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Cooktown Wanderer

Cape Trib & Cooktown Adventure
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Cooktown Wanderer Tours

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Highlights & Inclusions: 

* 4WD air-conditioned vehicle   
* Friendly knowledgeable driver-guide
* One of Australia’s most scenic coastal routes
* World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park
* 1hour Daintree River Cruise   
* Guided Rainforest boardwalk
* 1 night Cape Tribulation
* 4WD only Bloomfield Track
* Lunch at an Aussie Bush Pub
* Black Mountains
* 1 night Cooktown
* Outback of Far North Queensland
* $20 Fuel Levy (except children)

* Departs Wednesday and Sunday
* Cairns 7.00am - 09:30pm
Northern Beaches 7.30am - 09:00pm
* Port Douglas 08:30am - 08:30pm

* Cape Trib - Ferntrees Rainforest Lodge
* Cooktown, Standard 3 Star - Seaview Motel
* Cooktown, Deluxe 4 Star - Sovereign Resort


Day 1
This morning you will be collected by Billy Tea Bush Safaris.  Commence travel north along the scenic route to Mossman.  Lush farmland contrasts with seascape as you 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!

Once you cross the Mighty Daintree , you will start to 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 Boardwalk. 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. Billy Tea will then take you further beyond Cape Tribulation along the 4WD Bloomfield Track to pristine Emmagen Creek where it is 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 in Cape Tribulation at Ferntrees Rainforest Lodge where the remainder of the day and evening is at your leisure.

Day 2  - 10.30am 
The morning commences at 10:30am where you will be collected from your accommodation by Adventure North Australia.  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 and river crossings.

Lunch is 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.  From Grassy Hill enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of Cooktown, the Endeavour River and the Coral Sea. Have your camera ready! 

Transfer to your chosen overnight accommodation in Cooktown.

* Standard 3 Star - Seaview Motel
* Deluxe 4 Star - Sovereign Resort

Day 3
Free Day to explore Cooktown or maybe take on the optional Aboriginal Rock Art Tour (see below).

Visit the World Class James Cook Museum or 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 when Captain Cook landed his stranded ship in 1770.

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 Molloy. 

Optional Tour - GUURRBI TOURS-Rainbow Serpent Rock Art Tour 7.45am-1.15pm
An early start today as you will be collected from your accommodation by Nugal-warra Elder, Willie Gordon for a half day Rainbow Serpent Tour.  Willie has a great smile, an infectious laugh and will be taking you to visit the rock art sites on his traditional country outside Hope Vale Aboriginal Community.

The Rainbow Serpent Tour takes you through a dramatic landscape to six rock art sites, including an Ancestral Birth Cave and the Reconciliation Cave.  Wear comfortable covered (closed-in) walking shoes today as you’ll be walking through Willie’s country.

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 - 14 yrs 

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