Select Page

Cooktown & Tropical North QLD Adventure

8 Days Exploring Cairns, the Daintree, Cooktown & Port Douglas with $700 Bonus Value

Select dates May - Oct 22

from $... per Person
Book by September 30, 2021

Visit Queensland’s lush tropical north, starting with a stay at Rydges Esplanade Cairns and time to enjoy Cairn’s inviting waterfront precinct. Then, take off on your Cooktown Tour, first exploring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park, followed by the excitement of the 4WD-only Bloomfield Track. Enjoy time to soak up the unspoilt beauty and incredible cultural heritage of historic Cooktown with your friendly and expert driver-guide over 3 full days. Wrap up your adventure with 3 nights in a self-contained apartment at the lush and relaxing Freestyle Resort Port Douglas, minutes from the beach and centre of town.

Low Deposit from $99*pp

  • 2 nights at 4-star Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns
  • 2 nights at 4-star Sovereign Resort Cooktown
  • 3 nights at 4-star Self Contained Apartment at Freestyle Resort Port Douglas
  • Expert Local Driver-Guide throughout the Daintree & Cooktown Tour
  • Award-winning Full Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise to Agincourt Reef
  • BONUS Tropical Buffet Lunch on Reef Day
  • BONUS Welcome drink in Cairns
  • BONUS Breakfast included in Cairns & Cooktown
  • BONUS Welcome Dinner in Cooktown
  • BONUS Entry fees included

Deal Code: MT-30015


Day 1: Arrive Cairns
Welcome to the tropical North! Make your own way to Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns today, where you are welcome to check in to your Garden View Room from 3pm. Enjoy a complimentary welcome drink and relax for the rest of the day.

Day 2: Cairns Free Day (B)
Spend a full day of free time today. The Rydges Esplanade Resort location right on Cairns’ famous Esplanade offers a relaxing, indulgent place to unwind and a launch pad to explore Cairns and surrounds. Enjoy the expansive lagoon-style pool and outdoor dining options. Cairns’ many popular restaurants, bars and shops are just outside your door.
Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

Day 3 Cairns – Daintree NP – Cooktown (Boxed Breakfast, L, D)
Meet your Driver Guide this morning and travel north to the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. There’s time to experience a 1-hour wildlife cruise on the Daintree River, BBQ lunch and guided rainforest walk at the Marrdja Boardwalk. Then visit the iconic Cape Tribulation Beach – named by Captain Cook in 1770. Your driver will share fascinating stories and local history as you travel along the famous 4WD-only Bloomfield Track. Enjoy a stop at the iconic Lion’s Den Hotel for a cool refreshment (own expense). On arrival at Cooktown, relax before an included welcome dinner.
Sovereign Resort Cooktown

Pack lightly for your 2 night trip to Cooktown. Only comfortable casual clothing, swimwear and comfortable shoes are required. The tour vehicle has limited luggage space and each traveller is strictly limited to one overnight bag only.

Day 4: Cooktown & Surrounds (B)
Start your exploration of Cooktown with a guided foreshore walk, see reconciliation rocks – where the first act of reconciliation between Europeans and Aboriginals took place. Learn about the 48 days Captain Cook and his crew spent ashore, the role Cooktown played in the Palmer River Gold rush and the connection to country the area has, for the local Guugu Yimithirr Aboriginal people.
This afternoon, visit the Heritage listed Cooktown Cemetery, bearing testimony to the diverse nationalities who came to Cooktown and the Palmer Goldfields. From there explore James Cook Museum showcasing the fascinating history of this remarkable town. See original artifacts from the Endeavor including a cannon and anchor. Today concludes with a visit to Grassy Hill for amazing panoramic views of Cooktown, the Coral Sea and Endeavour River.
Sovereign Resort Cooktown

Day 5: Cooktown – Port Douglas (B, L)
There is free time this morning to explore Cooktown’s many historic buildings and places of interest. Lunch is included before guided walk through the renowned Cooktown Botanic Gardens, established in 1878. Then, visit Nature’s Powerhouse, including the Vera Scarth-Johnson gallery, a collection of original botanical illustrations of flora from the region.
Later, depart Cooktown via the Mulligan Highway. Stops are made enroute at Black Mountain, Byerstown Lookout and the Palmer River Roadhouse. Marvel at the beauty of the outback savannah country with its vast eucalypt forests and termite mounds. Your tour will conclude in the early evening, when you farewell your Driver Guide in Port Douglas.
Freestyle Resort Port Douglas

Day 6 & 7: Port Douglas Free Day Or Outer Barrier Reef to Agincourt Reef Cruise
Depending on scheduling, on days 6 and 7 you will:
Have a full free day to relax in your One Bedroom Self Contained Apartment at Freestyle Resort Port Douglas and time to explore the laid back township of Port Douglas at your own pace;
Be collected in the morning for an exciting full day on the Great Barrier Reef.
Your comfortable, airconditioned Quicksilver Cruise to Agincourt Reef and Pontoon includes morning and afternoon teas on board and a reef presentation by a marine biologist. A delicious hot and cold tropical buffet lunch and all snorkelling equipment is provided at the pontoon. Qualified snorkelling safety officers are on hand, experience the underwater observatory fish & coral viewing, plus fish feeding conducted by the crew. Be transferred back to Freestyle Resort at the end of your reef day.
Freestyle Resort Port Douglas

Travellers in May will experience the Reef Day on Day 7 of their tour.
Travellers in October will experience the Reef Day on Day 6 of their tour.

Day 8: Depart Port Douglas
At the appropriate time, check out for your onward travel.

17 May 2022
10 October 2022


Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
Personal expenses
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary

Our friendly consultants will be happy to quote options for airfares to Cairns.

Solo Price: From $2390 per person
Child Price: From $1190 per child sharing existing bedding at hotel

Children ages are 4-14 years inclusive, at the time of travel
Travel from $1190 per child when sharing a room with parents /adults and utilising existing bedding at the hotel.

An initial deposit from $99 per person is required to secure your booking.
The final balance will be due 6 months before departure.

If you are unable to travel due to government restrictions or supplier cancellations, we will waive our administration fees and assist with a date change, credit or refund less any unrecoverable third-party costs. Credits are subject to supplier conditions and fare differences may apply upon rebooking.

Each amendment incurs a $55 per person administration fee.
Additional fees from third-party suppliers including airlines may apply.

Cancellation after initial deposit: $150 per person administration fee.
Cancellation after second deposit: $300 per person administration fee.
Additional fees from third-party suppliers including airlines may apply.
If there is only one deposit, then the cancellation fee is $300pp.

The tour coach will be sanitised regularly with a deep clean at the end of every shift. Hand sanitiser will be provided on the coach.

Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one bag not exceeding 20kg on tour, regardless of any other baggage allowance.
Porter service is not included and you are expected to carry your own bags.
Luggage and personal effects are your own risk and we hold no liability for lost or damaged belongings.

Final documentation will be emailed within two weeks of departure of the respective travel component.

The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed necessary for optimum safety, enjoyment and operation of the tour.
If attractions are not available due to reasons beyond our control such as closures or adverse weather, similar alternatives will be provided where possible.
The indicated length of trip includes time in flight and is subject to change depending on the final flight schedule.
Included admissions provide general entrance to the attraction and do not include secondary admissions or expenses inside the venue.
Any reference to ‘optional’, ‘not included’ or ‘exclusions/excluded’ means at your own expense.

Hotel star ratings are either local ratings or self-ratings provided by the supplier.
All rooms will be lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise stated.

Is not available on this package.

The tour and its optional programs may require minimum numbers to operate.

It is a condition of booking that you must always remain with the tour according to the prescribed program.
Departure from the group or deviation from the set itinerary are not permitted unless written prior consent is obtained, otherwise you risk cancellation of remaining land and air arrangements.

All efforts must be made to resolve issues on tour with the tour leader.
Complaints must be submitted in writing with substantiated evidence within 10 days of trip completion.

Please notify your guide of any special dietary requirements but note that choices may be limited or not catered for.

Comprehensive travel insurance is strongly recommended.

Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control.
In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, we reserve the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

The pricing, terms and conditions listed herewith shall prevail in the case of any ambiguity or contradiction with other terms.

Enquire Online


Personal Info

Holiday Info

Confirm & Send

Remaining Characters: 900

Talk to an Expert

Our QLD Holiday Experts are:

  • Queensland experts
  • Based in Australia
  • Passionate and professional
  • Here for you every step of the way
  • Keen to find you the best deal
  • Ready to answer all your Queensland questions

Mon - Fri (AEST)9:00 am5:00 pm
Sat - Sun (AEST)10:00 am4:00 pm