Bus Services
Cairns - Cooktown (Coastal)

Cairns to Cooktown - Coastal Route

This service operates with a 4WD vehicle each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Cairns to Cooktown and returns the same day from Cooktown to Cairns.

  • Leaving Cairns you travel north to Port Douglas and Mossman with stunning coastal scenery along the way.
  • Soon after leaving Mossman you will cross the Daintree River on the ferry and continue north through the world renowned Daintree Rainforest
  • After travelling through the Cow Bay and Cape Tribulation area you arrive at the coastal community of Wujal Wujal located beside the Bloomfield River
  • Further on you will travel through Ayton, Rossville and Helenvale, home of the famous Lion’s Den Hotel
  • You will then pass by the mysterious Black Mountain to complete the journey to Cooktown.

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Cairns to Cooktown (Coastal) - Inbound Cooktown to Cairns (Coastal) - Outbound
Same Day Return Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Location Arrive Depart Location Arrive Depart
Cairns   6:30am Cooktown   1:00pm
Smithfield   6:50am Mungumby   1:15pm
Trinity Beach   6:55am Helenvale   1:20pm
Cairns Tropical Zoo   7:00am Rossville   1:25pm
Palm Cove   7:05am Ayton   1:50pm
Port Douglas IGA   7:40am Wujal Wujal   2:10pm
Mossman 7:45am 8:00am Cape Tribulation
Ocean Safaris / PK's
Wonga   8:10am Masons   3:16pm
Daintree Ferry   8:30am Crocodylus   3:38pm
Cow Bay   8:50am Cow Bay   3:40pm
Crocodylus   8:52am Daintree Ferry   3:55pm
Masons   9:15am Wonga   4:15pm
Cape Tribulation
Ocean Safaris / PK's
  9:17am Mossman 4:30pm 4:45pm
Wujal Wujal   10:17am Port Douglas IGA   5:00pm
Ayton   10:27am Palm Cove   5:20pm
Rossville   10:45am Cairns Tropical Zoo   5:25pm
Helenvale   11:00am Trinity Beach   5:30pm
Mungumby   11:08am Smithfield   5:35pm
Cooktown 11:30am   Cairns 6:00pm  
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