3 Day Cape Tribulation & Cooktown Wanderer - Down Under Tours

3 Day Cape Tribulation & Cooktown Wanderer

Day 1: Cairns to Cooktown 
Travel north from Cairns along the Captain Cook Hwy with stunning views across the Coral Sea to the Daintree Rainforest.  Enjoy a 1 hour cruise on the Daintree River home of the Estuarine Crocodile before enjoying a tasty BBQ lunch, and a guided rainforest walk at the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk. Next stop is the world famous Cape Tribulation Beach before we engage 4WD and travel up the Bloomfield Track to the beautiful shire of Wujal Wujal.  Enjoy a rest stop at the iconic Lion’s Den Hotel (refreshments at own expense). Then continue on to Cooktown where there is time to relax before a “Welcome to Cooktown’ dinner.

Includes Lunch, Dinner and accommodation at Cooktowns Sovereign Resort

Day 2: Cooktown 

After a tasty breakfast at the resort enjoy before a full day discovering the township of Cooktown.  Our passionate driver guide will share the fascinating history of Captain Cooks voyage of discovery and time in the region whilst undertaking repairs to the HMB Endeavour after striking the reef off Cape Tribulation.  Visit the National Trust Listed site of Reconciliation Rocks,  which marks the first recorded act of reconciliation between our First Nations people and Captain James Cook.  Wander through the Heritage Listed Cooktown Cemetery with graves dating back to the 1800’s.  In the afternoon spend time at the James Cook Museum before visiting Grassy Hill Lookout and enjoying the magnificent views over the Endeavour River and out to the Coral Sea.

Includes Breakfast and accommodation at Cooktowns Sovereign Resort

Day 3: Cooktown to Cairns 

Enjoy a free morning to explore Cooktown at our leisure before meeting for a tasty lunch at Nature Powerhouse Cafe in the Cooktown Botanic Gardens.  The Cafe is home to the Vera Scarth-Johnson art gallery  showcasing botanical illustrations.   We explore the gardens on a guided walk viewing many species collected by Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander back in 1770.   We return to Cairns journeying through the Outback savannah country past termite mounds and Brahman Cattle.

Includes Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 1:

  • Experienced driver/guide
  • 1hr Daintree River Cruise
  • World Heritage Listed Wet Tropics National Park
  • Tasty lunch at Heritage Lodge
  • Marrdja Botanical Walk
  • Cape Tribulation Beach
  • 4WD only Bloomfield Track
  • Lion’s Den Hotel

DAY 2:

  •  Guided town tour of Cooktown
  • Cooktown Cemetery
  • James Cook Historical Museum
  • Grassy Hill Lookout

DAY 3:

  • Guided walk through the historical Botanic Gardens
  • Nature’s Powerhouse: Café, Art Gallery & Visitor Information Centre
  • Black Mountain & Byerstown Lookouts
  • Palmer River Roadhouse
  • Return journey via the outback

A general level of  mobility & fitness is required to join this tour.

The 4WD Coach used for our Cooktown Tour has several steps on entry and passengers will need to board and disembark from the vehicle several times through out the day.

Walks included are all considered easy and are less than 1klm in length. The terrain through out this tour features uneven surfaces and step hills and is not suitable for mobility impaired guests.

Please don’t hesitate to contact our reservations team for advice if you have any concerns about your ability to join this tour.


Phone: 07 4047 9097  6am – 5pm daily

Email : res@downundertours.com

Hat & Sunscreen

Bottle of Water


1 small overnight bag (no luggage)

Tours operate May to November and depart on select dates high lighted below

Please Note: Travel on the 4wd Bloomfield Track is weather dependent. Alternative route via inland Mulligan Hwy may be taken with no refund. 

Operated by Adventure North Australia

Solo travellers must book Single Room Rate. No rooms shared between separate bookings. Children must travel with Adult. Maximum room occupancy is 2 people.

Rates are GST inclusive, prices shown are 1AD and in Australia Dollars (AUD)
Child Rate 4-14yrs inc. We do not recommend this tour for children under 7 years due to the length of the days.
Subject to Cancellation Policy & Terms and Conditions of Operator: Adventure North Australia
– Cancellation Policy: No Charge until 7 days prior to travel. 50% cancellation fee charged for cancellations between 2-7 days from travel. 100% cancellation fee charged for cancellations within 48 hours of travel.

Prices for 2023 Tour Season

Adult (Twin Share): $1499 per person
Child (7-14yr): $1420 per person
Adult (Single Room): $1855 per person

Please contact our friendly reservations team to book this tour

07 4047 9066