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

Destination: Cape York Australia
Duration: 9 Days - 8 Nights

Departs: Cairns * Select departure dates
Returns: Cairns

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  • Cape York Tours - 9 Day Cape York Fully Accommodated Fly / Drive Safari
  • Cape York Tours - 9 Day Cape York Fully Accommodated Fly / Drive Safari
  • Cape York Tours - 9 Day Cape York Fully Accommodated Fly / Drive Safari
  • Cape York Tours - 9 Day Cape York Fully Accommodated Fly / Drive Safari
  • Cape York Tours - 9 Day Cape York Fully Accommodated Fly / Drive Safari
  • Cape York Tours - 9 Day Cape York Fully Accommodated Fly / Drive Safari
The TourCape York is an area of Australia untamed and with a colourful history of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander occupation, exploration and mining.

Join a small group of likeminded guests (6 passengers plus guide) for the journey of a lifetime onboard a comfortable late model 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 participants, 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 safari is personalised and excellent value for money.

On this personalised 9 Day Cape York Safari you can ask the guide to see what you are interested in most, to a larger extent, than what you are likely to get on the larger passenger carrying capacity tours.

This tour operates as both a Drive/Fly and Fly/Drive tour; essentially the same but conducted in reverse order.

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.

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
  • Flight between Horn Island & Cairns
  • Crossing between Cape & Thursday Island
  • The Tip of Australia
  • Batavia Downs
  • Morton Telegraph Station
  • Western Cape Cultural Centre
  • Weipa
  • Lockhart River
  • Iron Range National Park
  • Old Laura Homestead
  • James Cook Museum
  • Cooktown
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Daintree Rainforest
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
Lunch and Dinner Provided, Overnight Accommodation at Loyalty Beach (Shared Facilities). 
Your tour commences from Cairns Airport or if required a shuttle bus will take you to the airport from the Cairns City area. Fly from General Aviation in Cairns to Horn Island. Following your arrival at Horn Island Airport, you will enjoy a short-guided tour of this interesting Torres Strait island. Next it’s time to jump on board a transfer boat and head to Thursday Island, where you will have some free time to explore this small island that is part of Torres Strait’s unique culture and history. Thursday Island is situated between Cape York and Australia’s nearest neighbour New Guinea. Transfer by ferry to Seisa on the mainland and make your way to accommodation; this will be your home base for the next two nights.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided; Overnight Accommodation at Loyalty Beach (shared facilities)
Today you will visit the remains of Somerset which was established by the Jardine Family as a Government Outpost and Cattle Station in 1864. Spend some time at some secluded beaches, where you may be luck to sight dugongs and sea turtles. This is a particularly scenic part of the Cape and is resplendently beautiful. From here you will head for Australia’s most northerly point, Cape York. The 30 minute walk to the ‘tip’ has lots of fabulous views. On arrival it’s time to grab a drink and enjoy the afternoon over the Torres Strait.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided; Overnight Accommodation at Bramwell Station (ensuite)
Leaving the Cape behind as you travel south across the Great Dividing Range though the Jardine National Park bordered by the stunning Coral Sea to the East.  Arriving at the Jardine River it’s time to board the Ferry to cross the Jardine River. Arrive at Fruit Bat Falls where we you will enjoy the boardwalk before continuing further along the route before stopping for lunch and then travelling onto Bramwell Station where you will overnight.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided; Overnight at Accommodation Weipa (ensuite)
Make a morning visit to the Morton Telegraph Station; this important link in communication to the Far North and the Cape operated till 1960. Re-joining your 4WD, travel south crossing many creeks and
streams as you head through one of the largest cattle station on the Cape, Batavia Downs. From Batavia, head towards Weipa which is located in the Gulf of Carpentaria and is the largest town on the Cape York Peninsula. Then take a stroll through the township and explore the port of Weipa and its amazing coastline before returning to our accommodation in time to enjoy a relaxing late afternoon.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided; Overnight at Accommodation The Greenhouse Lockhart River (ensuite)
Today you will 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. Entering the National Park, you will see the spectacular Mount Tozer at the peak of the table range, before
descending down along the range 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 as you go, all whilst enjoying the dense tropical rainforest which is the largest remaining area of lowland rainforest in Australia.
We arrive at Lockhart River for your overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided; Overnight at Accommodation Coen/Musgrave (ensuite)
Travelling along part of the southern leg of the old Telegraph Track you will soon come to the Archer River, one of the Cape’s most well-known obstacles and river crossing. Crossing the river, continue further south to Coen or Musgrave, your overnight accommodation.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Provided; Overnight Accommodation at Cooktown (ensuite)
After an early start out of Coen, head into the Lakefield National Park including visits to Red and White Lilly Lagoons! These are truly spectacular parts of the National Park! You will also travel through the many river valleys and numerous giant termite mounds before arriving at the Old Laura Homestead. From the homestead you’ll take a short drive to ‘welcome waterhole’ wetlands from here, you’ll travel along the ‘Battle Camp Track’ as you make your way to Cooktown. After arriving in Cooktown you will enjoy lunch before spending the afternoon visiting some of the local Cookown sights including the James Cook Museum, Botanical Gardens and Powerhouse Museum! Cooktown is truly a unique and amazing place! Check in to your accommodation for your overnight stay.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Provided; Overnight Accommodation in The Daintree (ensuite)
Leaving Cooktown, your driver will engage the 4WD as you make your way along the Bloomfield Track, enjoying many scenic stops including the mysterious Black Mountain, Bloomfield Falls and Cedar Bay National Park. There’s even a short stop at the famous Lion’s Den Hotel, another classic Aussie Icon. Heading onward to Cape Tribulation, you will get the opportunity to explore coastal headlands and long sandy beaches before stopping to enjoy lunch. After lunch it’s time to journey through World Heritage Listed Rainforest.  Arrive at your overnight accommodation in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest to replenish and relax for the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch Provided - Return to Cairns
After a leisurely start to your final day, it’s time to continue your journey through the Daintree Rainforest as you make your way back to Cairns. A visit to this area would not be complete without a stop at the Daintree Ice Cream Company. Cross the Daintree River by cable ferry before joining your included wildlife cruise on the famous Daintree River where many large estuarine crocodiles and an amazing array and variety of birdlife are often found. Following the river cruise, you’ll make our way to a local restaurant for a spot of lunch. Complete your Cape York to Cairns experience with a scenic drive along the beautiful Coral Coast into Port Douglas and then on to Cairns City completing a truly memorable time touring select highlights of the Cape York Region.
Return to Cairns is approximately 5.00pm
9 Day Cape York Camping Drive / Fly Safari - 2021 Departure Dates
  • Thu 19 May to Fri 27 May 2022
  • Mon 13 June to Tue 21 Jun 2022
  • Mon 04 Jul to Tue 12 July 2022 
  • Thu 28 Jul to Fri 05 Aug 2022 
  • Sat 20 Aug to Sun 28 Aug 2022
  • Mon 12 Sep to Tue 20 Sep 2022 
  • Wed 05 Oct to Thu 13 Oct 2022 

Rates - 9 Day Cape York Camping Fly / Drive SafariPricing Valid for 2022 Season
  • Adult - Twin / Double Share: AU$6650.00 per person
  • Adult - Twin / 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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