*3 Day All Inclusive Cooktown Tour - covering the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Tablelands (472)

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Cooktown and Cape York » *3 Day All Inclusive Cooktown Tour - covering the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Tablelands (472)

Type: Tours - Cooktown Tours

Want to see Cooktown and more in a 3-Day Tour with everything taken care of? This very small group tour takes you on an exclusive guided 4WD tour to the Daintree National Park, Cooktown, and the Atherton Tablelands. This tour ticks all the boxes in terms of showing people the best of Far North Queensland! Visit Cooktown and its many surrounding attractions as you learn about this truly amazing ancient area of the world from our very experienced local Naturalist Guide.

This tour differ from other Cooktown tours in that they are fully inclusive of meals, attractions and quality accommodation.

Departure Dates: Departs on Monday and Thursdays or on demand (any date) with a minimum of four and a maximum of six passengers. You can book for less than 4 passengers and you will be matched up with other passengers. Departing Cairns at 07:00am and Northern Beaches at 07:30am, returning to Cairns early afternoon on the third day.

How to book:  A Deposit of 25% per adult is required to confirm your place with the balance due 30 days before departure. Bookings made within 30  days 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, 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.

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More Information: Let your experienced local driver/guides take you on a once in a lifetime journey that includes special access 4WD through River Crossings where you will see rare King Ferns that date back to the Dinosaur Age.

Tour Itinerary:

Itinerary is subject to change if road or weather conditions require it. Your accommodation is single/ twin or double share with private bathroom facilities. Your meals that are included are all breakfasts, morning tea, light lunches and evening meals as per the itinerary below:

Day 1 - Cairns to Cooktown via Wet Tropics & Atherton Tablelands

Lunch, Dinner Overnight: Cooktown Single/ Twin/ Double (ensuite)

After pick up from your accommodation, we ascend the Lamb Range above Cairns with amazing views over the city and beyond. We arrive at Copperlode Dam and Lake Morris, Cairns water catchment area. Our ‘exclusive permit’ allow us to 4WD through the rainforest and river crossings to view rare King Ferns, one of our earliest vascular plant forms dating back to 325 million years. We then visit a World Heritage Rainforest Boardwalk where you’ll view giant Strangler Fig Trees. We then head to Bob’s Lookout before heading to Palmer River Roadhouse for lunch. Heading on towards Cooktown & mysterious Black Mountain, we climb some rugged terrain for a visit to Archer Point Lighthouse - a beacon to guide ships along the Great Barrier Reef. From here we will head to Cooktown to our accommodation at the beautiful Sovereign Hotel.

Day 2 - Explore Cooktown

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight: Cape Tribulation. Single/ Twin/ Double (ensuite)

After breakfast, we will enjoy a town tour of Cooktown and head up to Grassy Hill lookout for a look at fantastic views of Cooktown and its famous "River of Gold". It’s then onto the Historic Captain James Cook Museum, which is one of Queensland best museums, showcasing the remarkable history of this remarkable town. The museum follows the story of Captain James Cook’s enforced seven-week stay at the Endeavour River, during which the first meaningful contact between Europeans and Indigenous Australian took place, to the days of the Palmer River gold rush, as well as personal stories and items from Cooktown’s early residents.

Now that you have been enriched in Australia’s true history, we then head down to the famous historical Lion’s Den Hotel for lunch and a refreshing drink (own expense). This is truly an Aussie icon built on the banks of the little Annan River, surrounded by 100-year-old mango trees. Sign the wall like 100’s of visitor’s from all over Australia and the world have done for many years.

From here we will head south towards Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest. Engaging 4WD we travel along the Bloomfield Track enjoying many scenic spots including Bloomfield Falls, Cedar Bay National Park, a boardwalk and more. After arriving at Cape Tribulation, you are free to take a walk on the beach and head up to Kulki Lookout. We then head towards our overnight accommodation.

Day 3 - Cooktown to Cairns/Port Douglas Via the Captain Cook Highway

Breakfast, Lunch Return to Accommodation

After a leisurely breakfast, we head on towards Thornton Beach, adjacent to Queensland's fourth highest mountain, Thornton Peak at 1374 m. Here you will get a chance to stretch your legs on the beach and grab some amazing photo opportunities. We then continue on to the Alexandra Lookout for spectacular views over the Daintree River mouth and beyond to Low isles on the Great Barrier Reef and Snapper Island. We arrive at the famous Daintree River for our cable ferry crossing and onto our river cruise on one of the most diverse river systems in the world. He you will enjoy our one-hour cruise on the Daintree River where crocodiles and varied native bird species are spotted. This is your chance to see one of the longest river systems on the east coast of Australia through the eyes of a local, naturalist guide.

After the cruise we will have a short drive to the Daintree Tea House for a special lunch at one of the Daintree region’s oldest established restaurants with a choice to try delicious Barramundi Fish (other menu items are available) and exotic tropical fruits.

After lunch we head to Mossman Gorge Located in the Southern section of the Daintree National Park, where you will be immersed in the rich traditions of the Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal culture on a 1.5-hour guided walk.

Finally, we head south along one of the nicest coastal drives in the world, the picturesque Captain Cook Highway towards Cairns with an optional stop at Port Douglas. Your guide will drop you back to your accommodation in Cairns or Port Douglas in the early evening.

 

Features & Inclusions

  • Quality accommodation with private facilities
  • All Meals as per itinerary
  • Mossman Gorge
  • All National Park entries fees
  • River Cruise
  • Entry to James Cook Museum

Specials & Packages

PRE-POST TOUR CAIRNS ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL

Price: $70.00
Valid until: 30th Mar 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

2017-18 Season
1st Apr 2017 to 31st Mar 2018
Twin Share - Including all levies $1550.00 adult
$1350.00 per child
$5450.00 family
Single Room - Including all levies $1690.00 adult
Concesssion (over 65 Australian) $1450.00 per person
* Booking terms and conditions may apply, please details below.

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

Booking Information

Departs on Monday and Thursdays or on demand (any date) with a minimum of four and a maximum of six passengers. You can book for less than 4 passengers and you will be matched up with other passengers. Departing Cairns at 07:00am and Northern Beaches at 07:30am, returning to Cairns early afternoon on the third day.

How to book: A Deposit of 25% per adult is required to confirm your place with the balance due 30 days before departure. Bookings made within 30 days 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, 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.

What to bring:
- Camera
- Walking shoes
- Wallet
- Hat
- Sunscreen 30+
- Small bag with changes of clothes and any personal items

Booking Policy

Cancellations at anytime will incur a $100 per person cancellation charge and bookings cancelled by you less than one month prior to departure will incur the following charges: 15-31 days prior, 50% of Total, 14 Days or less, 100% of Total.

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