Experience the very best of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park, the excitement of the 4WD-only Bloomfield Track and the unspoilt beauty and incredible cultural heritage of historic Cooktown. Visit the world-class James Cook Museum or stroll the self-guided heritage walk along the main street and shores of the Endeavour River. The 3 Day Wanderer is for visitors to explore our region at a more leisurely pace.
Cairns 7am, Northern Beaches 7:30am, Port Douglas 8:20am
Port Douglas 8:00pm, Northern Beaches 8:30pm, Cairns 9:00pm
Scenic coastal drive in 4WD Air-conditioned vehicle • Experienced driver-guides • Courtesy return hotel transfers • Daintree River Cruise • World Heritage Daintree National Park • Morning Tea, BBQ lunch and tropical fruit tasting (day one) • Lunch (day two) • Alexandra Range Lookout • Guided National Park elevated boardwalk tour • Hand-feed wallabies • Freshwater swim at Emmagen Creek • Visit the iconic Lions Den Pub • 4WD-only Bloomfield
What to bring
Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent & bottle of water, swimwear, towel, small overnight bag (no suitcases please).
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!
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 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. 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.
Meet your Adventure North Australia guide this morning and join your group for a delicious tea before continuing your journey 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. Overnight-Cooktown at the 4* Sovereign Resort Hotel.
Free Day to explore Cooktown
This afternoon depart Cooktown via the inland road, The Mulligan Highway, travelling through a diverse landscape of cattle stations and the Palmer River Gold mine region, which is the Outback of Far North Queensland. Dinner stop long the way (at your own expense) before arriving at your accommodation in Port Douglas or Cairns
**Please note: we require a minimum of 4 people to operate this tour**