The Cape Tribulation and Cooktown Wanderer is for the traveller wanting to explore & relax in Tropical North Queensland. Includes return flight from Cooktown to Cairns along the scenic Daintree and The Great Barrier Reef coastline.
Cairns 7am, Northern Beaches 7:30am, Port Douglas 8:20am
Port Douglas 8:00pm, Northern Beaches 8:30pm, Cairns 9:00pm
What to bring
Hat, sunscreen, bottle of water, cash/credit card for personal purchases and evening meal.
Day 1 (MT, L, AT)
This morning you will be collected from your accommodation by our industry partner Billy Tea Bush Safaris. Travel north along the scenic route to Mossman, lush farmland contrasts with seascape as we approach the majestic Daintree River. A short morning tea break, then its 'all aboard' for an informative one hour river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendour only the Daintree can offer as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and wildlife, this is nature at its best!
We ascend the Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of World Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea. Experience the rainforest intimately on our elevated National Park Boardwalk. Accurate interpretations of flora and fauna will be given with ample time for photographs and questions as we search for the elusive, rare and totally unique Southern Cassowary and other wildlife species within this particular habitat.
A delicious barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads is served while you have the opportunity to hand feed a kangaroo and enjoy a cold drink from the bar. Our tour does a little more. It takes us beyond Cape Tribulation along the 4WD Bloomfield Track to pristine Emmagen Creek and time for a refreshing rainforest stream swim. Seek fish and turtles in the creek, butterflies and exotic birds in the trees and indulge in a feast of tropical fruit, a complimentary glass of wine and a cup of traditional Billy Tea, all of which enhance the tranquil surroundings. At Cape Tribulation Beach there is a little time to swim in the Coral Sea (seasonal) or stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers' platform overlooking the mountains and coast where the 'Rainforest meets the Reef'. You will be taken to your overnight accommodation in Cape Tribulation where the remainder of the day and evening is at your leisure.
Day 2 (L) 10.30am
This morning you will be collected from your accommodation by Adventure North Australia where your journey will continue to Cooktown-The Last Frontier of North Queensland. The 4WD only Bloomfield Track allows you to travel through the heart of this World Heritage Listed area providing incredible glimpses of Australia hard to imagine. Travel over rugged mountain ranges and river crossings. Lunch is at the Lions Den Hotel, one of North Queensland’s oldest running bush pubs (est. 1875). Visit the mysterious Black Mountains steeped in Aboriginal legend before arriving mid-afternoon in Cooktown. From Grassy Hill enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of Cooktown, the Endeavour River and the Coral Sea. Have your camera ready! Overnight- Cooktown.
Free Day to explore Cooktown
This afternoon transfer to the Cooktown Airport at 4.30pm for the 45 minute flight to Cairns along the scenic Daintree Coastline. Flight departs Cooktown at 5.45pm, arriving Cairns General Aviation Airport at 6.30pm. Own arrangements to your chosen accommodation.
**Please note: we can take individual bookings, however we require a minimum of 4 people to operate this tour**