Cooktown Explorer – 2 days
This 4WD journey to Cooktown Explorer – 2 Days adventure takes you through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics Daintree Rainforest. You will travel in our purpose-built vehicle. Explore Cooktown with an overnight stay. Enjoy a day at leisure for you to explore more of this historic town. Return travel is along with the Outback of Far North Queensland. Experience the Mulligan Highway following the Great Dividing Range.
This tour currently has limited availability due to COVID 19. Please contact our friendly Reservations team to book this tour
See our other tours
- Aboriginal Art
- Explore Cooktown
- Discover the Daintree Rainforest
- James Cook University
Cooktown Explorer Day 1
Join us in our air-conditioned (4WD) vehicle to travel north along the Captain Cook Highway, one of Australia’s most scenic coastal routes. Enter the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. Cross the mighty Daintree River by cable ferry.
You will journey through some of Mother Nature’s best work containing the highest number of plant and animal species. Most are rare, or threatened by extinction but survive here in the rainforests of Tropical North Queensland.
The morning tea stop is at “Heritage Lodge” in Cape Tribulation.
Continue north with your experienced guide along the Bloomfield Track.
The track will take you through some of the most incredible scenery in Tropical North Queensland and Australia. Crossing rivers and climbing mountain ranges.
We stop for lunch the acclaimed Lion’s Den Hotel (EST 1875). North Queensland’s oldest running bush pub. 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 will experience the unspoiled beauty of the area.
Late this afternoon we depart Cooktown via the inland road, the Mulligan Highway. We travel through a diverse landscape of cattle stations and the Palmer River gold mine region. Experience 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 completion at your accommodation in Cairns or Port Douglas.
- 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)