Experience the rainforest by day and night - staying at Cape Tribulation in the ancient Daintree. Swim in stunning Mossman Gorge and upgrade to include a horse-ride on the beach, a guided rainforest night walk, or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef!
You’ll not only venture into the world’s oldest living jungle right here in Australia, but you’ll find the most reef and rainforest attractions imaginable there!
By spending 2 days and 1 night at magnificent Cape Tribulation in the ancient Daintree Rainforest, you’ll step into a world of once-in-a-lifetime possibilities. Inclusive in your adventure is a trip to the emerald forest and sparkling streams of Mossman Gorge, with a riveting indigenous cultural presentation and luxurious swim in the granite boulder filled gorge.
You’ll then venture onto Cape Tribulation; a glorious plethora of rolling valleys, towering canopies, pristine beaches, and your home for the night!
You’ll lunch on the remote beaches, and explore the mysterious boardwalks of ancient history and natural wonder in the Daintree Rainforest.
They’ll be a photo op at Alexandra Lookout, and you can choose to spot rare crocodiles on a river cruise!
And in the twilight hours, the forest comes alive with unseen creature, which you can discover in a guided nighttime walk, before sleeping in your comfy bed under the jungle stars!
You’ll discover a world of ancient wonder and legend at Mossman Gorge. With towering rainforest, ancient boulders, and the whispering of rapids among them, the magic here is crystal-clear as the waters.
They’ll be the chance to embark on a ‘Smoke Ceremony’ to cleanse you of negative spirits, with an indigenous culture presentation by the Kuku Yalanji people, complete with traditional body painting, fascinating artifacts and hunting customs!
While surrounded by this ambient green kingdom, with the echo of songbirds and wildlife through the trees, you’ll be led to the shores of the gorge; carved from rainwater and the streaming waters of Mossman River.
A labyrinth of bubbling brooks, mirror-like lagoons, and crystal creeks, you won’t be able to resist immersing yourself in the sparkling, silken waters, while gazing out at the evergreen magnificence!
When Captain Cook discovered this lush wonderland, he was known to say this place was the labyrinth where his tribulations began.
And since we were introduced to the lush rainforests, golden beaches and magnificent mountains of Cape Tribulation, we’ve yet to hear anybody describe this place other than paradise bliss!
The towering rainforest canopy, set amongst the ancient Daintree, is your home for the next two days. You’ll have a whole morning and afternoon to explore these stunning realms, by beachcombing the shoreline, frolicking in the waves, and wandering the iconic forest.
The village itself is a picturesque little town dotted with unique eateries and attractions.
Cape Trib is not only renowned for its extraordinary greenery, but as a haven teeming with wildlife, which you can discover from a river cruise, nighttime walk, or possibly even from the very veranda of your accommodation!
Since this tour can be tailor-made to suit your budget and sightseeing preference, you’ll find many options in the way of culinary delight!
One of the choices on offer upon arrival at tropical Cape Tribulation is a restaurant lunch at the Beach Café. You could satisfy yourself with a sumptuous salad, or maybe a burger bursting with flavour!
Or you might be the type who enjoys being among nature, and a wonderful way to indulge at lunchtime is by choosing the beach or forest as your dining room.
Feel free to bring some snacks, or grab some delicious takeaway and find a leafy canopy to call your dining table.
Or grab some fish and chips and settle yourself on the golden sands, while watching the Great Barrier Reef waves roll by.
You’ll find any type of food in paradise tastes that little bit more flavoursome while breathing in tropical air with it!
On a walk of wonder through the rich evergreen realms of Cape Tribulation in the Daintree Rainforest, you’ll see and hear magic for the senses.
Through the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk, the guided interpretive stroll will take you on a 350 million year old journey. With the vast, towering trees, car-sized plants, and mountain streams accompanying your walk, you’ll not only be awed by the sight of this famous forest, but by the stories of its first inhabitant dinosaurs and customs and myths of its original indigenous people; the Kuku Yalanji.
You’ll also venture to the subline panorama of Alexandra Lookout, where you’ll gain both a rare photo op, and collective memories with a breathtaking view that spans across the Daintree River, Port Douglas, Low Isles and Cape Kimberley.
Both amazing features on this part of your day are inclusive in your rainforest tour!
The lush Daintree Rainforest will be a feast for your eyes. The whisper of rivers and call of songbirds will be heaven on the ears.
And the tropical tastes of the most unique ice-cream imaginable may prove to be your favourite part of paradise! You’ll venture to the charismatic Floravilla Ice Cream factory, where a dedicated organic method and local produce captures the very essence of a rainforest tradition.
They’ll also be some artwork on display, as well as the opportunity to taste the kind of unique creaminess that is a work of art in itself! For a few dollars, you can experience the rarest sensations in the form of a black sapote (chocolate fruit) and coconut concoction.
Or perhaps the rarity of a dragonfruit ice cream tickles your fancy. And for when you’re finding the rainforest a little balmy, there’s nothing quite like a mango-lime icy treat to cool you down and tempt the tongue!
World heritage listed, and the oldest rainforest in existence; the Daintree is not just an eco-marvel, but a stage for some of the most unusual wildlife species alive.
So unique, in fact, that some reptiles, marsupials, birds and butterflies are only found in this jungle worldwide! And as you step onto the Daintree River cruise, you may see some of these rarities in the land that time forgot.
On the embankment of a meandering stream, keep your eyes peeled for a 2m cassowary gazing through the foliage. You might see this vast, rainbow-plumed bird, as well as a water dragon on the shore, and a stunning turquoise Ulysses butterfly flitting by.
But the real feature of this cruise generally laze around in plain sight; the prehistoric Saltwater crocodiles you’ll spot on the banks can weight 650 kilos, and grow up to 5m in length, although some have been reported to reach a near whopping 7m!
With friendly, fun dorm-style rooms, self-contained cabins, luxurious suites and poolside villas on offer, you’ll find the perfect accommodation to suit your needs in Cape Tribulation!
Make new friends and stick to your budget at the welcoming backpacker (or flash-packing, in this exceptional case) dorms on offer. Prepare your own fresh tropical fruit platter in a room equipped with your own kitchen.
Or simply laze by the pool in relaxing and comfortable ambience at your own private haven.
The beauty of staying overnight in the Daintree is that no matter your style of lodgings, the garden is the same!
Each type of accommodation is surrounded by a magnificent rainforest kingdom, and almost all lead directly the tropical beach of Cape Trib.
And the best part is, after you’ve slept under the stars in a genuine jungle, your alarm clock is the call of songbirds!
If there’s a more exhilarating way to discover an ancient rainforest than soaring 20 metres in the air, we haven’t yet heard of it! When choosing to jungle surf through the towering tree canopies, you’re not only in for a wild ride, but are likewise close as you can get to nature and the iconic Daintree wildlife.
In fact, while soaring from 20m elevated platforms, there’s been many a time that rare tree kangaroos (found only in this rainforest, worldwide) appear in the branches, wearing a bemused look at the spectacle of humans flying in their domain!
Stopping at 6 miraculous platforms, and soaring across 7 different ziplines, you’ll glide securely through the jungle with an abseiling specialist every leap of the way!
You’ll find this adventure filled with riveting educational facts on flora and fauna, along with an extravaganza of fun with stunning views across the treetops to the Great Barrier Reef!
Can you feel it? The balmy ocean air streaming past as you gallop the shore on a magnificent creature, without a care in the world? Or trekking through an umbrella of rainforest, along emerald trails and shallow creek crossings?
In the only place on the planet where two world heritage listed icons meet as reef and rainforest, the choice of horse-riding at Cape Tribulation will prove an inspirited highlight!
No experience is necessary, and there’s a well-trained and welcoming horse to suit any rider.
On either a morning, lunchtime or afternoon ride, you’ll meander through the winding river bends in lush ancient jungle, to arrive at the pristine shores of Myall Beach.
This truly is an once-in-a-lifetime experience, since riding the golden sand here just happens to be one of the last places left in the world to canter your horse along the beach!
Once dusk blankets the sky in the jungles of Cape tribulation, an unseen world of wildlife wonder immerges! It will seem just like a night at the museum as the inhabitants magically awake.
You’ll have your very own walking encyclopedia in the form of an expert tour guide, complete with spotlight and individual torches for you to explore the night realms.
Some of the most fascinating species in the Daintree are nocturnal, and blaze with colour and mystery when caught by the light.
You could see the luminous eyes of possums, flying foxes and the rare tree kangaroo, found only in this part of the world! The sheen of unique and colourful insects is another sighting possibility, while amazing dragon lizards and beautiful Amethystine pythons unfurl in the jungle in the darker hours.
It will be a literal game of hide and seek, on a twilight show that began over 150 million years ago!
Since you’re exploring the only 2 mighty world heritage icons listed side by side, you may as well live the best of both. With your overnight stay and guided tours through the Daintree, you’ll discover the beauty and secrets of the oldest rainforest known to man.
And by taking a speedy vessel from Cape tribulation, you’ll be among the coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef in no time!
This half day snorkelling extravaganza takes you to the colorful underwater kingdoms of Mackay and Undine reefs, where an aquatic Disneyland awaits.
Your snorkelling equipment and some expert skills are included, and soon you’ll be skimming the surface into the greatest marine show imaginable!
You’ll see the vivid orange Clown fish (Nemo) colonies and the swirling turquoise of Parrot fish as they munch on coral.
And keep your eyes peeled for a meandering sea-turtle, or even dolphins and whales in the cooler months!
January - December
Does not operate Christmas Day
Operates via alternative route during Iron Man
2 Full Days and 1 Night
Departs Cairns City approximately 7.30 am
Returns following day to Cairns City 6.30pm
Departs Port Douglas 8.55am
Returns following day to Port Douglas 5.15 – 5.30pm
Please keep bags to a maximum of 15 kg per person
All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.