Cooktown Tours - 2-Day Cooktown 4WD Tour

Tour Code: 205

Departing: Cairns

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

Luxury 4WD Tour
  • The amazing World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest makes for a great photo opportunity – keep a lookout for rare wildlife and birds, such as the Southern Cassowary and Tree Kangaroo.
  • With interesting nooks and crannies as well as old items, 1875 quirky bush pub. The Lions Den, is fascinating so be sure you explore it thoroughly. It also makes a charming backdrop for photos.
  • Guided tours of the Cooktown Botanic Gardens, James Cook Museum, Cooktown Heritage listed Cemetary and a guided tour of Cooktown with lunch.
  • Heading south from Cooktown we stop off at the mysterious Black Mountains, Byerstwon Range lookout and the Palm River Roadhouse.
  • Our luxury 4Wd takes us through outback Queensland cattle stations, and red country full of termite mounds, eucalypt trees and rugged landscapes of the old goldfields  

Included In Price

  • Day 1.)
  • Daintree River Crossing
  • Outback driver tour guide
  • 4WD tour through the Daintree and Cape Tribulation Rainforest
  • A visit to the historic Lions Den outback pub
  • 4WD along the famous Bloomfield Track
  • Cooktowns Grassy Hill lookout and a guided tour of Cooktowns highlights
  • Overnight accommodation in Cooktown
  • Day 2.)
  • Visit Heritage listed Cooktown Cemetary
  • James Cook Museum guided tour
  • Guided walk at the Cooktown Botanic Gardens
  • Natures Powerhouse: Cafe, Art Gallery, Visitor Information Centre

Outstanding views and exciting attractions are what you’ll be treated to on this luxury 4WD tour. Journey to Cooktown along the scenic coastal highway and through the Daintree Rainforest.

After being picked up from your Cairns accommodation in a comfortable purpose-built air-conditioned 4WD, stunning coastline vistas are revealed on The Great Barrier Reef Drive as well as the lush scenery of the world’s oldest rainforest, the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest.

Continuing your journey, further impressive landscape is showcased from the Bloomfield Track. Enter North Queensland’s last frontier the next day, travelling over rugged mountain ranges and rivers to stop and explore a charming old 1875 bush pub, the Lions Den Hotel.

View the mysterious Black Mountain before travelling into historic Cooktown. Discover its fascinating heritage sites as well as unspoilt walking trails and enjoy the picturesque panorama from Grassy Hill.

Enjoy a nights accommodation in Cooktown and wander the streets to see this country town come to life after sunset.

The enchanting vistas of outback Queensland and the gold mine region of Cooktown bid you farewell on your return trip to your Cairns accommodation. 

Rainforest & Wildlife Spotting

On your luxury 4WD tour to Cooktown you will enjoy a stunning coastline road that greets you called The Great Barrier Reef Drive.

You will then travel through the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest National Park, viewing its lush vistas.

The cable ferry across the Daintree River continues the drive through this renowned tropical rainforest.

This opportunity to spot delightful birds, butterflies and wildlife enhances the wonderful experience – so keep a lookout, great for photography!

Travel over rugged mountain ranges and wild river crossings. The 4WD-only Bloomfield Track allows you to travel through the heart of this World Heritage Listed area, opening the window onto a unique Australian landscape.

Cooktown - Australian Heritage values

Explore an old bush pub called the Lions Den Hotel, built in 1875, one of the oldest pubs still running in Queensland.

Further live Australian history by exploring the charming main street of Cooktown and its heritage listed buildings.

Soak up the atmosphere of a place that’s changed little since Captain James Cook strode the streets in 1770.

Follow the walking trails to take in the many historic attractions, including beautiful Cooktown Botanic gardens, James Cook Museum and interesting sites, most within easy walking distance.

Settle into your pre-booked Cooktown accommodation and then stroll the streets to enjoy a restaurant or book a sunset dinner cruise on the Endeavour River at your leisure. 

Cooktown to Cairns - Australia's Last Frontier

The rugged charm of Queensland’s outback is further revealed in your return journey to Cairns, which takes you through a diverse terrain of cattle stations and a gold mine region on the Mulligan Highway.

We stop off briefly at the mysterious Black Mountain and your driver guide will tell you about this mountains indigenous stories.

It's then onto Byerstown Range and the Palmer River Roadhouse before heading into some rugged red country that is dotted with termite mounds and roaming bullocks from the surrounding cattle stations.

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Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time
  • Cairns: 6:15am return 7.15pm approx
  • Northern Beaches: 6:45am return 6.45pm approx.
  • Port Douglas: 7:30am return 6.00pm approx.
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
  • Cooktown
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Queensland Outback
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Daintree Rainforest
Months of Operation

May - November

Days of Operation

Monday, Thursday


2 Day - 1 Night

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Dinner on day 1
  • Breakfast on day 2
  • Extra activities/tours and evening entertainment in Cooktown
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
  • A minimum number of four people is required for this tour to operate.
  • Travel insurance is not included
  • Fuel charges and taxes included (GST included)
  • Tours operate with a driver-guide. Foreign speaking guides on request
  • The best available accommodation is sourced at time of booking
Eco Certifications
Ecotourism Certified
  • Overnight bag (limited to 15kg) no suitcase
  • Toiletries
  • Good walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain poncho
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash or credit card for drinks, snacks and additional purchases

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Malcolm L

Reviewed on October 07, 2018

hi, yes we certainly enjoyed the overnight Adventure North tour in September. Our 2 tour guides were excellent, Gary, day 1, and Adam(?) day 2. They were both great drivers and kept us well-informed and entertained on both legs of the journey. The only slightly disappointing thing was the lunch stop in the caravan park on day 1. The food was a bit too ordinary and not very well presented. Later when we stopped at the Lions Den Hotel, many of us on the bus did think a lunch/snack/drinks stop there may have been better. We also commend the Adventure North group with enthusiastically keeping us in touch with our bus departure and arrival times on both days via texts and phone calls. The Cooktown Seaview Motel certainly had the best water views. Fantastic! Thanks to all, Malcolm and Kim

Response From Barrier Reef Australia

We value your feedback and appreciate you taking the time to share your review. It's wonderful to hear you had an excellent adventure overall.

  • Child price applies to children 4 - 14
  • This tour isn’t 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
  • 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.
  • All tours are subject to weather conditions.
  • 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 Tours - 2-Day Cooktown 4WD Tour

Tour Code: 205

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$481.00
Family: au$2,086.00

Tour Code: 205



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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