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  • Location: Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas, Australia
  • Duration:  14 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Explore the historic township of Cooktown as you drive through the magical World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park and the famous Bloomfield Track on this 4WD tour from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. The journey is just as spectacular as the destination. You'll venture into rainforest, the outback and cross the Daintree River before reaching Cooktown, home of Australia's first European settlement, where you'll have free time to visit the James Cook Museum (optional).

Highlights

  • Travel by air-conditioned 4WD to historic Cooktown
  • Experience the serenity of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park
  • Free time to explore Cooktown at own leisure
  • Cross the Daintree River by cable ferry
  • Enjoy lunch at an Aussie pub
  • Travel through remote tropical Far North Queensland
  • Plenty of photo opportunities
  • Friendly and informative guide
  • Traveling in a small group for a unique and intimate experience
  • Hotel pickup and drop off from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas

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What You Can Expect

Cooktown 4WD Adventure Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

Take the option to return to Cairns by air

Immerse yourself in the history and adventure of this outback, rainforest region. Travel north along the Captain Cook Highway, one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives towards the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, crossing the mighty Daintree River by cable ferry. Journey through spectacular landscapes that contain the world's highest number of rare and endangered plant and animal species. Your guide will enlighten you with stories and history of the region as you continue by 4WD to the Bloomfield Track, crossing rivers and climbing mountain ranges.

Stop for lunch at the famous Lion's Den Hotel, one of North Queensland's oldest bush pubs, established in 1875. Continue to Black Mountain, surrounded in mystery and ancient Aboriginal legend, before arriving at Cooktown. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views from Grassy Hill of the Coral Sea, Cooktown and the Endeavour River.

You'll have an hour of free time to stroll through Cooktown or visit the James Cook Museum. (Entry to the museum is not included.)

Departing Cooktown by the inland Mulligan Highway, you'll travel through a diverse landscape of cattle stations and the Palmer River goldfields region. After an evening meal break (additional expense payable direct) at the Mt Molloy Hotel, a typical North Queensland pub serving home-cooked meals, you'll return to Cairns at approximately 9:30pm.

There is also an option to fly back to Cairns along the scenic Daintree Coast and the Great Barrier Reef. The flight from Cooktown to Cairns is a commercial flight with Hinterland Aviation, departing Cooktown at 6.05pm and arriving Cairns at 6.50pm. If this option is selected, your arrangements will end at Cairns General Aviation Airport. Transfers from Cairns General Aviation Airport are NOT included and you'll need to make your own way back to your accommodation. Please note: The flight will be experienced at sunset during the winter months from May to August.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

Although unable to take the Bloomfield Track (due to FNQ's notorious summer weather) the tour was most enjoyable with one of the best and most informative driver/guides I have experienced. Time constraints prevented an overnight stay in Cooktown but with so much to see, I strongly recommend that future 'tourists'
avail themselves of this option.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

enjoyed the trip, but not the food, at the pub,very long day to do on so little food,up early no breakfast, back late and where we were staying no resturant, not your fault just pointing it out,other than that great trip.

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