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  • Daintree, Mossman Gorge & Cape Trib Tour with Cruise & Lunch

    1. Daintree, Mossman Gorge & Cape Trib Tour with Cruise & Lunch

    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 ...

    Amazing tour with a extremely knowledgeable and friendly tour guide in Johnny! Cant recommend highly enough !

  • Daintree & Cape Tribulation Small Group 4WD Tour

    2. Daintree & Cape Tribulation Small Group 4WD Tour

    Explore Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation on a small group tour. Ride a 4WD vehicle as you spot wildlife, catch incredible views, and try regional food along the way.

    After being picked up in a 4WD around 7:00 AM, make your way north along the Captain Cook Highway. Stop first at the Daintree Cruise Centre for a cup of coffee and biscuits before setting out to explore the Daintree River on a 1-hour guided cruise.

    During your cruise, you may spot estuarine crocodiles, from youngsters to massive 4-meter adults. Learn about the birds and wildlife that make this area their home. Then, make your way to the Alexandra Range Lookout, located in the heart of the rainforest, to enjoy spectacular views of the rainforest, the ocean, its surrounding reefs, and the majestic Daintree River. At the Jindalba boardwalk, you'll go on an informative 45-minute guided ...

    It was informative. Guide Matthew was awesome. Huge knowledge. Kept the group on the move. Loved the cruise. Lunch was good. Swim was GREAT once I convinced myself to go under the water.lol. I loved learning about the whole area. Thank you.

  • Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, & Mossman Gorge Tour

    3. Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, & Mossman Gorge Tour

    Following hotel pickup, the first stop will be at the renowned Mossman Gorge, where an introduction to this unique World Heritage Site awaits you. Embark on a guided walk, stopping for photos along the way, and then hop aboard for a river cruise on the Daintree River, home to a diverse ecosystem and the elusive estuarine crocodile. Observe stunning native and migratory bird life, butterflies, and breathtaking scenery. Crossing the Daintree River, journey to Alexandra Lookout to enjoy sweeping views extending from the Daintree River Estuary to the Coral Sea. Stop then for morning tea under the canopy of this prehistoric rainforest, consisting of muffin biscuits, plunged coffee, Daintree Tea, and water.  Continue on to Cape Tribulation, with a stop at Kulki Lookout for unparalleled views of the rainforest and beach, the only place in the world where two UNESCO-listed areas meet. The next...

    Well worth it. This is a fantastic day trip in a nice small group. Our guide Jans was extremely knowledgeable and the whole experience was well organised. You can tick off so many sites in this region in a single day and it doesn’t even feel rushed. 100% recommend.

  • Cape Tribulation, Daintree and Mossman Gorge Day Tour

    4. Cape Tribulation, Daintree and Mossman Gorge Day Tour

    The itinerary for this tour is as follows: • 6:45 AM: Hotel pickups commence from Cairns. • 7:30 AM: Pickups commence from the Cairns Beaches. • 8:10 AM: Pickups commence from Port Douglas. • 9:20 AM: Mossman Gorge Centre. Visit the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre and board your shuttle for the transfer into Mossman Gorge. Your driver/guide will take you for a guided walk sharing their knowledge of this enchanting rainforest environment. Learn about the fascinating secrets of one of the world’s oldest rainforests. Return to the Centre for morning tea. • 11:15 AM: Daintree River Cruise. Reach an understanding of this wildlife environment for one hour. See bird habitats, tree snakes, unique plants and of course the saltwater crocodile. • 12:45 PM: Tropical Lunch. With special access at a priv...

    The tour was well organised and our tour guide Joe was fantastic. He knew a lot about the rainforest, the species found within and the history of the area. Morning tea at the gorge was beautiful and the lunch was amazing. I would highly recommend taking this tour with this company.

  • Cape Tribulation Ocean Safari Tour

    5. Cape Tribulation Ocean Safari Tour

    An exhilarating ride to snorkel the pristine untouched Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation. This half-day eco-tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life and coral species. The tour begins at Cape Tribulation beach where guests board the vessel bound for the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Ocean Safari vessel takes a maximum of 25 passengers allowing guests to experience tropical paradise and the pleasure of a small group. After a fast 25-minute ride, guests are ready to snorkel two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs. On most days, the rainforest can be seen along the mainland beach whilst snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef alongside sea turtles, which are found in abundance swimming over reefs full of colourful coral, along with myriads of tropical fish, eagle rays, giant clams, and ...

    Scott and Bray were awesome taking us out to the reef. We had a fabulous afternoon. Quick fun trip out on the boat and the fish were amazing. The coral in this area was much more colourful than that we had seen on the reef off cairns or Port Douglas. Thanks for an awesome, informative trip!

  • Daintree Wilderness & Cape Tribulation Full-Day Tour

    6. Daintree Wilderness & Cape Tribulation Full-Day Tour

    On this full-day tour you will discover the beautiful Daintree Rainforest. The remote natural magnificence of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest is far from the glitz of civilization and brings both awe and peace, a true solace to the soul. Daintree is nature's kingdom, a gem in Australia's crown of natural icons. Here you will find fan palms, Flying Paradise Kingfishers, tree frogs, butterflies of every hue and color, Rainbow Lorikeets, entwining strangler figs, and rampant climbing vines set by crystal streams flowing into a tropical sea. On this tour you will visit the Wildlife Habitat to experience the 5 wildlife environments – the savannah, rainforest, wetlands, nocturnal, and grasslands. Cross the Daintree River on board a cable-driven vehicular ferry. You will travel deep into the Daintree Rainforest to the Cape Tribulation Resort to enjoy a tropical lunch. At Cape Tr...

    Excellent day trip. Lisa was a fantastic knowledgeable guide .She is a real asset to the company, The trip was well organised and timing for each activity was very good. We would thoroughly recommend this tour.

  • Port Douglas: Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge Tour

    7. Port Douglas: Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge Tour

    Experienced guides will take you to the best rainforest in the Daintree National Park. Travel in a modern, comfortable, and spacious vehicle that offers great visibility from every one of the 11 seats. The drive to Daintree Rainforest has picnic areas, emerald forests, and views of golden sands and blue waters.  Discover the rich diversity of the Daintree Rainforest through various national park walks. The Daintree Rainforest contains 30% of the frog, marsupial, and reptile species in Australia. The tour's mission is to showcase some of the highlights of this incredible natural wonder, with visits to Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge, and a river cruise exploring the waterways rich in flora and fauna. Enjoy interpretive rainforest walks, secluded lunch site, and exclusive estuarine crocodile and wildlife spotting on Cooper Creek. The Daintree Rainforest section of the Daintree National...

    The tour and scenery are fantastic and to top it off, our tour guide Ben was the icing on the cake! thank you team.❤

  • 2-Day Atherton Tablelands, Mossman Gorge and Daintree Tour

    8. 2-Day Atherton Tablelands, Mossman Gorge and Daintree Tour

    Experience the diverse beauty of Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, and Mossman Gorge on 2 day trips from Cairns. Day 1: Learn the Aboriginal history of Babinda Boulders in the Atherton Tablelands, and go for a swim in the crystal clear waters of Josephine Falls. Slide down a waterfall on a natural rockslide before visiting Millaa Millaa Falls. Enjoy lunch at a Australia’s largest timber pub before a bush walk and time to swim behind a waterfall. Gaze into a volcanic crater and look for wild cassowary in their natural habitat. See the Curtain Fig Tree before heading to Lake Eacham, a dormant volcanic crater lake full of turtles. Watch the sunset before the drive back to Cairns. Day 2: Take a scenic coastal drive towards the Mossman Gorge and enjoy panoramic views of the Coral Sea along the way. Get a warm welcome from the local Aborigines on arriva...

    I found it a little confusing after I made the booking as you refer to the two day experience as Atherton Tablelands, Mossman Gorge and Daintree Tour however the tour company referred to the trips as 'Waterfall Wanderers' and 'Cape Tribulation' When I had to register my details with the tour company it would have been more straight forward and easier if the tours were called the same name. I am going to Darwin next month and have looked on line for day trips and your website came up, but I will not use it. I'll book directly with a Darwin tour company.

  • Go Wild in Queensland Full-Day Tour to Cape Tribulation

    9. Go Wild in Queensland Full-Day Tour to Cape Tribulation

    Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation (Cairns, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas) and journey by comfortable coach along the Great Barrier Reef Drive to experience the scenic coastal road that links Cairns to Cape Tribulation. Stop along the way at Port Douglas to visit a wildlife habitat where you will learn about native Australian wildlife. Get up close with some of the most iconic species, such as crocodiles, koala bears and the endangered southern cassowary. Feed the lovable kangaroos and wallabies by hand. Then, continue to Cape Tribulation for a tropical lunch, followed by some free time on Cape Tribulation's famous beach. Experience the only place in the world where 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites come together, when the oldest living rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. Take a guided walk through the ancient rainforest of Daintree, and then stop at the Alexandra Lookout ...

    This was excellent tour. Our tour guide Jeoff from Tropic Wings pick up us around 7:10am. He was very good driver and knowledge guide and took good care of us. The lunch was in the Cape Tribulation Beach restaurant with individuals ordered good meal. We did the Dubuji boardwalk and very lucky to see a Cassowary and his chick walking by us. And we saw one crocodile and one baby crocodile along the Daintree River. Although The tour took a long day, but it was a wonderful tour.

  • Cairns: Reef Helicopter Flight and Daintree Rainforest Tour

    10. Cairns: Reef Helicopter Flight and Daintree Rainforest Tour

    Join a unique and fascinating day tour of a spectacular region where the rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. Your day begins with a breath-taking scenic flight delivering stunning views of the tropical rainforest-clad coastline, the azure waters of the Coral Sea, and the Great Barrier Reef. Only from this unique aerial perspective can the vibrant hues and sheer expanse of the reef’s thriving coral gardens be truly appreciated. Your highly skilled pilot will share their local knowledge of the region while on the lookout for turtles, dolphins, manta rays, and large schools of fish. Majestic humpback whales can also be spotted from July to September. The highlights continue as you cross back over the coastline and follow the majestic Daintree River as it winds its way through the oldest continually-surviving rainforest on Earth. Your rainforest guide will prepare morning tea as you ...

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What people are saying about Cape Tribulation

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 893 reviews

Well worth it. This is a fantastic day trip in a nice small group. Our guide Jans was extremely knowledgeable and the whole experience was well organised. You can tick off so many sites in this region in a single day and it doesn’t even feel rushed. 100% recommend.

It was so unbelievable! Carlos was our guide and his knowledge about the rainforest and the surrounds was outstanding!! Such a great day, I couldn’t recommend this enough!!

A great day out! Our tour guide was Tom G, he shared a lot of information about the rainforest and natural environment and overall made the day easy going and interesting!

Really enjoyed this trip. Great customer service and lunch wasn’t bad at all. I would definitely recommend this trip to my friends and family.

Amazing tour with a extremely knowledgeable and friendly tour guide in Johnny! Cant recommend highly enough !