Tour ID: 10017575
Legend; B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, S = Showers, T -= Toilet, L = Laundry
DAY 1 CAIRNS – THURSDAY ISLAND – CAPE YORK (D)
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. On arrival at Thursday Island, you will be taken on an 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 our permanent pre-erected base camp at Seisia. Seisia is ideally located for our next few days, being in walking distance from the Seisia Wharf, a famous fishing spot. (STL)
DAY 2 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. (STL)
DAY 3 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 permanent campsite at a ‘true blue, aussie’ cattle station, Bramwell Station. (ST)
DAY 4 BRAMWELL - WEIPA (BD)
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 permanent camp site 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). (STL)
DAY 5 WEIPA - MUSGRAVE (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 permanent campsite at the Old Musgrave Telegraph Station. (ST)
DAY 6 MUSGRAVE - 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 Captain Cooks Landing and Grassy Hill Lookout. Overnight accommodation in Cooktown - ensuite facilities.
DAY 7 COOKTOWN - CAPE TRIBULATION - CAIRNS (BL)
The final exciting day has, unfortunately, arrived, but before returning to Cairns, we make our way south passing the mysterious Black Mountain and the historic Lions Den Hotel. Traversing the jungle shrouded Bloomfield Track (road conditions permitted) we see where the 'rainforest meets the reef' at Cape Tribulation. We travel through the splendor of a World Heritage listed rainforest. A scenic drive along the Marlin Coast is a perfect way to complete your safari. Arriving late afternoon in Cairns, where you will be taken to your accommodation.
The operator reserves the right to alter itinerary and location of campsites if necessitated.
All fares include meals as per itinerary code: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch and (D) Dinner.
(S) Showers, (L) Laundry, (T) Toilets, (Bc) Bushcamp.
All camping, accommodation costs and entrance fees as per itinerary.
Tents and 2 inch high density foam mattresses on camping safaris.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED (unless otherwise stated in the itinerary) Accommodation, meals, fares en route from home cities. Meals, unless specifically mentioned on day to day itinerary, any personal items such as drinks, newspapers, telephone, laundry, souvenirs, personal and holiday insurance, sleeping bag and pillow. Fuel levy may apply.
Camping Equipment for hire:
Sleeping bag: $ 15.00 for the duration of the safari, Sheet: $ 5.00 for the duration of the safari, Pillow: $ 5.00 for the duration of the safari, Camp Bed: $ 36.00 for the duration of the safari.
An optional tour of an opencut bauxite mine is available in Weipa at an additional cost of $ 40.00 per person. This tour needs to be pre-booked at least 2 weeks prior to the tour departure.
7 days and 6 nights
6:00 AM Daily
Between 4 and 6PM
Pick up from Cairns CBD hotel accommodation. At least one week prior to your tour departure, please confirm your accommodation with head office by phoning us using the details provided on your booking confirmation. Our head office will contact the reception of your accommodation ONE day prior to the tour departure and leave a message with confirmation of your pick up time, when applicable. Guests staying outside of Cairns CBD are required to make their own transfer arrangements at their own expense. We will advise you of a suitable pick up location.
Casual gear is a must. You will need 3 to 4 changes of clothing. T-shirts, jeans, shorts, bathers, bath and hand towel, a pair of rubber soled shoes or joggers, a warm jumper or jacket, hat, torch, sleeping bag, pillow, insect repellent and toiletries. A track suit is most useful, too.
Children 14 years of age and under, on all overland camping safaris 10% off adult fare. Children 11 years of age and under, on overland camping safaris 15% off adult fare. Tours are not suitable for children under 6 years of age.
• Cape York - Most Northern Tip of Australia
• Thursday Island
• Fruit Bat falls
• Bramwell Station
• Musgrave Telegraph Station
• Lakefield National Park
• Bloomfield Track
• Cape Tribulation
• World Heritage Daintree National Park
Heritage Tours and/or its agents are not responsible or liable for loss or damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings whatsoever or for personal injury, accidents, hospitalisation, illness or medical expenses. Most claims arise from personal or close-family illness before holiday departure, resulting in cancellation charges. We strongly recommend all intending passengers consult their travel or insurance agent and take out adequate travel insurance to cover any event and give full travel protection.
Weipa, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Cape York, Bloomfield, Daintree, Lakefield National Park and Black Mountain
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