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  • Location: Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas, Australia
  • Duration:  10 - 11 hours

Take a day trip from Cairns along one of Australia's most scenic coastal roads to Daintree National Park. Along the way you'll visit Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Walk through Mossman George National Park, , take a cruise on the Daintree River then explore Cape Tribulation on a guided rainforest walk.

Highlights

  • Seeing native animals at the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas including kangaroos, koalas and cassowaries
  • Guided walk at Mossman Gorge
  • Cape Tribulation beach and foreshore walk
  • Wildlife-spotting cruise on the Daintree River
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch
  • Pickup and drop off from selected Cairns, Northern Beaches, Palm Cove and Port Douglas hotels

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What You Can Expect

Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour

Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary, Port Douglas

After pickup from your Cairns, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas accommodation travel by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle north along one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia towards the World Heritage Listed Cape Tribulation and Daintree National Parks. Your first stop is Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas for the opportunity to see rare and endangered species of native Australian wildlife close-up, including cassowaries and tree-kangaroos, as well as crocodiles, koalas and a huge variety of native birds.

Continue north along the Captain Cook Highway to the majestic Mossman Gorge National Park, Your guide will enlighten you to the secrets of the rainforest with informative interpretation of the rainforest, its foods, its medicines and history during your guided walk Then enjoy a spectacular drive over the rainforest clad mountains.

Enjoy a delicious lunch at Cape Tribulation Beach House, followed by time to explore the world famous beach at Cape Tribulation.

After lunch enjoy one-hour cruise on the Daintree River on the lookout for crocodiles, birds and other wildlife that inhabit the area. Learn about the Mangroves that line the banks, some of which reach amazing heights and learn of their importance as our oceans fish nurseries.

Finally, you will return to your accommodation with a brief stop at Rex Lookout if you heading back to Cairns.

Itinerary

Lunch Sample Menu:

Choice of fish, steak or vegetarian dishes cooked to your taste and served with a garden salad, fries and homestyle baked bread with a tropical fruit platter to finish.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Very good. Cape tribulation was especially beautiful and the Crocodile river trip also good. Highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Our guide, Shane, was an absolute pleasure and a treasure trove of information about the area, Australian history and current events as well! While the trip was delayed at times by some Spanish tourists who couldn't seem to mind the clock, everything else went very smoothly. We loved the Port Douglas Habitat Conservancy/Zoo, with the ability to feed and pet kangaroos, get up-close to all sorts of birds, see cassowaries and crocs and pet a koala. Apparently that's an optional portion of the tour for some on the bus, but I would say that this is an area that more time should be given, it's just so much fun. Going on up north and seeing the ruggedness, the beauty of the forest and the coast, enjoying a wonderful lunch and soaking up culture, in addition to seeing a cassowary in the wild, made this trip a pleasure and a bargain. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who only has a short time to spend in the northern wilds of Australia!

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