Cape York Tour – 7 day Drive / Fly Tours departure points & times
• 7:00AM – Queens Court Hotel
• 6:55AM – Novotel Oasis Resort
• 6:40AM – First City Caravilla Caravan park
• 6:30AM – BIG 4, Cairns Coconut Caravan Park
ITINERARY Legend; B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
- Day 1 – Cairns to Cooktown (LD)
After an early morning pick up from selected Cairns accommodation your adventure begins. Travelling north along the scenic Captain Cook Highway, through the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef. Then making our way along the jungle shrouded Bloomfield Track (road conditions permitted), stopping off at the unique Lion’s Den Hotel, and the mysterious Black Mountain, arriving at the old gold port of Cooktown, where we visit Captain Cooks Landing, before settling in our accommodation.
- Day 2 – Cooktown to Lakefield NP & Musgrave (BLD)
Heading west into the outback, we visit Split Rock, Aboriginal Rock Art. Then travel on to explore Lakefield National Park (road conditions permitted), a haven for the many birds and animals native to this area. Lagoons, billabongs, and wide river lakes are home to both fresh and saltwater crocodiles. The afternoon finds us arriving at our overnight accommodation at The Old Musgrave telegraph station.
- Day 3 – Musgrave, Coen, Archer River & Weipa (BLD)
This morning, we continue north stopping off at the historic frontier gold town of Coen and the picturesque Archer River, before making our way to the bauxite-mining town of Weipa. Enjoy the spectacular sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria.
- Day 4 – Weipa, Wenlock River, Bramwell Station (BD)
This morning you have the option to join a Wildlife Eco River Cruise (own expense). After lunch, we head for our overnight accommodation with ensuite facilities at a ‘true blue’ Aussie cattle station, Bramwell Station.
- Day 5 – Bramwell, Fruit Bat Falls & Cape York (BLD)
After an early start, we head north travelling along part of the Old Telegraph Track to arrive at Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Relax, swim, and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall. Then northwards across the Jardine River, to arrive at Cape York! We will be staying at Seisia. Seisia is ideally located for our next few days, being in walking distance from the Seisia Wharf, the departure point for the ferry to Thursday Island and a famous fishing spot. Our accommodation is at Seisia Holiday Park.
- Day 6 – Cape York, Somerset (BLD)
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. We have lunch on palm fringed Anchorage Beach which overlooks the Albany Passage. A walk on the beach completes your day before returning to Seisia.
- Day 7 – Cape York, Thursday Island, Cairns (B)
An early morning departure as you cruise through island studded straits to explore our northern community, Thursday Island. Here you will be taken on an informative guided bus tour of the island and its picturesque Harbour, once home to the romantic pearl lugger fleet. Then board your plane at Horn Island for your flight back to Cairns. Arriving late afternoon in Cairns your tour finishes with a drop off to selected Cairns hotel accommodation or caravan parks.
OPTIONAL EXTRA DAY – HORN ISLAND TO CAIRNS (D, BL) – Enquire for price – does not include transfer from airport to accommodation
*For those interested in WWII history, you will have the option to stay an extra day at Horn Island. Dinner included on day 7. This day includes a tour of Horn Island, entry to the Torres Strait Heritage Museum. You will stay the night at the Gateway Torres Strait Resort at Horn Island. Late afternoon you board your plane at Horn Island for your flight back to Cairns.