Join us on a fully guided and accommodated 3 day tour of Cooktown in 2022
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 on this fully guided and accommodated 3 day Tour.
Our experienced driver-guide will share knowledge and history as you explore the ancient Daintree Rainforest and historic Cooktown.
The 3 Day Wanderer is for visitors who have the time to explore our region at a more leisurely pace. Package includes 2 nights accommodation in Cooktown at the Sovereign Resort along with meals as outlined in itinerary.
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Departs: Cairns 6:45am, Northern Beaches 7:30am, Port Douglas 8:20am
Returns: Port Douglas 6:00pm, Northern Beaches 6:45pm, Cairns 7:15pm
Travel with an experienced driver guide
1hr Daintree River Cruise
World Heritage Daintree National Park
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Cape Tribulation Beach
4WD Bloomfield Track
Lion’s Den Hotel
Accommodation at Sovereign Resort
Guided town tour of Cooktown
James Cook Historical Museum
Grassy Hill Lookout
Accommodation at Sovereign Resort
Guided walk through the historical Botanic Gardens
Nature’s Powerhouse: Café, Art Gallery & Visitor Information Centre
Black Mountain & Byerstown Lookouts
Palmer River Roadhouse
Return journey via the outback
What to bring
Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent & bottle of water, small overnight bag (no suitcases).
This morning we make our way north to the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Highlights include a 1-hour wildlife cruise on the Daintree River, BBQ lunch, and a guided rainforest walk at the Marrdja Boardwalk. We also visit the iconic Cape Tribulation Beach – named by Captain Cook in 1770. Heading north our driver will share fascinating stories & history as you travel along the famous 4WD-only Bloomfield Track before arriving at the iconic Lion’s Den Hotel for a cool refreshment (own expense). On arrival at Cooktown, relax before our welcome dinner.
Meals Included : Lunch & Dinner
Overnight: Accommodation in Sovereign Resort
A full day to explore this iconic Historic town including a guided foreshore walk, see reconciliation rocks – where the first act of reconciliation between Europeans and Aboriginals took place. Learn about the 48 days Captain Cook and his crew spent ashore, the role Cooktown played in the Palmer River Gold rush and the connection to country the area has, for the local Guugu Yimithirr Aboriginal people.
This afternoon we visit the Heritage listed Cooktown Cemetery, bearing testimony to the diverse nationalities who came to Cooktown and the Palmer Goldfields. From there we explore James Cook Museum showcasing the fascinating history of this remarkable town. See original artifacts from the Endeavor including a cannon and anchor Today concludes with a visit Grassy Hill for amazing panoramic views of Cooktown, the Coral Sea & Endeavour River. [B]
Meals Included : Breakfast
Overnight: Accommodation at the Sovereign Resort
Free time this morning to do some exploring for yourself. There are many historic buildings and places of interest. Lunch is included today before we explore the Cooktown Botanic Gardens on a guided walk - see living plant specimens collected by Dr Daniel Solander and Joseph Banks. Established in 1878, the Cooktown Botanic Gardens are one of Queensland’s oldest regional Botanic gardens. Natures Powerhouse houses the Vera Scarth-Johnson gallery, a collection of original botanical illustrations of flora from the region.
We depart Cooktown via the Mulligan Highway. Stops are made enroute at Black Mountain, Byerstown Lookout and the Palmer River Roadhouse. Marvel at the beauty of the outback savannah country with its vast eucalypt forests and termite mounds.
Meals Included : Breakfast & Lunch
frances09277 – Denmark, Australia
From the time we were collected early in the morning from our hotel in Cairns until we were dropped back after dark on the third day we enjoyed this full tour… well informed guide who knew the country and culture of this area, as well as being a careful and safe driver. The places we stayed at were comfortable and provided good local food We had time to explore on each of our stops.
WW – Gunbower, Australia
This was an amazing tour in air conditioned comfort of the 4 wheel drive tour bus seeing sights we had never seen before. The guide was great explaining different sights. The accommodation was wonderful. Spending a night in a cabin in the middle of the Daintree was just beautiful. All the meals were lovely. We can highly recommend this tour, we saw parts of North Qld we had never dreamed of. Excellent trip