Holiday packages to Cairns and Cooktown 2019 - Photo
Guided holidays to Cooktown - Photo
Cooktown and Cairns tours 2019 - Photo
Trips to Cooktown from Brisbane for Seniors 2019 - Photo

itinerary

DAY 1 – DEPART BRISBANE

This afternoon depart Brisbane on the Spirit of Queensland train in your choice of Premium Economy Seats or RailBeds with all meals included. The train is scheduled to depart at 3.45pm from Roma Street Station. All meals included for RailBed fares.

DAY 2 – CAIRNS WELCOME

This morning the train will pass through Townsville and then make its way along the picturesque Cassowary Coast, arriving in Cairns mid afternoon. You will then be met by our friendly tour host and transferred to Cairns Queenslander. You will have time to freshen up before enjoying dinner. Overnight Cairns Queenslander (D)

DAY 3 – MOSSMAN GORGE, DAINTREE RIVER CRUISE, PORT DOUGLAS

Today we adventure into the Mossman Gorge. Here the Mossman River tumbles its way over and around huge granite boulders that line the gorge creating cool clear freshwater swimming holes. We then make our way to the Daintree River for a River Cruise spotting crocs and other wildlife. Then into Port Douglas with time to explore the town before returning to Cairns via Palm Cove Village. Overnight Cairns Queenslander (B,M/T, D)

DAY 4 – CAIRNS TO COOKTOWN

Making our way north today via the Atherton Tablelands and through the towns of Mareeba, Mount Molloy and on to the Palmer River Roadhouse for our lunch stop. From here we pass the Annan Gorge and Black Mountain, on the last leg into Cooktown. Black Mountain, named by the local indigenous people ‘Place of Spears’, is a mysterious pyramid of stones and is a natural geological formation thought to be 150 million years old. The ‘black’ colouring comes from the lichen that covers the thousands of stones making up the mountain. On arrival we check in and have time to visit the Cooktown Botanical Gardens and learn how Cook and his crew survived on the local flora. Dinner tonight is at the Top Pub. Overnight Cooktown Seaview Motel (B,D)

DAY 5 – DISCOVER COOKTOWN, FAMOUS LIONS DEN HOTEL, ENDEAVOUR RIVER CRUISE

After breakfast, we will enjoy a town tour of Cooktown and head up to Grassy Hill Lookout for a look at fantastic views of Cooktown and its famous ‘River of Gold’. It’s then on to the Captain James Cook Museum, which is one of Queensland’s best museums, showcasing the remarkable history of this amazing town. The museum follows the story of James Cook’s enforced seven week stay at the Endeavour River, during which the first meaningful contact between Europeans and Indigenous Australian took place. Now that you have been enriched in Australia’s true history, we then head down to the famous historical Lion’s Den Hotel for lunch and a refreshing drink. This is truly an Aussie icon built on the banks of the little Annan River, surrounded by 100-year-old mango trees. Following lunch we return and visit the Cooktown Cemetery. This is an amazing place to wander around to soak up the history. Graveyards act as a wonderful testimony to the colourful and varied lives of the locals. A stroll along Main Street is also a must with lots of places to explore including the Old Railway Station, the Cooktown History and Cultural Centre. There is also the odd watering hole that you might want to visit as well. We then depart for our Sunset Dinner Cruise on the Endeavour River and step back in time with an informative journey down this famous river. Overnight Cooktown Seaview Motel (B,D)

DAY 6 – COOKTOWN TO CAIRNS, JACQUES COFFEE PLANTATION

Breakfast then depart and make our way back to Cairns. On the way we will visit the famous Jacques Coffee Plantation. The plantation is situated alongside the spring waters of Emerald Creek in Mareeba. On arrival we enjoy an informative tour and lunch. We then continue on to Cairns and check in with time to freshen up before our farewell dinner. Overnight Cairns Queenslander (B,L,D)

DAY 7 – DEPART FOR BRISBANE

Breakfast then depart by coach to meet the Spirit of Queensland for our relaxing journey home. (B, All meals on the train for RailBeds)

DAY 8 – ARRIVE BRISBANE

This morning you will wake to the breakfast service (RailBed passengers) before arriving in at your home port after enjoying your discovery of Cooktown. The train is scheduled to arrive into Brisbane at 9.20am

B = Breakfast, M/T = Morning Tea, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

dates & pricing

2019 Departure Dates:
13 Apr, 11 Jun, 15 Jul, 9 Sep, 21 Sep
Twinshare Sole Use Rail Fares Rail Bed Economy Seat
$1490 + rail $1910 + rail QLD Pension $400 $50
Senior Card $670 $370
Interstate Pensioner $857 $554
Adult fare $935 $630
  • A deposit of $450pp is required within 7 days
  • QLD Pensioner fare is using 4 vouchers for RailBeds
  • Seniors Fares are for Australian Government Senior Card Holders only
  • Pension and Seniors Card numbers must be advised at time of booking
  • Rail fare prices are return
  • Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure due to group rail ticketing requirements
  • Concession rail fares are not available for international passengers as they are verified by Centrelink
  • RailBed fares include meals. Other train fares do not include meals

Highlights & inclusions

  • 3 nights Cairns
  • 2 nights Cooktown
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Coach touring and commentary
  • Mossman Gorge, Daintree River Cruise
  • Port Douglas Township, Palm Cove
  • Mareeba, Mount Molly, Black Mountain
  • Palmer River Roadhouse
  • Cooktown Museum & Cemetery
  • Grassy Hill Lookout, Botanical Gardens
  • Endeavour River Dinner Cruise
  • Lions Den Hotel, Annan River
  • Jacques Coffee Plantation
  • Escorted from Cairns

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