Cape York Tour | 8 Day Drive/Fly - Fly/Drive

Tour Code: 276

Prices From

au$5,250

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

Child: au$4,750.00
Family: au$18,500.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

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Cairns to Cape York, 8 day 4WD adventure, the ultimate Far North Queensland adventure tour. Choose to Fly/Drive or Drive/Fly.

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Highlights

  • The big highlight is reaching the very top of Australia overlooking the Torres Strait.
  • Seeing rare native Australian animals in the wild.
  • Learning all about the indigenous Aboriginal Culture.
  • Exploring all of the historic sights in outback Queensland. 

Perfect Selfie

  • Definitely a selfie with the sign at the very tip of Australia at Cape York. 

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Cape York Tour option 1: Drive/Fly – 8 Days

This tour involves driving from Cairns to Cape York before returning via a flight from Cape York back to Cairns. 

Friday Day 1 – Cairns to Cooktown

Meals: Lunch & Dinner Provided

Overnight at: Cooktown

You will start your Cape York adventure with the scenic ocean drive north from Cairns along Queensland’s Great Ocean Road towards the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest.

Once at Daintree you will board the Daintree River Cruise for an hour of exploring on this impressive ancient waterway, where you can spot water birds and crocodiles.

After this short river cruise we cross the river via the Daintree Ferry to continue our way North towards Cape Tribulation.

There will be opportunities to get out and explore this amazing place with its thick lush tropical rainforests, rugged coastal headlands and long sandy beaches, before enjoying a delicious lunch prior to continuing.

After lunch we experience a taste of what is ahead as we engage 4WD and start onto the dirt Bloomfield Track (weather permitting).

Along this track there are many scenic locations to see such as the Bloomfield Falls and Cedar Bay National Park, as well as the famous Lions Den pub – an icon of the North that is well worth checking out.

Continuing North, we stop at the mysterious Black Mountain before stopping for the day in the Historic township of Cooktown.

Saturday Day 2 – Cooktown to Coen/Musgrave

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Provided

Overnight at: Coen/Musgrave

Day two commences with a visit to the Cooktown Botanical Gardens & Powerhouse Museum.

Take in the views from Grassy Hill Lookout – you will be amazed at the rugged natural beauty of this region. Heading west from Cooktown we travel through Battle Camp, Lakefield National Park and visit the “Old Laura” homestead.

Travelling through river valleys, past the countless giant termite mounds, we stop for our overnight stay at Coen or Musgrave.

Sunday Day 3 – Coen/Musgrave to Lockhart

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Provided

Overnight at: Lockhart River

On day three we have a big drive ahead of us. 

Today we continuing our adventure to one of Australia's most remote area's we head east exploring the Sir William Thompson Range and then crossing the Pascoe River, we head to Iron Range National Park.

As we enter the National Park, we see the spectacular Mount Tozer at the peak of the table range, before descending down to Lockhart River a unique aboriginal community situated on the ocean at Lloyd Bay.

Heading onwards further north - exploring the many wonders of the Iron Range National Park whilst enjoying the dense tropical rainforest being the largest remaining area of lowland rainforest in Australia.

We arrive at Lockhart River for our overnight stay

Monday Day 4 – Lockhart to Weipa 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Provided

Overnight at: Weipa

On day 4 we explore the coastal mining town of Weipa, the largest town in Cape York and home to around 3000 people who are supported by the mining and cattle export industries.

While in Weipa you will do a mine tour before bunking down at the Heritage Resort.

Tuesday Day 5 – Weipa to Bramwell 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Provided

Overnight at: Bramwell

Weipa located in the Gulf of Carpentaria is the largest town in the Cape York Peninsula with a population of about 3000 people.

Its main industries are mining and cattle exports. We take a stroll through the Jardine National Park to amaze your senses.

We then visit the Western Cape Cultural Centre. Be impressed with the stunning and truly authentic aboriginal artwork and learn about the Aboriginal culture.

Then take a stroll through the township.

We take a Weipa Eco Cruise tour and then depart the port of Weipa and its amazing coastline before travelling onto Bramwell where we overnight.  

After departing Bramwell we travel across one of the largest cattle stations on the Cape – Batavia Downs – to commence what is sure to be one of the highlights of the tour.

It is now time to join one of the old original telegraph tracks which we follow north to visit Elliot Falls and Fruit Bat Falls.

We join the Bamaga Development Road and follow this to the Cape’s most famous river, the Jardine, where we cross on a cable-ferry. Continuing on we then stop at Loyalty Beach where we stay for the next 2 nights.

Wednesday Day 6 – Bramwell to Cape York 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Provided

Overnight at: Loyalty Beach

Departing Bramwell we head through one of the largest cattle station on the Cape - Batavia Downs.

We visit the Morton Telegraph Station; this important link in communication to the far north and the cape operated till 1960.

We now begin what will be one of the highlights of our tour - it’s now time to join one of the original Telegraph Tracks (conditions permitting).

Travelling further north to visit Elliot Falls and fruit bat Falls Joining the Bamaga Development Road we arrive at the Cape's most famous river, the Jardine crossing the crocodile infested stream by ferry, then onwards to the top arriving at Loyalty Beach where we stay for the next two nights. 

Thursday Day 7 – Cape York to the Tip 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Provided

Overnight at: Loyalty Beach

Today we can relax and explore this beautiful part of the Cape.

We’ll visit the remains of Somerset, set up by the Jardine Family as a cattle station and government outpost.

Walk along secluded beaches, spot sea turtles and dugongs if you’re lucky.

After a morning of exploring we jump back in the 4WDs for the drive north to Australia’s most northern point, the very tip of Australia.

Get a photo with the famous sign and enjoy a drink with views over the Torres Strait.

Friday Day 8 – Thursday Island & Cape York

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Provided

Scenic Flight from Horn Island to Cairns 

Today we change things up slightly, swapping dusty tracks for blue ocean as we take a boat cruise across the Torres Strait to Thursday Island.

On the island enjoy a guided tour and learn the rich history of the island and Torres Strait culture.

Situated between Cape York and Australia’s closest neighbour New Guinea, Thursday Island has a rich history and natural beauty that will be a pleasant change from the scenery of the bush.

Today we also take a ferry to Horn Island, where we have a short tour before  being transferred to the Horn Island Airport for your flight back to Cairns.

On Day 8 you will catch a flight back to Cairns to end your Cape York adventure.

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Included In Price

  • Modern 4WD vehicle and experienced driver guide
  • All accommodation costs
  • All breakfasts & dinners and light lunches as per the itinerary
  • Morning / Afternoon teas
  • All National Park entry fees
  • All ferries and barges
  • Cruise to Thursday Island and a bus tour of the island
  • Cruise to Horn Island and tour of the Island  
  • Flight/Cruise from Horn Island to Cairns
  • Queensland's Great Ocean Road
  • Daintree National Park and Ferry Crossing
  • Lion’s Den Pub
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

Departs Cairns 7:00am and returns to Cairns 6:00pm

Departure Instructions

No pick-ups from residential addresses, only from hotel accommodation in Cairns. Please confirm pick-up time and address ONE day prior to your tour departure. 

Pickup Locations

Cairns

Destinations
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Cape York Peninsula
  • Cooktown
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Thursday Island
  • Queensland's Great Ocean Road, Daintree National Park and Ferry Crossing, Cape Tribulation and its sandy beaches, Mardja boardwalk, Bloomfield Track & Falls, Cedar Bay National Park, The Famous Lion's Den Pub, Black Mountain, Lakefield National Park, Old Laura Homestead, Batavia Downs, Wenlock River, Elliot Falls, Jardine River, Seisia
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

We suggest Travel Insurance at all times

Duration

Fly/Drive or Drive/Fly tour is 8 days

What to Bring
  • Clothing: shorts, trousers, shirts, swimwear, hat, sunglasses, jacket and warm clothes in case of inclement weather.
  • Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes and some form of fast-drying wet-shoe would prove useful.
  • Personal: Photo ID, beach towel, torch, sun protection, insect repellent, medications, toiletries, overseas travellers should bring a suitable adapters, video/camera with lots of free space and spare batteries, money/credit cards for personal expenses such as drinks or souvenirs.
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Child Policy

Child age is 4-14 Tours are not suitable for young children

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy: Bookings cancelled more than 60 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 50% of deposit or $200 whichever is greater. 

Bookings cancelled between 60 and 45 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 25% of tour total. 

Bookings cancelled between 45 and 30 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 50% of tour total.

Bookings cancelled between 30 and 14 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 75% of tour total. 

Bookings cancelled less than 14 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 100% of tour total.  

Additional Information

Luggage: Please note each passenger is only entitled to take one bag (preferably soft sided) 80cm X 30cm X 30cm in size, no more than 10 kgs. No suitcases allowed due to limited space. You may also bring a small day bag or pack weighing no more than 4kg. Baggage over this amount cannot be carried without prior arrangement. Note that if you choose to fly one way the 10kg luggage per person is a strict limit with the small airline.

Cairns to Cape York, 8 day 4WD adventure, the ultimate Far North Queensland adventure tour. Choose to Fly/Drive or Drive/Fly.

Read More

Highlights

  • The big highlight is reaching the very top of Australia overlooking the Torres Strait.
  • Seeing rare native Australian animals in the wild.
  • Learning all about the indigenous Aboriginal Culture.
  • Exploring all of the historic sights in outback Queensland. 

Perfect Selfie

  • Definitely a selfie with the sign at the very tip of Australia at Cape York. 

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Cape York Tour option 1: Drive/Fly – 8 Days

This tour involves driving from Cairns to Cape York before returning via a flight from Cape York back to Cairns. 

Friday Day 1 – Cairns to Cooktown

Meals: Lunch & Dinner Provided

Overnight at: Cooktown

You will start your Cape York adventure with the scenic ocean drive north from Cairns along Queensland’s Great Ocean Road towards the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest.

Once at Daintree you will board the Daintree River Cruise for an hour of exploring on this impressive ancient waterway, where you can spot water birds and crocodiles.

After this short river cruise we cross the river via the Daintree Ferry to continue our way North towards Cape Tribulation.

There will be opportunities to get out and explore this amazing place with its thick lush tropical rainforests, rugged coastal headlands and long sandy beaches, before enjoying a delicious lunch prior to continuing.

After lunch we experience a taste of what is ahead as we engage 4WD and start onto the dirt Bloomfield Track (weather permitting).

Along this track there are many scenic locations to see such as the Bloomfield Falls and Cedar Bay National Park, as well as the famous Lions Den pub – an icon of the North that is well worth checking out.

Continuing North, we stop at the mysterious Black Mountain before stopping for the day in the Historic township of Cooktown.

Saturday Day 2 – Cooktown to Coen/Musgrave

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Provided

Overnight at: Coen/Musgrave

Day two commences with a visit to the Cooktown Botanical Gardens & Powerhouse Museum.

Take in the views from Grassy Hill Lookout – you will be amazed at the rugged natural beauty of this region. Heading west from Cooktown we travel through Battle Camp, Lakefield National Park and visit the “Old Laura” homestead.

Travelling through river valleys, past the countless giant termite mounds, we stop for our overnight stay at Coen or Musgrave.

Sunday Day 3 – Coen/Musgrave to Lockhart

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Provided

Overnight at: Lockhart River

On day three we have a big drive ahead of us. 

Today we continuing our adventure to one of Australia's most remote area's we head east exploring the Sir William Thompson Range and then crossing the Pascoe River, we head to Iron Range National Park.

As we enter the National Park, we see the spectacular Mount Tozer at the peak of the table range, before descending down to Lockhart River a unique aboriginal community situated on the ocean at Lloyd Bay.

Heading onwards further north - exploring the many wonders of the Iron Range National Park whilst enjoying the dense tropical rainforest being the largest remaining area of lowland rainforest in Australia.

We arrive at Lockhart River for our overnight stay

Monday Day 4 – Lockhart to Weipa 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Provided

Overnight at: Weipa

On day 4 we explore the coastal mining town of Weipa, the largest town in Cape York and home to around 3000 people who are supported by the mining and cattle export industries.

While in Weipa you will do a mine tour before bunking down at the Heritage Resort.

Tuesday Day 5 – Weipa to Bramwell 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Provided

Overnight at: Bramwell

Weipa located in the Gulf of Carpentaria is the largest town in the Cape York Peninsula with a population of about 3000 people.

Its main industries are mining and cattle exports. We take a stroll through the Jardine National Park to amaze your senses.

We then visit the Western Cape Cultural Centre. Be impressed with the stunning and truly authentic aboriginal artwork and learn about the Aboriginal culture.

Then take a stroll through the township.

We take a Weipa Eco Cruise tour and then depart the port of Weipa and its amazing coastline before travelling onto Bramwell where we overnight.  

After departing Bramwell we travel across one of the largest cattle stations on the Cape – Batavia Downs – to commence what is sure to be one of the highlights of the tour.

It is now time to join one of the old original telegraph tracks which we follow north to visit Elliot Falls and Fruit Bat Falls.

We join the Bamaga Development Road and follow this to the Cape’s most famous river, the Jardine, where we cross on a cable-ferry. Continuing on we then stop at Loyalty Beach where we stay for the next 2 nights.

Wednesday Day 6 – Bramwell to Cape York 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Provided

Overnight at: Loyalty Beach

Departing Bramwell we head through one of the largest cattle station on the Cape - Batavia Downs.

We visit the Morton Telegraph Station; this important link in communication to the far north and the cape operated till 1960.

We now begin what will be one of the highlights of our tour - it’s now time to join one of the original Telegraph Tracks (conditions permitting).

Travelling further north to visit Elliot Falls and fruit bat Falls Joining the Bamaga Development Road we arrive at the Cape's most famous river, the Jardine crossing the crocodile infested stream by ferry, then onwards to the top arriving at Loyalty Beach where we stay for the next two nights. 

Thursday Day 7 – Cape York to the Tip 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Provided

Overnight at: Loyalty Beach

Today we can relax and explore this beautiful part of the Cape.

We’ll visit the remains of Somerset, set up by the Jardine Family as a cattle station and government outpost.

Walk along secluded beaches, spot sea turtles and dugongs if you’re lucky.

After a morning of exploring we jump back in the 4WDs for the drive north to Australia’s most northern point, the very tip of Australia.

Get a photo with the famous sign and enjoy a drink with views over the Torres Strait.

Friday Day 8 – Thursday Island & Cape York

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch Provided

Scenic Flight from Horn Island to Cairns 

Today we change things up slightly, swapping dusty tracks for blue ocean as we take a boat cruise across the Torres Strait to Thursday Island.

On the island enjoy a guided tour and learn the rich history of the island and Torres Strait culture.

Situated between Cape York and Australia’s closest neighbour New Guinea, Thursday Island has a rich history and natural beauty that will be a pleasant change from the scenery of the bush.

Today we also take a ferry to Horn Island, where we have a short tour before  being transferred to the Horn Island Airport for your flight back to Cairns.

On Day 8 you will catch a flight back to Cairns to end your Cape York adventure.

Read More

Included In Price

  • Modern 4WD vehicle and experienced driver guide
  • All accommodation costs
  • All breakfasts & dinners and light lunches as per the itinerary
  • Morning / Afternoon teas
  • All National Park entry fees
  • All ferries and barges
  • Cruise to Thursday Island and a bus tour of the island
  • Cruise to Horn Island and tour of the Island  
  • Flight/Cruise from Horn Island to Cairns
  • Queensland's Great Ocean Road
  • Daintree National Park and Ferry Crossing
  • Lion’s Den Pub
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

Departs Cairns 7:00am and returns to Cairns 6:00pm

Departure Instructions

No pick-ups from residential addresses, only from hotel accommodation in Cairns. Please confirm pick-up time and address ONE day prior to your tour departure. 

Pickup Locations

Cairns

Destinations
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Cape York Peninsula
  • Cooktown
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Thursday Island
  • Queensland's Great Ocean Road, Daintree National Park and Ferry Crossing, Cape Tribulation and its sandy beaches, Mardja boardwalk, Bloomfield Track & Falls, Cedar Bay National Park, The Famous Lion's Den Pub, Black Mountain, Lakefield National Park, Old Laura Homestead, Batavia Downs, Wenlock River, Elliot Falls, Jardine River, Seisia
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

We suggest Travel Insurance at all times

Duration

Fly/Drive or Drive/Fly tour is 8 days

What to Bring
  • Clothing: shorts, trousers, shirts, swimwear, hat, sunglasses, jacket and warm clothes in case of inclement weather.
  • Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes and some form of fast-drying wet-shoe would prove useful.
  • Personal: Photo ID, beach towel, torch, sun protection, insect repellent, medications, toiletries, overseas travellers should bring a suitable adapters, video/camera with lots of free space and spare batteries, money/credit cards for personal expenses such as drinks or souvenirs.
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Child Policy

Child age is 4-14 Tours are not suitable for young children

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy: Bookings cancelled more than 60 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 50% of deposit or $200 whichever is greater. 

Bookings cancelled between 60 and 45 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 25% of tour total. 

Bookings cancelled between 45 and 30 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 50% of tour total.

Bookings cancelled between 30 and 14 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 75% of tour total. 

Bookings cancelled less than 14 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 100% of tour total.  

Additional Information

Luggage: Please note each passenger is only entitled to take one bag (preferably soft sided) 80cm X 30cm X 30cm in size, no more than 10 kgs. No suitcases allowed due to limited space. You may also bring a small day bag or pack weighing no more than 4kg. Baggage over this amount cannot be carried without prior arrangement. Note that if you choose to fly one way the 10kg luggage per person is a strict limit with the small airline.

Tour Code: 276

Prices From

au$5,250

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

Child: au$4,750.00
Family: au$18,500.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Cairns Tropical North Queensland?

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