Cairns, Northern Beaches, Palm Cove or Port Douglas, Australia
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clock-o12 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 6 more

Overview

Explore the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest on this diverse full-day tour from Cairns. Take a guided nature walk through some of the oldest rainforest in the world, spot crocs on a cruise down the Daintree River and stroll on the famous Cape Tribulation Beach. Enjoy a traditional Aussie barbecue at a private rainforest retreat, and learn about indigenous culture with a Kuku Yalanji heritage presentation at the Mossman Gorge Centre. Hotel pickup and drop-off and transport in a luxury coach complete this memorable adventure through the Wet Tropics of Queensland.
  • Visit one of the worlds oldest rainforest
  • Cape Tribulation Beach and boardwalk
  • Experience the local indigenous Welcome to Country smoking ceremony
  • BBQ lunch in rainforest setting
  • One-hour cruise down the Daintree river
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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.

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S
, Sep 2018

Fantastic tour! Simply beautiful!

j
, Feb 2018

The trip was really good, but the time at Cape Tribulation was a bit of a let down, just walked on the beach for a while and off again. The rainforest is wonderful and the lunch was brilliant !! Would recommend the trip.

k
, Jan 2018

Gorgeous vantage points and coastline! Our guide, Allison, was phenomenal. She shared so much information about Cairns, the coast, Daintree and Cape Trib. The lunch was phenomenal, the scenery spectacular and each stop offered a different perspective of the area.

C
, Oct 2016

Downunder tours was amazing. The driver/host kept the trip interesting and was awesome. A big asset to the tour operators. Thank you for a great day out. Worth every cent and very professional.

g
, Oct 2016

Great tour. Totally recommended but note it will be a long day if you are staying in Cairns CBD.
Brand new bus and very clean, about 25 pax max. Very nice views and pictures opportunities. We didn't see any crocodiles.

r
, Jun 2016

I couldn't go due to illness and lost my money.

J
, Mar 2016

The trip was very well organised, we saw a lot in one day without feeling too rushed. The food included was very good. We were picked up in Port Douglas but most of the coach occupants had been picked up at least an hour earlier in Cairns, a very long day for them but just right for us.

N
, Feb 2016

Lovely friendly tour guide who knew his stuff and was able to give us lots of great snippets of interesting info throughout the day on a very comfortable 4wd bus. Started with a great trip down the river with amazing photo opportunities of the local bird and wild life and a very knowledgeable local guide - managed to see baby crocs and kingfishers as well as learning lots about the mangroves and river history. The rainforest was wonderfully colourful and a great chance to learn more about the history and plant life - the beaches gave us a lucky quick glimpse of a baby shark - although being stinger season we couldn't paddle - and the lunch stop was in a beautiful remote peaceful forest glade with a great bbq ready and waiting. Morning and afternoon tea also provided meant you were never on the bus for too long - although there are a lot of miles covered. The aboriginal guide was really interesting at the heritage centre and it would have been great to have spent more time with him. Maybe the trip tries to do too much in one day and would be better doing more in one area but overall it was a great day and a real taster of what is there to encourage you to come back! An easy trip suitable for all ages and no special equipment other than a camera needed. I didn't get bitten but some people also used mosquito/fly repellent.

S
, Nov 2015

No shop stop ! Some nice food and BBQ, proactive guide, fast driving, we even succeeded in avoiding the rain that day, incredible. The stop in Cape Tribulation was maybe too short but we had plenty of time in Mossman Gorge. The coach is so comfy with its lorry chassis and leather seats. The cruise was enjoyable but I was a bit worry with the 'leaking' of the boat : at high speed, water entered the boat on the right hand side and we had no explanation, quite frightening in a crocodile river...

C
, Nov 2015

Fun experience, passionate tour guide. Wish there was more time to spend at Cape Tribulation.


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