This 1 Day Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour is one of Tropical Queensland's most popular tours. On the spectacular Cape Tribulation tour, experience breathtaking tropical rainforests, ancient plant life, a crocodile spotting river cruise, unique wildlife and the spectacular Cape Tribulation.
Leaving Cairns you head straight into the Daintree National Park where you can relish morning tea on the banks of the Daintree River or the Mossman River. After morning tea you can enjoy 1 hour guided crocodile and wildlife spotting river cruise, which is fully guided by a local biologist and run by an Eco Accredited River Cruise Company. You will be provided expert knowledge of the region and the local wildlife.
Once you are back on dry land you will head deeper in to the Daintree Rainforest, the further you go the denser the tropical jungle becomes and your guide will point out significant features along the way, including the rare and endangered Cassowary. Head to the Marrdja Boardwalk for a guided rainforest walk. This 1 hour walk will keep you captivated from start to finish as you experience the wonder of this unusual and ancient plant and tree life set above the crystal clear water of meandering streams.
After lunch you will have time to explore the Cape Tribulation Beach and surrounds. Heading back to Cairns you will drive through the quaint fishing village of Port Douglas and check out the views of Trinity Bay, Coral Bay and the Great Barrier Reef from Rex Lookout. This is the best value 1 Day Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour on offer.
Cairns to Port Douglas Scenic Drive - Cook Highway
The scenic drive to Port Douglas is an experience in itself, winding along the coastline, you will get an appreciation of the diverse environments here in the North.
Located 1,780km north of Brisbane and 70km north of Cairns, Port Douglas is a resort village situated between Cairns and the World Heritage-listed rainforests of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation.
Rainforest Habitat Port Douglas
A meandering walkway allows the visitor to experience different levels of the rainforest and the varied microenvironments encapsulated within. The Wildlife Habitat is a partner with The Wet Tropics Management in the goal of rainforest conservation and education.
A visit to the World Heritage listed rainforest environment of Mossman Gorge in Northern Queensland is a must during any time spent in Australia.
Daintree River Ferry
The Daintree River Ferry, 50km north of Port Douglas, is the only way to cross the river. It operates on a cable system and is capable of taking up to 16 vehicles across the river at a time. This is the only cable ferry operating in a World Heritage area in the world.
Alexandra Lookout - Daintree National Park
A gorgeous view back over the Daintree Rainforest and the mouth of the Daintree River, and out across the Coral Sea you can see the inner reefs of the Great Barrier Reef.
Cape Tribulation Beach
Cape Tribulation's history starts 120 million years ago when the giant continent 'Gondwana' was covered in dense rainforests and dinosaurs roamed around the jungle.
Lunch at Cape Tribulation Beach
Indulge in a set menu choice of local barramundi (fish), steak and a vegetarian option all served with a fresh garden salad and chips, daily baked bread finished off with a tropical fruit platter to share at your table.
Daintree River Cruise - Crocodile Express
The tour runs through the saltwater mangrove and rainforest habitat in the lower Daintree River or the freshwater pasture lands and rainforest upstream from the Daintree Village.
Rex Lookout - Cook Highway
The lookout offers an unforgettably stunning vista across the Coral Sea and coastal landscape, a chance to see the full splendour of the Great Barrier Reef. On weekends, hang gliders use the lookout as a Launchpad.
All transport: Transfer from and to accommodation
Daintree River Crocodile and Wildlife cruise
Friendly and informative tour guide
Lunch only included in deluxe packages (No lunch for starter package)
After being picked up from your accommodation, we will travel by air-conditioned vehicles via one of the most renowned scenic coastal roads in Australia, the World Heritage Listed Captain Cook Highway.
8.30am-9.30am: Wildlife Habitat - We visit the award winning Wildlife Habitat where you will venture through purpose built native habitats of some of Australia's rare, endangered and beautiful native animals.
10.00am-11.00am: Mossman Gorge National Park - Enjoy a guided rainforest walk and see the crystal clear waters of the Mossman River cascade over spectacular boulder formations amongst the lush rainforest. National Park entrance fee included in tour price.
12.30pm - 1.15pm: Lunch Time - Only metres from Cape Tribulation Beach you will be treated to a Chef prepared lunch. Indulge in a set menu choice of local barramundi (fish), steak or a vegetarian option all served with a fresh garden salad & chips, daily baked bread finished off with a tropical fruit platter to share at your table.
1.15pm-1.45pm: Cape Tribulation Beach - Kick back and relax under the fringing rainforest of the Daintree where the "Rainforest meets the Reef"! Enjoy a leisurely walk and take in the picturesque views at this beautiful historic beach location.
3.00pm - 4.00pm: Daintree River Wildlife Cruise - Our journey continues to the majestic Daintree River for a 1 hour Wildlife and Crocodile exploration. This is a rare location to see wildlife at play in their native habitat.
Please select your accommodation from the list when booking your tickets. If you do not see your accommodation on the list please select the option that is closest to your location, and meet us there.
What to bring: Comfortable clothing, shoes, hat and sunscreen.
Restrictions: Baggage Restrictions, small overnight bag only.
Not included: Lunch for those on the starter package tour but there are opportunities to buy your own lunch at the many stops along the coast.