Cape York Extension

8 Days
Cairns to Cairns
From (CAD)
$ 8,895
Dates & Pricing

2022/2023 Cairns > Cairns

Remote communities and the northernmost tip of Australia

During this incredible 8-day extension following Outback Queensland Adventure visit the tip of Australia at Cape York. Starting in Cairns, you’ll stay overnight on remote cattle stations and learn about life on a working station.
Gaze at a galaxy of stars in the dark, open skies. Cruise along local waterways spotting crocodiles. Learn about Aboriginal history and culture on a Scenic Enrich experience visiting Normanby Station. Visit iconic Australian Pubs, meet the locals, drive the legendary Telegraph Track and enjoy authentic outback food and hospitality.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
AOCC
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Cairns
Return City:
Cairns

Selected Itinerary

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Cairns > Cooktown

    Head north along the Captain Cook Highway towards Australia’s last frontier, Cape York Peninsula. Stopping at Daintree Village, join a Daintree River Cruise and spot elusive estuarine crocodiles. Continue by vehicle towards Cape Tribulation, exploring coastal headlands, stopping to enjoy lunch on the way. Switch into a 4WD to travel on the Bloomfield Track (weather permitting) towards Cooktown. We make a stop at Bloomfield Falls before continuing on to Mungumby Lodge – our accommodation for the next two nights. After settling into your accommodation, meet your guide and travel into the township of Cooktown. Dinner tonight will be at a local restaurant.

    Please arrive into Cairns prior to 07:00 AM.

    Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Cooktown

    Enrich

    After breakfast, meet a local Aboriginal guide who will take you to Normanby Station located in the homelands of the Balngarrawarra people. Join a local Indigenous traditional land owner for an exclusive rock art walk. Enjoy lunch at a local café. Depart for James Cook Museum and visit the Grassy Hill Lookout for views over the Coral Sea. Dinner tonight will be at the much loved Lion’s Den Hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Cooktown > Merluna Station

    Head to Lakefield National Park. Visit Old Laura Homestead and Musgrave Roadhouse. Arrive at Merluna Station in the late afternoon where your hosts, and station owners, will welcome you for an overnight stay. Enjoy a hearty station dinner. By a campfire, gaze up at millions of stars. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Merluna Station > Weipa

    Join your hosts on a morning tour and behind-the-scenes look at station life. Enjoy lunch at the homestead before heading west through savannah country towards Weipa. Take a sunset cruise and keep watch for salt water crocodiles and a myriad of birdlife. After dinner, enjoy your overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Weipa > Bramwell Junction

    Take a tour of the mine in Weipa, the largest town in Cape York. Visit Jardine National Park and the Western Cape Cultural Centre featuring arts and crafts from local Aboriginal and Torres Strait communities. Travel to Bramwell Station for your overnight stay where you will enjoy dinner and warm outback hospitality.   

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Bramwell > Punsand Bay

    Journeying north, pass through one of the Cape’s largest cattle stations, Batavia Downs. Stop at Morton Telegraph Station. After a picnic lunch, visit the famous Fruit Bat Falls to enjoy a swim in crystal-clear waters. On the Jardine River ferry, arrive at the picturesque Punsand Bay, your base for the next two nights. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Horn Island

    Uncover the fascinating history of Horn Island with a private guide – an important defense during World War II. Enjoy lunch at a local café, admiring the beaches of the Torres Strait. Return to the mainland to enjoy your last dinner on Cape York. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Bamaga > Cairns

    Head north to the very tip of the country. Journey through rainforest tracks before the ocean is able to be seen on both sides of the vehicle. The last 400 metres is reached on foot as we climb across rocks to arrive at the most northerly tip of mainland Australia. Enjoy lunch before transferring for your onward flight to Cairns (flights not included). Please book onward flight departing Cairns after 19:30.

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Tour inclusions

Handcrafted inclusions
  • Fully escorted small group extension
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • 22 Meals- 7 breakfasts (B), 8 Lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Expert and knowledgeable driver guide

Pricing & Availability