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Cape York Tours - 9 Day Cape York Fully Accommodated Drive / Fly Safari

Destination: Cape York Australia
Duration: 9 Days

Departs: Cairns * Select departure dates
Returns: Cairns

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  • Cape York Tours - 9 Day Cape York Fully Accommodated Drive / Fly Safari
  • Cape York Tours - 9 Day Cape York Fully Accommodated Drive / Fly Safari
  • Cape York Tours - 9 Day Cape York Fully Accommodated Drive / Fly Safari
  • Cape York Tours - 9 Day Cape York Fully Accommodated Drive / Fly Safari
  • Cape York Tours - 9 Day Cape York Fully Accommodated Drive / Fly Safari
  • Cape York Tours - 9 Day Cape York Fully Accommodated Drive / Fly Safari
The TourExplore Cape York & Outback by participating in a 9 Day / 8 Night Cairns to Cape York Fully Accommodated Tour.

Join a small group of likeminded guests (6 passengers plus guide) for the journey of a lifetime onboard a comfortable late model custom built 4WD and travel to the Tip of Australia! 

If you want to see Cape York in a bit of style with a small group of no more than six people, then this is the tour for you!

With many value added inclusions and a knowledgeable local guide to show you the sights, you’ll find this tour is excellent value for money.

On this personal 9 Day Cape York Safari you can ask the guide to see what you are interested in most, to a larger extent, than on bigger passenger number carrying capacity tours. The tour operates as both a Drive/Fly and / or a Fly/Drive. The itinerary and inclusions for both options are the same (the tour is conducted in the reverse order).

Cape York is an area of Australia untamed and with a colourful history of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander occupation, exploration and mining.

The area has a diverse range of scenery, flora and fauna making this Cape York Tour a birdwatchers paradise.

Cape York is also a region of secluded beaches and rugged remote beauty. Large saltwater crocs inhabit streams, lagoons, & coastal areas.

There are the mighty river systems and its tributaries, making a 4WD a necessity for crossing creeks and even some rivers. Beautiful waterfalls such as Fruit Bat and Elliott Falls are a welcome sight for a swim in the crystal clear cascading waterfalls.

Explore the towns of Bamaga with its old war relics, Weipa an open cut bauxite mining town, Laura with its Aboriginal history and ancient rock art. 4WD safari through Lakefield National Park with its diverse, rugged landscape and magnificent sunrises and sunsets.

Further southeast is - Cooktown where a host of interesting museums and history retold, can be found. The Australian east coast of far North Queensland is incredible here, and can be viewed from Grassy Hill. World Heritage Rainforests in this area are a must to explore - pristine and primeval.

Cape York will inspire all who wish to visit and explore, from the dusty tracks that contrast dramatically with abundant river systems, the vast areas of unexplored wilderness, diverse National Parks, sacred Aboriginal sites, Rainforests, steep mountains, rugged coastlines, secluded beaches and swampy marshlands.
Tour Highlights
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Cooktown
  • James Cook Museum
  • Old Laura Homestead
  • Iron Range National Park
  • Lockhart River
  • Weipa
  • Western Cape Cultural Centre
  • Batavia Downs
  • Morton Telegraph Station
  • The Tip of Australia
  • Crossing between Cape & Thursday Island
  • Flight between Horn Island & Cairns
Tour Includes 
  • Small group tour with a local operator offering unrivalled, friendly and personalised service
  • Modern 4WD vehicle and experienced driver guide
  • Overnight accommodation 
  • Breakfast, dinner and light lunches *as per the itinerary
  • Morning & afternoon teas
  • All National Park entry fees
  • All ferry and barge transfers 
  • A cruise to Thursday Island including a short tour of the island
  • A cruise to Horn Island including a short tour of the Island
  • Flight from Horn Island to Cairns with QANTAS
  • Queensland’s 'Great Ocean Road'
  • Daintree National Park and Ferry Crossing
  • Cape Tribulation and beautiful sandy beaches
  • A guided tour along the Mardja boardwalk
  • Bloomfield Track & Falls 
  • Cedar Bay National Park
  • Lion’s Den Pub
  • Black Mountain
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Old Laura Homestead
  • Batavia Downs
  • Wenlock River
  • Elliot Falls
  • Fruit Bat Falls
  • Jardine River
  • Seisa
  • Experienced Local Naturalist/ Accredited Tour Guides
Itinerary - 9 Day Cape York Camping Drive / Fly SafariDAY 1. CAIRNS TO COOKTOWN VIA THE DAINTREE
Inclusions: Lunch, Dinner & Overnight Accommodation in The Daintree (ensuite)
Leaving Cairns, head north along Queensland’s Great Ocean Road towards Daintree, where you will join a Daintree River Cruise for an hour of exploring the wilderness where crocodiles are often found in their natural environment. Then cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and make your way toward to Cape Tribulation, giving you an opportunity to explore coastal headlands and long sandy beaches before stopping to enjoy lunch prior to journeying on through the World Heritage Rainforest. Overnight Accommodation at Heritage Lodge or similar.

Inclusions: Lunch, Dinner & Overnight Accommodation in Cooktown (ensuite)
After a leisurely breakfast begin your journey towards Cooktown. Engaging 4WD, travel along the Bloomfield Track (weather permitting) enjoying many scenic spots including Bloomfield Falls and Cedar Bay National park. Stop at the World-Famous Lions Den Pub, another classic Aussie Icon. Visit  the Mysterious Black Mountain before arriving in the Historic township of Cooktown. Overnight Accommodation at Seaview Motel or similar.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Overnight Accommodation at Coen or Musgrave (ensuite)
Start your day with a visit to Grassy Hill Lookout, then on to the James Cook Museum, the Cooktown Botanical Gardens & Powerhouse Museum to see the sights and explore the history that this truly amazing township offers. From Cooktown head west to Battle Camp and onwards into Lakefield National Park. After visiting the “Old Laura” homestead you will travel through many fascinating river valleys and numerous giant termite mounds before arriving at your overnight accommodation at Coen or Musgrave.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Overnight Accommodation at Greenhoose Lockhart River (ensuite)
Today you’ll continue your adventure to one of Australia’s most remote areas , heading east exploring the Sir William Thompson Range and then crossing the Pascoe River as you head to Iron Range National Park. As you enter the National Park, you’ll see the spectacular Mount Tozer at the peak of the table range, before descending down to Lockhart River a unique aboriginal community situated on the ocean at Lloyd Bay. Heading onwards further north, exploring the many wonders of the Iron Range National Park whilst enjoying the dense tropical rainforest which is the largest remaining area of lowland rainforest in Australia. Arrive at Lockhart River for your overnight stay.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Overnight Accommodation at Weipa (ensuite)
Leaving the east coast behind, head inland through the National Park and onwards to more savannah land, country of the Cape and head north. This afternoon you will continue to traverse a westward track towards the West Coast and the famous mining town of Weipa , where you will arrive late afternoon. The Heritage Resort offers warm hospitality and friendly service with modern comfort and style.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Overnight Accommodation at Bramwell Station (ensuite)
Weipa is located in the Gulf of Carpentaria is the largest town in the Cape York Peninsula with a population of about 3,000 people. Its main industries are mining and cattle exports. Here you can take a stroll through the Jardine National Park to amaze your senses. Then visit the Western Cape Cultural Centre. Be impressed with the stunning and truly authentic aboriginal artwork and learn about Aboriginal culture. Then take a stroll through the township. Take a Weipa Eco Cruise tour before departing the port of Weipa and its amazing coastline before travelling onto Bramwell where you will overnight.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Overnight Accommodation at Loyalty Beach (shared bathroom)
Departing Bramwellm head through one of the largest cattle station on the Cape which is Batavia Downs. Visit the Morton Telegraph Station; this important link in communication to the far north and the Cape operated till 1960. Now it is time to begin what will be one of the highlights of your tour and that is to join one of the original Telegraph Tracks (conditions permitting)! Travelling further north to visit Elliot Falls and fruit bat Falls Joining the Bamaga Development Road you’ll arrive at the Cape’s most famous river, the Jardine River. Cross the crocodile infested stream by ferry and travel onwards to the top arriving at Loyalty Beach where you will be lucky enough to stay for the next two nights.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Overnight Accommodation at Loyalty Beach (shared bathroom)
Today there’s a visit to the historical remains of Somerset, which was established by the Jardine Family as the further most north Government outpost and Cattle Station. Spend some time at some secluded beaches, where you might be lucky enough to sight dugongs and sea turtles. This is a particularly scenic part of the Cape. Head up to Australia’s most northerly point, Cape York. The 30-minute walk to the point has lots of great views, also once you arrive it’s time to grab a drink and enjoy the afternoon over the Torres Strait.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Lunch & Flight from Horn Island
For your last day, you will take a boat cruise across the Torres Strait to Thursday Island and enjoy a guided tour around this small island that is a big part of Torres Strait’s culture and history. The island is situated between Cape York and Australia’s nearest neighbour New Guinea. Take a short ferry ride to Horn Island where you will also enjoy a short tour of the Island before being transferred to the Horn Island Airport for your flight back to Cairns, arriving at approximately 5.00pm.
9 Day Cape York Camping Drive / Fly Safari - 2022 Departure Dates
  • 09th of May 2022
  • 03rd of June & 24th of June 2022 
  • 18th of July 2022
  • 10th of August 2022  
  • 02nd of September & 25th of September 2022

Rates - 9 Day Cape York Camping Drive / Fly SafariPricing Valid for 2022 Season 
  • Adult - Twin or Double Share: AU$6650.00 per person
  • Adult - Twin or Double Share - Pensioner / Concession Card: AU$6550.00 per person
  • Adult - Single / Sole Occupancy: AU$7550.00 per person
  • Adult - Single / Sole Occupancy - Pensioner / Concession Card Holder: AU$7450.00 per person
  • Child (aged 4 - 14 years of age): AU$5450.00 per person
  • Family Package (consisting of 2 Adults & 2 Children aged 4 - 14 years of age): AU$23'500.00 per family 

Important Booking Notes: 
This tour departs Cairns on set dates (as above). Maximum of 6 passengers, per vehicle.

Due to the included flight, luggage is restricted to ONE Soft Bag per passenger (no suitcases), weighing no more than 10kgs + ONE Small Backpack/Day Pack (each).

Please note that Single Travellers must purchase the optional extra ‘single supplement’ as we don’t offer shared rooms with other single travellers.

Seasonal weather conditions and operational requirements may cause a variation in the tour itinerary. The operator reserves the right to substitute or modify if required. Please read our terms and conditions carefully.

Departure and Return times are approximate. We endeavor to room guests with ensuite facilities where available, once full we use shared facilities.

Please Note this tour is not suitable for infants.

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