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

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

Travel from Cairns or Port Douglas along one of Australia's most scenic coastal roads to Cape Tribulation in World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. Along the way, visit Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Mossman George, the Daintree River and more. Gaze across the Coral Sea to the inner Great Barrier Reef when you stop at Mt Alexandra Lookout, and enjoy a refreshing lunch and optional swim at Cape Tribulation Beach. See wildlife such as koalas, kangaroos, cassowaries and crocodiles as you explore the natural beauty of the Wet Tropics of Queensland.


  • 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

After pickup from your hotel, travel by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle north along the coast, taking in rugged mountains to one side and miles of golden sand and crystal clear waters to the other.

When you reach Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, disembark to explore the wildlife park, which features native Australian wildlife in rainforest, wetlands and grasslands exhibits. See the critters up close, including cassowaries, tree-kangaroos, crocodiles, koalas and a variety of birds. You can even hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies.

Next, travel another 15 minutes north to Mossman Gorge, located in the southern section of Daintree National Park. Your guide shares informative commentary as you take a leisurely walk through the rainforest to viewing decks above the Mossman River. Learn about how local Kuku Yalanji people utilize forest plants for food, shelter and medicine and look for wildlife such as the Ulysses butterfly and Boyd's forest dragon.

Continue up the coast to Cape Tribulation, using the Daintree River Ferry to cross the river. Stop at the Mt Alexandra Lookout for spectacular views that extend on a clear day from the Daintree Rainforest and Daintree River across the Coral Sea to the edge of the Great Barrier Reef.

Arrive at Cape Tribulation and enjoy a delicious lunch at Cape Tribulation Beach House. For your main course, choose from locally caught barramundi (fish), steak or a vegetarian option, accompanied by garden salad, chips, fresh-baked bread and tropical fruit.

In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the white sands of the world famous beach. You can swim in the Coral Sea (in season), cool off in the rainforest pool at Cape Tribulation Beach House or stroll along the beach and boardwalk.

Then return to the Daintree River for a 1-hour cruise in calm waters. Be on the lookout for birds, butterflies, reptiles and saltwater crocodiles, and marvel at the tall mangroves that line the banks.

After the river cruise, your guide returns you to your hotel with a brief stop at Rex Lookout between Port Douglas and Cairns.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We enjoyed the tour very much and the Wildlife Sanctuary provided the opportunity to get up close to some of the native wildlife -kanagroo, wallaby, koala, emu, cassowary, alligator, birds etc.
Great lunch as well.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful day......Daintree rainforest was amazing, great lunch at Cape Tribulation, trip on the Daintree River where we saw some crocodiles.
Our guide Daniel made the day absolutely fantastic for us all...a great big thank you Daniel.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent Trip. Got to pet kangaroos at the wildlife place. The beach at Cape Tribulation was amazing and not crowded at all. Even saw a massive 4-5 meter saltwater croc on the river cruise.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Fantastic trip, well organised. Ran sport arrived on time and guides were both knowledgable and friendly

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had an excellent time. Very impressed with everything we saw. Our tour guide Daniel was an absolute delight.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our tour guide Daniel was lovely. Picked us up from our Port Douglas hotel and drove us to the animal sanctuary. A nice touch when he gave us all a pack of biscuits to enjoy as we visited the sanctuary.
Mossman Gorge its beautiful and many of the tourist were swimming in the Gorge. Daniel gave us a guided tour of the area. He was very knowledgeable.
We then travelled to Cape Tribulation beach. The roads on this section of the journey are very uneven. Take travel sickness medication!
Cape Tribulation was a beautiful clean beach and the hotel where we had dinner was very casual. We both opted for the steak option and were very glad. It was delicious. All of the other food also looked lovely.
We then travelled to the Daintree River where we boarded a crocodile spotting boat,after getting some sweets from Daniel. Again the tour guide on this boat the driver was very knowledgeable and took us to see baby crocodiles and a very large male crocodile. We also saw many other creatures including beautiful blue Kingfisher birds and crabs.
Daniel and the bus were waiting for us at the other side of the river and we then travelled back to Port Douglas. He was also taking groups back to Cairns.
I would recommend taking this tour from Port Douglas if you are staying there as it is quite a long journey from Cairns.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Wonderful scenery and great day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Weather and scenery was absolutely beautiful. Best tour guide we have ever had on any trip!!! My wife got to hold a Koala - She Loved it!

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