Exploring Cape York since 2004 and still being amazed

Hello and welcome.  It’s Mark here. That’s my smiling face down the bottom of the page.  If you decide to travel with us you’ll meet me, I conduct all of the tours myself. 

I know that time is precious so there are some things you should know about how we do things before you have a look at what we offer.  An Off Road Adventure Safaris journey is not for everyone. 

If you want a program that is run with stopwatch precision we are definitely not for you. All our journeys are conducted in a relaxed manner and we make lots of impromptu stops as well as amazing side journeys to special sites away from the general tourist traffic.

If you think that twenty guests is a small group we may not be for you.  We carry a maximum of eight guests on our journeys.  This allows us to treat each of our guests as an individual and to enhance their journey by meeting specific needs and interests.

Our journeys are built around experiences, not ensuites.  That is not to say that we don’t stay in some amazing accommodation in incredible locations, we do. However, if having your own shower at the end of each day is your highest priority we can’t guarantee that you will be satisfied with one of our journeys.

We don't use inflated prices to then offer pretend discounts.  What we offer is value for investment. In fact 100% of our guests tell us that they feel they received more value than they paid for.

So have a look at our unique Cape York journey and if you like what you see it only takes an email or a phone call to find out if we are the tour operator for you.

Regards, Mark

What our guests say

"This is a stupendous trip. I will never forget the long expanses of red dust roads, the beautiful rainforests, streams that we swum in, the aboriginal rock art at Quinkan, chatting with artists at Lockhart River, new birds Joan spotted, sipping cool white wine on Pajinka (a surprise from Mark when we reached the tip), strolls on wonderful deserted beaches and the beautiful sunsets we shared with friends." Carolyn (NSW) 

"The tour was run with a laid back style which meant that we never felt that we were being rushed from one point to another. All the main sites of Cape York were included in the itinerary with some hidden gems thrown in for good measure. The extras that Mark supplies (fishing gear, sunset platters, $50 tinnies and more) make the journey all the more enjoyable."  John (NSW) 

"Mark’s knowledge of the history, wildlife, Aboriginal Culture, the characters that contribute to the Peninsula’s charm & way of life, the land & the road/ track system were all outstanding.  His ability as a 4WD driver was very reassuring & at all times we felt very safe & in capable hands." Lorraine (WA)

"Off Road Adventure Safari has given us an experience of a lifetime! A trip planned and executed by our favourite 4wd driver in flawless fashion - with every attention given to the smallest detail throughout."  Tim and Ginny (VIC)


Lead Guide / Owner-Operator

Mark Essenhigh

We recognise the value of your holiday and appreciate the trust you place in us. We take your holiday seriously so that you don’t have to.