8 Day Cape York Air / Overland – May Only Accommodated (A8A0)

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  • Flight Cairns-Horn Island
  • Horn Island (overnight)
  • Horn Island Tour
  • Thursday Island Tour
  • Torres Straits
  • Punsand Bay (2 nights)
  • Cape York “The Tip”
  • Moreton Telegraph Station (2 nights)
  • Fruit Bat Falls-Eliot River
  • Weipa Eco Boat Cruise
  • Musgrave Telegraph Station
  • Laura
  • Quinkan Cultural Centre
  • Historic Cooktown
  • The Bloomfield Track
  • Cape Tribulation

Itinerary

Itinerary

HORN ISLAND. Day 1

HORN ISLAND. - (LD)

Your tour begins with a morning flight to Horn Island. (Make your own way to Cairns domestic terminal) On arrival on Horn Island you will be met by a representative from the Gateway Torres Strait Resort. Lunch included, followed by a bus tour of the Island and Museum. Overnight accommodation with ensuite facilities.

THURSDAY ISLAND, PUNSAND BAY. Day 2

THURSDAY ISLAND, PUNSAND BAY. - (BD)

Morning transfer by ferry to Thursday Island for a conducted bus tour of this historic Island is included. Lunch is own cost today. Mid-afternoon transfer to Seisia wharf then transfer to Punsand Bay Bay Private Reserve. 2 nights’ accommodation with ensuite facilities.

CAPE YORK, SOMERSET. Day 3

CAPE YORK, SOMERSET. - (BLD)

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.

JARDINE RIVER, FRUIT BAT FALLS, MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION. Day 4

JARDINE RIVER, FRUIT BAT FALLS, MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION. - (BLD)

We cross the mighty Jardine River, through the wilderness of forests and heath to Fruit Bat Falls on the Eliot River for a cool dip in the rapids and waterfalls. Journey along parts of the old Telegraph Track while absorbing the unfamiliar landscape of eucalyptus scrub, heathlands, plains and exotic zamia forests. Overnight accommodation 2 nights. Cabin Tent, share facilities. Twin share fully screened tents with beds and linen. No power in tents.

WEIPA, MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION. Day 5

WEIPA, MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION. - (BD)

Maybe time for a guided nature walk along this lightly forested waterway before we cross the sandy Wenlock River. Travel south to Batavia Downs Station then detour west to the Gulf of Carpentaria through huge cattle runs and Aboriginal lands to the bauxite-mining town of Weipa. Lunch at own expense today. 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. Discover the waterways and diverse wildlife habitat including saltwater Crocodiles, numerous bird species and mining history.

COEN, MUSGRAVE TELEGRAPH STATION. Day 6

COEN, MUSGRAVE TELEGRAPH STATION. - (BLD)

Today we travel south via the rolling landscape of Piccaninny Plains, crossing the Archer River and passing through Oyala Thumotang National Park. We visit historic Coen for lunch then onto our overnight stay at Musgrave Telegraph Station, the last remaining telegraph station in Cape York.
Overnight accommodation with share facilities.

LAURA, QUINKAN CULTURAL CENTRE, COOKTOWN. Day 7

LAURA, QUINKAN CULTURAL CENTRE, COOKTOWN. - (BLD)

We travel to Laura and visit the Quinkan Cultural Centre.
The township of Laura originally developed as a proposed rail link from Cooktown to the goldfields of the Palmerville and Maytown areas. The goldfields attracted a huge influx of miners of European and Chinese descent. Travelling through the Laura River basin we pass cattle stations to arrive at the cropping district of Lakeland Downs. Banana and watermelon farms are the growth industry here, then on to historic Cooktown. An eventful afternoon sightseeing and viewing significant landmarks and sites so important to all Australians.
Overnight Cooktown with facilities.

CAPE TRIBULATION, CAIRNS. Day 8

CAPE TRIBULATION, CAIRNS. - (BL)

Crossing the Bloomfield River marks the start of our drive over the controversial “Bloomfield Track”. Jungle green heights descend to the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef, with tantalising glimpses of deserted beaches and fringing coral. Through the famous World Heritage Rainforest, across the Daintree River, then via the scenic road to Cairns.
Your adventure ends with a transfer to Oz Tours selected locations.

Dates / Rates

2019 Rates

May
Twin share$3,739.00 per person
Single$4,381.00 per person

Dates

  • 16 May, 2019

Map

Horn Island
Thursday Island
Cape York
Moreton Station
Weipa – Western Cape
Musgrave
Cooktown
Cairns