Short Breaks

Cape Tribulation & Cooktown Wanderer

3 days | Cairns Return

Daintree River Cruise • World Heritage Daintree National Park • Marrdga Botanical Walk • 4WD only Bloomfield Track • Lion’s Den Hotel • Guided town tour of Cooktown • Cooktown Cemetery • James Cook Historical Museum • Grassy Hill Lookout • Guided walk through the historical Botanic Gardens • Nature’s Powerhouse • Black Mountain & Byerstown Lookouts and Roadhouse


SUN, WED, THU (04 MAY - 01 JUN)
SUN, THU (12 JUN - 29 SEP)
SUN, WED (02 OCT - 30 NOV)

Cairns 07:00am
Northern Beaches 07:45am
Port Douglas 08:30am


Evening of day 3

Cairns 08:00pm
Northern Beaches 07:30pm
Port Douglas 06:45pm

Prices From CODE: CCWD


Adult Twin i Two people sharing a room, one of whom must be 18 years and over. All prices are per person, land only unless otherwise indicated.


Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement


Single i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over).
Prices above are in USD, for selected departures
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Trip Details

What's included

  • • Accommodation
  • • Experienced Driver Guide
  • • Comprehensive commentary
  • • Travel in an air-conditioned coach

What to Bring

  • • Water bottle
  • • Small overnight bag
  • • Enclosed walking shoes
  • • Warm layers in cooler months
  • • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat

Fitness Requirements

  • • Low level of fitness required


  • • 2 Breakfasts
  • • 2 Lunches
  • • 1 Dinner


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This morning we make our way north to the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Highlights include a 1-hour wildlife cruise on the Daintree River, BBQ lunch, and a guided rainforest walk at the Marrdja Boardwalk. We also visit the iconic Cape Tribulation Beach – named by Captain Cook in 1770. Heading north our driver will share fascinating stories & history as you travel along the famous 4WD-only Bloomfield Track before arriving at the iconic Lion’s Den Hotel for a cool refreshment (own expense). On arrival at Cooktown, relax before our welcome dinner.

  Hotel: Sovereign Resort Hotel, 2 nights

  Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner

A full day to explore this iconic Historic town including a guided foreshore walk, see reconciliation rocks – where the first act of reconciliation between Europeans and Aboriginals took place. Learn about the 48 days Captain Cook and his crew spent ashore, the role Cooktown played in the Palmer River Gold rush and the connection to country the area has, for the local Guugu Yimithirr Aboriginal people. This afternoon we visit the Heritage listed Cooktown Cemetery, bearing testimony to the diverse nationalities who came to Cooktown and the Palmer Goldfields. From there we explore James Cook Museum showcasing the fascinating history of this remarkable town. See original artifacts from the Endeavor including a cannon and anchor Today concludes with a visit Grassy Hill for amazing panoramic views of Cooktown, the Coral Sea & Endeavour River. 

  Included Meals: Breakfast

Free time this morning to do some exploring for yourself. There are many historic buildings and places of interest. Lunch is included today before we explore the Cooktown Botanic Gardens on a guided walk - see living plant specimens collected by Dr Daniel Solander and Joseph Banks. Established in 1878, the Cooktown Botanic Gardens are one of Queensland’s oldest regional Botanic gardens. Natures Powerhouse houses the Vera Scarth-Johnson gallery, a collection of original botanical illustrations of flora from the region. We depart Cooktown via the Mulligan Highway. Stops are made enroute at Black Mountain, Byerstown Lookout and the Palmer River Roadhouse. Marvel at the beauty of the outback savannah country with its vast eucalypt forests and termite mounds. 

  Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

Prices above may vary according to your departure date. This tour is operated by our partners at Down Under Tours/Adventure North.


Choose from a range of accommodation standards below. AAT Kings has hand-picked a range of hotels in key destinations to suit all kinds of budgets and we’ve pre-negotiated amazing prices for you.

Sovereign Resort Hotel, 2 nights

The Sovereign Resort Hotel is a beautiful situated in the heart of Cooktown, close to all historic sights, shops, wharf and museum. The Sovereign Resort Hotel boasts a beautiful free form swimming pool set amidst award winning landscaped tropical gardens.

Sovereign Resort Hotel
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