Adventure North Australia

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Adventure North Australia operate purpose built four-wheel drive tours to Cooktown, and is North Queensland's leading Indigenous Tour operator. A small dedicated team they offer a wide range of small group, 1, 2 and 3 day tour packages.

The 4WD tours to Cooktown offer diverse and spectacular scenery along the Daintree, Cape Tribulation Coast through the heart of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. Travel the 4WD only Bloomfield Track, cross rivers and mountain ranges through remote countryside. Have a beer at the Lions Den Pub, one of Queensland's oldest bush pubs before arriving in the unspoilt historical coastal township of Cooktown.

Adventure North Australia is proud to be part of the Bama Way Aboriginal Journeys. An innovative partnership with 3 Aboriginal owned-operated tours, along story-lines through coastal mangroves, rich rainforest and hilltop Savannah. Immerse yourself in the world's oldest living culture with the traditional owners. Hear the stories behind the rock art with Nugal-warra Elder Willie Gordon, learn traditional hunting and gathering techniques with the Kubirri Warra Clan who follow the traditions of their ancestors.

Tours operate from Cairns and Port Douglas.

They look forward to welcoming you on board.

Activities

  • Off Road Driving

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Our Tours

Daintree Dreaming Day Tour - Aboriginal Cultural

The Daintree Dreaming day tour combines genuine Aboriginal experiences with the natural beauty of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park including Mossman Gorge. To truly appreciate this magical landscape you will be taken on a journey from coast to rainforest to meet and learn the ancient culture from the traditional owners of the Kuku Yalanji people.

Complimentary transfers from Cairns and Port Douglas accommodation
Learn traditional hunting and gathering skills with one of the Kubirri -Warra Clan on one of their 2 hour coastal and mangrove cultural walks.
Welcome to Country Ceremony - traditional smoking ceremony which is conducted by Aboriginal people with specialized cultural knowledge to welcome people to their land.
A delicious lunch infused with local flavours at Mossman Gorge Maye Cafe is included before immersing yourself on a
guided rainforest walk through pristine rainforest of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National park or take the optional Aboriginal guided Nugadiku Dreamtime Walk at Mossman Gorge.

Adventure North is a leader in Aboriginal tourism in Tropical North Queensland, we look forward to sharing the stories and dreaming with you.

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$230.00 $230.00
Cooktown One Day Four Wheel Drive Adventure

Adventure North's Cooktown Four Wheel Drive Adventure showcases the contrasts of Tropical North Queensland's coastal, rainforest and outback landscapes all in one day. Take the scenic Captain Cook Highway along the coast and through the pristine rainforest of the Daintree National Park. Enjoy the rugged landscapes of the Bloomfield Track and visit the mysterious Black Mountain, before reaching Cooktown's Grassy Hill to soak in panoramic views to the Endeavour River and Coral Sea. After free time exploring historical Cooktown, return inland via the outback vistas of the Mulligan Highway and onwards home.

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$280 $280
Two Day Cooktown Explorer

Cooktown is one of Australia's exciting new destinations. If you are into history, botany, adventure, getting away from it all, seeing the rainforest and the outback, or four wheel driving then this is the trip for you. Travel through the heart of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park by four wheel drive as you traverse the famous Bloomfield Track, crossing rivers and mountain ranges.

Visit the infamous Aussie bush pub, the Lions Den Hotel, see the mysterious Black Mountains steeped in Aboriginal legend. Visit Grassy Hill with spectacular 360 degree views of the Coral Sea and Endeavour River.

Stay overnight in the historic township of Cooktown, with the following day free to explore Cooktown or take an optional Aboriginal Rock Art tour with Nugal-warra Elder Willie Gordon. Visit the world class James Cook Museum, take a stroll through one of Australia's oldest Botanic Gardens.

Visit the Cooktown cemetery ,or fish down at the wharf with the locals. There is so much to see and do before returning to Cairns and Port Douglas following the Great Dividing Range, through cattle rich country and the Palmer River Goldfield region, the Outback of Far North Queensland.

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$439 $439
One Day Cooktown Drive Fly

You will be collected from your accommodation by their air-conditioned four wheel drive 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 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 four wheel drive only Bloomfield Track. This will take you through some of the most amazing scenery in the country, crossing rivers and climbing mountain ranges.

Lunch before visiting the famous Lion's Den Hotel (est. 1875), one of North Queensland's oldest running bush pubs. Continue to the unique geological oddity, Black Mountain, surrounded in mystery and spoken of in ancient Aboriginal legend. Arriving in Cooktown you will have a 360 degree view from Grassy Hill of Cooktown, Endeavour River and the Coral Sea. Have your camera ready! Enjoy up to two hours to explore Cooktown before your transfer to Cooktown Airport for your flight at 6.05pm to Cairns arriving 6.50pm

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$405.00 $405.00
Three Day Cape Tribulation Cooktown Wanderer

Today you will travel north along one of Australia's most scenic coastal route before joining a one hour Daintree river cruise. Ascending the Mount Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of World Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea. Interpretations of flora and fauna will be given as we search for the elusive, unique Southern Cassowary and other wildlife species. A delicious barbecue lunch before you travel beyond Cape Tribulation along the 4WD Bloomfield Track to pristine Emmagen Creek and time for a swim. At Cape Tribulation Beach there is a little time to swim in the Coral Sea (seasonal) or stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers' platform. Overnight Cape Tribulation

Day 2 Your journey continues along the rugged beauty of the Bloomfield Track, lunch along the way, visit the Lion's Den Hotel and see the mysterious Black Mountains. Soak in views to the Endeavour River and Coral Sea from Grassy Hill Lookout. Overnight Cooktown.

Day 3 Free day to explore historic Cooktown. The main street has a charm and historical atmosphere, which still prevails. Return journey is via the Mulligan Highway, the Outback of Far North Queensland.

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$929 $1149

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Mothar Mountain Rockpools

Gympie, Gympie Area
Free Entry
Looking for a relaxing, sheltered place to while away some hours, you can't go past the Mothar Mountain Rock Pools. Located in the Woondum National Park, about a 20 minutes, 16 kilometres drive from Gympie's Central Business District, the Mothar Mountain Rock Pools day area provides the perfect family friendly location for a barbecue or picnic. Tables, wood fire barbecue, water and public amenities are all provided for your use on site. On a hot day immerse yourself into the pools to cool off. Set amongst a mixture of tall Eucalypts and rainforest you can take the opportunity to relax and unwind to the sound of water gently flowing over ancient granite outcrops. Or if you are feeling more energetic, enjoy one of the nature walks. There is a short 500 metre (20 minute) forest walk or a rather more serious 3.5 kilometre (2 hour) walk to explore.

Dugong Sanctuary - Clairview

Clairview, Isaac Area
Free Entry
In 1997, the Great Barrier Reef Ministerial Council established Clairview (a small beach town approximately 1.5 hours south of Mackay) as a dugong sanctuary. Often dugongs can be spotted when they surface to breathe from the shore, or in the water, when in a kayak, boat or other recreational vessel - so keep an eye out for these majestic creatures! Be sure to slow down your vessel in areas dugongs are known to inhabit, don't litter and help us protect these magnificent animals. The fully protected dugong is a large herbivorous mammal which spends its entire life at sea. It has paddle-like forelimbs, no hind limbs or dorsal fin, and its tail is broad and horizontally flattened. Adults grow between 2.5-3.5 metres long and weight about 230-240 kilograms. For more information, visit Isaac Regional Council's web site.

Condamine Gorge '14 River Crossing'

Killarney, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
Accessible by four-wheel-drive vehicles only, the Condamine Gorge's '14 River Crossings' track is appropriately named after the 14 river crossings you have to make exploring this beautiful part of the Gorge. During normal conditions the crossings of the Condamine River are relatively shallow. However, during wet weather the river will rise rapidly making it impassable. It is advisable to check conditions with the Warwick Visitor Information Centre or Bureau of Meteorology prior to visiting. The Condamine Gorge is home to a number of endangered species, please respect this precious environment. Note that private properties either side of the track may not be fenced, so please keep to the road and creek area and observe the 'no trespassing' signs. To commence the track from Boonah, start opposite the Police Station, travel out from Boonah along Rathdowny Road and turn right at Carney's Creek Road. Travel out approximately 12 kilometres to cross Teviot Brook floodway and then turn right to The Head. The low road is Condamine Gorge. This track is only accessible when the weather is dry, take the high road when river is flowing. From Killarney, turn left into Condamine Gorge just after the abattoir.

Heart Reef

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Free Entry
Heart Reef, in the Great Barrier Reef of the Whitsundays, is a stunning composition of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart. Located in Hardy Reef, Heart Reef is best experienced from the air by helicopter or seaplane, as visitors are unable to snorkel or dive there due it's protected status. Many tour companies will combine a scenic flight over Heart Reef with other breathtaking spots in the Whitsundays, including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. A certain highlight of any visit to the Whitsundays. Heart Reef was discovered in 1975 by one of Air Whitsunday's pilots and is now an internationally-recognised attraction of the Whitsundays and features on many postcards and brochures promoting the Whitsunday region and the Great Barrier Reef. Many an amateur photographer has been amazed by the fact that their own photos look just like the brochures! Heart Reef has been the site of many proposals and declarations of love over the years. If planning on making the ultimate romantic gesture, let your pilot know your plans and they'll be able to help you with some extra flight time over the famous icon.

Mount Fox

Ingham, Hinchinbrook Area
Free Entry
Located south-west of Ingham, Mount Fox was created by a violent volcanic explosion about 100000 years ago. In the explosion, a lava flow 10 metres thick spewed from the southern end of the crater and chunks of molten magma were thrown out of the volcano's vent. Today, the well formed crater, about 10 metres deep, is covered with sparse grasses and stunted trees amongst the eucalypt woodland environment. The pink and long-fruited bloodwoods are common in this area and vine thicket is found in a steep gully on the southern slopes. Mount Fox's tussock grass slopes shelter a number of small animals. On a cool day in the winter months, skinks and other reptiles can be seen basking on the volcanic bombs. During the hot summer months, the grasses provide protection from the sun and are ideal nesting places for ground-dwelling birds like the little button quail. After sunset, rufous bettongs (small wallaby-type mammals) emerge to feed on herbs and grasses. The large wing span of a wedge-tailed eagle can also be seen, as this bird of prey soars above the Mount Fox crater.
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Approximately ten kilometres from the Kennedy Highway on Tully Falls Road, Ravenshoe the upper car park is a shaded spot to leave your vehicle. You will need personal insect repellent for the walk to the waterfalls then return to your vehicle - the most rewarding way to complete your walk. Then proceed further south to Tully Gorge Lookout over the 275 metre gorge, your best chance for falling water is just after a storm in the "Green Season".

Wallabies on the Beach at Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough, Mackay Area
Free Entry
Cape Hillsborough National Park, approximately 45 minutes north of Mackay, is where you'll find rainforest meets the shoreline, volcanic headlands, eucalypt forests home to koalas and kookaburras and prehistoric rock formations. Cape Hillsborough Beach, also know as Casuarina Beach, provides one of the most iconic Australian photo backdrops, the 'Roo on the beach' at sunrise. Wallabies and kangaroos scour the morning tide for mangrove seed pods, seaweed and coral sand dollars. Enjoy the sunrise as wild marsupials bound up and down the beach. Remember however, that these are wild animals and should be treated as such. Please do not feed the kangaroos and wallabies and ensure to keep a safe distance at all times.

Kinkuna Section

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
Kinkuna section of Burrum Coast National Park preserves a wilderness area of coastal vegetation and wide, unspoilt beaches, just 30 kilometres south of Bundaberg. The Burrum Coast National Park which also incorporates both Woodgate and Burrum River sections is part of the Great Sandy Region, of which Fraser Island is best known. Kinkuna offers a true coastal wilderness experience for camping or hiking. Sand tracks lead through the predominantly flat landscape dense with vegetation and along the oceanfront. Kinkuna section is renowned for its springtime wildflower displays. The vegetation of coastal heath and banksias grows in poor, sandy soils either swampy or very dry and as is often the case, these types of areas put on a spectacular wildflower show - where it seems every bush and tree is covered in pale blossoms of white, pink and yellow hues. August to October is the peak time to view these wildflowers here, in Woodgate section and also just to the north at the Coonarr Wildflower Reserve. Kangaroos and wallabies, emus and abundant birdlife are features of the park.
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Located just 20 minutes from the Ipswich Central Business District and 35 minutes' from Brisbane Central Business District, White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate features the distinctive, sculptured, rocky outcrops of White Rock and Spring Mountain. Covering over 2,500ha of regionally significant bushland, the Estate also features extensive forested ridges, escarpments and valleys that are home to an amazing array of plant and wildlife species. Visitors can enjoy the full gamut of outdoor activities including hiking, bird-watching, horse riding (bring your own horses), mountain bike riding and nature study. For the bushwalker there's everything from a leisurely 200 metre walk to the more challenging 19 kilometre round trip trail with most of the trails are suitable for hiking and mountain bike riding. If you're on horseback, then the Yaddamun Trail is perfect. The entry to the Estate is the Paperbark Flats Picnic Area, at the end of School Road in Redbank Plains. Amenities on site include toilets, picnic facilities and horse float parking. Don't forget to take a hat, sunscreen and drinking water. Visit the website for trail updates and to download the trail guide.

Coongarra Rock

Biggenden, North Burnett Area
Free Entry
For Four Wheel Drive enthusiasts, Coongarra Rock and Falls provide an opportunity to explore rocky outcrops, caves, rock pools and natural vegetation. It is possible to climb the rock but should only be attempted by fit and experienced bushwalkers. It is situated 24 kilometres south of Biggenden and Coalstoun Lakes. Lords Road is the turn off to Coongarra Rock. The road goes to within a short distance of this spectacular outcrop in a dry scrubby State Forest. The road to the falls branches off the road to Coongarra Rock and goes within walking distance of the top of the falls. The roads should only be attempted by Four Wheel Drive vehicles. These roads can be dangerous after heavy rain and care should be taken at all times.
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