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Dragon Adventures – 4-Day Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park Tour

$2230 each

An action-packed adventure full of 4×4 tracks, historic sites, plentiful wildlife, diverse vegetation, large rivers and extensive wetlands.


Tour Details

This 4×4 Lakefield National Park 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 while still being able to have a shower at the end of day.

We stop at numerous spectacular sites on each tour where keen photographers can capture the abundant wonders of the natural wildlife and fauna and flora.

Our guides cross mountains and ford streams to ensure that you take home some great images from your adventure tour.

Encounters with the wildlife en route in the rivers and creeks includes salt water crocodiles, fresh water crocodiles, jungle perch, barramundi and turtles.

On the land expect a chance meeting with kangaroos, water buffalo, wild boar, walabies, monitor lizards, snakes, cassowaries, kookaburras and eagles.

Day 1

We depart Port Douglas 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 coastline.

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 an optional swim in one of the numerous creeks before making our way to the Bloomfield Falls.

From here we head to the iconic Lion’s Den Hotel to set up camp.

Here you have the option of swimming in the creek or enjoying light refreshments in the bar. The evening meal will be provided for you at the Lion’s Den.

Camp: We stay overnight at the Lion’s 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 historic town, then take a drive up to the Grassy Hill lookout for some amazing views over the Coral Sea.

We then continue north heading to Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park.

Rinyirru National Park covers an area of more than 5000 square kilometres; it contains numerous 4×4 tracks, historic sites, plentiful wildlife, diverse vegetation, 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 relax around the campfire while 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 we will drive back via the old Laura Homestead and the Atherton Tablelands.

Need To Know

  • Bookings required at least seven days prior to tour.
  • Pick-up and drop-off from Port Douglas accommodation.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
  • Ferry transfers and camping fees included.
  • Drinking water available at all times.
  • Tea/coffee provided.
  • Sky dome swags (with high density foam mattress), sleeping bags and pillows provided.
  • You will be travelling in convoy with two Toyota FJ Cruiser wagons (four persons per car), fully equipped with radios, satellite navigation, satellite phone, EPIRB (rescue beacon), self- recovery winch and equipment driven by very experienced drivers who are trained in 4×4 driving and recovery and first aid.
  • Mobile phone service limited.
  • Avoid white-coloured clothing as dust stains may occur.
  • One small soft carry bag or overnight bag no bigger than 605mm x 505mm x 380mm. Weight of bag must not exceed 12kg as space is limited. One piece of hand luggage (daypack) is advisable for everyday use for sunscreen, camera, etc.
  • Limited wine and beer (due to restrictions in the Cape).
  • Tour arrives back in Port Douglas approximately 5pm.

What To Bring

  • Comfortable, closed footwear for hiking and walking
  • Swimwear with towel
  • Toiletries
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Cash for souvenirs

About Us

Your adventurous guides Wayne and Taff have driven 4×4 vehicles in Australia, Africa, Scandinavia, Europe and The Middle East.

Other wild credits include sailing across the Pacific, mountaineering, rock-climbing, camping, diving and fishing on most continents.

They are fully trained in advanced 4×4 skills, defensive driving, navigational techniques and have current first aid qualifications.

Terms & Conditions

  • Cancellations within 60 days of Lakefield National Park tour will incur a $100 administration fee.
  • Cancellations within 50 days of Lakefield National Park tour will incur a 25 per cent cancellation fee.
  • No refunds for cancellations within 45 days of Lakefield National Park tour.
  • Dragon Adventures and or any of its employees accepts no responsibility, or is liable for any act of omission whatsoever, including inside or outside their control for any booking, contract, travel, accommodation or tour which may result in any loss, damage, accident, detention, diversion or theft in regard to personal belongings and or luggage and will be exempt from liability in respect of indirect and direct or consequential loss or damage, death, injury, sickness, irregularity, delay and additional expenses or inconvenience or any other event beyond its control including accident or failure to machinery, equipment, accommodation, transport or any other services, any acts of God, dangers, and incidents to the sea or fire, any acts of government or other authorities, delays, strikes, cancellations or changes in the tour itinerary or schedules whatsoever, howsoever by whosoever caused.
  • Dragon Adventure tours or any of its agents or associates are not responsible or liable for loss or damage or theft of luggage, personal belongings whatsoever. We are also not responsible or liable for personal injury, accidents, hospitalization, illness or medical expenses.
  • Dragon Adventures reserve the right to alter, and or cancel any section and or parts of the Lakefield National Park itinerary which may result from bad road conditions or inclement weather conditions or any other condition which will put any of the tour party in any potential or eminent danger. Whilst we will endeavour to keep arrival and departure times given in the itinerary no guarantee will be made that these will be kept.
  • Dragon Adventures will not be liable for any costs incurred through failure to connect with any other service, also any personal expenses incurred by the passenger as a result of any delay, alteration or curtailment of the tour or any or part of the tour caused by inclement weather conditions, bad road conditions, mechanical defects or any other causes.
  • Dragon Adventures shall not in any circumstances be held liable or accept any responsibility for any of the following: any loss, acts, omissions, defaults, accidents, deception, delay, failure or expense on the part of the transport company (Airline).
  • If or when any unforeseen circumstance or breakdown should occur Dragon Adventures has the right to change / substitute any of the vehicles to alternative transportation and or accommodation other than those listed in the Lakefield National Park itinerary at  any time.
  • The itineraries, excursions and any highlights set out in the tour will be adhered to as reasonably and safely as possible. Dragon Adventures may alter the itineraries and excursions as they deem fit.
  • Any information contained here is correct to the best of Dragon Adventures knowledge and Dragon Adventures is not liable for any inaccuracies herein or any weather or road conditions that may influence the tour in any way. If for any reason Dragon Adventures change / alter or is different form the Lakefield National Park itinerary offered no refund is payable.
  • Dragon Adventures reserves the right to, without payment or compensation before the start of the tour or after commencing the tour to exclude any persons that may appear or look likely to endanger the health and safety or impair the comfort of any of the passengers. Any persons on the tour who commits any illegal act will be asked to leave the tour immediately.
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