16 Day Cape York All Overland Accommodated/Camping (C16O)

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  • Tour Guide & Hostess Cook
  • Permanent camps (5 nights)
  • Accommodation with Air Conditioning (3 nights)
  • World Heritage Daintree National Park
  • Historic Cooktown
  • Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park
  • Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range) National Park (2 nights)
  • Batavia Goldfields
  • Weipa Eco Boat Cruise
  • Moreton Telegraph Station (2 nights)
  • Twin Falls, Jardine River National Park
  • Horn Island & Thursday Island Tour
  • Loyalty Beach (3 nights )
  • Cape York – The ‘Tip’
  • Historic Somerset
  • Punsand Bay (2 nights)
  • Musgrave Telegraph Station
  • Split Rock Art Gallery

Itinerary

Itinerary

CAIRNS, CAPE TRIBULATION, COOKTOWN Day 1

CAIRNS, CAPE TRIBULATION, COOKTOWN - (LD)

Early morning pick up from selected Oz Tours selected locations only, as we travel via the pristine Daintree Rainforests and over the soaring verdant heights of the Bloomfield Track to historic Cooktown. A step back in time as we explore this historic port. Overnight Cooktown Caravan Park with facilities.

BATTLE CAMP, RINYIRRU (LAKEFIELD) NATIONAL PARK Day 2

BATTLE CAMP, RINYIRRU (LAKEFIELD) NATIONAL PARK - (BD)

A morning of sightseeing and visiting significant landmarks and sites of Cooktown. After lunch (own cost) we continue our journey along Battle Camp Road, via Old Laura Homestead, onto the massive wildlife haven of Rinyirru National Park. Overnight Rinyirru National Park.

MUSGRAVE TELEGRAPH STATION, COEN, ARCHER RIVER Day 3

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

Historic interludes as we visit the last remaining Telegraph Station Musgrave, and the once vibrant gold rush town of Coen, before reaching our overnight stop at the Archer River Roadhouse Campground with facilities.

KUTINI – PAYAMU (IRON RANGE) NATIONAL PARK, WW2 SITE Day 4

KUTINI – PAYAMU (IRON RANGE) NATIONAL PARK, WW2 SITE - (BLD)

We cross the Wenlock and Pascoe Rivers before entering Kutini – Payamu National Park. This features the largest area of tropical lowland rainforest remaining in Australia. Rare fauna and flora include Cuscus, Palm Cockatoos, Eclectus Parrots, Green Pythons, palms and orchids. Overnight camp in Kutini – Payamu National Park 2 nights.

PORTLAND ROADS, CHILLI BEACH Day 5

PORTLAND ROADS, CHILLI BEACH - (BLD)

There is impressive coastal and mountain range scenery. Portland Roads, a former sea port, now affords the locals a relaxed lifestyle in an idyllic tropical setting. Visit Chilli Beach overlooking Restoration Island, Bligh’s first landing site in 1792. We explore the area around the airfield, where there were major military installations and visit the renowned Lockhart River Art Centre.

BATAVIA GOLDFIELDS, WEIPA Day 6

BATAVIA GOLDFIELDS, WEIPA - (BLD)

Travel west to visit the old Batavia (Wenlock) Goldfields, an abandoned mining town. Then travel North by West across Piccaninny Plains and boundless savannah to Weipa, on the Gulf of Carpentaria. A veritable “Oasis in the wilderness” and providing further contrast to your experience of this last frontier. Overnight Weipa Camp Ground with facilities.

WENLOCK RIVER, MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION Day 7

WENLOCK RIVER, MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION - (BD)

This morning we have an cco boat cruise (included). Discover the waterways and diverse wildlife habitat, including saltwater Crocodiles, numerous bird species and mining history. After lunch (own cost) we pass through huge cattle runs to arrive at the fast flowing Wenlock River. Overnight accommodation 2 nights. Cabin Tent share facilities. Twin share fully screened tents with beds and linen. No power in tents.

MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION, TWIN FALLS Day 8

MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION, TWIN FALLS - (BLD)

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 destination the picturesque Twin Falls on the Eliot River (subject to road/river conditions). Time to swim and explore or photograph the enchanting rock pools, and waterfalls.

JARDINE RIVER, CAPE YORK Day 9

JARDINE RIVER, CAPE YORK - (BLD)

We continue negotiating bush tracks and the northern bypass road to reach the swift flowing Jardine River. A short stop at Bamaga Aboriginal and Islander settlement, before proceeding to our northern base camp overlooking the scattered islands of the Torres Strait. Camp Loyalty Beach Campground with facilities for 3 nights.

LOYALTY BEACH, MUTEE HEAD Day 10

LOYALTY BEACH, MUTEE HEAD - (BLD)

After breakfast we head off for a day of sightseeing. Mutee Head renowned for World War II 52 Radar Station moved from NSW to Townsville and finally to Mutee Head.

THURSDAY ISLAND, HORN ISLAND Day 11

THURSDAY ISLAND, HORN ISLAND - (BLD)

Today’s highlight is a ferry transfer through the island dotted Straits to explore historic Thursday Island. A conducted bus tour of Thursday Island and Horn Island with lunch is included. Afternoon ferry return to mainland.

CAPE YORK, SOMERSET, PUNSAND BAY Day 12

CAPE YORK, SOMERSET, PUNSAND BAY - (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. Overnight Punsand Bay. 2 nights air conditioned Cabins with ensuite facilities.

PUNSAND BAY Day 13

PUNSAND BAY - (BLD)

A day free to explore the wonders of Punsand Bay. Perhaps a fishing trip, a helicopter flight, or catch up on laundry.

JARDINE RIVER, FRUITBAT FALLS, MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION Day 14

JARDINE RIVER, FRUITBAT FALLS, MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION - (BLD)

Anticipation and excitement as we commence our overland trek. Retracing the paths of our earliest overlanders, we cross the Jardine River to Fruit Bat Falls, a natural icon of Jardine River National Park. Enjoy a refreshing swim and lunch before we continue to Moreton Telegraph Station, on the banks of the Wenlock River. Overnight accommodation. Cabin Tent share facilities. Twin share fully screened tents with beds and linen. No power in tents.

COEN, MUSGRAVE TELEGRAPH STATION Day 15

COEN, MUSGRAVE TELEGRAPH STATION - (BLD)

Today we travel south following the route of the Overland Telegraph Line, 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 Air Conditioned rooms.

LAURA, CAIRNS Day 16

LAURA, CAIRNS - (BL)

Off to Laura for a visit of the Cultural Centre and Split Rock Art Gallery where we join an informative tour with a local guide, images of Quinkan spirits, totem animals and people adorn the rock shelter, this area ranks alongside the Kimberley and the Arnhem Land escarpment as Australia’s most important rock art regions. Via Lakeland to Mareeba, onto Cairns. Your Adventure ends with a transfer to Oz Tours selected locations.

Dates / Rates

2019 Rates

Twin Share$4,195.00 per person
Single Travellers$4,673.00

Dates

  • 4 October, 2019

Map

Cairns
Cooktown
Musgrave
Chilli Beach
Chilli Beach
Weipa – Western Cape
Moreton Station
Twin Falls
Bamaga
Loyalty Beach
Thursday Island
Cape York
Punsand Bay
Moreton Station
Musgrave
Cairns