Face the far north wilderness on a 4WD safari Cape York Frontier. Visit Daintree National Park, Cooktown, Lakefield National Park and Thursday Island
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Your adventure begins along the scenic coastal route to the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Daintree rainforest. Cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and travel into the primeval jungle. Walk with your guide to experience the intriguing plants and animals of this wonderful region. Next is the rugged 4WD Bloomfield Track (conditions permitting). Cross the Bloomfield River near the Aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal. Lunch at the village of Ayton, namesake of Great Ayton, Captain Cook's boyhood home. On to visit the Lion's Den Hotel and eerie Black Mountain en route to historic Cooktown. Walk in the footsteps of Captain Cook and enjoy Grassy Hill's spectacular views on a tour of Cooktown.
Hotel: Sovereign Resort Hotel. L D
This morning travel through the agricultural district of Lakeland on your way to Quinkan Country near Laura. Climb 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. Explore Lakefield National Park, Queensland's second largest at 542,856 hectares. Waterlily covered billabongs wildlife and a great variety of birdlife makes for a memorable day before arriving at the century old Telegraph Station of Musgrave.
Hotel: Musgrave Roadhouse. B L D
This morning cross the Great Dividing Range to visit the old gold mining town of Coen. Cross the picturesque Archer River before heading to the west coast of the Peninsula to the bauxite mining town of Weipa.
Hotel: Albatross Bay Resort. B L
An opportunity this morning to learn about this remote mining town. Later travel via Batavia Downs to the Wenlock River, site of the historic Moreton Telegraph Office. Time for exploring, bushwalking, birdwatching or simply relaxing. Overnight at Moreton.
Hotel: Moreton Telegraph Office Permanent Tents. B L D
4WD adventure and fun today on the famous Telegraph Track through
Cape York's unique wilderness of gigantic termite mounds, crystal clear creeks, carnivorous pitcher plants and prehistoric cycads. Lunch at pristine Fruit Bat Falls and a great chance to swim in its cool spring-fed waters. Across the mighty Jardine River by cable ferry and on to the northern-most settlements on mainland Australia where we stay for two nights.
Hotel: Seisia Holiday Village,
2 nights. B L D
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! B L D
Say farewell this morning as you board your boat to cruise to Thursday Island, capital of the
Torres Strait Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the island. Later, transfer by ferry to Horn Island to board your aircraft to fly over the Great Barrier Reef to Cairns Airport ending your fascinating safari of adventure and discovery in Australia's far north. B