10 Day Cape York Sea / Overland – May Only Camping (C10SO)

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  • Tour Guide & Hostess Cook
  • 3 nights permanent camps
  • Cargo Ship Voyage
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Thursday Island
  • Horn Island
  • Loyalty Beach (2 nights)
  • Cape York “The Tip”
  • Fruit Bat Falls, Eliot River
  • Moreton Telegraph Station
  • Weipa Eco Boat Cruise
  • Musgrave Telegraph Station
  • Laura
  • Quinkan Cultural Centre
  • Historic Cooktown
  • Cape Tribulation

Itinerary

Itinerary

DEPART CAIRNS, MV TRINITY BAY. Day 1

DEPART CAIRNS, MV TRINITY BAY. - (D)

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.

GREAT BARRIER REEF MARINE PARK. Day 2

GREAT BARRIER REEF MARINE PARK. - (BLD)

Total relaxation as you enjoy the company of the crew and new shipboard companions.

THURSDAY ISLAND, HORN ISLAND. Day 3

THURSDAY ISLAND, HORN ISLAND. - (BLD)

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).

SEISIA, BAMAGA, LOYALTY BEACH. Day 4

SEISIA, BAMAGA, LOYALTY BEACH. - (BLD)

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.

CAPE YORK, SOMERSET. Day 5

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.

FRUIT BAT FALLS, MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION. Day 6

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 permanent camp on the Wenlock River at Moreton Telegraph Station with facilities.

WEIPA. Day 7

WEIPA. - (BD)

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.
Overnight Weipa Campground with facilities.

ARCHER RIVER, COEN, MUSGRAVE TELEGRAPH STATION. Day 8

ARCHER RIVER, COEN, MUSGRAVE TELEGRAPH STATION. - (BLD)

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.

LAURA, QUINKAN CULTURAL CENTRE, COOKTOWN. Day 9

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 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.

CAPE TRIBULATION, CAIRNS. Day 10

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

2018 Rates

May
Twin Share$3,950.00 per person
Triple Share$3,850.00 per person
Single Tent Supplement$95.00

Dates

  • 22 May, 2018

Map

Cairns
Great Barrier Reef
Thursday Island
Loyalty Beach
Cape York
Twin Falls
Weipa – Western Cape
Musgrave
Cooktown
Cairns