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

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

The Cape York "Frontier" is a 7 day fly/drive 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

  • World Heritage Daintree Rainforest
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Black Mountain
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Musgrave, Coen & Archer River
  • Thursday Island
  • Great Barrier Reef flight

Tour Info

Code WC-CY07SA
Style
  • Hotel Accommodated
Duration 7 Days
Price From $3195
Departures

Selected Days

Months

Days

May

31

Jun

14, 28

Jul

12, 26

Aug

09, 23

Sep

06, 20

Oct

04, 18

Vehicle Mini Bus / Ferry / Flight
Suitability 7+ Years
Start Cairns @ 07.00 am
Finish Cairns @ 05.00 pm

This morning make your own way to Cairns Domestic Airport. Your adventure begins when you board your aircraft to fly over the Great Barrier Reef to Horn Island. Transfer by ferry to Thursday Island, capital of the Torres Strait Islands. Time now to enjoy a guided tour of the island (included). After lunch (own expense today) transfer by ferry to the northern-most settlements of mainland Australia where we stay for two nights.

Meal - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A fascinating visit to the beautiful "Lockerbie Scrub", an isolated pocket of monsoon rainforest, on our way to historic Somerset on Albany passage where you can ponder the past, our explorers, pioneers and the Cape's traditional owners. Now, an emotional walk to the very top of Australia - CAPE YORK!

Meal - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Across the mighty Jardine River we travel through Cape York's unique wilderness of gigantic termite mounds, crystal clear creeks, carnivorous pitcher plants and prehistoric cycads. Visit picturesque Fruit Bat Falls, a great chance to swim it its pristine spring-fed waters. Continue on to the Wenlock River where we overnight in Moreton's delightful permanent tent safari camp

Meal - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning time for exploring, bushwalking, birdwatching or simply relaxing. Later we travel through Batavia Downs as we head for the west coast of the Peninsula and Weipa, our overnight stop. An opportunity to learn about this bauxite mining town this afternoon. Dinner is your own expense this evening.

Meal - Breakfast, Lunch

Meet some locals at classic outposts today. Cross the picturesque Archer River on the way to the old gold mining town of Coen. Later we arrive at Musgrave, the century old Telegraph Station and now working cattle station, our overnight stop.

Meal - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore Lakefield National Park, Queensland's second largest at 537,000 hectares (1.25 million acres). Waterlily covered billabongs, wildlife and a great variety of birdlife makes for a memorable morning. We then enter "Quinkan Country" near Laura. Here we climb (suitable footwear and reasonable fitness required) the sandstone escarpment at Split Rock to view ancient Aboriginal rock art, dated in excess of 13,000 years old, depicting traditional activities and culture. Travel through the agricultural district of Lakeland on our way to Cooktown, our overnight stop.

Meal - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Walk where Captain Cook walked and enjoy the spectacular views from atop Grassy Hill on a tour of Cooktown. Leaving Cooktown we visit the quaint Lion's Den Hotel before crossing the Bloomfield River near the Aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal. 4WD action on the rugged Bloomfield Track (weather permitting). We travel on gravel roads, cross beautiful rainforest creeks and are afforded the most spectacular views from the steep climbs and descents travelling on into the primeval jungle. Here you'll walk with your guide to experience some of the intriguing plants and animals of this wonderful region. Further south we cross the Daintree River on a cable ferry. Now we return to Port Douglas and Cairns ending your fascinating safari of adventure and discovery in Australia's far north.

Meal - Breakfast, Lunch

Note

  • Departs from Cairns Domestic Airport
  • 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.
  • Cairns to  Darwin  tour is also available (Jun - 02)
  • 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
  • A maximum weight limit of 10kg per person

Inclusions

  • 6 nights accommodation · Meals as coded · Cruise to or from Thursday Island · Tour of Thursday Island · Flight between Cairns and Horn Island

Exclusions

  • Alcohol or soft drinks, tours and activities specified as "optional" in the itinerary
  • Sleeping bags for camping safari (available for hire $25).
  • On Accommodated Safaris in remote areas most of the comforts and facilities of home are not available ... please do not expect them - this is the outback.

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