15 Day Cape York Camping Drive Safari
Travel the beautiful Cape York Peninsular on a Cape York tour with North West Outback Safaris whose Australian Guides have over 20 years experience and knowledge of touring Cape York.
The Cape York 15 Day Drive/Drive Tour includes 4 nights unique bush style accommodation and camping.
DAY 1. CAIRNS – QUINKAN ROCK ART – PRIVATE CATTLE STATION
OVERNIGHT AT PRIVATE CATTLE STATION (D)
* LUNCH WILL BE AT YOUR OWN COST AT PALMER RIVER.
DAY 2. PRIVATE CATTLE STATION – MORETON TELEGRAPH STATION
CAMPGROUND – MORETON STATION. (BLD)
DAY 3. MORETON STATION – FRUIT BAT FALLS – SEISIA
Another exciting day of 4WD driving and creek crossings until we reach the Jardine River, named after pioneering explorers to the area Frank and Alexander Jardine. “The Jardine” is the largest river on the Cape York Peninsula and renowned for crocodiles. Later we stop for lunch and a swim in the (crocodile free) crystal clear water at Fruit Bat Falls.
CAMPGROUND – SEISIA. (BLD)
DAY 4. SEISIA – ROKO PRIVATE ISLAND – PEARL FARM TOUR
CAMPGROUND – SEISA. (BLD)
DAY 5. SEISIA – TIP
CAMPGROUND – SEISIA. (BL)
* DINNER TONIGHT AT OWN EXPENSE
DAY 6. SEISIA – ISLANDS TOUR - THURSDAY and HORN ISLAND
CAMPGROUND – SEISIA. (BLD)
DAY 7. SEISIA – FRUIT BAT FALLS – BRAMWELL STATION
This morning we head to Fruit Bat Falls for a refreshing swim in the crystal clear-waters, which amazingly originates from Papua New Guinea. Today we enjoy some 4WD action,( road conditions and weather permitting), arriving at Bramwell Station – Australia’s most northern cattle station. Be treated to an informative talk about the cattle properties beginnings before enjoying a home cooked dinner. There is also live entertainment after dinner.
CAMPGROUND – BRAMWELL STATION.
DINNER TONIGHT AT OWN EXPENSE (BL)
DAY 8. BRAMWELL STATION – WEIPA
We depart early, travelling through Savannah lands and past huge termite mounds eventually onto better roads. Arrive in Weipa in time for lunch and opportunity to experience the Weipa Mine Tour.
CAMPGROUND – WEIPA, (BD)
LUNCH AND MINE TOUR IS AT OWN EXPENSE.
DAY 9. WEIPA – COOKS HUT (IRON RANGE) - UNIQUE BUSH STYLE ACCOMODATION
ACCOMMODATION COOKS HUT – UNIQUE BUSH STYLE CABINS (BLD)
DAY 10. COOKS HUT – CHILLI BEACH – PORTLAND ROADS – BATAVIA GOLDFIELDS – CHUULANGUN
CAMPGROUND – CHUULANGUN. (BD)
LUNCH TODAY AT YOUR OWN COST
DAY 11. CHUULANGUN – COEN - KALPOWAR
CAMPGROUND – KALPOWAR BUSH CAMP. (BLD).
DAY 12. KALPOWAR - COOKTOWN
HISTORICAL QUEENSLANDER GUESTHOUSE ACCOMMODATION – COOKTOWN (BL).
DINNER TONIGHT AT OWN EXPENSE – SOVEREIGN RESORT
DAY 13. COOKTOWN - BLOOMFIELD TRACK – DAINTREE NATIONAL PARK
You have an opportunity this morning to visit any sights in Cooktown that you may have missed the previous afternoon. We travel via Black Mountain and the famous Bloomfield track (weather and roads permitting). We visit the old historical Lion’s Den Hotel for a photo opportunity, a must do before seeing the spectacular Bloomfield Falls in Wujal Wujal. We continue our journey through untouched rainforest onto the Bloomfield Track as we start the climb through the Daintree Ranges. Lunch today will be a picnic alongside Woobita Creek on the Bloomfield Track. North West Australian Safaris has access to a unique beachfront location on Aboriginal Lands. Tonight, our magnificent rainforest location is in the heart of the rainforest in Cape Tribulation, part of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park. You will be treated to a special delicious meal and a break from the on-road cooking. This evenings accommodation is in stunning rustic open plan safari style homes deep in the pristine jungle of the Daintree rainforest. Enjoy dinner on the property overlooking a crystal-clear rainforest creek.
PRIVATE SAFARI STYLE HOMES – DAINTREE (BLD)
DINNER AT OWN EXPENSE AT LOCAL CAFE IN THE HEART OF CAPE TRIBULATION
DAY 14. DAINTREE NATIONAL PARK - CAPE TRIBULATION
PRIVATE SAFARI HOMES – DAINTREE (BL)
DINNER AT OWN EXPENSE AT A BEAUTIFUL LOCAL CAFE IN THE HEART OF CAPE TRIBULATION
DAY 15. DAINTREE NATIONAL PARK – DAINTREE CROCODILE CRUISE – CAIRNS
Up early today for an interpretative rainforest, mangrove walk with your guide. A delicious cooked breakfast this morning before our Crocodile-spotting cruise looking for Estuarine Crocodiles and the rare Cassowary. After your wilderness croc cruise enjoy the stunning views of the mountains in the background as we make our way to the famous Daintree Ice Creamery (ice cream at own cost). Here they blend ice cream with exotic tropical fruits grown on the farm. We continue on down the Alexander Range, across the Daintree River via the Cable Ferry heading south along the Great Barrier Reef Drive to Cairns which brings us to the end of your North West Australian Safaris Cape York tour.
CROC CRUISE AND ICE CREAM AT YOUR OWN COST. (B)
2021 Cape York Tour – Dates and Prices
|Depart from Cairns||Arrive back to Cairns|
|29th May (Saturday) FULL||12th June (Saturday)|
|19th June (Saturday) FULL||3rd July (Saturday)|
|10th July (Saturday) FULL||24th July (Saturday)|
|31st July (Saturday) 3 seats||14th August (Saturday)|
|21st August (Saturday) 5 seats||4th September (Saturday)|
|11th September (Saturday)||25th September (Saturday)|
$4899.00 PER PERSON – TWIN SHARE
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT ADD $110.00
Includes: All camping equipment, stretcher bed, sleeping bag, 1 camping pillow per person, 1 fresh towel, some meals, camping fees and National Parks fees, Horn Island & Thursday Island Tours, Roko Island Pearl Farm Tour, 4 nights Unique Bush Style Accommodation (not tents).
Not Included: Museums, Tours Costs, Daintree Croc Cruise. Some meals as per itinerary.
Cape York Highlights
- Quinkan Rock Art
- Roko Island – Pearl Farm Tour
- Private Cattle Station Stay
- Daintree Croc Cruise
- Iron Range
- The historic Lions Den Hotel
- Black Mountain
- WW11 sites
- Morton Telegraph Station
- Fruit Bat Falls
- Old Telegraph Track
- World Heritage Daintree National Park
- Batavia Gold Fields
- Portland Roads – Chillie Beach
- Chuulanngun Homelands
- Lakefield National Park
- Jardine River – Torres Strait
- Seisia / Thursday Island/ Horn island
- Private guided walk through the oldest rainforest in the World
- Pajinka (local Aboriginal name for the Tip of Australia)
- 2 Nights Safari Style Accommodation (not tents)
Thank you for a wonderful trip. Great food, great company. The information on the Cape, the special spots where we stayed and where we had our lunches were excellent. Top Job, glad we came.
A truly fabulous experience – good company, great cook/guide/driver – top notch grub. Many thanks
We found the tour extremely interesting with very friendly guides. We enjoyed all the activities and lunches. Please don’t change a thing – you do it so well! It has been a pleasure to share the days with you.
Fantastic! Loved every minute! Every day was an amazing adventure. Loved the small group and vehicle. Very social, fun, great food. Lots of surprises along the way. This is the only way to experience Cape York. I will be back, thanks for everything!
A wonderful and informative introduction to Cape York – lots of great driving, food and laughs.