Tours to Cooktown and Cape York from Cairns 2019 - Photo
Cape York tour packages 2019 - Photo
Cape York tours 2019 - Photo
Tours to Cape York - Photo

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Day 1: Cairns – Cooktown

Your adventure begins on the coastal route to the Daintree rainforest. Cross the Daintree River by cable ferry to Cape Tribulation. Next is the rugged 4WD Bloomfield Track (conditions permitting). Cross the Bloomfield River near the Aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal. You’ll visit Lion’s Den Hotel and eerie Black Mountain en route to Cooktown. Sovereign Resort Hotel, Cooktown. Included Meals: (L,D)
As this holiday departs at 6.30am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Day 2: Cooktown – Musgrave

Travel through the agricultural district of Lakeland to Quinkan Country near Laura. Climb the sandstone escarpment at Split Rock to view Aboriginal rock art. Discover Lakefield National Park’s waterlily covered billabongs and teaming wildlife. The day ends at Musgrave’s century old Telegraph Station. Hotel: Musgrave Roadhouse. Included Meals: (B,L,D)

Day 3: Musgrave – Weipa

Cross the Great Dividing Range to visit the old gold mining town of Coen. Cross the Archer River and head to the bauxite mining town of Weipa, where you can enjoy a sublime sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria. Hotel: lbatross Bay Hotel or Heritage Motel, Weipa. Included Meals: (B,L,D)

Day 4: Weipa – Bramwell Station

This morning you have ample time to explore the township of Weipa, or you have the option to join a Wildlife Eco River Cruise (own expense). After lunch (own expense), we head for our overnight accommodation at a true blue Aussie cattle station. Hotel: Bramwell Cattle Station (en suite facilities), Cape York. Included Meals: (B,D)

Day 5: Bramwell – Cape York

Head north along part of the Old Telegraph Track to Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Relax, swim, and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall. Cross the mighty Jardine River by cable ferry, then travel on to the northern-most settlements on mainland Australia. Hotel: Seisia Holiday Village, 2 nights. Included Meals: (B,L,D)

Day 6: Cape York – Somerset

Stand at the very top of mainland Australia. We then visit Somerset (conditions permitting), once the home of the famous Jardine family. We have lunch on palm fringed Anchorage Beach overlooking the Albany Passage. Included Meals: (B,L,D)

Day 7: Seisia – Thursday Island – Cairns

Board a boat to cruise to Thursday Island, in the Torres Strait Islands for a guided tour. Later, transfer by ferry to Horn Island to board your aircraft to fly over the Great Barrier Reef to Cairns Airport, ending your fascinating safari of adventure and discovery in Australia’s far north. Included Meals: (B)

You may like to pre-book accommodation for tonight.

Please Note: Due to limited accommodation in remote areas of northern Australia we may have to use alternative accommodation of a similar standard from time to time

dates & pricing

Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2019 Cairns to Cape York
$3795 $4595 May 14, 18, 28
Jun 1, 11, 15, 25, 29
Jul 9, 13, 23, 27
Aug 6, 10, 20, 24
Sep 3, 7, 17, 21
Twin Share Sole Use Departs 2019 Cape York to Cairns
$3795 $4595 May 20, 24
Jun 3, 7, 17, 21
Jul 1, 5, 15, 19, 29
Aug 2, 12, 16, 26, 30
Sep 9, 13, 23, 27
  • A $500 per person non-refundable deposit required to confirm booking
  • Important Luggage Information: Please limit your luggage to one small soft travel bag (approximately 300mm x 300mm x 700mm) and a small daypack (cabin baggage) per person.
  • A maximum weight limit of 10kg per person is permitted.

Highlights & inclusions

  • Walk through Daintree National Park
  • Travel the Bloomfield Track
  • Discover ancient Aboriginal rock art
  • Explore unique Lakefield National Park
  • Uncover the old gold mining town of Coen
  • Visit the beautiful Lockerbie Scrub
  • Cruise to Thursday Island
  • Travel by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
  • Included flight between Horn Island & Cairns
  • Experienced Tour Leader.
  • Small group experience with maximum 24 guests
  • 6 Breakfasts (B)
  • 5 Lunches (L)
  • 6 Dinners (D)

Flights (not included)

  • Day Prior – Flights to arrive anytime into Cairns Airport
  • Day 7 – We recommend guests fly out the day after the tour returns to Cairns, as the tour may be delayed getting back to Cairns, due to flight delays, roadworks, traffic accidents.

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