• Location: Cairns, Northern Beaches, Palm Cove or Port Douglas, Australia
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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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

What You Can Expect

Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour from Cairns

Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour Vehicle

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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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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.

Cynthia M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.

Jennifer H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.

Stanislas T France

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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...

Adam C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

An excellent taster experience of Daintree and the cape! Magical places and a great, knowledgeable driver and tour guide in Daniel. Would definitely recommend to all wanting to explore the area - and then head back to Cape Tribluation to spend the whole day on that beautiful beach.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent day out, great places to visit , good time levels out of the bus. Very good driver cum guide and really comfortable mini coach. Highly recommend this a tour to do if in cairns area.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Driver provided lots of interesting information. Weather didn't cooperate.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Jason was a PHENOMENAL Tour Guide. He really cared about what he was showing us. It was very enjoyable, entertaining, and educational. I highly recommend this tour for anyone staying in Cairns.

thomas m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

excellent guide, great scenery. worth the journey

Mona R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

You really get a feel for nature at her most awesome. Piggy the guide at the rainforest was one of a kind!

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