Depart Cairns Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
$539.00 per adult twin share, $479.00 per child
Day 1 (lunch included)
This morning travel by air-conditioned four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle, north along the Captain Cook Highway. Your journey takes you across the Daintree River by cable ferry, then along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal routes through the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Enjoy a delightful morning tea of home made scones, tea and coffee in the rainforest. Your experienced and informative guide will add to your enjoyment with their extensive knowledge of the area. We follow the 4WD-only Bloomfield Track crossing rivers and climbing mountain ranges with spectacular view.
Your next stop will be the Aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal via the Bobby and Jacky Ball Bloomfield River Bridge, which was completed in late 2014. You will have the opportunity to visit the Bana Yirrji Art and Cultural Center.
We stop for lunch at Blooms Cafe in Ayton before visiting the famous 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. On arrival in Cooktown, we visit Grassy Hill to marvel at the fabulous panoramic views of the Endeavour River, Cooktown and Coral Sea, the same view Captain Cook had over 200 years ago. Have your camera ready because the views are spectacular!
Transfer to your accommodation in Cooktown for your overnight stay at the 4* Sovereign Resort.
2 hour sunset cruise on the Endeavour River with River Bend Tours (BYO, gourmet cheese platter provided)
Departs 5pm – $45.00 per adult, $25 per child
Experience the Endeavour River at the most beautiful time of day with River Bend Tours. Explore the harbour in the long afternoon light before heading upstream to watch the sunset over the distant ranges. While navigating the maze way of smaller creeks, we will serve a complimentary gourmet cheese platter. After dark, spotlights add a whole new perspective to the impenetrable walls of mangrove trees that line the river. Listen to stories about Captain Cook’s infamous passage along the cape as well as the glory days of the gold rush when Cooktown was the gateway to the frontier. This sunset cruise is a fantastic way to end your day.
Free day for you to explore historic Cooktown. Take this time to visit the world class James Cook Museum, housed in a stunning building that was formerly a nineteenth century convent. The James Cook Museum in Cooktown is one of Queensland’s best museums, showcasing the fascinating history of this remarkable town.
Admire the landmarks as you stroll along the shores of the Endeavour River. Chat with a local fishermen on the wharf or sit back and relax to take in the breathtaking scenery.
Late afternoon (5.00pm) you will be transferred to the Cooktown 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 6.50pm.
*Please note flight departs Cooktown at 11.45am on Saturdays arriving Cairns at 12.30pm
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