CAPE YORK ADVENTURE

CAPE YORK ADVENTURE

$6495 per person

DEPARTS 06 Jul & 02 Aug 2021….. Travel to the tip of Cape York! This small group tour begins in Cairns and travels north through Cooktown, Laura, & Weipa before arriving at Bamaga for a two night stay. Here we will travel to the northernmost point of our continent the tip of Australia. You will also visit Thursday Island before boarding the ferry to Horn Island then flying to Port Douglas for a relaxing three day stay including a UNESCO listed Cape Tribulation day trip before returning to Cairns where the tour concludes.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
* Cairns
* Kuranda Scenic Railway
* Black Mountain
* Historic Cooktown 2 nights with sightseeing
* Weipa including guided eco cruise
* Jardine River Crossing
* Fruit Bat Falls
* Travel to the northernmost Tip of Australia!
* Ferry transfers and guided tour of Thursday Island
* Cape Tribulation day tour
* Port Douglas 3 nights


Tour Cost Includes:
• Air conditioned, restroom equipped vehicle travel with experienced crew.
• Flight from Horn Island to Cairns.
• Twin share accommodation with ensuite facilities.
• Meals as per itinerary: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch (bush style, salad rolls etc), D = Dinner.
• All entry fees to sightseeing activities as listed in the itinerary.

Tour cost does not include:
• Travel insurance – for a quote or to purchase a policy please advise Vagabond Travel.
• Return airfares to Cairns (Vagabond Travel can assist if required, please advise).
• Items of personal nature eg laundry/phone and any optional extras/tours listed in the itinerary.
• Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks and meals not indicated in the itinerary.


+ $1400 / single supplement

  • Destination
  • Departure
    CAIRNS/CAIRNS
  • Departure Time
    12.00+/-
  • Return Time
    After breakfast
  • Dress Code
    Neat Casual
  • Included
    Accommodation
    All Transport
    Entry Fees
    Group Equipment
    Inclusions as per Itinerary
    Most meals
    Professional Guide
  • Not Included
    Airfare/taxes
    Alcohol & soft drinks
    Arrival Transfer
    Bottled water
    Departure Transfer
    Items of a personal nature ie Laundry/telephone
    Optional excursions
    Permits
    Taxes
    Tips
    Travel Insurance
    Visas
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DAY 1: Tue 06 Jul HOME PORT – FLY TO CAIRNS (-)
Welcome to our Cape York Adventure! Depart your home port and fly to Cairns (flights own expense). On arrival meet your Platinum Journeys crew and enjoy a brief orientation tour of the city. Enjoy time to purchase dinner at leisure with plenty of options available such as the Cairns Night Markets and Esplanade Precinct. Overnight: Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort
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DAY 2: Wed 07 Jul CAIRNS – COOKTOWN (BD)
This morning board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for an amazing train journey with stunning views. Pass massive Barron Falls, Stoney Creek and cross steep ravines to the unique rainforest village of Kuranda where we have time to explore the pretty village before continuing our travels via the Tablelands. Stop at mysterious Black Mountain which is an eerie sight standing in stark contrast to the brush and eucalyptus trees around it. From a distance, the mountain looks like a solid monolith of black but on closer inspection it is a jumble of enormous granite boulders. Later on arrive in the charming historical township of Cooktown to relax and unpack before dinner. Overnight: The Sovereign Resort Hotel, Cooktown
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DAY 3: Thu 08 Jul COOKTOWN (BD)
Cooktown is one of Australia’s hidden gems - this beautiful unspoilt coastal town is one of Australia’s most historically significant townships. It is where Captain Cook settled in 1770 when his ship, the Endeavour, was beached. Cooktown is the first place of reconciliation between the Europeans and the Guugu Yimithirr people, it was a significant town during the gold rush era and became a base during WWII. With a local expert, step back in time to enjoy the heritage buildings and monuments around town paying homage to an era of great hardship and triumph. During our town tour we’ll also stop at Grassy Lookout for stunning views of the town as well as visiting the James Cook Museum, located in a beautiful nineteenth-century building. Enjoy morning tea in the local Botanic Gardens before free time at leisure in town. After lunch travel to the famous Lions Den Hotel for an afternoon beverage. Overnight: As Above
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DAY 4: Fri 09 Jul COOKTOWN – MUSGRAVE (BLD)
Today head into the outback as we travel the legendary Battle Camp Road to beautiful Isabella Falls and Old Laura Homestead for a chance to stretch the legs. Mid-morning travel through Lakefield National Park, which has a rich and diverse landscape from woodlands to wetlands - one of the highlights being Red Lily Lagoon, where dazzling vibrant pink petals and thick yellow stamens will take your breath away. Our overnight accommodation is at Musgrave Roadhouse where we are in for a treat with good old-fashioned country hospitality from one of the only remaining overland telegraph stations in the peninsula. Overnight: Musgrave Roadhouse
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DAY 5: Sat 10 Jul MUSGRAVE – WEIPA (BLD)
Continue north this morning, stopping off at the historic mining town of Coen. Wander the Coen Heritage House with its local information and displays or enjoy a drink at the Exchange Hotel. Afterwards travel to Archer River before arriving in the bauxite-mining town of Weipa where we will enjoy a spectacular sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria from our accommodation. Overnight: Albatross Bay Resort & Weipa Motel Resort
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DAY 6: Sun 11 Jul WEIPA – BRAMWELL STATION (BLD)
Sit back, relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings of Embley River onboard a Western Cape Eco Tours cruise to discover the unique waterways, diverse wildlife and maybe a crocodile or two. Mid-morning continue to Moreton Telegraph Station before arriving at Bramwell Station for our overnight accommodation and to enjoy a home cooked buffet dinner and singalongs with a musician and fellow travellers. Overnight: Bramwell Station
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DAY 7: Mon 12 Jul BRAMWELL STATION – BAMAGA (BLD)
We farewell our wonderful hosts at Bramwell and travel to Fruit Bat Falls with time to relax, swim, and enjoy the remarkable waterfall and pristine wetlands of the Jardine River. After lunch continue north and cross the Jardine River by ferry then travel to the DC3 Aircraft Crash site memorial, which commemorates those who lost their lives in the 1945 crash. Afterwards travel to Bamaga and settle into our accommodation for the next two nights. Overnight: Cape York Peninsula Lodge
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DAY 8: Tue 13 Jul TRAVEL TO THE TIP OF CAPE YORK (BLD)
An early departure this morning as we travel to northernmost point of mainland Australia, also known as ‘The Tip’. Enjoy a scenic drive through rainforest to Pajinka where we then complete the rest of the journey by foot. Stroll along beautiful Frangipani Beach and over rocky headland before celebrating your arrival at The Tip with your fellow adventurers. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. Overnight: As Above
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DAY 9: Wed 14 Jul THURSDAY ISLAND – CAIRNS – PORT DOUGLAS (BD)
Uncover the colourful paradise of Thursday Island as we travel by ferry into the Torres Strait. It is one of 274 islands which lie between Queensland and Papua New Guinea making up the Torres Strait. The island has a unique indigenous culture and World War II history which we will discover on our coach tour with a local guide. After time for lunch in town board the ferry to Horn Island where we are transferred to the airport for our picturesque flight to Cairns. The coach will be waiting on arrival as we head to Port Douglas for the next three nights. Overnight: Oaks Resort Port Douglas
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DAY 10: Thu 15 Jul PORT DOUGLAS (B)
Today discover Port Douglas at leisure with a free day. You might like to book an optional tour to the Great Barrier Reef, visit Four Mile Beach or spend the day in town. Alternatively some may like to lay around the pool and relax – the choice is yours. This afternoon meet up to share stories from our day with a sunset cruise. Overnight: As Above
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DAY 11: Fri 16 Jul CAPE TRIBULATION DAY TOUR (BD)
Step from one UNESCO site to another at Cape Tribulation where the ancient Daintree Rainforest and stunning Great Barrier Reef meet. Stop at the historical Daintree Village on the banks of the Daintree River before arriving in Cape Tribulation. Enjoy time spent walking along the spectacular coastline and stroll the scenic boardwalk surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. Overnight: As Above
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DAY 12: Sat 17 Jul/ PORT DOUGLAS – FLY HOME (B)
After breakfast transfer to Cairns Airport for our flight home, so ending a truly wonderful holiday to the Tip of Australia.
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Note: THIS TOUR ALSO IS SCHEDULED TO DEPART 02 AUG 2021
Alterations to the itinerary may occur – a final confirmed itinerary will be provided with your travel documentation approximately 3 weeks prior to departure.
Note: THIS TOUR ALSO IS SCHEDULED TO DEPART 02 AUG 2021 please enquire for an itinerary. Tour : Based on a minimum of 14 passengers travelling * Non-refundable deposit required: $600.00 per person Balance required no later than: 06 Jul tour : 14 May 2021 or 02 Aug Tour : 11 Jun 2021 CANCELLATION: In the event of cancellation, levies will apply, please see booking conditions for details. This trip will be escorted by Platinum Journeys crew (a driver/guide & hostess) who have been working for many years in this role and are highly experienced in all aspects of group travel. MEALS: Breakfasts will be served daily at the accommodation. Included lunches will be picnic style, eg meat & salad rolls. The majority of included dinners will be served at the accommodation. ACCOMMODATION: Please note that due to the remoteness of some areas travelled accommodation standards may vary. We have endeavoured to stay at the best properties available in these areas.