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*8 Day Cape York Tour - Camping - Fly/Drive or Drive/Fly (OT)

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
(OT) 8 Day Cape York Tour Fly/Drive Camping - Twin Share (May, Sep, Oct) $2,855.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
(OT) 8 Day Cape York Tour Fly/Drive Camping - Twin Share (June, July, Aug) $3,050.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
(OT) 8 Day Cape York Tour Drive/Fly Camping - Twin Share (May) $2,765.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A

If you are a single traveller there is a $160 supplement for sole use of the tent on Fly/Drive option, or $95 on the Drive/Fly option. Please enquire.

Rates are valid for travel in 2018.

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

Be a part of this relaxed and exciting Cape York Tour exploring Northern QLD's wilderness by 4WD.  Your flight from Cairns to Horn Island will provide a unique aerial overview of this vast region, bringing new appreciation for the rich geology and unique flora and fauna. Relax every evening around an open campfire and enjoy sleeping under the stars. We provide high profile Dome Tents, with sewn in floor and high density foam mattresses. Highlights of this tour include Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Lakefield National Park, Musgrave Station, Fruit Bat Falls, Thursday island and Horn Island.  This tour travels with a driver guide as well a cook hostess to maximise your safety and individual time with the tour guide.

 

Departure Dates 2018

Fly/Drive - 24 May (altered itinerary - see May Itinerary), 14 June, 26 July, 16 Aug, 6 Sep, 27 Sep, 18 Oct


Highlights/Inclusions (June, July, Aug, Sep, Oct)

  • Tour guide and hostess cook
  • 3 nights permanent camps
  • Flight Cairns to Horn Island
  • Horn Island (overnight)
  • Thursday Island
  • Loyalty Beach (2 nights)
  • Cape York "The Tip"
  • Moreton Station
  • Fruit Bat Falls-Elliot River
  • Weipa Eco Boat Cruise
  • Musgrave Telegraph Station
  • Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park
  • Cooktown
  • The Bloomfield Track
  • Daintree/Cape Tribulation
  • Meals as indicated on itinerary (B = breakfast / L = lunch / D = dinner)

 

Itinerary - Fly/Drive (June, July, Aug, Sep, Oct)

DAY 1 (LD) HORN ISLAND.
Your tour starts with a morning flight to Horn Island. (Make your own way to Cairns Domestic Terminal). On arrival on Horn Island you will be met by a representative from the Gateway Torres Strait Resort. Lunch included followed by a bus tour of the Island and Museum. Overnight accommodation with ensuite facilities.


DAY 2 (BD) THURSDAY ISLAND, LOYALTY BEACH.
Morning ferry transfer to Thursday Island for a conducted bus tour of this historic Island. (Included). Lunch is at own cost today. Afternoon ferry transfer to Seisia Wharf then transfer to Loyalty Beach Campground overlooking the Torres Strait, our permanent base camp for 2 nights with facilities.


DAY 3 (BLD) CAPE YORK, SOMERSET.
An unforgettable day of achievement and interest. We stand at the very ‘Tip' of our continent. Visit the ruins of the pioneer settlement Somerset, overlooking Albany Passage with pristine beaches and rocky headlands.


DAY 4 (BLD) FRUIT BAT FALLS, MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION.
We cross the mighty Jardine River, through the wilderness of forests and heath to Fruit Bat Falls on the Eliot River for a cool dip in the rapids and waterfalls. Journey along parts of the old Telegraph Track while absorbing the unfamiliar landscape of eucalyptus scrub, heathlands, plains and exotic zamia forests. Overnight permanent camp on the Wenlock River at Moreton Telegraph Station with facilities.

DAY 5 (BD) WEIPA.
Travel south to Batavia Downs Station then west to the Gulf of Carpentaria through huge cattle runs and Aboriginal lands to the bauxite mining town of Weipa. Lunch at own cost. Today we have an Eco Boat Cruise included. Discover the waterways and diverse wildlife habitat, including saltwater Crocodiles, numerous bird species and mining history. Overnight Weipa Campground with facilities.

DAY 6 (BLD) ARCHER RIVER, COEN, MUSGRAVE TELEGRAPH STATION.
We cross the rolling Piccaninny Plains before a pause at Archer River. We visit historic Coen before heading to Musgrave Telegraph Station, the last remaining telegraph station in Cape York. Overnight Musgrave Campground with facilities.


DAY 7 (BLD) RINYIRRU (LAKEFIELD) NATIONAL PARK, COOKTOWN.
We head east towards Princess Charlotte Bay and enter the massive bird and animal sanctuary of Lakefield National Park. The waterfowl teem in lily fringed billabongs and an opportunity to safely view crocodiles in their natural habitat. Travel over the legendary Battle Camp Range to historic Cooktown. An eventful afternoon sightseeing and viewing significant landmarks and sites so important to all Australians. Overnight Cooktown with facilities.


DAY 8 (BL) CAPE TRIBULATION, CAIRNS.
Crossing the Bloomfield River marks the start of our drive over the controversial "Bloomfield Track". Jungle green heights descend to the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef, with tantalising glimpses of deserted beaches and fringing coral. Through the famous World Heritage Rainforest, across the Daintree River, then via the scenic road to Cairns
Your adventure ends with a transfer to Oz Tours selected locations


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Highlights/Inclusions - Fly/Drive (May)

  • Tour guide and hostess cook
  • 3 nights permanent camps
  • Flight Cairns to Horn Island
  • Horn Island (overnight)
  • Thursday Island
  • Loyalty Beach (2 nights)
  • Cape York "The Tip"
  • Moreton Station
  • Fruit Bat Falls-Elliot River
  • Weipa Eco Boat Cruise
  • Musgrave Telegraph Station
  • Laura
  • Quinkan Cultural Centre
  • Cooktown
  • The Bloomfield Track
  • Daintree/Cape Tribulation
  • Meals as indicated on itinerary (B = breakfast / L = lunch / D = dinner)

 

Itinerary - Fly/Drive (May)

DAY 1 (LD) HORN ISLAND.
Your tour starts with a morning flight to Horn Island. (Make your own way to Cairns Domestic Terminal). On arrival on Horn Island you will be met by a representative from the Gateway Torres Strait Resort. Lunch included followed by a bus tour of the Island and Museum. Overnight accommodation with ensuite facilities.


DAY 2 (BD) THURSDAY ISLAND, LOYALTY BEACH.
Morning ferry transfer to Thursday Island for a conducted bus tour of this historic Island. (Included). Lunch is at own cost today. Afternoon ferry transfer to Seisia Wharf then transfer to Loyalty Beach Campground overlooking the Torres Strait, our permanent base camp for 2 nights with facilities.


DAY 3 (BLD) CAPE YORK, SOMERSET.
An unforgettable day of achievement and interest. We stand at the very ‘Tip' of our continent. Visit the ruins of the pioneer settlement Somerset, overlooking Albany Passage with pristine beaches and rocky headlands.


DAY 4 (BLD) FRUIT BAT FALLS, MORETON
TELEGRAPH STATION.
We cross the mighty Jardine River, through the wilderness of forests and heath to Fruit Bat Falls on the Eliot River for a cool dip in the rapids and waterfalls. Journey along parts of the old Telegraph Track while absorbing the unfamiliar landscape of eucalyptus scrub, heathlands, plains and exotic zamia forests. Overnight permanent camp on the Wenlock River at Moreton Telegraph Station with facilities.

DAY 5 (BD) WEIPA.
Travel south to Batavia Downs Station then west to the Gulf of Carpentaria through huge cattle runs and Aboriginal lands to the bauxite mining town of Weipa. Lunch at own cost. Today we have an Eco Boat Cruise included. Discover the waterways and diverse wildlife habitat, including saltwater Crocodiles, numerous bird
Species and mining history. Overnight Weipa Campground with facilities.

DAY 6 (BLD) ARCHER RIVER, COEN, MUSGRAVE TELEGRAPH STATION.
We cross the rolling Piccaninny Plains before a pause at Archer River. We visit historic Coen before heading to Musgrave Telegraph Station, the last remaining telegraph station in Cape York. Overnight Musgrave Campground with facilities.

DAY 7 (BLD) LAURA, QUINKAN CULTURAL CENTRE, COOKTOWN.
We travel to Laura and visit the Quinkan Cultural Centre. The township of Laura originally developed as a proposed rail link from Cooktown to the gold fields of the Palmerville and Maytown areas. The goldfields attracted a huge influx of miners of European and Chinese descent. Travelling through the Laura River basin we pass cattle stations to arrive at the cropping district of Lakeland Downs. Banana and watermelon farms are the growth industry here, then on to historic Cooktown. An eventful afternoon sightseeing and viewing significant landmarks and sites so important to all Australians.
Overnight Cooktown with facilities.


DAY 8 (BL) CAPE TRIBULATION, CAIRNS.
Crossing the Bloomfield River marks the start of our drive over the controversial "Bloomfield Track". Jungle green heights descend to the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef, with tantalising glimpses of deserted beaches and fringing coral. Through the famous World Heritage Rainforest, across the Daintree River, then via the scenic road to Cairns
Your adventure ends with a transfer to Oz Tours selected locations.

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Drive/Fly (Reverse Itinerary) - only departure 11th May 2018

DAY 1 (LD) CAPE TRIBULATION, COOKTOWN.
Early morning pick up from Oz Tours selected locations as we travel via the beautiful coastal road until we cross the Daintree River and enter the majestic expanse of the World Heritage Cape Tribulation Rainforest. Over the Bloomfield track to historic Cooktown. Perhaps a chance to shop for souvenirs in original colonial era shops. Overnight Cooktown with facilities.

DAY 2 (BLD) COOKTOWN, LAURA, MUSGRAVE TELEGRAPH STATION.
Assured of a unique place in the rich fabric of Australian history, Cooktown provides a visit of interest and excitement. Visit Cook's landing place, Grassy Hill Lookout and the century old cemetery. We travel to Laura and visit the Quinkan Cultural Centre. Experience living outback history as we approach Musgrave Telegraph Station, the last remaining telegraph station in Cape York. Overnight with facilities.


DAY 3 (BLD) COEN, ARCHER RIVER, WEIPA.
A historic interlude as we visit the once vibrant gold rush town of Coen. Passing through Oyala Thumotang National Park, before a rest stop at the Archer River. Across Piccaninny Plains and boundless savannah to Weipa, on the Gulf of Carpentaria. A veritable "Oasis in the wilderness" and providing further contrast to your experience of this last frontier. Overnight Weipa Campground with facilities.

DAY 4 (BLD) WENLOCK RIVER, MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION.
This morning we have an Eco Boat Cruise Included. Discover the waterways and diverse wildlife habitat, including saltwater Crocodiles, numerous bird species and mining history. With the Gulf of Carpentaria behind us, we pass through huge cattle runs to arrive at the fast flowing Wenlock River. Overnight permanent camp on the Wenlock River at Moreton Telegraph Station with facilities.


DAY 5 (BLD) FRUIT BAT FALLS, JARDINE RIVER, BAMAGA, LOYALTY BEACH.
Be awakened by the dawn chorus of birdlife endemic to the Wenlock River. Today's journey, travels sections of the old Telegraph Track through ever changing landscapes of zamias and heath forests to reach today's lunch destination the picturesque Fruit Bat Falls on the Eliot River. Time to swim and explore or photograph the enchanting rock pools, and waterfalls. This afternoon we cross the Jardine River, followed by a short visit to Bamaga Aboriginal and Islander settlement then to Loyalty Beach overlooking the Torres Strait, our permanent base camp for 3 nights with facilities.

DAY 6 (BLD) THURSDAY ISLAND, HORN ISLAND.
Today's highlight is a ferry transfer through the island dotted Straits to explore historic Thursday Island and Horn Island. A conducted 2 island bus tour with lunch is included. Afternoon ferry return to mainland.

DAY 7 (BLD) CAPE YORK, SOMERSET.
An unforgettable day of achievement and interest. We stand at the very ‘Tip' of our continent. Visit the ruins of the pioneer settlement Somerset, overlooking Albany Passage with pristine beaches and rocky headlands.

DAY 8 (BL) CAIRNS.
Morning at leisure, before your transfer to Bamaga Airport after lunch for your flight back to Cairns. Your Oz Tours Adventure ends on arrival at Cairns Airport. Make your own way to your accommodation venue.


 

 

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Deposit: For travel in 2018 the non refundable deposit is $500 per person.

Final Payments: For travel in 2018 final payment is due at least 60 days prior to departure. Whilst prices could be subject to change without notice, upon final payment, all tour fares are fixed and not subject to change. For tours departing in less than 60 days, full and immediate payment is required.

Cancellations

Bookings cancelled more than 60 or more days prior to departure are fully refunded less Non-refundable deposit, otherwise the following cancellation fees apply:

  • Between 59-30 days prior to tour 50% of fare forfeited
  • Less than 29 days prior to tour 100% of fare forfeited

Unused Tour Sectors: If a passenger fails to join a tour/safari or joins in after departure, or leaves it prior to completion, no refunds can be made. No refunds will be made in respect of any part of the tour including food, excursions, accommodation, etc., that are not used or undertaken.

 

 




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