7 Day – Cape York Drive / Fly Budget Accommodated Tour (7DFBA)

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  • Bloomfield Track
  • Cooktown
  • Musgrave Telegraph Station
  • Archer River
  • Weipa
  • Bramwell Station
  • Cape York "The Tip"
  • Seisia
  • Fruit Bat Falls
  • Thursday Island Tour
  • Torres Strait Islands
  • Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park
  • Flight Horn Island to Cairns

Itinerary

Itinerary

Cairns to Cooktown Day 1

Cairns to 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 overnight accommodation in Cooktown ensuite facilities.

Cooktown to Lakefield NP to Musgrave Day 2

Cooktown to Lakefield NP to Musgrave - (BLD)

Heading west into the outback to explore Lakefield National Park (road conditions permitting).

An amalgamation of 3 huge cattle stations, now 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 the old Musgrave telegraph station ensuite facilities

Musgrave to Weipa Day 3

Musgrave to 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. Enjoy the spectacular sunset over the Gulf of Carpentaria. Accommodation with ensuite facilities.

Weipa, Wenlock River to Bramwell Station Day 4

Weipa, Wenlock River to Bramwell Station - (BD)

This morning you have the option to join a Wildlife Eco River Cruise (own expense). After lunch, we head for our overnight accommodation with shared bathroom facilities at a former ‘true blue’ Aussie cattle station, Bramwell Station.

Bramwell Station, Fruit Bat Falls to Seisia Day 5

Bramwell Station, Fruit Bat Falls to Seisia - (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.

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. We stay in lodge accommodation at Seisia Holiday Park. share facilities

Cape York, Somerset 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 and lunch on palm fringed Anchorage Beach which overlooks the Albany Passage.

A walk on the beach completes your day before returning to base.

Cape York, Thursday Island, Cairns 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 an 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 your flight back to Cairns. Arriving late afternoon in Cairns your tour finishes with a drop off to selected Cairns hotel accommodation or caravan parks.

OPTIONAL EXTRA DAY HORN ISLAND Day 8

OPTIONAL EXTRA DAY HORN ISLAND - (BLD)

For those interested in WWII history, you will have the option to stay an extra day at Horn Island. Dinner included on day 7. This day includes a tour of Horn Island, entry to the Torres Strait Heritage Museum. You will stay the night at the Gateway Torres Strait Resort at Horn Island.

Late afternoon you board your plane at Horn Island for your flight back to Cairns.

Cost: $435.00 pp twin share / $ 590.00 single

Booking / Dates / Rates

2024 Rates
Twin share$3,995.00 per person
Single$4,690.00 per person
Horn Island Optional Day Package / twin share$435.00 per person
Horn Island Optional Day Package, single$590.00 per person
2025 Rates
Twin share$4,075.00 per person
Single$4,975.00 per person
Horn Island Optional Day Package / twin share$435.00 per person
Horn Island Optional Day Package, single$590.00 per person

Dates

DateAvailabilty
31 August, 2024 0 Fully Booked
14 September, 2024 0 Fully Booked
28 September, 2024 6
20 May, 2025 0 Fully Booked
24 May, 2025 6
3 June, 2025 0 Fully Booked
7 June, 2025 0 Fully Booked
17 June, 2025 6
21 June, 2025 6
1 July, 2025 0 Fully Booked
5 July, 2025 6
15 July, 2025 6
19 July, 2025 0 Fully Booked
29 July, 2025 6
2 August, 2025 6
12 August, 2025 0 Fully Booked
16 August, 2025 0 Fully Booked
26 August, 2025 6
30 August, 2025 6
9 September, 2025 6
13 September, 2025 6
23 September, 2025 0 Fully Booked
27 September, 2025 0 Fully Booked

Map

Cooktown
Rinyirru ( Lakefield) National Park
Musgrave
Archer River
Fruitbat Falls
Somerset
Thursday Island
Cairns