8 Day Drive North Fly South Cape York 4WD Accommodated (#399)

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Cooktown and Cape York » 8 Day Drive North Fly South Cape York 4WD Accommodated (#399)

Type: Tours - Cape York Camping Tours

8 Day 4WD Safari from Cairns to Cape York, flying back to Cairns:  Travel north via 4WD vehicle and return to Cairns via air flying direct out of Bamaga. You can see a lot of Cape York on this tour as you travel overland in one direction for the 8 day's duration of the tour, then you fly back to Cairns.

Departure Dates for for 2016: All tours are guaranteed to depart on the follow dates with a minimum of four passengers and road conditions permitting.

  • May 6,20
  • Jun 3,17
  • Jul 1,15,29
  • Aug 12,26
  • Sep 9,23

Click here to see Departure Dates for ALL the Cape York Tours in 2016.

How to Book: A $400 per person deposit payment is required at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due at least two months prior to departure. This trip is very popular and should be booked as far in advance as is possible. Bookings made within two months of the travel date must be paid in full within 72 hours.

You can book online via the rates table's "Add to Itinerary" button. Click on it and follow the prompts, or, call to book on  1800 681 685 (free call) from within Australia.  Your booking confirmation/ receipt will be emailed to you shortly after your booking request and deposit payment has been received.

Min/ Max Numbers for this tour: The minimum number of people per trip required for the trip to run is 4.

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 Highlights                           
 
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Cooktown
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Weipa
  • Cape York “The Tip”
  • Loyalty Beach (2 nights)
  • Horn Island
  • Thursday Island
  • Flight Bamaga-Cairns 

Tour Itinerary:

All fares include meals as per itinerary code: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch and (D) Dinner.All camping and/or  accommodation costs and entrance fees as per itinerary.

DAY 1 (LD) - Cairns, Daintree Rainforest, Cooktown
Early morning pick up from selected locations as we travel via the beautiful coastal road until we cross the Daintree River and enter the majestic expanse of the World Heritage listed Daintree/Cape Tribulation Rainforest. Over the jungle shrouded slopes of the controversial Bloomfield track to Cooktown. Perhaps a chance to shop for souvenirs in original colonial era shops. Overnight accommodation: Seaview Motel-(ensuite facilities)

DAY 2 (BLD) - Lakefield National Park, Musgrave
Assured of a unique place in the rich fabric of Australian history, Cooktown provides interest and excitement. Visit Cook’s landing place, and the century old cemetery. We then travel via Battle Camp Ranges and Old Laura Station and Lakefield National Park. Experience the living outback history as we approach Musgrave pioneer telegraph station, which is over 100 years old. Overnight accommodation: Musgrave- (share facilities)

DAY 3 (BLD) - Coen, Archer River, Moreton Station.
Via historic Coen we travel north to cross the wide sandy Archer River and after lunch travel via Piccaninny Plains and Batavia Downs Stations to arrive at Moreton a former Telegraph Station that carried the Morse code signal linking Brisbane to Thursday Island. Overnight accommodation (2 nights): Cabin Tent - shared facilities (twin share fully screened tents with beds and linen). No power in tents. (Laundry)

DAY 4 (BLD) - Weipa, Moreton Station.
Through huge cattle runs travel west to arrive at bauxite-mining town of Weipa on the Gulf of Carpentaria. A veritable "Oasis in the wilderness" and providing further contrast to your experience of this last frontier. Today you have a choice of a Weipa Mine Tour, or an Eco Boat tour (own cost).

DAY 5 Friday (BLD) - Fruitbat Falls, Jardine River, Punsand Bay.
A really challenging route today as we ford fast flowing streams and traverse rugged 4WD roads to reach today’s lunch destination. Picturesque Fruitbat Falls on the Elliot River. Time to swim and explore or photograph the enchanting rock pools, and waterfall of this unique spot. This afternoon we cross the Jardine River, followed by a short visit to Bamaga Aboriginal and Islander settlement. 3 night’s accommodation: Punsand Bay Private Reserve. Beachfront Cabin Tent (ensuite facilities

DAY 6 (BLD) - Thursday Island, Horn Island.
Early morning ferry through the islands of the Torres Strait to legendary "T.I." once homeport of the romantic pearl diver fleet, now "Capital" of the scattered islander communities between Australia and New Guinea. Maybe time for sightseeing, souvenir shopping. Thursday Island and Horn Island tours and lunch IS INCLUDED.

DAY 7 (BLD) - Cape York, Somerset.
An unforgettable day of achievement and interest. We stand at the very tip of our continent. Visit the ruins of Somerset, (road conditions permitting) with pristine beaches and rocky headlands.

DAY 8 (BL) - Punsand Bay, Bamaga, Cairns.
A morning transfer to Bamaga Airport for your flight to Cairns. Your Oz Tours Adventure ends on arrival at Cairns Airport.

 

Features & Inclusions

  • Flight from Bamaga to Cairns
  • Entry fees
  • National Park Fees
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Cooktown
  • Lakefield
  • Musgrave
  • Weipa
  • Wenclock
  • Telegraph
  • Morton Station
  • Jardine
  • Thursday Island
  • Cape York
  • Loyalty beach

Specials & Packages

PRE-POST TOUR CAIRNS ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL

Price: $139.00
Valid until: 31st Oct 2016

  • Includes 3.5 Star Standard Twin Share Hotel Room
  • * $139 per person per night single room

* Conditions may apply

Rates and Tariffs

Jun, Jul, Aug Season
1st Jun 2016 to 31st Aug 2016
8 Day Drive North Fly South $3690.00 per person
8 Day Drive North Fly South single share $4390.00 adult
May/Sept Season
1st May 2016 to 30th May 2016
1st Sep 2016 to 30th Sep 2016
8 Day Drive North Fly South $3490.00 per person
8 Day Drive North Fly South single share $4090.00 adult
* Booking terms and conditions may apply, please details below.

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

Booking Information

All tours are guaranteed to depart on the follow dates with a minimum of four passengers and road conditions permitting.

How to Book: A $400 per person deposit payment is required at the time of booking and the remaining balance is due at least two months prior to departure. This trip is very popular and should be booked as far in advance as is possible. Bookings made within two months of the travel date must be paid in full within 72 hours.

You can book online via the rates table's "Add to Itinerary" button. Click on it and follow the prompts, or, call to book on 1800 681 685 (free call) from within Australia. Your booking confirmation/ receipt will be emailed to you shortly after your booking request and deposit payment has been received.

Min/ Max Numbers for this tour: The minimum number of people per trip required for the trip to run is 4.

Booking Policy

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received more than 60 days prior to departure are subject to a $400 per person fee.
Cancellations between 60 and 30 days are subject to a 75% refund.
Cancellations between 30 and 21 days are subject to a 50% refund.
Cancellations 21 days or less are subject to no refund whatsoever.

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