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7 Day Cape York Drive / Fly Camping Safari (May to October)

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HIGHLIGHTS:
β€’ Cape York - Most Northern Tip of Australia
β€’ Thursday Island
β€’ Fruit Bat falls
β€’ Bramwell Station
β€’ Weipa
β€’ Musgrave Telegraph Station
β€’ Lakefield National Park
β€’ Cooktown
β€’ Bloomfield Track
β€’ Cape Tribulation
β€’ World Heritage Daintree National Park

INSURANCE
Heritage Tours and/or its agents are not responsible or liable for loss or damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings whatsoever or for personal injury, accidents, hospitalisation, illness or medical expenses. Most claims arise from personal or close-family illness before holiday departure, resulting in cancellation charges. We strongly recommend all intending passengers consult their travel or insurance agent and take out adequate travel insurance to cover any event and give full travel protection.

Included in price:
All fares include meals as per itinerary code: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch and (D) Dinner. (S) Showers, (L) Laundry, (T) Toilets, (Bc) Bushcamp. All camping, accommodation costs and entrance fees as per itinerary. Twin share tents, camp bed and 2 inch high density foam mattresses on camping safaris.
Able to be purchased/hired:
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED (unless otherwise stated in the itinerary) Accommodation, meals, fares en route from home cities. Meals, unless specifically mentioned on day to day itinerary, any personal items such as drinks, newspapers, telephone, laundry, souvenirs, personal and holiday insurance. Fuel levy may apply. Camping Equipment for hire: Sleeping bag: $ 15.00 for the duration of the safari, Sheet: $ 5.00 for the duration of the safari, Pillow: $ 5.00 for the duration of the safari. Optional tour of an open cut bauxite mine available in Weipa at an additional cost of $ 40.00 per person, or Weipa Wildlife and Eco Cruise at $ 45.00 per person. These tours needs to be pre-booked at least 2 weeks prior to departure.
What to bring:
Casual gear is a must. You will need 3 to 4 changes of clothing. T-shirts, jeans, shorts, bathers, bath and hand towel, a pair of rubber soled shoes or joggers, a warm jumper or jacket, hat, torch, sleeping bag, pillow, insect repellent and toiletries. A track suit is most useful, too.
Fitness level required:
Medium
Child policies:
Children 14 years of age and under, on all overland camping safaris 10% off adult fare. Tours are not suitable for children under 6 years of age.
Departure points:
Cairns, Queensland
Departure time:
6:00 AM Daily
Pickup/departure instructions:
ACCOMMODATION IN CAIRNS FOR CAPE YORK TOURS Upon final payment, please confirm your accommodation with head office by phoning 07 4054 7750. Our head office will leave a message at the hotel reception ONE day prior to the tour departure with confirmation of your pick up time, when applicable. Pick up times are generally between 6AM and 7AM. Heritage Tours will pick up and drop of at the following places in Cairns on tours that include accommodation transfers: Queens Court Hotel, 167 Sheridan Street Cairns Novotel Oasis Resort, 122 Lake Street Cairns Top Tourist: 1st City Caravilla Caravan park, Kelly Street Earlville, 07 4054 1403 BIG 4, Cairns Coconut Caravan Park, Anderson Road Woree, 07 4054 6644 These 2 caravan parks have storage facilities available for your car and caravan.
Duration:
7 days and 6 nights
Approximate Return Time:
Between 5 and 6PM
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Tour Details

Operator
Heritage 4WD Safari Tours
Destinations
Weipa, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Cape York, Bloomfield, Daintree, Lakefield National Park and Black Mountain
Departs From
Cairns

Tour Description

Legend; B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner


DAY 1 CAIRNS – COOKTOWN (LD)
After an early morning pick up from selected Cairns accommodation your adventure begins. Travelling north along the scenic Captain Cook Highway, through the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef. Then making our way along the jungle shrouded Bloomfield Track (road conditions permitted), stopping off at the unique Lion’s Den Hotel, and the mysterious Black Mountain, arriving at the old gold port of Cooktown, where we visit Captain Cooks Landing, before settling in our accommodation with ensuite facilities.

DAY 2 COOKTOWN - LAKEFIELD NATIONAL PARK - MUSGRAVE (BLD)
Heading west into the outback, we travel over the legendary Battle Camp Range to the Old Laura Homestead and Lakefield National Park (road conditions permitted), a haven for the many birds and animals native to this area. Lagoons, billabongs, and wide river lakes are home to both fresh and saltwater crocodiles. The afternoon finds us arriving at our overnight permanent campsite at The Old Musgrave Telegraph Station. (ST)

DAY 3 MUSGRAVE - COEN – ARCHER RIVER – WEIPA (BLD)
This morning, we continue north stopping off at the historic frontier gold town of Coen and the picturesque Archer River, before making our way to the bauxite-mining town of Weipa. Our permanent campsite is located close to the beach, where you can enjoy the spectacular sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria. (STL)

DAY 4 WEIPA - WENLOCK RIVER – BRAMWELL STATION (BD)
This morning you may wish to take an informative tour of the Weipa mining operation or join a Wildlife Eco River Cruise (own expense). After lunch, we head for our overnight permanent camp site at a true blue Aussie cattle station, Bramwell Station. (ST)


DAY 5 BRAMWELL – FRUIT BAT FALLS – CAPE YORK (BLD)
After an early start, we head north travelling along part of the Old Telegraph Track to arrive at Fruit Bat Falls for lunch. Relax, swim, and enjoy this unique area with its enchanting waterfall. Then northwards across the Jardine River, to arrive at Cape York! We will be staying at Seisia in our permanent pre-erected base camp. Seisia is ideally located for our next few days, being in walking distance from the Seisia Wharf, the departure point for the ferry to Thursday Island and a famous fishing spot. (STL)

DAY 6 CAPE YORK - SOMERSET (BLD)
An unforgettable day! Stand at the very top of mainland Australia. We then visit Somerset (road conditions permitted), once the home of the legendary Jardine family. We have lunch on palm fringed Anchorage Beach which overlooks the Albany Passage. A walk on the beach completes your day before returning to Seisia. (STL)

DAY 7 CAPE YORK – THURSDAY ISLAND - CAIRNS (B)
An early morning departure as you cruise through island studded straits to explore our northern community, Thursday Island. Here you will be taken on a informative guided bus tour of the island and its picturesque Harbour, once home to the romantic pearl lugger fleet. Then board your plane at Horn Island for a scenic flight back to Cairns. Arriving late afternoon in Cairns your tour finishes with a drop off to selected Cairns hotel accommodation or caravan parks.

The operator reserves the right to alter itinerary, camp site and accommodation if necessitated.

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