Cairns To Cooktown 4WD Tours
Cairns To Cooktown 4WD Tours
Is a four wheel drive tour to Cooktown on your bucket list? Tick it off by enjoying our fabulous, small group personalised full day 4WD tour in our purpose built air conditioned 4WD coach! From crossing the mighty Daintree River, to tackling the iconic Bloomfield Track, enjoying a coldie at historic pubs, to gazing in awe from Grassy Hill Lookout in Cooktown and asking yourself just how did Captain Cook manage to navigate through all those reefs? These are just a few of the many highlights that you’ll enjoy on our small group Cooktown day tour from Cairns!
Cairns To Cooktown 4WD Tours
Our 1 day Cairns To Cooktown 4WD tour is a fun, yet interesting & informative day that will leave you with memories that you’ll long remember. Come along and adventure north with us to see Cooktown with a local.
Our purpose built, comfortable, airconditioned 4WD coach will pick you up from your accommodation:
- Cairns accommodation at 6.30am
- Cairns Beaches at 7am
- Port Douglas accommodation at 8am
- Returning you at around 6pm to Port Douglas
- 7pm Cairns Beaches
- 7.30pm Cairns City.
Limited to just 15 passengers & representing great value, we recommend you book your Cairns to Cooktown tour in advance to secure the date that you want to travel.
Adventure north from Cairns to Port Douglas you’ll enjoy the stunning views of the Coral Sea before we cross the mighty Daintree River on vehicle ferry…..a highlight in itself.
We now travel through the lush, ancient Daintree Rainforest before having a break at Cape Tribulation where the rainforest meets the reef!
So now we’ll put the vehicle into 4WD & tackle the iconic Bloomfield Track. We’ll take on creek crossings, forested hill climbs and descents before we cross the Bloomfield River.
We’ll also enjoy a leg stretch at the Bloomfield River, the home of the famous Bloomfield River Cod, and take the time to breathe in the freshness of our beautiful rainforest surroundings.
We make our way into the outback Queensland pioneering town of Cooktown and head to the Grassy Hill Lookout which provides a wonderful view of Cooktown, the Endeavour River & the Coral Sea. We stop by at the Captian James Cook monument on the Cooktown waterfront to take in the amazing history of the region.
Ok, it’s our shout, we’re buying you lunch at the historic Cooktown Hotel, better known these days as The Top Pub.
We’ll then head to Australia’s best regional museum, The James Cook Museum before enjoying the waterfront esplanade on the Endeavour River which was named by Captain Cook himself after the successful repair of his ship which enabled him to continue on with his world voyage.
Heading home, we’ll go back the inland outback route stopping along the way at the mysterious Black Mountains and the historic Palmer River Goldfields.
All in all, a wonderful day full of wonderful memories that you can now tick off your bucket list!
The Daintree River: Continuing North & having enjoyed the stunning views of the Coral Sea, we cross this mighty Tropical Far North Queensland river via a vehicle ferry, many people regard this as a highlight in that you’ll get to see first hand the size and beauty of this awesome river.
Daintree Rainforest / Cape Tribulation: Having crossed the Daintree River, our journey now takes us through the ancient Daintree Rainforest, lush, green & stunning, before we enjoy a leg stretch and coffee at Cape Tribulation. Often referred to “where the rainforest meets the reef”.
The Bloomfield Track: The iconic 4WD Bloomfield Track is regarded by many as one of the “must do” 4WD journeys & accordingly is on many people’s bucket list. You’ll get to enjoy it in our air conditioned, purpose built 4WD coach!
The Bloomfield River: A pristine North Qld river system, located in the Wet Tropics of Far North Qld. It’s also home for the Bloomfield River Cod.
Grassy Hill Lookout: Arriving in Cooktown, you can’t help but be taken by the stunning beauty of this charming settlement. We’ll head straight to Grassy Hill Lookout where we’ll enjoy an amazing panorama of Cooktown, the Endeavour River & also the Coral Sea.
Captain James Cook Monument: This is an historically significant site as it commemorates Cook’s landing site on the Endeavour River. Cooktown is the only place in Australia, aside from Botany Bay, where Cook’s crew came ashore for any length of time.
The Top Pub: It’s lunchtime & we’re paying, we’re off to another original North Queensland Hotel, The Cooktown Hotel, better known these as The Top Pub.
The James Cook Museum: Regarded by many as the best regional museum in Australia is our next stop & we’re paying your admission. You won’t want to miss this!
The Cooktown Waterfront Esplanade: Cooktown’s waterfront’s centrepiece is clearly the Endeavour River. Named by Captain James Cook, the Endeavour River salvaged his entire voyage and in fact, was the only river he named during his voyage up Australia’s East Coast.
Black Mountains: Having left Cooktown, on our return journey via the inland, outback route we’ll stop at the mysterious Black Mountains. Formed as a result of an enormous volcanic explosion some 200m years ago, it is quite extraordinary, Having said that, legends & stories abound, you decide!
Palmer River Goldfields: It dosen’t take a great deal of imagination to understand the harsh realities faced by the early pioneers and miners back in the day. A stunning landscape contrast to the coastal rainforests we travelled through earlier. We’ll stop for a number of classic photo opportunities.
See more of our adventure north tours to Cooktown and Cape York
Please note this tour is weather dependent
Included in Price
Courtesy return transfers from your accommodation
Air Conditioned Vehicle
Lunch at Cooktown Hotel better know as The Top Pub
Cold bottled water throughout the day
Admission to Australia's best regional museum, Cooktown's James Cook Museum
For Bookings Call Now!
1300 761 612
12 hours (approx.)
Cairns 6:30 am returns 7:00pm
Cairns Beaches 7:00am returns 6:30pm
Port Douglas 8:00am returns 5:30pm
Days of Operation
Monday, Wednesday & Friday
- Cairns Beaches
- Port Douglas
- Palm Cove
What To Bring
Hat, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes, phone/camera for pics, cash/credit card for purchases you may wish to make along the way
Fitness Level RequiredLow
Child rate applies to children 4 to 14
Full refunds apply for cancellations made more than 24 hours from departure.
No shows will be subject to 100% cancellation fee.
This tour is weather dependent
Cooktown, Cape Tribulation, Bloomfield Track
Great day tour to Cooktown with many highlights. I loved the Grassy Hill Lookout, the 4wd Bloomfield Track and the Daintree Rainforest
07 September 2019
We did this tour on 2 Sept and it was just fantastic our driver Dale was just tops and told us soooo much history about all the areas we went to and was just so caring and courteous to my elderly neighbour I had with me .We had a very full day but it was just beautiful in every aspect we left out unit at 6.20 am and got home at 7 pm just so pleased that we did the tour and we meet some very nice people also doing the tour .we would highly recommend this tour to all age groups as Dale has also got a small steep to make it so much easier to get into the bus.
Cairns To Cooktown 4WD Tours Guest Review
Response from The Tour Specialists
Therese thank you so much for writing a review of this tour, our readers will appreciate your feedback about this one day Cooktown tour from Cairns. We are all very passionate about ensuring all of our guests are given the right advice and the right tour to suit their needs, capabilities and interests.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Cairns soon.
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