Hi there, last Wednesday we enjoyed a fabulous full day tour with 11 passengers, a diverse group that consisted of 2 Sydney Doctors, their 2 boys & Grandma, 4 Kiwi Dairy Farmers and 2 retirees also from Sydney. It was a fun day!
What a great group of people and so different to each other, backgrounds etc and they all so enjoyed their day with Cairns To Cooktown 4WD Tours! It reminded yet again what an amazing part of the world we live in, here in Far North Queensland.
Having picked up our 3 groups from Cairns & Port Douglas, we ventured off on our Cairns To Cooktown 4WD Tour adventure!
Crossing our first major river for the day our vehicle ferry allowed us to get up “close and personal”, yet safely, to the awesome Daintree River, what a powerful North Queensland river right on the edge of the ancient, lush and tropical Daintree Rainforest.
Having crossed the Daintree River, we made our way through the Daintree Rainforest in our comfortable air conditioned 4WD coach, it wasn’t long before we enjoyed a leg stretch on a wonderfully remote beach, talk about where the “rainforest meets the reef”. It couldn’t get any closer! Suffice to say, cameras & phones were all out taking great memories.
Crocodile Spotting With Cairns To Cooktown 4WD Tours
Further North, having successfully made it along one of Australia’s iconic 4WD’s, the Bloomfield Track, we start following another of North Queensland’s major river systems, the little known, yet majestic, Bloomfield River.
This river, for most of our passengers, is quite unexpected not only with its size but also beauty. And this was our lucky day, pulling over in my normal spot, it wasn’t long before one of our passengers yelled out...”crocodile”!
Sure enough, on the far bank of the Bloomfield River was a magnificent Saltwater Crocodile, probably 4m in length, sunning himself on the bank of the river.
We all love to see wild life in their natural habitat and this was no exception with all our 11 passengers rating it as a highlight of their day. I’ve attached a pic taken from our vantage point & if you look closely enough you maybe able to see this big croc.
THE BLOOMFIELD RIVER WITH CROCODILE SUNNING HIMSELF ON THE FAR BANK
Travelling further North as we made our way to Cooktown, Bruce from Sydney asked if we could pop into the historic Lions Den Hotel, of course we could!
A cold ale, some great photos and we were on our way.
Refreshed and with Cooktown only a further 25klm’s we pass through the mysterious Black Mountain National Park, mysterious indeed. This can only be described as an Australian geological wonder!
It’s not long before we cross our 3rd major North Queensland river system, the mighty Annan River.
This magnificent river, some 66 kilometres long flows through several National Parks including Black Mountain.
The old timber bridge you can see in the photo is now heritage listed and can be seen quite easily from the new modern bridge now in place. Again, none of our passengers on our tour had heard of let alone seen the Annan River before.
Cairns To Cooktown 4WD Tours is more than just a scenic drive, there’s history, there’s mystery, mighty rivers & salt water crocodiles!
THE HERITAGE LISTED TIMBER BRIDGE OVER THE ANNAN RIVER
We arrive in Cooktown, and all our passengers agree what a charming North Queensland town it is! With lunch sorted at the Cooktown Hotel, better known as The Top Pub & yes, it was our shout, we head to Australia’s best regional museum, the James Cook Museum and yes, we cover your admission here too!
By the way, did you know Cooktown is the closest port in Australia to the Great Barrier Reef?
Having seen the sights of Cooktown, we now head back home via the outback passing through and enjoying a leg stretch & coffee/cold ale in the Palmer Goldfields. A time to reflect on what has been a great day and adventure!
Some Highlights From this Cairns To Cooktown 4WD Adventure
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