A unique Cooktown Day Tour that will take you through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest to one of Australia’s most historical townships – Cooktown. Discover diverse landscapes and travel across unique terrain in our purpose-built vehicle which has been designed with your comfort in mind. Enjoy a high level of service and comprehensive commentary as our driver guide shares stories of our region’s fascinating natural and cultural heritage. We look forward to welcoming you on board Adventure North Australia.
Departs: Cairns 6:30am, Northern Beaches 7am, Port Douglas 8am Returns: Cairns 9pm, Northern Beaches 8:30pm, Port Douglas 8pm
Scenic coastal drive in 4WD Air-conditioned vehicle • Experienced driver-guide • Courtesy return hotel transfers • Daintree River ferry crossing • World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park • Morning tea • Lunch • Visit the iconic Lions Den Pub • 4WD-only Bloomfield Track • Black Mountain, Grassy Hill lookout • Free time in Cooktown • Return journey via the Outback
What to bring
Hat, sunscreen, bottle of water, cash/credit card for personal purchases and evening meal.
Please note:- James Cook Museum closed October to March
Travel in air-conditioned comfort in our purpose-built 4WD vehicle, experiencing some of the most amazing scenery and natural beauty in Australia. Our journey takes us along The Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns hugging two World Heritage-listed areas, the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.
We continue along the famous 4WD-only Bloomfield Track, an incredible journey and the site of one of Australia’s biggest environmental protests. Next stop is the Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre, Wujal Wujal, which is located on the banks of the Bloomfield River before a stop at infamous Lions Den Hotel, one of Queensland's landmark pubs, built in 1875, made of timber and iron.
You will arrive in historic Cooktown in the early afternoon where we visit Grassy Hill for panoramic views of Cooktown, the Coral Sea and Endeavour River. Be sure to have your camera ready! Enjoy the stunning scenery and experience the present day appeal and intriguing heritage of this iconic town before your return journey along the Mulligan Highway, the Outback of Far North Queensland before being transferred to your chosen accommodation.
Our highlight was seeing a Cassowary and his chick darting out from the rainforest! We spotted crocodiles and an array of different birds along the journey. Food offered was fabulous… The Endeavour River at Cooktown is quite spectacular.
nambatri2016 – Brisbane, Australia
The trip via the Bloomfield is an experience all should take if the opportunity arises. Heaps to see and the stops good. Can’t fault the rest stops and the meals. If the opportunity arises just do it. You will see more, understand more than simply doing it yourself.
kimmac53 – Newcastle, Australia
We decided to do the one day Cooktown trip while visiting Port Douglas and were so glad we did. We were picked up by Graeme, our driver/ guide for the day and his friendly nature made everyone comfortable