Cooktown Day Tour from Cairns – Fly/Drive via the Mulligan Highway

$556.00

ADN

This Cooktown Tour operates on selected dates between May – November 2022.

Enjoy a stunning coastal scenic flight from Cairns to Cooktown; catching glimpses of the Coral Sea, World Heritage Rainforest and rugged coastline. Arrive and explore historic Cooktown with comprehensive commentary from our driver guide as you visit the town’s iconic locations. Enjoy a return coach journey via the Mulligan Highway, seeing the distinct difference between the two bordering environments of the Coastal Rainforest and Outback.

Touring with a maximum 16 passengers.

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Adult $556.00
Child $501.00
Family $2,113.00
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Rates are valid until 30th November 2022.  Child Rate:  4-14yrs.  Family rate: 2 adults & 2 children.

Physical Fitness & Mobility required 

A general level of  mobility & fitness is required to join this tour. The 4WD Coach used for our Cooktown Tour has several steps on entry and passengers will need to board and disembark from the vehicle several times through out the day. Walks included are all considered easy and are less than 1klm in length. The terrain through out this tour features uneven surfaces and step hills and is not suitable for mobility impaired guests.

Enjoy a stunning coastal scenic flight from Cairns to Cooktown; catching glimpses of the Coral Sea, World Heritage Rainforest and rugged coastline. Arrive and explore historic Cooktown with comprehensive commentary from our driver guide as you visit the town’s iconic locations. Enjoy a return coach journey via the Mulligan Highway, seeing the distinct difference between the two bordering environments of the Coastal Rainforest and Outback. Touring with a maximum 16 passengers.

2022 Departure Dates:

May – 6th, 10th, 13th, 17th, 24th & 31st

June – 3rd, 14th & 28th

July – 5th, 12th & 26th

August – 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd

September – 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th

October – 4th, 7th, 11th, 14th, 18th, 21st, 25th & 28th

November – 1st, 4th, 8th, 11th, 15th, 18th, 22nd, 25th & 29th

Cooktown Tour Inclusions:

  • Experienced driver/guide
  • Scenic flight over the Coral Sea
  • Driver/guided tour of Cooktown including Grassy Hill
  • Heritage listed Cooktown Cemetery
  • James Cook Museum
  • Cooktown Botanic Gardens
  • Black Mountain
  • Return journey via the Mulligan Highway
  • Make your own way to Hinterland Aviation [7 Tom McDonald Drive, Cairns] for your flight to Cooktown.

Enjoy a scenic flight over the same waters that Captain Cook sailed through in 1770. Marvel at the views of the Coral Sea, catch glimpses of the Great Barrier Reef, rugged coastline, World Heritage rainforest and mountains.

Our driver/guide will meet you at Cooktown’s airport then our first stop is Grassy Hill. Enjoy the beautiful views of Cooktown and surrounds; it was from here Captain Cook surveyed his route through the Great Barrier Reef.

We then make our way to the quaint township of Cooktown for a guided walk of the Esplanade and its many points of interest including Reconciliation Rocks – where the first act of reconciliation between Aboriginal people and Europeans happened.

We then visit the James Cook Museum, see an original anchor and cannon from Cook’s HMB Endeavour amongst many other interesting exhibits.
After lunch, explore the Heritage Listed Cooktown Botanic Gardens on a guided walk – see living plant specimens collected by Daniel Solander and Joseph Banks in 1770.

Travelling the Mulligan Highway, we stop briefly at Black Mountain, Byerstown Range Lookout & the Palmer River Roadhouse. The outback landscape is dotted with termite mounds and many different eucalypt species. Keep an eye out for livestock that graze along the roadside before we return you to your accommodation.

  • RETURN TIMES – Cairns 7:15pm ~ Northern Beaches 6:45pm ~ Port Douglas 6pm