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

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
7 Day Cape York Tour - Fully Accommodated - Fly/Drive (HT) - Twin Share $3,695.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
7 Day Cape York Tour - Fully Accommodated - Drive/Fly (HT) - Twin Share $3,695.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
7 Day Cape York Tour - Fully Accommodated - Fly/Drive (HT) - Single $4,475.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
7 Day Cape York Tour - Fully Accommodated - Drive/Fly (HT) - Single $4,475.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Rates are valid for 2017 tour departures.

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

The Cape York Fully Accommodated Tour is a 7 day drive/fly or fly/drive safari that explores one of Australia's last great wilderness regions - a land of history and ancient culture, crystal clear spring-fed creeks, huge termite mounds, and a vast and amazing variety of natural landscapes.

Departure Days 2017

Drive/Fly

20th May, 3rd & 17th June, 1st & 15th & 29th July, 12th & 26th August, 9th & 23rd September

Fly/Drive

26thy May, 9th & 23rd June, 7th & 21st July, 4th & 18th August, 1st & 15th & 29th September

 

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

Drive/Fly

19th May, 2nd & 16th & 30th June, 14th & 28th July, 11th & 25th August, 8th & 22nd September

Fly/Drive

25th May, 8th & 22nd June, 6th & 20th July, 3rd & 17th & 31st August, 14th & 28th September

 

Inclusions/Highlights:

• World Heritage Daintree Rainforest
• Cape Tribulation
• Bloomfield Track (weather permitting)
• Black Mountain & Lion's Den Hotel
• Cooktown
• Split Rock - Aboriginal Rock Art
• Lakefield National Park
• Musgrave Telegraph Station
• Wenlock River 
• Weipa
• The "Telegraph Track"
• Fruit Bat Falls
• Historic Somerset
• The Top of Australia - CAPE YORK!
• Thursday Island (Island Tour included)
• Great Barrier Reef flight to/from Cairns

· All restaurant breakfasts and dinners

· Meals as indicated

· Air-Conditioned 4WD vehicle

· All tours as per itinerary

· 6 nights accommodation - Ensuite facilities


Drive/Fly Itinerary

Day 1 - (LD) Your adventure begins travelling along the scenic coastal route to the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Daintree rainforest. We cross the infamous Daintree River by cable ferry and travel on into the primeval jungle. Here you'll walk with your guide to experience some of the intriguing plants and animals of this wonderful region. Now the rugged 4WD Bloomfield Track (weather permitting). We travel on gravel roads, cross beautiful rainforest creeks and are afforded the most spectacular views from the steep climbs and descents. We cross the Bloomfield River near the Aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal. After lunch a visit to the quaint Lion's Den Hotel and eerie Black Mountain on the way to historic Cooktown. Walk where Captain Cook walked and enjoy Grassy Hill's spectacular views on a tour of Cooktown where we stay tonight.


Day 2 - (BLD) This morning travel through the agricultural district of Lakeland on our way to "Quinkan Country" near Laura. Here we climb (suitable footwear and reasonable fitness required) the sandstone escarpment at Split Rock to view ancient Aboriginal rock art, dated in excess of 13,000 years old, depicting traditional activities and culture. Explore Lakefield National Park, Queensland's second largest at 543,000 hectares (1.34 million acres). Waterlily covered billabongs, wildlife and a great variety of birdlife makes for a memorable day before arriving at the century old Telegraph Office and now working cattle station of Musgrave, our overnight stop. (limited ensuite rooms - once full rooms with share bathroom facilities will be used)


Day 3 - (BL) This morning we cross the Great Dividing Range to visit the old gold mining town of Coen. Onward we cross the picturesque Archer River before heading to the west coast of the Peninsula to the bauxite mining town of Weipa, our overnight stop. Dinner is at your own expense this evening.


Day 4 - (BLD) An opportunity this morning to learn about this remote mining town (tour at own expense), or just relax by the pool. After lunch we head for a true blue Aussie Cattle Station, Bramwell Station.


Day 5 - (BLD) 4WD adventure and fun today on part of the famous Telegraph Track through Cape York's unique wilderness of gigantic termite mounds, crystal clear creeks, carnivorous pitcher plants and prehistoric cycads. Lunch at picturesque Fruit Bat Falls and a great chance to swim in its pristine spring-fed waters. Across the mighty Jardine River and on to the northern-most settlements on mainland Australia where we stay for two nights at Seisa.

Day 6 - (BLD) A fascinating visit to historic Somerset on Albany passage where you can ponder the past, our explorers, pioneers and the Cape's traditional owners. Now, an emotional walk to the very top of Australia - CAPE YORK!


Day 7 -
(B) We say farewell this morning as you board your boat to cruise to Thursday Island, capital of the Torres Strait Islands. Enjoy a guided tour of the island (included). After the guided bus tour, you have some free time (lunch at own expense) before flying back to Cairns.  The safari terminates at Cairns airport.

Fly/Drive Itinerary
Day 1 - (D) This morning make your own way to Cairns Domestic Airport (transfers are provided from selected Cairns accommodation). Your adventure begins when you board your aircraft to fly over the Great Barrier Reef to Thursday Island, capital of the Torres Strait Islands. Time now to enjoy a guided tour of the island (included). After lunch (own expense today) transfer by ferry to the northern-most settlements of mainland Australia where we stay for two nights in Seisa.

Day 2 - (BLD) A fascinating visit to historic Somerset (road conditions permitting).  We have lunch on the palm fringed Anhorage Beach, which overlooks the Albany Passage.  A walk on the beach will complete your day before we head back to Seisa.


Day 3 - (BLD) Across the mighty Jardine River we travel through Cape York's unique wilderness of gigantic termite mounds, crystal clear creeks, carnivorous pitcher plants and prehistoric cycads. Visit picturesque Fruit Bat Falls, a great chance to swim it its pristine spring-fed waters where we stop for lunch. Travelling along part of the Old Telegraph Track before we make our way to a true blue Aussie Cattle Station - Bramwell Station.


Day 4 - (BL) A southerly run through the wilderness to cross the Wenlock River.  We head for the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria and our overnight stop at Weipa.  There will be opportunity to do a tour of largest bauxite mine in the world (own expense).  Our accommodation tonight is at the Albatross Bay Resort - ensuite facilities.


Day 5 - (BLD) Meet some locals at classic outposts today. Cross the picturesque Archer River on the way to the old gold mining town of Coen. Later we arrive at Old Musgrave, the century old Telegraph Office and now working cattle station, our overnight stop. (limited rooms with ensuite facilities - once full rooms with shared bathroom facilities will be used).


Day 6 - (BLD) Explore Lakefield National Park, Queensland's second largest at 543,000 hectares (1.34 million acres). Waterlily covered billabongs, wildlife and a great variety of birdlife makes for a memorable morning. We then enter "Quinkan Country" near Laura. Here we climb (suitable footwear and reasonable fitness required) the sandstone escarpment at Split Rock to view ancient Aboriginal rock art, dated in excess of 13,000 years old, depicting traditional activities and culture. Travel through the agricultural district of Lakeland on our way to Cooktown, our overnight stop.


Day 7 - (BL) The final day has arrived, but before heading towards Cairns we make our way south passing the mysterious Black Mountains and historic Lions Den Hotel.  Leaving Cooktown we cross the Bloomfield River near the Aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal. 4WD action on the rugged Bloomfield Track (weather permitting). We travel on gravel roads, cross beautiful rainforest creeks and are afforded the most spectacular views from the steep climbs and descents travelling on into the primeval jungle. Here you'll walk with your guide to experience some of the intriguing plants and animals of this wonderful region. Further south we cross the Daintree River on a cable ferry. Now we return to Port Douglas and Cairns ending your fascinating safari of adventure and discovery in Australia's far north.


Meal Codes: B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

Note: Due to limited accommodation in remote areas of northern Australia we may have to use alternative accommodation of a similar standard from time to time.

This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 7 years.

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Cancellation Policy
  • 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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