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- Accommodation in twin share or double room
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• Cape Tribulation • Bloomfield Track • Cooktown • Lakefield National Park • Split Rock – Aboriginal Rock Art • Musgrave Telegraph Station • Weipa • Bramwell Station • Fruit Bat Falls • Cape York – Most Northern Tip of Australia • Thursday Island
Cape York Frontier Includes
- 6 Nights in comfortable accommodation.
- 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners.
- Experienced Tour Leader
- Travel by air-conditioned 4WD
- Small group with only 24 passengers max.
- Flight between Cairns and Horn Island.
Cairns is the 4th most popular destination for international visitors. It is situated on a coastal strip between the Atherton Tableland (part of the Great Dividing Range) and the Coral Sea.
Cairns is a major gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. It is the departure point for many day trips to the Atherton Tableland, Kuranda and the Daintree Tropical Rainforest. Flying into Cairns, one is struck by the lush tropical vegetation contrasting with the bright blue of the Coral Sea.There is a wide range of hotels in Cairns, both in the city itself, and along the northern beaches heading to Port Douglas.
There are more national parks in this region than anywhere else in Queensland. Spread over the central and eastern parts of the cape, they feature a range of diverse landscapes. Swim in the crystal-clear (and crocodile-free) waters of Twin Falls in Jardine National Park at the northern edge of the cape, or spot waterbirds in the extensive wetlands of the vast Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park.
Cooktown is the capital of the Cape York region, a small coastal town about 330km north of Cairns. The town holds a significant place in Australian history, being the site of Captain James Cook’s first interaction with Indigenous people. After his ship Endeavour was crippled on a nearby reef, Cook and his crew spent 48 days here, during which time they made the first records of native fauna and Aboriginal words.
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
Cairns, Thursday Island, Cape York
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
Lake Field National Park
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 makes 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
Cooktown and return to Cairns
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.
More about this tour
Valid for travel on set departure dates until September 2021
- This tour is operated by our partners Heritage Tours
- All bookings are on request basis.
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- Rates include 10% GST (Goods and Services Tax) and are quoted in Australian Dollars (AUD).
- Rates are per person.( Single traveller rates also available )
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- Australian.com fee of 50% of the total cost will be charged for bookings cancelled 7 days or less prior to travel. Local vendors may also charge their own fee of up to 100% subject to cancellation date.