Travel north along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives through the Daintree Rainforest to the historic township of Cooktown. Overnight with a return flight along the scenic coastline with views of the Reef & Rainforest.
Mondays, Thursdays (May - November only) Note: 2 Day Cooktown Drive Fly operates Monday, Thursday year-round
Departs: Cairns 6:30am, Northern Beaches 7am, Port Douglas 8am Returns: Cairns 9pm, Northern Beaches 8:30pm, Port Douglas 8pm
Hinterland Aviation is a commercial flight and check in is required 45 minutes prior to departure. Flight departs Cooktown at 5.45pm -Arrive Cairns 6.30pm @ General Aviation Terminal, Hangar 7, Tom McDonald Drive, Cairns.
Scenic coastal drive • Courtesy return hotel transfers • Daintree River Ferry Crossing • World Heritage Daintree National Park • Morning tea and lunch (day one) • Visit the iconic Lions Den Pub • 4WD Bloomfield Track • Black Mountain, Grassy Hill lookout • Free time in Cooktown • Overnight accommodation in Cooktown • Return journey via the Outback
What to bring
Hat, sunscreen, bottle of water, cash/credit card for personal purchases and evening meal.
Day 1 (MT, L)
This morning you will be collected from your accommodation and travel by air-conditioned four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle, north along the Captain Cook Highway. Your journey takes you across the Daintree River by cable ferry, then along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives through the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Enjoy a delightful morning tea of home made scones, tea and coffee in the rainforest. Your experienced and informative guide will add to your enjoyment with their extensive knowledge of the area. We follow the 4wd-only Bloomfield Track crossing rivers and climbing mountain ranges with spectacular views.
Your next stop will be the Aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal, via the Bobby and Jacky Ball Bloomfield River Bridge, which was completed in late 2014. You will have the opportunity to visit the Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre.
Lunch at Blooms Cafe in Ayton, before visiting the famous Lion's Den Hotel, established in 1875 and one of Queensland’s oldest remaining bush pubs. Not far is the unique geological oddity Black Mountain, surrounded in mystery and spoken of in ancient Aboriginal legend. On arrival In Cooktown, marvel at the fabulous panoramic views from Grassy Hill of the Endeavour River, Cooktown and Coral Sea. Have your camera ready! Transfer to your accommodation for your overnight stay at the 4* Sovereign Resort with the afternoon and evening at your leisure.
Free day for you to explore historic Cooktown. Take this time to visit the World Class James Cook Museum housed in a stunning nineteenth century former convent, the James Cook Museum in Cooktown is one of Queensland’s best museums, showcasing the fascinating history of this remarkable town.
Admire the landmarks as you stroll along the shores of the Endeavour River. Chat with a local fishing on the wharf, or sit back and relax and take in the breathtaking scenery.
Late afternoon (4.30pm) you will be transferred to the Cooktown airport for your 45 minute flight with Hinterland Aviation. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Daintree coastline between rainforest and reef. Arrive Cairns General Aviation Airport at 6.30pm. Own arrangements on arrival to your accommodation. Taxi's are made available on your arrival.
Important Information: Hinterland Aviation is a commercial flight and check in is required 45 minutes prior to departure. Flight departs Cooktown at 5.45pm -Arrive Cairns 6.30pm @ General Aviation Terminal, Hangar 7, Tom McDonald Drive, Cairns. *During our winter months May – August flight departs at sunset
**Please note: we require a minimum of 4 people to operate our tours** This is predominately in our off season of December through to March