Experience the best of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree, with guided walks, lunch, entry into the Wildlife Habitat sanctuary, and a Daintree River cruise.
All about the 3 day Cape Tribulation Cooktown Wanderer
Spend 3 days exploring off road in far northern Queensland. Travel north through the tropical Daintree Rainforest, spending the night near beautiful Cape Tribulation, before arriving in Cooktown to enjoy the history of the town and the natural wonder of this region.
Cooktown is one of Australia’s most exciting new destinations and truly one of Australia’s great last frontiers between “outback” and modern Australia. Spend the night in the Daintree rainforest and then explore historical Cooktown. Breath taking views of North Queensland, one of Australias most scenic coastal drives Cape Tribulation Black Mountains Cooktown Rainforest and Outback of Far North Queensland Bloomfield 4wd only Track Daintree River cruise, Cape Tribulation Beach, 4WD Bloomfield Track, Daintree National Park, lunch at Aussie pub Lions Den Hotel, 1 night Cape Tribulation, 1 night Cooktown, Black Mountain, Grassy Hill Lookout, free time to explore
3 day Cape Tribulation Cooktown Wanderer Itinerary - 3 days
Cairns to Cape Tribulation
This morning you will be collected from your accommodation by our industry partner Billy Tea Bush Safaris.
Travel north along the scenic route to Mossman, lush farmland contrasts with seascape as we approach the majestic Daintree River.
A short morning tea break, then it's 'all aboard' for an informative one-hour river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendor 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 a panoramic view of World Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colors of the Coral Sea. Experience the rainforest intimately on our elevated National Park Boardwalk. Accurate interpretations of flora and fauna 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.
A delicious barbeque lunch with freshly prepared salads is served while you have the opportunity to hand feed a kangaroo and enjoy a cold drink from the bar.
Our tour does a little more. It takes us beyond Cape Tribulation along the 4WD Bloomfield Track to pristine Emmagen Creek and time for a refreshing rainforest stream swim. Seek fish and turtles in the creek, butterflies and exotic birds in the trees and indulge in a feast of tropical fruit, a complimentary glass of wine and a cup of traditional Billy Tea, 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 in Cape Tribulation where the remainder of the day and evening is at your leisure.
Cape Tribulation to Cooktown
This morning you will be collected from your accommodation by Adventure North Australia 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 along the way before arriving 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.
From Grassy Hill enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of Cooktown, the Endeavour River, and the Coral Sea. Have your camera ready!
Cooktown to Cairns/Port Douglas or Northern Beaches
Free Day to explore Cooktown or maybe take on the optional Aboriginal Rock Art Tour.
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 unspoiled beauty of the area, which remains much the same as when Captain Cook landed his stranded ship in 1770.
This afternoon depart Cooktown via the inland road, The Mulligan Highway, traveling through a diverse landscape of cattle stations and the Palmer River Gold mine region, which is the Outback of Far North Queensland.
Stop for dinner (at your own expense) before arriving back at your chosen accommodation in either Port Douglas or Cairns.
7:00 am ex Cairns, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas pick up from your accommodation, every Sunday, and Wednesday.
Cairns accommodation Hotels and Motels from 7.00am, Northern Beaches accommodation Hotels and Motels from 7.30am, Port Douglas accommodation Hotels and Motels from 8.00am
Airport pick up and drop offs are not included
Returns: 9:30 pm, drop off at your accommodation in Cairns, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas. Returns Tuesdays and Friday.
Except 14 April,11 June 2017, 25 December 2017 and 1 January 2018
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