Tropical North Queensland is the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. Daintree National Park is comprised of two sections—Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation. The crystal-clear waters of the Mossman River cascade over granite boulders in Mossman Gorge while Cape Tribulation features rainforest-clad mountains that sweep down to long sandy beaches. Explore both these areas on your tour of Discovery to the Daintree.
Departs Cairns City 7.00am, Palm Cove 7.45am and Port Douglas 8.45am.
Adult $229.00 Child 4-14yrs $179.00 (not suitable for children under 4)
Highlights: – Swimming in Mossman Gorge *Daintree River Cruise *Daintree Rainforest *Cape Tribulation Beach *Amazing Lookouts *Port Douglas *Quality Restaurant Lunch *Small Group Touring
This premium full day tour for those being collected in Cairns and the beaches, the day begins with a trip along the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive, to Port Douglas. The road hugs the mountain side and we stop at Rex Lookout to enjoy stunning views of the Coral Sea. From here, we cruise to Port Douglas, picking up any extra guests and stopping at Flagstaff Hill which overlooks 4 Mile Beach.
The next stop is Mossman Gorge, where we refresh with local tea, coffee or a cold drink, before exploring this secluded gorge and rainforest paradise. The cool, clear waters of Mossman River tumble through and over giant granite boulders. We’ll take a guided walk and you have the opportunity for a swim, should you wish to do so. We then enjoy a quality restaurant lunch, with a choice of meals available, before stepping aboard a solar powered electric boat to take a 1-hour cruise on the Daintree River. Keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles and other local wildlife.
Driving on to the Daintree River Cable Crossing, it’s a short ride over and into the ancient Daintree Rainforest. Alexandra lookout provides panoramic views over the Daintree delta, river and out to the Coral Sea. We then wander beneath the ancient rainforest trees on a guided botanical walk, learning more about the biodiversity of the amazing ecosystem.
Cape Tribulation is where the rainforest meets the reef and you can take it all in from the Kulki Lookout. This is the most northern point of our day tour adventure, so from here we begin the journey home, but not before pausing at the Daintree Ice-Cream Company where you can purchase locally made tropical ice-cream (at your own expense).
If your return destination is Port Douglas, we’ll get you into town around 5.30pm. Cairns 6.30pm and the northern beaches 6.00pm. One amazing day in our very own, natural paradise.
1 Day Cooktown Drive – Fly Adventure
Departs Cairns, Beaches and Port Douglas each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
From $430.00 per adult $385.00 per child (4-14yrs)
Itinerary is as above 1 Day 4WD Cooktown Explorer, except enjoy up to 2 hours to discover Cooktown before returning to Cairns via a flight along the scenic Daintree Coast and the Great Barrier Reef with Hinterland Aviation.
2 Day Cooktown Explorer
Departs Cairns, Beaches and Port Doulas Monday, Thursday
From $460.00 per adult
For those who wish to immerse themselves even further into the history of this destination, have a free day to enjoy the many wonders of Cooktown. Visit the world class James Cook Museum, go fishing with a local, explore the scenic rim walking trail or walk along the historic main street while stopping to appreciate many fascinating landmarks.
2 Day Drive – Fly Cooktown 4WD Adventure
Departs Cairns, Beaches and Port Douglas Monday, Thursday
From $643.00 per person
Itinerary as the above 2 Day Cooktown Explorer, travel the 4wd only Bloomfield Track, overnight stay in Cooktown with return flight to Cairns along the scenic Daintree Coast and Great Barrier Reef.
3 Day Cape Tribulation and Cooktown Wanderer
Departs Cairns, Beaches and Port Douglas Sunday, Wednesday
From $859.00 per person
This is nature at its best! Experience the majestic Daintree Rainforest with Billy Bush Tea Safaris. Enjoy a river cruise then ascend the Alexandra Range for panoramic views. Take a guided walk through the National Park before visiting the pristine Emmagen Creek for a swim. Stroll along Cape Tribulation Beach before your overnight stay in the rainforest at the Heritage Lodge. Then, explore Cooktown as described in the 2 Day Cooktown Explorer above.