Cooktown Explorer

2 Day Short Break | Cairns Return

guests considering this tour right now!
BOOK NOW REQUEST A QUOTE

Prices From

CKED

-

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

-

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 for departures between
guests considering this tour right now!

Selected accommodation:
Selected Date:
Prices: Adult Twin pp, Child pp, Single pp
- +
- +
- +

Customer Support

Talk with us 1-866-240-1659

Travel agent? Agent portal

Connect with us

Cooktown Explorer

2 Day Short Break | Cairns Return

Cooktown Explorer

2 Day Short Break | Cairns Return | Travel Period: 1 May 2020 – 30 Nov 2020

Experiencing some of the most amazing scenery and natural beauty that Australia has to offer in a purpose-built 4WD along the Bloomfield Track. Explore Cooktown and visit the Cooktown Botanic Gardens, enjoying a guided walk viewing many of the same plants that botanists, Sir Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander has collected - as well as plants traditionally used by the local Aboriginal people.

Departs

Monday & Thursday (May – Nov) from Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas.

6.15am

Returns

After 6:00pm Day 2 - Flights to depart Cairns any time after 20:00.

Travel in air-conditioned comfort in a purpose-built 4WD vehicle, experiencing some of the most amazing scenery and natural beauty in Australia. Your experienced guide will enlighten your journey with fascinating stories and history along the famous 4WD-only Bloomfield Track. Enjoy lunch at the infamous Lions Den Hotel. You will arrive in historic Cooktown in the early afternoon where we visit Grassy Hill for panoramic views before you are transferred to your accommodation for the night.

Please note: Tour subject to weather conditions. Alternative to Bloomfield Track may be taken.

Please bring a small overnight bag (no suitcases)

Hotel: Sovereign Resort Hotel

Included Meals: Lunch

Today you’ll explore Cooktown. Your first stop is the Heritage listed Cooktown Cemetery, which bears testimony to the diverse nationalities who came to Cooktown and the Palmer Goldfields in the late 19th century. Visit the James Cook Museum for a guided tour and see an original anchor and cannon from Cook’s HMB Endeavour among many of the interesting exhibits. Next visit the Cooktown Botanic Gardens and enjoy a guided walk viewing many of the same plants collected by botanists, Sir Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, as well as plants traditionally used by the local Aboriginal people. Relax at Nature’s Powerhouse café, Art Gallery and Visitor Information Centre.

Travelling the Mulligan Highway, you’ll briefly stop at Black Mountain, Byerstown Range lookout and the Palmer River Roadhouse. The outback landscape is dotted with termite mounds and many different eucalypt species. Keep an eye out for livestock that graze along the roadside before we return to Cairns.

Included Meals: Lunch

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.

Travel Date
1 Apr 2020 to 31 Mar 2021
Adult Twin
$455
Child
$390
Single
$544
Sovereign Resort Hotel

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.

Swimming pool at Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown
Need accommodation before or after your tour?

Our special discounted rates make booking accommodation with us during your holiday both easy and affordable at selected AAT Kings hotels and resorts. Find out more

  • Experienced driver guide
  • Purpose-built, air conditioned 4WD vehicle
  • Daintree River Ferry crossing & lunch (Day 1)
  • 4WD Bloomfield Track (Day 1)
  • Lunch & Cooktown Cemetery (Day 2)
  • James Cook Museum guided tour (Day 2)

What to Bring

  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Camera

Fitness Requirements

  • A low level of fitness required

Dining

  • Lunch (2)

Flight Information

  • Flights to arrive into Cairns the day prior
  • Flights to depart Cairns any time after 20:00
  • Airport transfers in Cairns are an additional cost.