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Tour code: 2925N6AC
Experience the wildlife, mountains, sea and rainforest that define the Wet Tropics of Queensland on this diverse full-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Hand-feed kangaroos and observe other native creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and explore the World Heritage-listed biodiversity of Daintree National Park. Take a guided nature walk through the rain forest of Mossman Gorge, savor a delicious lunch at Cape Tribulation, swim in the Coral Sea and cruise down the beautiful Daintree River during a fantastic day of exploration.

Highlights

  • Full-day tour to Daintree National Park including Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation, from Cairns
  • Visit Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas to see koalas, kangaroos and other native animals up close
  • Stop at several locations in UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park
  • Take a guided walk through the rainforest at Mossman Gorge and a 1-hour cruise on the Daintree River
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at Cape Tribulation Beach House
  • Have time to swim or stroll at gorgeous Cape Tribulation Beach

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The friendly and informative guides make this well-organized tour a stellar experience. See national parks, exotic wildlife and famous beaches on this highly photogenic excursion from Cairns.

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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

Honored as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1988, Daintree National Park is a great destination for sampling the exceptional biodiversity of the Wet Tropics of Queensland. Your full-day adventure begins with pickup at your Cairns or Port Douglas hotel and a scenic drive north along the rugged Coral Sea coast.
Your first stop is Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, an eco-park where you can observe the unique wildlife of Australia’s rainforest, wetlands and grasslands. Browse the well-designed habitats to observe cassowaries, koalas and crocodiles, and hand-feed friendly kangaroos and wallabies. 
Continue on to Mossman Gorge on the southern border of Daintree National Park. Take a guided nature walk through the rainforest, keeping an eye out for native species like the Ulysses butterfly and Boyd's forest dragon. Observe the lush landscape from platforms above the Mossman River and learn about the customs of local Kuku Yalanji people.
Cross the Daintree River on a ferry, and make your way to Cape Tribulation. Admire spectacular views from Mt Alexandra Lookout, where you can see all the way to the Great Barrier Reef on a clear day. At the Cape Tribulation Beach House, stop for a delicious lunch featuring your choice of steak, locally caught barramundi or a vegetarian option.
After lunch, enjoy leisure time to stroll along the white sandy beaches and boardwalk at Cape Tribulation, swim in a nearby tropical pool or take a dip in the Coral Sea (depending on the season).
Finally, take a 1-hour cruise along the Daintree River, where you can spot saltwater crocodiles, reptiles, exotic birds and butterflies that make their home in the mangrove wetlands. On the return drive south, make one last stop at Rex Lookout before your full-day tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Cristina S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Vanessa W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was such a great experience. The driver was funny and informative. Being able to see so much in one day was a real highlight. Pity the weather was not good but that didn't damper my trip.

Maureen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I had a really great day.
Everything about it was well planned . We were made to feel very comfortable And our guide was very good. I would love to do it again

Julia H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A great day packed full of things to do all very well organised, started with an hour in the wildlife sanctuary, a walk around the amazing rainforest, lunch at cape tribulation then a boat trip on the Daintree river where we saw four crocodiles.

Hellen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great day out, pick up from hotel on time, very informative guide and lots to see and learn

Gerard R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was great. Got to see all the things you want to see plus had a great tour guide

Loretta J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed it. A great way to nitrogen detox from scuba for a day before flying on to Perth.

Mr K H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Very good driver/guide helped to make this an excellent day - though the land itself was fascinating. Well planned day, with stops at a good wildlife centre, then a walk at the gorge, a lovely location near the beach for lunch, then the excellent river trip to see crocodiles and a lot of baby crocs.

Juan C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Was really a Perfect, Great, Excellent day.
I will never forget this trip, my wife and daughters had a great and happy time.

Alison W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

In spite of very wet weather and a change of itinerary due to long queues at the lagoon our guide did a superb job and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip.

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