A scenic 1 Day 4WD journey through UNESCO World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest to historical Cooktown. Discover diverse landscapes and travel across unique terrain in our purpose-built vehicle. Enjoy a high level of service and comprehensive commentary as our driver guide shares stories of our region’s fascinating natural and cultural heritage. Return flight (45 minutes) along the scenic Daintree Coast…and the Great Barrier Reef.
Departs: Cairns 6:30am, Northern Beaches 7am, Port Douglas 8am
Returns: Cairns General Aviation Airport 6:30pm, Port Douglas accommodation by approx. 8pm
Please note: Flight departs Cooktown at sunset 5.45pm during winter months May - August
Scenic coastal drive in 4WD Air-conditioned vehicle • Experienced driver-guide • Courtesy hotel pickup • Daintree River ferry crossing • World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park • Morning tea • Lunch • Visit the iconic Lions Den Pub • 4WD-only Bloomfield Track • Black Mountain, Grassy Hill lookout • Free time in Cooktown • Cooktown Airport transfers • Commercial flight Cooktown Airport to Cairns General Aviation Airport
What to bring
Hat, sunscreen & bottle of water
Travel in air-conditioned comfort in our purpose-built 4WD vehicle, experiencing some of the most amazing scenery and natural beauty in Australia. Our journey takes us along The Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns hugging two World Heritage-listed areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.
We continue along the famous 4WD-only Bloomfield Track, an incredible journey and the site of one of Australia’s biggest environmental protests. Next stop is the Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre, Wujal Wujal, which is located on the banks of the Bloomfield River. Enjoy lunch prior to arriving at the infamous Lions Den Hotel, one of Queensland's landmark pubs, built in 1875, made of timber and iron.
You will arrive in historic Cooktown in the afternoon where we visit Grassy Hill for panoramic views of Cooktown, the Coral Sea and Endeavour River. You have up to 2 hours to enjoy the stunning scenery and experience the present day appeal and intriguing heritage of this iconic town before a 4:30pm transfer to Cooktown Airport for a commercial flight along the scenic Daintree Coast.
Arrive at Cairns General Aviation Airport at 6:30pm. Continue to Cairns accommodation (own arrangements) or Port Douglas accommodation (pre-booked seat-in-coach transfer).