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Cape York Frontier

7 Day Guided Vacation | Cairns Return

Travel Period

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.

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$3536

Adult Twin i A person 16 years and over (note a person 16–17 years must be accompanied by a person 18 years and over). All prices are per person, land only.

$4293

Single i A person, who must be 18 years and over, travelling alone, must pay the single room price. All prices are per person, land only.

$3536

Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have minimum age requirements.
Prices above are per person, land only, in USD
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Cape York Frontier

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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 Heritage Tours.

Highlights

Flexible Vacations

Spot the wildlife on an optional experience Eco River Cruise in Weipa.

Iconic Sites

Take in breathtaking views from the top of mainland Australia, Cape York!

Time For You

Relax at lunch with a swim at the enchanting waterfall at Fruit Bat Falls.

Sustainable Travel

Your visit to three National Parks supports the conservation of these pockets of treasure.

Itinerary

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Your adventure begins along the scenic coastal route to the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Daintree Rainforest. Cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and travel into the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef. Next is the rugged 4WD Bloomfield Track (conditions permitting). Cross the Bloomfield River near the Aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal. On to visit the Lion’s Den Hotel and eerie Black Mountain enroute to historic Cooktown. Where we visit Captain Cooks landing, before settling into our accommodation.

Hotel: Sovereign Resort Hotel

This morning travel through the agricultural district of Lakeland on your way to Quinkan Country near Laura. Explore Lakefield National Park, Queensland’s second largest at 542,856 hectares. Waterlily covered billabongs, wildlife and a great variety of birdlife makes for a memorable day before arriving at the century old Telegraph Station of Musgrave.

Hotel: Musgrave Roadhouse

This morning, we continue north stopping off at the historic frontier gold town of Coen and the picturesque Archer River, before making our way to the bauxite-mining town of Weipa. Enjoy the spectacular sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Hotel: Albatross Bay Resort

This morning you have the option to join a wildlife Eco River Cruise or a Bauxite Mine Tours (own expense). After lunch (own expense) we head for our overnight accommodation at a true blue Aussie cattle station, Bramwell Station.

Hotel: Bramwell Cattle Station, (en suite facilities)

After an early start, we head north travelling along part of the Old Telegraph Track to arrive at Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Relax, swim and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall. Then northwards across the Jardine River, to arrive at Cape York! We will be staying at Seisia. Seisia is ideally located for our next 2 nights, being in walking distance from the Seisia Wharf, the departure point for the ferry to Thursday Island and a famous fishing spot.

Hotel: Seisia Holiday Village, 2 nights

An unforgettable day! Stand at the very top of mainland Australia.  We then visit Somerset (road conditions permitted), once the home of the legendary Jardine family.  We have lunch on palm fringed Anchorage Beach which overlooks the Albany Passage.  A walk on the beach completes your day before returning to Seisia.

Say farewell this morning as you board your boat to cruise to Thursday Island, capital of the Torres Strait Islands. Enjoy a guided bus tour of the island. Later, transfer by ferry to Horn Island to board your aircraft to fly over the Great Barrier Reef to Cairns Airport.  Arriving late afternoon in Cairns your tour finishes with a drop off to selected Cairns hotel accommodation.

Please note: This itinerary may be subject to change.

This holiday is operated by Heritage Tours.


Accommodation

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. Ask our friendly reservations at the time of booking.

Trip Details

What's included

  • • Specialist highly experienced Travel Director/Driver
  • • Basic hotels
  • • National Park entrance fees

What to Bring

  • • Camera
  • • Comfortable walking shoes
  • • Limit luggage to one small soft travel bag (approximately 300mm x 300mm x 700mm and preferably without wheels) and a small daypack (cabin baggage) per person. Definitely no hard bags or suitcases. Couples bring two smaller bags as opposed to one large one
  • • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • • Water bottle
  • • Warm layers in cooler months

Fitness Requirements

  • • Heritage Tours - High level of fitness required
    If you have any mobility issues or over 80 years of age, it is a requirement to complete the “Fit to Travel & Mobility Questionnaire” and return these to Heritage Tours. A doctor’s clearance may be required before booking can be confirmed.

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, etc.

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