8 Day Fly North Drive South Cape York & Thursday Island Fully Accommodated Quality Tour Only three to six passengers (#463)

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Cooktown and Cape York » 8 Day Fly North Drive South Cape York & Thursday Island Fully Accommodated Quality Tour Only three to six passengers (#463)

Type: Tours - Cape York Accommodated Tours

If you want to see Cape York with an experienced local tour guide and amongst a group of three to six people, then this may the tour for you. With many value added inclusions, you'll find this tour is very good value for money. On this 8 Day Cape York Safari there are restricted numbers per trip, so you can ask the guide to see what you are interested in most, to a larger extent, than on tours where numbers of passengers is greater.

Departure Dates for 2017: All the following tours are guaranteed to depart on the follow dates 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. (Drive North/ Fly South)

Departure Dates for 2017:

June 15

July 6,27

Alternate departure dates are available for this tour on request with a minimum of four passengers at the sole charter rate listed below.

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

How to book: This trip should be booked as far in advance as is possible. We require a deposit of $400 per person within 5 days of making a booking. The balance must be paid in full at least two months prior to departure. Bookings made within two months of the travel date must be paid in full within 72 hours. 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.

Thursday Day 3 - FLY FROM CAIRNS TO CAPE YORK

Lunch & Dinner Provided
Overnight: Thursday Island

Your tour starts from Cairns Airport or if required a shuttle bus will take you to the airport from the Cairns CBD. Arriving at Horn Island Airport.  We then take a guided tour of this interesting Island. After lunch we jump on board the transfer boat and head to Thursday Island. We stay on Thursday Island for the night.

Friday Day 4 – THURSDAY ISLAND TO SEISA

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided
Overnight: Loyalty Beach

We enjoy a guided tour around this small island that is part of Torres Strait culture and history. Thursday Island is situated between Cape York and Australia’s nearest neighbour New Guinea.

It's time then to head over the Mainland to our overnight accommodation; this will be our home for the next two nights.

Saturday Day 5 – CAPE YORK & THE TIP

Breakfast, Lunch, 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.

Sunday Day 6 - CAPE YORK TO BRAMWELL

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided
Overnight:  Bramwell  

Leaving the Cape behind us, we travel south across the Great Dividing Range though the Jardine National Park boarded with the stunning Coral Sea to the East

Arriving at the Jardine River it’s time to board the Ferry to cross the Jardine. We arrive at Fruit Bat Falls where we enjoy the board walk and continue further along and then stopping for lunch and then onto Bramwell Station for the night.

 

Monday Day 7 – BRAMWELL TO WEIPA

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided
Overnight: Weipa

We make a morning visit to the Morton Telegraph Station; this important link in communication to the far north and the cape operated till 1960. Re-joining our 4WD we travel south crossing many creeks and streams and then we head through one of the largest cattle station on the Cape - Batavia Downs.

We then head towards Weipa is located in the Gulf of Carpentaria is the largest town in the Cape York Peninsula

Then take a stroll through the township and explore the port of Weipa and its amazing coastline before returning to our accommodation in time to enjoy a relaxing late afternoon.

Tuesday Day 8 - WEIPA TO COEN/MUSGRAVE

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided
Overnight:  Coen/Musgrave

Travelling along part of the southern leg of the old Telegraph Track we come to the Archer River, one of the Cape's well-known obstacles and river crossing. We then continue further south to Coen or Musgrave - our home for the night.

Wednesday Day 9- COEN/MUSGRAVE TO COOKTOWN

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Provided
Overnight: Cooktown

After an early start from Coen we head into Lakefield National Park including visits to Red and White Lilly Lagoons - these are truly spectacular parts of the National Park. We will also travel through the many river valleys and numerous giant termite mounds and arrive at Old Laura Homestead.

From the homestead we take a short drive to “welcome waterhole” wetlands from here we travel the Battle Camp Track to Cooktown. After arriving in Cooktown where we enjoy lunch before we spend the afternoon visiting the Botanical Gardens and the Powerhouse Museum - this is truly a unique and amazing place.

Thursday Day 10 - COOKTOWN TO CAIRNS VIA THE DAINTREE

Breakfast and Lunch Provided
Return to Cairns

Today we 4WD along the Bloomfield Track enjoying many scenic spots including Mysterious Black Mountain. Bloomfield Falls and Cedar Bay National park. 

Heading onward to Cape Tribulation, we give you an opportunity to explore coastal headlands and long sandy beaches before stopping to enjoy lunch before we journey through the World Heritage Rainforest .A visit to this area would not be complete without a stop at the Daintree Ice Cream Company (own expense) we then cross the Daintree River by cable ferry before joining our afternoon cruise on the famous Daintree River where many crocodiles and amazing birdlife are often found. We complete our 10 days cape to cairns experience with a scenic drive along the beautiful Coral Coast to Cairns City completing a truly memorable 10 days touring the north.

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: $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 Season
1st May 2017 to 31st Oct 2017
Twin Share Accommodation Option $4950.00 adult
$4750.00 per child
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.

All the following tours are guaranteed to depart on the follow dates with a minimum of three passengers and road conditions permitting. This tour also operates in the exact reverse on different dates to those below

Alternate departure dates are available for this tour on request with a minimum of four passengers at the sole charter rate listed above.

How to book: This trip should be booked as far in advance as is possible. We require a deposit of $400 per person within 5 days of making a booking. The balance must be paid in full two months prior to departure. Bookings made within two months of the travel date must be paid in full within 72 hours. 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

Please note, if you are the two people to book, your tour is not guaranteed until three people are booked on the tour. Minimum passenger numbers is 3.

CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS: If cancellation occurs more than 31 days prior to departure a cancellation fee of $150 per person will be deducted from your refund. Cancellations occurring less than one month prior to departure will incur the following charges: 15-31 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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