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Cape Tribulation 3 Day 2 Night Tour

Departing: Cairns

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

Great Budget Backpacker Deal
  • Choose 2 amazing nights in the jungle, or diversify your adventure by moving onto to the iconic village of Port Douglas for a night to indulge some beach time!
  • When opting to spend 1 night in the famed Daintree, and 1 in the coastal beauty of Port Douglas, you’ll be spoiled for activity choice! Why not chat to your tour operator about the wondrous adventures available in Port Douglas?

So many unforgettable adventures await in the oldest rainforest known to man! The Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef are the only two world heritage listed icons side by side, which happens to be your home for the next few days!

On this budget rainforest tour you can take a dip in beautiful Mossman Gorge, explore the Daintree Rainforest by night, and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef!

The journey of a lifetime will begin with your air-conditioned coach transfer from Cairns and your first stop at Mossman Gorge. In this area full of indigenous history and sacred to the local Kuku Yalanji people, you will be Welcomed to Country with a smoking ceremony. 

Continuing on your first day, venture on through the lush rainforest and past scenic lookouts before arriving at Cape Tribulation, where you’ll have ample time to walk the pristine beaches and discover the magnificent realms.

Whichever accommodation you choose - budget-friendly or opulent, most are just a stone’s throw away from dazzling natural wonder.

There are many amazing inclusions on your 3 day 2 night tour in the rainforest but you may wish to upgrade to some other exciting experiences. 

You might love the idea of horse riding on the beach, kayaking or snorkelling, or perhaps a crocodile spotting cruise on the river! 

The Indigenous Magic and Swimming Cascades at Mossman Gorge

The very first adventure on your tour is indeed a magical highlight of the next three days. As you step into the wondrous and ancient rainforests of Mossman Gorge, the first thing you’ll notice is the breathtaking surrounds.

Goliath trees and plants in every shade of greenery imaginable, with dashes of colour from exotic flowers and fruits.

You’ll then breathe in the lush forest air, and hear the echo of birds and wildlife through the trees.

Meet your local indigenous tour guide for the day and enjoy your a 'Smoke Ceremony' as part of the Welcome to Country. 

Once you arrive at the crystal, cascading waters of Mossman Gorge,take the time to enjoy a swim in this magical location.

Tropical Cape Tribulation

Make the magnificent rainforests of Cape Tribulation in the ancient Daintree Rainforest your home for the next three days.

Travel through winding scenic roads, accompanied by the towering trees and rich greenery of the world’s oldest rainforest to reach the famous Cape Tribulation. 

Cape Tribulation is shaped like and amphitheatre, with lush valleys and woodlands encased in a mountainous horse-shoe, which then tapers down into a ribbon of golden coastline.

And along the pristine beaches, you’ll see the Coral Sea stretch before you. The village is a picturesque little haven of eateries and attractions.

You can discover these superb seashores, rainforests and charming town at your leisure, or choose to fill your days with unique jungle activities!

A Discovery of Culinary Delights

You can choose to add a restaurant lunch at the Cape Tribulation Beach House once you arrive at the Daintree Rainforest, or indulge in your own delicious, tailor-made choices!

The café is set in the jungle, with a breathtaking view, and offers bistro style seafood delights and hamburgers.

You might like your dining table to be the actual sand on Cape Tribulation.  Grab some takeaway snacks while watching the waves roll in from the Great Barrier Reef!

The many surrounding resorts are equipped with eateries where you’ll find tasty options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

There is also a general store with fresh local fruits and more so that you can self-cater for your stay.

Alexandra Lookout and Marrdja Botanical Walk

You’ll find breathtaking scenery in the Daintree Rainforest. On a guided tour with a forest expert and interpretative signs, the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk will reveal a story that began 350 million years ago.

From the rainforests' very first plants and trees, to its earliest fauna and human inhabitants, you’ll hear riveting facts while on this botanical walk.

Beyond theinformative commentary, the surrounding eco-system will likewise have you spellbound when you experience this acncient rainforest.

You’ll want to have your camera ready when you venture from the forest floor to the highest peak.

At Alexandra lookout, you can snap a panorama of Port Douglas, Low Isles and Cape Kimberly cusped by the Great Barrier Reef! 

Homemade Ice Cream at Floravilla

An art gallery and ice-cream factory all rolled into one  - this is Floravilla Homemade Ice Cream in the Daintree! 

It isn’t just the unique style of this local business, but its eco-friendly ethos, and original ice cream flavours you’ll simply adore!

Capturing the rainforest flavours, and using organic, biodynamic produce, this local delight is good for both your body and the planet!

Learn about the rarest flavours, some of which you might never heard of before; local fruit that tastes just like a chocolate pudding, and the mouthwatering dragonfruit!

For just a few dollars, indulge in a homemade Black Sapote and coconut creation, or paw-paw and ginger work of art. 

Optional Daintree River Crocodile Spotting Cruise

The wondrous Daintree Rainforest is 90 million years older than the Amazon Jungle and vastly unique.

The flora species here tell a fascinating evolution of plants on earth, and some of the rare wildlife is found nowhere else on the planet.

With a fauna and interpretive guide, who’ll you’ll find passionate about the world’s oldest forest, you’ll cruise the Daintree River.

It may be your lucky day for a water dragon to appear, a shy python wrapped around a branch, or an endangerd cassowary bird.

 The main attraction though are the massive Estaurine Crocodiles catching sun on the banks of the Daintree River. 

This is a rare opportunity to see these historic predators up close in their natural habitat.

Sleep Under the Jungle Moon

One of the best parts of this tour is that it’s all about personal preference! You could choose to budget your accommodation and indulge in many rainforest activities instead!

That’s not to say you won’t find dorm-style backpacker rooms less than impressive; and you might find yourself sharing with a few new lifelong friends!

There are also self-contained cabins, for when you’d like you’d like to laze in your own lounge, or cook in your kitchen.

And for those who plan to luxuriate in the jungle, why not pamper yourself with a poolside villa?

The best thing about any Cape Tribulation lodging is the proximity to beaches, rainforest walks and attractions. 

Optional Jungle Surf through the Rainforest

Backwards, forwards or upside down; while flying through the rainforest any possibility comes alive!

On a unique jungle surfing adventure in Cape Tribulation, you’ll explore the Daintree like never before!

You’ll have an abseiling expert alongside to guide your surf and share some flora and fauna facts from this elevated view! With a secure harness, travel through the treetop canopy over 7 ziplines from 6 towering platforms.

You might very well spot some rainforest inhabitants too! It’s not uncommon to see a flying fox watching humans in his domain, or for the very luck - a tree kangaroo.

And while soaring 20m above the ground, you’ve also become part of a natural aviary, so keep your eyes peeled for native birds!

Optional Horse Riding with Beach and Rainforest

With a choice of early morning ride at sun up, or an afternoon trot in the tropics, you’ll find your favourite time of the day available to enjoy this unique beach horse ride!

Ride a horse in Cape Tribulation and you’ll not only get to explore the pristine rainforests but also ride the tropical beach. 

This horse riding tour is one of the last places where you can still canter on the beach. Whether you’ve never ridden before, been in the saddle a few times, or are an expert, your friendly guides will find the perfect horse to suit your experience. 

See the beach and forest of the Daintree from a unique perspective.

Optional Guided Rainforest Night Walk

As twilight settles over the rainforest of Cape tribulation, the oldest rainforest in the world comes alive on your night walk!

You’ll be led on a 2 hour journey, along a nighttime path with a torch and an expert guide.

Your guide not only knows hundreds of forest facts, but likewise where to locate plenty of hiding nocturnal wildlife. Spot micro bats, quolls and perhaps a Daintre River Ringtail Possum. 

Through the shadows of trees, fireflies will produce their own iridescence before your eyes!

You’ll see insects and glistening spiders, and maybe even a dragon or beautiful amethystine python in the canopy!

Optional Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef

The ocean fringing the mighty Daintree Rainforest at Cape Tribulation just happens to be the Great Barrier Reef! So why not indulge in exploring both?

Depart right from the beach and arrive at stunning coral reef for a spot of snorkelling in just 45 minutes!

At the colourful icons of Mackay and Undine Reefs, your helpful crew member will proviode you with a snorkel, mask, and fins. Witness the striking colours of the Clownfish (Nemo), Parrotfish and Angel fish, and keep your eyes peeled for the local sea turtles.

Choose a Second Night in Iconic Port Douglas

You may be the type of individual who’s all about diversity and adventure, and this tour provides the perfect opportunity to experience more than one overnight location.

After a couple of magical nights spent in the Daintree Rainforest, the choice is yours to venture onto the coastal town of Port Douglas.

A picturesque village set by the sea, Port Douglas offers charismatic boutiques, eateries, and of course the famous Four Mile Beach.

Your accommodation in Port is casual style, with dorm-style rooms and twin shares.

Enjoy a walk through the town or indulge in a beach walk and swim at one end of the street, and then stroll to the other and watch the sun go down at the famed, palm fringed point.

The Attraction of Port Douglas

Port Douglas might be more of a charismatic village than sprawling metropolis, yet that’s certainly part of its charm; along with the fact that this town is huge on activity!

Beachcombers and water-babies will adore the shores of four mile beach, where you could try your hand at jet-skiing, paddle-boarding, or simply laze on the sand.

The Wildlife Habitat offers a diverse and unique array of wildlife that you can interact with, as well as a resident Saltwater crocodile. 

You might want to grab a souvenir at the Sunday markets, or ride an iconic stream train into the mangroves!

Many local bars and eateries offer happy hour in order to watch the sun set over the mountains and estuary. 

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Included In Price

  • Environmentalist driver/guide
  • Return coach transfers
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • 2 Nights accommodation is included on this tour upon booking, and ranges from budget, dorm style and luxury
  • Mossman Gorge Guided Walk
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Daintree River Cruise
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Departs Cairns City approximately 7.30 am
  • Departs Port Douglas 8.55am
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
Destinations
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Mossman Gorge
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Excludes Christmas Day
Operates via alternative route during Iron Man

Duration

3 Full Days and 2 Nights

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Jungle Surfing Adventure
  • Rainforest and Beach Horse Riding
  • Guided Rainforest Night Walk
  • Reef tours
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Restrictions
  • Not suitablefor disabled guests.
  • Jungle Surfing Option: Harnesses available to fit children aged 3 up to adults weighing 120kg/260lbs
  • Guided Night Walk Option : Not suited to Children under 8
Eco Certifications
Eco Advanced Tourism
Eco Climate Action Business
Ecotourism Certified
  • Change of clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Sleep wear
  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Camera
  • Water Bottle
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Cash or credit card for additional activities
  • Cash or Credit Card for additionalmeals

  • Children are welcomed; however, this tour does not provide a child fare
  • Cots can be provided is requested prior to booking at both Ferntree Rainforest Lodge and Cape Trib Beach House
  • Some additional activities are not suited to children,please ask when booking.
  • No infant seats provided

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.

  • Cancellation must take place within 48 hours for a 50% refund.
  • Cancellations within 24 hours will result in forfeiting full deposit

3 Day 2 night Stay Daintree Rainforest

Departing: Cairns

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

Great Budget Backpacker Deal

From

au$234.00

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

Tour Code: 531

From

au$234.00

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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BarrierReefAustralia
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia

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