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*7 Day Cape York Tour - Permanent Camps - Fly/Drive (HT)

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
7 Day Cape York Safari - Fly/Drive - Permanent Camps (HT) $2,645.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Rates are based on twin share.  Extra charge will apply for single - Please enquire.

Rates are valid for travel in 2018.

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

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 2018 - Fly/Drive

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

  • Camping Safari with permanent camps
  • 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
  • Air-Con 4WD Vehicle
  • All Tours as per Itinerary
  • Flight 
  • 5 nights camping in permanent camps
  • 1 night accommodation (ensuite)

 

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 or a Wildlife Eco River Cruise (own expense). Our accommodation tonight is at the Heritage Motel - ensuite facilities.

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
T = Toilet S = Shower L = Laundry Bc = Bush Camp


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Camping Gear Hire:
Sleeping Bag/s ($15.00 per person)
Pillow/s ($5.00 per person)

Sheet hire ($5.00 per person)

Stretcher Bed/s ($6 per person per day - up to a maximum of $60pp)
Sole Use Tent (Single supplement from $100.00 per person)

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

 

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DEPOSIT: A non refundable deposit of $500 per person is required with booking.  For booking tours that are departing in less then 90 days, full and immediate payment is required.

FINAL PAYMENT: Final payment is due no later then 90 days prior to departure. 

CANCELLATION FEES

Bookings cancelled more than 90 days prior to tour departure - loss of deposit paid.
Cancellation between 90 and 60 days prior to tour departure - 50% cancellation fee of total tour cost.
Cancellation between 59 and 31 days prior to tour departure - 75% cancellation fee of total tour cost.
Cancellation 30 days and less prior to tour departure - 100% cancellation fee of total tour cost.




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