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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.
Locations visited
Daintree National Park
James Cook Museum
Black Mountain National Park
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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.
  • 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
  • Free time in Cooktown to explore or visit the museum
  • Optional upgrade to fly back to Cairns, and spend more time in Cairns and get aerial views
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Reviewed 27 June 2018
Remoteness, histrorical aspects

Tour was great, driver Adam was informative, passionate and always obliging and obviously enjoyed his job. Tour from hotel pick up to drop off on time and as per brochure. Food arranged, tasteful and sufficient, vehicle was very comfortable, stops were well spaced and interesting....More

Thank John K
Maryanne J, Owner at Adventure North Australia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Thank you for your review, so pleased you had a great day with us on your tour to Cooktown with Adam. I am very proud of my team and product and really appreciate your comments. Regards Maryanne

Reviewed 1 June 2018 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

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Maryanne J, Owner at Adventure North Australia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

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 27 May 2018
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

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Maryanne J, Owner at Adventure North Australia Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

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 5 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 28 May 2018

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

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