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*9 Day Accommodated Cape York Safari - Drive/Fly or Fly/Drive (DTA)

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
9 Day Accommodated Cape York Safari - Drive/Fly or Fly/Drive - TWIN SHARE(DTA) $6,350.00 $5,350.00 N/A N/A N/A
9 Day Accommodated Cape York Safari - Drive/Fly or Fly/Drive 9 Day Accommodated Cape York Safari - Drive/Fly or Fly/Drive - SINGLE (DTA) $7,150.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Concession rate available for Australian Pension/Senior Card holder - Twin Share - $6250pp and Single - $7050pp.

Rates are valid for travel in 2020.

Minimum 2 adults to operate.  Maximium 6 passengers per vehicle. Max two vehicles.

 

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

Minimum 2 adults to depart and maximum 6 passengers.

On this tour you join an intimate small group of like-minded people for your 'bucket list' trip to Australia's 'Last Frontier'. The vehicle is a super comfortable late model 4WD which easily handles the fun challenges of the trip to the Tip of Australia. This company offers the discerning guest an opportunity to see Cape York in a bit of style, if you like the sound of this, then this is the tour for you. You will experience many value add inclusions and have a knowledgeable local guide to show you the sights. Within reason, this personalised tour enables guests to ask to see what interests them the most. Tours with larger groups need to adhere to a rigid itinerary. Choose your preferred direction as this tour operates as a Drive/Fly & Fly/Drive. 

Departure Dates 2020 - Drive/Fly

13 May, 8 June, 29 June, 22 July, 12 August, 2 September 

Departure Dates 2020 - Fly/Drive

23 May, 18 June, 10 July, 1 August, 22 August, 12 September

Highlights/Inclusions:

  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner as per detailed itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Modern 4WD vehicle
  • Professional driver guide
  • Daintree Rainforest 
  • Crocodile spotting cruise on the Daintree River 
  • Cross the Daintree River by cable ferry
  • Mardja Boardwalk in Cape Tribulation
  • Cape Tribulation Beach (where 2 World Heritage Listed sites meet)
  • Bloomfield Track & Bloomfield Falls
  • Stop at the famous Lions Den Pub
  • Visit the mysterious Black Mountain
  • Cooktown -  Grassy Hill Lookout, Botanic Gardens, James Cook Museum & Powerhouse Museum
  • Travel Battlecamp Rd to Lakefield National Park
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Stop to view giant termite mounds
  • Old Laura Homestead
  • Sir William Thompson Range
  • Cross the Pascoe River
  • Views of spectacular Mount Tozer
  • Iron Range National Park
  • Lockhart River
  • Wenlock River
  • Weipa Western Cape Cultural Centre to view incredible artwork and learn about indigenous culture
  • Weipa Eco Boat Cruise
  • Bramwell Station
  • Stroll through sections of Jardine National Park
  • Batavia Downs - the largest cattle station in the Cape
  • Morton Telegraph Station
  • Drive the Telegraph Track (weather permitting)
  • Elliot Falls
  • Fruit Bat Falls
  • Cedar Bay National Park
  • Cross the crocodile infested Jardine River by ferry
  • Loyalty Beach
  • Seisa
  • Visit the remains of Somerset
  • The Tip of Australia with views over the Torres Strait
  • Boat cruise over the Torres Strait between the Cape to Thursday Island
  • Guided tours of both Horn Island and Thursday island
  • Flight between Horn Island & Cairns

 

Itinerary (Drive/Fly):

DAY 1. CAIRNS TO COOKTOWN VIA THE DAINTREE

Inclusions: Lunch, Dinner & Overnight Accommodation in The Daintree -Ferntree Rainforest Lodge (ensuite)

Leaving Cairns we head north along Queensland's Great Ocean Road towards Daintree, where we will join the Daintree River Cruise for an hour of exploring the wilderness where crocodiles are often found. We then cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and make our way toward to Cape Tribulation giving you an opportunity to explore coastal headlands and long sandy beaches stopping to enjoy lunch before we journey through the World Heritage Rainforest.

DAY 2. DAINTREE TO COOKTOWN

Inclusions: Lunch, Dinner & Overnight Accommodation in Cooktown - The Seaview Motel (ensuite)

After a leisurely breakfast we begin our journey towards Cooktown. Engaging 4WD, we travel along the Bloomfield Track (weather permitting) enjoying many scenic spots including Bloomfield Falls and Cedar Bay National Park. We stop at the World-Famous Lions Den Pub - another classic Aussie Icon. We visit The Mysterious Black Mountain before arriving in the Historic township of Cooktown.

DAY 3. COOKTOWN TO COEN / MUSGRAVE

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Overnight Accommodation at - Either The Exchange Hotel or Musgrave Roadhouse (ensuite)

We start our day with a visit to Grassy Hill Lookout, The James Cook Museum, Botanical Gardens & Powerhouse Museum - this is truly an amazing place. From Cooktown we head west to Battle Camp and onwards into Lakefield National Park. After visiting "Old Laura" homestead we travel through many fascinating river valleys and numerous giant termite mounds before arriving at our overnight accommodation at Coen or Musgrave.

DAY 4. COEN / MUSGRAVE TO LOCKHART

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Overnight Accommodation - The Greenhoose (ensuite)

Today we continue our adventure to one of Australia's most remote area's we head east exploring the Sir William Thompson Range and then crossing the Pascoe River, we head to Iron Range National Park. As we enter the National Park, we see the spectacular Mount Tozer at the peak of the table range, before descending down to Lockhart River a unique aboriginal community situated on the ocean at Lloyd Bay. Heading onwards further north - exploring the many wonders of the Iron Range National Park whilst enjoying the dense tropical rainforest being the largest remaining area of lowland rainforest in Australia. We arrive at Lockhart River for our overnight stay.

DAY 5. LOCKHART TO WEIPA

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Overnight Accommodation at Weipa - Heritage Resort Weipa (ensuite)

Leaving the east coast behind, we head inland through the National Park and onwards to savannah land countryside of the Cape and head north. This afternoon we continue a westward track towards the West Coast and the famous mining town of Weipa - arrive late afternoon. The Heritage Resort offers warm hospitality and friendly service with modern comforts.

DAY 6. WEIPA TO BRAMWELL

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Overnight Accommodation at Bramwell Tourist Park - Cabin/Motel Rooms (ensuite)

Weipa located in the Gulf of Carpentaria is the largest town in the Cape York Peninsula with a population of about 3,000 people. Its main industries are mining and cattle exports. We take a stroll through the Jardine National Park to amaze your senses. We then visit the Western Cape Cultural Centre. Be impressed with the stunning and truly authentic aboriginal artwork and learn about the Aboriginal culture. Then take a stroll through the township. We take a Weipa Eco Cruise tour and then depart the port of Weipa and its amazing coastline before travelling onto Bramwell where we overnight.

DAY 7. BRAMWELL TO CAPE YORK

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Overnight Accommodation at Loyalty Beach (shared bathroom)

Departing Bramwell we head through one of the largest cattle station on the Cape - Batavia Downs. We visit the Morton Telegraph Station; this important link in communication to the far north and the Cape operated until 1960. We now begin what will be one of the highlights of our tour - it's now time to join one of the original Telegraph Tracks (conditions permitting) Travelling further north to visit Elliot Falls and Fruit Bat Falls.  Joining the Bamaga Development Road we arrive at the Cape's most famous river, the Jardine crossing the crocodile infested stream by ferry, then onwards to the top arriving at Loyalty Beach where we stay for the next two nights.

DAY 8. CAPE YORK TO THE TIP

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Overnight Accommodation at Loyalty Beach (shared bathroom)

Today we visit the remains of Somerset, which was established by the Jardine Family as the Government outpost and Cattle Station. Spend some time at some secluded beaches, where we have previously sighted dugongs and sea turtles. This is a particularly scenic part of the Cape. We then head for Australia's most northerly point, Cape York. The 30-minute walk to the point has amazing views and lookouts.  Once we arrive it's time to grab a drink and enjoy the afternoon over the Torres Strait from the Tip of Australia.

DAY 9. THURSDAY ISLAND & CAPE YORK

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch & Flight from Horn Island

For our last day, we take a boat cruise across the Torres Strait to Thursday Island and enjoy a guided tour around this small island that is part of Torres Strait culture and history. The island is situated between Cape York and Australia's nearest neighbour New Guinea. We then take a short ferry ride to Horn Island, where you will also enjoy a short tour of the Island before being transferred to the Horn Island Airport for your flight back to Cairns, arriving at approximately 5.00pm.

 

Fly/Drive  - The itinerary and inclusions are the same, the tour is just conducted in reverse.

 

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Deposit: For travel in 2020 the non refundable deposit is $300 per person.

Final Payments: For travel in 2020 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 61 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 50% of deposit or $300 whichever is greater. • Bookings cancelled between 60 and 46 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 25% of tour total. • Bookings cancelled between 45 and 31 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 50% of tour total. • Bookings cancelled 30 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 100% of tour total. 

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.

 

**We can provide full terms and conditions on request.

 

Luggage is restricted to ONE Soft Bag per passenger (no suitcases), weighing no more than 10kgs + ONE Small Backpack/Day Pack


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This tour departs Cairns on set dates (as above). Maximum of 6 passengers, per vehicle. For larger groups we can offer 2 vehicles and guides to tag along together.  Please note that Single Travelers must purchase the optional extra "single supplement" as we don't offer shared rooms with other single travelers.

Seasonal weather conditions and operational requirements may cause a variation in the tour itinerary. The operator reserves the right to substitute or modify if required. Please read our terms and conditions carefully. Departure and Return times are approximate. We endeavor to room guests with ensuite facilities where available, once full we use shared facilities.  Please note this tour is not suitable for infants.

 

 




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