8 Day Cape York Drive/Fly Adventure

Experience the Unique Beauty and Adventure of Australia’s Northern Outback on a Luxury 8-Day Cape York Drive/Fly Adventure

Tour Information

Embark on the adventure of a lifetime to the farthest reaches of Australia’s northern frontier. This Cape York tour will see you enjoy an 8-day 4WD adventure, guided by expert local guides and visiting renowned sites such as The Bloomfield Track, Cooktown, Fruit Bat Falls and Roko Island in the Torres Strait.. As you drive through this region full of unique biodiversity, your days will be fully catered for with hearty breakfasts prepared from fresh produce each morning , wholesome lunches during midday explorations and dinners boasting regional delicacies beneath starry skies at night . Departing  from Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas Hotels, Join us for a once-in-a lifetime experience on our Cape York Adventure!

  • 8-day Cape York Drive/Fly Adventure – explore australia’s northernmost tip in style by luxury 4WD
  • Learn about the unique biodiversity of this remote region from expert guides
  • Split Rock Aboriginal Rock Art Site
  • Experience an exclusive stay at Roko Island in the Torres Strait
  • Visit Pajinka, the northernmost tip of the Australian mainland 
  • Tour behind-the-scenes on Horn Island including a sunset cruise and visit to Weipa Mine site
  • Fully accommodated with breakfast, lunch and dinner each day (freshest local produce)
  • Departing Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas Hotels

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  • Enjoy luxury 4WD travel
  • Unique diversity of Cape York area
  • Explore Bloomfield Track
  • Swim at Fruit Bat Falls
  • Stay at exclusive Roko Island in Torres Strait
  • Fully accommodated with all meals included and 1 way economy flight from Bamaga to Cairns
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of Horn Island
  • Private charters available on request

$9,900 per person



Day 1:

  • A guide will meet you early in the morning at your hotel for a tour of Cape York Peninsula, beginning with Cairns and heading North.
  • The journey includes crossing the Daintree River by ferry to explore the 180-million-year-old Rainforest, taking a scenic walk and enjoying morning tea.
  • Afterwards, visit one of magical beaches that adorn Cape Tribulation’s coastline to view its unique wildlife and ecosystems before having lunch at a nearby café.
  • Engage 4WD along Bloomfield Track through thick Rainforest and shallow creeks before arriving into Cook Town late afternoon.
  • Check into Mungumby Lodge  followed by dinner at 7pm with your guide.


  • This morning, your guide will take you to the Grassy Hill Lookout for views of the Coral Sea.
  • You’ll then visit James Cook Museum and view artefacts from Captain Cook’s voyage along Australia’s east coast.
  • Afterwards, you’ll have lunch at Lions Den Hotel before heading to the Cooktown Botanical Gardens and Natures Powerhouse interpretive centre.
  • The late afternoon is yours to explore or relax in your resort surrounds before dinner with your guide later that evening.

Day 3:

  • This morning, your guide will meet you after breakfast and take you west along Battle Camp Road to Lakefield National Park.
  • Along the way, you will see giant termite mounds and scenic river valleys.
  • Just north of Laura is the Split Rock Aboriginal Rock Art Site where 40000-year-old paintings can be seen firsthand with interpretation from a guide.
  • Next stop is at Old Laura Homestead for time to wander around the heritage listed building and learn about its remarkable history before having a picnic lunch prepared by your guide in a beautiful location.
  • Late afternoon arrival at Musgrave Station which was one of the original buildings for Overland Telegraph; dinner later that evening with your guide included!

Day 4:

  • Begin your adventure along the Peninsula Development Road, admiring the changing scenery and lowlands.
  • Stop at Coen to refuel and grab a coffee or morning tea.
  • Make a stop at Archer River Roadhouse for lunch with locals.
  • Head northwest towards Weipa, passing through savannah grass lands on route to Cape York’s west coast.
  • Enjoy an informative sunset boat tour of local flora & fauna while sipping sparkling wine or cold beer – keep an eye out for saltwater crocodiles!
  • Transfer back to Albatross Bay Resort in time for dinner at their restaurant before retiring for the night.

Day 5:

  • This morning, your guide will meet you after breakfast to continue the tour of Weipa.
  • You will visit the Bauxite Mine and get a chance to see how mining is conducted in harsh conditions.
  • Afterwards, you will go to Western Cape Cultural Centre where you can learn about indigenous culture and artwork.
  • After lunch at a local café in Weipa, head Northwest towards Merluna Station for overnight accommodation.
  • The station owners have arranged an exclusive tour of this magnificent working cattle station for visitors.
  • Later settle into air-conditioned cabins with ensuites before having dinner at the station followed by drinks around a fire pit while admiring millions of stars above them

Day 6:

  • This morning, we depart  Merluna Station and make a stop at Bramwell Station for morning tea.
  • On the way to Cape York, pass  through Batavia Downs and stop at Morton Telegraph Station – an important link in communication that operated until 1960.
  • Along the Telegraph Track visit d Fruit Bat Falls for a swim in the crystal-clear waters and enjoy  a picnic lunch.
  • Then join  the Bamaga Development Road on your way to the Jardine River ferry crossing before arriving at Seisia for your  boat ride to Roko Island. 
  • At Roko Island (one of 274 islands forming Torres Strait), you will be greeted by one of the only two permanent residents on the island before being settled into your glamping tents. island dinner prepared by your hosts.

Day 7

  • Wake up to a tropical paradise on Roko Island and take a private boat tour to Horn Island.
  • On Horn Island, explore the many relics left behind from WWII including underground rooms, gun emplacements, magazines, an airstrip and more with a local guide.
  • Afterwards visit the Heritage Museum full of artefacts before returning back to Roko island for some leisurely activities such as fishing or relaxing in your accommodation’s stunning surrounds.
  • Finish off with a specially prepared farewell dinner for your last night on Cape York.

Day 8

  • Enjoy a relaxed breakfast overlooking the crystal waters of the Torres Strait
  • Reboard your private boat to travel back across to mainland Australia and meet your guide at Seisia
  • Head North along rainforest tracks, making a stop at the CrocTent for local souvenirs
  • Arrive at the Tip of the Australian Mainland, taking time for photos and celebratory drinks
  • Return to Seisia for lunch before transferring back to Bamaga where you will take an onward flight back to Cairns
  • Private transfer arranged upon arrival in Cairns to accommodation in Cairns only.


The 8 Day Cape York Drive/Fly Adventure includes highly qualified and knowledgeable guides, travel in specially prepared luxury 4WD vehicles, breakfast, lunch and dinner each day (excluding breakfast on day one and dinner on day eight), all entry fees including a sunset cruise in Weipa and tour of Weipa Mine site, all touring activities, 1 way economy flight from Bamaga to Cairns , comprehensive commentary, 7 nights accommodation including 2 nights glamping at the exclusive Roko Island in the Torres Strait, behind the scenes Tour of the fascinating Horn Island. Alcoholic & some non alcoholic beverages are excluded as well as travel insurance (highly recommended), additional activities as mentioned such as gratuities souvenirs snacks. Departure is from  Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas hotels with return back to Cairns at 6pm on Day 8. Enjoy wonderful hospitality on this once-in-a-lifetime Australian adventure!

No, travel insurance is not mandatory for this 8 Day Cape York Drive/Fly Adventure tour in Australia. However, it is highly recommended for travellers to protect themselves against unexpected events such as medical emergencies, trip cancellation or interruption, and lost or delayed luggage. Protect yourself and your family by planning ahead with a reliable travel insurance package. Enjoy your vacation!

Each small group departure to Cape York typically has a maximum of 8 guests, allowing for a more intimate experience with your expert guide. Enjoy an opportunity to get off the beaten track and explore the iconic Australian Outback in luxury and comfort. You will also have plenty of time to take advantage of photo opportunities, savour delicious meals, swim at Fruit Bat Falls or Roko Island in the Torres Strait, and experience the unique legend of Australia. So come join us on an unforgettable journey!

During the 8 Day Cape York Drive/Fly Adventure in Australia, you will be offered a range of accommodation choices including best available  4-star hotels, stations and resorts, motels and glamping sites such as Roko Island in the Torres Strait and private lodges. Enjoy beautiful views of the Outback while having access to modern amenities such as air conditioning, free WiFi and swimming pools. So come join us on an unforgettable journey!

Yes, there are additional optional activities and tours offered during this 8 Day Cape York Drive/Fly Adventure.  These include scenic helicopter flights and fishing adventures.  If you’d like to find out more about these extra activities, your guide will be able to assist you with booking them. 


Kimberly K
Kimberly K
A highlight of our trip! Our private tour to Featherdale and the Blue Mountains was an absolute highlight of our trip. First of all, I was skeptical that Featherdale would be of interest to our group of 9 with 5 teens/young adults. The website makes it seem like a petting zoo. I was pleasantly surprised- we loved seeing all of the kangaroos, koalas, wombats, birds, croc etc! The kids said that they could have stayed at Featherdale all day ;-)Our guide, Scott, was fantastic! He modified the schedule due to a later arrival in Sydney- making recommendations on what would be best for the group while ensuring we were back on time. He provided such amazing service - going above and beyond to help us move our luggage to the right hotel. Scott also showed us the best spots for photos at various stops in the beautiful Blue Mountains! I highly recommend Scott and Australian Luxury Escapes!
Superb day out!! Superb day out, Matt our guide was incredible, by far the best guide we have had during our time in Australia!! His knowledge, friendliness and professionalism makes the day. The vehicle was clean and modern and the lunch was excellent. The timings and locations are superb as you miss the crowds.Thanks for a great day ourt Matt.
Belinda M
Belinda M
An exploration of The Daintree This was a day our family won't forget! We had a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide who was brilliant with our girls.
Louise F
Louise F
Amazing customer service I enquired about new flights the other day and Fraser really helped me with looking at different options for Bali and Thailand. He was very friendly and made my phone call very easy!
Steve H
Steve H
Blue mountain and Sydney touring. We hired grant and his team to provide private transportation and touring From the time that arrived in Sydney, grant and his team provided top notch service. Given the age difference or our children, this was no easy task….particularly considering the weather on our Sydney tour date. If you desire a knowledgeable guide, who flex’s with your interests, grant and his team are the perfect choice. After learning our interests, he gave us advice for our own walking tour. His advice was perfect, and we had a great time.
Erin Galvin
Erin Galvin
Highly recommend this tour company for anyone traveling to Australia for highly curated experiences! I just returned from traveling to Australia from the US for the first time. Australia has just recently re-opened its borders to international travelers after almost 2 years. Australian Luxury Escapes was able to arrange (2) tours for me with very short notice and I had a great experience on both days! I spoke with one of the owners, Elise, on the phone prior to traveling and she was tremendously helpful in explaining their offerings and what the tours would entail as well as answering other questions about traveling to Australia which was so helpful! I wanted to maximize my time in Sydney when I first arrived which I was able to do in the "Private Essential Sydney Tour". The tour guide was tremendously knowledgable about Sydney having grown up there and was able to accomplish all of the main sights in a half day tour. Doing the tour by vehicle + walking for certain parts allowed us to cover the whole city but also get a closer look at areas of interest. Both vehicles I traveled in felt brand new and were completely clean and comfortable. They offered bottled water and hand sanitizer for use during the tour and a great lunch was included in both tour prices. At the end of the tour, the guide gave me some tips on how I could spend the rest of my day which was great. The second tour I did was the "Private Blue Mountains High Country Day Trip from Sydney" which was also amazing. After a few days in Sydney, it felt great to get out of the city and see more of the beautiful landscape and nature of the national parks region. The area is expansive and would be difficult to cover on your own, especially if you haven't been to the region before. I was able to do this tour with one of the owners, Grant, who has a great knowledge of the region, its history and which locations offer the best views and photo ops! Part of this tour included a trip to a wildlife center which was nice to be able to see animals unique to Australia that you're not going to find just being in Sydney. The center was really well maintained and the staff we encountered were all very friendly. This tour also included a great lunch at the "Boiler House Restaurant" which had great food and amazing views. We did a quick tour of the Hydro Majestic hotel right after lunch which is a true step back in time. I highly recommend this company to anyone traveling to Australia. They have a wide range of unique and curated offerings and both tours made my time in Sydney very well spent! I will definitely use them again in the future and refer family and friends their way.
Amazing Tour to the Tip of Australia. We traveled from Cairns to Cape York on an 8 Day 4WD small group tour operated by Australian Luxury Escapes!!What a ride. Fantastic from go to whoa. A very comfortable 5.6lt V8 Nissan Patrol which certainly helped going over the corrugations!! The tour was for 6 pax, thankfully we were 5 which meant only 1 pax had to sit in the “Dickie” seat. It would’ve been tough for 2 to share. We traveled to Cooktown after visiting the Daintree River and cruise, (unfortunately the Bloomfield Track was closed), then to Coen, Lockhart River, Weipa, Punsand Bay, and The Tip. We left our Tour Guide, Alan, at Seisia where we ferried to Thursday Island and Horn Island to fly back to Cairns. Alan was extremely knowledgeable which meant we learned a lot about the areas we visited. A good driver and a lot of fun. Would definitely recommend.
Helen Clarke
Helen Clarke
Amazing tour Our tour with Rick was amazing into the Daintree. His knowledge us second to none, the tour was fantastic with some much information. Lunch was out of this world and we got to see a casawarri up close. Thankyou so much!
Kristen B
Kristen B
Daintree Wanderer Tour A great day trip out to the beautiful Daintree. Ricky was our guide and he was very knowledgeable, entertaining and a great tour guide! I can highly recommend this tour.
Caitlin G
Caitlin G
What a fantastic experience! We did the Daintree Wanderer Tour, with Australian Luxury Escapes and it was just fantastic. Our guide Rick was just what you hope for- friendly, knowledgeable, took off beaten track, engaged our children and ensured our day was full and varied. We were lucky enough to see 3 crocs swimming in the river, as well as a Cassowary casually strolling by as we ate our home made morning tea Rick brought along with him.Rick was filled with facts and titbits of info which we loved. The beaches are fabulous and the Rainforest felt rich and thriving which is great to see. We got brilliant service and I couldn’t recommend Rick and this tour more to anyone wanting a personalised and unique tour experience.