Cape York Frontier: Cairns to Cape York
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Duration: 7 Days
Your safari starts en route to the Daintree rainforest. See historic Cooktown and the farm district of Lakeland. In Quinkan Country view Aboriginal art. Explore Lakefield National Park, the gold town of Coen and the Archer River. Delve into Weipa and go off-road in Bramwell. Explore ancient Cape York and cruise to Thursday Island.
Day 1
Cairns – Cooktown
Your adventure begins on the coastal route to the Daintree Rainforest. Cross the Daintree River by cable ferry to Cape Tribulation. Next is the rugged 4WD Bloomfield Track (conditions permitting). Cross the Bloomfield River near the Aboriginal community of Wujal Wujal. You’ll visit Lion’s Den Hotel and eerie Black Mountain en route to Cooktown.
Day 2
Cooktown – Musgrave
Travel through the agricultural district of Lakeland to Quinkan Country near Laura. Climb the sandstone escarpment at Split Rock to view Aboriginal rock art dating more than 13,000 years depicting traditional activities and culture (suitable footwear and reasonable fitness required; uneven surfaces). Discover Lakefield National Park’s waterlily covered billabongs and teaming wildlife. The day ends at Musgrave’s century old Telegraph Station.
Day 3
Musgrave – Weipa
Cross the Great Dividing Range to visit the old gold mining town of Coen. Cross the Archer River and head to the bauxite mining town of Weipa, where you can enjoy a sublime sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Day 4
Weipa – Bramwell Station
This morning you have ample time to explore the township of Weipa or join a Wildlife Eco River Cruise (own expense). After lunch (own expense), we head to our overnight accommodation on a true blue Aussie cattle station.
Day 5
Bramwell – Cape York
Head north along part of the Old Telegraph Track to Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Relax, swim, and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall. Cross the mighty Jardine River by cable ferry, then travel on to the northern-most settlements on mainland Australia.
Day 6
Cape York – Somerset
Stand at the very top of mainland Australia. We then visit Somerset (conditions permitting), once the home of the famous Jardine family. We have lunch on palm fringed Anchorage Beach overlooking the Albany Passage.
Day 7
Seisia – Thursday Island – Cairns
Board a boat to cruise to Thursday Island, in the Torres Straits for a guided tour. Later, transfer by ferry to Horn Island to board your aircraft to fly over the Great Barrier Reef to Cairns Airport, ending your fascinating safari of adventure and discovery in Australia’s far north.
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Lion’s Den Hotel
  • Black Mountain
  • Cooktown
  • Split Rock
  • Lakefield National Park
  • Telegraph Station
  • Weipa
  • Sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria
  • Fruit Bat Falls
  • Somerset
  • Anchorage Beach
  • Thursday Island
  • Horn Island
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