Starts: Cairns QLD, Australia
Ends: Cairns QLD, Australia
Accommodation and key highlights are included, most meals are at own expense. Take one of the many optional tours available including Great Barrier Reef tours, guided night walks, Jungle Surfing, horse riding, fishing and Aboriginal Rock Art Tour ? it?s up to you.
Highlights & Inclusions:
- 4WD Air-conditioned vehicle
- Friendly knowledgeable driver-guide
- One of Australia?s most scenic coastal routes
- 4wd Vehicle Bloomfield track 675×300
- Creek Crossing Bloomfield Track
- World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park
- 1 Hour Daintree River Cruise
- 4WD only Bloomfield Track
- Lunch at Aussie Bush Pub
- Black Mountains
- 1 night Cape Tribulation
- 1 night Cooktown
- Outback of Far North Queensland
- Optional Aboriginal Rock Art Tour if chosen
Cairns-Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation is with our Travel partner Billy Tea Safaris.
This morning you will be collected from your accommodation by Billy Tea Bush Safaris. Travel north along the scenic route to Mossman, lush farmland contrasts with seascape as we approach the majestic Daintree River.
A short morning tea break, then its ?all aboard? for an informative one hour river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendor only the Daintree can offer as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and wildlife, this is nature at its best!
We ascend the Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of World Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea. Experience the rainforest intimately on our elevated National Park Boardwalk. Accurate interpretations of flora and fauna will be given with ample time for photographs and questions as we search for the elusive, rare and totally unique Southern Cassowary and other wildlife species within this particular habitat.
10.30am Cape Tribulation ? Cooktown
You will be collected from your accommodation by Adventure North where your journey will continue to Cooktown ? The Last Frontier of North Queensland. The 4WD -only Bloomfield Track allows you to travel through the heart of this World Heritage Listed area providing incredible glimpses of Australia hard to imagine.Travel over rugged mountain ranges, river crossings, spot crocodiles and other Australian wildlife and fauna. We stop for lunch at the Lions Den Hotel, one of North Queensland?s oldest running Bush Pubs (est. 1875). Visit the mysterious Black Mountains steeped in Aboriginal legend before arriving mid afternoon in Cooktown. Tour of grassy hill included before being taken to your overnight accommodation. Afternoon and evening at your leisure.
Day 3 Free Day
The main street has a charm and historical atmosphere, which still prevails. You can experience the unspoilt beauty of the area, which remains much the same as Cook knew it in 1770. Walking trails surround Cooktown?s Heritage and scenic rim with most attractions within easy walking distance.
This afternoon return to Cairns by the inland road, The Mulligan Highway-Far North Queensland?s Outback.
Travel will be through a diverse landscape of cattle stations, The Palmer River Gold mine region.
The discovery of alluvial gold in 1872 led to Queensland?s largest gold rush, Mt Carbine the northern tablelands region arriving at your accommodation approx 9.30pm