1 Day Cairns and Port Douglas Cooktown 4WD Tour (30)

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Cooktown and Cape York » 1 Day Cairns and Port Douglas Cooktown 4WD Tour (30)

Type: Tours - Cooktown Tours

This one day 4WD safari takes you from Cairns along the coastal road via Port Douglas to Cooktown and back in one big day of travel and sightseeing! You’ll travel the coastal road in one direction (weather permitting) and the inland road in the other direction. Cooktown is a beautiful, unspoilt, historic town surrounded by stunning countryside, and is Australia’s closest town to the Great Barrier Reef. With its laid-back atmosphere and friendly people it is the perfect place to explore the rugged beauty of the Lower Cape with its pristine environment and rich Aboriginal culture.

Departure Dates: This Cooktown tour departs on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday only from Cairns, Cairns Beaches or Port Douglas hotels. Extra departures might be available in August. Departure and return times are below. The minimum number of people per trip required for the trip to run is 4. The maximum number is 16.

How to book: You can book online via the rates table's "Add to Itinerary" button. Just click on that button and follow the prompts.  Full amount is  payable to secure your place. After we receive your booking request and a payment has been paid, a ticket will be emailed to you shortly after. 

Tour Itinerary:

You will be collected by an air-conditioned four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle. Your tour travels north along the Captain Cook Highway, one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives towards the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. You will cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and journey through this spectacular example of Mother Nature, which contains the highest number of plant and animal species that are rare, or threatened by extinction.

Your experienced guide will enlighten your journey with incredible stories and history as you continue on the 4WD only Bloomfield Track. This 32km track will take you through some of the most spectacular scenery in Australia, crossing rivers and climbing mountain ranges. You will stop for lunch at the famous Lion’s Den Hotel (est. 1875), North Queensland’s oldest running bush pub. You  continue to the unique geological oddity, which is Black Mountain, surrounded in mystery and spoken of in ancient Aboriginal legend.

Your tour arrives in Cooktown where you will have an amazing 360 degree view from Grassy Hill. You'll see the vistas of the Coral Sea, the Endeavour River and Cooktown. Have your camera ready! Enjoy a few hours free time to explore Cooktown including the famous museum there. Your 4WD tour then hits the inland road, a sealed highway, the Mulligan Highway, through a diverse landscape of cattle stations, the Palmer River Goldfields where one of Australia's richest gold fields was discovered in 1872. The outback of Far North Queensland offers amazing scenery. Your tour ends at your hotel in Cairns or Port Douglas at between 8.30pm-9.30pm.

If you choose to fly back to Cairns you have an extra few hours to see Cooktown and the flight departs Cooktown at 6pm and flies via the coastline, arriving at 6.50pm to Cairns. This flight has to be pre-booked and is subject to availability. Hotel transfers on arrival at Cairns General Aviation Airport are NOT included, please make your own way to your accommodation. Taxis are available on arrival.

Features & Inclusions

  • 4WD air-conditioned vehicle
  • Friendly knowledgeable driver-guide
  • One of Australia�s most scenic coastal routes
  • World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park
  • Cable ferry across the Daintree River
  • Morning Tea
  • 4WD only Bloomfield Track
  • Lunch at an Aussie Bush Pub
  • Black Mountains
  • Free time in Cooktown
  • Transfers to and from accommodation

Rates and Tariffs

2017-18 Season
1st Apr 2017 to 31st Mar 2018
Cooktown 1 Day 4WD Tour - fuel levy included $289.00 adult
$229.00 per child
$1036.00 family
Drive North to Cooktown - Fly South to Cairns - fuel levy included $409.00 adult
$359.00 per child
$1536.00 family
* Booking terms and conditions may apply, please details below.

* All prices are inclusive of GST and in Australian Dollars ($AUD)

Booking Information

� Child ages 3-14 years. This tour is not suitable for children under 3.

Departure Dates: This Cooktown tour departs on a Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday only from Cairns, Cairns Beaches or Port Douglas hotels. Extra departures might be available in August. Departure and return times are below.

How to book: You can book online via the rates table's "Add to Itinerary" button, Full amount required to secure your place. After we receive your booking request and a deposit has been paid, a ticket will be emailed to you shortly after.

NOTE: There is a fuel levy charge of $20 per adult included in the ticket price.

Departure time:
This Cooktown Tour departs Cairns at approx. 7am
This Cooktown Tour departs Cairns Beaches at approx. 7.30am
This Cooktown Tour departs Port Douglas at approx. 8.30am

Return time:
This Cooktown Tour returns to Cairns at approx. 9.30pm
This Cooktown Tour returns to Cairns Beaches at approx. 9.00pm
This Cooktown Tour returns to Port Douglas at approx. 8.30pm

Pickup or Departure Point Details: Complimentary pick up and return transfers to your accommodation in Cairns, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas is included in this tour. (unless you do a Drive Fly option)

What is not included: Drinks and afternoon tea

Booking Policy

Please advise the following:
The name of your Holiday Accommodation and/ or a mobile telephone contact in case the tour director can�t find you. We also book accommodation at the best locally available rates so if we can help you with that, please let us know.

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