Cape York Tour

Cape York Peninsula at the tip of Australia has many styles of tours and travel options including by 4 WD, Ship and Aircraft. The Cape York Peninsula tour can be operated over 7 to 15 day safari tour periods and travel can be in reverse itinerary if required. Your accommodation options for a Cape York Tour will be either camping or cabin/motel style accommodation, the prices of each tour generally vary by which style of accommodation your prefer and if you wish to travel by 4WD, boat or plane. Below are only some of the many travel examples for a tour to the tip of Australia, the Cape York Peninsula.
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Cape York Safari

Cape York Safari (Code: h7fd )

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Cape York Tour 7 Days 6 Nights - Fly one way and 4wd Tour the other way - Camping or Accommodated

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Cape York
  • Thursday Island
  • Bramwell Station
  • Musgrave
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Cooktown
  • Daintree National Park
  • Fruit Bat Falls
  • Weipa

Day 1 Cairns - Thursday Island - Cape York - Seisia(D)
Transfer to Cairns airport for your flight to Thursday Island. This flight provides spectacular views of the Coral Sea, the Great Barrier Reef and the uninhabited East Coast wilderness of the Cape York Peninsula. On arrival at Thursday Island, you will be taken on an informative guided bus tour of the island and its picturesque harbor, once home to the romantic pearl lugger fleet. Late afternoon ferry transfer to the mainland, where you will be met by your driver/guide, who will take you to Seisia. Seisia is ideally located for your next few days, being in walking distance from the Seisia Wharf, a famous fishing spot (accommodated option people will sleep in cottages at the Seisia Holiday Park and camping option people will sleep in pre erected tents with on site toilet, shower & laundry). cape york camping

Day 2 Seisia - Somerset - Cape York Tip - Seisia (BLD)
An unforgettable day! Stand at the very top of mainland Australia and celebrate with champagne and photographs. You will then visit Somerset, once the home to the legendary Jardine family and a government outpost established in 1864. Lunch will be served on the palm fringed Anchorage Beach, during the afternoon you will have time to walk this isolated beach at the top of Australia before returning to Seisia (accommodated option people will sleep in cottages at the Seisia Holiday Park and camping option people will sleep in pre erected tents with on site toilet, shower & laundry).

Day 3 Seisia - Fruit Bat Falls - Bramwell Station (BLD)
Southward bound, you will cross the mighty Jardine River stopping at Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Here you can relax, swim and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall. The afternoon will see you traveling along part of the Old Telegraph Track, before making your way to a "True Blue Aussie" cattle station (accommodated option people will sleep at Bramwell Station which has share bathroom facilities and camping option people will sleep in pre erected tents with on site toilet, shower & laundry).

cape york holidays Day 4 Bramwell - Weipa (BD)
A southerly run through the wilderness with all its varied landscapes to cross the Wenlcok River. This sees you heading for the Gulf of Carpentaria and your overnight stop at Weipa with its view over Albatross Bay. This afternoon there will be the opportunity of a 2.5 hour tour of the largest bauxite mine in the world ($25 extra) and ample time to do your laundry or stroll the town (accommodated option people will sleep at the Heritage Resort which has ensuite bathroom facilities and camping option people will sleep in pre erected tents with on site toilet, shower & laundry).

Day 5 Weipa - Musgrave (BLD)
Continuing south your first stop will be the picturesque Archer River, then on to the historic frontier gold town of Coen. The afternoon finds you arriving at your accommodation at the Old Musgrave Telegraph Station (accommodated option people will sleep at the Station which has share bathroom facilities and camping option people will sleep in pre erected tents with on site toilet, shower & laundry).

Day 6 Musgrave - Lakefield NP - Cooktown (BLD)
After an early start your 4WD will head east towards Princess Charlotte Bay where you traverse the entire length of the Lakefield National Park (road conditions permitting). capeyorktour This was 3 huge cattle stations which are now a National Park that is home to a many birds and animals native to this area. Lagoons, billabongs and wide river lakes are home to both fresh and saltwater crocodiles. Traveling southwards and continuing on to Old Laura Homestead then cross the Battle Camp Range. The afternoon is spent exploring the famous gold port of Cooktown. Visit Captain Cooks landing and Grassy Hill Lookout (accommodated option people will sleep at Pam's Cabins which has share bathroom facilities and camping option people will sleep in pre erected tents with on site toilet, shower & laundry).

Day 7 Cooktown - Cape Tribulation - Cairns (BL)
The final exciting day has, unfortunately, arrived, but before returning to Cairns you make your way south passing the mysterious Black Mountain and the historic Lions Den Hotel. Traversing the jungle shrouded Bloomfield Track we see where the "rain forest meets the reef" at Cape Tribulation. Next its time to enjoy the splendor of a World Heritage listed rain forest-The Daintree National Park. A scenic drive along the Marlin Coast is a perfect way to complete your Cape York Safari. Arriving late afternoon in Cairns where you will be taken to your accommodation with memories that will last a lifetime.

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All meals are campfire cooked meals
  • Air-conditioned 21 seat 4WD vehicle
  • All tours as per itinerary
  • Scenic Flight from Cairns to Cape York
  • 6 nights accommodation
Fly North & 4wd Tour South Accommodated Option Departs Cairns:
May 27 Jun 10, 24 Jul 8, 22 Aug 5, 19 Sep 2, 16, 30 Oct 14, 28

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Cape York Boat Tour

Cape York Boat Tour (Code: awe13sl or 12ls)

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Cape York Tour 13 Days 12 Nights - Boat Tour North and 4wd Tour South - Camping
Cape York Tour 12 Days 11 Nights - Boat Tour South and 4wd Tour North - Camping

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Cape York
  • Thursday Island
  • Bramwell Station
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Cooktown
  • Daintree National Park
  • Musgrave Telegraph Station
  • Weipa
  • Twin Falls
  • Cape Tribulation

Day 1 to 2 Cairns - Sea Cargo Ship Voyage - Cape York Peninsula (All maritime meals)
We will meet at your Cairns accommodation before boarding the coastal freighter M.V. TRINITY BAY. Watch the final loading of fuel, building materials and supplies on to the vessel then relax and enjoy cruising out of Cairns Harbour as the ship freights vital supplies so necessary to our remote communities. Enjoy the balmy, tropical, azure seas as the ship meanders through the Great Barrier Reef. holiday cape 
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Day 3 Seisia - Loyalty Beach (BLD)
Disembark this morning as the ship unloads her precious cargo. You will be met at the Seisia wharf and introduced to other passengers already on tour after a little sightseeing we arrive at our splendid base camp at Loyalty Beach overlooking Torres Strait. (Toilets and Showers)

Day 4 Seisia - Cape York (BLD)

Day 5 Thursday Island Optional Day Tour (BD)
One of the best know islands in Cape York is Thursday Island. Today, your Cape York tour offers the chance to take the ferry from the mainland to this lovely little island (own expense). The day tour includes an informative guided bus tour of the island and its picturesque harbor, once home to the romantic pearl lugger fleet. Late in the afternoon the ferry will return you to Seisia. Alternatively you can enjoy your free day at leisure around the base camp with options including fishing, a scenic flight or relaxing on the beach. Your overnight accommodation will be tent camping with on site toilets and showers.

Day 6 to 7 Loyalty Beach - Twin Falls (BLD)
Southward bound, your 4WD camping tour heads for the picturesque Twin Falls, which offers one of the best waterfalls in Cape York. En route the tour will traverse rough corrugated roads passing through Bamaga and crossing the Jardine River by ferry. cape_york_holiday On arrival at Elliott River you will have time to swim and relax in both the Twin Falls and Indian Head Falls. Your overnight accommodation will be tent camping with on site toilets, no showers but lots of water in the falls to bath in.

Day 8 Twin Falls - Bramwell Cattle Station (BLD)
The unusual landscapes and vistas of Heathland Reserve with low scrub vegetation contrasting with monster termite mounds take plus dense rainforest's give your Cape York tour a real variety of scenery today. During the day your 4wd safari will veer off the main route and drive to picturesque Captain Billy Landing on the east coast of Australia. The evening is spent at Bramwell Station and delight in the legendary country hospitality of Wendy the property owner and hostess. Your overnight accommodation will be tent camping with on site toilets and showers.

Day 9 Bramwell - Weipa (BLD)
The 4wd will depart early, drive better roads and arrive in Weipa around lunch. Weipa is a pleasant contrast to the remote areas already traveled and is famous for its fishing and mine. Time this afternoon to catch up on domestic chores using the campsites amenities. Your overnight accommodation will be tent camping with on site toilets and showers.

Day 10 Weipa - Coen (BLD)
A town and mine tour (extra $20) is available in the morning and well worth the money. Your 4WD safari will then head south to the country atmosphere of Coen where you have a chance in the evening to have a "Yarn" with the locals at the Exchange Hotel. Your overnight accommodation will be tent camping with on site toilets and showers.

Day 11 Coen - Lakefield (BLD)
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holidays Musgrave Telegraph Station is the next stop before venturing into the wilderness of Lakefield National Park and its prolific wildlife. Lakefield National Park is a lovely place and you will share it with the like of an Ibis, Bustards, Jabirus, Brolgas, Pigs and Crocodiles! Your overnight accommodation will be tent camping with on site toilets and showers.

Day 12 Lakefield - Cooktown (BLD)
Continuing exploring the Lakefield National Park your 4wd tour will pass the New Laura Ranger Station and visit the historic Old Laura Homestead, before crossing Battlecamp Range steeped in history of good and evil. Late in the afternoon the tour will arrive in Cooktown where there is time to enjoy the highlights of this historic town. Tonight you will dine out at one of Cooktown's best restaurants. Your overnight accommodation will be tent camping with on site toilets and showers.

Day 13 Cooktown - Daintree - Cairns (BL)
After visiting Grassy Hill and viewing some of Cooktowns landmarks the 4wd heads to the notorious Black Mountain area and historic Lions Den Pub. If weather permits the tour will venture into the dense mountainous rainforest of Cedar Bay and Cape Tribulation National Park, crossing the Bloomfield River and tackle the steep Bloomfield Track. Early afternoon is spent at Cape Tribulation itself, then its onto the Daintree Ferry and a leisurely drive down the coast road arriving back in Cairns early evening with memories that will last forever.

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Cargo ship dinners
  • Camp fire cooked dinners
  • A restaurant dinner
  • Air-conditioned 7-14 seat 4WD vehicle
  • All tours as per itinerary
  • Cargo ship voyage
  • Camping accommodation

DEPARTURE DATES:
May 30 Jun 20 Jul 11 Aug 1,22

COST PER PERSON:
13 Day Camping in Tents Twin Share $3,550
12 Day Camping in Tents Twin Share $3,450
The above prices are in Australian Dollars & valid for all departures in 2013

Campers are given tents with a blow up mattress. You will need a pillow or buy one in Cairns. Optional stretcher bed is $50 per trip and sleeping bags are included in the tour.

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Cape York 4wd Camping Tour

Cape York 4wd Camping Tour (Code: h10SD)

CapeYork Tour

Cape York Tour 10 Days 9 Nights - 4wd Tour South and Boat Tour North - Accommodated or Camping

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Cape York
  • Thursday Island
  • Bramwell Station
  • Musgrave
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Cooktown
  • Daintree National Park
  • Fruit Bat Falls
  • Weipa
  • Great Barrier Reef

Day 1 Cairns - M.V Trinity Bay (D)
Welcome aboard! The friendly crew will welcome you aboard the cargo vessel M.V. Trinity Bay and help you to settle in. Great views, good food and friendly company will make an excellent start to your adventure (sleep on the boat).

Day 2 Great Barrier Reef (BLD)
A fascinating and relaxing sea passage following the Great Barrier Reef and islolated coast line the footsteps of Captain Cook (sleep on the boat).

cape york tour Day 3 Seisia (BD)
This morning you will cruise through the island studded Straits to Seisia where you will be met by your driver/guide who will take you to your accommodation. The afternoon is yours, maybe a spot of fishing or a stroll along the beach (accommodated option people will sleep in cottages at the Seisia Holiday Park and camping option people will sleep in pre erected tents with on site toilet, shower & laundry).

Day 4 Seisia - Thursday Island (BD)
An early morning ferry ride will have you arriving our our northern community, Thursday Island. Here you will be taken on an informative guided bus tour of the island and its picturesque harbor, once home to the romantic pearl lugger fleet. Late in the afternoon the ferry will return you to Seisia (accommodated option people will sleep in cottages at the Seisia Holiday Park and camping option people will sleep in pre erected tents with on site toilet, shower & laundry).

Day 5 Seisia - Somerset - Cape York Tip - Seisia (BLD)
An unforgettable day! Stand at the very top of mainland Australia and celebrate with champagne and photographs. You will then visit Somerset, once the home to the legendary Jardine family and a government outpost established in 1864. Lunch will be served on the palm fringed Anchorage Beach, during the afternoon you will have time to walk this isolated beach at the top of Australia before returning to Seisia (accommodated option people will sleep in cottages at the Seisia Holiday Park and camping option people will sleep in pre erected tents with on site toilet, shower & laundry).

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york Day 6 Cape York - Fruit Bat Falls - Bramwell Station (BLD)
Southward bound, you will cross the mighty Jardine River stopping at Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Here you can relax, swim and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall. The afternoon will see you traveling along part of the Old Telegraph Track, before making your way to a "True Blue Aussie" cattle station (accommodated option people will sleep at Bramwell Station which has share bathroom facilities and camping option people will sleep in pre erected tents with on site toilet, shower & laundry).

Day 7 Bramwell - Weipa (BD)
A southerly run through the wilderness with all its varied landscapes to cross the Wenlcok River. This sees you heading for the Gulf of Carpentaria and your overnight stop at Weipa with its view over Albatross Bay. This afternoon there will be the opportunity of a 2.5 hour tour of the largest bauxite mine in the world ($25 extra) and ample time to do your laundry or stroll the town (accommodated option people will sleep at the Heritage Resort which has ensuite bathroom facilities and camping option people will sleep in pre erected tents with on site toilet, shower & laundry).

Day 8 Weipa - Musgrave (BLD)
Continuing south your first stop will be the picturesque Archer River, then on to the historic frontier gold town of Coen. The afternoon finds you arriving at your accommodation at the Old Musgrave Telegraph Station (accommodated option people will sleep at the Station which has share bathroom facilities and camping option people will sleep in pre erected tents with on site toilet, shower & laundry). cape york 
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Day 9 Musgrave - Lakefield NP - Cooktown (BLD)
After an early start your 4WD will head east towards Princess Charlotte Bay where you traverse the entire length of the Lakefield National Park (road conditions permitting). This was 3 huge cattle stations which are now a National Park that is home to a many birds and animals native to this area. Lagoons, billabongs and wide river lakes are home to both fresh and saltwater crocodiles. Traveling southwards and continuing on to Old Laura Homestead then cross the Battle Camp Range. The afternoon is spent exploring the famous gold port of Cooktown. Visit Captain Cooks landing and Grassy Hill Lookout (accommodated option people will sleep at Pam's Cabins which has share bathroom facilities and camping option people will sleep in pre erected tents with on site toilet, shower & laundry).

Day 10 Cooktown - Cape Tribulation - Cairns (BL)
The final exciting day has, unfortunately, arrived, but before returning to Cairns you make your way south passing the mysterious Black Mountain and the historic Lions Den Hotel. Traversing the jungle shrouded Bloomfield Track we see where the "rain forest meets the reef" at Cape Tribulation. Next its time to enjoy the splendor of a World Heritage listed rain forest-The Daintree National Park. A scenic drive along the Marlin Coast is a perfect way to complete your Cape York Safari. Arriving late afternoon in Cairns where you will be taken to your accommodation with memories that will last a lifetime.

TOUR INCLUDES:
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  • Meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All meals are campfire cooked meals
  • Air-conditioned 21 seat 4WD vehicle
  • All tours as per itinerary
  • 2 nights accommodation and journey on M.V. Trinity Bay
  • 7 nights accommodation
Boat Tour North & 4wd Tour South Accommodated Option Departs Cairns:
May 15,29 Jun 12,26 Jul 10,24 Aug 7,21 Sept 4,18 Oct 2,16

Campers are given pre erected tents with a two inch high density foam mattress. You will need to bring or hire our sleeping bag ($15 per trip), pillow ($5 per trip) and optional camp bed ($42 per night).

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Cape York Holidays

Cape York Holidays (Code: wcy13c)

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Cape York Tour 13 Days 12 Nights - 4wd Tour both ways - Camping

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Bloomfield Track
  • The Telegraph Track
  • Iron Range National Park
  • Chili Beach
  • Batavia Goldfields
  • Portland Roads
  • Fruit Bat Falls
  • Coen
  • Old Laura Homestead
  • Cape York
  • Lockerbie Scrub
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Laura
  • Weipa
  • Eliot (Twin/Indian Head) Falls
  • Lions Den Hotel
  • Split Rock "Quinkan" Aboriginal rock art
  • Battle Camp Road
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Cooktown

  • Day 1 Cairns - Lakefield National Park (LD)
    Your Cairns Cape York tour starts with an early departure from Cairns over the Great Dividing Range and into "Quinkan Country" and for those with reasonable fitness plus suitable footwear a chance to climb Split Rock where you will find ancient Aboriginal Rock Art. The afternoon will find the safari arriving into the Lakefield National Park which is your overnight campsite.

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travelling Day 2 Coen - Archer River (BLD)
    Waterlily covered billabongs, wildlife and a great variety of birdlife in Lakefield National Park this morning. Visit the historic telegraph station of Musgrave before travelling on to Coen and the Archer River. Continue on to Merluna, a remote family operated cattle station, where we camp tonight.

    Day 3 Weipa - Wenlock River (BLD)
    The township of Weipa is know for its Bauxite Mine and this morning you have a chance to tour the mine for a small additional cost. After lunch your Cape York safari will hit the tracks again in a northward direction and travel through Batavia Downs Station to your overnight camp at Moreton Telegraph Office located on Wenlock River

    Day 4 Wenlock River - Eliot (Twin/Indian Head) Falls (BLD)
    Lots of traveling today will be done in 4wd mode as the tour will have action, adventure and fun heading along the Telegraph Track. There will be some bumps and humps but also lots of sights for the cameras. Tonights camp is at the beautiful Eliot (Twin / Indian Head) Falls where there will be plenty of time before dark for a swim in the falls after a hard day on your 4wd tour.

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traveling Day 5 Eliot (Twin/Indian Head) Falls - Cape York (BLD)
    Rise early and experience the pleasure of the Cape York Peninsula at sunrise. You may even want to take another swim in the spring fed pools of the Eliot Falls before the tour breaks camp. Northward bound again the safari crosses the might Jardine River before arriving late in the afternoon at the top of Australia where you will set up camp on the shores of the Torres Strait for the next three nights.

    Day 6 Cape York - Cape York (BLD)
    Today is a free day to relax a little with a book on the beach of the Torres Straits or perhaps you may want to do a little bush walking. For those that are keen you can take a tropical cruise from the mainland across to Thursday Island or perhaps take in some fishing with a professional guide (both options a little extra).

    Day 7 Cape York - Cape York (BLD)
    Today is a very exciting day and a highlight of your Cape York tour as after visiting the Lockerbie Rain forest Scrubland and the township of Somerset on Albany Passage you will take an emotional walk to the very "tip" of mainland Australia - Cape York!

    Day 8 Jardine River - Fruit Bat Falls - Wenlock River (BLD) travelling 
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    Across the mighty Jardine River we travel through Cape York's wilderness and on to Fruit Bat Falls for lunch and a swim in its pristine spring-fed waters. Continue on to our overnight camp at Moreton on the Wenlock River.

    Day 9 Iron Range National Park - Chilli Beach (BLD)
    Today we head east across the Wenlock and Pascoe Rivers to the fabulous Iron Range National Park (conditions permitting), Australia's largest remaining area of tropical lowland rainforest. The area is renown for its Eclectus Parrots, Palm Cockatoos, Magnificent Rifle Birds, Green (Condra) Pythons and Spotted Cuscus to name just a few. We camp in the rainforest or at Chili Beach.

    Day 10 Portland Roads - Batavia Gold Fields (BL)
    This morning we visit the tiny outpost of Portland Roads before returning to see other secrets hidden in the Iron Range rainforest. We leave the National Park through Tozers Gap and travel on to visit the historic Batavia gold fields. Onward to Archer River where we camp tonight.

    Day 11 Coen - Jowalbinna (BLD)
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york South to Coen then on to the historic telegraph station of Musgrave. Continue to Jowalbinna Rock Art Safari Camp, an epicentre for Quinkan Rock Art over 30,000 years old in picturesque sandstone valleys. Camp at Jowalbinna tonight.

    Day 12 Rock Art - Cooktown (BL)
    A morning rock art exploration, delving into the traditional lives of the region's first inhabitants (optional). Travel to historic Cooktown and walk where Captain Cook once walked, enjoy Grassy Hill's spectacular views and relive the gold rush days strolling past heritage buildings. We camp near Cooktown tonight.

    Day 13 Bloomfield Track - Cape Tribulation - Cairns (BL)
    trip cape york Visit eerie Black Mountain and the quaint Lion's Den Hotel this morning. Now 4WD adventure on the Bloomfield Track (conditions permitting) into the World Heritage Listed rainforests of Daintree and Cape Tribulation. Nearing the end we cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and continue on to Port Douglas or Cairns completing your fascinating adventure of discovery and fun in Australia's far north.

    CAMPING TOUR INCLUDES:

    • Meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner)
    • camp fire cooked dinners
    • Air-conditioned 13 seat 4WD vehicle
    • All tours as per itinerary
    • 13 nights camping accommodation
    4wd Tour Departs Cairns:
    May 6, 20 Jun 3,17 Jul 1, 15, 29 Aug 12, 26 Sept 9,23 Oct 7 Nov 4

    COST PER PERSON:
    Camping Twin Share in Tents $2,995
    Camping Single in Tents $3,295
    The above prices are in Australian Dollars & valid for all departures in 2013

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Cape York Trip

Cape York Trip (Code: wc7fd)

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4wd tour

Cape York Tour 7 Days 6 Nights - Fly one way and 4wd Tour the other way - Camping

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Bloomfield Track
  • The Telegraph Track
  • Iron Range National Park
  • Chili Beach
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Batavia Goldfields
  • Portland Roads
  • Fruit Bat Falls
  • Battle Camp Road
  • Coen
  • Old Laura Homestead
  • Cape York
  • Lockerbie Scrub
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Cooktown

Day 1 Cairns - Cape York (LD)
Sit back in your aircraft and enjoy a flight from Cairns to Cape York knowing that your Cape York tour adventure is only just beginning. On arrival at Cape York all the action starts as soon as you land with your 4 wheel drive whisking you away to the rainforest area of Lockerbie Scrub before taking a walk to the very "tip" of Australia, Cape York! Tonights accommodation will see you camping on the shores of the Torres Strait.

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tours Day 2 Cape York Tip - Moreton (BLD)
Traveling south from Cape York your 4wd safari will head to Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. There will be plenty of time for a swim in these lovely waterfalls before packing up the 4 wheel drive and taking in some of the scenery heading south to your unique wilderness overnight camp.

Day 3 Moreton - Chili Beach (BLD)
Today is time for some exciting 4 wheel driving as weather permitting your safari vehicle will cross the Wenlock and Pascoe Rivers heading into the fabulous Iron Range National Park which is Australia's largest remaining area of tropical lowland rainforest. The area is renown for its bird and wildlife including Eclectus Parrots, Palm Cockatoos, Pythons and Cuscus to name just a few. Overnights camping is at Chili Beach on the Coral Sea's shore.

Day 4 Chili Beach - Archer River (BLD)
This morning see's you heading to the tiny outpost of Portland Roads before returning to see other secrets hidden in the Iron Range National Park. Exiting the park through Tozers Gap the safari will head on to visit the historic Batavia gold fields. After a short tour of the area followed by a little drive the tour will arrive at Archer River where camp will be set up for the night.

tour cape york Day 5 Archer River - Lakefield National Park (BLD)
Rising early with the birds this morning and after breakfast the tour heads south to Coen and Musgrave then into the famous Lakefield National Park. The park is well known for its amazing waterlily covered billabongs, wildlife and bird life. Your accommodation tonight is camping in Lakefield National Park.

Day 6 Lakefield National Park - Cooktown (BLD)
On the list of things to see today are the Old Laura Homestead then a real 4wd down the old Battle camp road which was once used by the Palmer River gold rush diggers. This road will lead you into Cooktown where you can feel the atmosphere of this historical town. Climb the lookouts or just walk in the steps of Captain Cook and you explore the town. Your accommodation is in Cooktown tonight at a very nice campsite.

Day 7 Cooktown - Cairns (BL)
After bidding Cooktown good bye and a short distance later you will come across Eerie Black Mountain followed soon after by the historic Lions Den Hotel. cape york 
safari tour Trekking south you 4wd will head slowly down the Bloomfield Track into Cape Tribulation and the world heritage listed Daintree National Park. Your last Cape York tour river crossing is over the Daintree River by cable ferry before watching in awe at this pristine rainforest going by your vehicle. After a walk through the rainforest your 4 wheel drive heads south back into the real world and unfortunately putting and end to your tour however rest assured your memories of this fabulous Cape York tour will last for many years to come.

CAMPING TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner)
  • camp fire cooked dinners
  • Air-conditioned 13 seat 4WD vehicle
  • All tours as per itinerary
  • Scenic Flight from Cairns to Cape York
  • 6 nights camping accommodation
Fly North & 4wd Tour South Departs Cairns:
May 12,26 Jun 9,23 Jul 7,21 Aug 4,18 Sept 1,15,29 Oct 13 Nov 10

COST PER PERSON:
Camping Twin Share in Tents $2,095 + $20 fuel levy
Camping Single in Tents $2,245 + $20 fuel levy
The above prices are in Australian Dollars & valid for all departures in 2013

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Cairns Cape York Tour

Cairns Cape York Tour (Code: h9fd )

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Cape York Tour 9 Days 8 Nights - Fly one way and 4wd Tour the other way - Fully Accommodated

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Cape York
  • Thursday Island
  • Bramwell Station
  • Somerset
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Cooktown
  • Daintree National Park
  • Fruit Bat Falls
  • Weipa
  • Lotus Bird Lodge

Day 1 Cairns - Horn Island - Thursday Island (LD)
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. This day includes a tour of Horn Island, entry to the WW II Museum. You will stay the night at the Gateway Torres Strait Resort at Horn Island ensuite facilities.

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york cairns safari Day 2 Horn Island - Thursday Island - Cape York (BD)
On arrival at Thursday Island, you will be taken on a 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 the Bamaga Resort, our accommodation for the next 2 nights ensuite facilities.

Day 3 Cape York (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 base ensuite facilities.

Day 4 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 our accommodation, a "true blue, aussie" cattle station, Bramwell Station. (share facilities)

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cairns 4wd tour Day 5 Bramwell Station - Weipa (BLD)
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 (own expense). Accommodation: Heritage Resort ensuite facilities.

Day 6 Weipa - Lotus Bird Lodge (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 accommodation, Lotus Bird Lodge, set amongst shady eucalypts along the inner bank of a large horseshoe shaped billabong. The local environment ranges from open eucalypt woodland and gallery forests to grassy plains, marshlands, creeks and lagoons, providing the ideal habitat for over 200 species of birds. (ensuite facilities)

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cairns tour Day 7 Lotus Bird Lodge - Lakefield National Park - 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 the Cooktown, Captain Cooks Landing and the Grassy Hill Lookout. Accommodation at the Sovereign Resort in Cooktown ensuite facilities.

Day 8 Cooktown - Cape Tribulation (BLD)
We make our way south passing the mysterious Black Mountain and the historic Lions Den Hotel. Traversing the jungle shrouded Bloomfield Track to Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef.. At Cape Tribulation, where Captain Cook's troubles began, we will enjoy a rainforest walk. Our accommodation tonight is at Cape Trib Beach House ensuite facilities.

Day 9 Cape Tribulation - Cairns (BL)
After a leisurely morning, we spend time exploring the wonders of Cape Tribulation, before crossing the Daintree River to begin the last leg of our journey home. Travelling south along the Marlin Coast, we stop off at Hartleys Crocodile Adventures. Here you will enjoy an informative introduction to the flora and fauna, you may have encountered in the Cape. A scenic drive along the Captain Cook Highway is a perfect way to complete your Cape York Adventure. We arrive back in Cairns in the late afternoon and return you to your accommodation.

FULLY ACCOMMODATED TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All restaurant dinners and breakfasts
  • Air-conditioned 21 seat 4WD vehicle
  • All tours as per itinerary
  • Scenic Flight from Cairns to Cape York
  • 7 nights accommodation with ensuite facilities
  • 1 nights accommodation with share ensuite facilites
Fly North & 4wd Tour South Departs Cairns:
Jun 2,19 Jul 8,27 Aug 16 Sep 2,22 Oct 9

4wd Tour North & Fly South Departs Cairns:
May 27 Jun 13 Jul 2,21 Aug 10,27 Sep 16 Oct 3

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Cape York 4WD Tour

Cape York 4WD Tour (Code: wcCY07SA)

Cape York 
4WD

Cape York Tour 7 Days 6 Nights - 4wd Tour one way and fly the other way - Accommodated

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Cape York
  • Thursday Island
  • Musgrave
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Cooktown
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Fruit Bat Falls
  • Weipa
  • Battle camp Road
  • Old Laura Homestead
  • The "Telegraph Track"
  • Lockerbie Scrub
  • Coen

  • Day 1 Cairns - Bamaga (D)
    This morning make your own way to Cairns Domestic Airport. Your adventure begins when you board your aircraft to fly over the Great Barrier Reef to Horn Island. Transfer by ferry 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.

    cape york 4wd Day 2 Lockerbie Scrub - Cape York (BLD)
    A fascinating visit to the beautiful “Lockerbie Scrub”, an isolated pocket of monsoon rainforest, on our way 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 3 Telegraph Track - Fruit Bat Falls - Moreton (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. Continue on to the Wenlock River where we overnight in Moreton’s delightful permanent tent safari camp.

    Day 4 Coen - Musgrave (BL)
    This morning time for exploring, bushwalking, birdwatching or simply relaxing. Later we travel through Batavia Downs as we head for the west coast of the Peninsula and Weipa, our overnight stop. An opportunity to learn about this bauxite mining town this afternoon. Dinner is your own expense this evening.

    cape york 
4 wheel drive tour Day 5 Lakefield National Park (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 Musgrave, the century old Telegraph Station and now working cattle station, our overnight stop.

    Day 6 Cooktown (BLD)
    Explore Lakefield National Park, Queensland’s second largest at 537,000 hectares (1.25 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 Black Mountain - Bloomfield Track - Cairns (BL)
    Walk where Captain Cook walked and enjoy the spectacular views from atop Grassy Hill on a tour of Cooktown. Leaving Cooktown we visit the quaint Lion's Den Hotel before crossing 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.

    TOUR INCLUDES:
    cape york four 
wheel drive

    • Meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner)
    • All meals are campfire cooked meals
    • Air-conditioned 13 seat 4WD vehicle
    • All tours as per itinerary
    • Scenic Flight from Cairns to Cape York
    • 6 nights accommodation
    Departure Dates:
    May 31 Jun 14, 28 Jul 12, 26 Aug 9, 23 Sept 6, 20 Oct 4, 18

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    Cape York Australia Safari

    Cape York Australia Safari (Code: h7fd or 7df c/fa)

    cairns cape 
york safari

    Cape York Tour 7 Days 6 Nights - Fly one way and 4wd Tour the other way - Camping or Fully Accommodated

    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

    • Cape York
    • Thursday Island
    • Bramwell Station
    • Somerset
    • Bloomfield Track
    • Lakefield National Park
    • Cape Tribulation
    • Cooktown
    • Daintree National Park
    • Fruit Bat Falls
    • Weipa
    • Lotus Bird Lodge

    Day 1 Cairns - Thursday Island - Cape York - Seisia (D)
    Transfer to Cairns airport for your flight to Thursday Island. This flight provides spectacular views of the Coral Sea, the Great Barrier Reef and the uninhabited East Coast wilderness of the Cape York Peninsula. On arrival at Thursday Island, you will be taken on an informative guided bus tour of the island and its picturesque harbor, once home to the romantic pearl lugger fleet. Late afternoon ferry transfer to the mainland, where you will be met by your driver/guide, who will take you to your accommodation. For the camping option people you will stay at Seisia which is ideally located within walking distance from the Seisia Wharf, a famous fishing spot. Your overnight accommodation for the camping option people will be in tent camping with on site toilet, shower & laundry. For the fully accommodated option people you will stay at the lovely Bamaga Resort which has resort rooms with ensuite facilities.

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cairns Day 2 Seisia - Somerset - Cape York Tip - Seisia (BLD)
    An unforgettable day! Stand at the very top of mainland Australia and celebrate with champagne and photographs. You will then visit Somerset, once the home to the legendary Jardine family and a government outpost established in 1864. Lunch will be served on the palm fringed Anchorage Beach, during the afternoon you will have time to walk this isolated beach at the top of Australia before returning to Seisia for the camping option people or the Bamaga Resort for the fully accommodated option people.

    Day 3 Seisia - Fruit Bat Falls - Bramwell Station (BLD)
    Southward bound, you will cross the mighty Jardine River stopping at Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Here you can relax, swim and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall. The afternoon will see you traveling along part of the Old Telegraph Track, before making your way to a "True Blue Aussie" cattle station - Bramwell Station. Your overnight accommodation for the camping option people will be in tent camping with on site toilet, shower & laundry. For the fully accommodated option people you will stay in cabins which have share facilities.

    Day 4 Bramwell - Weipa (BD)
    A southerly run through the wilderness with all its varied landscapes to cross the Wenlcok River. This sees you heading for the Gulf of Carpentaria and your overnight stop at Weipa with its view over Albatross Bay. This afternoon there will be the opportunity of a 2.5 hour tour of the largest bauxite mine in the world ($25 extra) and ample time to do your laundry or stroll the town. Your overnight accommodation for the camping option people will be in tent camping with on site toilet, shower & laundry. For the fully accommodated option people you will stay at the Heritage Resort which has resort rooms with ensuite facilities.

    cairns cape 
york Day 5 Weipa - Lotus Bird Lodge (BLD)
    Continuing south your first stop will be the picturesque Archer River, then on to the historic frontier gold town of Coen. The afternoon finds you arriving at your overnight campsite, Lotus Bird Lodge, which is set amongst shady eucalyptus trees running the banks of a large horseshoe shaped billabong. The local environment ranges from open Eucalypt woodland and gallery forests, to grassy plains, marshlands,creeks and lagoons, providing the ideal habitat for over 200 species of birds. Your overnight accommodation for the camping option people will be in tent camping with on site toilet, shower & laundry. For the fully accommodated option people you will stay in cabins with ensuite facilities.

    Day 6 Lotus Bird Lodge - Lakefield NP - Cooktown (BLD)
    After an early start your 4WD will head east towards Princess Charlotte Bay where you traverse the entire length of the Lakefield National Park (road conditions permitting). This was 3 huge cattle stations which are now a National Park that is home to a many birds and animals native to this area. Lagoons, billabongs and wide river lakes are home to both fresh and saltwater crocodiles. Traveling southwards and continuing on to Old Laura Homestead then cross the Battle Camp Range. The afternoon is spent exploring the famous gold port of Cooktown. Visit Captain Cooks landing and Grassy Hill Lookout just to name a few. Your overnight accommodation for the camping option people will be in tent camping with on site toilet, shower & laundry. For the fully accommodated option people you will stay at the famous River of Gold Resort with ensuite facilities.

    cairns to cape 
york Day 7 Cooktown - Cape Tribulation - Cairns (BL)
    The final exciting day has, unfortunately, arrived, but before returning to Cairns you make your way south passing the mysterious Black Mountain and the historic Lions Den Hotel. Traversing the jungle shrouded Bloomfield Track we see where the "rain forest meets the reef" at Cape Tribulation. Next its time to enjoy the splendor of a World Heritage listed rain forest-The Daintree National Park. A scenic drive along the Marlin Coast is a perfect way to complete your Cape York Safari. Arriving late afternoon in Cairns where you will be taken to your accommodation with memories that will last a lifetime.

    CAMPING TOUR INCLUDES:

    • Meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner)
    • 1 restaurant dinner
    • 5 camp fire cooked dinners
    • Air-conditioned 21 seat 4WD vehicle
    • All tours as per itinerary
    • Scenic Flight from Cairns to Cape York
    • 5 nights camping accommodation
    • 1 nights cabin accommodation

    FULLY ACCOMMODATED TOUR INCLUDES:
    • Meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = Dinner)
    • All restaurant dinners and breakfasts
    • Air-conditioned 21 seat 4WD vehicle
    • All tours as per itinerary
    • Scenic Flight from Cairns to Cape York
    • 3 nights accommodation with ensuite facilities
    • 3 nights accommodation with share ensuite facilites
    Fly North & 4wd Tour South Departs Cairns:
    May 18 Jun 1, 15, 29 Jul 13, 27 Aug 10, 24 Sep 7, 21 Oct 5, 19

    4wd Tour North & Fly South Departs Cairns:
    May 12,26 Jun 9,23 Jul 7,21 Aug 4,18 Sep 1,15,29 Oct 13

    COST PER PERSON:
    Camping Twin Share in Tents $2,195
    Accommodated Twin Share $2,895
    Accommodated Single $3,245
    The above prices are in Australian Dollars & valid for all departures in 2013

    Campers are given tents with a two inch high density foam mattress. You will need to bring or hire our sleeping bag ($15 per trip), pillow ($5 per trip) and optional camp bed ($6 per night).

    Optional Extra Day $220 (LDB) Start your holiday one day earlier with an early morning flight from Cairns to Horn Island in Cape York. Here you will have a tour of Horn Island with entry into the World War II Museum. This nights accommodation is at the Gateway Torres Strait Resort on Horn Island. The next day a short ferry ride will take you to Thursday Island where you will meet the rest of your tour group and start Day 1 of your tour.

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