3 Day Tablelands and Cooktown Experience: A Small Group Quality 4WD Tour including all meals and two nights accommodation (#490)

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Cooktown and Cape York » 3 Day Tablelands and Cooktown Experience: A Small Group Quality 4WD Tour including all meals and two nights accommodation (#490)

Type: Tours - Cooktown Tours

On this all inclusive hotel and meals package tour, you will travel in small groups of between 3 - 9 people and see places that are missed by most tourists. This tour is still ideal for people still wanting to see the Bloomfield Track. The Wet Tropics and Tablelands district you'll see on this tour will be far superior to anything you would be able to see on your own. This tour guarantees to show you things you can't see on your own and things that most local's don't even know about.

Departure Dates: Departs Monday and Thursdays or on demand.except for Sundays due to venue closures in Cooktown on the weekend. It departs from Cairns or Port Douglas.

Departure Times: Departing Cairns at 07:00am and Northern Beaches at 07:30am, returning to Cairns early afternoon on the third day.

How to book:  You can book online via the below rates table's "Add to Itinerary" button below; or call to book on  1800 681 685 (free call) from within Australia. A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking. The balance is payable one month prior to the tour's deparure date.

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Min/ Max Numbers: Each tour will run with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 9 passengers. Bookings are taken for less than 3 adults. In that case you will be matched up with other travellers to a maximum group size of 9

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

Rates and Tariffs

2016-17 Season
1st Apr 2016 to 31st Mar 2017
Twin Share Room - All inclusive $1499.00 adult
$1249.00 per child
$5125.00 family
Single Room - All inclusive $1699.00 adult
* Booking terms and conditions may apply, please details below.

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

Booking Information

Departure Dates: This tour departs from Cairns or Port Douglas with a minimum of 3 passengers on Monday and Thursdays or on demand except for Sundays due to venue closures in Cooktown on the weekend.

Departure Times: Departing Cairns at 07:00am and Northern Beaches at 07:30am, returning to Cairns early afternoon on the third day.

How to book: You can book online via the above rates table's "Add to Itinerary" button; or call to book on 1800 681 685 (free call) from within Australia. A 25% deposit is required to secure your booking. The balance is payable one month prior to the tour's deparure date.

Min/ Max Numbers: Each tour will run with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 9 passengers. Bookings are taken for less than 3 adults. In that case you will be matched up with other travellers to a maximum group size of 6.

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

Booking Policy

This tour is not suitable for children under 7 years of age. Child age is from 7 - 14 years only.

Solo travellers must pay the Single rate.

Luggage space is very limited. Please limit this to one small soft travel bag (typically 300mm x 300mm x 700mm) and a small daypack (cabin baggage). A maximum weight limit of 10kg is permitted due to limitations and Workplace Health & Safety requirements.

Cancellations at anytime will incur a 20% 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.

Please advise the name of your Holiday Accommodation and/ or a mobile telephone contact in case the tour director canít find you. We also book accommodation at the best locally available rates so if we can help you with that, please let us know.

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