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Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small group ensures personal service
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Travel north along the Captain Cook Highway, one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives towards the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, crossing the mighty Daintree River by cable ferry. Journey through spectacular landscapes that contain the world's highest number of rare and endangered plant and animal species. Your guide will enlighten you with stories and history of the region as you continue by 4WD to the Bloomfield Track, crossing rivers and climbing mountain ranges.
Stop for lunch at Cafe Ayton before visiting at the famous Lion's Den Hotel, one of North Queensland's oldest bush pubs, established in 1875. Continue to Black Mountain, surrounded in mystery and ancient Aboriginal legend, before arriving at Cooktown. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views from Grassy Hill of the Coral Sea, Cooktown and the Endeavour River.
You'll have an hour of free time to stroll through Cooktown or visit the James Cook Museum. (Entry to the museum is not included.)
Departing Cooktown by the inland Mulligan Highway, you'll travel through a diverse landscape of cattle stations and the Palmer River goldfields region. After an evening meal break (additional expense payable direct) at the Mt Molloy Hotel, a typical North Queensland pub serving home-cooked meals, you'll return to Cairns at approximately 9:30pm.
There is also an option to fly back to Cairns along the scenic Daintree Coast and the Great Barrier Reef. The flight from Cooktown to Cairns is a commercial flight with Hinterland Aviation, departing Cooktown at 6.05pm and arriving Cairns at 6.50pm. If this option is selected, your arrangements will end at Cairns General Aviation Airport. Transfers from Cairns General Aviation Airport are NOT included and you'll need to make your own way back to your accommodation. Please note: The flight will be experienced at sunset during the winter months from May to August.
Travel by air-conditioned 4WD
Cable Ferry ride across Daintree River
Hotel drop off (If Drive/Drive option selected)
Flight from Cooktown to Cairns General Aviation Airport (if Drive/Fly option is selected)
Entry to James Cook Museum AUD$15 (Optional)
Hotel drop off (if the drive/fly option is selected)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Infants are not recommended
Tour size - Maximum 16 people
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Subject to weather and road conditions, alternative routes may be taken.
No refund will be given if the itinerary is altered due to weather conditions
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Seat in coach transfers from Cairns Airport to Port Douglas available and payable direct
Tour departs from centrally located Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas hotels including residential addresses
Cairns 6:30am - 7.00am Northern Beaches 7:30am Port Douglas 8:00am
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Returns approximiately to Cairns at 9pm, Northern Beaches 8:30pm or Port Douglas at 8pm. If opted to fly from Cooktown to Cairns, you'll arrive into Cairns General Aviation Airport at approximately 6:30pm. Hotel drop off is not included with this flight option.