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  • Address: Mossman-Daintree Road, Daintree 4873, Australia
  • Hours: Open daily
  • Admission: Free

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Daintree Rainforest Tours

From the dramatic jungle-clad gorges, wild rivers, and tumbling waterfalls of Daintree National Park to the deserted coast of Cape Tribulation along the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest is Australia’s largest stretch of rain forest, covering 460 square miles (1,200 square kilometers). A protected UNESCO World Heritage Site and a hiker’s paradise, the rainforest is renowned for its extraordinary biodiversity.

The Basics
The Daintree National Park is an adventure playground for nature lovers. Book a guided tour to get the most out of the rain forest. Most tours set out from Cairns or Port Douglas and take in highlights such as the Mossman Gorge, Cape Tribulation, or Marrdja Boardwalk. Adventurers can also discover the region’s rich Aboriginal culture, zipline through the rain forest canopy, take a 4WD safari, spot crocodiles on a Daintree River cruise, go horseback riding, or hike through the ancient rainforest.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Temperatures can reach upwards of 86°F (30°C) in summer, so pack sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, as well as insect repellent and comfortable shoes.
  • Facilities at the Daintree Rainforest Discovery Centre include restrooms, a shop and cafe, audio guides, and free WiFi.
  • The Daintree Rainforest Discovery Centre offers wheelchair-accessible boardwalks, aerial walkways, and lookout towers, but not all park activities are accessible to those with limited mobility.

How to Get There
Daintree Rainforest National Park is located in North Queensland, about 62 miles (100 kilometers) northwest of Cairns and 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Port Douglas. The best way to visit is by car or as part of an organized tour by 4WD or coach. The park is split into two main sections—south of the Daintree River, entered via the Mossman Gorge, and north of the river (crossed by cable ferry), where the main entry point is at the Daintree Rainforest Discovery Centre. 
 
When to Get There
The most popular time to visit the Daintree Rainforest is during the dry season (April to October), when the weather is cool and less humid—it’s best to make an early start during this time. To bypass the crowds, visiting in wet season (November to March) is a possibility, although flash floods and landslides do occur, and box jellyfish can appear along the coast. 

Wildlife Spotting in the Daintree Rainforest
As one of the oldest stretches of tropical rain forest in the world, the Daintree Rainforest harbors some 430 bird species, more than a third of Australia’s mammals, and an impressive number of rare and endemic species. Top sightings include the endangered cassowary, Macleay's honeyeater, Boyd's forest dragon, white-lipped tree frog, paradise kingfisher, Bennett’s tree-kangaroo, and spectacled flying fox, while you might also spot echidna, platypus, and saltwater crocodiles.

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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas, ... 
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas

4.5 star rating: Recommended 55 Reviews

Marvel at the natural beauty of Cape Tribulation and its surrounding attractions on a day trip from Cairns and Port Douglas. Get ready for a day of native ...  Read more

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

From USD $115.30
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour, Cairns & the Tropical ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Explore the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation with an expert naturalist guide. Traveling by a specially designed ...  Read more

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

From USD $174.11
Cape Tribulation, Daintree River Cruise and Bloomfield Track Small Group Tour, Cairns & the ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Cape Tribulation, Daintree River Cruise and Bloomfield Track Small Group Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 26 Reviews

Take a day trip from Cairns or Port Douglas to cruise the Daintree River and explore the Cape Tribulation rainforest. You'll have free time at Cape ...  Read more

Location: Cairns or Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $158.64
Mossman Gorge Dreamtime Walk and Low Isles Snorkeling and Sailing Cruise, Port Douglas, 4WD, ATV & ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Mossman Gorge Dreamtime Walk and Low Isles Snorkeling and Sailing Cruise

Experience two UNESCO World Heritage–listed natural wonders on a full-day tour that visits the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. Within Daintree ...  Read more

Location: Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $284.00
Cape Tribulation, Daintree Rainforest and Wildlife Tour, Cairns & the Tropical North, Sailing ... 
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Cape Tribulation, Daintree Rainforest and Wildlife Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 8 Reviews

This Cape Tribulation, Daintree Rainforest and wildlife tour takes you on a full day adventure to the only place in the world where the rainforest meets the ...  Read more

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

From USD $135.42
Small-Group Daintree Rainforest Tour, Cairns & the Tropical North, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Small-Group Daintree Rainforest Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Join this small-group, 1-day tour to the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, traveling from Cairns, Palm Cove, or Port Douglas. Led by your guide, spot ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $208.93
Private Daintree National Park Day Tour from Cairns Including Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge, ... 
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Private Daintree National Park Day Tour from Cairns Including Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Explore the World Heritage–listed Daintree Rainforest on this private 12-hour tour from Cairns. Traveling in a private air-conditioned vehicle with a ...  Read more

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

From USD $1,122.06
Daintree Rainforest Zipline and Wildlife Habitat Day Trip, Cairns & the Tropical North, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Daintree Rainforest Zipline and Wildlife Habitat Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 57 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $197.33
Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas, Cairns & the Tropical ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

Experience the Daintree Rainforest and Australia's rich Aboriginal culture on this full-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Learn about traditional hunting ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $197.33
Cooktown 4WD Adventure Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas, Cairns & the Tropical North, Day Trips
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Cooktown 4WD Adventure Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

4.5 star rating: Recommended 12 Reviews

Explore the historic township of Cooktown as you drive through the magical World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park and the famous Bloomfield Track on this ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $228.28

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