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Daintree and Cape Tribulation Go Wild Day Tour

Departing: Cairns

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

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  • The unique diversity of this tour itself! From mountain ranges to World Heritage Rainforest, sapphire Ulysses butterflies and mammoth moths! Wildlife you can feed and pat, and crocodile spotting from a river cruise!
  • Ask your tour guide about the flowering Idiospermum plant - the ancient 150 million year old flower! 
  • If you love trekking through the forest, why not fly through it too? Ask us about upgrading to include Jungle Surfing in your adventure!

Explore secluded beaches and remarkable lookouts at Cape Tribulation, meet Australian wildlife in Port Douglas, and trek into the world renowned Daintree Rainforest. From the very beginning of this tour, you'll embark on a journey of adventurous fun!

Your scenic coach ride from Cairns to Port Douglas is an outstanding facet in itself, as you coast along a highway enveloped by mountain ranges and the dazzling Great Barrier Reef.

You'll arrive at the picturesque tropical village of Port Douglas, ready to see some iconic marvels at the Wildlife Habitat. This eco-friendly park is a joyous interactive experience, where you can upgrade on the day to handle a python or cuddle a koala!

Exploring on, you’ll cross the one and only Daintree River ferry, toward the oldest rainforest known to man! Here, in this ancient jungle, you’ll uncover an evergreen realm of towering Kauri Pines, pristine secluded beaches, and breathtaking monuments; such as the famed Alexandra lookout.

You’ll likewise have time to enjoy a mouth-watering lunch at Cape Tribulation, and walk on Cape Tribulation beach.

See the only place on the entire planet where two world heritage icons exist side-by-side. Delight in the 100-180 million year old jungle, while looking out over the esteemed Great Barrier Reef.

Discover Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat

The town of Port Douglas is universally renowned. A tropical haven of local arts, crafts and eateries, on the cusp of a magnificent coastline, glorious Port Douglas is home to the phenomenal Wildlife Habitat.

The native Australian animals are weird and wonderful;  endangered cassowary birds that stand at almost 2m, dragon lizards and 13 species of mammals that are found only in this part of the world.

On the Wildlife Habitat tour, you'll see all these rare native characters and more. 

There’ll be professional photo opportunities with koalas & reptiles, and you'll also hear some fascinating facts about the inhabitants of this Australian wildlife adventure.

Daintree Ferry to Cape Tribulation

On the next leg of the Daintree Rainforest tour, you'll travel the miles past iconic cane-fields, the sleepy little town of Mossman, and onto the Daintree River ferry.

You won't have to leave your coach to cross; this engineering wonder will allow you to look out across the meandering river from air-conditioned comfort. You'll then wind your way under rainforest canopy to the extraordinary Cape Tribulation.

Shaped like a jungle basin, the valley is surrounded by a monolith of mountain peaks, and sandy cays with azure waters. It is almost in the heart of the oldest rainforest known to mankind.

This place of wonder was named by Captain Cook, who said it was a labyrinth where all his trials and tribulations begun.

But you'll find this lush terrain a wanderer’s delight where you can indulge in a tropical lunch, and store the most magical memories of this colourful and alluring haven.

Alexandra Lookout and Rainforest Boardwalk

With so much to do and see at Cape Tribulation, this tour provides a friendly guide to ensure you don't miss a thing; there could be a White-lipped tree frog, or even rarer, a giant Stick insect!

As you explore the raised boardwalks through the rainforest, you’ll feel as though you've returned to a long-gone era. Your guide will explain how the Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people call this their land, and point out native fruits & maybe the world’s oldest flowering plant; the 150 million year Idiospermum.

You’ll then travel from the heart of the forest to the peak of a mountain. At the Alexandra Lookout, you’ll marvel at an awe-inspiring vista of Port Douglas, Black Rock, Low Isles, and the mouth of the Daintree River.

Daintree River Crocodile and Wildlife Cruise

Cruise the Daintree River, encompassed by evergreen rainforest-vines, with the echo of rare birds and catch sight of the large Estaurine Crocodiles, some up to 5 m in length, lazing on the banks. 

You will cruise past ancient rainforest, and see a variety of wildlife such as sea birds, spectacled flying foxes and monitor lizards in the surrounding trees. 

As you meander downstream, a friendly expert will share facts about this amazing and unique ecosystem, and ensure you don't miss a rare cassowary, the ever-present huge crocodiles, or even Boyd’s forest dragon; a lizard found only in this part of the world!

See more Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation tours.

Included In Price

  • Guided
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Scenic coastal drive
  • Entry into The Wildlife Habitat with guided tour
  • Daintree River Cruise spotting wild crocodiles
  • Daintree river crossing
  • Tropical picnic lunch in Cape Tribulation
  • Guided Rainforest Walk
  • Alexandra Lookout – Stop for magnificent views of the Daintree River and Coral Sea.
  • Enjoy free time to relax or walk along the Beach at Cape Tribulation.
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Pickup from Cairns: 7:00am - 7:30pm Return
  • Pickup from Northern Beaches: 7:45am - 7:00pm return
  • Pickup from Port Douglas: 8:15am - 6:00pm return
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
  • Port Douglas
Destinations
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Port Douglas
  • The Wildlife Habitat
  • Alexandra lookout
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Does not operate on Christmas Day

Duration

Day tour option 12 hours approx

Available for Purchase / Hire

Stay a little bit longer, upgrade to the 2 Day 1 Night or the 3 Day 2 Night option

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Eco Certifications
Eco Advanced Tourism
Ecotourism Certified
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Camera (charged)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Insect Repellant
  • Cash or credit card for snacks, drinks and souvenirs

Infants (0-3 years inclusive) are unable to travel on this tour.

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.

100% cancellation fee applies to tours of 2 days duration and longer, if cancelled 72 hours prior to departure. 100% cancellation fee applies to day tours if cancelled within 24 hours prior to departure or no shows.

Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation Trek

Departing: Cairns

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

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From

au$175.00

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

Child: au$88.00
Family: au$526.00

Tour Code: 24

From

au$175.00

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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