Magnificent 4WD Tour Overview:
The aptly named Magnificent Rock Art Gallery is exclusive to guests of Jarramali Rock Art Tours with a guaranteed intimate experience with a local traditional owner. Our overnight 4Wd tour consists of two full days and one magical night!
Early morning, you will be picked up from your accommodation from Cairns/ Port Douglas etc. and receive onboard commentary about the region and its past. We will stop at a quirky café for morning tea at Mt Molloy.
Along the way
Mt Molloy cafe
Continuing on we hit the old Jowalbinna Station where can see Red Bluff in the distance. Nearby is the historic Cobb and Co staging post and the Patrick Mail Hotel site with the remains of the sandstone floor and kitchen.
4WD track heading into Jowalbinna
Red Bluff in the distance
Now well on the way on the 4WD only Laura - Maytown Coach road adventure track, we will see the pick axe marks in the sandstone from the old timers who forged the road. Natural formations in the sandstone like Jockey Cap will be seen. Sampling native bush tucker, bush medicine and interesting facts on the Australian bush will be given.
Laura – Maytown coach road
Sampling the Golden Grevillea
We arrive at our destination, Jarramali bush camp around lunch time, lunch is served and you will be shown to your comfortable, camping tents. After lunch we journey on a short walk to your interpretive guided Rock Art Tour which will take anywhere from 1 hour - 1.5 hours. Depending on how many questions you ask and how much you put into it!
Breathtaking red sandstone escarpment views
Following the guided tour you will have some free time to wonder and explore the country or just enjoy the scenery at the lookout. Wash off the day’s red dirt in our luxury hot water bush shower overlooking the deep gorge and rocky cliff-faces! In the evening curl up around the fire as the sounds of the Yigi Yigi (didjeridoo) echo through the valley while your roast dinner cooks on the coals. Then its billy tea and yarns around a camp fire.
Slip into nightfall and become part of the incredible landscape during your overnight stay with comfortable camping options, roll out a swag or cosy up in a tent with beds that will make you forget you’re camping. Five star? How about a billion stars?
Damper – Aboriginal Bush Bread
Dinner – camp oven roast and billy tea!
Stars are always brighter out bush…
Wake up and watch the beautiful sunrise coming up over red sandstone, escarpment country. A hot bush breakfast over the camp fire will be served followed by some free time to wander and explore this rugged outback or soak up the views... when you're ready we will journey back to Cairns / your respective destinations, options along the way for a crystal clear, creek swim etc and lunch along the way is provided!
Wake up to these views…
Shower with a view
Dip at Mary Creek
*Passenger pick up from Cairns / Port Douglas etc.
*Overnight camp (two full days and one magical night) includes; morning tea, lunch, camp oven roast dinner, all beverages (non-alcoholic), hot breakfast and lunch.
*Tent, bedding and towels provided.
*Happy to accommodate any dietary requirements (gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, allergy friendly foods etc)
What to bring:
Small overnight bag with casual attire, hat, sunscreen, enclosed walking shoes and toiletries.
A desire for fun-filled adventure, a camera and a willingness to learn!
*Only Telstra mobiles will have phone reception along the way, no mobile reception at campsite, however we have a Satellite phone for emergencies.
*Note - This tour is not suitable for pregnant women or people with back problems. However please contact us and we can tailor a tour for you that involves no off-road 4WDriving.