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Cape York Frontier – Cape York to Cairns

  • Thursday Island, Capital of Torres Strait Island

    Thursday Island, Capital of Torres Strait Island

  • Horn Island

    Horn Island

  • Lakefield National Park

    Lakefield National Park

  • Grassy Hills, Cooktown

    Grassy Hills, Cooktown

  • Fruit Bat Falls

    Fruit Bat Falls

  • Fly over the Great Barrier Reef

    Fly over the Great Barrier Reef

Tour codes: QYC

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As this Guided Holiday departs at 7.00am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night.
Day 1: Cairns - Thursday Island - Cape York

This morning make your own way to Cairns Domestic Airport. Your adventure begins when you board your aircraft to fly over the Great Barrier Reef to Horn Island. Transfer by ferry to Thursday Island, capital of the Torres Strait Islands. Time now to enjoy a guided tour of the island (included). After lunch (own expense today) transfer by ferry to the northern-most settlements of mainland Australia where we stay for two nights.

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

Included Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Cape York

A fascinating visit to the beautiful "Lockerbie Scrub", an isolated pocket of monsoon rainforest, on our way to historic Somerset on Albany passage where you can ponder the past, our explorers, pioneers and the Cape’s traditional owners. Now, an emotional walk to the very top of Australia - CAPE YORK!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Moreton

Across the mighty Jardine River we travel through Cape York's unique wilderness of gigantic termite mounds, crystal clear creeks, carnivorous pitcher plants and prehistoric cycads. Visit picturesque Fruit Bat Falls, a great chance to swim it its pristine spring-fed waters. Continue on to the Wenlock River where we overnight in Moreton’s delightful permanent tent safari camp.

Hotel: Bramwell Cattle Station (Standard)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Weipa

This morning time for exploring, bushwalking, birdwatching or simply relaxing. Later we travel through Batavia Downs as we head for the west coast of the Peninsula and Weipa, our overnight stop. An opportunity to learn about this bauxite mining town this afternoon. Dinner is your own expense this evening.

Hotel: Albatross Bay Resort (Standard)

Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5: Musgrave

Meet some locals at classic outposts today. Cross the picturesque Archer River on the way to the old gold mining town of Coen. Later we arrive at Musgrave, the century old Telegraph Office and now working cattle station, our overnight stop.

Hotel: Musgrave Roadhouse (Standard)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Lakefield National Park

Explore Lakefield National Park, Queensland’s second largest at 543,000 hectares (1.34 million acres). Waterlily covered billabongs, wildlife and a great variety of birdlife makes for a memorable morning. We then enter "Quinkan Country" near Laura. Here we climb (suitable footwear and reasonable fitness required) 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. Travel through the agricultural district of Lakeland on our way to Cooktown, our overnight stop.

Hotel: Sovereign Resort Hotel (Standard)

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Cooktown - Cairns

Walk where Captain Cook walked and enjoy the spectacular views from atop Grassy Hill on a tour of Cooktown. Leaving Cooktown we visit the quaint Lion's Den Hotel before crossing the Bloomfield River near the Aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal. 4WD action on the rugged Bloomfield Track (weather permitting). We travel on gravel roads, cross beautiful rainforest creeks and are afforded the most spectacular views from the steep climbs and descents travelling on into the primeval jungle. Here you’ll walk with your guide to experience some of the intriguing plants and animals of this wonderful region. Further south we cross the Daintree River on a cable ferry. Now we return to Port Douglas and Cairns ending your fascinating safari of adventure and discovery in Australia’s far north (flights to depart after 9.00pm).

Included Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

You may like to pre-book accommodation for tonight.

Operated by our partners at Wilderness Challenge.

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 26 Jun 01
Jun 09 Jun 15
Jun 23 Jun 29
Jul 07 Jul 13
Jul 21 Jul 27
Aug 04 Aug 10
Aug 18 Aug 24
Sep 01 Sep 07
Sep 15 Sep 21
Sep 29 Oct 05

Flights to depart Cairns after 9.00pm

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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 – Cape York to Cairns (QYC)

Standard Room Albatross Bay Resort
Where you'll be staying
  • Seisia Holiday Village  
  • Bramwell Cattle Station  
  • Albatross Bay Resort  
  • Musgrave Roadhouse  
  • Sovereign Resort Hotel  
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Please Note: Itinerary, departure dates & prices may be subject to change.

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)

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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