Cape York Frontier: Cairns to Cape York


Hurry the last departure available for 2021! Your safari starts en route to the Daintree rainforest.

Members from: $3,915 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $3,995 P.P Twin ShareSolo traveller from: $4,845

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    Australia

  • Supplier

    AAT Kings

  • Booking Code

    QCY

  • Departs

    28 September 2021


Includes


  • Quality accommodation

  • Experienced Tour Leader

  • Travel by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle

  • Small group experience with maximum 24 guests

  • Flight between Horn Island & Cairns


Your safari starts en route to the Daintree rainforest. See historic Cooktown and the farm district of Lakeland. In Quinkan Country view Aboriginal art. Explore Lakefield National Park, the gold town of Coen and the Archer River. Delve into Weipa and go off-road in Bramwell. Explore ancient Cape York and cruise to Thursday Island.


Why you'll love this trip:

  • See the highlights of the northern tip of Australia
  • For those who love the great outdoors
  • Travel in small groups with a maximum of 25 guests

Itinerary


Day 1 Cairns – Cooktown

Your adventure begins on the coastal route to the Daintree Rainforest. Cross the Daintree River by cable ferry to Cape Tribulation. Next is the rugged 4WD Bloomfield Track (conditions permitting). Cross the Bloomfield River near the Aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal. You’ll visit Lion’s Den Hotel and eerie Black Mountain en route to Cooktown.

Hotel: Sovereign Resort Hotel
Included Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 Cooktown – Musgrave


Travel through the agricultural district of Lakeland to Quinkan Country near Laura. Climb the sandstone escarpment at Split Rock to view Aboriginal rock art dating more than 13,000 years depicting traditional activities and culture (suitable footwear and reasonable fitness required; uneven surfaces). Discover Lakefield National Park’s waterlily covered billabongs and teaming wildlife. The day ends at Musgrave’s century old Telegraph Station.

Hotel: Musgrave Roadhouse
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 Musgrave – Weipa

Cross the Great Dividing Range to visit the old gold mining town of Coen. Cross the Archer River and head to the bauxite mining town of Weipa, where you can enjoy a sublime sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Hotel: Albatross Bay Resort
Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Weipa – Bramwell Station

This morning you have ample time to explore the township of Weipa or join a Wildlife Eco River Cruise (own expense). After lunch (own expense), we head to our overnight accommodation on a true blue Aussie cattle station.

Hotel: Bramwell Cattle Station
Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 Bramwell – Cape York

Head north along part of the Old Telegraph Track to Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Relax, swim, and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall. Cross the mighty Jardine River by cable ferry, then travel on to the northern-most settlements on mainland Australia.

Hotel: 2 nights

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Cape York – Somerset

Stand at the very top of mainland Australia. We then visit Somerset (conditions permitting), once the home of the famous Jardine family. We have lunch on palm fringed Anchorage Beach overlooking the Albany Passage.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Seisia – Thursday Island – Cairns

Board a boat to cruise to Thursday Island, in the Torres Straits for a guided tour. Later, transfer by ferry to Horn Island to board your aircraft to fly over the Great Barrier Reef to Cairns Airport, ending your fascinating safari of adventure and discovery in Australia’s far north.

Included Meals: Breakfast


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Disclaimer


Prices are quoted in Australian Dollars, include GST and compulsory taxes where applicable and supersede all prices previously advertised. Please check the exact price of your tour at the time of paying balance. Airfares are based on the most direct route and are subject to class availability and any new Government taxes. Group concessions for five or more adults are available. Rail prices are subject to change from time to time. All prices are valid subject to Government, hotel, fuel surcharges and currency fluctuations. Children 5 to 15 years are entitled to the child discount off the adult coach content price on First Choice or Best Buys Guided Holidays plus relevant air, rail or sea price (unless stipulated otherwise). Concession Card Holders: Prices apply to all Australian and New Zealand pensioners and Seniors Card holders (refer to each price box for discount amount); however discounted rail prices are only available where Australian Pensioner Concession Card is produced.