11 Day Fly and 4WD Cape York Camping Tour (430)

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Cooktown and Cape York » 11 Day Fly and 4WD Cape York Camping Tour (430)

Type: Tours - Cape York Camping Tours

On this 11 Day Tour you will fly from Cairns fly to Bamaga on day 1. Spending two nights in Seisa, all your camping gear, including strecher beds is included on this magnificent 11 day camping tour.

Departure Dates for for 2018: All tours are guaranteed to depart on the follow dates with a minimum of four passengers and road conditions permitting.

  • May 15th, Returns May 25th
  • June 5th, Returns June 15th
  • June 26th, Returns 6th July
  • July 17th, Returns 27th July
  • August 7th, Returns 17th August
  • August 28th, Returns 7th Sept
  • Sept 18th, Returns 28th Sept

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

How to Book: A $750 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. The maximum number of passengers per vehicle is 6.

Trip Highlights

  • Most meals as per the itinerary
  • All Camping equipment including camp stretcher beds and sleeping bags
  • 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

 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. SEISA TO TIP

Clients will pick up by their Cape York Tour Guide when they arrive at BAMAGA Airport from CAIRNS.Today we visit the Famous Croc Tent and walk to the TIP. We will Travel through the drier savannah woodlands which will change into dense Rainforest before opening up at the deserted beaches at Australian's most northern point. After taking in the spectacular views of the Torres Straits and the surrounding beaches. We will have lunch at Somerset Beach. This was the home and now resting place of Frank Jardine. Visit these historic graves on the Beach.
CAMPGROUND TONIGHT; SEISA
(BLD)

DAY 2. SEISA TO ISLANDS TOUR - THURSDAY & HORN ISLAND

We begin today by travelling to Thursday Island and Horn Island. Both islands Tours have information and history of the past and the important part the island played in the war and keeping Australia safe. History of the early Pearling Luggers and the part they played while admiring the spectacular and breathtaking views of the Torres Straits with its turquoise waters.
CAMPGROUND TONIGHT AGAIN; SEISA
(BLD)

DAY 3. SEISA -
BRAMWELL STATION (SWIM AND LUNCH AT ELLIOT FALLS ON THE WAY)

This morning we heard to Twin Falls on the Magnificent Elliot River for a wonderful swim in the Crystal Waters. Also marvel in the fact that the water you swim in originates from Papua New Guinea.
Also today we enjoy some 4WD action, road conditions and weather permitting, arriving at Bramwell Station - Australia's most northern cattle station,
CAMPGROUD TONIGHT; BRAMWELL STATION
(BL) NB. (Dinner tonight at own cost at Bramwell Station)

DAY 4. BRAMWELL STATION TO WEIPA (MINE TOUR AT OWN COST)

We depart early, eventually onto better roads, arriving about lunchtime in Weipa. This afternoon there is an optional Tour of Bauxite mine which put Weipa on the Map. ( Tour at own expense. )
CAMPGROUND TONIGHT WEIPA - OVERLOOKING THE SEA.
(BLD)
 
DAY 5. WEIPA TO COOKS HUT - IRON RANGE

This morning we move East ,through cattle country. We travel through the largest area of tropical lowland rainforest remaining the largest area of tropical lowland rainforest reaming in Australia. Crossing rivers before entering Iron Range National Park via Tozers Gap. This place is truly wonderful with rare fauna and flora, looking for the famous Palm Cockatoos, Eclectus Parrots and green Pythons.
CAMPEGROUND TONIGHT; COOKS HUT - HYBRID TOILET - BUSH CAMP

DAY 6. COOKS HUT TO CHUULANGUN - PORTLAND ROADS - CHILLIE BEACH
BATAVIA GOLDFIELDS


Today your Guide will take you on a day of Adventures where you will travel to chilli beach which is truly just stunning with its wonderful ocean and Landscapes, We also visit significant historical Sites in the area of the gold times of the 1930's and the Airfield at Iron Range. on about 18th April 1942 Walter Maierersperger, the Commanding Officer of 33 Bomb Squadron of the 22nd Bomb Group USAAC carried out an aerial reconnaissance flight over the iron Range Area.
Lunch today will be at the famous Portland Roads Locals Café overlooking the sea with wonderful home cooked food including fresh fish.
Then after Lunch we move back towards the Batavia Goldfields and the Chuulangun homelands. This is home to the Traditional custodians, the clan group of the Kuki"Yu northern Karrju, who belong to the highlands .Our homelands are centre of the Wenlock and Pascoe River and encompass some 840,000 hectares. Chuulangun homeland operate a serviced campground for visitors to their Land and area.
CAMPGROUND TONIGHT - CHUULANGUN
(BD) NB. (LUNCH AT YOUR OWN COST AT PORTLAND ROADS CAFE)

DAY 7. CHUULANGUN COEN


Today we Travel to Coen this where you can visit the Coen Historical Museum. Tonight we will camp on the Banks of the River very peaceful Place.
some wonderful Bird Life.
CAMPGROUND TONIGHT COEN;
(BLD)
 
DAY 8. COEN TO KALPOWER - BUSH CAMP
Today we Travel through Lakefield National Park on the same tracks as the mounted mail men did. This National Park is filled with Billabongs and River Systems alive with wildlife.
CAMPGROUND TONIGHT KALPOWER
(BLD)

DAY 9. KALPOWER TO COOKTOWN

Leaving Kalpower we visit old Laura Homestead then Travel down the Infamous Battle Camp Road. Here you will marvel at this wildness and the views of the Laura escarpments, sighting signs of the old railway line that travelled from Cooktown to the Palmer River Goldfields. We then Travel onto the area of Hope Vale then on to Cooktown.
CAMPGROUND TONIGHT COOKTOWN;
(BL)NB. (Dinner tonight at your own cost; We eat tonight at the Restaurant Called 1770 over looking the Endeavour River Watching the Sunset)

DAY 10. COOKTOWN - BLOOMFIELD TRACK - LYONS DEN PUB - SPECIAL DINNER - BLOOMFIELD FALLS


Your morning today is spent in historical Cooktown which became a thriving Port during the Gold Rush era. Cooktown was originally discovered by Captain James Cook who sailed into the Endeavour River in 1770 to repair the HMS Endeavour, after hitting a reef off Cape Tribulation. The must to do list in Cooktown; James Cook Museum. Cooktown was founded in 1873 as a port for the Palmer River Goldfields and has a rich history of European settlement, Aboriginal Culture. We travel in the afternoon via Black Mountain and the famous Bloomfield track ( weather and Roads permitting )
We visit the old historical lion's Den Hotel which icon author Lon Llewellyn Idriess mentioned in his early days of the mining.
Travelling through untouched rainforest and following Bloomfield River. Then on to the Bloomfield Falls which just outstanding at Wujal Wujal.
We will be camping in a wonderful camp site, just off the famous Track under palm trees. Tonight you will have a special delicious home-cooked meal around the outdoor fire place - a break from the on road cooking. This is where the owners will share their tales and History of the Bloomfield Track area. This is a very Special Night.
(BD) NB. (Lunch at your Own cost at the Lyons Den Pub )
 
DAY. 11. BLOOMFIELD TRACK - DAINTREE CROC CRUISE - MOSSMAN GORGE ABORIGINAL GUIDE PRIVATE TOUR – CAIRNS (Croc Cruise & Ice Cream at own Cost)

We get up early to drive our way through to the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest. We then Cross the Bloomfield River and start to climb our way through the Daintree Ranges. Our next Stop will be in the Daintree Coopers River for your Croc Cruise; You will be the only boat in the area that does this wonderful Cruise no other Boats on this part of the River. Stunning views of the Mountains in the back ground coming right down to the Mangroves.
After your Boat cruise we stop at a wonderful place in middle of the Rainforest for lunch where all the Local's eat. Following Lunch we make our way to the Daintree Ice Creamery (ice Cream at own cost) This is home to famous, exotic, tropical fruit ice-cream with many flavours from the fruits that are grown on the farm.
Finally we Travel across the Daintree River via the cable Ferry, arriving at Mossman Gorge for your Aboriginal Tour. Where you will be taken on a Journey of Culture with a Kulu Yalanji local indigenous elder. The walk takes you past traditional bark shelters. The walk takes you along private gentle tracks visiting special places. We continue over meandering, cool rainforest streams and your Guide will demonstrate plant use with food sources found with this unique tropical environment. At the end of the Tour we then move back towards Cairns heading South along the Coral Sea. Where you will be taken back to your Hotel at the end of your Cape York Tour.
(BL)
 


Features & Inclusions

  • Most meals as per the itinerary
  • All Camping equipment including camp stretcher beds and sleeping bags
  • 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
  • Cooktown
  • Zamia Forest
  • Cape York � The Tip
  • Weipa

Rates and Tariffs

2018 Season
1st May 2018 to 30th Sep 2018
11 Day Fly and Drive Camping Tour - Twin Share $4749.00 per person
11 Day Fly and Drive Camping Tour - Single $4859.00 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 $750 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.

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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