Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour
Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour
Explore the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation with an expert naturalist guide. Traveling by a specially designed vehicle in small group of no more than 14 participants ensures a personalized experience.
This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Palm Cove, Palm Cove, Cairns Region, Queensland
After pickup from your hotel, head north along the Captain Cook Highway passing through the most Northern beach suburb of Palm Cove and hear about the rich history of Double and Haycock Islands and be amazed at the huge Melaleuca Trees that are hundreds of years old.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Captain Cook Highway, Captain Cook Hwy, Cairns North QLD 4870, Australia
Continue the journey north along one of the most picturesque coastal drives in the world, stopping at Rex Lookout for views over Trinity Beach and back towards the mountains of the Great Dividing Range.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Port Douglas, Port Douglas, Queensland
The next stop is the small seaside village of Port Douglas for short town tour before heading to Mossman Gorge on the southern edge of the Daintree World Heritage area. Here you’ll enjoy morning tea in the New Mossman Gorge Centre.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park, Queensland 4873 Australia
Enjoy a morning tea of freshly baked damper (scones) served with Local Jams, Coffee & Tea. Board a shuttle bus accompanied by your Naturalist or Eco/World Heritage accredited guide and head up to the national park for a guided walk in dense tropical rainforest. Enjoy the views over the huge granite boulders and crystal clear waters of the Mossman River. If time and weather permits you will be able to refreshing swim.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Daintree Teahouse Restaurant, 3225 Mossman Daintree Rd, Daintree QLD 4873, Australia
Heading further north and passing the sugar cane fields of North Queensland, stop for delicious lunch at the Daintree Tea House, the longest-established restaurant in the Daintree area that serves local produce of the highest standards.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Daintree River, Queensland, Australia
After lunch, join a small and personalized cruise on the Daintree River. If you are lucky enough, you may even spot the elusive crocodile.
We cruise the river on the only Solar Powered Boat operating on the river. It cruise silently along and also offers an onboard "Croc Cam" which enables close up viewing of the remarkable variety of Wildlife in and around the river
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Mount Alexandra Lookout, Cape Tribulation Rd, Cape Tribulation, Queensland QLD 4873 Australia
Continuing north along winding and picturesque road toward Cape Tribulation. Along the way you’ll see even more wonders of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. A stop at the Alexandra Lookout is an opportunity to look back over the coastal road just traveled and take in the breathtaking views over the Daintree River mouth, Snapper Island and Low Isles.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Cape Tribulation Beach, Cape Tribulation, Queensland Australia
Continue further north, stopping at Marrdja or Jindalbe Boardwalk for a guided walk in one of the most bio-diverse areas in the Daintree Rainforest. From here, head to Cape Tribulation where two World Heritage areas meet – the Rainforest of the Daintree National Park and the Great Barrier Reef.
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Daintree Ice Cream Company, 1819 Cape Tribulation Rd, Diwan QLD 4873, Australia
Leaving Cape Tribulation Beach, venture south back toward The Daintree River, stopping along the way at one of the Daintree Ice Cream Shops for afternoon tea. Here you will have the opportunity to sample locally made ice-cream featuring seasonal fruits of the tropics (at own expense).
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: Daintree Region, Daintree Region, Queensland
Shortly after, arrive at the Daintree River and board the cable ferry to cross this mighty river. The journey home gives you time to relax and reflect on your day before you are returned to your accommodation.
- National Park fees
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle with WiFi on board
- Cruise on Daintree River
- Entry/Admission - Mossman Gorge
- Entry/Admission - Daintree Teahouse Restaurant
- Entry/Admission - Mount Alexandra Lookout
- Entry/Admission - Cape Tribulation Beach
- Daintree Ice Cream
- Food and drinks, unless specified
We pick up from all Hotels and most rental accommodation (including AirBnB's) in Cairns, Holloways Beach, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Palm Cove, Thala Beach, Port Douglas. Please contact us if you cannot find your pick up location
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
- Small group of no more than 14 participants
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- 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 14 travelers
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Our tour is operating under an Approved QLD Health Covid Safe Plan. Please be advised that you will be required to provide your contact details, including home address and phone number to the guide before boarding the vehicle. Your details are being collected as per the direction of QLD Health Dept
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
We had a wonderful day in an on a small bus with 11 tourists on board - not enough to crowd out the places we visited. Highlights were a beautiful swim in the clear cold water of Mossman Gorge where I wished I had brought my goggles to have a look under the water. The Daintree rainforest is amazing, as is Cape Tribulation in its relatively untouched glory. We were well looked after with food and drink, plenty of bathroom breaks and a wonderful commentary which wasn't too invasive. Beautiful weather, no rain and not too hot, around 29deg.
It rained but did not matter in rainforest. Guide John was very knowledgable
Would recommend this trip
excellent tour and value for money. Our guide, Steve, had some in-depth knowledge of the areas visited and had a great sense of humour
Would recommend the tour people of any age.
This was a great tour! Our guide, Jean, was very knowledgeable and professional. Mossman Gorge was cool and I wish I had brought my swimwear for a dip (no crocks there). I liked the small group atmosphere as well. Lunch was fantastic too.
Carsten our tour guide was great! Mossman Gorge was beautiful and we enjoyed our hike through that trail. The weather was not cooperating so we were unable to swim in the gorge, which was a little sad for the kids. Lunch was wonderful and educational and we had the opportunity to try many new fruits, which was cool. We loved our river cruise, Dave was knowledgeable and is a true animal lover which is a good thing for the crocs and the bats. The views of Cape Tribulation were amazing and we were able to see a Cassowary walking along the road, which was exciting. The ice cream stop at the end was really good and I'm not even an ice cream girl.
This was a fabulous tour - a very busy day with lots of driving - but so enjoyable. We got to see so many things. Darryl was a great driver/tour guide. We really enjoyed that he was a local and had lots of background knowledge of the area.
Our guide, Simon, led the seven of us on quite the adventure up into the Daintree Rainforest. He was very informative, fun and made it an exceptional day. We wish every tour was this good with small groups and unique looks at the beautiful rainforest. The food was great, timetable was manageable (long day, but it couldn’t be done any shorter), and huge bang for your buck in terms of the breadth of experiences. We would highly recommend!
I was traveling by myself on this tour and quite nervous. The small group was nice . The bus looked new and very clean and comfortable i was a bit concerned how long the tour went but the bus was so comfortable most people had a power nap at some stage during the tour . The tour was expansive and every place we visited was beautiful .We saw so much . The tour guide Mario was very informative well organized but never made you feel rushed . I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone trying to see as much as they can in a small time span. The lunch was delicious and the talk during lunch was every interesting .Don't skip the home ice cream .Extra treat for the tourist was the wild baby wallaby that often comes to visit. Great day Thank you Mario.
We loved our tour and had such a great time!! Darryl our tour guide and driver is the man! He is very very knowledgeable and entertaining at the same time. We saw and did so many more things than we could have on our own and everything was so easy for us, it was well worth the time and money.
This is a beautiful rainforest. Full of many stories and wonderfull driver. Has great knowledge and a warming sense of humor! Showed us the vast history of this place and let us stop to take pics at some cool little spots!! The van is extremely comfortable and he keeps it just how you like it in there (temp wise). Come hungry! Coffee and tea in the morning. We didn't have to wait for lunch to be prepared as we picked it out in advance and they had it ready for us. Don't skip this one. Just go, even for the ice cream in the evening! You'll be so thankful!
Our guide Steve gave us all information during the trip. Beautiful views you can only imagine; travelling on Daintree river with crocodiles, visiting the rainforest -- all we wanted to see. And, of course, lunch with lection about tropical fruit.
Our tour guide/ bus driver Simon was very knowledgeable regarding the area, including wonderful information on the flora and fauna and passionate about preserving the World Heritage Sites for future generations. Enjoyed his tour and the beautiful destinations very much. Lunch was fantastic. Would highly recommend.
We had the best time from the moment your Excellent Driver and Tour Guide Carsten collected us from our accommodation. (which was a little out of the way). The commentary was very informative and very entertaining with lots of laughs along the way.The morning tea and lunch provided was awesome. It was a long day, but well worth doing and our safety at all times was always paramount with Carsten.
We had a great day touring through the Daintree and rest of tour. Great information from our tour guide Mick, at the rainforest and also Dave who took us for a river cruise on the Daintree river, where we saw crocs sunning themselves on the river bank. Had a great lunch sampling local produce with very informative explanation of all the tropical fruits on our plates. Would recommend this tour as they looked after us very well. Well organised, professional service and Mick kept us on track with timings, without being rushed.
We spent two days in Cairns and did the Great Barrier Reef the first day and this tour the second. Our guide - Steve - was knowledgeable and enthusiastic and made sure we had a good time. It was a great way to see north of Cairns with a number of sites and some good stops along the way. My favorites were Cape Tribulation and the crocodile boat tour. The main complaint from other reviews is that it is a really long day. That’s true - we left at 7 am and returned around 7 pm - with a bunch of driving. However, the itinerary makes clear it is around 12 hours when you book and you see a ton of good stuff so I’m not sure why others are surprised. If you’ve got two days in Cairns and are looking for something other than the Reef to do, this is a great option.
Tour guide Steve was very knowledgeable and passionate about his country. Picked us up on time and dropped off. Had umbrellas ready for those of us with no cover
Everything about this day trip was well organised and enjoyable. Great value and our guide really looked after us well. Amazing how much we fitted into this day yet it didn't seem rushed. We saw scar face the daddy of crocks and also two of the large male birds that care for their young.The coach was very comfortable and it was a small group tour so we all chatted and enjoyed each others company. I would recommend this tour of Mossman gorge, The daintree and Cape Tribulation to everyone travelling to Port Douglas.
What a great day out!
So, we were picked up from our Airbnb in a lovely air-conditioned mini bus, and headed straight up to Mossman Gorge. It was a beautiful day and great to have a dip in the clear fresh water of the Mossman river, so don't forget your towel and swimwear!
Lunch was really good. The first time I tried kangaroo steak which was throughly enjoyed, and an array of fruits and lessons about their origins.
After lunch we headed to the Daintree River to search for crocs. The heat of the day made sure this was limited, as they all took shelter well under water, but we did spy a baby croc.
Walking the boardwalks through the Daintree National Park showed the knowledge that the guide had, explaining a number of things en route, and was more than accommodating to answer any question you had.
Then we got to Cape Tribulation. Another short stop but a wonder to see where the rainforest meets the ocean.
The final stop was the ice cream place where you could purchase, obviously, ice cream. It was on the way to here we had one of the greatest surprises of the day. The van stopped so we could get a glimpse of a Cassowary in the wild! Unbelievable fortune that I feel privileged to have seen.
Overall, this trip is long and entails a lot of travel, but you are condensing all these three amazing sites into one day. It was a relaxing atmosphere alongside a professional service and I'd highly recommend this trip if you want a taste of these amazing locations through your own eyes.
Great tour. Our guide Jean was terrific. Very knowledgeable. He enjoyed teaching us about the rainforest and wildlife. Always happy. Answered all of our questions.
Excellent tour with highly knowledgable guide
Really enjoyed this tour!! Got to see plenty of rainforest and the swim at Mossman was very cool. Our tour guide Mickey was excellent! It was great to try the different tropical fruits at lunch and with the ice cream.
Picked up at hotel at correct time by a very knowledgable and informative guide who made our trip to Cape Tribulation a very pleasant day. All that was advertised about the tour was done in a very professional and highly enjoyable manner and I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone who was wanting to see the wonders north of Cairns. A complete surprise was the luncheon at a great location with an introduction to local fruits. In summary real value for money spent.
The tour covered all the sites and Steve went out of his way to help everyone! Highly recommended...
outstanding tour. well organised from beginning to end and great stops along the way.
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