2 Day 1 Night Cooktown Tour - Departing from Cairns or Port Douglas hotels (31)

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Cooktown and Cape York » 2 Day 1 Night Cooktown Tour - Departing from Cairns or Port Douglas hotels (31)

Type: Tours - Cooktown Tours

Experience the essence of Cooktown in a 2-day 1-night tour!  The contrasting landscapes of outback and rainforest, ancient Aboriginal culture captured in rock art, and pioneering heritage. Rich in history…  Rich in Nature…  Rich in spirit.

Departure Dates: This Cooktown tour departs on a Monday or Thursday  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.

Departs: 7am from Cairns, 7.30am from Cairns beaches, 8.30am from Port Douglas. Returns: Next day at 8.30pm to Port Douglas, 9pm to Cairns beaches and 9.30pm to Cairns.

How to book: You can book online via the below rates table's "Add to Itinerary" button below. Full amount is required to secure your booking.  There is a fuel levy charge of $20 per adult included in the ticket price.

More Information: Standard accommodation is based upon the approximate rating of a three star room with ensuite and the deluxe accommodation is based upon the approximate rating of a four star room with ensuite

Itinerary:

Day 1 (L)
You will be collected by our air-conditioned four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle. We travel north along the Captain Cook Highway, one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives towards the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, crossing the mighty Daintree River by cable ferry. You will 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 will take you through some of the most incredible scenery in the country. Crossing rivers and climbing mountain ranges. We stop for lunch at the famous Lion’s Den Hotel (est. 1875), one of North Queensland’s oldest running bush pubs. Continue to the unique geological oddity, which is Black Mountain, surrounded in mystery and spoken of in ancient Aboriginal legend. Arriving in Cooktown have your camera ready with 360 degree panoramic views from Grassy Hill of Cooktown, the Coral Sea and the Endeavour River. Overnight - Cooktown

Day 2
Free Day to explore Cooktown or take the optional Aboriginal Rock Art tour available. (see below) Visit the World Class James Cook Museum or stroll along the shores of the Endeavour River. The unique charm and historic atmosphere of the main street still prevails. You can experience the unspoilt beauty of the area, which remains much the same as when Captain Cook knew it in 1770. This afternoon we depart Cooktown via the inland road, The Mulligan Highway, traveling through a diverse landscape of cattle stations and the Palmer River Gold mine region, which is the Outback of Far North Queensland. Stop for dinner (at your own expense) at the authentic Queenslander pub in the old mining town of Mount Molloy.

Optional Tour -Rainbow Serpent Rock Art Tour with Aboriginal Elder Willie Gordon from 7.45am – 1.15pm
An early start today as you will be collected from your accommodation by Nugal-warra Elder, Willie Gordon for a half day Rainbow Serpent Tour. Willie has a great smile, an infectious laugh and will be taking you to visit the rock art sites on his traditional country outside Hope Vale Aboriginal Community. The Rainbow Serpent Tour takes you through a dramatic landscape to six rock art sites, including an Ancestral Birth Cave and the Reconciliation Cave.

Wear comfortable walking shoes today as you’ll be walking through Willie’s country. After returning to Cooktown you are free to enjoy the reminder of the day at your leisure. Visit the World Class James Cook Museum or 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 when Captain Cook knew it in 1770. This afternoon depart Cooktown via the inland road, The Mulligan Highway, traveling through a diverse landscape of cattle stations and the Palmer River Gold mine region, which is the Outback of Far North Queensland. Return to your chosen accommodation early evening.

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 is additional and 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

  • Lunch At An Aussie Bush Pub on Day 1
  • Overnight accommodation in Cooktown - Your choice of accommodation
  • Pick up and drop off to hotels in Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas (except where flying)
  • 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
  • 4WD Only Bloomfield Track
  • Black Mountains
  • Free Day in Cooktown
  • Outback Of Far North Queensland

Specials & Packages

PRE-POST TOUR CAIRNS ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL

Price: $60.00
Valid until: 30th Apr 2018

  • Includes Cairns airport pick up if required
  • Includes 3.5 Star Standard Twin Share Hotel Room + continental breakfast
  • * $60 per person per night twin share
  • * $120 per person per night single room

* Conditions may apply

Rates and Tariffs

2017-18 Season
1st Apr 2017 to 31st Mar 2018
STANDARD DOUBLE/TWIN 3 star with Ensuite $439.00 adult
$379.00 per child
STANDARD SINGLE 3 star with ensuite $529.00 adult
DELUXE DOUBLE/TWIN 4 star with ensuite $499.00 adult
$419.00 per child
DELUXE SINGLE 4 star with ensuite $589.00 adult
DELUXE DOUBLE/TWIN 4 star with ensuite with Rainbow Serpent Rock Art $635.00 adult
$505.00 per child
DELUXE SINGLE 4 star with ensuite with Rainbow Serpent Rock Art $725.00 adult
* Booking terms and conditions may apply, please details below.

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

Booking Information

Child ages 4-14 years. This tour is not suitable for children under 5

Departure Dates: This Cooktown tour departs on a Monday or Thursday 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 above.Full amount is required to secure your booking. There is a fuel levy charge of $20 per adult included in the ticket price.

Departure Times:

* Cairns 7.00am, returns at 9.30pm
* Northern Beaches 7.30am, returns at 9.00pm
* Port Douglas 8.30am, returns at 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.

What is not included:
Aboriginal Rock Art Tour (optional)
Rainbow Serpent Rock Art Tour (daily except Sunday) (optional)
Flight from Cooktown to Cairns, please enquire for rates

Entry to the Cooktown Museum by donation
Meals and drinks not indicated in the inclusions above.

Please note: Tours are subject to weather conditions. Alternative to Bloomfield track route may be taken with no refund given.

Booking Policy

Please advise the following:
The name of your Holiday Accommodation and/ or a mobile telephone contact in case the tour director cant 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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