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A Product Overview of the Cape York Atlas & Guide from Hema Maps

Product Overview of the Cape York Atlas & Guide from Hema Maps
(Image: The Cape York Atlas & Guide (Edition 5) from Hema Maps.)

The Cape York Atlas & Guide from Hema Maps helps you make the most of your visit to this remarkable part of Australia.

This brand new edition of Hema’s best-selling outdoor guidebook for discovering Cape York now features 22 atlas pages in a stunning new cartographic style and also incorporates content from the popular Cape York Travel & Adventure Guide by Ron and Viv Moon. 

(Image: Close up of the mapping detail within the Cape York Atlas & Guide Map from Hema Maps.)(Image: Close up of the mapping detail within the Cape York Atlas & Guide Map from Hema Maps.)

With detailed coverage of The Tip, the coast from Cairns to Cooktown, Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park, the Peninsula Developmental Road, Old Telegraph Track, Torres Strait and the Savannah Way, it ensures you won’t miss the ‘must-see’ attractions, but it also describes some of the lesser-known areas favoured by the experts. Whether you just want to make it to The Tip or are looking for a serious 4WD adventure, this informative book is an indispensable companion.

Cape York Atlas & Guide- Chapter 4- pages 43, 44, 45.(Image: Cape York Atlas & Guide - Chapter 4 - pages 43, 44, 45.)

The book features 15 4WD trips, explored and revised by travel journalist Ian Glover, with stunning photography by Matt Williams (mattography). Each trip has a detailed map, plus all the information you need to plan the trip including trip grading, longest distance without fuel, permits and contact details. Also included is an introduction to the region, as well as information sections on planning the trip and what to see and do.

Cape York Atlas & Guide Map 4 page 34.(Image: Cape York Atlas & Guide Map 8 & page 34.)

What's Included in the Atlas and Guide:

CHAPTER 1: About the Cape

  • Highlights
  • The Peninsula
  • History
  • Environment
  • Geology and Landforms
  • Plants
  • Animals

CHAPTER 2: Making Your Trip Happen

  • Travel Info
  • Visitor Centres
  • Government Offices
  • Indigenous Councils
  • Info Sources
  • Phones
  • Money
  • Planning Essentials
  • When to Go
  • Visiting Aboriginal Land
  • National Park Permits
  • Beware
  • Vehicle Prep
  • Before You Go
  • Daily Maintenance

CHAPTER 3: Things To Do

  • Fishing
  • Bushwalking
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Fossicking
  • Hunting
  • Diving & Snorkelling
  • Motorbike Riding
  • Adrenalin Junkies
  • Family Friendly
  • Foodies

CHAPTER 4: Cairns to Cooktown

  • Cairns
  • Around Cairns
  • Atherton Tableland
  • Kuranda
  • Northern Beaches
  • Port Douglas
  • Cairns to Cooktown (Coastal Route)
  • The Daintree
  • The Bloomfield Track
  • Mulligan Highway to Cooktown
  • Cooktown
  • North of Cooktown

CHAPTER 5: PDR - Lakeland to Musgrave Roadhouse

  • Lakeland
  • Split Rock
  • Laura
  • Laura to Musgrave Roadhouse

CHAPTER 6: Rinyirru and Cape Melville

  • Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park
  • Cape Melville National Park

CHAPTER 7: PDR - Musgrave Roadhouse to Weipa

  • Musgrave Roadhouse to Archer River Roadhouse
  • Pormpuraaw
  • Silver Plains
  • Port Stewart
  • Coen
  • Oyala Thumotang National Park
  • Archer River Roadhouse to Weipa
  • Portland Road
  • Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park
  • Lockhart River
  • Telegraph Road Junction
  • Merluna Station
  • Aurukun
  • Weipa
  • North of Weipa

CHAPTER 8: Telegraph Track & Bypass Roads

  • To Moreton Telegraph Station
  • North to Bramwell Junction
  • The Old Telegraph Track - Southern Section
  • The Old Telegraph Track - Northern Section
  • The Bypass Roads
  • Captain Billy Landing
  • Jardine National Park

CHAPTER 9: Northern Peninsula Area & Torres Strait

  • Northern Peninsula Area
  • Jardine River Ferry
  • Jardine River Ferry to Bamaga
  • Bamaga
  • Seisia
  • Umagico
  • The Tip of the Top End
  • Punsand Bay
  • Somerset
  • Torres Strait
  • Thursday Island
  • Horn Island
  • Other Islands

CHAPTER 10: The Gulf Savannah

  • The Savannah Way
  • Innot Hot Springs
  • Forty Mile Scrub National Park
  • Undara Volanic National Park
  • Mount Surprise
  • Georgetown
  • Croydon
  • Normanton
  • Karumba
  • Burke Developmental Road
  • Chillagoe
  • West of Chillagoe
  • Kowanyama

Top 15 4WD Trips

  • Track 1: CREB Track
  • Track 2: Palmer River Goldfields
  • Track 3: Starcke Coast
  • Track 4: Cape Melville National Park
  • Track 5: Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park
  • Track 6: Oyala Thumotang National Park
  • Track 7: Frenchmans Track
  • Track 8: Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park
  • Track 9: North of Weipa
  • Track 10: Old Telegraph Track - South
  • Track 11: Old Telegraph Track - North
  • Track 12: WWII Relic Track
  • Track 13: Ussher Point
  • Track 14: The Tip - East Coast
  • Track 15: The Tip - West Coast



Key Product Features-

  • Featuring the top 15 4WD trips, including The Old Telegraph Track
  • Contains a detailed Road Atlas for Cape York, including detailed mapping for The Tip
  • Detailed inset maps throughout for every track
  • Maps show fuel stops, camping areas, rest areas and best campsites
  • Trip Planning tips
  • New cartographic style with the latest mapping, points of interest and facilities. 
  • Mapping field-checked by the Hema Map Patrol

Key Details-

  • Edition: 5th
  • Scale: Various (Cape York main map 1:750,000; The Tip 1:250,000)
  • Binding: Spiral
  • Pages: 208
  • Size (WxH): 215mm x 297mm
  • RRP: $49.95

The Cape York Atlas & Guide (5th Edition) is currently available online at the Hema Maps store for AUD $49.95 and can be purchased by clicking HERE, or via the following link:

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