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CCY8 - Cairns To Cape York.
8 Days, 7 Nights

Leaving Cairns we head north along Queensland's Great Ocean Road towards Daintree, where we will join the Daintree River Cruise for an hour of exploring the wilderness where crocodiles are often found. We then cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and make our way to the Daintree Ice Cream Company (own expense) and then onward to Cape Tribulation giving you an opportunity to explore coastal headland and long sandy beaches stopping to enjoy lunch before we journey through the World Heritage Rainforest to Mardja Boardwalk and enjoy an interpretive walk through the rainforest.

Overnight: Seaview Motel, COOKTOWN (DBB)

Today we 4WD along the Bloomfield Track enjoying many scenic spots including Bloomfield Falls and Cedar Bay National Park. We stop at the Lion's Den Pub - another classic Aussie Icon - and then continue our journey to Mysterious Black Mountain. In Cooktown we enjoy lunch before we spend the afternoon visiting Grassy Hill Lookout, the historic cemetery, the Captain Cook Museum - this is truly an amazing place - and the Cooktown Historical Gardens.

Overnight: Seaview Motel, COOKTOWN (DBB)

An early start from Cooktown as 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 Musgrave Station for an afternoon break.

We continue our journey to Coen for our overnight stay in guesthouse accommodation.

Overnight: Mrs Taylors Guesthouse, COEN (DBB)

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Travelling along part of the southern leg of the old Telegraph Track we come to the Archer River, one of the Cape's well known obstacles. Then continuing our adventure to one of Australia's most remote area's we head east exploring the Sir William Thompson Range and then crossing the Pascoe River, we head to 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 down to Lockhart River a unique aboriginal community situated on the ocean at Lloyd Bay.

Onwards further north, 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 Portland Road at Cape Weymouth on the beautiful Coral Sea for our overnight stay. Enjoy a pleasant evening at Portland House Cottages.

Overnight: Portland House, PORTLAND ROAD (DBB)

Leaving the ocean, we head inland through the National Park and onwards to more savannah land, country of the Cape; to Batavia Downs and heading north on the Telegraph Track to the Wenlock River, and continue further along the old Telegraph Track to arrive at Bramwell Station property for our overnight stay.

Overnight: Bramwell Station, BRAMWELL STATION (DBB)

Heading north along the old Telegraph line track we visit Elliot Falls and after crossing many creeks we arrive at the Cape's most famous river, the Jardine. Here we can enjoy another tranquil lunch site before crossing the crocodile infested stream by ferry.

We stay in air-conditioned cabins or tent cabins by the sea, in the most exotic setting you can imagine.

Overnight: Seisa Resort, SEISA (DBB)

The most northerly tip of the Australian continent, Cape York, is our destination. We celebrate with champagne before visiting the remains of Somerset, which was established by the Jardines as the government outpost for the Torres Strait. We 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, with lots to see and do. Later in the afternoon we return to our accommodation in Seisa.

Overnight: Seisa Resort, SEISA (DBB)

A change today from 4WD travelling as we take a boat cruise across the Torres Strait to Thursday Island and enjoy a guided tour around this small island. The island is situated between Cape York and New Guinea.

After lunch it's now time to rejoin our cruise to Horne Island for our return flight to Cairns.

Overnight: Hotel Cairns, CAIRNS (DBB)

This tour departs Wednesday at 7.30am from May to November when booked.

- 4WD air-conditioned deluxe transport
- All accommodation twin share private facilities
- All breakfasts & dinners (some lunches)
- Morning / afternoon teas
- All National Park entries
- All ferries and barges
- Cruise to Thursday Island
- Flight from Cairns to Horn Island or Horn Island to Cairns (one way only)
- Experienced driver guide

Prices: See our pricing guide.


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