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11 Day Cape York Fly/Drive Camping Safari (NW)

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
11 Day Fly/Drive Camping Safari $4,559.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Price quoted is per person on a twin share basis a Single Supplement of $110 per person applies if booking as a solo traveller, single spaces not guaranteed, it is upon a request basis only. Prices valid for the 2017 Cape York season.

25% Deposit required at time of booking and full balance to be paid 60 days prior to departure, if booking less than 60 days prior to departure payment in full is required.

 

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

This company specialises in small group numbers (6 per vehicle) and seeing this remarkable region at at a more relaxed pace. Ideally you only travel for half a day and begin relaxing from lunch time onwards. This 11 day safari includes a one way flight and the guides are long term locals who really know the region. This is a camping tour but the tents are full size so you can stand up to full height in them and the beds are stretcher beds. The vehicles are specially designed so each seat is independent of other seats, this ensures you don't get movement disturbance from other passengers.

Your 11 Day Itinerary:

Day 1 -Collected from your accommodation and transferred to Cairns Airport to fly to the township of Bamega. Met at Bamega airport by your guide to go to your first campsite at Seisa. This same day you visit the 'Croc Tent' which is literally a tent housing tour information, souvenirs and local goods. A retail shop operating from a tent. You will visit the famous sign at 'The Tip' for your photo validating you were there. You will travel through woodlands, rainforest, deserted beaches and historical gravesites.(B,L,D)

Day 2 - A visit to both Thursday Island and Horn Island to gain an understanding of the pearl lugging history of the region and to take photos of the beautiful Torres Straits. Once again camping at Seisa at the same location. (B,L,D)

Day 3 -Visit the Fruit Bat Falls and Elliot Falls for a swim on your way to Bramwell Station which is considered the most northern cattle station in Australia. Staying this night at the stations campground. (B,L) Dinner at own expense at Bramwell Station.

Day 4 - Travel from Bramwell Station to the township of Weipa which is well known for its Bauxite mine, this night your campsite overlooks the sea. You can choose to pay for a tour of the local mine at your own expense. (B,L) Dinner is at your own expense with a personalised chef, this meal is partly subsidised by the tour company.

Day 5 -From Weipa to Iron Range National Park via Tozers Gap which is home to rare flaura and fauna species specific to the region which is the largest 'lowland' tropical rainforest existing in Australia. Your campiste is at Cooks Hut on the banks of Claudie River.

Day 6 - Iron Range National Park to the Batavia Gold Fields via World War 2 historical sites and on to Chuulangun homelands which is land owned by Australia's traditional custodians centred at the Wenlock and Pascoe Rivers. Your campsite tonight is on these traditional grounds (B.D). Lunch at own expense at the Portland Roads Locals Cafe.

Day 7 - Chuulangun homelands to the township of Coen which has a historical museum that is immensely popular for all visitors. Camping tonight on the banks of the Coen River which is a birdwatchers delight. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Coen to Kalpower through Lakefield National Park, this is the same route taken by the mailmen of yesterdays era. They did the mail run mounted on horses. The scenery remains the same, rich with billabongs and rivers teaming with native wildlife and home to amazing termite mounds. Your campsite is at Kalpower Bush Camp. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - From Kalpower to Cooktown via Battle Camp Road this road links the Old Laura Homestead which you get to visit and Cooktown. You also travel through a traditionally owned community by the name of Hopevale. You will see the railway line that once linked Cooktown to the Palmer River Goldfields and escarpments that offer up beautiful photo opportunities. Your campground is in the town off historical Cooktown. (B,L) Dinner at own expense, the group usually choose to dine together at the restuarant named 1770, yet there are many places to choose from.

Day 10 -Spend the morning exploring this amazing and beautiful historical town at your leisure then rejoin the group to head on to the Lions Den Pub/Hotel, travel a portion of the Bloomfield Track and visit the very beautiful Bloomfield Falls. This nights camping is just off to the side of the Bloomfield track and the dinner is a special home made meal with stories about the history of the track. (B,D) Lunch at own expense.

Day 11 - Your last day of tour is the biggest day, completing the Bloomfield track you have the option to do a croc spotting boat cruise on the Daintree River (at own expense), you will move on to Mossman Gorge to experience a privately guided tour by one of the local indigenous guides. From Mossman you head into Cairns along the beautiful coastal road to be dropped off at your hotel of choice.

2017 TOUR DEPARTURE DATES:

17th May

7th June

28th June

19th July

9th and 30th August

20th September

Tour Inclusions:- All camping equipment, stretcher beds, sleeping bags, 1 fresh towel, some meals, camping and National Park fees, Horn & Thursday Island tours and Mossman Gorge Aboriginal Tour.

Not Included:- Mine tour in Weipa, Daintree River Croc Cruise, local tours in Cooktown and some meals as noted in itinerary.

Cancellations Policy:-

50 Days prior to departure date, full refund less $100 cancellation fee.

45 Days prior to departure date, 25% cancellation fee.

40 Days or less prior to departure date - NO REFUND.

 







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