Cape York Frontier – Cairns to Cape York

7 Day Guided Vacation | Cairns Return

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$3970

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Cape York Frontier – Cairns to Cape York

7 Day Guided Vacation | Cairns Return

Cape York Frontier – Cairns to Cape York

7 Day Guided Vacation | Cairns Return | Travel Period: 14 May 2019 – 27 Sep 2019

Cape York Frontier – Cairns to Cape York

7 Day Guided Vacation

Cairns Return

Your safari starts en route to the Daintree rainforest. See historic Cooktown and the farm district of Lakeland. In Quinkan Country view Aboriginal art. Explore Lakefield National Park, the gold town of Coen and the Archer River. Delve into Weipa and go off-road in Bramwell. Explore ancient Cape York and cruise to Thursday Island.

This holiday is operated by our partners at Heritage Tours. Tour operates with minimum of 10 and maximum of 25 guests.

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  • Walk through Daintree National Park
  • Travel the Bloomfield Track
  • Discover ancient Aboriginal rock art
  • Explore unique Lakefield National Park
  • Uncover the old gold mining town of Coen
  • Visit the beautiful Lockerbie Scrub
  • Cruise to Thursday Island
  • Included flight between Horn Island & Cairns

As this holiday departs at 6.30am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.

Your adventure begins on the coastal route to the Daintree rainforest. Cross the Daintree River by cable ferry to Cape Tribulation. Next is the rugged 4WD Bloomfield Track (conditions permitting). Cross the Bloomfield River near the Aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal. You’ll visit Lion’s Den Hotel and eerie Black Mountain en route to Cooktown.

Hotel: Sovereign Resort Hotel, Cooktown

Included Meals: Lunch and dinner

Travel through the agricultural district of Lakeland to Quinkan Country near Laura. Climb the sandstone escarpment at Split Rock to view Aboriginal rock art. Discover Lakefield National Park’s waterlily covered billabongs and teaming wildlife. The day ends at Musgrave’s century old Telegraph Station.

Hotel: Musgrave Roadhouse

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Cross the Great Dividing Range to visit the old gold mining town of Coen. Cross the Archer River and head to the bauxite mining town of Weipa, where you can enjoy a sublime sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria. This afternoon you have the option to join a Sunset Wildlife Eco River Cruise (own expense).

Hotel: Albatross Bay Resort, or Heritage Motel Weipa

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

This morning you have ample time to explore the township of Weipa. After lunch (own expense), we head for our overnight accommodation at a true blue Aussie cattle station.

Hotel: Bramwell Cattle Station, (en suite facilities), Cape York

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Head north along part of the Old Telegraph Track to Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Relax, swim, and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall. Cross the mighty Jardine River by cable ferry, then travel on to the northern-most settlements on mainland Australia.

Hotel: Seisia Holiday Village, 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Stand at the very top of mainland Australia. We then visit Somerset (conditions permitting), once the home of the famous Jardine family. We have lunch on palm fringed Anchorage Beach overlooking the Albany Passage.

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Board a boat to cruise to Thursday Island, in the Torres Straits for a guided tour. Later, transfer by ferry to Horn Island to board your aircraft to fly over the Great Barrier Reef to Cairns Airport, ending your fascinating safari of adventure and discovery in Australia’s far north.

Included Meals: Breakfast

Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort.
The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation 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.

    Features

  • Fans
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ensuite
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Mini-bar (surcharge)
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Phone
  • TV
  • In-house movies
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The Musgrave Roadhouse is located 136 kilometres north of Laura, and is halfway between Cairns and Weipa, providing an ideal resting place for travellers heading north to the Cape York Peninsula.

    Features

  • Hot showers
  • Toilet facilities
  • Kiosk
  • Barbecue facilities
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

The Albatross Bay Resort is the premier accommodation option when visiting Weipa and Far North Queensland.

    Features

  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Ensuite
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Phone
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Basic accommodation with rooms featuring ensuite bathrooms.
Bramwell station offers a welcoming frop for all Cape York visitors, and since 1983 has actively catered for coach tours and individual travellers. Bramwell is also a working cattle station.

    Features

  • Café
  • Live entertainment (on occaison)
  • Shower and toilet facilities
 Accommodation Hotel
 Accommodation Hotel

Seisia Holiday Park is the ideal spot to relax after your overland journey through the Cape, as well as a great place to base yourself for exploring the Tip of Cape York and the Torres Strait Islands.

    Features

  • Kiosk
  • Gift Shop
  • Air Conditioning
  • TV
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
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

  • Accommodation
  • Experienced Tour Leader
  • Travel by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
  • Small group experience with maximum 24 guests
  • Flight between Horn Island & Cairns

What to Bring

  • Luggage restriction: 1 small soft travel bag per person (maximum size: 30 x 30 x 70cm, preferably without wheels, cannot exceed 10kg)
  • Cabin baggage: 1 small daypack per person
  • Comfortable walking shoes and sandals
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Swimmers & towel (if swimming)
  • Torch
  • Binoculars

Fitness Requirements

  • Moderate level of fitness as walks to locations may be on uneven ground

Dining

  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 5 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners

Flight Information

  • Day Prior – flights to arrive anytime into Cairns Airport
  • Day 7 – We recommend guests fly out the day after the tour returns to Cairns, as the tour may be delayed getting back to Cairns, due to flight delays, roadworks, traffic accidents.

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