8 Day Drive North Fly South Cape York & Thursday Island Fully Accommodated Quality Tour Exclusive to six passengers (460)

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Cooktown and Cape York » 8 Day Drive North Fly South Cape York & Thursday Island Fully Accommodated Quality Tour Exclusive to six passengers (460)

Type: Tours - Cape York Accommodated Tours

Check-in Time: 12:00 am

Check-out Time: 12:00 am

If you want to see Cape York in a bit of style with a small group of no more than six people then this may the tour for you.  With many value added inclusions and a knowledgeable local guide to show you the sights, you'll find this tour is very good value for money. On this personal 8 Day Cape York Safari you can ask the guide to see what you are interested in most, to a larger extent, than on bigger tours.

Departure Dates for 2019:  This tour is guaranteed to depart on the follow date with a minimum of three passengers and road conditions permitting. This tour also operates in the exact reverse on different dates to those below. Click here to see the dates and itinerary of the reverse itinerary. (Fly North/ Drive South)   

Departure Dates for 2019:

June 9, 30

July 21

 

Click here to see Departure Dates for ALL the Cape York Tours in 2019.

How to Book:  A Deposit of $400 per adult is required to confirm your place with the balance due two months before departure. 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. Please note, if you are the first two people to book, your tour is not guaranteed until at least three people are booked.

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Tour Itinerary:

All fares include meals as per itinerary code: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch and (D) Dinner

Day 1 – CAIRNS TO COOKTOWN VIA THE DAINTREE
Lunch & Dinner Provided
Overnight: Cooktown
Leaving Cairns we head north along Queensland's Great Ocean Road towards Daintree, where we will join the Daintree
River Cruise for an hour of exploring the wilderness where crocodiles are often found.
We then cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and make our way toward to Cape Tribulation giving you an opportunity to
explore coastal headlands and long sandy beaches stopping to enjoy lunch before we journey through the World Heritage
Rainforest.
We then engage 4WD and travel along the Bloomfield Track (weather permitting) enjoying many scenic spots including
Bloomfield Falls and Cedar Bay National park. We stop at the Lions Den Pub - another classic Aussie Icon.
We visit Mysterious Black Mountain before arriving in the Historic township of Cooktown.
Day 2 – COOKTOWN TO COEN/MUSGRAVE
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided
Overnight: Coen/Musgrave
We start our day with a visit to Grassy Hill Lookout, The James Cook Museum, Botanical Gardens & Powerhouse Museum -
this is truly an amazing place. From Cooktown we head west to Battle Camp and onwards into Lakefield National Park.
After visiting “Old Laura” homestead we travel through many fascinating river valleys and numerous giant termite mounds
before arriving at our overnight accommodation at Coen or Musgrave.
Day 3 – COEN/MUSGRAVE TO LOCKHART
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided
Overnight: Lockhart River
Today we continuing our adventure to one of Australia's most remote area's we head east exploring the Sir William
Thompson Range and then crossing the Pascoe River, we head to Iron Range National Park.
As we enter the National Park, we see the spectacular Mount Tozer at the peak of the table range, before descending
down to Lockhart River a unique aboriginal community situated on the ocean at Lloyd Bay.
Heading onwards further north - exploring the many wonders of the Iron Range National Park whilst enjoying the dense
tropical rainforest being the largest remaining area of lowland rainforest in Australia.
We arrive at Lockhart River for our overnight stay.
Day 4 – LOCKHART TO WEIPA
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided
Overnight: Weipa
Leaving the east coast behind, we head inland through the National Park and onwards to more savannah land, country of
the Cape and head north.
This afternoon we continue on a westward track towards the West Coast and the famous mining town of Weipa - where
we arrive late afternoon.
The Heritage Resort offers warm hospitality and friendly service with modern comfort and style
Day 5 –WEIPA TO BRAMWELL
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided
Overnight: Bramwell
Weipa located in the Gulf of Carpentaria is the largest town in the Cape York Peninsula with a population of about 3000
people. Its main industries are mining and cattle exports.
We take a stroll through the Jardine National Park to amaze your senses. We then visit the Western Cape Cultural Centre.
Be impressed with the stunning and truly authentic aboriginal artwork and learn about the Aboriginal culture. Then take a
stroll through the township.
We take a Weipa Eco Cruise tour and then depart the port of Weipa and its amazing coastline before travelling onto
Bramwell where we overnight.
Day 6 – BRAMWELL TO CAPE YORK
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided
Overnight: Loyalty Beach
Departing Bramwell we head through one of the largest cattle station on the Cape - Batavia Downs. We visit the Morton
Telegraph Station; this important link in communication to the far north and the cape operated till 1960. We now begin
what will be one of the highlights of our tour - it’s now time to join one of the original Telegraph Tracks (conditions
permitting) Travelling further north to visit Elliot Falls and fruit bat Falls
Joining the Bamaga Development Road we arrive at the Cape's most famous river, the Jardine crossing the crocodile
infested stream by ferry, then onwards to the top arriving at Loyalty Beach where we stay for the next
two nights.
Day 7 – CAPE YORK TO THE TIP
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Provided
Overnight: Loyalty Beach
Today we visit the remains of Somerset, which was established by the Jardine Family as the Government outpost and
Cattle Station. Spend some time at some secluded beaches, where we have previously sighted dugongs and sea turtles.
This is a particularly scenic part of the Cape.
We then head for Australia’s most northerly point, Cape York. The 30 minute walk to the point has lots of great views, also
once we arrive it’s time to grab a drink and enjoy the afternoon over the Torres Strait.
Day 8 – THURSDAY ISLAND & CAPE YORK
Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Flight from Horn Island
For our last day, we take a boat cruise across the Torres Strait to Thursday Island and enjoy a guided tour around this small
island that is part of Torres Strait culture and history.
The island is situated between Cape York and Australia’s nearest neighbour New Guinea.
We then take a short ferry ride to Horn Island, where you will also enjoy a short tour of the Island before being transferred
to the Horn Island Airport for your flight back to Cairns, arriving at approximately 4.00pm.
Please note that Single Travellers must purchase the optional extra "single supplement" if you prefer your own private
room, otherwise you may be roomed with another single traveller.
Please note: Seasonal weather conditions and operational requirements may cause a variation in the tour itinerary. The
operator reserves the right to substitute or modify if required. Please read our terms and conditions carefully. Departure
and Return times are approximate. Tour is not suitable for infants. We endeavour to room guests in ensuite rooms where
available, once full we use shared facilities.
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Features & Inclusions

  • Modern 4WD vehicle and experienced driver guide
  • All accommodation costs
  • All breakfasts & dinners and light lunches as per the itinerary
  • Morning / Afternoon teas
  • All National Park entry fees
  • All ferries and barges
  • Cruise to Thursday Island and a bus tour of the island
  • Cruise to Horn Island and tour of the Island
  • Flight/Cruise from Horn Island to Cairns
  • Queensland's Great Ocean Road
  • Daintree National Park and Ferry Crossing
  • Cape Tribulation and its sandy beaches
  • Mardja boardwalk
  • Bloomfield Track & Falls
  • Cedar Bay National Park
  • Lion's Den Pub
  • Black Mountain
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Old Laura Homestead
  • Batavia Downs
  • Wenlock River
  • Elliot Falls
  • Jardine River
  • Seisa

Specials & Packages

PRE-POST TOUR CAIRNS ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL

Price: $70.00
Valid until: 31st Oct 2017

  • Includes 3.5 Star Standard Twin Share Hotel Room + continental breakfast
  • * $70 per person per night twin share
  • * $140 per person per night single room

* Conditions may apply

Rates and Tariffs

2019 Season
1st May 2019 to 31st Oct 2019
Twin Share Accommodation Option $5450.00 adult
Single Accommodation Option $5950.00 adult
Charter - Exclusive use of vehicle by 4 passengers $6250.00 per person
Concession - Twin Share $5250.00 adult
* Booking terms and conditions may apply, please details below.

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

Booking Information

Child age: 7 - 14 years - this tour is not suitable for children under the age of 7 and you should consider whether this tour is suitbale for your child, before booking with children.

Departure Dates for 2017: This tour is guaranteed to depart on the follow date with a minimum of three passengers and road conditions permitting. This tour also operates in the exact reverse on different dates to those below.


How to Book: A Deposit of $400 per adult is required to confirm your place with the balance due two months before departure. 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. Please note, if you are the first two people to book, your tour is not guaranteed until at least three people are booked.

Booking Policy

CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS: If cancellation occurs more than two months prior to departure a cancellation fee of $400 per person will be deducted from your refund. Cancellations occurring less than one month prior to departure will incur the following charges: 15-60 days prior 80% of Total, 14 Days or less 100% of Total Price.

INSURANCE: Travel insurance is strongly recommended to cover against the possibility of a substantial financial loss. An emergency medical evacuation might cost you as much as $3000. Last minute cancellations can mean loss of the cost of the tour. This makes it extremely important to obtain travel insurance as soon as you book - or even before. There are several good insurance policies which are designed for travel within Australia. See the Travel insurance link on the left hand side navigation bar of this web page. (scroll up, look to the left)

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