3 day Cape Tribulation Cooktown Wanderer

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    Cooktown is one of Australia’s most exciting new destinations and truly one of Australia’s great last frontiers between “outback” and modern Australia.

    Spend the night in the Daintree rainforest and then explore historical Cooktown. Breath taking views of North Queensland, one of Australias most scenic coastal drives Cape Tribulation Black Mountains Cooktown Rainforest and Outback of Far North Queensland Bloomfield 4wd only Track Daintree River cruise, Cape Tribulation Beach, 4WD Bloomfield Track, Daintree National Park, lunch at Aussie pub Lions Den Hotel, 1 night Cape Tribulation, 1 night Cooktown, Black Mountain, Grassy Hill Lookout, free time to explore

    Experience the very best of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park, the excitement of the 4WD-only Bloomfield Track and the unspoilt beauty and incredible cultural heritage of historic Cooktown on this fully guided and accommodated 3 day Tour.

    Our experienced driver-guide will share knowledge and history as you explore the ancient Daintree Rainforest and historic Cooktown.

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      Day 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation

      This morning we make our way north to the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Highlights include a 1-hour wildlife cruise on the Daintree River, BBQ lunch, and a guided rainforest walk at the Marrdja Boardwalk. We also visit the iconic Cape Tribulation Beach – named by Captain Cook in 1770. Heading north our driver will share fascinating stories & history as you travel along the famous 4WD-only Bloomfield Track before arriving at the iconic Lion’s Den Hotel for a cool refreshment (own expense). On arrival at Cooktown, relax before our welcome dinner.

      Meals Included : Lunch & Dinner
      Overnight: Accommodation in Sovereign Resort

      Day 2: Cape Tribulation

      A full day to explore this iconic Historic town including a guided foreshore walk, see reconciliation rocks – where the first act of reconciliation between Europeans and Aboriginals took place. Learn about the 48 days Captain Cook and his crew spent ashore, the role Cooktown played in the Palmer River Gold rush and the connection to country the area has, for the local Guugu Yimithirr Aboriginal people.
      This afternoon we visit the Heritage listed Cooktown Cemetery, bearing testimony to the diverse nationalities who came to Cooktown and the Palmer Goldfields. From there we explore James Cook Museum showcasing the fascinating history of this remarkable town. See original artifacts from the Endeavor including a cannon and anchor Today concludes with a visit Grassy Hill for amazing panoramic views of Cooktown, the Coral Sea & Endeavour River. [B]

      Meals Included : Breakfast
      Overnight: Accommodation at the Sovereign Resort

      Day 3: Cooktown to Cairns

      Free time this morning to do some exploring for yourself. There are many historic buildings and places of interest. Lunch is included today before we explore the Cooktown Botanic Gardens on a guided walk – see living plant specimens collected by Dr Daniel Solander and Joseph Banks. Established in 1878, the Cooktown Botanic Gardens are one of Queensland’s oldest regional Botanic gardens. Natures Powerhouse houses the Vera Scarth-Johnson gallery, a collection of original botanical illustrations of flora from the region.
      We depart Cooktown via the Mulligan Highway. Stops are made enroute at Black Mountain, Byerstown Lookout and the Palmer River Roadhouse. Marvel at the beauty of the outback savannah country with its vast eucalypt forests and termite mounds.

      Meals Included : Breakfast & Lunch

      What To Bring
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      • Tour Cooktown Cooktown Cemetery and the historical Botanic Gardens
      • James Cook Museum
      • Nature’s Powerhouse: Café, Art Gallery & Visitor Information Centre
      • Black Mountain and Byerstown Lookouts and Roadhouse

      Essential things to pack

      • Comfortable clothes & shoes
      • Hat & Sunscreen
      • Bottle of water
      • 1 Small Overnight bag

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