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Cape York Frontier – Cairns to Cape York

  • Cooktown


  • GrassyHills, Cooktown

    GrassyHills, Cooktown

  • Horn Island

    Horn Island

  • Lakefield National Park

    Lakefield National Park

  • Thursday Island

    Thursday Island

Tour codes: QCY

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As this Guided Holiday departs at 6.30am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Day 1: Cairns – Cooktown

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 primeval jungle of 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 en route to historic Cooktown, where we visit Captain Cook’s Landing, before settling in our accommodation.

Hotel: Sovereign Resort Hotel (Standard), Cooktown.

Included Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Cooktown – Musgrave

This morning travel through the agricultural district of Lakeland on your way to Quinkan Country near Laura. Climb the sandstone escarpment at Split Rock to view ancient Aboriginal rock art, dated in excess of 13,000 years old, depicting traditional activities and culture. 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 (Standard)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Musgrave – Weipa

This morning cross the Great Dividing Range to visit the old gold mining town of Coen. Cross the picturesque Archer River before heading to the west coast of the Peninsula to the bauxite mining town of Weipa.

Hotel: Albatross Bay Resort (Standard), Weipa.

Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4: Weipa – Bramwell Station

This morning you may wish to take an informative tour of the Weipa mining operation (own expense) or explore the township of Weipa at your leisure. After lunch (own expense), we head for our overnight accommodation with en suite facilities at a true blue Aussie cattle station, Bramwell Station.

Hotel: Bramwell Cattle Station (Standard), Cape York.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Bramwell - Fruit Bat Falls – Cape York

4WD adventure and fun today on part of the famous Telegraph Track through Cape York’s unique wilderness of gigantic termite mounds, crystal clear creeks, carnivorous pitcher plants and prehistoric cycads. Lunch at pristine Fruit Bat Falls and a great chance to swim in its cool spring-fed waters. Across the mighty Jardine River by cable ferry and on to the northern-most settlements on mainland Australia where we stay for two nights.

Hotel: Seisia Holiday Village (Standard), 2 nights.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Cape York

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.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Seisia – Thursday Island – Farewell from Cairns

Say farewell this morning as you board your boat to cruise to Thursday Island, capital of the Torres Strait Islands. Enjoy a guided 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, ending your fascinating safari of adventure and discovery in Australia’s far north (flights to depart after 9.00pm).

Included Meals: Breakfast

You may like to pre-book accommodation for tonight.

Operated by our partners at Heritage Tours.

Please Note: Due to limited accommodation in remote areas of northern Australia we may have to use alternative accommodation of a similar standard from time to time.

7 Day Guided Holiday


Selected departures between May - October. Departures subject to availability and may be waitlisted until minimum numbers have been met.


Start End
May 20 May 26
Jun 03 Jun 09
Jun 17 Jun 23
Jul 01 Jul 07
Jul 15 Jul 21
Jul 29 Aug 04
Aug 12 Aug 18
Aug 26 Sep 01
Sep 09 Sep 15
Sep 23 Sep 29

Flights to depart Cairns after 9.00pm. 

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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  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast (6)
  • Lunch (6)
  • Dinner (5)
  • Experienced Safari Leader
  • Travel by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
  • Small group experience with maximum 24 guests
  • Flight between Horn Island & Cairns

What to bring

Please note luggage cannot exceed 10kg per person. Suitcases, including suitcases with wheels are not recommended. Airlines also have luggage restrictions of 1 piece per person. There will also be opportunity to laundry your clothes.

  • Soft bag (overnight or duffle bag) approx 30 x 30 x 70cm
  • Small day pack
  • Photo ID
  • Comfortable walking shoes and sandals
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Light jacket
  • Swimmers & towel
  • Torch
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellant

Fitness requirement

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

Accommodation Standards & Prices

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.

Cape York Frontier – Cairns to Cape York (QCY)

Standard Room Albatross Bay Resort
Where you'll be staying
  • Sovereign Resort Hotel  
  • Musgrave Roadhouse  
  • Albatross Bay Resort  
  • Bramwell Cattle Station  
  • Seisia Holiday Village  
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Your choice of accommodation standards

Choose from a range of accommodation standards. 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.

  • Standard (R)

  • Sovereign Resort Hotel
    128 Charlotte St Cooktown QLD 4895
    • Swimming pool at Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown
    • Pool and hotel grounds at Sovereign Resort Hotel
    • Reception entry at Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown
    • Reception area at Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown
    • Resort Room at Sovereign Resort Hotel Cooktown

    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
  • Musgrave Roadhouse
    Musgrave, Peninsula Developmental Rd, Yarraden, QLD 4871
    • Cabins at Musgrave Roadhouse in Cape York
    • Exterior building & grounds of Musgrave Roadhouse
    • Grass area & seating at Musgrave Roadhouse
    • Kiosk facilities at Musgrave Roadhouse Cape York
    • Pool Table entertainment at Musgrave Roadhouse

    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
  • Albatross Bay Resort
    10 Duyfken Crs, Weipa, QLD 4874
    • Interior Deck Bar at Albatross Bay Resort
    • Dining Area at Albatross Bay Resort Weipa
    • Exterior of Albatross Bay Resort Weipa
    • Standard Room at Albatross Bay Resort Weipa

    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
  • Bramwell Cattle Station
    100 Bamaga Road Bramwell 4892
    • Exterior view of Bramwell Cattle Station

    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
  • Seisia Holiday Village
    6 Koraba Rd, Seisia, QLD 4876
    • Kitchen in Cottage Rooms at Seisia Holiday Village
    • Front of the Cottage Room at Seisia Holiday Villag
    • Cottage Verandah at Seisia Holiday Village
    • Exterior of the Cottage at Seisia Holiday Park

    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
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