See the oldest living rainforest in the world. World Heritage listed Cape Tribulation is where the rainforest meets the reef. This day tour delivers it all, coastal drives and river cruises, rainforest walks, Mossman Gorge, the Daintree Rainforest and an Indigenous “Welcome to Country” and smoke ceremony.
Heading north our first stop is at Mossman Gorge, which is in the southern sector of the world famous Daintree National Park. This gorge has been carved out by the cold mountain waters of the Mossman River, which winds through large granite boulders, bordered by lush green rainforest. It's a magical place and you'll participate in a "Welcome to Country" with the traditional owners, the Kuku Yalanji people. There will also be an opportunity for you to enjoy a refreshing swim in the cascading waters.
We then cross the mighty Daintree River and head to the beach for lunch, at Cape Trib Beach House. This is absolute waterfront dining with the sand between your toes. After lunch, it’s time to explore this ancient rainforest an interesting guided tour of the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk. Our highly trained guides will give expert rainforest interpretation, which will inform and impress. Be amazed at the huge diversity you will encounter, everything from low lying ferns and shrubs, to the massive rainforest canopy and even mangrove ecosystems all in one short easy walk.
Next stop, a photo opportunity at the Alexandra Range Lookout (Walu Wugirriga), which provides sweeping views over the Daintree River, its rainforest delta and out to the Coral Sea, before heading onto the Daintree River for a wildlife cruise. Here, you might spot a crocodile, while learning about the fragile ecosystem of this impressive serpent-like river system.
Then it’s back on to the bus for the return journey to Cairns, including a quick drive through Port Douglas.
- Return transfers from Cairns & Port Douglas
- Scenic Coastal Drive
- Mossman Gorge (indigenous experience)
- Daintree River (ferry crossing)
- Beach walk where the Rainforest meets the Reef
- Lunch in the heart of Cape Tribulation
- Rainforest Boardwalk (guided tour)
- Wildlife River Cruise (crocodiles and more)