13 Day Fly/Drive Cape York Safari with MV Trinity Bay

13 Day Fly/Drive Cape York Safari with MV Trinity Bay

Explore the Cape Tribulation, World Heritage Daintree National Park, Bloomfield Track, Cooktown..Camping safari with permanent camps and Air-Con 4WD Vehicle

Tour Highlights

  • World Heritage Daintree National Park
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Cooktown
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Musgrave Old telegraph Station
  • Weipa
  • Bramwell Station
  • Fruit Bat Falls
  • Cape York Most Northern Tip of Australia
  • MV Trinity Bay

Tour Info

Code WC-CPF13
Style
  • Camping
Duration 13 Days
Price From $3750
Departures

24 May 2016

07 June 2016

21 June 2016

05 July 2016

19 July 2016

02 August 2016

16 August 2016

30 August 2016

13 September 2016

27 September 2016

Vehicle 4WD
Suitability 7+ Years
Start Cairns @ Early Morning
Finish Cairns @ Evening

The cargo vessel MV Trinity Bay will depart Cairns at approx midday with passengers boarding at approx 10.30am (you make your own way to the wharf). Before departure passengers received a briefing from the purser.

The friendly crew will welcome you aboard the cargo vessel M.V. Trinity Bay and help you to settle in for your trip up the East Coast of Cape York, taking in the splendor of the Great Barrier Reef and tropical coastline. Great views, good food and friendly company will make an excellent start to your adventure.

Meals- (D)

A fascinating and relaxing sea passage following the Great Barrier Reef and isolated coast line in the footsteps of Captain Cook.

Meals -(BLD)

This morning you cruise through the Island studded straits to Horn and Thursday Island, where you have the opportunity to take informative guided bus tours of the islands (own expense).

Meals -(BLD)

Today the vessel travels back to the mainland of Australia to the jetty at Seisia, one of the communities in the Bamaga area to transfer cargo.

Today you depart Seisia for travel directly to Cairns. Departure time will depend on tides.

Meals -(BLD)

At sea today. Sit back and enjoy the company of your fellow passengers and crew whilst taking in the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef and coastline.

Meals -(BLD)

, Cairns

Arriving in Cairns today you'll disembark and bid farewell to what we're sure will have been the trip of a lifetime. Arrival time depends on conditions. No transfer to accommodation is included.

Accommodation at Queens Court hotel tonight.

Meals - (B)

Transfer from Queens Court to Cairns airport for your flight to Thursday Island. This flight provides spectacular views of the Coral Sea and The Great Barrier Reef and the uninhabited East Coast wilderness of Cape York Peninsula. On arrival at Thursday Island, 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.

This afternoon board your ferry to the mainland, where you will be met by your guide, who will take you to our permanent pre-erected base camp at Seisia.

Seisia is ideally located for our next few days, being in walking distance from the Seisia Wharf, a famous fishing spot.

Meals - (BD) (STL)

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.

Meals - (BD) (STL)

Southward bound, we cross the mighty Jardine River, stopping at Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Relax, swim and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall.

Travelling along part of the Old Telegraph Track, before we make our way to our permanent campsite at a 'true blue, aussie' cattle station, Bramwell Station.

Meals - (BD) (ST)

A southerly run through the wilderness with all its varied landscapes to cross the Wenlock River. We head for the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria and our permanent camp site at Weipa, with its view over Albatross Bay.

This afternoon there will be the opportunity of a tour of the largest bauxite mine in the world (own expense).

Meals - (BD) (STL)

We continue south, stopping off at the picturesque Archer River, then on to the historic frontier gold town of Coen. The afternoon finds us arriving at our permanent campsite at the Old Musgrave Telegraph Station.

Meals - (BD) (ST)

, Lakefield NP, Cooktown

After an early start, we head east towards Princess Charlotte Bay where we traverse the entire length of 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.

Travelling southwards, we continue on to Old Laura Homestead and then cross the Battle Camp Range. This afternoon we explore the old gold port of Cooktown, where we visit Captain Cooks Landing, before settling in to our accommodation in Cooktown - ensuite facilities.

Meals - (BLD)

The final exciting day has, unfortunately, arrived, but before returning to Cairns, we make our way south passing the mysterious Black Mountain and the historic Lions Den Hotel. Traversing the jungle shrouded Bloomfield Track (Road conditions permitted) we see where the 'rainforest meets the reef' at Cape Tribulation.

We travel through the splendor of a World Heritage listed rainforest. A scenic drive along the Marlin Coast back to Cairns is a perfect way to complete your tour.

Meals -(BL)

(STL)

 

Inclusions

  • Meals as Indicated
  • Air-Con 4WD Vehicle
  • All Tours as per Itinerary
  • 5 nights camping in pre-erected tents
  • 1 night accommodation – ensuite facilities
  • 1 night accommodation (ensuite) in Cairns at the Queens Court hotel
  • 5 nights aboard the MV Trinity Bay in a twin share cabin (shared facilities)

Exclusions

  • All soft and alcohol drinks, Optional tours , Items of a personal nature

What To Bring

  • Comfortable and Casual Clothing.  It is possible to wash clothes periodically.
  • Footwear with ankle support and good grip soles 
  • Swimwear and insect repellent. 
  • Personal toiletries 
  • Medication. 
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen. 
  • Towel 
  • Pillow
  • Binoculars & camera

Note

  • Reverse tour is also available 
  • Safaris are not suitable for children under 7 years. But We have carried many children who have had exciting and enriching experiences with their parents. 
  • Early season (May/June) tends to be the most adventurous time. late season (September/October) the weather is more settled. The most popular time is June, July and August
  •  A maximum weight limit of 10kg per person