2 Day/1 Night Cooktown Explorer

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 4WD Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Complimentary pick up and drop off from your Accommodation
  • Friendly knowledgeable driver-guide
  • One of Australia’s most scenic coastal Drives
  • The Oldest Living Rainforest on Earth “Daintree National Park”
  • Cable Ferry across the Daintree River
  • 4WD only Bloomfield Track
  • Lunch at Lions Den Hotel
  • Black Mountains
  • Overnight Cooktown
  • Outback of Far North Queensland
  • Departure Days Mondays, Thursdays (May – November only)

Cooktown Explorer Day 1 (L)

You will be collected by our air-conditioned (4WD) vehicle and travel north along the Captain Cook Highway, one of Australia’s most scenic coastal routes towards the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, crossing the mighty Daintree River by cable ferry.

You will Journey through some of Mother Nature’s best work, which contains the highest number of plant and animal species which are rare, or threatened by extinction but survive here in the virgin rainforests of Tropical North Queensland.

The morning tea stop is at “Heritage Lodge” in Cape Tribulation.

Continue north as your experienced guide will enlighten your journey with incredible stories and history of the 4WD only Bloomfield Track.

This will take you through some of the most incredible scenery in Tropical North Queensland and Australia. Crossings rivers and climbing mountain ranges.

We stop for lunch the acclaimed Lion’s Den Hotel (EST 1875), North Queensland’s oldest running bush pubs. Continue to the unique geological oddity, which is Black Mountain, surrounded in mystery and spoken of in ancient Aboriginal legend.

Arriving in Cooktown make sure your camera is ready for 360 degree panoramic views from Grassy Hill of Cooktown, the Coral Sea and the Endeavour River.

Transfer to your chosen overnight accommodation in Cooktown.

Cooktown Explorer Day 2

Free Day to explore Cooktown. There is much to see and do. Visit the World Class James Cook Museum, stroll along the shores of the Endeavour River.

The unique charm and historic atmosphere of the main street still prevails. You can experience the unspoilt beauty of the area, which remains much the same as when Captain Cook knew it in 1770.

Late this afternoon we depart Cooktown via the inland road, the Mulligan Highway, travelling through a diverse landscape of cattle stations and the Palmer River gold mine region, which is the outback of Far North Queensland.

Stop for dinner (at your own expense) at the authentic Queensland pub in the old mining town of Mount Carbine. Your tour comes to a completion as you are taken to your accommodation in Cairns or Port Douglas.

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