Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour

Duration: 11 hours
Destination: Australia, Queensland, Cairns & the Tropical North
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  • 11 hours
  • Cairns & the Tropical North
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Travel from Cairns or Port Douglas along one of Australia's most scenic coastal roads to Cape Tribulation in World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. Along the way, visit Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Mossman George, the Daintree River and more. Gaze across the Coral Sea to the Great Barrier Reef from Mt Alexandra Lookout, and enjoy a refreshing lunch at Cape Tribulation Beach. See wildlife such as koalas, kangaroos, cassowaries and crocodiles as you explore the natural beauty of the Wet Tropics of Queensland.

Highlights

  • Instant Confirmation
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Family friendly
  • All entrance fees included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

After pickup from your hotel, travel by comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle north along the coast, taking in rugged mountains to one side and miles of golden sand and crystal clear waters to the other.

When you reach Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, disembark to explore the wildlife park, which features native Australian wildlife in rainforest, wetlands and grasslands exhibits. See the critters up close, including cassowaries, tree-kangaroos, crocodiles, koalas and a variety of birds. You can even hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies.

Next, travel another 15 minutes north to Mossman Gorge, located in the southern section of Daintree National Park. Your guide shares informative commentary as you take a leisurely walk through the rainforest to viewing decks above the Mossman River. Learn about how local Kuku Yalanji people utilize forest plants for food, shelter and medicine and look for wildlife such as the Ulysses butterfly and Boyd's forest dragon.

Continue up the coast to Cape Tribulation, using the Daintree River Ferry to cross the river. Stop at the Mt Alexandra Lookout for spectacular views that extend on a clear day from the Daintree Rainforest and Daintree River across the Coral Sea to the edge of the Great Barrier Reef.

Arrive at Cape Tribulation and enjoy a delicious lunch at Cape Tribulation Beach House. For your main course, choose from locally caught barramundi (fish), steak or a vegetarian option, accompanied by garden salad, chips, fresh-baked bread and tropical fruit.

In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the white sands of the world famous beach. You can swim in the Coral Sea (in season), cool off in the rainforest pool at Cape Tribulation Beach House or stroll along the beach and boardwalk.

Then return to the Daintree River for a 1-hour cruise in calm waters. Be on the lookout for birds, butterflies, reptiles and saltwater crocodiles, and marvel at the tall mangroves that line the banks.

After the river cruise, your guide returns you to your hotel with a brief stop at Rex Lookout between Port Douglas and Cairns.

Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Lunch
  • Guided walk at Mossman Gorge
  • Daintree River cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
  • Entry/Admission - Mossman Gorge

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • 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 20 travelers
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered


Departure Time

7:00 AM

Voucher info

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

Duration

11 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

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Jennifer K

If your time is limited in Cairns this is a great way to see a lot in a short amount of time. You could use a little more time at the animal sanctuary but other than that this tour is perfectly timed out. Cape Tribulation is beautiful! The guide was very good and knew a lot about the history of the area, as well as was an expert at pointing out specific vegetation and wildlife. I highly recommend this tour!

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Venkatraman B

Nice, easy walk in the rain forest, the guide was very passionate and knowledgeable ! We would have loved to see the zombie ants, but there were none on that day .

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nova94v

The tour was excellent.Thank you Daniel for taking care of us.

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libbypoints

Amazing and educational! Andrew was our driver on this day trip and he did a great job. I learned a LOT about these places, learned small details that were fun! I even got a chance to eat a kangaroo steak! I was yummy! The time spent on the beach was short, but relaxing after the long day of adventure!

Image - 04 Mar 2018 -

provencd

It was a rainy day, but nothing stopped us from enjoying the DaintreemRain Forest. It was so peaceful in the Mossman Gorge as we had the trail to ourselves. Saw incredible plants and birds. We especially enjoyed the Wildlife park as well as there were very few people and the wallabies were everywhere hoping to be fed by us. Seeing the giant Cassowaries up close was incredible. Stopped for a great lunch at Cape Tribulation and then did an hour long river cruise where our guide gave extensive knowledge about life on the river. We were just feet away from huge crocodiles and traveled into water passageways which were lush and dark. Really a wonderful tour. Thanks to Daniel our guide for a day to remember.

User's Picture Gallery

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Looking out for crocodiles

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The beech where we had lunch

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Walking in the rainforest

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Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary

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Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary

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Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary

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Kangaroo steak at the outdoor restaurant at Tribulation Cove

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Tribulation Cove

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Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary

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Crocodile - Seen in natural habitat on the river cruise.

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Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary

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Ferry ride across Daintree River

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Crocodile - Seen in natural habitat on the river cruise.

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On the Edge

Photo taken on the perimeter of the Daintree rain forest looking towards the ocean.

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Daintree Rain Forest

A typical scene in the world's oldest rain forest. The lush, dense vegetation is magnificent and forbidding. Once seen, it will never be forgottten.

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Resting crocodile

This crocodile on the banks of the Daintree River looks placid but don't be fooled by appearances. He is about 4.2 meters long and would not hesitate to invite you to dinner!

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Catching up with an old friend on the Daintree River.

This is a 4.2 meter male crocodile lazing beside the river in the afternoon sun. We would like to have fed him but there were no children on the trip.

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Daintree Rainforest

View point at Daintree Rainforest

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Daintree Rainforest

View point at Daintree Rainforest

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Black Necked Stork

Black Necked Stork with chick,Port Douglas Zoo.

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Chilling with this baby wallaby at Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary

Me and a gorgeous wallaby taking selfies at Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary!!

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Cap tribulation

Plage de cap tribulation

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Kangourou

Wild life parc

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