8 Day Cape York Fly North/ Drive South 4WD Accommodated Tour (#417)

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Cooktown and Cape York » 8 Day Cape York Fly North/ Drive South 4WD Accommodated Tour (#417)

Type: Tours - Cape York Accommodated Tours

Start your trip to Cape York on a high note (literally) when you fly from Cairns to Horn Island in the Torres Strait. Then transfer via Thursday Island on the inter Island ferry service back to the mainland and travel south via 4WD vehicle. This is a comprehsive tour of the many of the highlights of Cape York.

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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 12,26
  • Jun 9,23
  • Jul 7,21
  • Aug 4,18
  • Sep 1,15,29

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 6.

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Trip Highlights

 

  • Cape Tribulation
  • Cooktown (overnight)
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Musgrave (2 nights)
  • Weipa (Optional Mine Tour)
  • Moreton Station (overnight)
  • Cape York “The Tip”
  • Horn Island
  • Punsand Bay (3 nights)
  • Thursday Island
  • Torres Straits
  • Flight Bamaga to Cairns

Tour Itinerary

All fares include meals as per itinerary code: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch and (D) Dinner. All camping equipment costs including stretcher beds and entrance fees as per itinerary.

DAY 1 (LD) - Cairns, Horn Island.
Your tour begins with a morning flight to Horn Island. (Make your own way to Cairns Domestic Terminal) On arrival at Horn Island you will be met by a representative from the Gateway Torres Strait Resort. Lunch included followed by a bus tour of the Island and Museum. Overnight accommodation. (Ensuite facilities)

DAY 2 (BD) - Thursday Island, Red Island Point, Punsand Bay.
Morning Transfer by ferry to Thursday Island. Ample time for sightseeing, souvenir shopping and a conducted bus tour of historic "T.I." is included. (Lunch is own cost today). Mid-afternoon ferry cruise to mainland. Accommodation at Punsand Bay Private Reserve. Permanent Tent (ensuite facilities) for 2 nights.

DAY 3 (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 4 (BLD) - Jardine River, Fruitbat Falls, Moreton Station.
Anticipation and excitement as we commence our overland trek. Retracing the paths of our earliest overlanders, we cross the Jardine River to Fruitbat Falls, a Mecca for "off road" travelers. Enjoy a refreshing swim and lunch before we continue negotiating river crossings and bush tracks to arrive at Moreton Telegraph Station, on the banks of the Wenlock River. Overnight accommodation (2 nights) Cabin Tent - shared facilities (twin share fully screened tents with beds, linen).

DAY 5 (BLD) - Weipa, Wenlock River
Time for a guided nature walk along this lightly forested waterway before we cross the sandy Wenlock River. Travel south to Batavia Downs Station then detour west to the Gulf of Carpentaria through huge cattle runs and Aboriginal tribal lands to the bauxite-mining town of Weipa. 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 Eco River Tour. (own cost) is available.

DAY 6 (BLD) - Coen, Musgrave, Cooktown
Today we travel south to Coen then onto Musgrave Telegraph Station, after lunch we enter the massive bird and animal sanctuary of Lakefield National Park. The waterfowl teem in lily fringed billabongs and an opportunity to safely view crocodiles in their natural habitat. Travel over the legendary Battle Camp Range to historical Cooktown. Overnight accommodation (2 nights) Motel - ensuite facilities (Laundry)

DAY 7 (BLD) - Cooktown.
This morning we visit the historical sites of Grassy Hill Lookout, Cooktown Cemetery, Cooks landing site the Wharf area and the Botanical Gardens after lunch at Natures Powerhouse we visit the James Cook Museum and then free time to explore Cooktown at leisure. Overnight accommodation Motel - ensuite facilities

DAY 8 (BL) - Bloomfield, Cape Tribulation, Cairns
Crossing the Bloomfield River marks the start of our drive over the controversial "Bloomfield Track". Jungle green heights descend to the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef, with tantalising glimpses of deserted beaches and fringing coral. Through the famous World Heritage Rainforest, across the Daintree River, then via the scenic road to Cairns. Your Tour adventure ends with a transfer to selected locations.

 

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, July, Aug Season
1st Jun 2016 to 30th Aug 2016
8 Day Fly/Drive Tour $3590.00 adult
8 Day Fly/Drive Tour single share $4290.00 adult
May/Sept Season
1st May 2016 to 31st May 2016
1st Sep 2016 to 30th Sep 2016
8 Day Fly/Drive Tour $3390.00 adult
8 Day Fly/Drive Tour single share $3990.00 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 six 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 6.

Booking Policy

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received more than 45 days prior to departure are subject to a $100 per person fee.
Cancellations between 45 and 30 days will forfeit their deposit.
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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