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Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park - 4 Day Tour


This 4WD Adventure offers a mixture of coastal tracks and beaches, inland mountain trails, waterfalls, river swimming holes in the Daintree Rainforest and camping in swags under the stars whilst still being able to have a shower at the end of day.

DAY 1:

We depart Port Douglas at 7-00am and head to the Daintree River Ferry crossing. Here, we will make a leisurely stop at Cape Kimberly beach for a stroll on this pristine piece of Far North Queensland treasure. The beach overlooks the Low Isles and Snapper Island, which forms part of the Great Barrier Reef.

Travelling further north to Cape Tribulation National Park. We stop for light refreshments and a Rainforest or beach walk.

It’s at this point we meet the Bloomfield Track (off-road). Here we encounter a diverse landscape including creek crossings; steep inclines and rugged terrain all of which ensure that you really are on an adventure of a lifetime. On this section of the route we will stop off for a swim (optional) in one of the numerous creeks, before we make our way to the Bloomfield Falls.

From here we will head to the iconic Lions Den Hotel to set up camp. Here you have the option to go swimming in the creek or enjoy some light refreshments in the bar. The evening meal will be provided for you at the Lions Den.

Camp: We stay overnight at the Lions Den.

DAY 2:

The following morning its up for breakfast, and then off to Cooktown. Here you can visit the James Cook Museum or stroll around this amazing little historic town, then take a drive up to the Grassy Hill lookout for some fantastic views over the Coral Sea. We then continue north heading to Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park.

Rinyirru National Park covers an area of more than 5,000 kilometres; it contains numerous 4WD tracks, historic sites, plentiful wildlife, diverse vegetation communities, large rivers and extensive wetlands.

Camp: We stay overnight at Kalpowar campsite. This campsite includes toilets and cold-water shower amenities.

DAY 3:

At first light we take a stroll down to the causeway to experience the dawn chorus as sunrise kisses the trees, then back to camp for a hearty breakfast. We will then spend the rest of the day exploring the National Park and surrounding areas up as far as Bathurst head in Princess Charlotte Bay.

In the evening after a delicious barbeque, you can spend the time sitting around the campfire whilst soaking up the ambience before retiring to your swag under the stars.

Camp: We stay overnight at Kalpowar campsite. This campsite includes toilets and cold-water shower amenities.

DAY 4:

After enjoying a cooked breakfast, you will then drive back via the old Laura Homestead and the Atherton Tablelands.

We arrive back at Port Douglas approximately 5-00pm.


  • Daintree River Ferry crossing
  • Freshwater creek swimming holes
  • Bloomfield Track
  • Lions Den Hotel
  • Cooktown
  • Rinyirru National Park
  • Princess Charlotte Bay
  • Drinking water is available at all times
  • Limited wine and beer (due to restrictions in the Cape)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Camping Fees
  • National Park Fees
  • Swags/sleeping bags and pillows
PRICE: $2,899 per person


  • Monday 2nd September - Thursday 6th September

  • Monday 29th October - Thursday 1st November

  • Monday 12 November - Thursday 15th November

  • Monday 19th November - Thursday 22nd November