Cooktown 4WD Discovery (1 Day) Drive/Fly
A scenic 1 Day 4WD journey through UNESCO World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest to historical Cooktown. Discover diverse landscapes and travel across unique terrain in our purpose-built vehicle. Enjoy comprehensive commentary as our driver guide shares stories of our region’s fascinating natural and cultural heritage. Return flight (45 minutes) along the scenic Daintree Coast and the Great Barrier Reef.
Our journey takes us along the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns, travelling between the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef & the Wet Tropics Rainforest. Cross the Daintree River then continue on a leisurely drive through this ancient land. A tasty morning tea stop is made along the way at Cape Tribulation Beach – named by Captain Cook as ‘here our troubles began’. Bloomfield Track: Your experienced driver/guide will enlighten your journey with fascinating stories & history as we travel along the famous 4WD-only Bloomfield Track, engaging 4WD as we navigate creek crossings and steep mountain ranges. Before arriving in Cooktown, enjoy a stop at the famous Lions Den Hotel; one of Queensland’s landmark pubs built in 1875. Cooktown: Arrive in historic Cooktown in the early afternoon; the site of Captain Cook’s 1770 landing. We visit Grassy Hill for panoramic views of Cooktown, the Coral Sea & Endeavour River. A driver/guided tour of the Esplanade and its landmarks is included before some free time to explore Cooktown, enjoying the stunning scenery & intriguing heritage of this frontier town. A transfer to Cooktown Airport is included for your 5:45pm flight, arriving 6:30pm at Cairns General Aviation Airport. During our winter months (May-August) the flight is experienced after sunset. Cairns passengers make their own way home (Uber/Taxi). Northern Beaches and Port Douglas passengers receive a transfer back to their accommodation.
Includes • Experienced driver/guide • Scenic coastal drive in 4WD airconditioned vehicle • Daintree River ferry crossing • World Heritage Daintree National Park • 4WD only Bloomfield Track • Morning tea & lunch • Iconic Lions Den Hotel • Grassy Hill Lookout and driver/guided tour of Cooktown • Free time in Cooktown • Return Flight to Cairns
What to bring • Comfortable clothes & shoes • Hat & Sunscreen • Bottle of water