Tour ID: 10052925
Day 1 Cairns-Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation is with our Travel partner.
This morning you will be collected from your accommodation. 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 Heritage Lodge & Spa Cape Tribulation where you have the remainder of the afternoon and evening at your leisure.
Day 2 10.30am Cape Tribulation - Cooktown
You will be collected from your accommodation by Adventure North 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. Tour of grassy hill included before being taken to your overnight accommodation at The Sovereign Hotel. Afternoon and evening at your leisure.
Day 3 Free Day Aboriginal Rock Art Tour with Nugal-warra Elder Willfred (Willie) Gordon of Guurrbi Tours
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)
Enjoy the remainder of the afternoon to explore Cooktown. Visit the World Class James Cook Museum, stroll along the shores of the Endeavour River. The main street has a charm and historical atmosphere, which still prevails. You can experience the unspoilt beauty of the area, which remains much the same as Cook knew it in 1770. Walking trails surround Cooktown’s Heritage and scenic rim with most attractions within easy walking distance.
This afternoon return to Cairns by the inland road, The Mulligan Highway-Far North Queensland’s Outback. Travel will be through a diverse landscape of cattle stations, The Palmer River Gold mine region. The discovery of alluvial gold in 1872 led to Queensland’s largest gold rush, Mt Carbine the northern tablelands region arriving at your accommodation approx 9.30pm
Lunch Day 1 & 2
all other meals at your own expense
7:00 AM Wed, Sun
8:30 AM Wed, Sun
Cairns, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation, Palm Cove, Daintree, Cairns Beaches, Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob
Northern Beaches 7.30am
Port Douglas 8.30am
comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen, camera
Bloomfield Track subject to weather and safety conditions, alternative route via inland road will be taken.
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.
Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Mt Molloy and Daintree
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