2 nights side trip tour
Price from: £599pp
Day 1 Cairns/Cape Tribulation: Depart Cairns this morning and head north to the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. The first stop along the way is Mossman Gorge for a guided walk. This is followed by a one hour fascinating cruise on the Daintree River, which is home to birds, tree snakes, unique plants and the estuarine crocodile, so keep your eyes peeled. After a delicious BBQ lunch continue to your overnight accommodation in Cape Tribulation with the remaining afternoon and evening at leisure. There are many short walks taking in the pristine beaches and lush rainforest or, if your prefer take a refreshing dip in a swimming hole or soar through the rainforest canopy on a zipline (additional expense).
Day 2 Cape Tribulation/Cooktown: Depart this morning for Cooktown - the Last Frontier of North Queensland. Enjoy morning tea on Cape Tribulation beach before resuming the journey north. Travel along the famous 4WD-only Bloomfield Track and stop for lunch at the infamous Lions Den Hotel. You will arrive in historic Cooktown in the early afternoon and will visit Grassy Hill for panoramic views of the countryside and beaches. Your driver will then take you on a guided tour of the town, which has over two centuries of rich history.
Day 3 Cooktown/Cairns: Visit the heritage listed Cooktown Cemetery and James Cook Museum to learn about this interesting gold rush town. Explore the Botanic Gardens on a guided walk before a visit to Nature’s Powerhouse. After lunch, depart Cooktown via the Mulligan Highway, stopping en route at Black Mountain, Byerstown lookout and the Palmer River Roadhouse. Marvel at the beauty of the outback savannah country with its vast eucalypt forests and termite mounds. Your tour concludes on arrival in Cairns.
Departures: Sunday and Wednesday between May-November.
Accommodation: Heritage Lodge & Spa, Cape Tribulation; Sovereign Resort, Cooktown.
Meals: Morning tea and lunch.
Tour prices: The price shown includes travel by 4WD air-conditioned vehicle, services of a professional driver/guide, accommodation and sightseeing as outlined. This tour is also available from Port Douglas and Northern Beaches.