2 Day Cooktown Explorer Info
2 DAY/ 1 NIGHT COOKTOWN WANDERER:
Day 1 - Cairns to Cooktown
Pick-up from your hotel
Morning tea on Cape Tribulation Beach
4WD only Bloomfield Track - travel over rugged mountain ranges and river crossings
Iconic Lions Den Hotel (one of Queensland’s bush pubs)
Grassy Hill - enjoy 360 degree panoramic views of Cooktown, Endeavour River and Coral Sea
Driver/guided town tour of Cooktown
Overnight accommodation in Cooktown
Day 2 - Cooktown to Cairns
Heritage listed Cooktown Cemetery
Historical Botanic Gardens
James Cook Museum guided tour
Nature's Powerhouse: Cafe, Art Gallery & Visitor Information Centre
Black Mountain & Byerstown Lookouts and Roadhouse
Return journey via the outback
Mulligan Highway - inland road of outback of Far North QLD
Courtesy drop-off at your hotel in Port Douglas and Cairns
This morning we make our way north to the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Cross the Daintree River & marvel at the world's oldest rainforest. Enjoy a tasty morning tea on the renowned Cape Tribulation Beach. Your guide will share fascinating stories & history as you travel along the famous 4WD-only Bloomfield Track before arriving at the iconic Lion's Den Hotel. On arrival in Cooktown, visit Grassy Hill for amazing panoramic views of Cooktown, the Coral Sea & Endeavour River before a driver/guided tour of Cooktown. Your driver/guide will then take you to your accommodation in Cooktown. [Dinner at own expense]. [L]
Today we explore Cooktown, our first stop is the Heritage listed Cooktown Cemetery which bears testimony to the diverse nationalities who came to Cooktown and the Palmer Goldfields in the late 19th century. Visit the James Cook Museum for a guided tour and see an original anchor and cannon from Cook's HMB Endeavour amongst many of the interesting exhibits.
Next visit the Cooktown Botanic Gardens on a driver/guided walk viewing many of the same plants collected by botanists, Sir Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, as well as plants traditionally used by the local Aboriginal people. Relax at Nature's Powerhouse cafe, art gallery and Visitor Information Centre.
Travelling the Mulligan Highway, we briefly stop at Black Mountain, Byerstown Range lookout and the Palmer River Roadhouse. The outback landscape is dotted withe termite mounds. Marvel at the beauty of the outback savannah country with its vast eucalypt forests. Keep an eye out for livestock that graze along the roadside before we return to your accommodation. [L]
What to bring:
- Covered (closed-in) walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, swimmers & towel, water bottle, Camera.
- Small overnight bag maximum 10kg (no suitcases)
Departs: Monday and Thursday
Cairns 6.45am - 7:15pm
Northern Beaches 7.30am - 6.45pm
Port Douglas 8.20am - 6.00pm
- Minimum 4, maximum 16 passengers
- Small group touring
- Tours subject to weather conditions, if the Bloomfield Track is closed or safety considerations arise, an alternative route via the Mulligan Highway will be taken.
- All meals not listed on inclusions are at own expense.
- The best available accommodation is sourced at time of booking
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This was an excellent trip. Darryl (driver) was very friendly and provided a very informative commentary which added greatly to our enjoyment. We were glad we opted for the 2 day trip so that we were able to enjoy Cooktown as well as the drive up the Bloomfield track
Posted By Martin Puzey
something we will never forget
Willy and his Serpent tour in Cooktown is something we will never forget
Posted By Maria De Nobili
2 Day Cooktown Explorer Rates
All prices shown in Australian Dollars
Prices valid from now until 31 March 2020
|Deluxe Sovereign Resort 4*, twin share||$529||$449||$1,956||Book|
|Deluxe Sovereign Resort 4*, single adult||$639||n/a||n/a||Book|
Child Age = 4-14 years
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