Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns or Port Douglas | La Vacanza Travel

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

Check Availability

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


**Due to Cyclone Jasper and road closures to Cape Tribulation the below alternate itinerary will be run until further notice:

• Visit Mossman Gorge for Welcome to Country experience, enjoy a guided rainforest walk and refreshing swim - weather and river levels dependent.
• Lunch at Daintree Village
• Daintree River Cruise
• Alexandra Range lookout
• Daintree Ice cream
• Visit Thorntons Beach – where the reef meets the rainforest
• Take the Daintree River Ferry
• Port Douglas short visit, photo opportunity

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)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child Age 2-11 years old
  • Stroller accessible
  • Children under the age of 2 must sit on parents lap whilst travelling in the bus
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Adult is from 12 years and over
  • 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, 36 Okeefe St, Cairns North 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

07:30 AM

Voucher info

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


10 to 12 hours

User's Reviews


28 Feb, 2024

Such a great experience! Highly recommend this tour. Roger took great care in pointing out so many interesting things along the way.


28 Feb, 2024

Highly recommend this tour! Our guide Roger was wonderful at pointing out interesting things along the way. The rainforest was beautiful! We saw a young crocodile on the river cruise. Such wonderful experience


27 Feb, 2024

I had a great time at this tour!our guide roger was very friendly&funny😀.it was my first tour hier in cairns and it was a good experience👍🙂


26 Feb, 2024

Tour of the Daintree rain forest, Mossman Gorge, River cruise and beaches - very diverse tour. John was a great operator.


26 Feb, 2024

We had a female driver on that day and she looked very rushed on everything and seemed not knowledgeable about the places we visited. The only memories I have now are her kind of crazy driving style and telling us you only had several minutes for this stop. I would not recommend this tour for all the above reasons.

User's Picture Gallery


Very good!


A great tour! Thanks Roger!


Rainforest Experience


Great Day Great Guide


A must book tour


A tour worth attending


Really enjoyable day.


Beautiful landscape but…


Highly recommended, a great day out.


Fin in the Rainforest




Skip the Cape


Palm Cove to Cape Tribulation


Wonderful experience BUT


Blink and you’ll miss it


Gondwana Rainforest


Amazing day in FNQ


Incredible experience with beautiful scenery and animal sightings




A slice of history


So much packed into one day!


Must do tour


Incredible Views!


A Day in the Rainforest


Similar Packages