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Cooktown Drive-Fly

Cooktown The Last Frontier
  • Bloomfield track & Cooktown
  • 45 Minute Scenic Flight
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Cooktown Drive-Fly Tours

1 Day Cooktown Drive/Fly  
FROM $415 per adult

Cooktown Drive-Fly Info


Adventure North
will take you on a journey through some of the most rugged terrain in the country. This journey will take you crossing rivers infested with estuarine crocodiles, climbing mountain ranges in the 4WD, with views of the Great Barrier Reef.  Enjoy a 45 minute scenic flight back to Cairns witnessing stunning views of the reef and mountain ranges.

Highlights & Inclusions

  • 4WD air-conditioned vehicle   
  • Friendly knowledgeable driver-guide
  • World Heritage listed Daintree National Park
  • Cable ferry across the Daintree River   
  • Morning Tea            
  • 4WD only Bloomfield Track
  • Lunch at historical and famous 'Lions Den Pub'
  • Black Mountains
  • Free time in Cooktown
  • 45 minute flight from Cooktown


You will be collected from your accommodation by Adventure North’s air-conditioned four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicle. 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 wet tropical rainforest and the oldest continuously growing rainforest in the world, renowned for its amazing diversity of plant and animal life.

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 mountain ranges.  Lunch is at the famous Lion’s Den Hotel (est.. 1875), one of North Queensland’s oldest running bush pubs.

After lunch continue to the unique geological oddity, which is Black Mountain, surrounded in mystery and spoken of in ancient Aboriginal legend. Arriving in Cooktown you will have a 360 degree views from Grassy Hill of the Endeavour River, Coral Sea and Cooktown. Enjoy up to 2 hours to explore historical Cooktown.

At your scheduled time depart Cooktown onboard Hinterland Aviation Airlines for your 45 minute flight. Witness beautiful views of the coastline, reef and mountain ranges as you journey back to Cairns.

Transfer back to your accommodation from the airport is not included at the end of the day. 

Activities in Cooktown:

  • Visit the World Class James Cook Museum (closes at 4.00pm, own expense)
  • Stroll along the shores of the Endeavour River where Captain Cook and his crew stayed for 47 days. Cooktown claims the distinction of having the first settlement in Australia.
  • Take one of the walking trails surrounding Cooktown's Heritage and scenic rim with most attractions within easy walking distance. 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 Cook knew it in 1770.

Departs - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

  • Cairns 7:00am - 6:50pm
  • Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove) 7:30am - 6:50pm
  • Port Douglas 8:30am - 8pm

Please note:

  • Flight departs Cooktown at 6.05pm -Arrive Cairns 6.55pm at General Aviation Terminal, Hangar 7, Tom McDonald Dr, Cairns
  • During winter months May – August flight departs at sunset
  • Transfers not included back to accommodation
  • Port Douglas transfer is seat in coach with Sunpalm Transport.

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