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

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Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour
from AUD $196.90
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.
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In Brief

Cairns, Australia
11 hours


Important InfoInfo
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.


  • 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


  • Gratuities
  • Drinks

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Additional Information

  • 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

Booking Information

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

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

The guide Steve was very knowledgeable and nice. He pointed us many small animals we would not see ourselves such as insects, spiders and baby sharks. At the end of the tour, we left our camcorder on the bus but Steve found it and left at the office for us to pick up. We appreciate it a lot.
• Submitted 25 Feb 2020
This tour was great, and our tour guide made it an even better experience. He was enthusiastic and incredibly knowledgeable. He showed us (and demonstrated) so many things in the rainforest, it was such a fun experience. He even went out of his way to show us things that weren't technically on the tour, but were incredible and made us feel so lucky to see. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 19 Feb 2020
Excellent tour and guide. Gavin was very knowledgeable about every facet of the tour. All the stops were very enjoyable I would highly recommend this tour and Gavin.
• Submitted 07 Feb 2020
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!
• Submitted 09 Dec 2019
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 .
• Submitted 22 Jan 2019
The tour was excellent.Thank you Daniel for taking care of us.
• Submitted 12 Sep 2018
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!
• Submitted 26 Mar 2018
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.
• Submitted 04 Mar 2018
Really good day trip to the Daintree. Excellent guide/driver. Didn't see any crocodiles but the trip on the river was still fun. Gave us a great overview of the area so if we go back in the future we can explore further.
• Submitted 21 Jan 2018
Amazing tour with such an inspiring guide, Eddie. The Rainforest and Cape Tribulation are such beautiful and unique places that you won't get to see anywhere else in the world. Unfortunately we couldn't spend much time in there because of the tight schedule but overall it definitely was an unforgettable experience.
• Submitted 25 Dec 2017
Max was our guide/ driver and he was great. We saw lots and had a fun day.
• Submitted 08 Dec 2017
We loved this trip! Our tour guide was Eddie and he was just amazing! He was so passionate about the area and the people. We enjoyed the variety during the day. We stopped first at the Wildlife park and were able to feed Kangaroos and Wallabies so sweet!. Then we went to Mossman Gorge and walked in the Rainforest. After that we carried onto Cape Tribulation and had a lovely lunch there with some time afterwards to wander on the beach. To end the day we went on a river cruise where we managed to see some crocodiles! I would thoroughly recommend this trip!
• Submitted 30 Nov 2017
The tour and guide were great. The tour started late for me, I got to the wildlife habitat later than my fellow tourists. My guide gave me return ticket so I could go back before I left. The place is amazing. Mossman gorge and the Daintree are both pretty. The boat ride on Daintree river was fantastic.
• Submitted 16 Nov 2017
Loved this tour, our guide Eddie was so knowledgeable about the area and the Aboriginal people!! This area is so beautiful reminds me of Hawaii. The wildlife sanctuary was fun with being able to interact with some of the animals. Enjoyed the trip on the Daintree River and getting to see some crocs along the river.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2017
Great tour!
• Submitted 12 Nov 2017
What an amazing tour Eddie or driver and guide was an encyclopaedia of information about the area, the environment. The indigenous culture ( mind opening) the stars and the world it made the trip so well informed If you don’t speak English you would miss out on so much Brilliant guide
• Submitted 30 Oct 2017
Tour was amazing and our guide was great. He knew when to share information and when to let us sit back and enjoy the view. He was also very timely.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2017
The day starts early and is a jammed packed long day. Our driver/guide was fantastic with a wealth of knowledge, doing your own thing would have meant missing out on a lot of things. There is so much to see and the amount of time spent at each attraction was spot on. Highlights? Too many to list a favorite, each has its own unique drawcard. From the interesting Wildlife Sanctuaries animals/birds, the majestic view at Cape Tibulation to the Daintree Rainforest. This is a value for money trip not to be missed.
• Submitted 01 Oct 2017
Enjoyed very much
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
Amazing nature! We expecially liked Mossman Gorge!
• Submitted 06 Aug 2017
This was a great trip that I recommend everyone do. Our driver and guide were very knowledgeable, telling us the history of the area, and pointing out different types of plants. We walked through the Rainforest, had lunch at Cape Tribulation and then walked along the beach! We also walked along the path of the Mossman Gorge followed by a river cruise where we saw several crocodiles! Long day but recommended!
• Submitted 01 Aug 2017
This tour is great for any one for wants to see the rainforest and Cape tribulation in a comfortable airconditioned bus
• Submitted 01 Aug 2017
This tour allows you to scratch the surface on some of the things that is available near Cairns. Since this is only a day trip we were picked up at 6:55 and dropped back off at our hotel at 6:20 we were still able to experience some gorgeous sights. Even though it was winter time - it is well worth the trip. Our guide Max was great! Very energetic,informative and friendly. The Rainforest Habitat is very nice - lots of animals to see and interact with. Mossman's Gorge is a great way to get out and stretch your legs. Views were great and it is an easy walk. The drive through the rainforest is breathtaking while Tribulation cove was amazing. You have the chance to try a Kangaroo steak there if you are willing! There is a small ferry that you take to cross the Daintree river. The cruise on the river is interesting - the boat captains know where all the crocodiles hang out and even have names for all of them so you do get to see them in their natural habitat. I was torn between taking this tour or the Kuranda Scenic tour. I was able to take both and highly recommend this one as my favorite.
• Submitted 01 Aug 2017
Great experience we did so much things!
• Submitted 22 Jul 2017

In Brief

Cairns, Australia
11 hours


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