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.

Indicative rates

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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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Forty Mile Scrub National Park

Mount Garnet, Tablelands Area
Free Entry
This park features ancient and recent volcanic flows, open grassy woodland, the headwaters of several creeks, and an island of dry rainforest remnant in a sea of eucalypt woodland. Large bottle trees, along with fig, Burdekin plum and white cedar trees drop their leaves in the dry season but spring to life with summer rain. Break your journey along the Kennedy Highway and have a picnic at the sheltered tables at Forty Mile Scrub. Learn about the plants and animals found in this park on the short, self-guided walk through this unique forest. Listen for the ringing calls of pied currawongs and look for lemon-bellied flycatchers, rufous fantails and other birds in the trees.

Chillagoe-Mungana Caves National Park

Chillagoe, Mareeba Area
From AU$26.30 - 26.30
Featuring spectacular limestone caves, small galleries of Aboriginal rock art, jagged limestone outcrops and an historically significant mining site, this park is rich in natural and cultural heritage. The Chillagoe landscape began to form about 400 million years ago, when the area was covered by a shallow sea. Today that limestone towers over the surrounding plains as outcrops while underground, caves and caverns created by dissolving of the limestone are decorated by stalactites, stalagmites and flowstones. Join a ranger on a guided cave tour to view splendid limestone formations. Ranger-guided tours to Donna, Trezkinn and Royal Arch caves operate daily, except Christmas Day. If you are adventurous and well-prepared you can explore other caves and Aboriginal art sites on your own. Walk the nine kilometre return track to Royal Arch Bluff or the short 440 metre return track to Balancing Rock. Visit the viewing area at the Chillagoe Smelters and learn about the State's mining and industrial heritage dating back to the 1890s.

Camooweal Caves National Park

Camooweal, Mount Isa Area
Free Entry
Wide expanses of Mitchell grass plains and spinifex woodland are protected in this park on the Barkly Tableland, a peaceful stopover for weary travellers. The park features caves and sinkholes that were formed when water percolated through 500 million year-old layers of soluble dolomite creating caverns linked by vertical shafts up to 75 metres deep. Relax and refresh at this pleasant stopover on the Barkly Highway. Take the short 70 metre return walk to the Little Nowranie Cave entrance or the 220 metre return track to the Great Nowranie Cave. Be extremely cautious around the edges of the sinkholes. The caves are not accessible to visitors. Camp in a remote bush setting at Nowranie Waterhole camping area. Look for a variety of birds including waterbirds and woodland species at different times of the year. RIde your mountain bike or trail bike on the park's internal roads and firebreaks.

Mount Cook National Park

Cooktown, Cook Area
Free Entry
This park features the rugged Mount Cook, which provides a scenic backdrop to the town of Cooktown. Rainforest and tropical woodlands with a heath understorey cover the upper slopes and sheltered gullies. Mount Cook was named after Lieutenant James Cook, navigator and explorer, who had repaired the Endeavour in 1770 where Cooktown now stands, after damaging it on the reefs off Cape Tribulation. Take the steep two kilometre walk to the lookout for scenic views over the Great Barrier Reef and coastline. Climb one kilometre further to Mount Cook's summit. See large granite boulders covered with ferns. Look for tree snakes and lace monitors. Take binoculars for birdwatching.
Free Entry
In this park, an imposing mountain range of massive granite boulders is home to unique wildlife and rich in Aboriginal culture. Located near Cooktown at the northern end of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Black Mountain is imposing mountain range of black granite boulders, some the size of houses, stacked seemingly precariously on one another. The wet tropics and drier savanna woodland regions meet in this park, and an unusual range of wildlife finds refuge here, including species that are found nowhere else. Known as Kalkajaka (meaning 'place of spear'), Black Mountain is an important meeting place for the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people and is the source of many Dreaming stories. Stop at the Black Mountain lookout on the Mulligan Highway on the eastern side of the crest of the Black Mountain boulder field. Signs at the lookout tell of the geology, natural environment, culture and history of the area. There is no other access to the park. Do not risk injury by venturing onto the boulder field. People have been injured and have died trying to climb Black Mountain.

Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park

Cape Tribulation, Douglas Area
Free Entry
In this section of the Daintree National Park, steep rainforested mountains sweep down to long sandy beaches and turquoise coastal waters. One of the most biologically diverse areas in the world, this park is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area and the coastal waters are within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. At Cape Tribulation, rainforest meets reef, and two world heritage areas collide, in spectacular style! This section of the park stretches in a narrow strip from the Daintree River in the south to the Bloomfield River in the north and the dense upland rainforest that cloaks the coastal range contains many ancient plants and animals. Camp at Noah Beach camping area and explore the park on walks ranging from the 650 metre return Jindalba boardwalk through tropical lowland rainforest, to the 1.2 kilometre return Marrja boardwalk through rainforest and mangroves. Experienced and well-prepared bushwalkers can tackle the 7 kilometre return Mount Sorrow ridge trail. Keep an eye out for cassowaries and drive slowly through cassowary territory. Remember to be croc wise around creeks and beaches.

Undara Volcanic National Park

Mount Surprise, Etheridge Area
Free Entry
In the vast open spaces of the savanna, a sea of seasonal grasses conceals the Undara lava tube, one of the Earth's longest flows of lava originating from a single volcano. Ribbons of green remnant rainforest contrast with the surrounding dry savanna landscape, marking the course of sections of the lava tube. Caves within the tube sections are fertile pockets where rainforest plants and animals thrive. Take a guided tour to the lava tube caves. Spend a pleasant afternoon walking around the rim of Kalkani Crater, an extinct volcano. Explore the self-guided walking trails throughout the park, ranging from short walks to a 12 kilometre return hike, following a section of historic telegraph line. Ride your mountain bike on the longer trails. Watch the sunset, while clouds of bats exit the lava tube caves. Accommodation and camping are available at the nearby resort. Access to the lava tubes is by commercial tour only.

Boulia to Cloncurry Scenic Drive

Duchess, Cloncurry Area
Free Entry
This scenic drive is a pleasant alternative route between Cloncurry and Boulia. Pass through Malbon (the junction for the Kuridala-Selwyn railway) and the old town sites of Kuridala and Selwyn. Stop in at Duchess where only the hotel remains in this once-busy railway and mining town. Follow in the footsteps of Burke and Wills to the marked tree. This once was a Cobb and Co route for travellers of yesteryear. The road is approximately 340 kilometres long and will take approximately one day to complete. This road is only suitable for high clearance vehicles.

Lizard Island Group National Park

Lizard Island, Cook Area
Free Entry
Set in a turquoise sea, the six high islands and islets of this park are surrounded by coral reefs, fringed by mangroves and sandy beaches, and cloaked in grasslands, woodlands and wind-sheared heaths. The island group lies midway between the coast and the outer barrier reef, within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Lizard, the main island, has several idyllic, sheltered, sandy beaches with easy access to picturesque coral and clam gardens. Snorkel in the sheltered, shallow waters of Watsons Bay and discover the famed Clam Gardens. Following in the footsteps of the famous explorer, climb the steep track to Cook's Look for breath-taking views over the islands and reefs. Walk to Blue Lagoon on the other side of the island for secluded swimming and snorkelling. Bush camp near the beach at peaceful Watsons Bay. Learn about a tragic episode in the island's history at Mary Watson's cottage ruin. Look for the yellow-spotted monitor, for which Lizard Island is named, and birdwatch around the island's beaches and walking tracks. Visit the Lizard Island Research Station during their tour times and relax at the resort's Marlin Bar (not open every day).
Free Entry
This exceptional park features spectacular gorge country, including the lush oasis of Lawn Hill Gorge, sandstone ranges and World Heritage fossils. One of Queensland's most scenic national parks, it is home to abundant and diverse wildlife. The Riversleigh fossil deposits, part of the Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh/Naracoorte) World Heritage Area, are among the richest and most extensive in the world. Bush camp in the gorge's popular camping area. Paddle a canoe through the mirror-like waters of the gorge and look for birds such as purple-crowned fairy-wrens and crimson finches along the creek edge, and turtles in the creek. Explore the gorge and sandstone ridges on one of the many walking tracks of varying length and difficulty. Find out about the Aboriginal heritage of the gorge and the Dreamtime story of Boodjamulla. Travel to Riversleigh to discover ancient yet amazingly well-preserved fossils of turtles, birds and mammals on the Riversleigh Fossil trail.
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