Cape York Frontier – Cairns to Cape York

7 Day Guided Holiday | Cairns Return

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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 , Standard Accommodation

Duration 7 Day Guided Holiday

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Cape York Frontier – Cairns to Cape York

7 Day Guided Holiday | 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.


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


Start End
Sep 08 Sep 14
Sep 22 Sep 28
Oct 06 Oct 12

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 World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Daintree rainforest. Cross the Daintree River by cable ferry to 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. 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

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, Weipa

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

This morning you may wish to take an informative tour of the Weipa mining operation or join a Wildlife Eco River Cruise (both own expense). 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, Cape York

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

4WD adventure and fun today on the famous Telegraph Track through Cape York’s unique wilderness. Lunch at pristine Fruit Bat Falls with a chance to swim in its spring-fed waters. Across the mighty Jardine River by cable ferry and 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 (road conditions permitted), once the home of the famous Jardine family. We have lunch on palm fringed Anchorage Beach which overlooks the Albany Passage. A walk on the beach completes your day.

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Board a boat to cruise to Thursday Island, in the Torres Strait Islands 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

You may like to pre-book accommodation for tonight.

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.

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 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
1 May 2019 to 31 Oct 2019
Adult Twin
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
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.

Kiosk facilities at Musgrave Roadhouse Cape York
Albatross Bay Resort

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

Exterior of Albatross Bay Resort Weipa
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.

Exterior view of Bramwell Cattle Station Roadhouse
Seisia Holiday Village

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.

Exterior of the Cottage at Seisia Holiday Park
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 Safari Leader
  • Travel by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
  • Small group experience with maximum 24 guests
  • Flight between Horn Island & Cairns

Operated by our partners at Heritage Tours.

What to Bring

  • Luggage cannot exceed 10kg per person
  • Airline has luggage restriction of 1 piece per person
  • Suitcases, including suitcases with wheels are not recommended - Alternative: Soft bag (overnight or duffle bag) approx 30 x 30 x 70cm
  • Small day pack
  • Photo ID
  • Comfortable walking shoes and sandals
  • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Water bottle
  • Warm layers in cooler months
  • Swimmers & towel (if swimming)
  • Torch
  • Binoculars
  • Note: There will also be opportunity to laundry your clothes.

Fitness Requirements

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


  • Breakfasts (6)
  • Lunches (5)
  • Dinners (6)

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

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