7 day Permanent camp tour - 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.4 nights camping in permanent camps and 2 night accommodation (ensuite) Thursday Island, Cape York, Somerset, Fruit Bat Falls, Bramwell Station..
|Vehicle||Air-Con 4WD Vehicle|
|Start||Cairns @ 07.00 am|
|Finish||Cairns @ 04.30 pm|
Transfer from selected Cairns accommodation to Cairns airport for your flight to Thursday Island. This flight provides views of the Coral Sea and The Great Barrier Reef and the uninhabited East Coast wilderness of Cape York Peninsula.
On arrival at Thursday Island, you will be taken on a informative guided bus tour of the island and its picturesque harbour, once home to the romantic pearl lugger fleet.
Late afternoon ferry transfer to the mainland, where you will be met by your guide, who will take you to your permanent pre-erected base camp at Seisia.
Seisia is ideally located for our next few days, being in walking distance from the Seisia Wharf, and a famous fishing spot
MEAL - (D)
B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner
T = Toilet S = Shower L = Laundry Bc = Bush Camp
An unforgettable day! Stand at the very top of mainland Australia. We then visit Somerset (road conditions permitted), once home of the legendary Jardine family and government outpost established in 1864.
We have lunch on the palm fringed Anchorage Beach, which overlooks the Albany Passage. A walk on the beach will complete your day before returning to camp.
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Southward bound, we cross the mighty Jardine River, stopping at Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Relax, swim and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall.
Travelling along part of the Old Telegraph Track, stopping off at "Fruitbat Falls", before making our way to a 'true blue, aussie' cattle station, Bramwell Station (permanent camp).
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A southerly run through the wilderness with all its varied landscapes to cross the Wenlock River. We head for the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria and our overnight stop at Weipa, with its view over Albatross Bay.
This afternoon there will be the opportunity of a tour of the largest bauxite mine in the world or a Wildlife Eco River Cruise (own expense). Our accommodation tonight is at the Heritage Motel - ensuite facilities.
MEAL - (BD)
We continue south, stopping off at the picturesque Archer River, then on to the historic frontier gold town of Coen. The afternoon finds us arriving at our permanent pre-erected camp site at Old Musgrave Telegraph Station.
MEAL - (BLD)
After an early start, we head east towards Princess Charlotte Bay where we traverse the entire length of 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.
Travelling southwards, we continue on to Old Laura Homestead and then cross the Battle Camp Range.
This afternoon we explore the old gold port of Cooktown, where we visit Captain Cooks Landing, before settling in to our accommodation in Cooktown - ensuite facilities.
MEAL - (BLD)
The final exciting day has, unfortunately, arrived, but before returning to Cairns, we make our way south passing the mysterious Black Mountain and the historic Lions Den Hotel.
Traversing the jungle shrouded Bloomfield Track (road conditions permitted) we see where the 'rainforest meets the reef' at Cape Tribulation. We travel through the splendor of a World Heritage listed rainforest.
A scenic drive along the Marlin Coast is a perfect way to complete your tour. Arriving late afternoon in Cairns, where you will be taken to your accommodation (selected Cairns accommodation).
Operation is pleased to offer high quality camp beds for hire. At a cost of only $6.00 per night to a maximum of $36.00 per tour you can sleep safe and sound in absolute comfort. Camp bed hire is available on all camping tours . Available for hire on all camping safaris.
Sleeping Bags$15.00 for the entire safari
Sheet$5.00 for the entire safari
Pillows$5.00 for the entire safari
Sole Use of Tent$100.00 for the entire safari
Camp Beds$6.00 per day, with a maximum of $36.00