Day trip

Cairns: Daintree, Mossman Gorge & Cape Trib Tour & Cruise

Activity provider: Cairns Adventure Group

Cairns: Daintree, Mossman Gorge & Cape Trib Tour & Cruise

Activity provider: Cairns Adventure Group
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From US$ 112.98 per person

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Discover the only place on earth with 2 natural World Heritage listed sites side by side. Explore the Daintree River and Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, all in one adventure-filled day.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 11.5 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Be picked up from your accommodation in Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Port Douglas, or Cairns.
Private or small groups available


7 - 7.5 hours
  • 1.5 hours
  • Mossman Gorge (swimming, walk)

  • 30 minutes
  • Daintree National Park (boat cruise)

  • 1 hour
  • Lunch

  • Cape Tribulation (hiking)

  • Daintree Rainforest (boat cruise)

  • 1.5 hours
Pickup included
Main stop
  • Visit Mossman Gorge, the Daintree River, Rainforest Boardwalk and Cape Tribulation
  • Experience a wildlife river cruise, learn about the fragile ecosystem and try to spot crocodiles
  • Discover the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive and enjoy panoramic views over the sparkling Coral Sea
  • Participate in a Smoke Ceremony with the Kuku Yalanji people, the Aboriginal owners of the land
  • Listen to highly trained guides who give an expert rain forest interpretation
Full description
Embark on a day trip where the rainforest meets the reef. See natural sights including the Great Barrier Reef, experience a wildlife cruise, and participate in a smoke ceremony as you go. Start your adventure with a scenic coastal drive from Cairns to Port Douglas, the far north’s very own great ocean road with panoramic views of the sparkling Coral Sea. The first stop is Mossman Gorge, which is in the southern sector of the world-famous Daintree National Park. The gorge has been carved out by the cold mountain waters of the Mossman River, which winds through large granite boulders, bordered by lush green rainforest. It’s a magical place and you’ll be welcomed by the traditional owners, the Kuku Yalanji people, who will also cleanse you of evil spirits during a smoke ceremony. Also, enjoy a refreshing swim in the cascading waters. Cross the mighty Daintree River and head to the beach for lunch. Experience waterfront dining and enjoy the sand between your toes. After lunch, it’s time to explore the ancient rainforest environment on an interesting guided tour of the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk. Highly trained guides will give expert rainforest interpretation, which will inform and impress. Be amazed at the huge diversity you will encounter, you will discover everything from low-lying ferns and shrubs, to the massive rainforest canopy and even mangrove ecosystems - all in one short easy walk. You can choose to taste locally made ice cream, at your own cost, and prepare for a photo opportunity at the Alexandra Range Lookout, which provides sweeping views over the Daintree River, its rainforest delta, and out to the Coral Sea. In the afternoon, experience a wildlife cruise on the river. During the cruise, you may see a crocodile, while learning about the fragile ecosystem of this impressive serpent-like river system. On the return journey to Cairns, drive through Port Douglas, a picturesque beachside village with a laid-back vibe and loads of bars and cafes.
  • Transfers to and from your central Cairns or Port Douglas accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Wildlife cruise (if option selected)
  • All national park fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Snacks and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Guests should pack a small day bag with a swimming costume, towel, camera, walking shoes, insect repellent, sunscreen, and money for drinks and snacks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 574 reviews

Review summary

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- Very nice tour guide (Mark) - Very well organized - Always making sure NO ONE is accidentally left behind - Lunch - variety of foods to choose from (fish and chips, cheeseburger with fries, falafel with salad or chicken with salad. Chicken is breaded, it But they also have gluten-free chicken - The walk through the rainforest and the boat trip were very nice.We saw 4 cassowaries and 5 crocodiles, among other things.

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August 9, 2022

Matt was super enthusiastic and I could tell he is passionate about his job as a guide. The tour was awesome with Matt giving us a lot of information about the flora and fauna of these areas. I was amazed by his knowledge, would strongly recommend this tour to anyone.

August 7, 2022

You see a lot in one day. I had limited time in Cairns and wanted to see the Daintree and learn about some of the plants. So for people with limited time this is great you see a lot in a whole day but you're basically in and out very quickly from each place. It is very informative and you learn a lot about the region. I just felt like it was rushed, if I ever go back to Cairns I would do less and enjoy the places a bit more. I also traveled solo; most people here were traveling in pairs or with their families. This was pretty good for solo travelers. Pick-up was on time and was communicated beforehand so I knew exactly when to expect the driver.

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July 21, 2022

Product ID: 159008