The tip of Australia!
DAY 1 Monday 21st June 2021 MELBOURNE – CAIRNS (D)
All aboard! Today me make our way down to the Melbourne Airport for out flight up to Cairns. On arrival into Cairns you will be transferred to your overnight accommodation which is the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort. Settle in for the evening after a delicious dinner.
DAY 2 Tuesday 22nd June CAIRNS – COOKTOWN (D)
After a hearty breakfast, begin travelling north along the scenic Captain Cook Highway. Through the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef. Then making our way along the jungle shrouded Bloomfield Track (road conditions permitted), stopping off at the unique Lion’s Den Hotel, and the mysterious Black Mountain, arriving at the old gold port of Cooktown, where we visit Captain Cooks Landing, before settling in our accommodation with ensuite facilities.
DAY 3 Wednesday 23rd June COOKTOWN- LAKEFIELD NATIONAL PARK – MUSGRAVE (B, L, D)
Today we head west into the outback, visiting Split Rock, Aboriginal Rock Art. Then travel on to explore Lakefield National Park (road conditions permitted), a haven for the many birds and animals native to this area. Lagoons, billabongs, and wide river lakes are home to both fresh and saltwater crocodiles. The afternoon finds us arriving at our overnight accommodation at The Old Musgrave Telegraph Station- ensuite facilities.
DAY 4 Thursday 24th June MUSGRAVE-COEN -ARCHER RIVER -WEIPA (B, L, D)
This morning, we continue north stopping off at the historic frontier gold town of Coen and the picturesque Archer River, before making our way to the bauxite-mining town of Weipa. Enjoy the spectacular sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria. Accommodation with ensuite facilities.
DAY 5 Friday 25th June WEIPA – WENLOCK RIVER – BRAMWELL STATION (B,D)
This morning you have the option to join a Wildlife Eco River Cruise or a Bauxite Mine Tour (own expense). After lunch, we head for our overnight accommodation with ensuite facilities at a “true blue” Aussie cattle station, Bramwell Station.
DAY 6 Saturday 26th June BRAMWELL- FRUIT BAT FALLS- CAPE YORK (B, L, D)
After an early start, we head north travelling along part of the Old Telegraph Track to arrive at Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Relax, swim, and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall. The northwards across the Jardine River, to arrive at Cape York! We will be staying at Seisia. Seisia is ideally located for our next few days, being in walking distance from the Seisia Wharf, the departure point for the ferry to Thursday Island and a famous fishing spot. Our accommodation at Seisia Holiday Park are cottages with ensuite facilities.
DAY 7 Sunday 27th June CAPE YORK – SOMERESET (B, L, D)
An unforgettable day! Stand at the very top of mainland Australia. We then visit Somerset (road conditions permitted), once the home of the legendary Jardine family. We have lunch on palm fringed Anchorage Beach which overlooks the Albany Passage. A walk on the beach completes your day before returning to Seisia.
DAY 8 Monday 28th June CAPE YORK- THURSDAY ISLAND- CAIRNS (B, L, D)
This morning, cruise through island studded straits to explore our northern community, Thursday Island. Here you will be taken on an informative guided bus tour of the island and its picturesque Harbour, once home to the romantic pearl lugger fleet. Then board your plane at Horn Island for your flight back to Cairns. One arrived back into Cairns you will transferred to the Cairns Novotel Oasis resort for your two-night stay.
Day 9 Friday 21st August CAIRNS (B, D)
After breakfast this morning, today is a free day to explore Cairns you may like us to pre arrange something for you like a scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef, etc. The Novotel is centrally located in the town which makes it great for going off and exploring.
Day 10 Saturday 22nd August CAIRNS – MELBOURNE (B)
Today our adventure comes to an end. Transfer to the Cairns airport for your flight back to Melbourne. On arrival into Melbourne you will be met by a Cardwell representative that will take you back to your original locations.