Witness Australia's World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown and more during this 3-day hotel accommodated tour starting in Cairns or port Douglas.
Departs Every Wed, Sun
Cairns @ 7 am
|Finish||Cairns @ 9.30 pm|
This morning you will be collected from your accommodation at approximately 7.00am Cairns Area, 7.20am Northern Beaches and 8.20am for Port Douglas. Travel north along the scenic Kennedy Highway viewing spectacular views of the coast line and Coral Sea, through lush farmland contrasts with seascape as we approach the majestic Daintree River. A short morning tea break, then its 'all aboard' for an informative one hour river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendour only the Daintree can offer as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and wildlife, this is nature at its best!
We ascend the Alexandra Range and pause for spectacular panoramic view of World Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea, great photographic opportunities. Experience the rainforest intimately on our elevated National Park Boardwalk, with your accredited guide whilst learning accurate interpretations of flora and fauna and amazing history of this ancient rainforest. You will be given with ample time for photographs and questions as we search for the elusive, rare and totally unique Southern Cassowary and other wildlife species within this particular habitat. Enjoy a delicious gourmet barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads is served in a wonderful rainforest restaurant, while you have the opportunity to hand feed a kangaroo, meet 'Boris' the saltwater crocodile and enjoy a cold drink from the bar at Lync Haven animal refuge.
Our tour does a little more. It takes us beyond Cape Tribulation along the 4WD Bloomfield Track to pristine Emmagen Creek where you have time to enjoy a refreshing rainforest stream swim, in the heart of World Heritage Rainforest. Seek fish and turtles in the creek, butterflies and exotic birds in the trees and indulge in a feast of exotic tropical fruit, a complimentary glass of wine and a cup of traditional Billy Tea and enjoy Australian Traditional damper, all of which enhance the tranquil surroundings. At Cape Tribulation Beach there is a little time to swim in the Coral Sea (seasonal) or stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers' platform overlooking the mountains and coast where the 'Rainforest meets the Reef'. You will be taken to your overnight accommodation. Twin room private facilities
Pickup at 10am approx. A leisurely breakfast this morning before being collected from your accommodation where your journey will continue to Cooktown-The Last Frontier of North Queensland. The 4WD only Bloomfield Track allows you to travel through the heart of this World Heritage Listed area providing incredible glimpses of Australia hard to imagine. Travel over rugged mountain ranges and river crossings. Look for crocodiles and other Australian wildlife and fauna. We stop for lunch at the Lions Den Hotel, one of North Queensland's oldest running bush pubs (est. 1875). Visit the mysterious Black Mountains steeped in Aboriginal legend before arriving mid afternoon in Cooktown. Enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of Cooktown and the Endeavour River from Grassy Hill-another photo opportunity. Transfer to your overnight accommodation, twin room private facilities.
Meals: B, L
Enjoy the day to explore Cooktown. Visit the World Class James Cook Museum or stroll along the shores of the Endeavour River. The main street has a charm and historical atmosphere, which still prevails. You can experience the unspoilt beauty of the area, which remains much the same as when Captain Cook knew it in 1770.
This afternoon depart Cooktown via the inland road, Mulligan Highway, the Outback of Far North Queensland as we follow the backbone of Australia, the Great Dividing Range. Travel through cattle and goldfield country. Evening meal break, (optional) at a typical Queenslander pub in Mt Molloy.
Your tour comes to close as you are transferred to your accommodation approx 9.30pm.
Minimum of 4 Passengers
$20 fuel levy payable direct to the driver on day 2