Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour from Cairns

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Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour from Cairns
from USD $166.57
Travel in air-conditioned comfort in your luxury purpose-built vehicle to Cape Tribulation; through some of the oldest rainforest in the world.

Enjoy a guided rainforest walk through Mossman Gorge, a cruise on the Daintree River, delicious tropical lunch set amongst the rainforest, and a walk on famous Cape Tribulation Beach. Stop at the Daintree Ice Cream Company for a refreshing fruit ice cream before returning home.
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In Brief

Cairns, Australia
12 hours
Instant Confirmation
Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
See native wildlife in their natural environment
Lunch included
Free snacks included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Important InfoInfo
Your informative and knowledgeable driver/guide will collect you from your accommodation and travel one of Australia's great scenic highways towards the Daintree Rainforest. First stop is at Mossman Gorge Centre where you will enjoy morning tea before boarding the shuttle bus into the Gorge itself. Your driver/guide will take you on a guided walk through the World Heritage listed rainforest; sharing their knowledge of this enchanting environment. Learn about the fascinating secrets and history of the world's oldest surviving tropical rainforest.

After exploring, travel further north to enjoy a one-hour cruise down the Daintree River. Your guide will educate you on the abundant wildlife environment, habitats of birds, tree snakes, unique plants and of course, the estuarine crocodile.

We make our way to a private rainforest property and enjoy a short walk along a delightful rainforest creek before a delicious tropical BBQ lunch here. Choice of quality steak, fish or vegetarian meal with fresh salads and fruit platter, followed by coffee or Daintree Tea.

After lunch, head to Cape Tribulation and Walk on this world-renowned rainforest beach and admire the coastline and fringing coral reef from the Kulki Lookout. Next stop is at the Daintree Ice Cream Company for a delicious afternoon refreshment. Enjoy a cup of exotic fruit ice cream; made from fruit grown in their own on-site orchard.

After winding through the rainforest of the Alexandra Range, enjoy this spectacular lookout over the Daintree River estuary, Snapper Island and beyond to the Coral Sea. Then sit back and relax on the journey back to your hotel after a memorable day exploring this beautiful World Heritage listed region.


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Travel in comfort in a custom-built vehicle
  • Professional driver guide
  • Driver guided walk in Mossman Gorge
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • 1 hr Daintree River Cruise
  • Barbecue lunch at Noah's Creek
  • Walk on Cape Tribulation beach
  • Exotic fruit ice cream at The Daintree Ice Cream Company
  • Alexandra Lookout
  • Daintree Ferry crossing
  • Live commentary on board
  • Audio commentary available for German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin
  • Entry/Admission - Mossman Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Mossman Gorge Centre Tours


  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.

Departure Time

6:45 AM

Departure Point

Cairns, Northern Beaches, Palm Cove and Port Douglas hotels

Returns To

Returns to original departure point at approximately

Cairns: 7pm

Port Douglas: 6pm

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 3 and under
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Cruise ship passengers are recommended to walk to the Hilton Hotel for tour pickup as port pickup/drop-off is not available
  • GPS commentary available in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese
  • 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

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

Fantastic tour! Simply beautiful!
• Submitted 21 Sep 2018
Gorgeous vantage points and coastline! Our guide, Allison, was phenomenal. She shared so much information about Cairns, the coast, Daintree and Cape Trib. The lunch was phenomenal, the scenery spectacular and each stop offered a different perspective of the area.
• Submitted 03 Jan 2018
Downunder tours was amazing. The driver/host kept the trip interesting and was awesome. A big asset to the tour operators. Thank you for a great day out. Worth every cent and very professional.
• Submitted 19 Oct 2016
The trip was very well organised, we saw a lot in one day without feeling too rushed. The food included was very good. We were picked up in Port Douglas but most of the coach occupants had been picked up at least an hour earlier in Cairns, a very long day for them but just right for us.
• Submitted 18 Mar 2016
No shop stop ! Some nice food and BBQ, proactive guide, fast driving, we even succeeded in avoiding the rain that day, incredible. The stop in Cape Tribulation was maybe too short but we had plenty of time in Mossman Gorge. The coach is so comfy with its lorry chassis and leather seats. The cruise was enjoyable but I was a bit worry with the 'leaking' of the boat : at high speed, water entered the boat on the right hand side and we had no explanation, quite frightening in a crocodile river...
• Submitted 09 Nov 2015
An excellent taster experience of Daintree and the cape! Magical places and a great, knowledgeable driver and tour guide in Daniel. Would definitely recommend to all wanting to explore the area - and then head back to Cape Tribluation to spend the whole day on that beautiful beach.
• Submitted 22 Sep 2015
Excellent day out, great places to visit , good time levels out of the bus. Very good driver cum guide and really comfortable mini coach. Highly recommend this a tour to do if in cairns area.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2015
Driver provided lots of interesting information. Weather didn't cooperate.
• Submitted 03 Mar 2015
Jason was a PHENOMENAL Tour Guide. He really cared about what he was showing us. It was very enjoyable, entertaining, and educational. I highly recommend this tour for anyone staying in Cairns.
• Submitted 30 Jan 2015
excellent guide, great scenery. worth the journey
• Submitted 24 Mar 2014
You really get a feel for nature at her most awesome. Piggy the guide at the rainforest was one of a kind!
• Submitted 26 Feb 2013
Trip was excellent esp the guide ,very informative.I think his name is Brian. Yes we saw baby crocs not the big fellas.Very enjoyable.Thank you.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2012
The day was very long, but it was an amazing tour of the areas north of Cairns... I would totally recommend this to anyone visiting the area... one day to tour the reef and one day for the rainforests!!!
• Submitted 02 Oct 2012
Outstanding Trip
• Submitted 18 Jun 2012
• Submitted 18 Oct 2011
I highly recommend this tour! We saw everything but never felt rushed and the guide was excellent and very knowledgeable.
• Submitted 07 Aug 2011
Fantastic trip, well organized, smoothly run. Our driver was excellent, safe, cautious, very knowledgeable with good commentary during the entire trip. "Mick", the boat driver on the river trip was a special treat, enthusiastic, with real passion that was contagious. Thank you.
• Submitted 28 Jun 2011
Absolutely stunning!! We saw a Cassowary and chick, and a massive Croc amongst the stunning wildlife and rain forest.
• Submitted 04 Jul 2011
We had an amazing day! The tour guide was very informative and "eagle eye" Dan on the Daintree River Cruise was a master at spotting Australian wildlife.
• Submitted 16 Aug 2010
Wow! If you wanted everything done for you this is it! The driver was so informative, the 4wd was great. Where we went the location was fantastic, it was timed down to the minute but not rushed and the BBQ lunch, wow the ladies who cooked this were great! Well worth it.
• Submitted 17 May 2010
Extremely knowledgeable guide, nice small group, this tour was fantastic. It helped that the area was so beautiful, and that there was so much to see. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 28 Jan 2010
We are so pleased to have at last seen the Daintree. There's no way we could have done this trip under our own steam! Our driver and guide was very friendly, very personable and so full of information to keep us focused all the way there and back. Morning tea, I was pleased to see, wasn't served in a sterile glass & chrome monstrosity. I'm not sure how old the building was, but I thought it had seen a good few years and looked comfortably settled into it's surroundings. That was a tick from me. A welcome surprise for us ladies was the Captain of our Daintree River boat cruise. No fair dink-um Aussie could have done the job better than this tanned Italian hunk with the so cute accent, and we were supposed to be concentrating on crocodiles! I didn't get his name. Also our guide who took us on the canopy walk, crammed as much information as he could into the short time we spent with him. We left knowing he had so much more to tell. The BBQ lunch in the bush setting was delicious, vegetarians catered for. Another tick. We got safely back to our hotel despite a tree nearly falling on our moving bus! Just that last bit of excitement to add to a great day.
• Submitted 25 Apr 2010
A great tour with lots to see!
• Submitted 26 Jan 2010
We had a wonderful time and the tour driver was very informative. The lunch was very tasty, and the whole day was something to remember.
• Submitted 26 May 2009

In Brief

Cairns, Australia
12 hours
Instant Confirmation
Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
See native wildlife in their natural environment
Lunch included
Free snacks included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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