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Tour ID: 10039645

Join a small group of like minded guests for the journey of a lifetime. Jump on board our luxury 4WD and travel to the Tip of Australia.
If you want to see Cape York in a bit of style with a small group of no more than six people then this may the tour for you. With many value added inclusions and a knowledgeable local guide to show you the sights, you'll find this tour is very good value for money. On this personal 8 Day Cape York Safari you can ask the guide to see what you are interested in most, to a larger extent, than on bigger tours.

Itinerary (Day 1 - 10)

Tuesday Day 1 – CRUISE FROM CAIRNS TO CAPE YORK (optional extra $475 twin share)
Your tour starts spend 4 days /3 nights on the MV Trinity Bay.

Wednesday Day 2 – CRUISE

Thursday Day 3 – ARRIVE AT HORN ISLAND AND THURSDAY ISLAND
Your tour includes a tour of Horn Island in the morning and then Thursday Island in the afternoon

Friday Day 4 – ARRIVE AT BAMAGA
Disembark the MV Trinity Bay. Your guide will pick you up from the MV Trinity Bay and transfer to Loyalty Beach. This is where you have the rest of the day at your leisure

Thursday Day 3 - FLY FROM CAIRNS TO CAPE YORK
Lunch & Dinner Provided
Overnight: Thursday Island

Your tour starts from Cairns Airport or if required a shuttle bus will take you to the airport from the Cairns CBD. Arriving at Horn Island Airport. We then take a guided tour of this interesting Island. After lunch we jump on board the transfer boat and head to Thursday Island. We stay on Thursday Island for the night.

Friday Day 4 – THURSDAY ISLAND TO SEISA
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided
Overnight: Loyalty Beach

We enjoy a guided tour around this small island that is part of Torres Strait culture and history. Thursday Island is situated between Cape York and Australia’s nearest neighbour New Guinea.
It's time then to head over the Mainland to our overnight accommodation; this will be our home for the next two nights.

Saturday Day 5 – CAPE YORK & THE TIP
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided
Overnight: Loyalty Beach

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 lots of great views, also once we arrive it’s time to grab a drink and enjoy the afternoon over the Torres Strait.

Sunday Day 6 - CAPE YORK TO BRAMWELL
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided
Overnight: Bramwell

Leaving the Cape behind us, we travel south across the Great Dividing Range though the Jardine National Park boarded with the stunning Coral Sea to the East
Arriving at the Jardine River it’s time to board the Ferry to cross the Jardine. We arrive at Fruit Bat Falls where we enjoy the board walk and continue further along and then stopping for lunch and then onto Bramwell Station for the night.

Monday Day 7 – BRAMWELL TO WEIPA
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided
Overnight: Weipa

We make a morning visit to the Morton Telegraph Station; this important link in communication to the far north and the cape operated till 1960. Re-joining our 4WD we travel south crossing many creeks and streams and then we head through one of the largest cattle station on the Cape - Batavia Downs.
We then head towards Weipa is located in the Gulf of Carpentaria is the largest town in the Cape York Peninsula
Then take a stroll through the township and explore the port of Weipa and its amazing coastline before returning to our accommodation in time to enjoy a relaxing late afternoon.

Tuesday Day 8 - WEIPA TO COEN/MUSGRAVE
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided
Overnight: Coen/Musgrave

Travelling along part of the southern leg of the old Telegraph Track we come to the Archer River, one of the Cape's well-known obstacles and river crossing. We then continue further south to Coen or Musgrave - our home for the night.

Wednesday Day 9- COEN/MUSGRAVE TO COOKTOWN
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Provided
Overnight: Cooktown

After an early start from Coen we head into Lakefield National Park including visits to Red and White Lilly Lagoons - these are truly spectacular parts of the National Park. We will also travel through the many river valleys and numerous giant termite mounds and arrive at Old Laura Homestead.
From the homestead we take a short drive to “welcome waterhole” wetlands from here we travel the Battle Camp Track to Cooktown. After arriving in Cooktown where we enjoy lunch before we spend the afternoon visiting the Botanical Gardens and the Powerhouse Museum - this is truly a unique and amazing place.

Thursday Day 10 - COOKTOWN TO CAIRNS VIA THE DAINTREE
Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Return to Cairns

Today we 4WD along the Bloomfield Track enjoying many scenic spots including Mysterious Black Mountain. Bloomfield Falls and Cedar Bay National park.
Heading onward to Cape Tribulation, we give you an opportunity to explore coastal headlands and long sandy beaches before stopping to enjoy lunch before we journey through the World Heritage Rainforest .A visit to this area would not be complete without a stop at the Daintree Ice Cream Company (own expense) we then cross the Daintree River by cable ferry before joining our afternoon cruise on the famous Daintree River where many crocodiles and amazing birdlife are often found. We complete our 10 days cape to cairns experience with a scenic drive along the beautiful Coral Coast to Cairns City completing a truly memorable 10 days touring the north.
Please note that Single Travellers must purchase the optional extra "single supplement" if you prefer your own private room, otherwise you may be roomed with another single traveller.
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. Tour is not suitable for infants. We endeavour to room guests in ensuites rooms where available, once full we use shared facilities.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    All meals, accommodation, National Park Entry Fees are included

  • Duration:

    8 Days / 7 nights or 10 Days/9 Nights

  • Departure:

    7:00 AM Thu

  • Return:

    5.00pm

  • Departure points:

    Cairns, Port Douglas and Cairns Beaches

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    Departs from Cairns from June - October

  • Fitness level required:

    Medium

  • Child policies:

    Tour is not suitable for children under 14, unless booked as private charter.

  • Additional Information:

    This tour requires a minimum number to operate, you will be waitlisted until numbers are reached
    Accommodation & Itinerary is subject to change and the operator reserves the right to subsitute or modify if required.

  • Destinations:

    Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Cape York, Bloomfield, Daintree, Lakefield National Park, Black Mountain, Clohesy River and Thursday Island

Optional Extras

  • Single Supplement

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