ABOUT US

Swagalong Tours is a family business based in Far North Queensland. Husband and wife team Ben & Cassie own and operate the business from their home in tropical Cairns. Ben leads our tours whilst Cassie looks after the office.

Ben has been exploring the world on both two and four wheels for over 25 years. He’s driven through over 50 countries on 6 continents and together they have explored most of Australia in four wheel drive. With an aversion to bitumen, he will always seek out the dirt, mud and sand tracks to travel the more adventurous route!

Fortunate to live in what we think is the most beautiful part of the country, Ben wants to show you the best there is to offer. With a strong knowledge of the history, geography and flora & fauna of the Cape, you can be assured he will share this with you!

Whilst you could spend years exploring the Cape (like us!) we know that time is precious. We have refined our itinerary to provide you with the best possible experience on our 18 day tour.

We want to help you enjoy the experience and will share our 4WD knowledge with you to get you across all the challenges we encounter. Whether you’ve just bought your first 4WD or are an experienced four wheeler, we want to help you improve your skills and confidence in our beautiful landscape.

Safety is our number one priority. Ben volunteers for the emergency services and all staff are fully trained in advanced first-aid and CPR. We carry a full first-aid kit as well as fire extinguishers. There is a full mechanics kit in our lead vehicle and we can fix most issues roadside or in camp. We also have a satellite phone so we can raise help no matter how remote we are.

We are proud to be accredited members of several local and state tourism bodies as well as partnering with environmental protection organisations. We operate with a "Leave it better that you found it" ethos and take pride in keeping our landscape in pristine condition.

We want you to have such an amazing experience that you will want to travel with us again!

"Thank you so much for making us feel safe and comfortable on our big adventure. We felt we were in very capable hands and you helped achieve the dream of a lifetime."

Peter & Susan, TAS

“Swagalong were the best. Not only was the cape trip amazing but they helped us before and after. We needed to arrange storage for our van whist on the trip and when we got back we needed a service on the cruiser – the office helped us arrange both out without batting an eyelid. Above and beyond, thank you.”

John and Vanessa, WA

“What a fantastic adventure. The kids had the time of their lives and so did we.”

The Ryan Family, QLD

“We have done 3 trips with Ben and can’t wait for the next one!”.

Frank Kearny, SA

“From the day we left Cairns until the day we got back we had a blast. Ben’s knowledge of Cape York was shared with such enthusiasm that there was never a dull moment. As the leader of our "pack” he got us through some very wet and boggy terrain with ease even though our cars were completely covered in it! We had an issue with our wheel bearings but Ben rolled his sleeves up and helped us fix it so we could continue on our trip. The evening campfires were always a good laugh and we made so many friends that we will be keeping in touch with. We are already all talking about booking another trip so we’ll see you soon......”

Paula & Andy, ACT

“Without doubt this was the best trip we have done. We saw so much but felt extremely relaxed. The pace was just right for us and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We would have no hesitation in recommending Swagalong Tours to anyone who wants to visit Cape York.”

Geoff & Marilyn, NSW

Please contact us if you have any questions and we will be able to help!

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