7 Day Cape York Frontier Tour from Cape York

7 Day Cape York Frontier Tour from Cape York

Face the far north coast on AAT Kings' 7 day 4WD safari Cape York Frontier. See Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Lakefield National Park, Weipa & Thursday Island

Tour Highlights

  • Tour Thursday Island
  • The top of Australia Cape York!
  • Lockerbie Scrub
  • Historic Moreton Telegraph Office
  • old gold mining town of Coen
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Ancient Aboriginal rock art
  • Travel the Bloomfield Track
  • Experience the Daintree

Tour Info

Code AK-QYC
Style
  • Explorer Tour
Duration 7 Days
Price From $
Departures
Vehicle Luxury Coach
Suitability Open Age
Start Cairns @ Morning
Finish Cairns @ Early evening

: Bamaga

Your adventure begins when you board your aircraft to fly over the Great Barrier Reef to Horn Island. Transfer by ferry to Thursday Island, commercial and administration hub of the Torres Strait Islands . Time now to enjoy a guided tour of the island. After lunch we transfer by ferry to the northern-most settlements of mainland Australia where we stay for two nights.

Hotel: Seisia Holiday Village, 2 nights. 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

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 pristine Fruit Bat Falls, a great chance to swim it its cool spring-fed waters. Continue on to the Wenlock River where we overnight in Moreton's delightful permanent tent safari camp.

Hotel: Tented cabins with linen provided, share facilities, Moreton. B L D

This morning time for exploring, bushwalking, birdwatching or simply relaxing. Later we travel through Batavia Downs as we head for the east 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.

Hotel: Albatross Bay Resort, Weipa. B L

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.

Hotel: Musgrave, share facilities. B L D

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.

Hotel: Sovereign Resort Hotel. B L D

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 for lunch 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. B L

Inclusions

Transportation

  • Tour by unique purpose built 4WD air-conditioned vehicle, Australia wide communications, panoramic windows (maximum 13 passengers)
  • Professionally Guided - Tour with an experienced, professional Safari Leader

Plus

  • Flight from Horn Island to Cairns included whilst on tour

Dining Inclusions

  • Breakfasts (6) B
  • Lunches (6) L
  • Dinners (5) D

Accommodation

  • Hotel, lodge and tented cabin style accommodation in remote locations