We will take a break at the Lawn Hill Gorge giving the more adventuous time to take a dip in the cool deep waters of the gorge. Continuing south, pause at the Riversleigh Fossil site then further south to Camooweal near the NT border for an overnight stay.

Accommodation - Camooweal Roadhouse


Day 12  Saturday, 29 June 2024

Camooweal to Sandover (Camp)                Meals BLD

For the next two days our eXpedition will follow the legendary Sandover Highway, built to provide access to the few large stations along the route through some of the more remote country in Australia. The road passes through arid country for its full length, with variations between grassland, open mulga woodland, and spinifex desert. At the halfway mark, we will set up camp for an overnight stay beneath the starry skies of the real outback.

Accommodation - Sandover - eXpedition10 Luxury Tent

Day 13  Sunday, 30 June 2024

Sandover to Alice Springs              Meals BLD

As our eXpedition approaches the centre of Australia the surrounding landscape becomes redder leaving no doubt as to why this region is known as the Red Centre. The ‘capital’ of the Red Centre is Alice Springs, affectionately know to locals and visitors as The Alice. We will be spending three nights in The Alice - enough time to catch a breath and freshen up for the second part of this eXtreme eXpedition across the continent.

Accommodation - The Mercure Hotel


Day 14  Monday, 1 July 2024

Alice Springs free day      Meals B

You will have all day today to eXplore The Alice, or catch up on laundry or just sleep in. The day is yours, Do with it as you wish.

Accommodation - The Mercure Hotel


Day 15  Tuesday, 2 July 2024

Alice Springs       Meals BD

This morning we will visit some of the attractions of The Alice including Flynns Grave, Simpsons Gap and Anzac Hill Lookout.

Accommodation - The Mercure Hotel

Day 16  Wednesday, 3 July 2024

Alice Springs to Curtin Springs     Meals BL

We have planned an adventure today hoping travelling tracks not many people get to traverse. The plan is to travel through the Finke Gorge to Curtin Springs, however, every plan has a Plan B. Should we deem the adventure too harsh, plan B will come into effect taking an altenative route to our destination.

Accommodation - Curtin Springs Station


Day 17  Thursday, 4 July 2024

Curtin Springs to Yulara  Meals BLD

The heart of the Red Centre lays just to the west of Curtin Springs near the village of Yulara. Uluru is a massive red rock rising to 863 metres above the surrounding desert landscape. Our journey pauses in Yulara for the night with Uluru ever present in the background. Watching the sunset on The Rock is an eXperience we will not miss.

Accommodation - Yulara Cabins

Day 18 Friday, 5 July 2024

Yulara to Giles (Warakurna Roadhouse) Meals BLD

As the sun rises over Uluru the colours can be as incredible. Rise early this morning. This is a sight no one should miss. Todays adventure will take us through the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park as we travel toward the Western Australian border. The huge domes of Kata Tjuta will loom closer as we travel west. Standing beneath Kata Tjuta you will eXperience just how massive these domes are. Call in to view Lasseters Cave and Docker River before arriving in Warakurna

Accommodation - Warakurna Roadhouse


Day 19  Saturday, 6 July 2024

Giles (Warakurna) to Tjukayirla   Meals BLD

This morning, join the Bureau of Meteorology’s observers for the daily release of the observation balloon and a fascinating tour of the Giles Weather Station, the only staffed station within 2.5 million square kilometres.Named in honour of pioneering European explorer Ernest Giles, the station was established in 1956 to provide weather data for weapons and rocket testing programs. Continuing south-west along the Great Central Road the Gibson Desert lies to the north of us and the Great Victoria Desert to the south. Quite often camels can be seen while travelling this road through to Warburton and Tjukayirla - the most isolated roadhouse in Australia.

Accommodation - Tjukayirla Roadhouse


Day 20  Sunday, 7 July 2024

Tjukayirla to Leonora      Meals BLD

This is our final day travelling the Great Central Road passing through the Aboriginal community of Cosmo Newbery and Laverton before arriving in Leonora on the Goldfields Highway. In 1895, gold was discovered in the Leonora area by a prospector known as “Doodah” Sullivan making Leonora the mining town it is today.

Accommodation - Leonora Caravan Park

Day 21 Monday, 8 July 2024

Leonora to Cue Meals BLD

During todays travel there will be plenty of evidence of both current and past gold mining along with natural attractions. Visit the Old Agnew Gold Mine and Old Sandstone Brewery and London Bridge. Call in to Mount Magnet, one of the region’s original gold mining towns, and the longest surviving gold mining settlement in the state. It is also known for its dazzling wildflower displays during spring. A little further north is the village of Cue. As you make your way into town you will be struck by the heritage of this gold rush town in every building lining the main street.

Accommodation - Queen of the Murchison Guesthouse


Day 22  Tuesday, 9 July 2024

Cue to Hamlin Pool          Meals BLD

Not far from Cue is the Ghost Town of Big Bell, once a hive of activity when the Big Bell Mine was in operation in the early 1900s. The Big Bell Hotel ruins, which still looks impressive from the outside is said to have had the longest bar in Australia in its day. Further west, pass through South Murchison and Murchison before arriving at Hamelin Pool. We’ve reached the west coast!!

Accommodation - Hamlin Pool caravan park


Day 23  Wednesday, 10 July 2024

Hamelin Pool to Steep Point to Denham Meals BLD

This is the day we will reach the most westerly point on mainland Australia. It’s been three weeks to the day since we stood on Cape York. Getting to Steep Point is an adventure of its own travelling through soft sand dunes and low saltbush but the reward is standing on the western tip of Australia. Following a bit of time admire the views and to take 100 photos we’ll return to Denham for a two night stay.

Accommodation - Heritage Shark Bay

Day 24  Thursday, 11 July 2024

Denham - Day Cruise            Meals BD

Denham on the shores of Shark Bay is one of the most historic sites in Western Australia - the site of the first landing by Europeans on the Western Australia mainland. Located on the Coral Coast, Denham is famed for its clear blue waters and white smooth beaches. Today we will enjoy a cruise to see Steep Point from the ocean and visit Dirk Hartog Island. Tonight will be our final night of this incredible tour from North to West. Enjoy a farewell dinner and reminisce the amazing sights we’ve seen and memories shared with our fellow eXplorers.

Accommodation - Heritage Shark Bay


Day 25  Friday, 12 July 2024

Denham, Monkey Mia to Home             Meals B

Following breakfast, we will drive to the eastern side of the peninsula to visit Monkey Mia, famed for it's friendly dolphins. Finally. the time has come to return to our homes. Transfers will be available to the Shark Bay Airport for flights. This has been such an epic eXpedition across Australia.Time to go home now and sort all your photos of the great sights and times we have shared at eXpedition10.


Spacious 10 seat 4X4 Touring Coach

Fully Equipped 4X4 Support Vehicle


  • 22 nights Motel/Hotel/Cabins
  • 1 nights in eXpedition10 tents with beds and linen


  • 24 Breakfasts
  • 20 Lunches
  • 20 Dinners

Attractions - as listed in itinerary (other than those stated optional)

25 Days
Maximum Group Size
Physical Rating
Medium +
AUD $16,999
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