Cooktown Drive-Fly

Cooktown The Last Frontier

  • Bloomfield track & Cooktown
  • 45 Minute Flight back to Cairns
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Cooktown Drive-Fly Info


Our journey takes us along the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive from Cairns.  Travel between the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef & the Wet Tropics Rainforest.  Cross the Daintree River then continue on a leisurely drive through this ancient land.  A tasty morning tea stop is made along the way at Cape Tribulation Beach - named by Captain Cook as 'here our troubles began'. 

Highlights & Inclusions

  • Experienced driver/guide
  • Scenic coastal drive in 4WD air-conditioned vehicle   
  • Daintree River cable ferry crossing
  • World Heritage listed Daintree National Park
  • Morning Tea at Cape Tribulation Beach           
  • 4WD only Bloomfield Track
  • Historical and iconic Lions Den Pub
  • Black Mountains
  • Grassy Hill lookout
  • Driver/guided tour of Cooktown
  • 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.

Bloomfield Track:  Your experienced guide will enlighten your journey with incredible stories and history as you continue on the 4WD only Bloomfield Track.  Engaging 4WD as we navigate creek crossings and steep mountain ranges.  Lunch is at the famous Lion’s Den Hotel, one of Queensland’s landmark bush pub built in 1875.

After lunch continue to the unique geological oddity, which is Black Mountain, surrounded in mystery and spoken of in ancient Aboriginal legend.

Cooktown:  Arrive in historic Cooktown in the early afternoon; the site of Captain Cook's 1770 landing.  We visit Grassy Hill for panoramic views Cooktown, the Coral Sea and Endeavour River.  A driver guided tour of the Esplanade and it's landmarks is included before some free time to explore historical Cooktown, enjoying the stunning scenery and intriguing heritage of this frontier town.  

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.

A transfer to Cooktown Airport is included for your 5:45pm flight, arriving 6:30pm at Cairns General Aviation Airport.  During our winter months (May-August) the flight is experienced after sunset.   

Transfer back to your accommodation from the airport is not included at the end of the day.  Cairns passengers make their own way home (Uber/Taxi).  Northern Beaches and Port Douglas passengers receive a transfer back to their accommodation.

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable clothes & shoes
  • Hat & sunscreen
  • Bottle of water

Drive / Fly departs - Monday & Thursday

  • Cairns 6:15am - 7:00pm
  • Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove) 6:45am - 7:30pm
  • Port Douglas 7:30am - 8:00pm

Please note:

  • 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.
  • Tour subject to weather conditions.  Alternative to Bloomfield Track may be taken with no refund. 
  • All bookings are subject to flight availability

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