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Tour ID: 10017641

Legend; B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

Transfer from selected Cairns accommodation to Cairns airport for your flight to Horn Island. Transfer by ferry to Thursday Island and on arrival, 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. This afternoon board your ferry to the mainland, where you will be met by your guide, who will take you to Seisia. Seisia is ideally located for our next few days, being in walking distance from the Seisia Wharf, a famous fishing spot. Our accommodation at Seisia Holiday Park are cottages with ensuite facilities.

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 Seisia. Our accommodation at Seisia Holiday Park are cottages with ensuite facilities.

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 a ‘true blue’ Aussie cattle station, Bramwell Station – ensuite facilities.

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 or a Wildlife Eco River Cruise (own expense). Our accommodation tonight is at the Heritage Motel – ensuite facilities.

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 overnight accommodation at the Old Musgrave Telegraph Station. (Limited rooms with ensuite facilities available, once full rooms with shared bathroom facilities will be used.)

After an early start, we head east towards Princess Charlotte Bay where we traverse the entire length of Lakefield National Park (road conditions permitted), 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, where we visit Captain Cooks Landing, before settling in to our accommodation in Cooktown - ensuite facilities.

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 splendour of a World Heritage listed rainforest. A scenic drive along the Marlin Coast back to Cairns is a perfect way to complete your tour.

The operator reserves the right to alter itinerary and accommodation if necessitated.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    All fares include meals as per itinerary code: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch and (D) Dinner.
    All accommodation costs and entrance fees as per itinerary.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    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. Fuel levy may apply.

    Optional tour of an open cut bauxite mine is available in Weipa at an additional cost of $ 40 per person, or Weipa Wildlife and Eco cruise at $ 60 per person. These optional tours need to be pre-booked at least 2 weeks prior to the tour departure. You can decide on the day and book direct with the operator subject to availability on the day.

  • Duration:

    7 days and 6 nights

  • Departure:

    6:00 AM Daily

  • Return:

    Between 4 and 6PM

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Upon final payment, please confirm your accommodation with head office by phoning 07 4054 7750. Our head office will leave a message at the hotel reception ONE day prior to the tour departure with confirmation of your pick up time, when applicable. Pick up times are generally between 6AM and 7AM. Heritage Tours will pick up and drop of at the following places in Cairns on tours that include accommodation transfers:
    Queens Court Hotel, 167 Sheridan Street Cairns
    Novotel Oasis Resort, 122 Lake Street Cairns
    Top Tourist: 1st City Caravilla Caravan park, Kelly Street Earlville, 07 4054 1403
    BIG 4, Cairns Coconut Caravan Park, Anderson Road Woree, 07 4054 6644
    These 2 caravan parks have storage facilities available for your car and caravan.

  • What to bring:

    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, insect repellent and toiletries. A track suit is most useful, too.

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Tours are not suitable for children under 6 years of age.

  • Additional Information:

    Rates mentioned are on twin share basis. Single supplement available on request.

    • Cape York - Most Northern Tip of Australia
    • Thursday Island
    • Fruit Bat falls
    • Bramwell Station
    • Weipa
    • Musgrave Telegraph Station
    • Lakefield National Park
    • Cooktown
    • 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.

  • Destinations:

    Weipa, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Cape York, Bloomfield, Daintree, Lakefield National Park and Black Mountain

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