8 Day Cape York Overland / Air – May Only Camping (C8OA)

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  • Tour Guide & Hostess Cook
  • 4 nights permanent camps
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Historic Cooktown
  • Laura
  • Quinkan Cultural Centre
  • Musgrave Telegraph Station
  • Weipa Eco Boat Cruise
  • Moreton Telegraph Station
  • Fruit Bat Falls, Eliot River
  • Cape York “The Tip”
  • Loyalty Beach
  • Thursday Island Tour
  • Horn Island Tour
  • Flight Bamaga to Cairns

Itinerary

Itinerary

CAIRNS, CAPE TRIBULATION, COOKTOWN. Day 1

CAIRNS, CAPE TRIBULATION, COOKTOWN. - (LD)

Early morning pick up from Oz Tours selected locations as we travel via the beautiful coastal road until we cross the Daintree River and enter the majestic expanse of the World Heritage Cape Tribulation Rainforest. Over the Bloomfield track to historic Cooktown. Perhaps a chance to shop for souvenirs in original colonial era shops.
Overnight Cooktown with facilities.

COOKTOWN, LAURA, MUSGRAVE TELEGRAPH STATION. Day 2

COOKTOWN, LAURA, MUSGRAVE TELEGRAPH STATION. - (BLD)

Assured of a unique place in the rich fabric of Australian history, Cooktown provides a visit of interest and excitement. Visit Cook’s landing place, Grassy Hill Lookout and the century old cemetery. We travel to Laura and visit the Quinkan Cultural Centre. Experience living outback history as we approach Musgrave Telegraph Station, the last remaining telegraph station in Cape York. Overnight with facilities.

COEN, ARCHER RIVER, MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION Day 3

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

A historic interlude as we visit the once vibrant gold rush town of Coen. Passing through Oyala Thumotang National Park, before a rest stop at the Archer River. Across Piccaninny Plains to arrive at Moreton Telegraph Station, a former telegraph station that carried the morse code signal linking Brisbane to Thursday Island. Two night permanent camp on the Wenlock River at Moreton Telegraph Station with facilities.

WENLOCK RIVER, MORETON  TELEGRAPH STATION. Day 4

WENLOCK RIVER, MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION. - (BD)

Through huge cattle runs, travel west to arrive at the bauxite-mining town of Weipa on the Gulf of Carpentaria. Lunch at own cost 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.

FRUIT BAT FALLS, JARDINE RIVER, BAMAGA, LOYALTY BEACH. Day 5

FRUIT BAT FALLS, JARDINE RIVER, BAMAGA, LOYALTY BEACH. - (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 lunch destination the picturesque Fruit Bat Falls on the Eliot River. Time to swim and explore or photograph the enchanting rock pools, and waterfalls. This afternoon we cross the Jardine River, followed by a short visit to Bamaga Aboriginal and Islander settlement then to Loyalty Beach overlooking the Torres Strait, our permanent base camp for 3 nights with facilities.

THURSDAY ISLAND, HORN ISLAND. Day 6

THURSDAY ISLAND, HORN ISLAND. - (BLD)

Today’s highlight is a ferry transfer through the island dotted Straits to explore historic Thursday Island and Horn Island. A conducted 2 island bus tour with lunch is included. Afternoon ferry return to mainland.

CAPE YORK, SOMERSET. Day 7

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.

CAIRNS. Day 8

CAIRNS. - (BL)

Morning at leisure, before your transfer to Bamaga Airport after lunch for your flight back to Cairns. Your Oz Tours adventure ends on arrival at Cairns Airport. Make your own way to your accommodation venue.

Dates / Rates

2019 Rates

May
Twin share$2,848.00 per person
Single Tent Supplement$98.00

Dates

  • 17 May, 2019

Map

Cairns
Cooktown
Weipa – Western Cape
Moreton Station
Twin Falls
Thursday Island
Cape York
Cairns