The Ultimate Adventure

About Australian Kite Surfari

Australian Kite Surfari was established to provide experienced kite surfers with the ultimate adventure.

Departing from Cairns, northern beaches, Port Douglas or Mossman, between May and October, our range of multi-day Surfaris will take you to an isolated beach between Cape Bedford and Cape Flattery, about 1 hour north of Cooktown.

Once there, the beach is yours! Australian Kite Surfari is the only operator to have special permission to use this beach, which is located on traditional Aboriginal lands.

There is no set itinerary and experienced guides are on-hand to provide local knowledge and expertise on the area, the wind, the flora and the fauna.

At Australian Kite Surfari, we believe you can only progress with your kiting, when you are surrounded by like-minded people. We’re always there to give advice and lend a hand. We also deliver a unique, remote, pristine environment to practice and hone your skills, or just enjoy kitesurfing the way you like it. One thing is guaranteed – there’s never a dull moment on an Australian Kite Surfari!

Your Hosts

Ant Hadleigh and Paulette Smith are your Australian Kite Surfari hosts. Ant has been coming to this area for over 20 years. He knows the coastal creeks, the tides, the wind and where to find the best freshwater coastal springs, right on the beach. Paulette is his partner in life and kiting. They’ve followed their dreams in creating Australian Kite Surfari and a truly sustainable, off the grid lifestyle for their family.

They are constantly making amends to the camp (Tank Town), their facilities and equipment, to deliver a truly unique and memorable kitesurfing adventure for you and your mates.

Your Kite Surfari

Your Australian Kite Surfari has been planned down to the last detail: all you have to do is bring your kite, your clothes and a sense of adventure. Ant and Paulette will take care of the driving, the accommodation, the food, the drinks, the camp and the planning. So, what does your Australian Kite Surfari entail? Click the below tabs for more information:

Day - 1

  • Be picked up from your accommodation early in the morning.
  • Take the road less travelled as you head north towards adventure.
  • Drive through historic Cooktown and keep heading north.
  • Arrive at the Australian Kite Surfari beach.
  • Hit the water!

Day - 2

  • Breakfast: bacon and eggs or cereal and fruit.
  • The day is yours! The beach is right there, only metres from you.
  • Lunch: wide variety of meals available, from kebabs and hamburgers cooked on the BBQ, to a range of light and healthy options.
  • Dinner and relax by a giant bonfire on the beach.

Day - 3

  • You get the idea, same as day 2. This is your Surfari, make the most of it!

Want to do something other than kite surf? There is always: fishing, crabbing, sand surfing, or just enjoying the views and scenery of this magnificent and remote location. You may even meet one of the traditional owners for a cultural experience …

Day - 4

Four Day Surfari

  • Spend your last morning on the water.
  • Pack-up and head back: your return journey is an inland track, taking you past the Palmer River and goldfields.
  • Dusk is the end of your Surfari, when you’ll be dropped back to your accommodation.

Seven Day Surfari

  • You get the idea; this is your Surfari, make the most of it!

Day - 5

  • Breakfast: bacon and eggs or cereal and fruit.
  • The day is yours! The beach is right there, only metres from you.
  • Lunch: hearty and healthy.
  • Dinner and relax by a giant bonfire on the beach, getting to know your new kiter friends.

Day - 6

  • You get the idea, same as the rest of the days… kite… eat ….sleep … kite… eat ….sleep. This is your Surfari, make the most of it! NB: The seven day Surfari gives the option of a few different locations to mix it up.

Want to do something other than kite surf? There is always: fishing, crabbing, sand surfing, or just enjoying the views and scenery of this magnificent and remote location. You may even meet one of the traditional owners for a cultural experience …

Day - 7

  • Spend your last morning on the water.
  • Pack-up and head back: your return journey is an inland track, taking you past the Palmer River and goldfields.

Dusk is the end of your Surfari, when you’ll be dropped back to your accommodation.

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More Information

Australian Kite Surfari is the ultimate 4WD kite surfing adventure. No one else can take you to these remote locations; no one else has the local knowledge, expertise, contacts and equipment to provide this experience. For more information contact Ant or Paulette today (on the below details) to book your Australian Kite Surfari adventure.

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