Cooktown Tour 3-Day, 2-Night 4WD Tour

Tour Code: 206

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas

Luxury 4WD Tour
  • Having some free time to explore the Daintree Rainforest and its beaches and then sleep overnight in the rainforest before some more four wheel driving on heritage trails to Cooktown.
  • Cruising the wild Daintree River on the lookout out for the predatory salt water crocodiles and native Australian animals that vist the river banks. 
  • Guided walk through the beautiful Mossman Gorge and hear about the relationship of the land and the local Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal tribes
  • Calling into Australia's oldest pub the Lions Head Hotel and then enjoying all of Cooktown, its scenery, history and intriguing tails of days gone by and meeting the characters that call this small township home. 

Included In Price

  • Day 1.)
  • Drive along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal routes
  • Tour of beautiful Mossman Gorge
  • 1 Hour Daintree River Cruise
  • World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park
  • Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Lunch
  • 1 nights accommodation Daintree Rainforest
  • Friendly knowledgeable driver-guide
  • 4WD Air-conditioned vehicle (specially built for this trip)
  • Day 2.)
  • 4WD only Bloomfield Track
  • Lions Den Hotel
  • Lunch
  • Cooktown Grassy Hill lookout
  • 1 night accommodation in Cooktown
  • Day 3.)
  • Driver guided tour of Cooktown Cemetary
  • Guided tour of Cooktown Botanical Gardens
  • Guided tour of James Cook Museum
  • Natures Powerhouse: Cafe, Art Gallery & Visitor Information centre
  • Brief stop at mysterious Black Mountain
  • Byerstown Lookout
  • Palmer River Roadhouse
  • Outback of Far North Queensland

Cooktown 3 day - 2 night Cape Tribulation and historic Cooktown tour. Overnight in the Daintree Rainforest and 1 night in Cooktown. On this luxury 4WD Cooktown tour guests may choose to spend more time overnight in the Daintree Rainforest or in Cooktown.

Explore the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and historic Cooktown at your own pace on our highly popular 3 day, 2 night four wheel drive tour.

This is our premium luxury Cooktown tour where we show our guests some of the most beautiful scenery in Far North Queensland and show them the historical sites, and tell the stories of days gone by. 

Day 1.

Our guests will explore beautiful Mossman Gorge where they can enjoy a guided tour of the rainforest and learn all about the local Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people and their connection to this region.

We then head off for a 1 hour wildlife cruise on the Daintree River and enjoy a lunch in Cape Tribulation and then be taken to your accommodation in the rainforest.  

Day 2.

Then you’ll be driven up the Alexandra Range to view the showcase of panoramic rainforest views that are a photographer’s delight! Keep enjoying the sights as you travel along the impressive 4WD Bloomfield before arriving at the famous Lions Den Hotel.

On arrival in Cooktown North Queensland’s last frontier town, your tour guide will take you to the top of Grassy Hill for amazing panoramic views of Cooktown, the Coral Sea and Endeavour River before a guided tour of this heritage town.

Guests then check into accommodation in Cooktown

Day 3.

Visit the heritage listed Cooktown Cemetary and James Cook Museum, explore the Botanic Gardens before a visit to Natures Powerhouse.

It's then time for lunch at own expense before we hit the outback roads to make our way back to Cairns. We stop off along the way at Black Mountain and Byerstown lookout and the Palmer River Roadhouse.  

Cooktown 3 Day - 2 Night Tours

Our luxury Cooktown four wheel drive tours are tailored to the independent traveller offering an array of great touring options.

Over the next 3 days and 2 nights your personal tour guide will show you the highlights of the region and enthral you with local larrikan stories and Australian history.

Spend a night in the enchanting rainforest and a night in historical Cooktown.

You will have plenty enough time for self exploration and touring on your own in both Cape Tribulation and in Cooktown to add to the tour.

Day 1.) Mossman Gorge, Daintree River Cruise, Cape Tribulation Beach, Lunch, Overnight in the Daintree Rainforest

After the scenic coastal drive from Cairns and Port Douglas we arrive at beautiful Mossman Gorge for our first tour of the rainforest.

We then enjoy a quiet river cruise down the Daintree River looking for saltwater crocodiles and viewing all of the other native Australian animals that frequent this mighty river system. 

It's then onto see Cape Tribulation Beach and then for a barbeque lunch in the rainforest.

In the afternoon your tour guide settles you into your Cape Tribulation accommodation where you can relax and enjoy yourselves for the evening ahead.

Native Australian Wildlife Spotting in Cape Tribulation Rainforest

Whilst in the Daintree Rainforest search for the endangered Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo and rare Southern Cassowary, both of which are unique to Tropical Far North Queensland.

Or you may spot a crocodile sunning itself on the Daintree River banks or keeping a sleepy but keen eye on you while you cruise along in your little boat!

Keep watch for other delightful birds, butterflies and wildlife as they come down to the river for a drink, a paradise for photographers!

Day 2.) Bloomfield Track, Lions Den Hotel, Grassy Hill Lookout, Cooktown tour, Overnight in Cooktown

We board the luxury 4WD vehicle and begin traversing mountain ranges and crossing creeks to make our way along the famous Bloomfield Track and onwards for refreshments at the famous Lions Den Hotel.

We then head off towards Cooktown and visit the lookout at Grassy Hill for panoramic views of Cooktown, the Coral Sea and Endeavour River.

Your tour guide then gives you a guided tour of Cooktown to get you familiarised and then settles you into your Cooktown accommodation.   

Day 3.) Cooktown Cemetary, James Cook Museum, Botanic Gardens, Natures Powerhouse

Today we visit the heritage listed Cooktown Cemetary and James Cook Museum to learn about this fascinating goldrush town.

Then its onto explore the Botanic Gardsns on a guided walk before we vist the Nature's Powerhouse Cafe, Art Gallery and Visitor Information Centre. 

Once everyone has enjoyed lunch we say farewell to Cooktown and head back south to Cairns along the Mulligan Highway.

We stop en-route at Black Mountain, Byerstown Lookout and the Palmer River Roadhouse.

Along the way you will see remnants the old gold mining days and grazing bullocks from the surrounding cattle stations. 

By 7.15pm all guests have been returned to their respective accommodation and farewelled new friends.

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Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time
  • Cairns: 6:15am return 7.15pm approx.
  • Northern Beaches: 7:30am return 6.45pm approx.
  • Port Douglas: 8:20am return 6.00pm approx.
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
  • Cooktown
  • Cooktown
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Queensland Outback
Months of Operation

May - November

Days of Operation

Wednesday, Sunday


3 Day - 2 Night

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Dinner on day 1
  • Breakfast and dinner on day 2
  • Evening entertainment Cooktown. Endeavour River 2 hour cruise with Riverbend Tours - BYO alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks, gourmet platters supplied Call 0411 836 155 to book.
  • Souvenirs, drinks and snacks
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Additional Information
  • This tour is not suitable for disabled travellers
  • The operator cannot guarantee pick up or drop off times and are not liable for passenger failure to connect with other services
  • Whilst the operator make every effort to safeguard clients and their belongings we cannot be held responsible for personal injury or loss due to events which are beyond our control
  • Travel insurance is not included
  • Fuel charges and taxes included (GST included)
  • Tours operate with a driver-guide. Foreign speaking guides on request
  • Small overnight bag
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain poncho
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash or credit card

  • Child price applies to children 4 - 14
  • Tour not recommended for children under 7

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.

  • Cancellations within 48 hours prior to departure - 100% non-refundable
  • Cancellations within 7 days of departure - 50% non-refundable
  • The operator reserves the right to cancel any tour, change vehicle type, alter the itinerary or arrange an alternative operator if necessary
  • All tours are subject to weather conditions.
  • If the Bloomfield Track is closed or safety considerations arise, an alternative route via the Mulligan Highway will be taken. No refund will be given in these circumstances or in the event of any delay curtailment or alteration of a trip resulting from any cause including severe weather conditions or mechanical failure.
  • Please note this tour requires a minimum number of 4 Passengers to operate, if this number is not met the tour will not go ahead and a full refund will be provided.

Cooktown Tour 3-Day, 2-Night 4WD Tour

Tour Code: 206

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas

Luxury 4WD Tour



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

Child: au$749.00
Family: au$3,476.00

Tour Code: 206



1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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