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2-Day Cooktown 4WD Small-Group Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

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    What to Expect

    Day 1: Cairns to Cooktown

    Stop At: Cape Tribulation Beach, Cape Tribulation, Queensland Australia
    Be picked up by our experienced driver in an air-conditioned 4WD to travel north along the Captain Cook Highway; one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives. After crossing the Daintree River by cable ferry, we make our way to renowned Cape Tribulation beach for a tasty morning tea.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Daintree National Park, Tropical Research Station, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4873 Australia
    After morning tea, journey north through the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest on the 4WD only Bloomfield Track. Along the way, your guide will enlighten you with stories and history as you travel through some of the most incredible scenery in Australia. Stop for lunch and visit the famous Lion’s Den Hotel; one of North Queensland’s oldest pubs established in 1875. Continue north to historic Cooktown.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Grassy Hill, Hope Street, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895 Australia
    First stop in Cooktown is Grassy Hill Lookout for 360-degree panoramic views of Cooktown, the Endeavour River and the Coral Sea. Continue in to Cooktown centre and enjoy a driver-guided tour of the town, before heading to your accommodation for the evening.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in historic Cooktown

    Day 2: Cooktown to Cairns

    Stop At: James Cook Museum, 50 Helen St, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895 Australia
    Today we explore Cooktown, first stop is the Heritage listed Cooktown cemetery which bears testimony to the diverse nationalities who came to Cooktown and the Palmer goldfields in the late 19th century. Visit the James Cook Museum for a guided tour and see an original anchor and cannon from Cook’s HMB Endeavour amongst many of the interesting exhibits.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Cooktown Botanical Gardens, Finch Bay Rd, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895 Australia
    Next visit the Cooktown Botanic Gardens, enjoy a guided walk viewing many of the same plants collected by Joseph banks and Daniel Solander, as well as plants traditionally used by the local Aboriginal people. Relax and enjoy lunch at Nature’s Powerhouse – the garden’s Art Gallery, Visitor Information Centre and Café.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Black Mountain National Park, Queensland Australia
    Begin the journey back to Cairns travelling the Mulligan highway. Briefly stop at Black Mountain, Byerstown Range lookout and the Palmer River Roadhouse. The outback landscape is dotted with termite mounds and many different eucalypt species. Keep an eye out for livestock that graze along the roadside. We return you to your accommodation on the completion of the tour.
    Duration: 15 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please note, pick up from a selection of hotels in Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas is available - contact the operator after booking to confirm your closest pickup location.
    Departure Time
    6:30 AM
    2 days
    Return Details
    Returns to Cairns at approximately 9:30pm, Northern Beaches at 9:00pm and Port Douglas at 8:30pm on Day 2
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Travel by air-conditioned 4WD
    • Experience local driver-guide
    • One-night accommodation in Cooktown
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Tour of Cooktown, Cooktown Cemetery, James Cook Museum & Botanic Gardens
    • Meals as per itinerary
    • Entry/Admission - James Cook Museum
    • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children under 7 are not recommended
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Child rate applies to children sharing existing bedding
    • No more than 3 people per room
    • Tour is subject to weather and road conditions, alternative routes will be taken.
    • No refund will be given if the itinerary is altered due to weather conditions
    • Closed covered shoes must be worn on this tour
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed September 4, 2018

    Maryanne was a great help with our booking and organised for our bags to be collected and taken to our accommodation in Cairns. Well, Graeme our guide and driver was a walking Google very informative and knowledgeable and good jokes. Loved the scones at the...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank NaJaKapiti
    Maryanne J, Owner at Adventure North Australia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to review your tour with us. I have been away in America selling our beautiful destination and only recently returned. We are a small team and more than happy to assist where we can to make your holiday enjoyable....More

    Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

    The trip up with Graeme was so informative. Nothing felt as if he had done this trip many times, although he probably has. Great morning tea and lunch. Its gorgeous countryside from Mossman North. We even saw a croc on the Daintree River. And glimpsed...More

    1  Thank KathyTocker
    Reviewed July 10, 2018

    Graeme, our tour guide, enthusiastically shared his expert knowledge on a range of subjects such as birds, cultural affairs, farming, history - all laced with anecdotes and a good dose of humour. We were so impressed and feel very privileged to have had such an...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    1  Thank Lorna J
    Maryanne J, Owner at Adventure North Australia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

    Thank you for your review on your 2 Day tour with Graeme to Cooktown. He is an amazing and knowledgeable guide and like you I feel privileged to have him as part of our small team of fantastic people. Regards Maryanne

    Reviewed July 10, 2018

    Our guide and driver Graeme was excellent and knew so much about the wildlife and aboriginal culture.. Seeing 3 crocodiles basking by the river was a highlight. The only regret was that it wasn't a longer tour. If we did it again we would stop...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank KayandCaroline
    Maryanne J, Owner at Adventure North Australia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

    Thank you for your review. Pleased you enjoyed your Cooktown experience with us. Seeing Crocodiles in the wild is amazing and at this time of year they are usually basking in the sun. Being a small company we can offer flexibility with our tours and...More

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