2 Day Cooktown Explorer
- Lunch at an Aussie Bush Pub
- Explore Historical Cooktown
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2 Day Cooktown Explorer Info
2 DAY 4WD COOKTOWN EXPLORER
Explore Cooktown on this 2 Day / 1 Night Explorer. Travel along one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives, journey on the 4WD only Bloomfield track and witness some of the most incredible scenery. You will have plenty of free time to explore Cooktown.
Highlights and Inclusions
* 4WD air-conditioned vehicle
* Complimentary pick up and drop off
* Friendly knowledgeable driver-guide
* One of Australia’s most scenic coastal routes
* World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park
* Cable ferry across the Daintree River
* Morning Tea
* 4WD only Bloomfield Track
* Lunch at an Aussie Bush Pub
* Black Mountains
* Overnight Cooktown
* Standard 3* and Deluxe 4* accommodation available
* Outback of Far North Queensland
* Optional Aboriginal Rock Art Tour (additional cost)
* Departs: Monday & Thursday
* Returns Tuesday & Friday
* Cairns 7:00am - 09:30pm
* Northern Beaches 7.30am - 09:00pm
* Port Douglas 08:30am - 08:30pm
* $20 fuel levy p/p applies (except Children)
Day 1 Pick up in air-conditioned four-wheel drive (4WD). Travel north along the Captain Cook Highway, one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives towards the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, crossing the mighty Daintree River by cable ferry. You will Journey through this spectacular example of Mother Nature, which contains the highest number of plant and animal species that are rare, or threatened by extinction.
Morning tea stop at Lync Haven in Cape Tribulation. Morning tea break at Lync Haven, in Cape Tribulation and the opportunity to get upfront and close, with kangaroos and swamp wallabies. Continue north as your experienced guide will enlighten your journey with incredible stories and history as you continue on the 4WD only Bloomfield Track. This will take you through some of the most incredible scenery in Tropical North Queensland and Australia. Crossing rivers and climbing mountain ranges.
Stop for lunch at the famous Lion’s Den Hotel (est. 1875), one of 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 have your camera ready with 360 degree panoramic views from Grassy Hill of Cooktown, the Coral Sea and the Endeavour River.
Transfer to your chosen overnight accommodation in Cooktown.
* Standard 3 Star - Seaview Motel
* Deluxe 4 Star - Sovereign Resort
Day 2 Free Day to explore Cooktown or take the optional Aboriginal Rock Art tour with Guurrbi Tours- award winning Aboriginal Elder, Willie Gordon. (see below optional extra)
Visit the World Class James Cook Museum or 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 in the afternoon 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 Queenslander 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.
Optional Extra - Aboriginal Rock Art, (Additional Cost)
Rainbow Serpent Tour with Nugal-warra Elder, Willie Gordon. Willie, the traditional story-teller of the Nugal-warra clan, takes you to the Nugal rock art sites, set in stunning countryside high in the hills above Hope Vale. You’ll visit six sites, including the Reconciliation Cave and an ancestral Birthing Site, where Willie shares the stories behind the art – stories which can only be told by Elders of the Nugal clan - and explains how the paintings speak of the essence of life and the lores of his people.
With his great smile and infectious laugh, Willie gives you an amazing insight into Aboriginal society and spirituality, and has you thinking about your own relationship with the land and how the lores of his people can apply to us all. The tour includes an estimated 30-minute bush walk on generally easy terrain. Water is provided, and cameras welcome. This tour returns at 1:15pm.
What to bring and wear…Covered (closed-in) walking shoes must be worn (Rainbow Serpent & Bloomfield Falls Tours), hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, swimmers & towel, water bottle, Cameras are welcome on all tours. Small overnight bag, maximum 10 kg (no suitcases please
Child policy: Child rates apply 4-14yrs
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2 Day Cooktown Explorer Guest Reviews (1)
Monday, November 05, 2007
Willy and his Serpent tour in Cooktown is something we will never forget