Cape York

Cape York is a mosaic of tropical landscapes covering 137,000km2 featuring outstanding landforms among the most extraordinary in the world- meandering rivers, grasslands, stunning dunefields, and vast wetlands with rich diversity of global significance.

Coen is located halfway between Cairns and the tip of Cape York on the Peninsula Development Road.


  • Cairns to Coen: 500km
  • Cooktown to Coen: 350km
  • Coen to Weipa: 240km
  • Coen to Bamaga: 400km


Your halfway Oasis:

  • Access to Princess Charlotte Bay for boating and fishing
  • Delve into the town’s past at the Coen Museum
  • Enjoy the outdoor entertainment area and BBQ facilities, or a counter meal at the Exchange Hotel
  • Swim and relax in Lankelly Creek and the Coen River
  • Explore the natural beauty and unique landscapes surrounding Coen, its ant hills and local wildlife
  • Learn the history of this original 85 year old Homestead and its landmark bougainvillea vines


  • In my role as Project Manager with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority I travel extensively throughout Cape York Peninsula. When I have business in Coen I always choose to stay at the Homestead Guesthouse. It feels like a "home away from home".Whenever I've stayed there it's been well kept ...

  • ... and the established gardens and trees mean there is always a shady spot. The Guest house has been established for so long that you feel like part of history staying there! I'd recommend the Homestead Guest House to anyone travelling to Coen.

    Andrew Martin

Coen Homestead

A home away from home when exploring and working in Cape York.

  • air-conditioned motel rooms
  • linen and daily room servicing
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Cape York

Discover one of the most extraordinary ecosystems in the world- meandering rivers, grasslands, stunning dunefields, and vast wetlands.

  • access to Princess Charlotte Bay
  • Australia‚Äôs best fishing country
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