Cape Tribulation and Cooktown Aboriginal Tour 3 Day Tour
Cape Tribulation & Cooktown
Highlights & Inclusions
- 4WD Air-conditioned vehicle
- Friendly knowledgeable driver-guide
- One of Australia’s most scenic coastal routes
- World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park
- 1 Hour Daintree River Cruise
- 4WD only Bloomfield Track
- Lunch at Aussie Bush Pub
- Black Mountains
- 1 night Cape Tribulation
- 1 night Cooktown
- Outback of Far North Queensland
Day 1 - Cairns, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation
This morning you will be collected from your accommodation.
Travel north along the scenic route to Mossman, lush farmland contrasts with seascape as we approach the majestic Daintree River.
A short morning tea break, then its ‘all aboard’ for an informative one hour river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendour only the Daintree can offer as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and wildlife, this is nature at its best!
We ascend the Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of World Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea.
Experience the rainforest intimately on our elevated National Park Board walk. Accurate interpretations of flora and fauna will be given with ample time for photographs and questions as we search for the elusive, rare and totally unique Southern Cassowary and other wildlife species within this particular habitat.
A delicious barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads is served while you have the opportunity to hand feed a kangaroo and enjoy a cold drink from the bar.
Our tour does a little more. It takes us beyond Cape Tribulation along the 4WD Bloomfield Track to pristine Emmagen Creek and time for a refreshing rainforest stream swim.
Seek fish and turtles in the creek, butterflies and exotic birds in the trees and indulge in a feast of tropical fruit, a complimentary glass of wine and a cup of traditional Billy Tea, all of which enhance the tranquil surroundings.
At Cape Tribulation Beach there is a little time to swim in the Coral Sea (seasonal) or stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers’ platform overlooking the mountains and coast where the ‘Rainforest meets the Reef’.You will be taken to your overnight accommodation at Cape Tribulation where you have the remainder of the afternoon and evening at your leisure.
Day 2 - Cape Tribulation to Cooktown
You will be collected from your accommodation by Adventure North where your journey will continue to Cooktown – The Last Frontier of North Queensland.
The 4WD -only Bloomfield Track allows you to travel through the heart of this World Heritage Listed area providing incredible glimpses of Australia hard to imagine.
Travel over rugged mountain ranges, river crossings, spot crocodiles and other Australian wildlife and fauna. We stop for lunch at the Lions Den Hotel, one of North Queensland’s oldest running Bush Pubs (est. 1875).
Visit the mysterious Black Mountains steeped in Aboriginal legend before arriving mid afternoon in Cooktown. Tour of grassy hill included before being taken to your overnight accommodation.Afternoon and evening at your leisure.
Day 3 - Free Day
Enjoy the day to explore Cooktown at your leisure or take the optional Aboriginal Rock Art Tour.
Visit the World Class James Cook Museum, stroll along the shores of the Endeavour River. The main street has a charm and historical atmosphere, which still prevails.
You can experience the unspoilt beauty of the area, which remains much the same as Cook knew it in 1770.
Walking trails surround Cooktown’s Heritage and scenic rim with most attractions within easy walking distance.
This afternoon return to Cairns by the inland road, The Mulligan Highway-Far North Queensland’s Outback. Travel will be through a diverse landscape of cattle stations, The Palmer River Gold mine region.The discovery of alluvial gold in 1872 led to Queensland’s largest gold rush, Mt Carbine the northern tablelands region arriving at your accommodation approx 9.30 pm