Fruit Bat Falls. Photo courtesy of Heritage Tours.

AS FAR as top Aussie swimming holes go, you can’t go past Fruit Bat Falls in Cape York.  Not only are the crystal-clear waters a welcome relief from the heat and dust of the road leading from the Overland Telegraph Track, but it’s also one of the few croc-free swimming holes on the peninsula.

If taking a trip to the pointy end of Australia is on your travel bucket list, this detour to Fruit Bat Falls in Jardine River National Park is one of the stops on Heritage Tours’ 7-day Cape York Fully Accommodated Tour.

What your tour includes

The tour leaves from Cairns and includes a flight to Thursday Island, as well as the chance to stand on the very “Top of mainland Australia”.

Travellers also spend the night at a cattle station, view the sunset at Weipa – the coastal mining town of the Gulf of Carpentaria – and travel through Lakefield National Park.

Reaching Cape York. Photo courtesy of Heritage Tours.

Last but not least, the tour visits Cooktown, the capital of the Cape York region about 330km north of Cairns.  The town holds a significant place in Australian history, being the site of Captain Cook’s first interaction with indigenous people.

From here the tour heads back to Cairns via the jungle-shrouded Bloomfield Track and Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the sea.

A scenic drive along the Marlin Coast back to Cairns is the perfect way to finish the tour.

Want to know more?

The staff at Heritage Tours can answer any question and help you prepare for this trip of a lifetime.  Phone Heritage Tours on 1800 77 55 33 or visit for more information.