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8 Day Palm Cove & Cape Tribulation

  • Enjoy a 4WD adventure of the Daintree Rainforest
  • Visit Cooktown, Kuranda, Lake Mitchell & more
Includes accommodation, meals & more

It’s a common dilemma when travelling - do too much and it doesn’t feel like a holiday, but do too little and it feels like a wasted opportunity. That’s not going to happen on this trip! A perfect blend of relaxation and adventure, it allows you to embrace the barefoot bliss of Palm Cove and the Tropical North, together with a 4WD discovery tour the majestic Daintree Rainforest.

Begin with a night at leisure in beautiful Palm Cove, known for its gorgeous palm-lined waterfront and dining scene, and then embark on a small group 4WD tour into the heart of the UNESCO listed rainforest. Marvel at 20,000-year-old aboriginal rock art at Split Rock; delve into the region’s heritage at Cooktown, including a stop to view the mangrove-lined Endeavour River from Grassy Hill; and travel along the Bloomfield Track to Cape Tribulation. Along the way you’ll witness emerald forest, snaking rivers, and glimpses of the unique wildlife that calls the region home. After returning to Palm Cove, and enjoying some free time, you’ll also get to ride the 7.5km-long Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to Kuranda Village, admiring stunning views as you glide metres above the treetops.

This amazing package includes five relaxing nights accommodation at the 4-star Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove, as well as two unforgettable nights at Mungumby Lodge - a secluded and private wilderness retreat whose past guests include Sir David Attenborough.

Want to visit the Great Barrier Reef while you're here? Optional full day tour also available.

ITINERARY

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This morning, please make your own way to the 4-star Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove for an early afternoon check-in. Enjoy the evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove
Meals included: None

This morning meet your tour leader and head out on your small group 4WD tour taking in Quinkan Country, Cooktown, Cape Tribulation and the UNESCO listed Daintree National Park.

Depart for the Great Dividing Ranges. Near Mareeba you have the opportunity to observe waterbirds at Lake Mitchell. Continue across the former Palmer River Gold Fields to Split Rock in Quinkan Country, to view the approx. 20,000 years old Aboriginal rock paintings and stencils. In the afternoon, arrive at your Mungumby Lodge, which will be your accommodation for the next two nights. Relax, or alternatively take a walk up Mungumby Creek, before it’s time for dinner (dinner at own expense) at the historic Lions Den Hotel (est. 1875) in Helensvale.

About Mungumby Lodge
Mungumby Lodge is a boutique private wilderness retreat and nature refuge located on the northern edge of the Mangkal-Mangkalba National Park (formerly Cedar Bay N.P in the Greater Daintree) which surrounds two of the properties boundaries. The lodge also borders the famous Black Mountain (Kalkajaka) a 260 million year old rock formation. This area is a group of primitive rainforest listed parks by the World Heritage Commission as one of the earth’s most unique and valued assets. An area of high cultural significance to the Kuku Yalanji people, it is home to a magnificent collection of botanically diverse landscapes and ecosystems, including tropical rainforest, animals, birds, and mangroves. The lodge consists of ten spacious wooden bungalows with ensuite bathrooms and private patios. These are constructed separately from each other and the main building within the gardens. A large spacious main building (Homestead) with wide-open living areas right on the edge the beautiful Mungumby Creek. For meals, reading or just plain relaxing by the pool guests use the spacious homestead, which is surrounded by large tropical gardens and pool overlooking the rainforest.

Overnight: Mungumby Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the lodge this morning, head out to enjoy another day exploring this fascinating area. Drive past Black Mountain to Cooktown, where Captain Cook in 1770 hoisted the Union Jack and claimed the continent for England. The view from Grassy Hill over the Endeavour River and the Coral Sea is breathtaking. A short drive brings you to picturesque Quarantine Beach. In the afternoon visit the interesting James Cook Museum if open (own expense, seasonal opening days), a heritage listed former convent school. After a stroll along the foreshore return to the lodge for some relaxation. 

Overnight: Mungumby Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart your wilderness oasis and travel along the dusty Bloomfield Track, with the Barrier Reef just offshore. Cross the Bloomfield River Bridge and take in the tree giants and mangroves near Cape Tribulation. After crossing the mighty Daintree River enjoy the river cruise, where you might encounter saltwater crocodiles. Travel via Port Douglas down the Coral Coast to Palm Cove.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure at Palm Cove. This beautiful coastal town is brimming with cafes and restaurants, along with a variety of interesting boutiques to explore. It’s often described as a more laid-back alternative to Cairns. After strolling along the Palm Cove strip, why not visit Cairns and Port Douglas, gateways to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, or simply relax by the hotel pool.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove
Meals included: Breakfast

Today transfer to the nearby Skyrail station, where you will board the 7.5km cableway that connects Cairns to the picturesque mountain village of Kuranda. Embark on a fascinating journey over and deep into Australia’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Enjoy a truly unique perspective of this ancient landscape; glide metres above the pristine jungle canopy before descending to explore the rainforest close up.

On arrival in Kuranda, enjoy time at leisure to explore this fascinating village. Discover the famous Kuranda Markets and village shopping, rainforest walks and plenty of wildlife experiences, tours and attractions. Kuranda has many restaurants and cafes, where outdoor dining is one of the joys of our cooler mountain climate. Kuranda is a delightful mix of quirky surprises, colourful characters and natural beauty, perched at the top of a rainforest clad mountain. Mid afternoon you will be picked up from Kuranda and transferred back to Palm Cove. For travellers wishing to have the evening in Cairns, we will drop you off at a convenient location for a short taxi ride or a bus trip into the town centre, so travellers can explore Cairns at leisure before making their own way back to Palm Cove (approx. 30 mins taxi or 1hr bus).

Overnight: Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure at Palm Cove. Alternatively take part in an Ocean Spirit Great Barrier Reef Cruise.

Optional Activity - Ocean Spirit Great Barrier Reef Cruise - $264 per person
Today you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the beautiful sailing catamaran ‘Ocean Spirit’. The tour will be 8.5 hours long with 4 hours on the reef and include morning and afternoon tea, as well as a hot and cold buffet lunch. After a 2 hour motorised sail on board the 32 meter sailing Catamaran, Ocean Spirit, you will arrive at Michaelmas Cay where there is so much to see and do. Enjoy snorkelling in the cay’s protected shallow waters, try an introductory scuba dive in the fringing reefs (scuba not included - extra cost), cruise in the semi-sub for a diver’s view of the reef, watch the fish feeding presentation, observe the bird life or just chill out on Ocean Spirit’s spacious decks or on the beach. Throughout the day, the ‘beach buggy shuttle’ will transfer you between Ocean Spirit and the beach. In the afternoon return back to Palm Cove and transfer to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Overnight: Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove
Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and make your own onwards travel arrangements.


Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Enjoy small group touring max. 12 guests per 4WD
  • Embrace the laid-back vibe of Palm Cove at leisure
  • View the Coral Sea over the Endeavour River from Grassy Hill 
  • Admire the picturesque Quarantine Bay near Cooktown
  • Travel along the dusty Bloomfield Track through the Daintree which straddles the Coral Sea 
  • View approx. 20,000-yr-old Aboriginal rock art at Split Rock
  • Drive past the Black Mountain to the historical town of Cooktown
  • Stroll among the mangroves near Cape Tribulation
  • Enjoy a Daintree river cruise, where you might encounter saltwater crocodiles
  • Visit the James Cook Museum - a heritage listed former convent school (entrance fee not included)
  • Glide metres above the pristine jungle canopy on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway 
  • Explore picturesque Kuranda Village at leisure
  • Spot waterbirds & crocodiles at Lake Mitchell
  • Visit the historic Lions Den Hotel in Helensvale
  • 5 nights at 4-star Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove
  • 2 nights at the magical Mungumby Lodge
  • Enjoy 7 meals including daily breakfast
  • Professional tour leader
  • Private 4WD Bus transportation with A/C

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).
 
Please note: this tour requires a minimum of 8 passengers to operate and departures are not guaranteed until this minimum number is met. Please refrain from booking travel arrangements such as flights prior to receiving a confirmation email that your departure date has hit minimum numbers and is now guaranteed. This confirmation email will be sent at least 60 days prior to the departure date, and if minimum numbers are not met a date change or refund will be offered.



Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 25th of September 2021.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share. 
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $500 applies.
 
Departure Dates (2021)
April: 10
May: 1, 22
June: 5, 19
July: 10, 31
August: 7, 28
September: 18, 25



Accommodation Used


4 Star (self-rated)

Palm Cove: Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove

 

3 Star (self-rated)

Greater Daintree: Mungumby Lodge

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
- Hotel Grand Chancellor Palm Cove (Pre/Post Tour): $170 per room, per night.
Please note: extra nights are based on room only and subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children 8 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not Available
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin or double bedding (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.



Minimum group size 8, maximum group size 12 per vehicle.
Please note: this tour requires a minimum of 8 passengers to operate and departures are not guaranteed until this minimum number is met. Please refrain from booking travel arrangements such as flights prior to receiving a confirmation email that your departure date has hit minimum numbers and is now guaranteed. This confirmation email will be sent at least 60 days prior to the departure date, and if minimum numbers are not met a date change or refund will be offered.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 7: Ocean Spirit Great Barrier Reef Cruise - $264 per person
Please note:
- Prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.



- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is not required if travelling domestically on an Australian passport)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)



TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Cairns/Palm Cove:
- Cairns has a Tropical climate, with generally hot and humid Summers and milder dryer Winters. The average annual rainfall is 1992mm on an average 154 days. The majority of Cairns rainfall occurs during summer between January and March.
- The tropics have fairly uniform temperatures throughout the year. Typical daytime min/max temperature ranges in Cairns are 23C/31C in mid-Summer and 18C/26C in mid-Winter.
- The prevailing winds are East to South Easterly with strongest winds (cyclones excluded) usually occurring during April and August. During the summer months, North to Northeasterly sea breezes dominate the winds along the coast. The cyclone season is normally confined to between December and April but exceptions do occur. 
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
9 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach. Due to luggage limitations in the 4WD vehicle pax can't take their large suitcases but will be issued a duffle bag to pack a smaller bag for the 3 day 4WD component from Day 2 to 4. Passengers can leave their big suitcases at the hotel in Palm Cove and just pack duffel bags for the 3 day return trip. 
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping is optional and at the customers discretion.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).



A tourist visa is not required if travelling domestically on an Australian passport.
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.



We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

·   1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·   Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.
 
Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·   If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.