13 Day Cape York Wilderness Adventure OBSCYW

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From $11,995 Per Person
Departs Cairns
Returns Cairns
Difficulty Easy
Group Size 20

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13 Day Cape York Wilderness Adventure

Experience all of Cape York while staying the some of the best accommodation on offer in far north Queensland. Discover breath-taking Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park by helicopter. Also visit Red Lily Lagoon, Nifold Plain & the Normanby River by land tour. Explore the Torres Strait visiting Thursday Island, Horn Island & Friday Island. Spend 2 nights at the beautiful Lotus Bird Lodge and at Moreton Wilderness Lodge on the Wenlock River. Travel the iconic Bloomfield Track and visit historic Lion’s Den Hotel and journey to Pajinka, the northernmost tip of the Australian mainland. Take a dip in the crystal-clear waters of Fruit Bat Falls.

Highlights

  • Pajinka (the Tip)
  • Port Douglas
  • Daintree National Park
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Cooktown, Weipa
  • Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park
  • Piccaninny Plains Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Fruit Bat Falls
  • A cultural performance by the Seisia
  • Thursday & Horn Island

Inclusions

  • All entry fees into National Parks and all cruise fees
  • Expert  tour director and driver
  • All meals while on tour
  • QANTAS flight from Horn Island to Cairns
  • Travel aboard a 5-star 4WD Mercedes Benz Coach

Tour Pricing

All prices are AUD per person.

Twin Share per PersonSingle
2023 Season From$ 11,995$ 14,995

Prices listed are indicative and may not be available on all departure dates listed. Prices are seasonal and subject to change. Prices are fully inclusive of all sightseeing, entrance fees, cruises, meals as specified and accommodation. Other Departure Dates are subject to minimum numbers, if minimum numbers are not reached customers will need to select an alternative date.

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Itinerary

  • 1 DAY 1 CAIRNS - PORT DOUGLAS (D)

    Arrive in Cairns today by 1pm and meet your friendly and professional touring crew. We then begin our journey north with a scenic drive along the Captain Cook Highway to Port Douglas. Enjoy a brief tour of this famous tropical village before checking in to the newly transformed Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort for our overnight stay. Fresh from a $43 million makeover, this iconic resort is once again the premier accommodation choice in Port Douglas.

    Stay: Port Douglas, Sheraton Mirage

  • 2 DAY 2 PORT DOUGLAS - MOSSMAN GORGE - DAINTREE NATIONAL PARK (B L D)

    This morning we continue our journey north and visit the award-winning Mossman Gorge Centre. Here we enjoy the Dreamtime Gorge Walk, which begins with a traditional smoking ceremony to cleanse and ward off bad spirits. Setting off on the walk, we’ll be accompanied by experienced Indigenous guides who’ll demonstrate traditional plant use, identify bush food sources and provide an enchanting narrative of the rainforest. At the end of the walk we’ll enjoy traditional bush tea and damper.

    This afternoon we venture into the World Heritage Listed Daintree, the oldest and most biologically diverse rainforest in the world. First up, we enjoy an informative cruise on the Daintree River before an exclusive guided tour at Cooper Creek Wilderness. Situated directly below Thornton Peak, the epicentre of refugial significance in the Daintree, Cooper Creek is home to pristine old growth rainforest and extraordinary fan palm galleries. Here, we’ll take a guided tour along the forest floor with expert, inhabitant guides; an exclusive experience that’s far removed from other mass tourism offerings in the area.

    Late this afternoon we arrive at the Heritage Lodge and Spa for our overnight stay.

    Stay: The Daintree, Heritage Lodge and Spa

  • 3 DAY 3 CAPE TRIBULATION - BLOOMFIELD TRACK - COOKTOWN (B L D)

    This morning we continue our journey through the Daintree to Cape Tribulation, a headland named by Lieutenant James Cook after his ship struck the Great Barrier Reef in 1770. After a stroll along the beach and a cup of tea, we’ll continue north and tackle the infamous Bloomfield Track. Impassable during the Wet Season, the track passes through some wild country and should only be tackled by 4WD vehicles. There are numerous steep climbs through the rainforest and several creek crossings to negotiate, so sit back and enjoy the scenery as your experienced tour driver does the hard work.

    Once we’re across the Bloomfield River we’ll visit Bloomfield Falls before lunch at the Lion’s Den Hotel, one of QLD’s oldest bush pubs. We then depart for Cooktown, where Lieutenant Cook beached the Endeavour for repairs after hitting the reef. Upon our arrival we’ll enjoy a town tour including Grassy Hill lookout, the James Cook Museum and Cooktown Botanic Gardens. We then check in to the 4-star Sovereign Resort Hotel for our overnight stay.

    Stay: Cooktown, Sovereign Resort

  • 4 DAY 4 PQUIKAN COUNTRIES (B L D)

    Today we depart Cooktown along the Battle Camp Road and visit the Old Laura Homestead before arriving into Laura. This area is famous for its rock art.

    This morning we visit art sites in the Laura area, where an experienced Aboriginal guide will accompany us to interpret the art and explain the significance.

    Later on, we enjoy lunch and a visit to the Quinkan Cultural Centre. We then travel through the grassy plains and woodlands of Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park, tackling several creek crossings along the way.

    We’ll stop at Kalpowar on the Normanby River for afternoon tea, followed by a visit to Red Lily Lagoon, home to a vast array of flora and fauna. Admire the tall lotus lily with its spectacular pink flowers and dense yellow stamens and keep an eye out for Brolgas and Sarus cranes striding through the lilies searching for sedge tubers.

    This afternoon we pass through Nifold Plain, an open savannah characterised by thousands of magnetic termite mounds. We then continue through to Lotus Bird Lodge, beautifully located on the edge of a tranquil billabong. Enjoy an exclusive two night stay to discover the area.

    Stay: Two Nights, Lotusbird Lodge

  • 5 DAY 5 RINYIRRU (LAKEFIELD) NATIONAL PARK (B L D)

    Today enjoy a breathtaking helicopter flight over Rinyirru (Lakefield). Board our exclusively chartered Bell Jet Ranger and fly over swamps, plains and forests before following the Kennedy River to Princess Charlotte Bay. You’ll spot crocodiles, pigs, cattle and all sorts of other wildlife on this mesmerising flight. It really is the only way to get a true appreciation of the area and adds a great perspective of the Cape York Peninsula.

    After lunch, there’s time for a walk around the lodge’s billabong or some birdwatching. Alternatively, enjoy some free time to yourself and soak up the atmosphere of Cape York from this tranquil location.

    Stay: Lotusbird Lodge

  • 6 DAY 6 COEN - WEIPA (B L D)

    Today we farewell Lotusbird Lodge and make our way north along the Peninsula Development Road. Pass through Coen before arriving at Archer River roadhouse for lunch. We then continue to Weipa, arriving mid-afternoon to check-in to the Albatross Bay Resort.

    Stay: Weipa, Albatross Bay Resort

  • 7 DAY 7 WILDLIFE CRUISE - BATAVIA DOWNS- MORETON TELEGRAPH (B L D)

    This morning we join Western Cape Eco Tours for a cruise on the Embley River. Explore diverse wildlife habitat, learn about local culture and keep an eye out for some big salt water crocodiles! Our skipper will also provide a detailed insight into Weipa’s bauxite mining industry. Afterward, we’ll visit the Western Cape Cultural Centre which showcases the history of Weipa and its surrounding communities. The centre enjoys an enviable location overlooking the bay, so it’s a great place for a picnic lunch.

    This afternoon we depart Weipa and make our way towards Moreton Telegraph Station. We’ll pass Batavia downs before heading north along the Telegraph Track, arriving at Moreton mid-afternoon. Situated on the banks of the Wenlock River, Moreton served as a repeater station for the Overland Telegraph Line established in the 1880’s. The last Morse telegram code was sent from Brisbane to Thursday Island on the 24th June 1964, yet the line remained in use until 1987 as the local telephone line.

    Upon our arrival at Moreton we’ll check in to our exclusive wilderness lodge for two nights to relax and explore the local area. Our newly refurbished rooms feature ensuite bathrooms, quality furnishings and air-conditioning.

    Stay: Two Nights, Moreton Telegraph Station

  • 8 DAY 8 PICCANINNY PLAINS WILDLIFE SANCTUARY (B L D)

    This morning we head south down the Telegraph Track to Piccaninny Plains, a wildlife sanctuary jointly owned by Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) & the Tony and Lisette Lewis Foundation – WildlifeLink. The sanctuary covers 420,000 acres of stunning ecological diversity, decorated by a mosaic of rainforests, woodlands & wetlands.

    Cape York was connected to New Guinea for much of the last 250,000 years. The repeated interchange of flora and fauna has bequeathed a rich biological legacy on the Peninsula, and Piccaninny Plains captures a superb representation of this evolutionary blend. Its woodlands are distinctly Australian, dominated by antipodean species such as eucalypts, acacias and kangaroos. In contrast, the rainforests that thread their way across the property have a strong New Guinean flavor, supporting charismatic species like the Spotted Cuscus. The juxtaposition of Australian & New Guinean wildlife explains why Piccaninny Plains supports such a high number of species (over 400 mammals, birds, reptiles & amphibians plus 900 plants).

    AWC is responsible for delivering land management and science programs across Piccaninny, and this morning we’ll chat to some of the sanctuary’s managers to get an insight into how AWC is securing the future for Cape York wildlife. We then return to Moreton for lunch, followed by a free afternoon. Alternatively, join our guides for an interpretive walk along the Wenlock River, which contains the highest diversity of freshwater fish of all Australian rivers. Species include the Freshwater Sawfish, Speartooth Shark, and more common fish like the Sooty Grunter and Barramundi.

    Stay: Moreton Telegraph Station

  • 9 DAY 9 TELEGRAPH TRACK - HEATHLANDS - FRUIT BAT FALLS (B L D)

    Today our journey continues north along the Telegraph Track, which passes through some wild and rugged countryside. However, as some sections of the track are impassable we’ll mainly be travelling on the northern and southern bypass roads on our journey north from Moreton. This afternoon, enjoy a visit to Fruit Bat Falls for a swim in the crystal-clear water of Eliot Creek, followed by a picnic lunch. We then continue north and cross the Jardine River by vehicular ferry, arriving at Bamaga late afternoon. Enjoy the next two nights in spacious cabins with ensuite bathrooms at Cape York Peninsula Lodge, the perfect base from which to explore ‘the tip’.

    Stay: Two Nights, Cape York Peninsula Lodge

  • 10 DAY 10 BAMAGA - THE TIP OF CAPE YORK (B L D)

    Today we venture to the northernmost point on the Australian Mainland, a Cape traveller’s ultimate destination. The walking track commences at Pajinka and requires a good level of fitness, but is well worth the effort! Get your picture taken next to the iconic signpost and soak up the views of the Torres Strait as your guide fills you in on the history of the area.

    This afternoon we visit Somerset, once the home of Frank Jardine and the official government residence on the Cape protected by British Marines. After a BBQ lunch, we return to Bamaga where the rest of the day can be spent at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy a cultural dance performance.

    Stay: Cape York Peninsula Lodge

  • 11 DAY 11 ENDEAVOUR STRAIT - THURSDAY ISLAND - KAZU PEARLS (B L D)

    This morning we head to Seisia and board the ferry for our cruise across Endeavour Strait. Enjoy informative commentary about the Torres Strait Islands from the captain as we make our wake to Thursday Island, situated 35km northwest of the tip of Cape York. The island has a population of approximately 3000 people and is the main administrative centre of the Torres Strait.

    Upon our arrival on Thursday Island, we’ll enjoy a tour with a local expert before the short ferry trip across to Friday Island, home to Kazu Pearls. Here we enjoy a Pearl Demonstration and a chance to purchase some of their exquisite pearl jewellery.

    This afternoon we return to Thursday Island for our overnight stay at the Jardine Motel.

    Stay: Thursday Island, Jardine Motel

  • 12 DAY 12 HORN ISLAND - CAIRNS (B L D)

    This morning we catch a ferry across to Horn Island and enjoy a tour of this once prominent WWII air base. After lunch we visit the Torres Strait Heritage Museum before boarding our QANTAS flight back to Cairns, arriving late afternoon. For our final evening together we’ll check in to the luxurious Shangri-La The Marina.

    Stay: Cairns, Shangri-La The Marina

  • 13 DAY 13 FAREWELL (B)

    After breakfast enjoy a relaxing morning before your transfer to Cairns airport, or to your accommodation if staying on. Bon voyage, until your next incredible outback adventure!

PLEASE NOTE: You must arrive in Cairns the day before departure or in the morning on Day 1. Departure flights will need to be in the mid-afternoon.

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Additional Information

LUGGAGE LIMITS Each Passenger is entitled to take one medium size suitcase or soft bag weighing no more than 16 kg. The sum of each case’s width, length and depth is not to exceed 150cm. Passengers may also take on board the coach one hand-luggage item to be stored in the overhead luggage racks. Weight of hand luggage is not to exceed 3 kg per person.
Exceptions Due to operational considerations, some of our adventures and shorts breaks have different luggage restrictions.
• Desert Safaris: Weight of suitcase/soft bag not to exceed 14kgs
• Wet Season Spectacular: Weight of suitcase/soft bag not to exceed 12kgs
• Seven Spirit Bay Short Breaks & Eyre Peninsula Whale & Seafood Adventures: Weight of suitcase/soft bag not to exceed 15kgs
Please note that Luggage limits are enforced on every tour. Passengers will be asked to leave their excess baggage behind in the event that the weight of the luggage exceeds our limits. The luggage is entirely at the passenger’s risk during the tour.

TRAVEL INSURANCE We strongly recommend passengers take out travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances. We recommend that you do this at the time of booking.

NO SMOKING POLICY Our vessels and vehicles are all entirely smoke free in accordance with relevant state and territory government regulations. Passengers are not to smoke (including e-cigarettes) while on board.

SEAT ALLOCATIONS Seat allocations on board vehicles operate with a daily seat rotation system to ensure passengers enjoy different seating positions whilst on tour.

HEALTH

• Vaccination Policy Covid-19 vaccinations will be mandatory for all guests; exemptions will be granted where they have a verified contraindication to all available COVID vaccines. Exempt guests will be required to record a negative PCR test no more than 72 hours prior to their journey. If you are not or will not be vaccinated against COVID prior to travel, please contact our friendly travel consultants to discuss.

• Fitness Most of our tour itineraries contain guided sightseeing walks to natural attractions. As such, passengers are required to have a reasonable level of fitness in order to participate. Some walking tracks have sections of uneven rocky ground and may be slippery. The walks on our tours vary in length, so please read your chosen itinerary for further information or contact one of our friendly travel consultants who will be able to describe the walk to you. If passengers feel they are unable to participate in the walk on the day, alternative arrangements will be made with adequate provision for passenger comfort and safety.

• Hydration Whilst on a bushwalk it is the responsibility of each passenger to carry adequate drinking water. All coaches feature a water refilling point.

• Mobility Passengers are required to have a reasonable level of mobility to be able to board and alight the coach unaided. Due to space restrictions aboard our coaches, we are unable to accommodate passengers who require the use of wheelchairs or walkers. Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair ramps or lifters. Passengers requiring physical or mental assistance must be accompanied by a companion who is willing and capable of providing such assistance.

ENJOYMENT  No liability will be accepted for any loss of enjoyment experienced by passengers due to circumstances which are out of our control.

SAFETY Passengers accept that tours include participation in Recreational Services and Recreational Activities which may involve certain risks and dangers beyond the control of the operator. Such activities containing risks include but are not limited to: bushwalking, swimming, and travelling in remote undeveloped locations. The passenger acknowledges that all Recreational Services and Recreational Activities in connection with the journey are undertaken of the passenger’s own free will and at the passenger’s own risk. Passengers will not be permitted to continue on tours when in the opinion of the Tour Leader, the passenger’s conduct or condition is placing their own or the safety of other passengers at risk, or is adversely affecting the enjoyment of other passengers; for whatever cause.

TRAVELLING TO REMOTE AREAS Passengers accept that some itineraries include visits to and overnight stays in remote areas located some distance from hospitals, medical centres or other forms of professional medical facilities.

Travel Insurance
As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance. It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance. Ask our team for a no-obligation quote.

Credit Card Payments
Credit Card Customer Payment Link enter this link into your browser: pay.travelpay.com.au/AUSTC

If paying via the Customer Payment Link, please ensure you complete all fields and ensure you enter the correct Trip Reference Number, so we can identify your payment.

Credit card surcharges will apply when paying by credit card. We accept all credit cards and relevant credit card fee is applied when processing: Mastercard – 1.30%, Visa – 1.50%, American Express – 2.20%, Diners Card – 2.75%, International Credit Cards – 3.25%

Direct Deposit
Direct Deposit payments take up to 3 business days to process. Please notify your consultant of your payment once it has been processed.

Commonwealth Bank: Australian Tours and Cruises
Reference: Trip Number
BSB: 062-504 Account: 1066 1268
Branch Address: 171 Howick Street Bathurst NSW 2795
International Direct Deposit: Add $25 for bank fees
SWIFT or BIC CODE: CTBAAU2S

Booking Terms and Conditions

Be aware that some confirmed bookings are not refundable if cancelled, and also may not be transferable to another date or otherwise changed. Alternatively, a change may only be permissible subject to payment of an additional fee or charge. Your entitlement to a refund for cancelled bookings is subject to the relevant Supplier’s terms and conditions. Please note that if we are entitled to a service fee for placing a booking, we will remain entitled to this fee if you cancel the booking or the Supplier fails to provide you with the Product for any reason (other than our default), including in an event of Force Majeure. We will be entitled to deduct our service fee from any refund we receive on your behalf before remitting the balance to you. Suppliers’ fees are outlined in their relevant terms and conditions.

If you cancel your booking with us, you must notify us in writing or by email

Please review the full Terms and Conditions and Schedule of Fees prior to making a booking.

Supplier Terms and Conditions Summary:

  • 101 days or more prior to departure will incur a fee of 15% of holiday package price.
  • 46-100 days prior to departure will incur a fee of 25% of holiday package price.
  • 45 days or less prior to departure will incur a fee of 100% holiday package price.

Changes to the Itinerary Passengers accept that we may need to alter or amend itineraries, excursions, accommodation or sightseeing arrangements from those published, with little or no notice. This may be due to road conditions, weather, cultural considerations, safety factors and other operational considerations or government regulations or directions. Such decisions will be made in the best interests of the passenger’s comfort and safety, or where required by law. In these circumstances we will endeavour to make suitable alternative arrangements which may include the use of light aircraft.

FAQs

  • Is there phone service in Far North Queensland?

    In most towns you will get phone service, but there are large stretches between towns that may not have service. Satellite phones are carried on tours for emergency use. Phone service will be possible in Cairns, Laura, Seisia, Roko Island, Thursday Island, Horn Island, Weipa, Cooktown and Coen. There may be other locations and all service will depend on the phone carrier used.

  • How can I pay for my tour?
    We use TravelPay to process credit cards as it is recommended by AFTA (The Australian Federation of Travel Agents) as it provides protection in the event of supplier insolvency.

    Credit Card Customer Payment Link enter this link into your browser: pay.travelpay.com.au/AUSTC

    If paying via the Customer Payment Link, please ensure you complete all fields and ensure you enter the correct Trip Reference Number, so we can identify your payment. Remember that ‘TravelPay’ will appear on your credit card statement.

    Credit card surcharges will apply when paying by credit card. We accept all credit cards and relevant credit card fee is applied when processing: Mastercard – 1.30%, Visa – 1.50%, American Express – 2.20%, Diners Card – 2.75%, International Credit Cards – 3.25%

    Direct Deposit payments take up to 3 business days to process. Please notify your consultant of your payment once it has been processed.

    Commonwealth Bank – Australian Tours and Cruises

    Reference: Trip Number

    BSB: 062-504    Account: 1066 1268

    International Direct Deposit: Add $25 for bank fees

    SWIFT or BIC CODE: CTBAAU2S

  • What medical clearance form do I use for the cargo boat?
    MV Trinity Bay Passengers

    IMPORTANT: Please note that MV “Trinity Bay” requires passengers to complete a Passenger Medical Information Form to advise the crew of any medical issues they may need to be aware of. This information will also be used by medical attendants in the event of a medical emergency or accident.

    If required by Part 1 of the Sea Swift Passenger Medical Form, a GP Fit-to-Travel Clearance is available to print and take to your GP for signature.
    Please email a copy back to reservations@capeyorktours.com.au to complete your booking, please include your booking reference number in the email.

    Bookings are not confirmed until all forms are completed and returned.

  • Is there mobile phone reception and internet cafe access on the tour?
    Digital mobile telephones only operate in Cooktown. Telstra NEXT G telephones work in Cooktown, Laura, Coen, Weipa and Thursday Island. Email access via internet cafes is generally not available. Most phones these days can recieve emails.
  • Is it possible to recharge phones, cameras etc on the tour?
    Telephones, cameras and other electrical devises can be charged using mains power in Cooktown, Musgrave, Coen, Weipa, Bramwell Station and Cape York.
  • What is the policy on alcohol on the tour?
    The Government has imposed very strict alcohol regulations throughout Cape York Peninsula and our company has a permit to carry certain quantities of alcohol and complies with all regulations and laws. Please contact our office for further, more recent information.
  • What is the policy on smoking on the tour?
    As per Government regulations, smoking is not permitted in vehicles. Ample stops provide time for smoking breaks.
  • Where can I store my car and caravan?
    There are a number of places to store your vehicle or caravan. We can give you the details to book directly once your tour dates are confirmed.
  • Are special dietary requirements catered for on the tour?
    If a passenger is on a medically prescribed diet, we will do our absolute utmost to cater suitable meals for that person. Please contact our office to discuss any diet needs.
  • What are the meals provided on the tour?
    Your Guides / Chefs work extremely hard to provide passengers with excellent, wholesome meals. Breakfast consists of a choice of at least 3 cereals, toast and spreads. Lunch has a variety of cold meats and an abundant selection of salad vegetables on rolls or sandwiches. Evening meals begin with happy hour followed by a 2 course meal which could be a grill, roast, casserole, BBQ, fresh fish and appropriate selection of vegetables followed by a tasty dessert.
  • What type of toilet and shower facilities should be expected on the tour?
    Toilets are either flushing or National Park composting type and showers are available most nights and if not, a long, soaking soap free swim in a shallow, safe stream is available.
  • How far do we travel each day?
    These tours are designed to show the very best of Cape York Peninsula. The day normally starts around 8.00am ending approximately 4.00pm covering 300 kilometers per day. During the normal course of the day you will stop for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. The tour also stops at places of interest, towns, communities and any notable flora or fauna features.
  • How many people will be on the tour?
    The maximum number of passengers depends on the seating in the 4WD vehicles which range from 4 to 22 seats.
  • How does the tour run?
    All tours are conducted on a partial participation basis, it generates friendship and conversation. The Tour Leader does all cooking however assistance with vegetable peeling, firewood collection and filling water buckets is greatly appreciated. Passengers assist with washing and wiping and erect their own tents (unless on pre-erected tent camping tour or on accommodated tour) after a demonstration, those less agile will be given assistance.
  • How much luggage am I allowed?
    Baggage space is limited. One soft sided sausage style bag per person measuring approximately 600mm x 500mm x 300mm with a maximum weight of about 10kgs plus one small day pack per person for inside the vehicle. Excess luggage may be stored at your accommodation.
  • What clothing should I bring?
    4 tee shirts

    4 shorts or skirts

    Swimmers/Towel

    Water bottle

    A spray jacket/warm jacket

    1 pair of sandals

    Shady hat

    Torch

    Toiletries

    Laundry powder

    Insect repellent

    Small day pack

    Track suit pants/jeans

    NB: clothes line & pegs are supplied by us (campers only) PLEASE AVOID ARTICLES OF WHITE/LIGHT CLOTHING AS DUST MAY STAIN

  • How comfortable are the 4WD vehicles and seating used on the tour?
    Vehicle seats are individual, padded bucket seats with lap and sash seat belts. Vehicle suspensions are modified to ride as comfortably as possible to Cape York. A seat rotation is normally done each day.
  • What kind of boats are used on the tour?
    M.V Trinity Bay carries 38 passengers stopping at Horn Island, Thursday Island and Bamaga. The trip normally takes 2.5 days and you will sleep on the boat for 2 nights. Accommodation is in either twin cabins or 3-4 passengers per cabin, all cabins have share bathroom facilities. A licensed bar is on the ship and your trip includes meals as indicated in the tour itinerary.
  • What kind of air planes are used on the tour?
    Generally medium sized air planes with a capacity of 20 to 50 passengers are used. During peak season when services are in demand we occasionally use smaller aircraft carrying 8 or less passengers.
  • Should travel insurance be organised before going on the tour?
    Travel Insurance

    As a valued customer of Cape York Tours, we are pleased to offer you the opportunity to purchase discounted travel insurance. It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance. As a valued customer we are pleased to offer you the opportunity get a quote from Cover-More Travel Insurance.

  • Should I bring extra spending money for incidentals?
    We suggest about $300 per person. Credit cards and EFTPOS machines are accessible in most places throughout Cape York.
  • What is excluded from the price of your Cape York tour?
    Any costs incurred before or after departure. Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary. Any personal items such as newspapers, telephone, alcohol and drinks, laundry, personal and travel insurance. It is HIGHLY recommended that passengers take out travel insurance which specifically covers cancellation fees, most claims arise from either personnel or close-family illness before departure resulting in cancellation charges. We suggest you talk to your car, home or life insurer and purchase a policy that will cover you for cancellation fees in the unlikely event that you need to cancel your Cape York tour.
  • What is included in the price of your Cape York Tours from Cairns?
    If on a camping tour – all camping equipment including tents with a floor built into them, mattresses, National Park fees, land access and usage fees to local communities, all camping fees. If on an accommodated tour – all accommodation costs whilst on tour. Meals as indicated: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Dinner (D).