Experience one of Australias Must Do Experiences with Aboriginal Elder Willie Gordon, on the magical Rainbow Serpent Rock Art Tour. Travel with Adventure North through some of the most amazing scenery in Australia, from Cairns, Port Douglas to the historic township of Cooktown!
Air-conditioned 4wd vehicle Experienced driver-guide Daintree River Cable Ferry crossing Morning Tea World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park 4wd only famous Bloomfield Track Lunch at the Lions Den Hotel (Aussie bush pub) Black Mountain Cooktown Rainbow Serpent Rock Art Tour with Aboriginal Elder Willie Gordon Outback of Far North Queensland campervan relocations
What You See:
One of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives Daintree National Park-Cape Tribulation area Bloomfield Track, 4wd only Cedar National Park Black Mountain National Park Cookown Outback of Far North Queensland
What makes it great:
Adventure North Australia is locally owned and operated. If you are into getting off the mainstream tourist trail, history, botany, adventure, seeing the rainforest and the outback, or 4 wheel driving then this is the trip for you.
Day 1 (L)
You will be collected by our air-conditioned four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle. We travel north along the Captain Cook Highway, one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives towards the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, crossing the mighty Daintree River by cable ferry. You will Journey through this spectacular example of Mother Nature, which contains the highest number of plant and animal species that are rare, or threatened by extinction.
Your experienced guide will enlighten your journey with incredible stories and history as you continue on the 4WD only Bloomfield Track. This will take you through some of the most incredible scenery in the country. Crossing rivers and climbing mountain ranges. We stop for lunch at the famous Lion’s Den Hotel (est. 1875), one of North Queensland’s oldest running bush pubs. Continue to the unique geological oddity, which is Black Mountain, surrounded in mystery and spoken of in ancient Aboriginal legend. Arriving in Cooktown have your camera ready with 360 degree panoramic views from Grassy Hill of Cooktown, the Coral Sea and the Endeavour River. Overnight – Cooktown at the Seaview Motel with views overlooking the Endeavour River.
Rainbow Serpent Rock Art Tour with Aboriginal Elder Willie Gordon from 7.45am – 1.15pm
An early start today as you will be collected from your accommodation by Nugal-warra Elder, Willie Gordon for a half day Rainbow Serpent Tour. Willie has a great smile, an infectious laugh and will be taking you to visit the rock art sites on his traditional country outside Hope Vale Aboriginal Community. The Rainbow Serpent Tour takes you through a dramatic landscape to six rock art sites, including an Ancestral Birth Cave and the Reconciliation Cave. Wear comfortable walking shoes today as you’ll be walking through Willie’s country. After returning to Cooktown you are free to enjoy the reminder of the day at your leisure. Visit the World Class James Cook Museum or stroll along the shores of the Endeavour River. The main street has a charm and historical atmosphere, which still prevails. You can experience the unspoilt beauty of the area, which remains much the same as when Captain Cook knew it in 1770. This afternoon depart Cooktown via the inland road, The Mulligan Highway, travelling through a diverse landscape of cattle stations and the Palmer River Gold mine region, which is the Outback of Far North Queensland. Dinner stop at the Mt Carbine Hotel (at your expense) before returning to your chosen accommodation in the evening approx 9.30pm Cairns or 8.30pm Port Douglas.
Tour operates from 1st April 2013 through to 30 November 2013 only.
Departs: Monday and Thursday from Cairns 7.00am and Port Douglas at 8.30am
Returns: Cairns Day 2 at 9.30pm and Port Douglas at 8.30pm
Advertised prices do not include the $20.00 fuel levy payable on board
Morning Tea, Lunch Day 1 included, all other meals at your own expense