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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$221.60
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Drive/Drive
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$221.57
Drive/Fly
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$311.70
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.
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1 - 5 of 7 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic One Day Trip

We decided to do the one day Cooktown trip while visiting Port Douglas and were so glad we did. We were picked up by Graeme, our driver/ guide for the day and his friendly nature made everyone comfortable right from the start. I’m not sure...More

1  Thank kimmac53
Maryanne J, Owner at Adventure North Australia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your Cooktown Day Tour with Graeme, pleased you enjoyed your tour with us. I'm surprised you could not find our brochure as we are supported very well in Port Douglas and our sales team are there every...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Money well spent

One day spare in Cairns and what to do. Cooktown was on the bucket list to do with the option of driving or be driven. Having just towed from Brisbane happy to have someone do the drive. Originally elected to fly back but no seat...More

Thank nambatri2016
Maryanne J, Owner at Adventure North Australia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, pleased you chose Adventure North and travelled with us to Cooktown. It is a big day but a great day with so much to see along the way, especially the Bloomfield Track. Flights can be limited however as you say...More

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile
Great tour - not to be missed!

Fantastic experience in a 4WD bus/vehicle travelling on the Bloomfield Track through the Daintree Rainforest to Cooktown. Our driver/guide, Shannon, was extremely knowledgeable on history, flora and fauna, and so friendly- making you feel relaxed and welcome. Our highlight was seeing a Cassowary and his...More

Thank Liz C
Maryanne J, Owner at Adventure North Australia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, Fantastic that you saw a Cassowary and his chicks. It is such a diverse day with so much to see. We choose our stops carefully and pleased you enjoyed these, I agree the home made scones at Heritage are too...More

Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile
Getting to know Australia!

Although it was a trip to Cooktown, interestingly the highlight was not Cooktown but the journey itself, a knowledge-packed 12 hour road trip! Shanon was our guide and picked us up (was just us 4 in total) at our hotel, and he is amazing, borderline...More

Thank Jim H
Maryanne J, Owner at Adventure North Australia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you for your review. Yes, Shannon is a wonderful guide and person. Our tour is a unique Australian experience and I am very proud of my product. A big day out but a great day out where you will see some of the most...More

Reviewed 13 December 2017
Worth the time

My girlfriend and I chose the one day trip as we did not have enough time for a longer visit. We were lucky to be practically the only ones on the trip this day so we had our guide, Cathy, mostly to ourselves. She told...More

Thank Stig J. R
Maryanne J, Owner at Adventure North Australia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

So pleased you found our tour to Cooktown to be "worth the time" very much appreciate your feedback. We are presently in our off season and our tours run intermittently from December through to March. A lot depends on when and if our wet season...More

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