Tour ID: 10002489
Day 1 (L) Cairns-Port Douglas - Cape Tribulation
This morning you will be collected from your accommodation by our industry partner. Travel north along the scenic route to Mossman, lush farmland contrasts with seascape as we approach the majestic Daintree River. A short morning tea break, then its 'all aboard' for an informative one hour river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendour only the Daintree can offer as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and wildlife, this is nature at its best! We ascend the Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of World Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea. Experience the rainforest intimately on our elevated National Park Boardwalk. Accurate interpretations of flora and fauna will be given with ample time for photographs and questions as we search for the elusive, rare and totally unique Southern Cassowary and other wildlife species within this particular habitat.
A delicious barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads is served while you have the opportunity to hand feed a kangaroo and enjoy a cold drink from the bar. Our tour does a little more. It takes us beyond Cape Tribulation along the 4WD Bloomfield Track to pristine Emmagen Creek and time for a refreshing rainforest stream swim. Seek fish and turtles in the creek, butterflies and exotic birds in the trees and indulge in a feast of tropical fruit, a complimentary glass of wine and a cup of traditional Billy Tea, all of which enhance the tranquil surroundings. At Cape Tribulation Beach there is a little time to swim in the Coral Sea (seasonal) or stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers' platform overlooking the mountains and coast where the 'Rainforest meets the Reef'.
You will be taken to your overnight accommodation at Cape Tribulation where you have the remainder of the afternoon and evening at your leisure.
Day 2 (L) Cape Tribulation - Cooktown 10.30am
You will be collected from your accommodation where your journey will continue to Cooktown-The Last Frontier of North Queensland. The 4WD -only Bloomfield Track allows you to travel through the heart of this World Heritage Listed area providing incredible glimpses of Australia hard to imagine. Travel over rugged mountain ranges, river crossings, spot crocodiles and other Australian wildlife and fauna. We stop for lunch at the Lions Den Hotel, one of North Queensland’s oldest running Bush Pubs (est. 1875). Visit the mysterious Black Mountains steeped in Aboriginal legend before arriving mid afternoon in Cooktown. Enjoy 360 degree views from Grassy Hill-have your camera ready. Overnight Cooktown.
Day 3 Free Day Cooktown - Port Douglas-Cairns
Enjoy the day at leisure to explore Cooktown, with its world-class James Cook Museum, rich history, walking trails, great fishing, and friendly locals, Cooktown is a great place to visit. Today you have the option to walk with Aboriginal Elder, Willie Gordon, on his traditional lands. Rainbow Serpent Tour visiting 6 rock art sites
Late this afternoon we depart Cooktown via the inland road, the Mulligan Highway. Travel through a diverse landscape which is the Outback of Far North Queensland.
Optional Tour-Aboriginal Rock Art Tour with Nugal-warra Elder Willfred (Willie) Gordon
Departs Cooktown 7.45am Returns 1.15pm
Willie Gordon, the traditional story-teller of the Nugal-warra clan, takes guests to his ancestral rock art sites. Here he shares the stories behind the art, and explains how the paintings speak of the essence of life and the lores of his people. This tour takes you through a dramatic landscape to six rock art sites, including an ancestral Birth Cave and the Reconciliation Dave. (Covered closed-in shoes must be worn)
Lunch included Day 1 & 2
All other meals at own expense
Day 1 is with our industry partner Billy Tea Safaris
Day 2 & 3 Adventure North Australia
7:00 AM Wed, Sun
8:00 AM Wed, Sun
Complimentary pick up and drop off at your hotel
Comfortable walking shoes, swimmers, hat, sunscreen, camera,
Deluxe accommodation based on twin share @ Heritage Lodge and Spa Cape Tribulation and The Sovereign Hotel Cooktown
Heritage Lodge- Absolute pristine rainforest setting, adjoining Cooper Creek swimming holes, private rainforest walking tracks, "Basically Wild" Rainforest Restaurant, swimming pool, 20 Air Conditioned cabins, private balcony, coffee & Tea plunger, Queen size beds includes Tropical continental breakfast
Sovereign Resort- With one queen and one single bed, or queen bed and sitting area, fan, air conditioning, mini bar, tea/coffee making facilities, private balcony, ensuite, ISD/STD telephone and free cable television. Non smoking rooms available.
BLOOMFIELD TRACK IS SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS, ALTERNATIVE ROUTE VIA THE INLAND ROAD WILL BE TAKEN
Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Bloomfield and Daintree
Single supplement Adult
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