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Cape Tribulation and Daintree Overnight Experience TCT2A

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas

Combo Deal $$$ Saver
  • Spot crocodiles on a cruise down the Daintree River
  • The pristine beaches here are in the top 100 of many worldwide lists. Snap yourself lazing in paradise at famous Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Guided tour along the eco-accredited Daintree River Boardwalk with panoramic views from Alexandra Lookout
  • Cuddle a koala and hand feed wallabies and kangaroos at a wildlife park in scenic Port Douglas
  • Soak up the sun at beautiful Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Encounter amazing nocturnal wildlife on a jungle night tour in the Daintree Rainforest

On this overnight Daintree Rainforest adventure, you’ll spend an amazing two days and one night getting up close to wildlife, exploring the Daintree Rainforest, crocodile spotting on a river cruise and walking along pristine beaches fringed by the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea.

Our two day Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest overnight tour is a wonderful experience for families, singles and couples, with the flexibility to spend much of the two days at your own pace.

Being immersed in this natural paradise just brings learning to life for children and adults. 

Cuddle a koala
You’ll drive along the World Heritage coastal road recently renamed The Great Barrier Reef Drive where you will be taken to a native Australian Wildlife Park in scenic Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland.

Here you can have your photo taken (extra cost) as you cuddle a koala, a croc or a snake and hand feed wallabies and kangaroos.

Once in beautiful Cape Tribulation, you have a choice of activities. You can laze on the pristine white sands of Cape Tribulation Beach or choose from other activities (extra cost) like Jungle surfingbeach horse riding, or snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.

Enjoy an interpretive guided tour along the stunning eco-accredited Daintree River Boardwalk and gaze out from the Alexandra Lookout with its amazing panoramic views.

Spot a crocodile!
Finally, you will be taken on a Daintree River Cruise as you go on your tour boat with your tour guide to spot wild Estuarine Crocodiles and other rare flora, fauna and animals. Nothing quite compares to seeing these prehistoric animals in the wild.

Night jungle tour and eco walk (Optional Extra)
On a night jungle tour in the Daintree Rainforest, your tour guide will take you to see the amazing nocturnal life (optional extra). Just hearing all the noises and being immersed in the oldest rainforest in the world is an unforgettable memory.

Day One - Cairns tour pick-up

Your tour bus will pick you up from your accommodation in Cairns at 7.00am, Northern Beaches at 7.30 am and Port Douglas at 8.15 am (approx. times).

For those from Cairns and Northern Beaches, you will have the amazing journey along one of the most scenic coastal drives in the country along the 30km World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Drive which hugs the ocean and rainforest mountains or Far North Queensland. 

You will arrive at the Wildlife Habitat Park in Port Douglas at around 9.00 am.

Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat

This award-winning native Australian wildlife park in scenic Port Douglas, North Queensland, Australia, gives visitors the chance to get up close to a wide range of local wildlife. 

Set on eight acres of land it is the perfect window to learn about the wildlife that inhabits this precious area of the world, the Tropical World Heritage area of the Daintree Rainforest.

With an Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation, the Wildlife Habitat also works to help injured, sick and orphaned wildlife.

The habitat features 3-4 amazing environments that mimic each inhabitant's natural home, you can take a stroll through lush rainforest and on elevated boardwalks that allow you to view animals behaving as they would in the wild!

Cape Tribulation

At the banks of the scenic Daintree River, Cape Tribulation you and your tour bus will catch the Daintree Ferry.

This is an experience in itself as this seemingly old-fashioned cable ferry carries a maximum of 40 vehicles across the river at a time pulling itself along a cable that spans the width of the Daintree River. 

It only takes about 5 minutes but the view as you look from the ferry down the length of the Daintree River is stunning. 

Look out for those floating logs, if they have eyes, they could be the deadly estuarine or saltwater crocodiles that lurk in these waters looking for prey.  

Lunch at Cape Tribulation and the afternoon activities

Tides Restaurant is a beachfront restaurant located on the pristine sands of Cape Tribulation Beach. 

Choose from an eclectic menu with something to suit all tastes and dietary requirements.

You will be able to check into your selected accommodation straight after lunch. 

In the afternoon, choose an activity of your choice 

  • laze by the pool (depending on your choice of accommodation)
  • soak up the tranquillity on the pristine beaches at Cape Tribulation
  • laze with a book under a palm tree on the white sand beach. 

Optional Jungle Surfing

Ziplining through the Daintree Rainforest is a truly remarkable adventure that has people travelling far and wide to experience. You will glide 20m above the ground by sturdy ziplines and the pace is just right to be able to enjoy the views. 

On this fully guided tour, the jungle experts help you glide majestically from one tree to another. Guides are there for encouragement and safety but also to point out the surrounding flora and fauna and share fascinating facts about the rainforest.

As you descend into the heart of the forest, it may be your lucky day to spot a Bennett’s tree kangaroo, since this is the only tour where they make a regular appearance.

Optional activity must be pre-booked in package deal

Ocean Safari

This is the only tour where you can experience the world's oldest rainforest and Great Barrier Reef in the same day! 

Enjoy a fast, 25-minute boat trip out to either Undine or Mackay Reef on the Great Barrier Reef, and then snorkel amongst the pristine coral gardens and diverse marine life at these stunning reef locations. 

Your friendly guides will share a few snorkelling tips before introducing you to the water. Sea turtles, parrotfish and beloved clownfish (Nemo) are frequently spotted on this tour. And keep your eyes peeled for meandering manta-rays and stunning starfish.

Optional activity must be pre-booked in package deal 

Cape Tribulation Beach Horse Riding

Wade through crystal clear mountain streams and gallop along the pristine sands of Myall Beach with beach horse rides at Cape Tribulation.

These 1.5 hours (approx) rides are great for the family (from 8 years old upwards).

From beginner to advanced level the tours are designed to accommodate all types of horse riders.

 With the more experienced at the front and the more inexperienced at the back and with at least two tour guides per ride, everyone is catered for.

There are at least three parts of the ride where you can take the horse faster than walking pace. 

Optional activity must be pre-booked in package deal

Sleep in the Daintree Rainforest

With luxury beachside villas, friendly dorm-style rooms, sunny self-contained apartments and jungle cabins, there’s suitable accommodation for everyone on your rainforest stay.

Stroll into the charming little village of Cape Tribulation at dusk for a delicious tropical dinner, then prepare for the magic of twilight! 

Among towering trees that outline the stars, you’ll hear the curlew and with a bit of luck may see fireflies lighting the forest. This is a stunning and unique experience full of reptiles, frogs, golden orbs and many other creatures that normally play hide and seek in the daylight hours. 

Day two - Rainforest Boardwalk and Alexandra Lookout

Take a walk on along the boardwalk through the magnificent rainforest that is estimated to be around 180 million years old. On a guided walk, you’ll hear exciting facts about the hundreds of rare species found in the jungle, with 13 types of birds, and 12 of the planet’s plant families found only in Daintree. 

Keep your eyes peeled for the sapphire Ulysses butterfly and camouflaged Tawny Frogmouth (an owl-like creature that resembles a wizard!).

Look to the northern coastline from Alexandra Lookout. On a clear day, you can see as far as Port Douglas or even Palm Cove's iconic Double Island. 

Daintree River Cruise

This cruise is the best way to spot the much-feared Estuarine Crocodile. You might see a big 5-metre crocodile sunbaking on the river bank or staring at you with its beady half submerged eyes from a distance but chances are will see more than one. 

Your friendly tour guide will know exactly where to point so you don't miss out on seeing the crocodiles, snakes and birds. You may also spot enormous moths, sparkling butterflies, turtles, crabs and river fish. Keep your eyes peeled for the shoreline too as cassowaries are frequently seen near the river banks. 

Time to head back

Your Daintree River Crocodile Cruise finishes at approximately 5.00pm. 

You'll then board your tour bus for a return trip back to your accommodation. Return time to your accommodation will be:

  • Port Douglas 6.30pm
  • Northern Beaches 7.15pm
  • Cairns 7.30pm

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Included In Price

  • Day 1: Morning tea, lunch
  • Day 2: Continental breakfast only with selected room types
  • Experienced guide
  • Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
  • One night accommodation
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Daintree River Cable Ferry
  • Guided Rainforest Walk
  • Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Alexandra Lookout
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Return Transfers
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • From Cairns: 7.00am approx (day 1)
  • From Northern Beaches: 7.45am approx (day 1)
  • From Port Douglas: 8.15am approx (day 1)
Departure Instructions

Exact pick up time will be confirmed at the time of booking, depending on your pick up location

Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
  • Pickup available from most hotels/resorts, if your accommodation is not on the list, please advise and we will find you the closest alternative pick up location
Destinations
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Port Douglas
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Except Christmas Day and annual Iron Man competition in June

Duration

2 day 1 Night

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • All other meals at own expense
  • Additional tours & activities
  • Optional souvenir photograph with koala, crocodile or snake in Wildlife Habitat
  • Jungle Adventures Nightwalk
  • Jungle Surfing tour
  • Ocean Safari reef tour
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Eco Certifications
Ecotourism Certified
Nature Tourism Certified
  • Camera (charged)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Overnight bag with change of clothing
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Cash or credit card for dinner on 1st night and lunch on 2nd day
  • Sunscreen

  • Children under the age of 4 are not permitted on this tour
  • No child rates

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.

Operator's Cancellation Policy: 100% cancellation fee applies if cancelled within 72 hours prior to departure or no shows.

2 Day Cape Tribulation & Daintree Overnight | TCT2A

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove, Port Douglas

Combo Deal $$$ Saver

From

au$325.00

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$325.00
Family: au$1,300.00

Tour Code: 347

From

au$325.00

15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
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Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
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