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  • Location:Cairns, Australia
  • Duration:12 hours (approx.)

Daintree Rainforest Zipline and Wildlife Habitat Day Trip

Zipline through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and get up close to native Australian wildlife on a fun-filled day trip from Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas. After hotel pickup, visit the Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat and see Australian wildlife, such as the endangered cassowary, and enjoy a tropical picnic lunch in the Daintree National Park. Then, spend the afternoon soaring over the treetops on a zipline adventure, where you’ll take in views of the rainforest below and out to the Great Barrier Reef and cruise along the Daintree River.


  • Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat and Daintree Rainforest zipline adventure
  • Get up close to Australian wildlife, flora and fauna at the award-winning Wildlife Habitat
  • Explore three different environments – the Wetlands, Rainforest and Grasslands -- each with unique habitats
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch in Daintree National Park
  • Admire views of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef on a thrilling zipline adventure
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off available from Cairns, the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas

What You Can Expect

Daintree Rainforest Zipline and Wildlife Habitat Day Trip

Kangroo feeding at Wildlife Habitiat

After pickup from your hotel, travel along one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia to Port Douglas, where you’ll enjoy an incredible wildlife experience at the award-winning Wildlife Habitat. With your guide, get up close to native flora and fauna and explore the unique habitats of three different natural environments: the Wetlands, Rainforest and Grasslands.

Wander through the Wetlands and see its fascinating biodiversity first-hand. From the boardwalk, see native Australian icons -- kangaroos and koalas – and watch wading birds forage for fish in the waterways. As you walk from the forest floor uphill toward the canopy, see various plants and animals and keep an eye out for the shy cassowary, an endangered species.

Spot crocodiles, birds and other wildlife as you journey through the mangroves on a Daintree River Cruise through the Daintree National Park. Stop at Alexandra Lookout for magnificent views of the Daintree River and Coral Sea, then enjoy a tropical picnic lunch before embarking on your exhilarating zipline experience in the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest!

Feel your adrenaline rush as you soar through the trees on flying fox ziplines, stopping at five platforms to admire bird’s-eye views of the treetops, cascading streams and the Great Barrier Reef on beyond. A highly trained team of tour guides, naturalists and zipling experts will lead you safely through the canopy, offering interpretation and insight into this incredible rainforest at each platform.

You’ll return to your hotel in Port Douglas, Cairns or the Northern Beaches in the late afternoon.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent staff. It was a fun experience and we were made to feel very safe.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What a great day from pick up to drop of at our hotel we had a great time the team where amazing made sure we where taken care of and that the day ran smoothly, The staff at all our stops where helpful and consistent at making sure we had a great time and enjoyed ourselves a huge thanks to Travis our coach driver who made sure we enjoyed our day and got to and from all our places...

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great experience. Doing it in a tour group meant I could watch the scenery and not worry about driving.
Loved Ziplining with a team that really made you enjoy the experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was one of the most amazing tours i have had the pleasure to do. I learnt so much at the wildlife habitat and croc cruise. The young zip line instructors were extremely kind and informative. If any tourists are, at any time, in cairns, do it, I'm 60 and it was easy.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Ha a blast!!!

Sherri M
Papua New Guinea

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

We enjoyed the wildlife habitat but could have stayed longer. Loved the ziplining. The staff were helpful and patient. We were not to excited about the river cruise but overall a great day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Even though it was raining buckets, we had a great time! The boys were great every one, made you feel safe, it was a brilliant experience!! Thanks to Bryn, James and all the other lads!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Went on this tour during my 3 week stay in Australia. The entire tour from start to finish was better than I could have hoped for. From feeding the kangaroo's to ziplining through the rainforest with the most amazing crew to seeing crocs along the river. Memories to last a lifetime.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Excellent sequence of events in the Daintree. The wildlife park was perfect- great interaction with kangaroos and wallabies. Zip line was excellent- good safety techniques, incredible fun and great views from one platform. Wish it was longer! Crocodile boat tour was a nice ride but only saw one 1-year old crocodile so disappointing, but not controllable. Our driver was awesome- informative and funny!

Michael C
United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Our guide picked us up on time and was super lively and congenial. The highlight of the tour was zip lining although we were rather bummed to not have any croc sighting on the boat ride.

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