Cape York Small Group Tour: 9 Day Drive / Fly Cape York & Thursday Island Safari (Fully Accommodated)

$6,650.00

Travel to Cape York in 2022 on our personalised tour with only 6 passengers per vehicle!!  

Travel with a group of likeminded guests for the journey of a lifetime on our Small Group Cape York Tour.  Jump on board our comfortable late model 4WD and enjoy this outback adventure, with many beautiful places visited on our way to the Tip of Australia.  If you want to see Cape York in a bit of style with a small group of no more than six guests, then this is the personalised tour you have been looking for. Our 9 Day Drive/Fly Cape York & Thursday Island Safari provides many value-added inclusions, comfortable accommodation, all meals and a knowledgeable local guide to show you the wonderful sights.

Your Preferred Date
Adult: $6,650.00
Child: $5,450.00
Family: $23,550.00
Concession: $6,550.00
Adult Single: $7,550.00
Concession Single: $7,450.00
Private Charter 1-4 people: $35,950.00
Private Charter 5-6 people: $37,950.00
SKU: DTA CYDF Categories: ,

Rates are valid for travel in 2022.  Child:  4-14 years.  Family: 2 adults & 2 children.  Concession: Australian Senior and Pension card holders.

This tour departs Cairns on set dates (as above). Maximum of 6 passengers, per vehicle. Please note that Single Travelers must book a “single” rate as we don’t offer shared rooms with other single travelers.

  • Seasonal weather conditions and operational requirements may cause a variation in the tour itinerary. The operator reserves the right to substitute or modify if required. Please read our terms and conditions carefully. Departure and Return times are approximate. We endeavor to room guests with ensuite facilities where available, once full we use shared facilities.
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for infants.

 

PAYMENTS AND BOOKING CONDITIONS:

Deposit: Booking & Deposit Payment A deposit of $500.00 per person together with completed booking form is required to ensure confirmation within 7 days of the booking. The payment of deposit constitutes the full agreement with and the acceptance of the terms and conditions. DTA tours are subject to minimum passenger numbers to travel

Final Payments: final payment is due at least 60 days prior to departure. For tours departing in less than 60 days, full and immediate payment is required.

CANCELLATIONS:

Bookings cancelled more than 61 days prior to departure will incur a fee of $500.

Bookings cancelled between 60 and 46 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 25% of tour total.

Bookings cancelled between 45 and 31 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 50% of tour total.

Bookings cancelled 30 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 100% of tour total.

Travel to Cape York in 2022 on our personalised tour with only 6 passengers per vehicle!!  

Travel with a group of likeminded guests for the journey of a lifetime on our Small Group Cape York Tour.  Jump on board our comfortable late model 4WD and enjoy this outback adventure, with many beautiful places visited on our way to the Tip of Australia.  If you want to see Cape York in a bit of style with a small group of no more than six guests, then this is the personalised tour you have been looking for. Our 9 Day Drive/Fly Cape York & Thursday Island Safari provides many value-added inclusions, comfortable accommodation, all meals and a knowledgeable local guide to show you the wonderful sights.

Start DateEnd Date
09/05/202217/05/2022
03/06/202211/06/2022
24/06/202202/07/2022
18/07/202226/07/2022
10/08/202218/08/2022
02/09/202210/09/2022
25/09/202203/10/2022

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Queensland’s “Great Ocean Road”
  • Daintree National Park and Ferry Crossing
  • Cape Tribulation and its sandy beaches
  • Mardja boardwalk
  • Bloomfield Track & Falls
  • Cedar Bay National Park
  • Lion’s Den Pub
  • Black Mountain
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Old Laura Homestead
  • Batavia Downs
  • Wenlock River
  • Elliot Falls
  • Fruit Bat Falls
  • Jardine River
  • Seisa

TRIP INCLUDES

  • Small group- offering unrivalled, friendly and personalised service
  • Modern 4WD vehicle Experienced Local Naturalist/ Accredited Tour Guides
  • All accommodation costs
  • Breakfast, dinner and light lunches as per the itinerary
  • Morning / Afternoon teas
  • All National Park entry fees
  • All ferries and barges
  • Cruise to Thursday Island and a Short tour of the island
  • Cruise to Horn Island and Short tour of the Island
  • Flight from Horn Island to Cairns with QANTAS

ITINERARY Legend; B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

  • Day 1 – CAIRNS TO THE DAINTREE (LD)
    Accommodation Daintree: Ferntree Rainforest Lodge (ensuite)
    Leaving Cairns we head north along Queensland’s Great Ocean Road towards Daintree, where we will join the Solar Whisper Daintree River Cruise for an hour of exploring the wilderness where crocodiles and other wildlife are often found. We then cross the Daintree River and make our way toward to Cape Tribulation giving you an opportunity to explore coastal headlands and long sandy beaches; stopping to enjoy lunch before we journey through the World Heritage Rainforest.

 

  • Day 2 – DAINTREE TO COOKTOWN (BLD)

Accommodation Cooktown: Seaview Motel (ensuite)

After a leisurely breakfast we begin our journey towards Cooktown. Engaging 4WD, we travel along the Bloomfield Track (weather permitting) enjoying many scenic spots including Bloomfield Falls and Cedar Bay National Park. We stop at the World-Famous Lions Den Pub – another classic Aussie Icon. We visit The Mysterious Black Mountain before arriving in the Historic township of Cooktown.

  • Day 3 – COOKTOWN TO COEN  (BLD)

Accommodation Coen: Coen Guesthouse (share bathroom)

We start our day with a visit to Grassy Hill Lookout, The James Cook Museum, Botanical Gardens & Powerhouse Museum – this is truly an amazing place. From Cooktown we head west to Battle Camp and onwards into Lakefield National Park. After visiting “Old Laura” homestead we travel through many fascinating river valleys and numerous giant termite mounds before arriving at our overnight accommodation at Coen.

  • Day 4 – COEN TO LOCKHART (BLD)
    Accommodation Lockhart River: Greenhoose (ensuite)

Today we continue our adventure to one of Australia’s most remote areas as we head east exploring the Sir William Thompson Range and then crossing the Pascoe River, we head to into The Iron Range National Park. As we enter the National Park, we see the spectacular Mount Tozer at the peak of the table range, before descending to Lockhart River a unique aboriginal community situated on the ocean at Lloyd Bay. Exploring the many wonders of the Iron Range National Park whilst enjoying the dense tropical rainforest being the largest remaining area of lowland rainforest in Australia. We arrive at Lockhart River for our overnight stay.

  • Day 5 – LOCKHART (BLD)

Greenhoose (ensuite)

Today we have the opportunity to explore Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park. Kutini means cassowary and Payamu means rainbow serpent. These are important stories for the Kuuku Ya’u (Kanthanampu and Kungkay) people, the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of this coastal park of international significance. A day full of spectacular views and biodiversity from the beaches and headlands to the heath-covered Tozer Range. A unique collection of mammals, frogs, lizards and snakes are found only at Kutini-Payamu along with numerous species linking to New Guinea. Return to the Greenhoose surrounded by a tranquil rainforest environment for dinner and overnight.

 

  • Day 6 – LOCKHART TO WEIPA (BLD)
    Accommodation Weipa: Weipa Motel Resort (ensuite)

Leaving the east coast behind, we head inland to the north through the National Park and onwards to more savannah country of the Cape. In the afternoon we continue towards the West Coast and the famous mining town of Weipa located in the Gulf of Carpentaria. Weipa is the largest town on the Cape York Peninsula with a population of about 3000 people. Its main industries are mining and cattle exports. Arriving late afternoon, we then depart the port of Weipa on a Sunset Eco Cruise through the tranquil waters of the Embley River into the golden glow of a sunset over the water, whilst enjoying a cold drink and canapes, your friendly guide will spot crocodiles and birds along the way. The Weipa Motel Resort your stay for the night offers warm hospitality and friendly service with modern comfort and style.

  • Day 7 – WEIPA TO CAPE YORK (BLD)
    Accommodation Seisa: Loyalty Beach (share bathroom)

Departing Weipa early we head through one of the largest cattle stations on the Cape – Batavia Downs. We visit the Morton Telegraph Station; this important link in communication to the far north and the cape operated till 1960. We now begin what will be one of the highlights of our tour – it’s now time to join one of the original Telegraph Tracks (conditions permitting) Travelling further north to visit Elliot Falls and fruit bat Falls Joining the Bamaga Development Road we arrive at the Cape’s most famous river, the Jardine crossing the crocodile infested stream by ferry, then onwards to the top of Australia where we stay for the next two nights.

  • Day 8 – CAPE YORK TO THE TIP (BLD)
    Accommodation Seisa: Loyalty Beach (share bathroom)

Today we visit the remains of Somerset, which was established by the Jardine Family as the Government outpost and Cattle Station. Spend some time at some secluded beaches, where we have previously sighted dugongs and sea turtles. This is a particularly scenic part of the Cape. We then head for Australia’s most northerly point, Cape York. The 30-minute walk to the point has lots of great views, also once we arrive it’s time to grab a drink and enjoy the afternoon over the Torres Strait.

  • Day 9 – CAPE YORK TO THURSDAY ISLAND & CAIRNS (BL)
    Flight from Horn Island to Cairns

For our last day, we take a boat cruise across the Torres Strait to Thursday Island and enjoy a guided tour around this small island that is part of Torres Strait culture and history. The island is situated between Cape York and Australia’s nearest neighbour New Guinea. We then take a short ferry ride to Horn Island, where you will also enjoy a short tour of the Island before being transferred to the Horn Island Airport for your flight back to Cairns, arriving at approximately 5.00pm. Transfer back to your Cairns CBD accommodation.