You will then travel around Cooktown in a purpose built 4WD comfortable vehicle with a small group of other adventurers on this stunning tour discovering Cooktown at its best. Sit back and be impressed at the scenery and history of your journey as you explore this part of Australia.
Make your own way to Hinterland Aviation [7 Tom McDonald Drive, Cairns] for your flight to Cooktown.
Enjoy a scenic flight over the same waters that Captain Cook sailed through in 1770.
Marvel at the views of the Coral Sea, catch glimpses of the Great Barrier Reef, rugged coastline, World Heritage rainforest and mountains.
Our driver/guide will meet you at Cooktown’s airport then our first stop is Grassy Hill.
Enjoy the beautiful views of Cooktown and surrounds; it was from here Captain Cook surveyed his route through the Great Barrier Reef.
We then make our way to the quaint township of Cooktown for a guided walk of the Esplanade and its many points of interest including Reconciliation Rocks – where the first act of reconciliation between Aboriginal people and Europeans happened.
We then visit the James Cook Museum, see an original anchor and cannon from Cook’s HMB Endeavour amongst many other interesting exhibits.
After lunch, explore the Heritage Listed Cooktown Botanic Gardens on a guided walk - see living plant specimens collected by Daniel Solander and Joseph Banks in 1770.
Travelling the Mulligan Highway, we stop briefly at Black Mountain, Byerstown Range Lookout & the Palmer River Roadhouse.
The outback landscape is dotted with termite mounds and many different eucalypt species.
Keep an eye out for livestock that graze along the roadside before we return you to your accommodation.
May - November
12 to 14 hours (approx)
Souvenirs, drinks and snacks
I found the 1 day Cooktown 4WD Adventure was excellent, the driver and the knowledge he shared with the passengers made the day very enjoyable, l and the other passengers want to thank Simon for a job very well done.
This was a BRILLIANT tour! We covered a lot of ground & Brandon (Brendan?) our driver & guide provided lots of interesting information about the places we visited. Plenty of stops to stretch our legs & go to the loo - VERY important! The advantage of a smaller group tour than offered by bigger operators meant we were able to cover as much ground as possible.
Response From The Tour Specialists
Thanks Anne! The Tour Specialists are please to hear your visit to the World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest was enjoyable. We are lucky to have some really enthusiastic and experienced guides on many of our tours. The smaller groups are certainly the way to go as it offers the time and the opportunity to make the most of your day. We look forward to assisting you with your next holiday to Far North QLD.
Most enjoyable tour. Well organized. Tour guide Kathy is a fountain of knowledge
Response From The Tour Specialists
Dear Vilos, Thank you for your feedback. Great tour guide really makes a difference, we are glad you had a wonderful time in Cape Tribulation and Cooktown.
All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.
Operator's Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations within 48 hours prior to departure - 100% non-refundable.
Cancellations within 7 days of departure - 50% non-refundable.
The operator reserves the right to cancel any tour, change type of vehicle, alter the itinerary or arrange an alternate operator if necessary.
If the Bloomfield Track is closed or safety considerations arise, an alternative route via the Mulligan Highway will be taken. No refund will be given in these circumstances or in the event of any delay curtailment or alteration of a trip resulting from any cause including severe weather conditions or mechanical failure.
All tours are subject to weather conditions.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 203