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1 Day Daintree - Cape Tribulation Rainforest Tour

Small group touring of 16 passengers

Tour departs Cairns, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach and Port Douglas

This full-day tour for those being picked up in Cairns and the beaches begins with a trip along the scenic coastal 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 continue to Port Douglas, picking up any extra guests and stopping at Flagstaff Hill, which overlooks the famous 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 continue north to the Daintree Tea House and 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.

Cape Tribulation is where the rainforest meets the reef, and you can take it all in from the Kulki Lookout. However due to road closures & repairs we are only able to travel as far as Thornton Beach which is approx 13 km south of Cape Tribulation Beach.This is the most northern point of our day tour adventure, so from here, we begin the journey home, but not before a quick stop at the Daintree Ice-Cream Company, where you can purchase locally made tropical ice cream (at your own expense)

Our small group Rainforest tours are conducted in comfortable, air-conditioned, late-model vehicles, ensuring a pleasant journey throughout. Don't forget to pack your swimming gear for an opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the natural beauty of your own paradise.

Adult $249| Child $199 (4-14yrs)
Family 2A+2C $849
Departs Daily 7.00am

Due to the impact of Cyclone Jasper we are unable to access Cape Tribulation Beach due to road closures and repairs.

Despite the temporary change in itinerary, our guests will still experience the highlights of the area, including a tour of Port Douglas, a visit to Thornton Beach, an opportunity to indulge in delicious ice cream in the Daintree (at guests' own expense), and an immersive exploration of the renowned Daintree Rainforest at Mossman Gorge

Embark on a thrilling 1-hour Daintree River Cruise, enjoy a sumptuous lunch at the Daintree Teahouse, partake in a guided walk at Mossman Gorge, and have free time for a refreshing swim (weather permitting)One amazing day in our very own, natural paradise.

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Group size is kept to under 17 passengers for a personalized experience. Explore the oldest Rainforest in the World, an essential bucket list experience!

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Your last stop is at the famous Mossman Gorge for a guided rainforest walk on a selection of trails and elevated boardwalks (easy grade) with time for an invigorating freshwater swim (subject to river conditions) before heading back to your hotel.

A forest so spectacular, Sir David Attenborough called it “the most extraordinary place on Earth.”

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Guided Rainforest Walk Mossman Gorge 
Your local guide will then take you along an elevated boardwalk into the Southern end of the Daintree National Park, providing detail on the flora, fauna and cultural history and significance of the Daintree Rainforest.  Opportunity for a freshwater swim at Mossman Gorge, subject to conditions on the day.

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Cool off with a freshwater swim at Emmagen Creek. This also makes for a fabulous photo opportunity and is relaxing and refreshing! Swimming in the middle of the Daintree Rainforest?! What more could you ask for?

Lunch 
Enjoy lunch with your fellow travellers, and then it's off to Cape Tribulation Beach. The only place where the rainforest meets the reef. All dietary requirements must be notified at the time of reservation or at least 48 hours before travel. We cater for vegetarians and most other requirements within reason and providing they are of a medical nature.

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