Travel along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives to Cooktown through the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. Overnight Cooktown and free day to explore before your return flight along the scenic Daintree coast and the Great Barrier Reef.
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
Day 1 (MT,L)
You will be collected from your accommodation in an air-conditioned four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle. Travel north along the Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation along spectacular coastline hugging two World Heritage Listed areas. Your journey takes you across the Daintree River by cable ferry, through the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest. A delicious morning tea in the rainforest of home made scones, Daintree tea and coffee. Your experienced guide will add to your enjoyment with their extensive knowledge of the area. Traverse the 4wd-only Bloomfield Track through some of the most amazing scenery in the country, crossing rivers and climbing mountain ranges.
Visit the Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre, Wujal Wujal which is located on the banks of the Bloomfield River with an opportunity to visit and talk with local Indigenous artists.
Continuing north we stop for lunch at Blooms Cafe before visiting the infamous Lion’s Den Hotel, established in 1875 and one of Queensland’s oldest remaining bush pubs. We continue to the unique geological oddity, Black Mountain, surrounded in mystery and spoken of in ancient Aboriginal legend. Arriving Cooktown, marvel at the fabulous and panoramic views from Grassy Hill of Cooktown, the Endeavour River and Coral Sea. Have your camera ready! Afternoon and evening at your leisure.
Overnight - Cooktown at the Seaview Motel 3*
Enjoy the day free to explore Cooktown. 4.45pm this afternoon you will be collected from the Seaview Motel and transferred to the 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 6.45pm.
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.
Please note return flight on Saturdays departs Cooktown at 11.45am arrives Cairns at 12.30pm
*During our winter months May – August flight departs at sunset
**Please note: we take individual bookings, but we require a minimum of 4 people to operate this tour**
Meals included are morning tea and lunch Day 1 All other meals are at your own expense.