Cape York Frontier 7 Day Guided Holiday from Cape York to Cairns Fly/Drive

Cape York Frontier 7 Day Guided Holiday from Cape York to Cairns Fly/Drive - TouringFace the far north coast on a 7 day 4WD safari Cape York Frontier. See Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Lakefield National Park, Weipa & Thursday Island. This tour is small enough for a more intimate experience, but large enough to meet plenty of other like-minded travellers.

Your safari begins along the scenic coastal route to the World Heritage listed Daintree rainforest, encountering intriguing flora and fauna of the region. Walk in the footsteps of Captain Cook, taking in the views of Cooktown. You'll visit the mining town of Weipa, before staying at true blue Aussie cattle station, Bramwell Station. Cape York is full of adventure and fun, with gigantic termite mounds, crystal clear creeks, prehistoric plant life to explore before it’s time to bid a fond farewell from this fascinating region from Cairns.

Day 1: Cairns - Thursday Island - Cape York

This morning you are transferred from your selected Cairns pre- tour accommodation to Cairns 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 bus 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.

Hotel: Seisia Holiday Village, 2 nights
Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Cape York

An unforgettable day! Stand at the very top of mainland Australia. We then visit Somerset (road conditions permitted), once the 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 Seisia.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Bramwell

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, before we make our way to a true blue Aussie cattle station, Bramwell Station.

Hotel: Bramwell Cattle Station
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Weipa

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 Wildlife Eco River Cruise (own expense).

Hotel: Albatross Bay Resort
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Musgrave

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 overnight accommodation at the Old Musgrave Telegraph Station.

Hotel: Musgrave Roadhouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Lakefield National Park

Explore Lakefield National Park, Queensland’s second largest at 543,000 hectares (1.34 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; uneven surfaces) the sandstone escarpment at Split Rock to view ancient Aboriginal rock art, dated more than 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
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Cooktown to Cairns

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 splendour of a World Heritage listed rainforest. A scenic drive along the Marlin Coast back to Cairns is a perfect way to complete your tour.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour Includes

Quality accommodation
Experienced Tour Leader
Travel by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
Small group experience with maximum 24 guests
Flight between Horn Island & Cairns

Departs

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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2020 - 2021 season. The 2020 - 2021 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021. The 2021 - 2022 season rates commence on the 1st April 2021.






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