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