Cooktown is a beautiful and historical town where Captain James Cook stayed for many days in the year 1770 so he could repair his damaged ship "Endeavour". This is a great tour for anyone interested in the fascinating history of this remarkable town.
The day starts with guests travelling on a purpose built air-conditioned 4WD along the Queensland coast from Cairns to Cape Tribulation. Along the way are amazing views of the ocean and the famous Daintree rainforest, considered one of the oldest rainforests in the world.
Not long after departing Cairns passengers have the chance to sit, relax in the rainforest and enjoy a tasty homemade scones with jam and cream and a fresh local Daintree Tea or coffee.
The journey continues through the Bloomfield Track, one of the most scenic short 4WD drives in Queensland. The tour becomes quite adventurous driving on dirt roads with lots of river crossings along the way. There is a quick visit at the Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre located on the banks of the Bloomfield River, where passengers can talk to one of the local indigenous artists.
The next stop is at the Lion’s Den Hotel for a delicious lunch. The hotel is one of Queensland’s landmark pubs, built in 1875 made of timber and iron. After lunch the next place to visit is the Black Mountain, a mountain with lots of mystery behind it. The area has a bad reputation as numerous people have disappeared without trace giving Black Mountain the nickname ‘mountain of death'.
At Cooktown the guide will take passengers to Grassy Hill where there is a beautiful view of the Endeavour River, Coral Sea and Cooktown. Have the camera ready for great photos. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon exploring this amazing historical town before checking in to your hotel.
Choice of accommodation:
The second day is free to explore the area, enjoy a relaxing day in this amazing town and then at the end of the afternoon the return to Cairns is by the inland road, the Mulligan Highway. There is a quick stop in the evening for those one who would like to have something else to eat (own expense) before arriving back in Cairns at around 8:30pm.
|07:00||Accommodation pick up in Cairns|
|Drive along the The Great Barrier Reef Drive to Cape Tribulation|
|Morning tea in the rainforest|
|The journey continues through the Bloomfield Track|
|Visit at the Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre|
|Lunch Time at the Lion’s Den Hotel|
|Visit the mysterious Black Mountain|
|Arrive at Cooktown and enjoy the amazing view at Grassy Hill|
|Time to explore Cooktown|
|Drop off at your accommodation in Cooktown|
|Free day to explore the area|
|Pick up from your Cooktown hotel at the end of the afternoon|
|Return to Cairns in by the Mulligan Highway|
|Break to have dinner (own expense)|
|20:30||Accommodation drop off in Cairns|
Level of fitness: Easy and short walks.
Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.
Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.
Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.
Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.