Cape York 2010 by hjkuiw354


									Cape York 2010
Small Group 4WD Adventure
13 Days Cape York • Departs 30 August 2010

                                                                                                     Special RACQ price,
                                                                                                      plus FREE half day
                                                                                                      Green Island Tour

See beautiful Fruit Bat Falls, near Jardine River National Park

  ✔✔ Visit isolated Thursday Island                                                            Flight (included)
  ✔✔ Walk to the northernmost point                                       Island               Train
     of the Australian mainland                                                              4 No. of nights stay
                                                                   Thursday         1   2
  ✔✔ Travel the rugged Bloomfield Track                             Island 2                   World Heritage Area
  ✔✔ Absorb the beauty of Cape Tribulation                          Bamaga 1
                                                                                 Jardine River
  APT GUARANTEED INClUSIoNS                                                     National Park
                                                                                                 Great Ba

  ✔✔ Travel with a small group in
                                                                   Weipa 1 Moreton
     a custom-built 4WD vehicle                                                 Telegraph
  ✔✔ Fly from Cairns to Horn Island                                Cape York      Station

  ✔✔ Visit the telegraph repeater stations                         Peninsula

     of Moreton and Musgrave                                                      Archer River                   ef
  ✔✔ Explore lakefield National Park                              Mungkan Kandju Coen
  ✔✔ Visit Cooktown Botanic Gardens                                National Park
  ✔✔ Tour the pristine rainforest of World                               Musgrave 1
     Heritage-listed Daintree National Park                                   Lakefield
  CoMFoRTABlE ACCoMMoDATIoN                                                 National Park
                                                                                 Cooktown 1
  ✔✔ Stay four nights in tropical Cairns
                                                                            Cape Tribulation 1
  ✔✔ Stay in true wilderness at Ferntree                                 Daintree National Park
     Rainforest lodge, Cape Tribulation                                            Port Douglas
  FINE DINING – INClUDES 25 MEAlS                                                           Kuranda               4
  ✔✔ 12 Breakfasts (B), 5 lunches (l)                                                                            Cairns
     and 8 Dinners (D)
Cape York 4WD Adventure
Day 1 Mon. Cairns. Arrive in Cairns and                             Day 6 Sat. Weipa. After breakfast, depart                            River, watching for wildlife along the banks
transfer to your hotel. Enjoy free time to explore                  Moreton Telegraph Station and travel to Weipa,                       and saltwater crocodiles that inhabit the river.
and relax. Do some shopping, visit the casino                       on the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Weipa                      After the cruise, follow the beautiful coastal
for a flutter or wander around the vibrant local                    is the site of the world’s largest bauxite deposit                   road to Cairns.
markets. Perhaps take a dip in the hotel pool.                      and is also home to fantastic barramundi and                         Three Night Stay: The Hotel Cairns.                           B
Stay: The Hotel Cairns, close to the CBD and                        blue salmon fishing. Enjoy a fascinating tour of
one block from the famous Esplanade.                                the Weipa Bauxite Mine before returning to your                      Day 11 Thur. Kuranda Scenic Railway.
                                                                    hotel for dinner.                                                    This morning after breakfast, board the Kuranda
Day 2 Tue. Cape York, Thursday Island.                              Stay: Weipa, Albatross Hotel Resort.            BLD                  Scenic Railway for the brilliant rail journey up
This morning, fly from Cairns to Horn Island,                                                                                            through lush tropical rainforest to the picturesque
where you’ll enjoy a brief, locally-guided tour.                          Day 7 Sun. Coen, Weipa, Gulf Country.                          mountain retreat of Kuranda Village. On arrival,
Then head to Thursday Island. One of around                         Drive through Mungkan Kandju National Park                           disembark and enjoy some time at leisure in
100 islands that make up the Torres Strait                          with its riverine rainforest and swamps. Journey                     Kuranda to explore, before returning to your
Islands, Thursday Island is home to 3,000                           on to explore the old goldmining town of Coen,                       hotel in Cairns.                                   B
people. Known as Torres Strait Islanders, they’re                   situated on the telegraph line that ran from Laura
of Melanesian descent. The late Eddie Mabo,                         to Bamaga. Then continue to the historic                             Day 12 Fri. Cairns at Leisure. Following a
famous for his successful 1992 land claim in                        Musgrave Telegraph Station.                                          relaxed breakfast this morning, we travel to
Australia’s High Court, was a Torres Strait                         Stay: Musgrave Telegraph Station.              BLD                   Green Island to explore all the island has to offer.
Islander. Today a multicultural outpost,                                                                                                 Later return to Cairns for time at leisure.        B
the island was once a base for pearling                                   Day 8 Mon. Lakefield National Park.
                                                                    Journey into Lakefield National Park,                                Day 13 Sat. Cairns. This morning your tour
luggers. This evening join your fellow
                                                                    Queensland’s second largest national park                            concludes and you are transferred to the airport
travellers and Driver/Guide for dinner.
                                                                    at 537,000 hectares. Stretching from Princess                        for your onward flight.                          B
Two Night Stay: Thursday Island,
Jardine Motel.                                   BD                 Charlotte Bay down to Laura, the park’s
                                                                    near-wilderness is covered with sun-bleached
Day 3 Wed. Thursday Island. Today take                              grasses, paperbark woodland, mangroves,
a guided tour of Thursday Island. Learn about                       swamp and fringing rainforest. It’s home to
the history of the island and get a feel for island                 variety of birds including jabirus, brolgas and
life. Afterwards, enjoy the remainder of the day at                 many duck species, as well as colonies of fruit
your leisure.                                     BD                bats that take to the skies in the evening, and
                                                                    numerous wallabies. The waterways are home
Day 4 Thur. Explore Cape York Peninsula.                            to timid and harmless freshwater crocodiles as
This morning take an early morning cruise over                      well as the more dangerous saltwater crocodiles.
sparkling Endeavour Strait to the Australian                        Stay: Cooktown, The Sovereign Resort Hotel. BLD
mainland and continue by 4WD to Bamaga.                                                                                                  Watch for wildlife during your Daintree River cruise
Journey to the tip of the remote Cape York                          Day 9 Tue. Bloomfield Track, Cooktown.
Peninsula and experience being at the                               Today you’ll enjoy the opportunity to explore                           Date
Australian mainland’s most northerly point.                         Cooktown, gateway to the Cape York Peninsula                            30 August 2010.
Take your time to make the most of the view out                     and the first European settlement on Australian                         Prices (A$)                      Tour Code: YC13
over the Torres Strait, then return to the resort                   soil. Visit the James Cook Museum and stroll                            Prices are per person and include all sightseeing,
this afternoon.                                                     through the cemetery with its Chinese shrine.                           entrance fees, transfers, cruises, meals as
Stay: Punsand Bay, Bamaga.                       BLD                Visit Nature’s Powerhouse in the Botanic                                specified, accommodation, airfare from
                                                                    Gardens, then travel along the remote                                   Cairns to Horn Island and a tour of Horn Island.
      Day 5 Fri. Fruit Bat Falls, Moreton                           Bloomfield Track to Cape Tribulation, where                                                       Twin Share    Single Traveller
Telegraph Station. Skirting the Jardine River                       the rainforest meets the sea. This is the only                          13 Day YC13               $5595         $6795
National Park, today continue through the                           place in Australia where two World Heritage-                            Airfares not included.
traditional lands of the Injinoo Aboriginal people.                 listed regions meet. Along the way, you’ll visit                        Book by 31 March to receive a further
Native title handed much of this area back to                       Bloomfield Falls with a local Aboriginal guide.                         $300 per person discount.
the traditional owners, enabling the survival of                    Stay: Cape Tribulation,                                                 Special Notes
the distinctive East and West Cape Aboriginal                       Ferntree Rainforest Lodge.                       BD                     Every effort will be made to adhere to this itinerary.
cultures. Stop at Fruit Bat Falls, where there’s                                                                                            However, due to the rugged nature of the terrain
time for a swim, then continue to Moreton                                Day 10 Wed. Daintree River Cruise,                                 and remoteness of the area, weather and road
Telegraph Station. Here, perhaps take a walk                        Cairns. After a delicious fresh tropical breakfast                      conditions may necessitate itinerary changes.
to the nearby lagoon or along the river bed.                        today, farewell Cape Tribulation and travel to                          ^Accommodation is in a remote location and
Stay: Moreton Telegraph Station^. Stay in safari                    World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park.                           facilities are basic. Single travellers may be
tents and enjoy a drink around the campfire. BLD                    Here, you’ll enjoy a cruise along the Daintree                          required to share accommodation.

For bookings and more information contact

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 RACQ Travel Agencies                                                      

*Conditions apply. Prices are per person and are subject to change until paid in full. A $510 per person non-refundable deposit is due within 7 days of booking. Final payment is due on or before
9 July 2010. Due to some area’s remote location, single Passengers may be required to share at some properties. For full terms and conditions and cancellation policy please refer to APT’s Queensland
10/11 brochure. Australian Pacific Touring Ltd ABN 44 004 684 619 Lic No. 30112 HG2027

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