Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas

Duration: 10 to 12 hours
Destination: Australia, Queensland, Cairns & the Tropical North

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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Cairns & the Tropical North
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Marvel at the natural beauty of Cape Tribulation and its surrounding attractions on a day trip from Cairns and Port Douglas. Get ready for a day of native culture and UNESCO World Heritage–listed wonders, as this guided tour delivers it all: coastal drives, a rainforest walk, Mossman Gorge, the Daintree Rainforest, an indigenous 'Welcome to Country' event and smoke ceremony, and a river cruise, if selected when booking (the river cruise is an optional upgrade). Hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch are included.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Active Tropics Explorer - Day Tours, 19 Barry St, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

Explore the best of the Far North, Daintree and Cape Tribulation with Active Tropics Explorer on this day tour. The world’s oldest surviving tropical rainforest, Daintree, meets the greatest living tropical reef, the Great Barrier Reef, at Cape Tribulation. Nowhere else on Earth do two World Heritage–listed natural sites exist side by side, and you’ll have ample time to enjoy this paradise on your day trip from Cairns.

Duration: 12 hours

Stop At: Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park, Queensland 4873 Australia

Spectacular Mossman Gorge, home to the Traditional Owners of Cape Tribulation, the Kuku Yalanji. Experience a Welcome to Country and Smoke ceremony in this place of great significance before heading up to the stunning gorge for a swim in the crystal clear green waters.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Daintree River Cruise Centre, 2914 Mossman - Daintree Rd PMB 4, Daintree QLD 4873, Australia

Next stop is a Daintree River Wildlife and Crocodile Cruise on the Daintree River. Spot crocs and other wildlife in their natural habitat whilst enjoying the view of the rainforest.

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Daintree Region, Daintree Region, Queensland

Visit and drive through the Daintree Rainforest-the Oldest Continually Surviving Rainforest in the World, on your way to Cape Tribulation.

Stop At: Cape Tribulation, Cape Tribulation, Daintree Region, Queensland

Lunch at Turtle Rock Cafe in Cape Tribulation is included on this full day tour. Dietary Requirements are catered for.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Marrdja Botanical Walk, Oliver Creek, Cape Tribulation Road, Cape Tribulation, Queensland Australia

See the prehistoric plants of the Daintree Rainforest on this Guided Rainforest Walk. Your expert local Guide will lead you on this guided boardwalk through the Daintree National Park, pointing out prehistoric plants and their uses in traditional culture.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Daintree Ice Cream Company, 1819 Cape Tribulation Rd, Diwan QLD 4873, Australia

Delicious ice-cream made from local fruits grown in the ice-cream company's own orchards and made on site.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mount Alexandra Lookout, Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation, Queensland QLD 4873 Australia

Last stop! And a Spectacular Viewpoint. Your Guide will tell a little of Cape Tribulations past and how it got it's name before we hop back on the coach to make our way on the Daintree Cable Ferry and back to Port Douglas and Cairns.

Duration: 10 minutes

  • Welcome to Country ceremony & Mossman Gorge
  • Daintree River cruise (if option selected when booking)
  • Lunch
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Entry/Admission - Mossman Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Active Tropics Explorer - Day Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Daintree River Cruise Centre
  • Entry/Admission - Daintree Ice Cream Company
  • Entry/Admission - Marrdja Botanical Walk
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Alexandra Lookout

  • Breakfast (available for purchase at Mossman Gorge)
  • Ice cream (available for purchase at the optional stop Floravilla)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child Age 2-11 years old
  • Children under the age of 2 must sit on parents lap whilst travelling in the bus
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Adult is from 12 years and over
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 27 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please contact us for an accurate pickup time.
Approximate pickup times - South Cairns 07.05 Cairns City 07.20 - 07.50 Trinity Beach 08.05 Palm Cove 08.15

***********************Pickup time in Port Douglas 08.55 - 09.15 am *********************
Please be at your pickup location 5 minutes prior to pickup time and allow upto 10 minutes after pickup time - we will be with you as promptly as possible.


  • McDonald's, Suncorp Building The, Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
  • Alassio Palm Cove, 139 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove QLD 4879, Australia
  • Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
  • Dunwoody's Hotel, 317 Sheridan St, Cairns North QLD 4870, Australia
  • Cairns One, 12 Gregory St, Westcourt QLD 4870, Australia
  • Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
  • Cairns Adventure Group, 19-21 Barry St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
  • Edge Hill Service Station, 130/134 Collins Ave, Edge Hill QLD 4870, Australia
  • Kewarra Thai Cuisine, Shop 2B, 29-33 Poolwood Rd, Kewarra Beach QLD 4879, Australia
  • Mossman Gorge Cultural Centre, 212r Mossman Gorge Rd, Mossman Gorge QLD 4873, Australia
  • Red Beret Hotel, 411 Kamerunga Rd, Redlynch QLD 4870, Australia
  • Wildlife Habitat, Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia

Departure Time

Cape Tribulation plus Cruise
4/1/2022 - 3/31/20234/1/2023 - 3/31/2024

Monday - Sunday : 07:30 AM - 06:30 PM
Cape Tribulation Budget
4/1/2022 - 3/31/2023
Monday - Sunday : 06:00 AM - 06:30 PM
4/1/2023 - 3/31/2024
Monday - Sunday : 07:30 AM - 06:30 PM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


10 to 12 hours

User's Reviews


22 Mar, 2023

Stewart (Stu) was the best tour guide, driver, logger (he had to cut and clear a fallen tree off the road). His personality is so very suited to being a tour guide. A real character and knowledgable too. Thoroughly enjoy our trip even when we got delayed due to heavy rain. Our safety and comfort was his priority.

Madison P

22 Mar, 2023

Had a great day touring the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Our tour guide Damien was super sweet & sociable and was very informative throughout the entire tour. Great way to meet new people. Highly recommend!


22 Mar, 2023

Excellent tour of Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Mossman Gorge. It would have been nice to stay at all places longer, but time did not permit. So many things to see in such a short time. Tour did an excellent job allowing us to see all these incredible places in one day.


20 Mar, 2023

Our driver/ guide Chris was very professional and knowledgable. He made sure we experience and see as much as possible - it was a great day!


19 Mar, 2023

They were 40 mins late to pick me up with no contact which I was told was due to me not having an Australian number which seems ridiculous seems as I called them to confirm the tour from a UK number and these tours are catered for international travellers as much as domestic. The tour was rushed and we spent hardly anytime places because we were behind schedule. Communication was atrocious and overall the company weren’t helpful in resolving any issues. The mossman gorge was lovely but I wish we had more than 40 mins to race round before getting back on the bus. The welcome ceremony is short but lovely and nice to learn about the aboriginal culture. The crocodile cruise was good and we did see a crocodile despite it being the wrong time of year for them and the croc guide was great. Just the overall organisation of the tour was poor and after waiting 40 mins in the hot sun I was already annoyed and the day didn’t get much better.

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The best tour guide Stewart (Stu)


Great tour, guides, and overall experience!


It’s a big busy day but worth it


Molto consigliato


Fun filled adventurous day from water to mountains


A brilliant experience


Great experience of some of Cairns best spots


Scenic drive


Fantastic day out




Must do experience


Great Snapshot of the Daintree


Gorgeous scenery, good commentary but too much to fit in to one day, too much time sitting on coach driving from place.


Reconnecting with nature


Fab day out with Chris in Daintree Rainforest!


Good trip


Daintree Rainforest ✅


We had an amazing experience. John has so much knowledge on the area, plants, insects and animals. Very accessible tour


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