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All about the 1 Day Scenic Cooktown and Outback Tour

Enjoy a stunning coastal scenic flight from Cairns to Cooktown; catching glimpses of the Coral Sea, World Heritage Rainforest and rugged coastline.

Arrive and explore historic Cooktown with comprehensive commentary from our driver guide as you visit the town’s iconic locations.

Drive through Daintree National Park, Cape Tribulation onto Bloomfield 4wd Track and into Cooktown.

This is one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives, spectacular scenery World Heritage listed Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation. Visit historic Cooktown outback of Far North Queensland 4WD only Bloomfield Track, Mysterious Black Mountains, and local History.

1 Day Scenic Cooktown and Outback Tour
Tour itinerary - 1 Days

  • Day 1 Cairns to Cooktown Return
    Cairns passengers make their own way to Hinterland Aviation [7 Tom McDonald Drive]. Northern Beaches and Port Douglas passengers receive a transfer from their accommodation.

    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.

    Cooktown: Our driver/guide will meet you at Cooktown’s airport then our first stop is Grassy Hill. 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, before some free time.

    The Heritage listed Cooktown Cemetery is next, then visit the James Cook Museum for a guided tour and see an original anchor and cannon from Cook’s HMB Endeavour amongst many other interesting exhibits. Established in 1878, the Cooktown Botanic Gardens are one of Queensland’s oldest regional botanic gardens. A driver/guided walk shows many of the same plants collected by botanists, Sir Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander, as well as plants traditionally used by the local Aboriginal people. Relax at Nature’s Powerhouse café, art gallery and Visitor Information Centre.

    Outback: 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.
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Not many of our visitors to Australia have heard of Cooktown, this hidden gem is off the beaten track, see the real tropical Australia! A full day out to explore this charming historical town in the jungle.

1 Day Scenic Cooktown and Outback Tour Price information AUD per person

Price

Description

Tour code: SCO
  $530
Adult
  $480
Child
  $2020
Family Rate 2 Ad / 2 Ch (4-14 Yrs)

Departure information

Starts

Tuesday and Fridays (May to November Only)

 

Ends
Cairns


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

All Ages (Children 4+) Children under 7 years of age not recommended (this is for the distance of tour)
Low level of fitness required

Subject to weather and road conditions, alternative routes may be taken

Pick ups available at extra cost. Northern Beaches: $26, Port Douglas: $47. 

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