Pack Donkey Expeditions


Expeditions of 14 to 30 days are available either as a private group activity or as scheduled treks to locations on lower Cape York and the Atherton Tablelands region.

Pioneer and Explorer Series

We have developed two significant treks as expeditions. Both these expeditions follow sections of the routes taken by the very first European land explorers to North Queensland:

  • Ludwig Leichhardt 1844-45, and

  • Edmund Kennedy-1848.

Both expeditions are offered annually on the anniversary of the original explorer’s journeys

The country through which these explorers and their parties travelled remains much the same as when they travelled. Guides carry copies of the explorer’s field maps and journal notes to compare the country along the route then and now.


Expeditions are available at other times by private arrangement as a charter. Note that dates need to be arranged with consideration of the prevailing climate as temperatures outside May to September may be very hot and may be subject to monsoonal rain. Please call or e-mail and discuss the possibilities.

Our expeditions are more arduous and challenging than shorter walks. Expeditions are both longer in distance and duration, and traverse very isolated regions see Walk and Trek Categories and Difficulty Ratings page.

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