Cooktown Tours - Drive-Fly 1 Day Adventure

Tour Code: 204

Departing: Cairns

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

Unique & Amazing Experience
  • The amazing scenery of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest makes for a great photo opportunity as you fly Cooktown to Cairns along the coastline of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Visiting the Cooktown Cemetary, James Cook Museum, Grassy Hill lookout and the famous Cooktown streets.
  • Our luxury four wheel drive vehicle takes us across the Wild Daintree River on a barge and we head into World Heritage listed Cape Tribulation Rainforest and explore the region
  • We will be four wheel driving in luxury along the famous Bloomfield Track navigating creek crossing and steep mountain ranges in the Daintree and Cape Tribulation rainforests.

Included In Price

  • 4WD airconditioned vehicle
  • Return Flight Cooktown to Cairns General Aviation Airport
  • Iconic Lions Den Hotel
  • Daintree River cable ferry river crossing
  • World Heritage Daintree National Park
  • Morning tea & lunch
  • 4WD Bloomfield Track
  • Grassy Hill Lookout
  • 2 hours to explore Cooktown
  • Driver-guide
  • Transfers to Cooktown Airport at 5.45pm for arrival into Cairns at 6.30pm (Winter months flight is experienced after sunset)
  • Return transfers from your accommodation on the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. Guests staying in Cairns make their own way back to their accommodation from the Cairns Airport in the afternoon.

Enjoy stunning coastal views on the Great Barrier Reef Drive, 4WD through the lush scenery of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest National Park, spend time exploring historic Cooktown’s fascinating sites and more spectacular views on your flight back.

You’re treated to outstanding views and exciting attractions on this one day four wheel drive and scenic flight tour northwards to Cooktown, the historic town of Far North Queensland.

After being picked up from your Cairns, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas accommodation in our luxury purpose-built air-conditioned 4WD vehicle, 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.

Further impressive landscapes are showcased from the Daintree and Cape Tribulation Bloomfield Track.

Travelling over rugged mountain ranges and rivers you’ll stop at quirky 1875 bush pub, the Lions Den Hotel before travelling into historic Cooktown.

With your free time, discover its fascinating heritage sites and unspoilt walking trails and interesting attractions including beautiful botanic gardens.

Enjoy the picturesque panorama from Grassy Hill before a breath-taking aerial scenic flight of the Queensland coast and the Great Barrier Reef greets you on your flight back from Cooktown to Cairns.

Coast & Rainforest Views With Wildlife Spotting

A stunning coastline greets you on your drive along the Great Barrier Reef Highway which you’ll also have a great bird’s eye view of later, on your flight home from Cooktown.

Luxury four wheel drive travel through the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest National Park, viewing its lush vistas is ahead of us once we cross the wild Daintree River by barge and enter the forest.

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

We will have a morning tea stop here at Cape Tribulation Beach and then engage our 4WD and head up the famous Bloomfield Track navigating creek crossing and steep mountain ranges.

Just before Cooktown we have another break at the Lions Den Hotel. 

Lions Den Hotel - Australian Heritage values

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

Be sure to check out the unique prospector artefacts displayed in its museum. Further live Australian history by using your free time of around two hours in Cooktown to explore its charming main street and heritage listed buildings.

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

Cooktown Time

Upon arrival in Cooktown in the early afternoon we then make our way up to Grassy Hill lookout to observe the panoramic views of Cooktown, the Coral Sea and Endeavour River.

Your tour guide will then give a guided tour of the Esplanade and its landmarks before giving you free time to explore Cooktown at your leisure.

Scenic Flight along the Great Barrier Reef to Cairns

The day concludes with a commercial flight along the scenic Daintree Coast and the Great Barrier Reef with Hinterland Aviation.

Cooktown Airport transfers are included and depart at around 4:30pm.

The flight departs Cooktown at 5:45pm and arrives Cairns General Aviation Airport at 6:30pm.

Transfers are provided for guests on the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas.

Guests staying in Cairns will need to make their own way back to their accommodation, Taxis/Uber are available at own cost and can be requested on board your flight.

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Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time
  • Cairns from 6:15 am
  • Northern Beaches from 6:45am
  • Port Douglas from 7:30am
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
  • On return Cairns guests make own way back to accommodation from the scenic flight into Cairns
  • Cooktown
  • Grassy Hill
  • Daintree Rainforest National Park
  • Lions Den Iconic Pub
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Cooktown
  • Cape Tribulation
Months of Operation

May - November

Days of Operation

Monday, Thursday


Cairns guests 6.15am to 7.00pm
Northern Beaches guests 6.45am to 7.30pm
Port Douglas guests 7.30am to 8.00pm

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Entry into James Cook Museum (Seasonal opening)
  • 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
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash or credit card for additional purchases
  • Insect Repellant
  • Water Bottle
  • Good walking shoes
  • Camera (charged)

  • Child price applies to children 4 to 14
  • This tour is not recommended for children under 7 years.

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
  • Cooktown flight amendments and cancellations incur a $35 per person fee from time of booking
  • 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

Cooktown Tours - Drive-Fly 1 Day Adventure

Tour Code: 204

Departing: Cairns

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

Unique & Amazing Experience



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

Child: au$488.00
Family: au$2,056.00

Tour Code: 204



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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