Your safari begins along the scenic coastal route to the World Heritage-listed Daintree rainforest, encountering intriguing flora and fauna of the region. Walk in the footsteps of Captain Cook, taking in the views of Cooktown. You’ll visit the mining town of Weipa, before staying at true blue Aussie cattle station, Bramwell Station. Cape York is full of adventure and fun, with gigantic termite mounds, crystal clear creeks, prehistoric plant life to explore before it’s time to bid a fond farewell from this fascinating region from Cairns.
Accommodation is included in this tour as twin-share or double room
6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners included in this tour
Entry to museums and activities as part of the itinerary
Expert guided tours of important places and activities
Included flight between Cairns and Horn Island
Travel by air-conditioned 4WD
This morning you are transferred from your selected Cairns pre-tour accommodation to Cairns Airport. Your adventure begins when you board your aircraft to fly over the Great Barrier Reef to Horn Island. Transfer by ferry to Thursday Island, capital of the Torres Strait Islands. Time now to enjoy a guided bus tour of the island (included). After lunch (own expense today) transfer by ferry to the northern-most settlements of mainland Australia where we stay for two nights.
Seisia accommodation and breakfast
An unforgettable day! Stand at the very top of mainland Australia. We then visit Somerset (road conditions permitted), once the home of the legendary Jardine family and government outpost established in 1864. We have lunch on the palm-fringed Anchorage Beach, which overlooks the Albany Passage. A walk on the beach will complete your day before returning to Seisia.
Seisia accommodation plus breakfast, lunch and dinner
Southward bound, we cross the mighty Jardine River, stopping at Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Relax, swim and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall. Travelling along part of the Old Telegraph Track, before we make our way to a true blue Aussie cattle station, Bramwell Station
Bramwell Accommodation plus breakfast, lunch and dinner
A southerly run through the wilderness with all its varied landscapes to cross the Wenlock River. We head for the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria and our overnight stop at Weipa, with its view over Albatross Bay. This afternoon there will be the opportunity of a Wildlife Eco River Cruise (own expense).
Weipa accommodation plus breakfast and dinner
We continue south, stopping off at the picturesque Archer River, then on to the historic frontier gold town of Coen. The afternoon finds us arriving at our overnight accommodation at the Old Musgrave Telegraph Station.
Musgrave Accommodation plus breakfast, lunch and dinner
Explore Lakefield National Park, Queensland’s second largest at 543,000 hectares (1.34 million acres). Waterlily covered billabongs, wildlife and a great variety of birdlife make for a memorable morning. We then enter “Quinkan Country” near Laura. Here we climb (suitable footwear and reasonable fitness required; uneven surfaces) the sandstone escarpment at Split Rock to view ancient Aboriginal rock art, dated more than 13,000 years old, depicting traditional activities and culture. Travel through the agricultural district of Lakeland on our way to Cooktown, our overnight stop.
Cooktown Accommodation plus breakfast, lunch and dinner
The final exciting day has, unfortunately, arrived, but before returning to Cairns, we make our way south passing the mysterious Black Mountain and the historic Lions Den Hotel. Traversing the jungle shrouded Bloomfield Track (road conditions permitted) we see where the ‘rainforest meets the reef’ at Cape Tribulation. We travel through the splendour of a World Heritage-listed rainforest. A scenic drive along the Marlin Coast back to Cairns is a perfect way to complete your tour.
Breakfast and lunch is included on the final day.
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