The most exhilarating way to explore Cape Tribulation in the Daintree is on horseback and requires no experience at all! See the outstanding rainforest and glorious beach at Cape Tribulation with an unforgettable horse ride!
When you embark on a horse riding tour in the oldest jungle in existence, you’ll be matched with a horse that entirely suits you; whether you’ve never ridden before, or galloped a hundred times!
With expert guides and well trained, welcoming horses, those with a little less confidence will feel inspirited meandering along a the sun-speckled paths under a canopy of treetops, through winding river beds, and onto the golden sands of Myall Beach.
And for those with a penchant for invigoration, there will be the chance to canter through lush valleys cusped by mountain ranges and along the beach and waves.
This unique horse riding tour offers one of the most unique and pleasurable ways to view the renowned Daintree, with wildlife spotting along the way.
It may be your lucky day for a 2m tall rainbow-plumed cassowary to appear in the foliage, or a Saltwater crocodile sunning itself on the riverbanks!
And the beauty of this beach horse riding tour is not just in the famed, iconic scenery, but likewise this tour is one of the few in the entire world that allows guests to ride along the beach and in the waves and it is fun for the whole family!
To trek through the pristine rainforests of Cape Tribulation, and to stream the golden sands of Myall Beach in a rare discovery of the ancient Daintree, no experience is necessary! And for accomplished riders, there’s a horse waiting to canter you away. When you choose horse riding on this magnificent rainforest and beach adventure, the perfect horse will likewise be chosen to suit you! With expert guides, well-trained horses and a spot of riding tuition, you’ll find this expedition as relaxing or invigorating as you like! Personalise your ride with a stroll through sun-dappled paths and glimmering creeks, or opt for an inspiriting canter across rich grassland and with the balmy wind in your hair on a beach trot.
In this emerald wonderland of renowned rainforest, you’ll find a new and magical perspective when you choose to explore on a well-trained and friendly horse by riding at Cape Tribulation. This incredible jungle is famed for utilising the forest itself with its many unique attractions, and for good reason. Cape Tribulation in the Daintree is a wondrous natural amphitheatre of rich green valleys, lush woodland, mountainous peaks, and sublime tropical beaches. Through the overhanging forest canopy, on jaw-dropping, beautiful pathways, you’ll feel magical ambience in your surrounds. A place as unique as this prehistoric jungle should be discovered in an equally rare way. And while horse-riding through this domain, your effortless ramble along winding creek beds and glimmering riverbanks will not just showcase the splendour, but add the thrill of an once-in-a-lifetime activity
While horse riding through the treetop arches at the Daintree, you are actually trekking inside the most diverse and oldest rainforest in existence! This spectacular forest is estimated at over 150 million years in the making, with some plant species dating back to 360 million years! As you meander through towering trees and alongside mountain streams, you’ll find it easy to imagine how dinosaurs once walked the very paths you’re riding on. And the consistent, balmy climate ensures perfect adventure conditions all year round.
Cape Tribulation in the Daintree is not just unique in its title as the oldest rainforest on the planet, but has some of the world’s most fascinating inhabitants too! In fact, this jungle boasts 40% of the country’s butterfly species and 30% of Australia’s reptiles; so there’s a good chance you’ll see the splendour of an electric-blue Ulysses or rare water dragon on your ride, which can both only be found in these parts, worldwide! An adventure through the Daintree on horseback can deliver the appearance of unique wildlife at any given time. You could spot a 2m, rainbow-plumed cassowary bird, or a tree kangaroo peering down from a branch. Some of the more incredible stories shared by fellow travellers on this tour are the magnificent sightings of Saltwater crocodiles, sunning themselves on the riverbanks. And yet a few more have told the marvel of a turtle climbing a tree. Yes, you heard right!
You will wind through river bends, you’ll meander along a sun-pattern path, and you’ll venture across crystal-clear mountain streams. When horse riding at Cape Tribulation, some will adore a relaxed-paced ride under the evergreen rainforest canopy. Others will love the sensation of cantering through valleys, with a panorama of mountainous peaks on the horizon. Yet all will arrive at a breathtaking highlight; the tropical shores of Myall Beach. On golden sand, you can choose to simply walk the shoreline and take in the ocean views and fringing forest. And what makes this trek truly unique, is that it’s not only one of the few tours in the world where you can ride on the actual beach, but the only horse ride on the cusp where two world heritage listed icons meet; the Daintree and might Great Barrier Reef stand either side of your ride!
Self drive: meet at Jungle Surfing Adventure Centre, 2 Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation, QLD 4873. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to complete paperwork.
March - January
Excludes Christmas Day
Weight of rider must not exceed 102 kilograms or 16 stones
Weight: Up to 102 Kg / 225 Lb
This was a fantastic experience. The guides were amazing and really focussed on safety and enjoyment we took our Six year old on this and they went out of their way to make she she had an amazing time. I would recommend this to everyone as a must do experience
Minimum age 5 years
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