4 June 2022
3 September 2022
4 June 2023
3 September 2023
Where the rainforest meets the sea and the most northern tip of Australia’s mainland meets a scattering of islands rich in history, culture and natural beauty, our Cape York and Torres Strait Explorer is a journey of soft adventure into Australia’s last frontier via 4WD. From wild Indigenous encounters and European explorer history, through to WWII relics, incredible sunsets and remote glamping at a pearl farm, this adventure north has something for everyone. Savour the countries freshest seafood prepared fresh from the azure waters that surround you. Swim in crystal clear waterfalls and bob in horizon pools. Hike through contrasting landscapes of rainforest to savannahs and try your hand at spearfishing and mud crabbing as you wade through lagoons of mangroves.
Fitness level for this tour is moderate
Day 1 – Cairns to Port Douglas
Welcome to Queensland! You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel in Port Douglas where the remainder of the day is yours at leisure. Port Douglas was the traditional home to the Yirrganydji people before it was converted into a fishing village after European settlement. Enjoy exploring the marina and strolling along stunning beaches or simply relax at your hotel.
Your accommodation this evening is one of National Geographic’s ‘Unique Lodges of the World’, located on a private headland between Cairns and Port Douglas. Complimentary experiences are provided for guests including nature/wildlife walks, star gazing nights and specialist talks from local experts. Why not dine in the treetops this evening, at the hotels popular Ospreys Restaurant (not included)?
Overnight Thala Beach Nature Reserve Resort or similar
All published rates are in Australian dollars and include GST where applicable and are subject to change prior to us accepting your booking. We reserve the right to increase the price of your booking following confirmation due to increases in , taxes, negative currency fluctuations of more than 5%, airline fuel surcharges or a reduction in numbers of passengers travelling below the minimum passenger numbers (see below). Prices are protected against currency fluctuation surcharges once payment is received in full, but remain subject to increase due to any tax changes or levies imposed by any government or their agencies or any airline, or due to minimum numbers not being achieved.
Crooked Compass reserves the right to correct any errors in rates quoted or calculated, or any omissions made at any time during your booking. Any verbal quote given is an indication only of the final price and is subject to confirmation in writing.
Deposit Safeguard $99 per person per tour
Crooked Compass' Deposit Safeguard (CCDS), is available to be purchased at the time of placing your initial touring deposit on new bookings for Crooked Compass small group tours.
The CCDS allows travellers to cancel their tour for any reason and transfer the value of their deposit, less any non recoverable components* to another Crooked Compass small group tour, up until 60 days prior to commencement of your Crooked Compass tour.
Alternative tours must be re-booked for travel within 24 months of cancellation or your deposit will be forfeited.
The CCDS is not combinable with any other offer and is not intended to replace travel insurance.
CCDS does not apply to the following tours:
Crooked Compass Tours by Design, Heart of Africa, Raw Namibia, Afghanistan Uncovered, Kurdistan - The Other Iraq, Uncover North Korea, Forbidden Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Socotra - the Lost Island, Pitcairn & Her Islands Expedition, Jewels of Timor.
*Non recoverable components include products and/or services provided by third parties such as airfares, permits, visas or other items that may require pre-payment as part of our contracted obligations to deliver your tour. Non recoverable components may vary from tour to tour.