- 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
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.
Reviewed by Julian B, November 2011
Excellent, informative well guided trip. Flying back from Cooktown also added an insight into the day to day life of the community.
Reviewed by Margaret W, July 2011
The trip was very good. Enjoyed by all.
The only problem was that the food did not cater for speciality diets eg Gluten free
I informed ahead of time about this, but the places that made the food had no idea. The driver ordered rib eye fillet for dinner, but they put gravy on it (which contains wheat flour). So this delayed the trip home as they had to re-cook the steak. It was the only item that was gluten free that was on the menu.