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7-day Cape York to Cairns Discovery - Small Group Tour

Scenic Cairns - Cape York flight included!

Your rainforest safari begins along the scenic coastal route to the World Heritage listed Daintree rainforest, encountering intriguing flora and fauna of the region. Walk in the footsteps of Captain Cook, taking in the views of Cooktown, as you work your way down this beautiful coastline.

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About this holiday

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Fruit Bat Falls, Cape York

You will visit the mining town of Weipa, before staying at true blue Aussie cattle station, Bramwell Station. Cape York is full of adventure and fun, with gigantic termite mounds, crystal clear creeks, prehistoric plant life to explore before it’s time to bid a fond farewell from this fascinating region from Cairns. 

  • Included flight between Horn Island & Cairns
  • Cruise to Thursday Island
  • Visit the beautiful Lockerbie Scrub
  • Uncover the old gold mining town of Coen
  • Explore unique Lakefield National Park
  • Travel the Bloomfield Track
  • Discover ancient Aboriginal rock art
  • Walk through Daintree National Park
  • Inclusions

    • Accommodation
    • Experienced Tour Leader
    • Travel by air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
    • Small group experience with maximum 24 guests
    • Flight between Horn Island & Cairns
    • 6 Breakfasts
    • 5 Lunches
    • 6 Dinners


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    Thursday Island

    Your Guided Holiday includes a range of quality accommodation for your comfort. The accommodation you will enjoy on this tour includes:

    • Seisia Holiday Village
    • Bramwell Cattle Station
    • Albatross Bay Resort
    • Musgrave Roadhouse
    • Sovereign Resort Hotel

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    Please note that below prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.

    From $3,995 pp twin share / From $4,845 sole use
    Don't want to pay a single supplement? You can request to share with another solo traveller of the same gender and pay twin share rates.

    • 11 Sep 2020
    • 21 Sep 2020
    • 25 Sep 2020

    Call our friendly local travel team to find out more on the reverse itinerary of this great tour! We're just a quick call away on 1300 414 198.



    Day 1 - Cairns – Thursday Island – Cape York
    As this holiday departs at 6.30am, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night. This morning you are transferred from your Cairns pre-tour accommodation to Cairns Airport. Your adventure begins when you board your aircraft to fly over the Great Barrier Reef to Horn Island. Transfer by ferry to Thursday Island, capital of the Torres Strait Islands. Time now to enjoy a guided bus tour of the island. This afternoon transfer by ferry to the northern-most settlements of mainland Australia where we stay for two nights.
    Hotel: Seisia Holiday Village, 2 nights
    Included Meals: Dinner

    Day 2 Cape York
    An unforgettable day! Stand at the very top of mainland Australia. We then visit Somerset (road conditions permitted), once the home of the legendary Jardine family and government outpost established in 1864. We have lunch on the palm fringed Anchorage Beach, which overlooks the Albany Passage. A walk on the beach will complete your day before returning to Seisia.
    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 3 Cape York – Bramwell
    Southward bound, we cross the mighty Jardine River, stopping at Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Relax, swim and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall. Travelling along part of the Old Telegraph Track, before we make our way to a ‘true blue, Aussie’ cattle station, Bramwell Station.
    Hotel: Bramwell Cattle Station, Cape York
    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 4 Bramwell – Weipa
    A southerly run through the wilderness with all its varied landscapes to cross the Wenlock River. We head for the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria and our overnight stop at Weipa, with its view over Albatross Bay. This afternoon there will be the opportunity of a Sunset Wildlife Eco River Cruise (own expense).
    Hotel: Albatross Bay Resort, or Heritage Motel Weipa
    Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner

    Day 5 Weipa – Musgrave
    We continue south, stopping off at the picturesque Archer River, then on to the historic frontier gold town of Coen. The afternoon finds us arriving at our overnight accommodation at the Old Musgrave Telegraph Station.
    Hotel: Musgrave Roadhous
    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 6 Musgrave – Lakefield National Park – Cooktown
    Explore Lakefield National Park, Queensland’s second largest at 543,000 hectares (1.34 million acres). Waterlily covered billabongs, wildlife and a great variety of birdlife makes for a memorable morning. We then enter ‘Quinkan Country’ near Laura. Here we climb (suitable footwear and reasonable fitness required) the sandstone escarpment at Split Rock to view ancient Aboriginal rock art, dated more than 13,000 years old, depicting traditional activities and culture. Travel through the agricultural district of Lakeland on our way to Cooktown, our overnight stop.
    Hotel: Sovereign Resort Hotel
    Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

    Day 7 Cooktown – Cairns
    The final exciting day has, unfortunately, arrived, but before returning to Cairns, we make our way south passing the mysterious Black Mountain and the historic Lions Den Hotel. Traversing the jungle shrouded Bloomfield Track (road conditions permitted) we see where the 'rainforest meets the reef' at Cape Tribulation. We travel through the splendour of a World Heritage listed rainforest. A scenic drive along the Marlin Coast back to Cairns is a perfect way to complete your tour.
    Included Meals: Breakfast and lunch


    Fitness Requirements
    • Moderate level of fitness as walks to locations may be on uneven ground
    Flight Information

    Please ensure when booking flights you arrive and depart as per the below:

    • Day Prior – Flights to arrive anytime into Cairns Airport
    • Day 7 – Flights to depart after 9:00pm Cairns Airport (We recommend guests fly out the day after the tour returns to Cairns)
    What to Bring
    • Luggage restriction: 1 small soft travel bag per person (maximum size: 30 x 30 x 70cm, preferably without wheels, cannot exceed 10kg)
    • Cabin baggage: 1 small daypack per person
    • Comfortable walking shoes and sandals
    • Sunglasses, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent
    • Water bottle
    • Warm layers in cooler months
    • Swimmers & towel (if swimming)
    • Torch
    • Binoculars
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    Fine print


    Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.