Your journey starts from Cairns Wharf. Check with our office for Wharf numbers and times. (Make your own way to the Wharf) At 80 metres and over 3000 tonnes the Trinity Bay is the largest cargo vessel ship servicing the Torres Strait communities.
Total relaxation as you enjoy the company of the crew and new shipboard companions.
The focus of all attention today is the wharves on Thursday and Horn Island as the MV Trinity Bay disgorges its cargo of fuel, building materials, indeed everything needed by these remote island communities. Explore legendary Thursday Island and Horn Island (at own cost).
Our final shipboard day ends at Seisia wharf, the sea port for Cape York’s five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. A short stop at Seisia Islander Settlement, then to Loyalty Beach overlooking the Torres Strait, our permanent base camp for two nights with facilities.
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.
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. Two nights permanent camp on the Wenlock River at Moreton Telegraph Station with facilities.
Travel south to Batavia Downs Station then west to the Gulf of Carpentaria through huge cattle runs and Aboriginal lands to the bauxite mining town of Weipa. Lunch own cost. Today we have an eco boat cruise included. Discover the waterways and diverse wildlife habitat including saltwater crocodiles, numerous bird species and mining history.
We cross the rolling Piccaninny Plains before a pause at Archer River. We visit historic Coen before heading to Musgrave Telegraph Station, the last remaining telegraph station in Cape York. Overnight at Musgrave Campground with facilities.
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 gold fields 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.
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.
|Twin Share||$4,069.00 per person|
|Triple Share||$3,966.00 per person|
|Single Tent Supplement||$98.00|