All about the 2 Day Cooktown Explorer

Cooktown is one of Australia’s most exciting new destinations and truly one of Australia’s great last frontiers between “outback” and modern Australia.
On this 2 day tour, you will spend the night in historical Cooktown. We take lunch at Black Mountain, Grassy Hill Lookout.
Over two days, you will travel through some of Australia’s most pristine landscapes of the Daintree Rainforest and Outback Savannah Country.

The town of Cooktown provides something for everyone including exquisite botanic gardens, heritage listed buildings and museums, beaches, waterfalls, Aboriginal Rock Art tours, horse riding trails, cycling trails, magnificent bushwalking trails, great bird watching and various fishing opportunities....so much more, A truly unique travel destination!

Journey along One of Australia’s most scenic coastal routes, World Heritage Listed National Park, 4WD Bloomfield Track, Mysterious Black Mountains.

Adventure into our far north!

2 Day Cooktown Explorer
Tour itinerary - 2 Days

  • Day 1 Cairns to Cooktown
    Our journey begins by making our way north through the World Heritage listed
    Daintree Rainforest. Cross the Daintree River & marvel at the magic of the world’s
    oldest rainforest. Enjoy a tasty morning tea on the renowned Cape Tribulation Beach.
    Your guide will share fascinating stories & history as you travel along the famous 4WDonly
    Bloomfield Track before our stop at the iconic Lions Den Hotel.
    Once we arrive in Cooktown, visit Grassy Hill for amazing panoramic views of
    Cooktown, the Coral Sea & Endeavour River. Learn fascinating history on the
    driver/guided town tour before we take you to your accommodation for the evening
    [Dinner at own expense]. [L]

    Overnight: 1 night accommodation in Cooktown
  • Day 2 Cooktown to Cairns
    Today we explore Cooktown, our first stop is the Heritage listed Cooktown Cemetery
    which bears testimony to the diverse nationalities who came to Cooktown and the
    Palmer Goldfields in the late 19th century. Visit the James Cook Museum for a guided
    tour and see an original anchor and cannon from Cook’s HMB Endeavour amongst
    many of the interesting exhibits.

    Next visit the Cooktown Botanic Gardens and enjoy a driver/guided walk viewing
    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.

    Travelling the Mulligan Highway, we briefly stop at Black Mountain, Byerstown Range
    lookout and 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. [L]
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Real Aussie Says:
Gain fascinating insight into aboriginal history and culture during this tour. All transport, meals, and accommodation included on this 2 day family friendly tour of far north Queensland.

2 Day Cooktown Explorer Price information AUD per person

Price

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Tour code: CKED
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  $549
Standard Motel Twin
  $469
Standard Motel Twin Child 4-14 Yrs
  $659
Standard Motel Single.
  $2036
Family Rate 2 Ad / 2 Ch (4-14 yrs)
  $562
Standard Motel Twin. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
  $671
Standard Motel Single. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
  $2086
Family rate 2 Adults/ 2 Children. For travel from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Departure information

Starts

Departs From: Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas

Monday and Thursdays (May to November only)

 
Ends
Cairns


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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour

Children aged 3 and younger are not allowed.
You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain. If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.
At least 4 people are required for this activity to take place. Maximum group size is 16 people.
Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located Cairns and Port Douglas hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.
Pick-up begins at 6:30 AM in Cairns and 8 AM in Port Douglas. You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.
Please be ready and waiting in the lobby of your hotel 15–30 minutes prior to the booked start time.

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