8 Day Cape York Air / Overland Camping (C8AO)

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  • Tour Guide & Hostess Cook
  • 3 nights permanent camps
  • Flight Cairns-Horn Island
  • Horn Island (overnight)
  • Horn Island Tour
  • Thursday Island Tour
  • Loyalty Beach (2 nights)
  • Cape York “The Tip”
  • Fruit Bat Falls, Eliot River
  • Moreton Telegraph Station
  • Weipa Eco Boat Cruise
  • Musgrave Telegraph Station
  • Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park
  • Historic Cooktown
  • Cape Tribulation

Itinerary

Itinerary

CAIRNS, HORN ISLAND. Day 1

CAIRNS, HORN ISLAND. - (LD)

Your tour starts 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, LOYALTY BEACH. Day 2

THURSDAY ISLAND, LOYALTY BEACH. - (BD)

Morning ferry transfer to Thursday Island for a conducted bus tour of this historic Island. (Included). Lunch is at own cost today. Afternoon ferry transfer to Seisia Wharf then transfer to Loyalty Beach Campground overlooking the Torres Strait, our permanent base camp for 2 nights with 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.

FRUIT BAT FALLS, MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION. Day 4

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. Two night permanent camp on the Wenlock River at Moreton Telegraph Station.

WEIPA, MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION Day 5

WEIPA, MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION - (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 at 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.

ARCHER RIVER, COEN, MUSGRAVE TELEGRAPH STATION. Day 6

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 Musgrave Campground with facilities.

RINYIRRU (LAKEFIELD) NATIONAL PARK, COOKTOWN. Day 7

RINYIRRU (LAKEFIELD) NATIONAL PARK, COOKTOWN. - (BLD)

We head east towards Princess Charlotte Bay and enter the massive bird and animal sanctuary of Rinyirru National Park. The waterfowl teem in lily fringed billabongs and an opportunity to safely view crocodiles in their natural habitat. Travel over the legendary Battle Camp Range 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

June, July, August & September
Twin Share$3,142.00 per person
Single Tent Supplement$165.00
October
Twin Share$2,940.00 per person
Single Tent Supplement$165.00

Dates

  • 13 June, 2019
  • 4 July, 2019
  • 25 July, 2019
  • 15 August, 2019
  • 5 September, 2019
  • 26 September, 2019
  • 17 October, 2019

Map

Horn Island
Thursday Island
Cape York
Fruitbat Falls
Weipa – Western Cape
Musgrave
Rinyirru ( Lakefield) National Park
Cairns