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Small group ensures personal service
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Day 1 - Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas to Cooktown You'll be picked up by air-conditioned 4WD to travel north along the Captain Cook Highway, one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives. After crossing the mighty Daintree River by cable ferry, journey through the spectacular Daintree National park, which contains the highest number of rare or threatened plant and animal species in the world. Along the way, your experienced guide will enlighten you with stories and history as you continue on the 4WD-only Bloomfield Track through some of the most incredible scenery in Australia. Stop for lunch at Cafe Ayton before visiting the famous Lion's Den Hotel (established in 1875), one of North Queensland's oldest bush pubs. Continue to the unique geological oddity of Black Mountain, surrounded in mystery and ancient Aboriginal legend. Arriving in Cooktown, have your camera ready for 360-degree panoramic views from Grassy Hill of Cooktown and the Endeavour River.
Overnight Accommodation: Choice of motel or resort
Day 2 - Cooktown to Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas Today you have a free day to explore the many wonders of cooktown. Visit the World Class James Cook Museum or take a stroll along the shores of the Endeavour River. The unique charm and historic atmosphere of the main street still prevails. Late afternoon at approximately 3pm, depart Cooktown along the Mulligan Highway, traveling through the diverse landscapes of cattle stations and the Palmer River Gold mine region which was one of Australia's major gold rush locations. Stop for an evening meal break (at your own expense) before your 2 day of discovery concludes and you are returned to your chosen accommodation in Port Douglas or Cairns.
Travel by air-conditioned 4WD
Morning tea and lunch (day 1 only)
One-night accommodation in Cooktown
Cable Ferry ride across Daintree River
Hotel pickup and drop off
Optional - Entry to James Cook Museum AUD$10
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Infants are not recommended
Tour size - Maximum 17 people
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Child rate applies to children sharing existing bedding
No more than 3 people per room
Tour is subject to weather and road conditions, alternative routes will be taken.
No refund will be given if the itinerary is altered due to weather conditions
Closed covered shoes must be worn on this tour
Tour departs from centrally located Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas hotels including residential addresses
Northern Beaches 7:30am
Port Douglas 8:30am
Returns to Cairns at approximately 9:30pm, Northern Beaches at 9:00pm and Port Douglas at 8:30pm on Day 2