Your journey starts from Cairns Wharf. Check with our office for Wharf numbers and times. Make your own way to the Wharf. At 80 metres and over 3000 tonnes the MV Trinity Bay is the largest cargo vessel ship servicing the Torres Strait communities.
Total relaxation as you enjoy the company of the crew and new shipboard companions.
The focus of all attention today are the wharves on Thursday and Horn Island, as the MV Trinity Bay disgorges its cargo of fuel, building materials, indeed everything needed by these remote island communities. Time to explore legendary Thursday Island and Horn Island. (Own cost)
Our final shipboard day ends at Seisia wharf, the sea port for Cape York’s five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. A short stop at Seisia Islander settlement. 2 nights’ accommodation Punsand Bay with ensuite facilities.
An unforgettable day of achievement and interest. We stand at the very ‘Tip’ of our continent. Visit the ruins of the pioneer settlement Somerset, overlooking Albany Passage, with pristine beaches and rocky headlands.
We cross the mighty Jardine River, through the wilderness of forests and heath to Fruit Bat Falls on the Eliot River for a cool dip in the rapids and waterfalls. Journey along parts of the old Telegraph Track while absorbing the unfamiliar landscape of eucalyptus scrub, heathlands, plains and exotic zamia forests. Overnight accommodation 2 nights. Cabin Tent share facilities. Twin share fully screened tents with beds and linen. No power in tents.
Maybe time for a guided nature walk along this lightly forested waterway before we cross the sandy Wenlock River. Travel south to Batavia Downs Station then detour west to the Gulf of Carpentaria through huge cattle runs and Aboriginal lands to the bauxite-mining town of Weipa. A veritable “Oasis in the Wilderness” and providing further contrast to your experience of this last frontier. Today we have an eco boat cruise included. Discover the waterways and diverse wildlife habitat including saltwater Crocodiles, numerous bird species and mining history. Lunch at own expense.
Today we travel south via the rolling landscape of Piccaninny Plains, crossing the Archer River and passing through Oyala Thumotang National Park. We visit historic Coen for lunch then onto our overnight stay at Musgrave Telegraph Station, the last remaining telegraph station in Cape York.
Overnight accommodation with share facilities.
We travel to Laura and visit the Quinkan Cultural Centre.
The township of Laura originally developed as a proposed rail link from Cooktown to the goldfields of the Palmerville and Maytown areas. The goldfields attracted a huge influx of miners of European and Chinese descent. Travelling through the Laura River basin we pass cattle stations to arrive at the cropping district of Lakeland Downs. Banana and watermelon farms are the growth industry here, then on to historic Cooktown. An eventful afternoon sightseeing and viewing significant landmarks and sites so important to all Australians.
Overnight accommodation with ensuite facilities.
Crossing the Bloomfield River marks the start of our drive over the controversial “Bloomfield Track”. Jungle green heights descend to the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef, with tantalising glimpses of deserted beaches and fringing coral. Through the famous World Heritage Rainforest, across the Daintree River, then via the scenic road to Cairns.
Your adventure ends with a transfer to Oz Tours selected locations.
|Twin Share Cabin (Share Facilities)||$5,072.00 per person|
|Triple Share Cabin (Share Facilities)||$4,965.00 per person|
|Single Land Supp||$680.00|