10 Day Cape York Drive/Cruise Accommodated 4WD (#404)

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Cairns and Beaches » 10 Day Cape York Drive/Cruise Accommodated 4WD (#404)

Type: Tours - Cape York Accommodated Tours

Experience everything the Cape has to offer on this 10 day drive and then cruise back to Cairns Travelling over 10 days grants that little more time to fit in a few extra sites and an extra day at Twin Falls. You'll travel in air-conditioned comfort with no more than 15 passengers per vehicle and when numbers exceed 10, there is a host/ cook as well as the driver on each tour.

Departure Dates for for 2017: All tours are guaranteed to depart on the follow dates with a minimum of four passengers and road conditions permitting.

  • May 5,19
  • Jun 2,16, 30
  • Jul 14,28
  • Aug 11,25
  • Sep 8,22

*Reverse Itinerary Cruise/Drive

  • May 9,23
  • June 6,20
  • Jul 4,18
  • Aug 1,15,29
  • Sept 12,26

Click here to see other tour Departure Dates for ALL the Cape York Tours in 2018

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.

Click here to go straight to the rates table for this tour.

Trip Highlights includes

Tour Itinerary: All fares include meals as per itinerary code: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch and (D) Dinner. All camping and accommodation costs and entrance fees as per itinerary. Twin share tents with camp strecher beds, sleeping bags and solid mattresses are provided to all passengers on this camping safari.  

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 Bloomfield track to Cooktown. Perhaps a chance to shop 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 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 Picaninny Plains and Batavia Downs Stations to arrive at Moreton a former Telegraph Station that carried the Morse code signal linking Brisbane to Thursday Island. Time for a guided nature walk on established trails along this lightly forested waterway. Overnight accommodation 2 nights: Cabin Tent - shared facilities (twin share fully screened tents with beds and linen)

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.
On return, there maybe time for a guided nature walk. 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 (BLD) - Seisia, Commence Sea Leg, "Barge Day".
The focus of all attention today is Seisia wharf, where the cargo ships from Cairns disgorge their cargo of fuel, building materials, indeed everything needed by the island and local communities. At 80 meters and over 3000 tonnes the Trinity Bay is the largest cargo ship servicing the Torres Strait communities.

DAY 9 (BLD) - Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
Total relaxation as you enjoy the company of the crew and shipboard companions.

DAY 10 (B) - Disembark Cairns
Your Adventure ends on arrival at Trinity Wharf Cairns.

Features & Inclusions

  • Most meals as per the itinerary
  • Entry fees and National Park fees where applicable
  • Historic Lions Den
  • Quikan Aborginal Paintings
  • Twin Falls/Fruitbat Falls
  • Jardine River
  • Torres Strait
  • Black Mountain
  • Moreton Telegraph
  • Old Telegraph Track
  • Seisa
  • Thursday island
  • Cooktonw
  • Zamia Forest
  • Cape York & The Tip
  • Weipa

Specials & Packages

PRE & POST TOUR CAIRNS ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL

Price: $139.00
Valid until: 31st Oct 2017

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

* Conditions may apply

Rates and Tariffs

2017 Peak Season
1st Jun 2017 to 31st Aug 2017
10 Day Cape York Safari - Twin Share Drive/Cruise $4990.00 per person
10 Day Cape York Safari - Twin Share Cruise/Drive $4890.00 per person
10 Day Cape York Safari - Single - Drive/Cruise $5690.00 per person
2017 Low Season
1st May 2017 to 31st May 2017
1st Sep 2017 to 31st Oct 2017
10 Day Cape York Safari - Twin Share Drive/Cruise $4790.00 per person
10 Day Cape York Safari - Twin Share Cruise/Drive $4590.00 per person
10 Day Cape York Safari - Single - Drive/Cruise $5390.00 per person
* 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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