Experience an adventure of a lifetime and see all Far North Tropical Queensland with this ultimate eco 12-day tour. Venture to the Tip of Australia in style, with a private or small group in a plush and new 4WD vehicle.
Day 1 Cairns to Atherton Tablelands
Day one begins with a visit to the iconic Babinda Boulders, a popular swimming hole with its cascading waterfalls and great history – the perfect place for a refreshing dip surrounded by lush rainforest. The adventure continues by journeying to the Heritage Listed Paronella Park. With splendid waterfalls bursting from Mena Creek, this historical castle is a true jewel in the rainforest. Feeling hungry? Time to indulge in some local lunch at the extraordinary Mungalli Farmhouse.
Then we make our way through the inquisitive, diverse landscape of the Atherton Tablelands to the remarkable Milla Milla Waterfall Circuit. Experience the collection of three spectacular waterfalls the Tablelands has on offer. After a full day of one-of-a-kind experiences, day one will end with an unwinding & relaxing overnight stay at Malanda Lodge.
Day 2 Malanda to Chillagoe
We depart from Malanda Lodge on our way to the historic Herberton Village Museum. The village includes a beautiful collection of historical buildings and fascinating exhibits from across Australia. The journey continues to Chillagoe where you will experience the famous, beautiful balancing rock for the sunset. Then venture through the man-made 300m2 of Crystal Caves built to feature million-year-old natural crystals and prehistoric fossils at the Atherton Tablelands. Refresh and relax with some fantastic lunch at the Camp 64 Museum and Café.
Day 3 Chillagoe to Cape Tribulation
Today, we visit the Chillagoe Caves as well as the Granite Gorge and tour the limestone caves at the Chillagoe-Montana National Park. Chillagoe is a haven for wildlife, with dozens of unique bird and other animal species to see. The Chillagoe Caves have even revealed crocodiles fossilized bones, as well as extinct giant kangaroos and wombats in the carbonate-impregnated soils.
Then we journey to Mossman Gorge to enjoy the crystal-clear cascades over large granite boulders, surrounded by beautiful Rainforest. Cross the Daintree River on the famous cable ferry and adventure through the Daintree Rainforest to Alexandra Lookout, providing picture perfect views of where the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef meet. Stay at the unique Ferntree Rainforest Lodge, immersed within the Daintree Rainforest, and dine at the Cassowary Restaurant while enjoying the natural surroundings of the jungle.
Day 4 Adventure Cape Tribulation toCooktown via the Bloomfield Track
The following day you will start the day off with experiencing and exploring the beauty of the Daintree Rainforest, including the breath taking gigantic 500-year-old Fig Tree. You will cross the cool, clear waters of Emmagen Creek. Then venture on to the treacherous Bloomfield Track and explore the cascading Wujal Wujal Waterfalls.
The adventure continues up to the historic Cooktown to the imposing mountain range Black Mountain made up of massive granite boulders, which is home to unique wildlife and rich in Aboriginal culture. Refresh and unwind with lunch and drinks in Cooktown Village, and then enjoy the sunset at the Grassy Hill lookout. Finish the day with an overnight stay at unique Cooktown accommodation.
Day 5 Cooktown to Hann River Tourist Park
Today, we depart Cooktown and Battle Camp Road to visit the Heritage-listed Laura Homestead in the Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park. We will then arrive in Lara, home to some of the best Aboriginal rock art in Australia. We visit Laura’s art sites, including the Split Rock where on a guided tour you will view the rock art galleries.
Later we enjoy lunch and visit the Quinkan & Regional Cultural Centre. Then we venture through Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park, crossing several treacherous creek crossings. As the sun sets, we pass through open savannah surrounded by endless termite mounds, arriving at the Hann River Tourist Park Campground for the night.
Day 6 Hann River Tourist Park to Archer River
It’s time to continue the adventure further north and pass through Coen before arriving at Archer River for lunch. Cool off in the crystal-clear water of the Archer River. We then head to the Piccaninny Plains and visit the wildlife sanctuary owned by Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AQC) & the Tony and Lisette Lewis Foundation – Wildlife Link. The jointly owned sanctuary provides a critical corridor that helps link the east and west coasts of the Cape York Peninsula. Among the magnificent gallery forests, there is one rainforest type found nowhere else in the world. The property contains the most extensive and most intact tropical grasslands in the high rainfall belt of northern Australia.
Day 7 Archer River to Lockhart River via Old Telegraph Road
Today we depart Archer River Roadhouse and journey to Iron Range National Park via the Old Telegraph Road. We explore the Iron Range National Park, which contains many of Cape York’s unique plant, bird, and other animal species. As we travel through the National Park we will explore the truly spectacular Mount Tozer at the peak of the table range, and we then start our journey to the Lockhart River. We arrive at Lockhart River for our overnight stay at the Iron Range Cabins.
Day 8 Lockhart River to Weipa via Portland Road
This morning we make our way east to cross the infamous Wenlock River Crossing and to visit the historic Moreton Telegraph Station with its majestic old mango trees. We will experience the old vehicle pontoon used before the bridge was built over the river, and the high water levels from previous floods. We will take a stroll along the banks of the river and look for the 110 bird species that inhabit this beautiful environment.
We then venture to Weipa to join Western Eco Tours for a breath taking Crocodile Cruise along the Embley river. Explore the diverse wildlife habitat and keep an eye out for some giant salt water crocodiles! Then we will kick back and relax at Albatross Bay Resort for the night.
Day 9 Weipa to Cape York Peninsula Lodge
Day nine starts with journeying further north along the Old Telegraph Track and pass through some wild and rugged countryside until we get to the most famous Gunshot creek crossing. This creek crossing will get the adrenaline levels up and probably be the absolute highlight of your whole Cape York Trip.
Next stop is Elliot Falls and Fruit Bat Falls for a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear fresh waters, followed by a picnic lunch. We then continue even further north and cross the Jardine River by vehicular ferry and arrive at Bamaga Accommodation. The perfect place to unwind and relax before adventuring to the tip of Cape York.
Day 10 Cape York Peninsula Lodge to Tip of Australia (Cape York)
Today we visit the Tip of Cape York and Australia mainland’s most Northern Point. The walking track commences at Pajinka and is only a short walk away from the carpark. Enjoy the beautiful views over the blue ocean and York Islands and take your picture next to the iconic signpost. After taking in the spectacular views of the Torres Straits and surrounding beaches, we will have lunch on Somerset Beach. Then we visit Somerset, which was established as a Government Outpost and Cattle Station and is filled with historical interests, as well as visit some secluded beaches to try and spot some of the breathtaking wildlife the very north of Australia offers.
Day 11 Cape York to Cairns
For our last day, we catch a ferry to Horn Island and enjoy a guided tour around the prominent WWII historical sites. The island became prominent in WWII for various Japanese air raids. We will have lunch here and visit the Torres Strait Heritage Museum before boarding our flight back to Cairns. For our final evening, we will stay in Cairns and reflect on our magnificent trip.
Enjoy some breakfast before being transferred to Cairns Airport or other preferred location in Cairns.
Babinda Boulders. Swim in the natural pool where large granite boulders fill the creek bed.
Paronella Park. A castle set in magical rainforest land.
Milla Milla Waterfall Circuit. Trio of epic rainforest waterfalls.
Chillagoe Caves. Prehistoric limestone caves filled with ancient fossils.
MossmanGorge. Swim in crystal clear water cascading over granite boulders.
AlexandraRange. View the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef from above.
Daintree Ferry. Cross the Daintree River to the magical Daintree Rainforest.
Daintree Rainforest. Ancient Rainforest on Earth.
Bloomfield Track. Treacherous track to Wujal Wujal.
Wujal Wujal Waterfalls. Cascading waterfall onto the Bloomfield River.
Guided Walks. Through the Daintree Rainforest.
Emmagen Creek Crossing. Keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles.
Fig Tree. Gigantic 500-year-old fig tree.
Cooktown. Explore the historic village where the first settlers arrived.
Grassy Hill. Enjoy amazing views and sunset over the Endeavour River.
Black Mountain. A landscape of mysterious mass of granite boulders.
Old Laura Homestead. Heritage-listed homestead in Lakefield National Park.
Split Rock. See the famousrockart galleries in Quinkan Country.
Piccaninny Plains. Magnificent Wildlife Sanctuary.
Iron Range. National Park.
Wenlock River. Cross the infamous Wenlock River Crossing.
Cape York Peninsula Crocodile Cruise. Along the Embley River.
Gunshot Track. Cape York’s famous Creek Crossing.
Elliot Falls & Fruit Bat Falls. Swim at the Iconic Cape York Waterfall along the Old Telegraph Track.
Tip of Cape York. Take your picture next to the iconic signpost.
Somerset. Government Outpost and Cattle Station, filled with historical interests.
Horn Island. A guided tour around the prominent WWII historical sites.
Fully guided tour for the whole trip. By experienced naturalist guides.
Secluded Beaches and Swimming Holes. Experience the hidden gems of the north.
All national parks. Including fees and permits.
Small or private touring group. Comfortable and airconditioned vehicle.
Flights. From Horn Island to Cairns.
All Attractions. Including all national park fees and permits as per itinerary.
Unique Accommodation. Immersed within the Daintree Rainforest.
Meals and snacks. As per itinerary.
Adult (Twin Share) – $6,499 AUD
Adult (Single) – $6,699 AUD
Child (4 – 14 years) – $5,499 AUD
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) – $19,499 AUD
Private Charter – $22,999 AUD
April 11, 2022 – April 23, 2022
April 30, 2022 – May 12, 2022
May 20, 2022 – June 1, 2022
June 8, 2022 – June 20, 2022
July 4, 2022 – July 16, 2022
July 24, 2022 – August 5, 2022
August 13, 2022 – August 25, 2022
September 2, 2022 – September 14, 2022
September 22 2022 – October 4, 2022
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