Cape York - 10 Day Drive / Fly Camping
Prices from $3,290 AUD

 

This 10 day Drive / Fly camping tour includes tours of Horn and Thursday Islands. This tour visits all the highlights of the Cape York Wilderness area.

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Features

  • Most Meals
  • Overland/Air
  • Thursday island
  • Fruitbat Falls
  • & much more

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From 1/04/2019 to 31/03/2020 twin sharesingle
10 Day DRIVE/FLY Camping
- June, July, August, Sep
includes flight (Cairns/Horn Isl), meals as stated and camping $3,290.00$3,388.00
10 Day DRIVE/FLY Camping
- Oct
includes flight (Cairns/Horn Isl), meals as stated and camping $3,085.00$3,183.00
PLEASE NOTE: A 15% + $350 deposit is required on booking for this tour.

Cape York

For thousands of years, Cape York has defied the onslaught of civilisation. Until a little over 100 years ago, only Indigenous Australians enjoyed this unique paradise. History records the Europeans first touched our shores here almost four centuries ago but ironically this is still Australia’s last pioneering frontier, the last of our continent to be explored, settled or developed.
The quest to conquer has always attracted man to the least accessible of the Earth’s surfaces, the highest mountain, the wildest desert, or the most remote.
In Australia, the greatest achievement is, without question, to reach the northernmost Tip, Cape York. Even now, it still remains a sparsely populated area that is accessible during the dry season months from May to December, and then only by four wheel drive vehicles for the majority of the way.
To travel to Cape York is still a unique adventure allowing you to see this great unspoilt and diverse part of Australia and its wildlife and birdlife up close. To stand at the very tip of Australia where oceans meet and overlook the sheltered and unspoilt Torres Strait Islands, is indeed a truly an awe inspiring and overwhelming experience.

 

Departure Dates - 2019

Highlights Include



Drive / Fly

  • June 5th, 26th
  • July 17th
  • August 7th, 28th
  • September 18th
  • October 9th

 


 

  • Flight between Horn Is & Cairns
  • Horn Island
  • Thursday Island
  • Loyalty Beach
  • Torres Straits
  • The Tip
  • Moreton Station
  • Weipa
  • Lakefield NP
  • Cooktown
  • Quinkan Rock Art
  • Somerset
  • Bamaga
  • Jardine River Crossing
  • Fruit Bat Falls
  • Wenlock River
  • Batavia Downs
  • Coen
  • Battle Camp Range
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Daintree Rainforest 

DAY 1 (LD) - Cairns, Cape Tribulation , Cooktown Area.
Early morning pick up from our selected locations as we travel via the beautiful coastal road until we cross the Daintree River and enter the majestic expanse of the World Heritage Cape Tribulation Rainforest. Over the Bloomfield track to historic Cooktown. Perhaps a chance to shop for souvenirs in original colonial era shops.  

Overnight Cooktown with facilities.

DAY 2 (BLD) - Lakefield National Park, Musgrave Telegraph Station.

Assured of a unique place in the rich fabric of Australian history, Cooktown provides a visit of interest and excitement. Visit Cook’s landing place, Grassy Hill Lookout and the century old cemetery. We travel via Battle Camp Ranges and Old Laura Station to Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park. Experience living outback history as we approach Musgrave Telegraph Station, the last remaining telegraph station in Cape York. Overnight with facilities.

DAY 3 (BLD) - Coen, Archer River, Iron Range National Park.
Via historic Coen we travel north to cross the wide sandy Archer River and after lunch we cross the Wenlock and Pascoe Rivers before entering Kutini Payamu National Park. This features the largest area of tropical lowland rainforest remaining in Australia. Rare fauna and flora include Cuscus, Palm Cockatoos, Eclectus Parrots, Green Pythons, palms and orchids. Overnight camp in Kutini-Payamu (Iron Range).

DAY 4 (BLD) - Portland Roads, Chilli Beach, Chuula.
There is impressive coastal and mountain range scenery. Portland Roads, a former sea port, now affords the locals a relaxed lifestyle in an idyllic tropical setting. Visit Chilli Beach overlooking Restoration Island, Bligh’s first landing site in 1792. Tonight we camp by the Wenlock River on the Chuulangun Homelands with facilities.

 


DAY 5 (BLD) - Batavia Goldfields, Weipa.
Travel west to visit the old Batavia Gold Fields, an abandoned mining town. Then travel North by West across Piccaninny Plains and boundless savannah to Weipa, on the Gulf of Carpentaria. An “Oasis in the Wilderness” providing further contrast to your experience of this last frontier. Weipa Campground with facilities.

DAY 6 (BLD) - Wenlock River, Moreton Telegraph Station.
This morning we have an Eco Boat Cruise included. Discover the waterways and diverse wildlife habitat, including saltwater Crocodiles, numerous bird species and mining history. With the Gulf of Carpentaria behind us, we pass through huge cattle runs to arrive at the fast flowing Wenlock River. Overnight permanent camp on the Wenlock River at Moreton Telegraph Station with facilities.

DAY 7 (BLD) - Fruit Bat Falls, Jardine River, Bamaga, Loyalty Beach.
Be awakened by the dawn chorus of birdlife endemic to the Wenlock River. Today’s journey, travels sections of the old Telegraph Track through ever changing landscapes of zamias and heath forests to reach today’s lunch destination, the picturesque Fruit Bat Falls on the Eliot River. Time to swim and explore or photograph the enchanting rock pools, and waterfalls. This afternoon we cross the Jardine River, followed by a short visit to Bamaga Aboriginal and Islander settlement then to Loyalty Beach overlooking the Torres Strait, our permanent base camp for 3 nights with facilities.

DAY 8 (BLD) - Thursday Island, Horn Island.
Today’s highlight is a ferry transfer through the island dotted Straits to explore historic Thursday Island and Horn Island. A conducted 2 island bus tour with lunch is included. Afternoon ferry return to mainland.

DAY 9 (BLD) - Cape York, Somerset.
An unforgettable day of achievement and interest. We stand at the very ‘Tip’ of our continent. Visit the ruins of Pioneer settlement Somerset, overlooking Albany Passage with pristine beaches and rocky headlands.

DAY 10 (BL) - Loyalty Beach, Cairns.
Morning at leisure, before your transfer to Bamaga Airport after lunch for your flight back to Cairns. Your Oz Tours Adventure ends on arrival at Cairns Airport. Make your own way to your accommodation venue.


On Tour

These 4WD safaris and tours visit isolated outback and undisturbed wilderness areas, normally inaccessible to large multi-seat coaches, and due to the remoteness of these regions, conditions will not be exactly the same as at home.

Your companions will be from every walk of life, of all ages and usually with a spirit of adventure, a sense of humour, and a desire to get off the beaten track to enjoy the wilderness, to discover the real Australia.

Careful planning ensures fresh sourced meals and we favour traditional open fire and camp oven cooking. Continental breakfast consists of cereals, toast and tea or coffee. Lunch, bush picnic style, usually a salad or sandwiches and fruit and tea, coffee or cordial. Dinner consists of main course, desert and tea or coffee. All fares include meals as per itinerary code - (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner. Please check itineraries.

Seat Rotation: On all tours and safaris, passengers rotate seats each day to give everyone a chance to enjoy forward and window seating.

What To Bring: Casual gear is a must. We suggest you will most likely need 4 or 5 changes of clothing: T/Shirts, jeans, shorts, bathers, bath and hand towel, a pair of rubber soled shoes (for walking in creeks and for showering) or joggers, a warm jumper or jacket, hat, torch, sleeping bag, pillow, insect repellent and toiletries. A tracksuit or similar is most useful too. Please avoid articles of white or light clothing as the dust may stain.

Luggage: One small bag (must be soft with no wheels or hard corners) which should not exceed 10-12 kilos as space is limited. One piece of hand luggage (the size of an airline bag) is advisable for everyday use. Don't forget your camera. Washing can be done daily on overland safaris.

Smoking: As per Government Regulations, smoking is not permitted in the vehicles. Ample stops provide time for "smoking breaks" en route. 

 

 

 

 Your Accommodation

 

Camping Safaris

Your holiday home is a roomy, twin-share, dome style tent with sewn-in floor and high density foam mattresses. An important element is group participation whether striking camp, a fireside chat or an early morning bush walk.

 




 

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