Cooktown Explorer


Experiencing some of the most amazing scenery and natural beauty that Australia has to offer in a purpose-built 4WD along the Bloomfield Track

Members from: $555 P.P Twin ShareNon-members from: $562 P.P Twin Share

  • Type

    Escorted Touring

  • Destination

    Australia

  • Supplier

    AAT Kings

  • Booking Code

    CKED

  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


Includes


  • Experienced driver guide

  • Purpose-built, air conditioned 4WD vehicle

  • Daintree River Ferry crossing & lunch (Day 1)

  • 4WD Bloomfield Track (Day 1)

  • Lunch & Cooktown Cemetery (Day 2)

  • James Cook Museum guided tour (Day 2)


Experiencing some of the most amazing scenery and natural beauty that Australia has to offer in a purpose-built 4WD along the Bloomfield Track. Explore Cooktown and visit the Cooktown Botanic Gardens, enjoying a guided walk viewing many of the same plants that botanists, Sir Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander has collected - as well as plants traditionally used by the local Aboriginal people.

Itinerary


Day 1 Cairns - Cooktown

Travel in air-conditioned comfort in a purpose-built 4WD vehicle, experiencing some of the most amazing scenery and natural beauty in Australia. Your experienced guide will enlighten your journey with fascinating stories and history along the famous 4WD-only Bloomfield Track. Enjoy lunch at the infamous Lions Den Hotel. You will arrive in historic Cooktown in the early afternoon where we visit Grassy Hill for panoramic views before you are transferred to your accommodation for the night.

Please note: Tour subject to weather conditions. Alternative to Bloomfield Track may be taken.

Please bring a small overnight bag (no suitcases)

Hotel: Sovereign Resort Hotel
Included Meals: Lunch

Day 2 Cooktown - Cairns

Today you’ll explore Cooktown. Your first stop is the Heritage listed Cooktown Cemetery, which bears testimony to the diverse nationalities who came to Cooktown and the Palmer Goldfields in the late 19th century. Visit the James Cook Museum for a guided tour and see an original anchor and cannon from Cook’s HMB Endeavour among many of the interesting exhibits. Next visit the Cooktown Botanic Gardens and enjoy a guided walk viewing many of the same plants collected by botanists, Sir Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, as well as plants traditionally used by the local Aboriginal people. Relax at Nature’s Powerhouse café, Art Gallery and Visitor Information Centre.

Travelling the Mulligan Highway, you’ll briefly stop at Black Mountain, Byerstown Range lookout and the Palmer River Roadhouse. The outback landscape is dotted with termite mounds and many different eucalypt species. Keep an eye out for livestock that graze along the roadside before we return to Cairns.

Included Meals: Lunch


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