Thanks to its exceptional biodiversity and ancient history, the Daintree Rainforest was recognized as part of a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2015. Your full-day adventure through the Wet Tropics of Queensland begins with pickup at your Cairns hotel in a luxurious coach. Travel north along a scenic coastal highway while your driver-guide narrates passing attractions.
Swap the coach for a river boat and delve deeper into the rainforest on a 1-hour cruise down the Daintree River. Learn about the diverse habitats of the surrounding ancient ecosystem, and keep an eye out for exotic birds, tree snakes and estuarine crocodiles lounging on the riverbanks.
Continue on by coach through the mountainous rainforest of Alexandra Range, stopping at a lookout to soak up views that stretch all the way to the Coral Sea and Snapper Island. Next, stroll along a tropical creek and enjoy special access to a private rainforest property for a secluded lunch spot. Enjoy a traditional Aussie barbecue featuring grilled meats, fish or a vegetarian option served with fresh fruit and salads, topped off with specialty Daintree Tea.
In the afternoon, make your way to Cape Tribulation and stroll along a famous beach where the rainforest stretches all the way to the shores of the Coral Sea. Get a taste of indigenous culture with a visit to the Mossman Gorge Centre, where you’ll be treated to a heritage presentation by the native Kuku Yalanji people. Finally, explore the landscape and legends of this beautiful forested gorge on a guided nature walk.