Tour departs Mondays & Thursdays (May to November)
Our journey takes us along the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns between the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. Cross the Daintree River by cable ferry for a leisurely drive through this ancient land. A tasty morning tea stop is made along the way at Cape Tribulation Beach - named by Captain Cook as "here our troubles began".
Your experienced guide will enlighten your journey with fascinating stories and history as we travel along the famous 4WD-only Bloomfield Track. We engage 4WD as we navigate creek crossings and steep mountain ranges.
Enjoy lunch at the famous Lion’s Den Hotel; one of Queensland’s landmark pubs build in 1875.
Once we arrive in Cooktown, visit Grassy Hill for amazing panoramic views of Cooktown, the Coral Sea and Endeavour River before we take you to your accommodation for the evening (Dinner at own expense).
On day two, have a day to explore Cooktown at your leisure; enjoy the stunning scenery and discover the intriguing heritage of this iconic town where Captain Cook landed in 1770. Our coach will collect you from your accommodation in the afternoon for your return journey along the Mulligan Highway. Stop at the unique geological oddity Black Mountain. See the diverse outback landscape as we travel past cattle stations & the Palmer River goldfields region.
You will make a stop at the Byerstown Range Lookout for panoramic views over the range. Then enjoy a meal break (own expense) before your journey of exploration comes to a close and you are taken to your accommodation.
- Experienced driver-guide
- Scenic coastal drive in 4WD air-conditioned vehicle
- Hotel pick-up
- Return hotel transfer for guests staying in the Northern Beaches & Port Douglas
- Daintree River ferry crossing
- World Heritage Daintree National Park
- Morning Tea & Lunch
- Visit the iconic Lions Den Hotel
- 4WD only Bloomfield Track
- Black Mountain & Grassy Hill Lookout
- Overnight accommodation in Cooktown
- Free time in Cooktown
- Return journey via the outback