7 Day The Cape York - Frontier Accommodated Safari ( Drive/Fly )

7 Day The Cape York - Frontier Accommodated Safari ( Drive/Fly )

The Cape York "Frontier" is a 7 day drive/fly accommodated safari that explores one of Australia's last great wilderness regions - a land of history and ancient culture, crystal clear spring-fed creeks, huge termite mounds, and a vast and amazing variety of natural landscapes.

Tour Highlights

  • Cape Tribulation
  • World Heritage Daintree National Park
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Cooktown
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Split Rock, Aboriginal Rock Art
  • Musgrave Telegraph Station
  • Weipa
  • Bramwell Station
  • Fruit Bat Falls
  • Thursday Island
  • Cape York Most Northern Tip of Australia

Tour Info

Code WC-CY07NA
Style
  • Hotel Accommodated
Duration 7 Days
Price From $3995
Departures

Selected days

18 August 2017 - Limited seats

26 August 2017 - Limited seats

01 September 2017 - Limited seats

23 September 2017

19 May 2018

02 June 2018

16 June 2018

14 July 2018

28 July 2018

25 August 2018

08 September 2018

22 September 2018

Vehicle Mini Bus / Ferry / Flight
Suitability 7+ Years
Start Cairns @ 07.00 am
Finish Cairns @ 05.30 pm

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 with ensuite facilities.

Meals - (LD)

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. (Limited rooms with ensuite facilities available, once full rooms with shared bathroom facilities will be used.)

Meals - (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. Our accommodation with ensuite facilities tonight is at the Albatross Bay Resort.

Meals - (BLD)

This morning you may wish to take an informative tour of the Weipa mining operation or 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.

Meals - (BD)

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 at Seisia Holiday Park are cottages with ensuite facilities.

Meals - (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.

Meals - (BLD)

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 a scenic flight back to Cairns. Arriving late afternoon in Cairns your tour finishes with a drop off to selected Cairns hotel accommodation or caravan parks.

Meals - (B)

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 a scenic flight back to Cairns. ETA to be advised.

(Optional day cost $ 285.00 per person twin share, single $ 385.00, and does not include transfer from Cairns airport to accommodation and needs to be organized at the time of booking.)

Meals- (D, BL)

 

Note

  • We pick up from the following locations: Cairns Queens Court, Novotel Oasis Resort, Coconut Caravan Park and First City Caravilla Caravan Park.
  • Pick up times for the Drive / Fly options are between 06.30am and 07.30am and drop off is between 5pm and 6pm.
  • Due to limited accommodation in remote areas of northern Australia we may have to use alternative accommodation of a similar standard from time to time.
  • The operator reserves the right to alter the itinerary & location of accommodation if necessitated.
  • This tour operates with a minimum of 6 passengers and a maximum of 13 passengers.
  • Flight times to be confirmed. Guests are to make their own way to the airport
  • 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

Inclusions

  • All restaurant breakfasts and dinners
  • Meals as indicated
  • Air-Conditioned 4WD vehicle
  • All tours as per itinerary
  • Flight Cairns to Horn Island
  • 6 nights accommodation - ensuite facilities

Excluded

  • Alcohol or soft drinks, tours and activities specified as "optional" in the itinerary
  • Optional Activities.

Pick-up and Drop-off Drive / Fly Itinerary

It is on request check when you make booking. 

  • Departs:Hotels in Cairns / Beaches / Port Douglas from 7:00am
  • Returns:Cairns Qantas Domestic Airport at approximately 5:30pm - flight times to be confirmed. The safari terminates at the airport.

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