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

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
8 Day Cape York Tour Fly/Drive - Twin Share (May, Sep) $3,490.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
8 Day Cape York Tour Fly/Drive - Single (May, Sep) $4,090.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
8 Day Cape York Tour Fly/Drive - Twin Share (June, July, Aug)) $3,690.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
8 Day Cape York Tour Fly/Drive - Single (June, July, Aug)) $4,390.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
8 Day Cape York Tour Drive/Fly - Twin Share (May, Sep) $3,590.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
8 Day Cape York Tour Drive/Fly - Single (May, Sep) $4,190.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
8 Day Cape York Tour Drive/Fly - Twin Share (June, July, Aug) $3,790.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A
8 Day Cape York Tour Drive/Fly - Single (June, Julu, Aug) $4,490.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Rates are valid for travel in 2017.

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, with the additional perspective of a spectacular flight, and the comfort and amenity of overnight accommodation. 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. Accommodation during this safari ranges from motel rooms with ensuites to cabin tent style accommodation.

 

Departure Dates 2017

Fly/Drive - 11th & 25th May, 8th & 22nd June, 6th & 20th July, 3rd & 17th & 31st August, 14th & 28th  September

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


Highlights/Inclusions

  • Flight Cairns to Horn Island
  • Horn Island (overnight stay - Fly/Drive only)
  • Thursday Island
  • Torres Straits
  • Punsand Bay (2 nights)
  • Cape York "The Tip"
  • Moreton Station (2 Nights)
  • Weipa (Optional Tours)
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Cooktown (2 Nights)
  • The Bloomfield Track
  • Daintree/Cape Tribulation
  • Meals as indicated on itinerary

 

Itinerary - Fly/Drive


DAY 1 (LD) - Cairns, Horn Island.

 

Your tour begins with a morning flight to Horn Island. (Make your own way to Cairns Domestic Terminal) On arrival at 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. (Ensuite facilities)

DAY 2 (BD) - Thursday Island, Red Island Point, Punsand Bay.

Morning Transfer by ferry to Thursday Island. Ample time for sightseeing, souvenir shopping and a conducted bus tour of historic "T.I." is included. (Lunch is own cost today). Mid-afternoon ferry cruise to mainland. Accommodation at Punsand Bay Private Reserve. Permanent Tent (ensuite facilities) for 2 nights.

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 Somerset (road conditions permitting), with pristine beaches and rocky headlands.

DAY 4 (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 5 (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 Eco River Tour. (own cost) is available.

DAY 6 (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 7 (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 8 (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 locations.

 

Reverse Itinerary - Drive/Fly

Day 1: Cairns - Daintree -Cooktown (LD)
Day 2: Lakefield National Park - Musgrave (BLD)
Day 3: Coen - Archer River - Moreton Station (BLD)
Day 4: Wenlock River - Moreton Station (BLD)
Day 5: Fruitbat Falls - Jardine River - Punsland Bay (BLD)
Day 6: Thursday Island - Punsand Bay - Horn Ilsand (BD)
Day 7: Cape York - Sommerset - Punsand Bay (BLD)
Day 8: Fly Bamaga to Cairns (BL)
• Please note this reverse itinerary does not stay overnight on Horn Island.

 

B = Breakfast / L = Lunch / D = Dinner

 

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

 

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Deposit: For travel in 2017 the non refundable deposit 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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