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*7 Day Cape York Tour - Budget or Accommodated - Fly/Drive (HT)

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
7 Day Cape York Safari - Fly/Drive - Budget Accommodated (HT) $3,199.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
7 Day Cape York Safari - Fly/Drive - Accommodated (HT) $3,450.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Rates are based on twin share.  Extra charge will apply for single supplement.  Budget Accommodated - $480pp.  Accommodated - $780pp.

Day 8 Optional Addon - Horn Island (D,BL) - Cost: $285.00 per person on twin share basis, $385.00 for sole use.

Rates are valid for travel in 2017.

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

Join us on our 7 Day Cape York Safari - Fly/Drive with the choice of budget or standard accommodation.  The "budget accommodated" option provides 2 nights with ensuite facilities and 4 nights with shared bathrooms.  The "accommodated" option, provides all 6 nights with ensuite facilities.

You will board your aircraft in Cairns for a memorbale flight over the Great Barrier Reef and uninhabitated East Coast wilderness of the Cape York Peninsula and fly to Thursday Island. Upon arrival you will enjoy an informative guided bus tour of the Island before you board your ferry to the mainland.

Your 4WD journey will show you amazing scenery, wilderness and outback QLD. Highlights include Fruit Bat Falls, Bramwell Cattle Station, Weipa, Musgrave Telegraph Station, Cooktown and Cape tribulation.

Please note this tour takes a maximum of 25 passengers.

 

Departure Dates 2017

22nd May, 5th June, 19th June, 3rd July, 17th July, 31st July, 14th Aug, 28th Aug, 11th Sep, 25th Sep,

9th Oct

 

Departure Dates 2018 (prices and terms/conditions are subject to change)

21 May, 31 May, 4 June, 14 June, 18 June, 28 June, 2 July, 12 July, 16 july, 26 July, 30 July, 9 Aug, 13 Aug, 23 Aug, 27 Aug, 6 Sep, 10 Sep, 20 Sep, 24 Sep, 8 Oct

 

Trip Highlights

  • Cape Tribulation
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Cooktown
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Musgrave Old Telegraph Station
  • Weipa
  • Fruit Bat Falls
  • Cape York - Most Northern Tip of Australia
  • Thursday Island

Trip Includes

  • Meals as Indicated
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Air-Con 4WD Vehicle
  • All Tours as per Itinerary
  • Flight 

 

EXTRA DAY ADD ON - Optional Extra - $285pp (twin share)

  • You will have the option to start your holiday a day earlier. An early morning scenic flight will take you to Horn Island. This day includes a tour of Horn Island, entry to the Torres Strait Heritage Museum.

    You will stay the night at the Gateway Torres Strait Resort at Horn Island. The next day you take the ferry to Thursday Island and start day 1 of the tour.

 

Day 1 - Cairns to Thursday Island to Cape Cape York (D)

Transfer to Cairns airport for your flight to Thursday Island. This flight provides spectacular 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 an 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 Seisia. Seisia is ideally located for our next few days, being in walking distance from the Seisia Wharf, a famous fishing spot. Our accommodation is at Seisa for the next two nights..

Day 2 - Cape York to Sommerset (BLD)

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.

Day 3 - Cape York - Fruit Bat Falls - Bramwell Station (BLD)

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.

Day 4 - Bramwell - Weipa (BL)

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 (own expense). Our accommodation tonight is at the Heritage Resort.

Day 5 - Weipa - Musgrave (BLD)

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.

Day 6 - Musgrave - Lakefield - Cooktown (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).

An amalgamation of 3 huge cattle stations, now 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.

Visit Captain Cooks Landing and Grassy Hill Lookout. Overnight accommodation in Cooktown.

Day 7 - Cooktown - Cape Trib - Cairns (BL)

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 safari. Arriving late afternoon in Cairns.

 

B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

Luggage restrictions apply. Please contact us for full terms and conditions.

 

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Cancellation Fees
  • Bookings cancelled more than 60 days prior to departure – loss of deposit.
  • Cancellation between 60-48 days – 25% of fare forfeited.
  • Cancellation between 48-21 days – 50% of fare forfeited.
  • Cancellation less than 21 days – full fare forfeited.



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