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Cairns to Cooktown

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Cairns to Cooktown

We will be in Cairns in October and would like to visit Cooktown. A company called Adventure North does a three day trip which looks quite good. Has anyone used this company, please? Or can you recommend anyone else?

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1. Re: Cairns to Cooktown

Was stoked to see your proposal, have been to Cairns etc umpteen times but first trip to Cooktown was Dec last year and it was wonderful, just like Port Douglas was 20 years ago before it got turned into a tourist trap. So good we're going back next month.

I cant comment on tour operators but in 3 days you could do quite a good tour yourself if you hired your own car.

Either rent a conventional car and take the Coastal Hwy past Port Douglas the the main (inland) road which is fully sealed now, takes about 4 hrs, or hire a 4WD and you can take the Cape Trib-Bloomfield road. If wanting to go that way and see that the tour co would be a good option as the coast road would be hard work.

You could base yourself in Cooktown or there are places nearby such as Helensvale which are accessible by conventional vehicles.

PS I've seen posts to the effect that you can do the coast road by conventional car, be aware that the road is very steep and unsealed (up to 1 in 3) and rental cars don't permit you going past cape trib. They will let you go to Cooktown and Laura by the main inland road.

Cheers Skip

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