Daniel William TE-WAKE


  Missing man, Cairns




Missing since: 
Monday, April 6, 2020
Last seen: 
Cairns, QLD
Responsible jurisdiction: 
Year of birth: 



Daniel Te-Wake was last seen on the morning of April 6, 2020. Daniel left the Cairns City Backpackers located at Draper Street, Parramatta Park, Cairns QLD in his vehicle, a white 1989 Toyota Camry sedan bearing Queensland registration 335ZDS. 

The vehicle was located on April 7 parked ‘crookedly’ on the side of the Bruce Highway, south of Fishery Falls.

An extensive land and air search failed to locate Daniel.

Anyone with information which may assist in locating the whereabouts of Daniel is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Missing man, Cairns

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a man reported missing in Cairns earlier this month. Daniel William Te-wake, 41 (pictured) was last seen at a Draper Street address on Monday April 6 and has not been seen since.

His car was located on the Bruce Highway around two kilometres north of Fishery Falls on April 7. Daniel is described as of Pacific Islander appearance, around 175cm tall and of a slim build, with greying short dark hair.

His vehicle (pictured) is a white 1989 Toyota Camry sedan bearing Qld registration 335-ZDS. Police are seeking information from anyone who may have seen any activity around the car whilst it was

parked on the side of the Bruce Highway near Fishery Falls between April 6 and 10. Information is also sought from anyone who may have seen Daniel or have any knowledge of his movements from early April.

Search mission launched for Daniel William Tewake, man missing for two weeks in Far North Queensland

A search mission has been launched near the Far North Queensland town of Fishery Falls to locate a man who was reported missing on April 11.
Daniel William Tewake, 41, was last seen at an address on Draper Street in Cairns on April 6.
Two days later, his white Toyota Camry was found on the Bruce Highway with a smashed window, approximately two kilometres north of Fishery Falls.
Seven State Emergency Service crews are assisting police with the search, which includes four drones to aid in the search of difficult terrain.
Detective Acting Inspector Jason Smith said there were no firm leads as to Mr Tewake's whereabouts.
"Currently we're searching bushland to the west and the riverway to the east," he said.
"There's a significant amount of cane forest in between those two points and we're using drones to assist us with those searches."
SES Area Controller Peter Rinaudo says it's a "difficult" operation due to the rugged terrain.
"The cane is quite high so its very difficult, if at all possible, to get into the cane," Mr Rinaudo said.
"We've got a lot of small search teams doing creek lines, road ways, gullies things like that."
Insp. Smith said Mr Tewake was an "experienced camper" who was known to go out to the bush and live off the land for short periods of time, however the duration that he has been missing is "unusual".
"I'm appealing to the community if they know anything about where he may be or even his friends or associates let me know so I can make contact," he said.
Mr Tewake is described as of Pacific Islander appearance, around 175cm tall and of a slim build, with greying short dark hair.
The search is expected to continue tomorrow.
Anyone with information should contact police.