Early morning pick up from Oz Tours selected locations as we travel via the beautiful coastal road until we cross the Daintree River and enter the majestic expanse of the World Heritage Cape Tribulation Rainforest. Over the Bloomfield track to historic Cooktown. Perhaps a chance to shop for souvenirs in original colonial era shops.
Overnight accommodation with ensuite facilities.
Assured of a unique place in the rich fabric of Australian history, Cooktown provides a visit of interest and excitement. Visit Cook’s landing place, Grassy Hill Lookout and the century old cemetery. We travel through the headwaters of the Normanby and Laura Rivers to arrive at the cropping district of Lakeland Downs. Banana and watermelon farms using innovative cropping techniques are the growth industry here. On to Laura where we visit the Quinkan Cultural Centre. Audio and visual displays showcase the cultural and pioneering history of this region. Experience living outback history as we approach Musgrave Telegraph Station, the last remaining telegraph station in Cape York. Overnight with facilities.
Via historic Coen we travel north to cross the wide sandy Archer River and after lunch travel via Piccaninny Plains and Batavia Downs Station to arrive at Moreton a former telegraph station that carried the morse code signal linking Brisbane to Thursday Island. Overnight accommodation 2 nights. Cabin Tent share facilities. Twin share fully screened tents with beds and linen. No power in tents.
Through huge cattle runs, travel west to arrive at the bauxite-mining town of Weipa on the Gulf of Carpentaria. A veritable “Oasis in the Wilderness” and providing further contrast to your experience of this last frontier. Today we have an eco boat cruise included. Lunch at own expense.Discover the waterways and diverse wildlife habitat including saltwater Crocodiles, numerous bird species and mining history.
Be awakened by the dawn chorus of birdlife endemic to the Wenlock River. Today’s journey, travels sections of the old Telegraph Track through ever changing landscapes of zamias and heath forests to reach today’s lunch destination the picturesque Fruit Bat Falls on the Eliot River. Time to swim and explore or photograph the enchanting rock pools, and waterfalls. This afternoon we cross the Jardine River, followed by a short visit to Bamaga Aboriginal and Islander settlement. Accommodation at Punsand Bay overlooking the Torres Strait. 3 nights’ accommodation with ensuite facilities.
Today’s highlight is a ferry transfer through the island dotted Straits to explore historic Thursday Island and Horn Island. A conducted 2 island bus tour with lunch is included. Afternoon Ferry return to mainland.
An unforgettable day of achievement and interest. We stand at the very ‘Tip’ of our continent. Visit the ruins of the pioneer settlement Somerset, overlooking Albany passage with pristine beaches and rocky headlands.
The focus of all attention today is Seisia wharf, where the cargo ship from Cairns disgorge their cargo of fuel, building materials, indeed everything needed by the local communities. At 80 meters and over 3000 tonnes the Trinity Bay is the largest cargo ship servicing the Torres Strait Communities.
Total relaxation as you enjoy the company of the crew and new shipboard companions.
Your Oz Tours adventure ends on arrival at Trinity Wharf Cairns. Make your own way to your accommodation venue.
|Twin Share Cabin (Share Facilities)||$5,290.00 per person|
|Triple Share Cabin (Share Facilities)||$5,180.00 per person|
|Single Land Supp||$680.00|