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10 Day Cape York Tour - Accommodated - Sea/Drive or Drive/Sea (OT)

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
10 Day Cape York Tour Sea/Drive - Twin Share (May, Sep) $4,590.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
10 Day Cape York Tour Sea/Drive - Twin Share (June, July, Aug) $4,890.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
10 Day Cape York Tour Drive/Sea - Twin Share (May, Sep) $4,790.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
10 Day Cape York Tour Drive/Sea - Twin Share (June, July, Aug) $4,990.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A

If you are 3 persons booking, we can do a Triple Cabin at a slightly reduced rate for the ship - Please contact us.

If you are a single traveller there is a $600 (May, Sep) and $700 (June, July, Aug) supplement to cover sole use of the land based accommodation - Sole Traveller departures available on certain dates only - Please contact us for further details.

Rates valid for travel in 2017.

 

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

This tour company combines the excitement of a cargo ship voyage between Cairns and Cape York with the adventure of a Cape York 4WD Safari. In a style reminiscent of bygone coastal steamers, experience the colour and serenity of a Barrier Reef voyage, the magic of the Daintree, the magnificent isolation of the Peninsula wilderness and the diverse cultures of the Cape and Torres Straits. Your 4WD overland part of your tour will journey through the vast wilderness visiting places such as Fruitbat Falls, Weipa, Coen, Musgrave Telegraph Station, Lakefield National Park and Cooktown. Accommodation during this tour ranges from motels to "No Frill" cattle station cabins and cabin tent style accommodation.

 

Departure Dates 2017

Sea/Drive - 9th & 23rd May, 6th & 20th June, 4th & 18th July, 1st & 15th & 29th August, 12th & 26th September

Drive/Sea - 5th & 19th May, 2nd & 16th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th & 22nd September


Highlights/Inclusions - Sea/Drive


• Cargo ship voyage
• Great Barrier Reef
• Torres Straits
• Horn Island
• Thursday Island
• Punsand Bay (2 nights)
• Cape York "The Tip"

• Moreton Station (2 Nights)
• Weipa (Optional Tours)
• Lakefield National Park
• Cooktown (2 Nights)
• Cape Tribulation

Meals as inidcated on itinerary

 

Itinerary - Sea/Drive


DAY 1 (D) - Depart Cairns
Your journey begins approx mid-day from Trinity Wharf Cairns (Make your own way to Trinity Wharf). Check with the office for Wharf number. At 80 metres and over 3000 tonnes the Trinity Bay is the largest cargo vessel ship servicing the Torres Strait communities.

DAY 2 (BLD) - Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Total relaxation, as you enjoy the company of the crew and shipboard companions.

DAY 3 (BLD) - Thursday Island, Horn Island, "Barge Day".
MV Trinity Bay disgorges its cargo of fuel, building materials, indeed everything needed by these remote island communities. Time to explore legendary Thursday Island. (Own costs)

DAY 4 (BLD) - Seisia, Bamaga, Punsand Bay.
Another "barge day" but at Seisia wharf, the sea port for Cape York's five aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. A short stop at Seisia Islander settlement. Punsand Bay Private Reserve. Permanent Tent (ensuite facilities) for 2 nights.

DAY 5 (BLD) - Cape York, Somerset.
An unforgettable day of achievement and interest. We stand at the very tip of our continent. Visit the ruins of Somerset, (road conditions permitting), with pristine beaches and rocky headlands.

DAY 6 (BLD) - Jardine River, Fruitbat Falls, Moreton Station.
Anticipation and excitement as we commence our overland trek. Retracing the paths of our earliest overlanders, we cross the Jardine River to Fruitbat Falls, a Mecca for "off road" travelers. Enjoy a refreshing swim and lunch before we continue negotiating river crossings and bush tracks to arrive at Moreton Telegraph Station, on the banks of the Wenlock River. Overnight accommodation (2 nights) Cabin Tent - shared facilities (twin share fully screened tents with beds, linen).

DAY 7 (BLD) - Weipa, Wenlock River
Time for a guided nature walk along this lightly forested waterway before we cross the sandy Wenlock River. Travel south to Batavia Downs Station then detour west to the Gulf of Carpentaria through huge cattle runs and Aboriginal tribal lands to the bauxite-mining town of Weipa. A veritable "Oasis in the wilderness" and providing further contrast to your experience of this last frontier. Today you have a choice of a Weipa Mine Tour, or an Eco Boat tour (own cost).

DAY 8 (BLD) - Coen, Musgrave, Cooktown
Today we travel south to Coen then onto Musgrave Telegraph Station, after lunch we 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 historical Cooktown. Overnight accommodation (2 nights) Motel - ensuite facilities. (Laundry)

DAY 9 (BLD) - Cooktown.
This morning we visit the historical sites of Grassy Hill Lookout, Cooktown Cemetery, Cooks landing site the Wharf area and the Botanical Gardens after lunch at Natures Powerhouse we visit the James Cook Museum and then free time to explore Cooktown at leisure. Overnight accommodation Motel - ensuite facilities.

DAY 10 (BL) - Bloomfield, 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 Oz Tours adventure ends with a transfer to selected accommodation.

 

Reverse Itinerary - Drive/Sea


Day 1: Cairns - Daintree - Cooktown (LD)
Day 2: Lakefield National park - Musgrave (BLD)
Day 3: COEN - ARCHER RIVER - Moreton Station (BLD)
Day 4: Weipa -Moreton Station (BLD)
Day 5: Fruitbat Falls - Jardine River - Punsand Bay (BLD)
Day 6: Thursday Island - Horn Island (BLD)
Day 7: Cape York - Sommerset (BLD)
Day 8: Seisia - Start Sea Leg onboard M.V Trinity Bay (BLD)
Day 9: Onboard M.V Trinity Bay through Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (BLD)
Day 10: Disembark Cairns (B)


B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner

Luggage restriction apply.  Please contact for full terms and conditions.

MV "Trinity Bay" requires passengers to complete a Passenger Medical Information Form to advise the crew of any medical issues they may need to be aware of. This information will also be used by medical attendants in the event of a medical emergency or accident.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
    • There is no doctor on the vessel, only trained first-aid personnel.
    • Passengers should consider their suitability for travel to a remote area and for managing cargo-ship conditions such as: engine noise, steep staircases, high door step-overs, awkward gangway access, the possibility of a cabin without a porthole and the possibility of rough weather or a potential emergency situation. An appropriate level of health and confident, independent mobility is essential.

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Deposit: For travel in 2017 the non refundable deposit amount is $500 per person.

Final Payments: For travel in 2017 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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