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Cooktown 4WD Adventure Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

Highlights
  • Travel by air-conditioned 4WD to historic Cooktown along one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives
  • Travel through UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest
  • Visit the iconic Lions Den Hotel
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Cooktown 4WD Adventure Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas
From US$ 218.91
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Cooktown Adventure Tour by 4WD vehicle in both directions. Includes pickup and drop off from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas hotels and lunch.
From US$ 218.91
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Cooktown 4WD tour from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels including lunch. Return to Cairns by scenic fixed-wing aircraft. Transfer from Cairns Domestic airport to hotels is NOT included.
From US$ 307.95
Overview
On the incredibly scenic drive from Cairns or Port Douglas to the historic township of Cooktown, you don't want to be focused on navigation and directions. This tour from Cairns provides all transportation, so you can enjoy the ride to Cooktown and through the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Daintree National Park. Additionally, explore the Bloomfield Track and opt for a visit to the James Cook Museum during free time.
What to Expect
Departing Cairns, sit back and gaze out the window at the remarkable scenery on the Captain Cook Highway, approaching Daintree National Park. Cross the Daintree River via cable ferry and connect to the Bloomfield Track. This scenic journey won't be marred by your need to focus on maps, navigation, or directions, since your guide takes care of the driving. 

Stop for lunch en route, then continue before visiting the Lion's Den Hotel, one of the Queensland's oldest bush pubs, and then move on to Black Mountain to learn about local aboriginal beliefs and legends. In Cooktown, opt to visit the James Cook Museum and spend some free time exploring before heading back via the Mulligan Highway, the outback of North Queensland making a stop for an evening meal (own expense) at the Palmer Riverside Roadhouse.

Optional: Return to Cairns via a 45-minute flight with aerial views of the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree coast.
Reviews (24)
1 - 5 of 12 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2018
The complete trip was a highlight

The trip from start to finish was great. It was very interesting to hear about the Aboriginal history of the area. Our guide Graeme was very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna and has a great sense of humor. Meal stops were good from inside...More

Thank Maggie W
Reviewed 10 September 2018
if you like aboriginal talk this tour is for you

we had a long long boreing day we learnt nothing at all about the area we were visiting Adam our tour guide done nothing but talk about aboriginals at time it was bordering on lectures will never do tour with this company againMore

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Maryanne J, Owner at Adventure North Australia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

As a small company we take pride in the tours we offer and this is reinforced by the numerous positive comments that appear on the Trip Advisor site. Sadly, a very small percentage either don’t understand or don’t appreciate the information or history touched upon...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Amazing Family Experience

I unfortunately couldn't do the tour due to back problems, however my husband and 11 year old daughter enjoyed immensely and the pictures they showed me we incredible

Thank Liliane H
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile
Amazing, but long, day trip

I have always wanted to go to Cooktown and go on the Bloomfield track and this seemed to be a good way to do both when we were staying in Port Douglas. The trip is in a 4WD mini bus which seats around 15 people....More

Thank Joanne024
Reviewed 27 June 2018
Remoteness, histrorical aspects

Tour was great, driver Adam was informative, passionate and always obliging and obviously enjoyed his job. Tour from hotel pick up to drop off on time and as per brochure. Food arranged, tasteful and sufficient, vehicle was very comfortable, stops were well spaced and interesting....More

Thank John K
Maryanne J, Owner at Adventure North Australia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thank you for your review, so pleased you had a great day with us on your tour to Cooktown with Adam. I am very proud of my team and product and really appreciate your comments. Regards Maryanne

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