Scenic Cooktown & Outback (Fly/Drive) from Cairns, CNS Beaches or Port Douglas

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Start the day with an amazing scenic flight from Cairns to Cooktown, enjoying views of the Coral Sea, Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage Rainforest and spectacular mountain ranges. Meet your experienced driver guide in Cooktown and explore the frontier town of Cooktown. Discover the history of this magnificent area and it’s landmarks that link directly to Captain Cook’s journey in 1770. Visit the Grassy Hill Lookout, heritage listed Cooktown Cemetery, the James Cook Museum and Cooktown’s Botanic Gardens. Enjoy a return journey driving via the outback highway with plains of eucalypt trees, termite mounds and grazing cattle.

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Duration: 12 to 13 hours
Starts: Aeroglen, Australia
Trip Category: Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours >> Air Tours



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Start the day with an amazing scenic flight from Cairns to Cooktown, enjoying views of the Coral Sea, Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage Rainforest and spectacular mountain ranges. Meet your experienced driver guide in Cooktown and explore the frontier town of Cooktown. Discover the history of this magnificent area and it’s landmarks that link directly to Captain Cook’s journey in 1770. Visit the Grassy Hill Lookout, heritage listed Cooktown Cemetery, the James Cook Museum and Cooktown’s Botanic Gardens. Enjoy a return journey driving via the outback highway with plains of eucalypt trees, termite mounds and grazing cattle.

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Pass By: Hinterland Aviation, Tom McDonald Dr, Aeroglen QLD 4870, Australia

Start the day with a scenic morning flight from Cairns to Cooktown over the same waters that Captain Cook sailed through in 1770. Marvel at the views of the Coral Sea, catch glimpses of the Great Barrier Reef, rugged coastline, World Heritage rainforest and mountains.

Stop At: Grassy Hill, Hope Street, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895 Australia

Arrive in Cooktown after a short flight and your driver-guide will meet you at the Airport. The first stop is Grassy Hill Lookout; offering panoramic views of Cooktown, the Endeavour River and the Coral Sea. Then enjoy a guided walk of the esplanade and its many points of interest before free time to explore yourself.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Cooktown, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland

After free time for yourself, meet your driver-guide at the designated time to further explore this historic town. Visit the Heritage Listed Cooktown Cemetery, the James Cook Museum and Cooktown’s Botanic Gardens which opened in 1878.

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Nature’s Powerhouse, 1 Walker St, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895 Australia

Relax and enjoy lunch at Nature’s Powerhouse and browse the art gallery and Visitor Information Centre.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Black Mountain National Park, Queensland Australia

Depart Cooktown for the journey home travelling via the Mulligan Highway through the outback. Stop briefly at Black Mountain, Byerstown Range Lookout and the Palmer River Roadhouse. The outback landscape is dotted with termite mounds and various eucalypt species. Keep an eye out for livestock that graze along the roadside before we return you to your accommodation.



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