Cape York Frontier – Cape York to Cairns

7 Day Guided Holiday | Cape York to Cairns

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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.

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Child i A child must be accompanied by a person 18 years+. Some tours have min. age requirement

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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 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019

Duration 7 Day Guided Holiday

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Cape York Frontier – Cape York to Cairns

7 Day Guided Holiday | Cape York to Cairns

Your safari begins along the scenic coastal route to the World Heritage listed Daintree rainforest, encountering intriguing flora and fauna of the region. Walk in the footsteps of Captain Cook, taking in the views of Cooktown. You''ll visit the mining town of Weipa, before staying at true blue Aussie cattle station, Bramwell Station. Cape York is full of adventure and fun, with gigantic termite mounds, crystal clear creeks, prehistoric plant life to explore before it’s time to bid a fond farewell from this fascinating region from Cairns. 

Departs

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

 

2018
Start End
Sep 14 Sep 20
Sep 28 Oct 04
Oct 12 Oct 18

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

 

This morning you are transferred from your Cairns pre tour accommodation to Cairns 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 bus tour of the island. This afternoon transfer by ferry to the northern-most settlements of mainland Australia where we stay for two nights.

Hotel: Seisia Holiday Village, 2 nights

Included Meals: Dinner

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 and government outpost established in 1864. We have lunch on the palm fringed Anchorage Beach, which overlooks the Albany Passage. A walk on the beach will complete your day before returning to Seisia. 

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Southward bound, we cross the mighty Jardine River, stopping at Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Relax, swim and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall. Travelling along part of the Old Telegraph Track, before we make our way to a ‘true blue, Aussie’ cattle station, Bramwell Station.

Hotel: Bramwell Cattle Station, Cape York

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

A southerly run through the wilderness with all its varied landscapes to cross the Wenlock River. We head for the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria and our overnight stop at Weipa, with its view over Albatross Bay. This afternoon there will be the opportunity of a tour of the largest bauxite mine in the world or a Wildlife Eco River Cruise (own expense).

Hotel: Albatross Bay Resort

Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

We continue south, stopping off at the picturesque Archer River, then on to the historic frontier gold town of Coen. The afternoon finds us arriving at our overnight accommodation at the Old Musgrave Telegraph Station.

Hotel: Musgrave Roadhouse

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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 more than 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

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

The final exciting day has, unfortunately, arrived, but before returning to Cairns, we make our way south passing the mysterious Black Mountain and the historic Lions Den Hotel. Traversing the jungle shrouded Bloomfield Track (road conditions permitted) we see where the 'rainforest meets the reef' at Cape Tribulation. We travel through the splendour of a World Heritage listed rainforest. A scenic drive along the Marlin Coast back to Cairns is a perfect way to complete your tour.

Included Meals: Breakfast and lunch



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.

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.

Kitchen in Cottage Rooms at Seisia Holiday Village
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
Albatross Bay Resort

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

Interior Deck Bar at Albatross Bay Resort
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.

Cabins at Musgrave Roadhouse in Cape York
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
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

Dining

  • Breakfast (6)
  • Lunch (6)
  • Dinner (5)

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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