Cape Tribulation and Cooktown Aboriginal Tour
A genuinely awesome once in a lifetime experience. Jump aboard for an epic three-day 4WD journey. Visit the world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Travel to historical Cooktown. Experience our natural and cultural heritage on the Cape Tribulation and Cooktown Aboriginal Tour.
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- 4WD Air-conditioned vehicle
- Friendly knowledgeable driver-guide
- One of Australia’s most scenic coastal routes
- World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park
- 1 Hour Daintree River Cruise
- 4WD only Bloomfield Track
- Lunch at Aussie Bush Pub
- Black Mountains
- One night Cape Tribulation
- One night Cooktown
- Outback of Far North Queensland
Day 1 – Cairns, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation
This morning you will be collected from your accommodation.
Travel north along the scenic route to Mossman. Lush farmland contrasts with seascape as we approach the majestic Daintree River.
A short morning tea break, then it’s all aboard’ for an informative one-hour river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendour; only the Daintree can offer. Learn about Estuarine Crocodiles, rainforests, mangrove forests and wildlife. Nature at its best!
We ascend the Alexandra Range. Pause for a panoramic view of Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea.
Experience the rainforest intimately on our elevated National Park Boardwalk. You will hear accurate interpretations of flora and fauna with ample time for photographs and questions. We search for the elusive, rare and unique Southern Cassowary and other wildlife species within this particular habitat.
Enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads. You will have the opportunity to hand feed a kangaroo and enjoy a cold drink from the bar.
Be taken beyond Cape Tribulation along the 4WD Bloomfield Track. We are arriving at pristine Emmagen Creek. Time for a refreshing rainforest creek swim.
Seek fish and turtles in the creek along with butterflies and exotic birds in the trees. Indulge in a feast of tropical fruit. A complimentary glass of wine and a cup of traditional Billy Tea. All of which enhance the tranquil surroundings.
At Cape Tribulation Beach there is a little time to swim in the Coral Sea (seasonal). Stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers’ platform. Overlook the mountains and coast where the ‘Rainforest meets the Reef’.
You will have the remainder of the afternoon and evening at your leisure at your overnight accommodation in Cape Tribulation.
Day 2 – Cape Tribulation to Cooktown
Your journey continues to Cooktown this morning from your accommodation. The Last Frontier of North Queensland.
The 4WD only, Bloomfield Track allows you to travel through the heart of this World Heritage Listed area. Incredible glimpses of Australia.
Travel over rugged mountain ranges, river crossings: spot crocodiles and other Australian wildlife and fauna. We stop for lunch at the Lions Den Hotel. One of North Queensland’s oldest running Bush Pubs (est. 1875).
Visit the mysterious Black Mountains which steeped in Aboriginal legend! Arrive mid-afternoon in Cooktown. Enjoy a tour of Grassy Hill, before being taken to your overnight accommodation.
Enjoy the afternoon and evening at your leisure.
Day 3 – Free Day
Enjoy the day exploring Cooktown at your leisure. Or take the optional Aboriginal Rock Art Tour.
Visit the World Class James Cook Museum. Stroll along the shores of the Endeavour River. The main street has a charm and historical atmosphere, which still prevails.
You can experience the unspoilt beauty of the area, which remains much the same as Cook knew it in 1770.
Walking trails surround Cooktown’s Heritage and scenic rim. Most attractions are within easy walking distance.
This afternoon we return to Cairns by the inland road. The Mulligan Highway – Far North Queensland’s Outback. Travel will be through a diverse landscape of cattle stations — the Palmer River Gold mine region.
The discovery of alluvial gold in 1872 led to Queensland’s most significant gold rush. Travel through Mt Carbine the northern tablelands region. You will arrive back at your Cairns accommodation at approx 9.30 pm