Cairns To Cooktown 4WD Day Tour

Tour Code: 704

Departing: Cairns

Luxury 4WD Tour
  • The Daintree River: We cross this mighty North Queensland river via vehicular ferry…..awesome.
  • Cape Tribulation: In the midst of the ancient Daintree Rainforests, where the rainforests meet the reef.
  • The Bloomfield Track: We tackle this iconic 4WD track, taking in the spectacular scenery along the way.  
  • Lions Den Hotel: Enjoy a “coldy” at this historic North Queensland pub.
  • James Cook Museum, Enjoy Australia’s best regional museum.
  • Cooktown Botanical Gardens: See where Sir Joseph Banks collected some 325 plant specimens.

Included In Price

  • Environmentalist driver/guide
  • Courtesy return accommodation transfers
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch at Cooktown Hotel
  • Cold bottled water throughout the day
  • Admission to Cooktown's James Cook Museum

Enjoy a small group personalised four wheel drive tour with us and visit Cooktown for a day whilst your are visiting Tropical North Queensland.

This is a fun filled one day four wheel drive tour to Cooktown from Cairns (with pickups from the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas available) where our small group of guests wil enjoy a fun, interesting & highly informative day that takes us back to the pioneering days of Australia and it's amazing history.

Our personalised Cooktown four wheel drive tours will leave you with memories that you’ll long remember.

Travel in our newly built comfortable purpose built and airconditioned 4WD coach.

We only carry a maximum of just 15 passengers to ensure all our guests enjoy a personalised day tour experience.

We start reasonably early by heading north from Cairns to Port Douglas along the Great Barrier Reef Drive where you’ll enjoy the stunning views of the Coral Sea. Make sure your camera is at the ready as this is one of the most scenic drives in all of Australia.

Our four wheel drive adventure really begins to get exciting as we head into the direction of the Daintree Rainforest to cross the mighty Daintree River on a vehicle ferry…..a highlight in itself.

We then travel through the lush, ancient Daintree Rainforest before having a break at Cape Tribulation... where the rainforest meets the reef!

So now is the time to put our vehicle into 4WD mode and tackle the iconic Bloomfield Track, that involves creek crossings, forested hill climbs and descents before we cross the Bloomfield River and enjoy a leg stretch as we take in these pristine ancient rainforest surroundings.

We head into Cooktown & the Grassy Hill Lookout which provides a wonderful view of Cooktown, the Endeavour River & the Coral Sea.

Lunch is on us... we’re buying you lunch at the historic Cooktown Hotel, better known these days as The Top Pub.

Afterwards we will head to Australia’s best regional museum, The James Cook Museum before enjoying some time on the Cooktown waterfront Esplanade.

On the way home, we’ll go back the inland outback route stopping along the way at the mysterious Black Mountains and the historic Palmer River Goldfields.

All in all, a wonderful day full of wonderful memories that you can now tick off your bucket list!

The Daintree River

Continuing North & having enjoyed the stunning views of the Great Barrier Reef, we cross this mighty Tropical Far North Queensland river via a vehicle ferry.

Many people regard this as a highlight in that you’ll get to see first hand the size and beauty of this awesome river and you may even get to spot a pre-historic crocodile.

Daintree Rainforest - Cape Tribulation

Having crossed the Daintree River, our journey now takes us through the ancient Daintree Rainforest, lush, green & stunning, before we enjoy a leg stretch and coffee at Cape Tribulation.

Often referred to as the place “where two World Heritage site meet, the rainforest meets the reef”.

The Historic Bloomfield Track

The iconic 4WD Bloomfield Track is regarded by many as one of the “must do” 4WD journeys in Australia & accordingly is on many people’s bucket lists of thigs to do.

You’ll get to enjoy it in our air conditioned, purpose built four wheel drive coach!

Bloomfield River

The Bloomfield River is a pristine North Queensland river system, located in the Wet Tropics of Tropical Far North Queensland. It’s also home for the Bloomfield River Cod.

Captain James Cook Monument

Captain James Cook monument sits proudly on Cooktown’s waterfront.

This is an historically significant site as it commemorates Cook’s landing site on the Endeavour River.

Cooktown is the only place in Australia, aside from Botany Bay, where Cook’s crew came ashore for any length of time.

Grassy Hill Lookout

Arriving in Cooktown, you can’t help but be taken by the stunning beauty of this charming settlement.

We’ll head straight to Grassy Hill Lookout where we’ll enjoy an amazing panorama of Cooktown, the Endeavour River & also the Great Barrier Reef.

The Top Pub

It’s lunchtime & we’re paying, we’re off to another original North Queensland Hotel, The Cooktown Hotel, better known these as The Top Pub.

The James Cook Museum

Regarded by many as the best regional museum in Australia is our next stop & we’re paying your admission. You won’t want to miss this!

Cooktown Waterfront Esplanade

Cooktown’s waterfront’s centrepiece is clearly the Endeavour River. Named by Captain James Cook, the Endeavour River salvaged his entire voyage and in fact, was the only river he named during his voyage up Australia’s East Coast.

Black Mountains

Having left Cooktown, on our return journey via the inland, outback route we’ll stop at the mysterious Black Mountains.

Formed as a result of an enormous volcanic explosion some 200m years ago, it is quite extraordinary, Having said that, legends & stories abound, you decide!

Palmer River Goldfields

It dosen’t take a great deal of imagination to understand the harsh realities faced by the early pioneers and miners back in the day.

A stunning landscape contrast to the coastal rainforests we travelled through earlier.

We’ll stop for a number of classic photo opportunities.

See more Cooktown tours, Cape York tours.    

Departs From


Departure Time
  • Cairns 6:30 am returns 7:00pm
  • Cairns Beaches 7:00am returns 6:30pm
  • Port Douglas 7:45am returns 6:00pm
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Cooktown
  • Bloomfield Track
Months of Operation

April - November

Days of Operation

Monday, Saturday


12 hours (approx)

Fitness Level Required


Hat, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes, phone/camera, cash and/or credit card for purchases along the way

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

  • Full refunds apply for cancellations made more than 24 hours from departure.
  • No shows will be subject to 100% cancellation fee.

Cairns To Cooktown 4WD Day Tour

Tour Code: 704

Departing: Cairns

Luxury 4WD Tour



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$259.00
Family: au$1,108.00

Tour Code: 704



15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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