Visit the world's oldest continually surviving tropical rainforests More Info

15 Day Drive and Camping Safari (NW)

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
15 Day 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.

Rates are valid for travel in 2017.

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 15 day safari starts and ends in Cairns, your group remains with the same guides the whole time who 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 15 Day Itinerary:

Day 1 - Pick up from your Cairns hotel and travelling on to the Palmer River Roadhouse to view the small museum which showcases the 1872 Gold Rush history. Drive by the Quinkan Rock Art site and on to your first bush camp on the banks of the Hann River. (D) Lunch at own cost at Palmer River.


Day 2 - Travel along sections of the Telegraph Track and learn about a local 'legend'....a female trucker named 'Tools'. This nights camp is on the banks of the Archer River. (B,L,D).


Day 3 - This day provides 2 x sandy river crossings at Archer and Wenlock Rivers, see amazing giant termite mounds and the nights camp is at the Morton Telegraph Station. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Crossing the crocodile inhabited Jardine River (by ferry this time) and enjoy a beautiful swim at Fruit Bat Falls. Tonights camp is at Seisa which is a Torres Straight Islander Community. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Today 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. Lunch is at Somerset beach whilst gazing over the incredible Torres Straight. This special location is home to historical grave sites. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - 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 7 -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 8 - 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 9 -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. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - 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 11 - 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 12 - 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 13 - 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 14 -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 15 - 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.

Inclusions: Air Fare (Cairns to Bamega), all camping equipment, sleeping bag, 1 x towel, most meals, camp fees, National Park Fees, Horn & Thursday Island Tour & Mossman Gorge Aboriginal Tour.

Additional Costs: Some meals as mentioned, optional museum tour in Cooktown, optional Mine tour in Weipa & optional Daintree River Croc Spotting Cruise.

2017 TOUR DEPARTURE DATES:

13th May

3rd June

24th June

15th July

5 and 26th August

16 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.

 

 

 







Cairns Web Design by RJ New Designs