*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

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 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. Click here to see the dates and itinerary of the reverse itinerary. (Fly North/ Drive South)   

Departure Dates for 2017:

June 9, 30

July 21

 

Click here to see Departure Dates for ALL the Cape York Tours in 2017.

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.

Friday 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.

Saturday 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 Botanical Gardens and 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.

Sunday Day 3 – COEN/MUSGRAVE TO WEIPA

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided
Overnight:  Weipa

This afternoon we continue on a westward track towards the West Coast and the famous mining town of Weipa - where we arrive late afternoon. Weipa is our destination.

Monday Day 4 –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 do Weipa Mine tour and then depart the port of Weipa and its amazing coastline before travelling onto Bramwell where we overnight.

Tuesday Day 5 – 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 now begin what will be one of the highlights of our tour - it’s now time to join one of the original Telegraph Tracks 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.

 

Wednesday Day 6 – 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.

Thursday Day 7– THURSDAY ISLAND & CAPE YORK

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Provided
Overnight: Thursday Island

A change today from 4WD travelling as we take a boat cruise across the Torres Strait to Thursday Island we 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 ferry to Horn Island, where you will also enjoy a short tour of the Island and stay on Thursday Island for the night.

Friday Day 8 – DEPART SEISA

Option 1. Your return flight back to Cairns from Horn Island with unforgettable memories of Australia’s vast Cape York region.

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

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

2017 Season
1st May 2017 to 31st Oct 2017
Twin Share Accommodation Option $4950.00 adult
Single Accommodation Option $5750.00 adult
Charter - Exclusive use of vehicle by 4 passengers $6000.00 per person
* Booking terms and conditions may apply, please details below.

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

Booking Information

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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