Daintree National Park Tour (Starter)


7am - 6pm


The Deal

We begin our early morning pick-ups in Cairns around 7.00am and then head out the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas to collect more guests. Maximum of 26 guests in an air-conditioned coaster bus and our day tour leader provides interesting and witty commentary on the way to Cape Tribulation.

On our Cape Tribulation day tour we offer two great deals

  •  Our cheap Starter Pak deal which is the basic tour and does not include lunch or entry into the Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas 

  • You can upgrade to the Deluxe Pak deal which includes lunch at Cape Tribulation Beach House and the entry into the Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas where you have the option to have a photograph cuddling with a Koala


The drive between Cairns and Port Douglas along the Great Barrier Reef drive is very picturesque as the coaster weaves its way past lush green mountains, beautiful white sandy beaches and some of the most picturesque scenery in Australia.


Cape Tribulation Day Tour Activities:

Through our past 20 years of experience, our Cairns day tour company has combined the best activities available in the Daintree National Park into a cheap, fun, adventure packed day tour from Cairns.


Cairns to Port Douglas  – Great Barrier Reef Drive

The scenic drive to Port Douglas is an experience in itself, winding along the coastline, you will get an appreciation of the diverse environments here in Tropical North Queensland, Australia.


Port Douglas

Located 1,780km north of Brisbane and 70km north of Cairns, Port Douglas is a resort village situated between Cairns and the World Heritage-listed rainforests of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation.


Mossman Gorge National Park

A visit to the World Heritage listed rainforest environment of Mossman Gorge in Tropical North Queensland is a must during any time spent in Australia.


Daintree River Ferry

The Daintree River Ferry, 50km north of Port Douglas, is the only way to cross the river into the World Heritage Listed rainforests. It operates on a cable system and is capable of taking up to 16 vehicles across the river at a time. This is the only cable ferry operating in a World Heritage area in the world.


Alexandra Lookout - Daintree Rainforest National Park

A gorgeous view back over the Daintree Rainforest and the mouth of the Daintree River, and out across the Coral Sea you can see the inner reefs of the Great Barrier Reef.


Cape Tribulation Beach

Cape Tribulation's history starts 120 million years ago when the giant continent 'Gondwana' was covered in dense rainforests and dinosaurs roamed around the jungle.


Daintree River Cruise - Crocodile Express

The tour runs through the saltwater mangrove and rainforest habitat in the lower Daintree River or the freshwater pasture lands and rainforest upstream from the Daintree Village.


Rex Lookout – Great Barrier Reef Drive

The lookout offers an unforgettably stunning vista across the Coral Sea and coastal landscape, a chance to see the full splendour of the Great Barrier Reef. On weekends, hang gliders use the lookout as a Launchpad.

Departure Point:
Picked up from Accommodation

Departure Time:
Cairns 7am, Northern Beaches 7:30am, Port Douglas 8:30am

Return Details:

Approx 11 hours after departure. 

The Itinerary

8.30am-9.15am - Port Douglas - Take in the spectacular scenic coastal drive north of Cairns, before you enjoy free time in Port Douglas to soak up the village atmosphere along with a brief tour of 4 mile beach.

10.00am-11.00am - Mossman Gorge National Park - Enjoy a guided rainforest walk and see the crystal clear waters of the Mossman River cascade over spectacular boulder formations amongst the lush rainforest. National Park entrance fee included in tour price.

12.30pm - 1.15pm - Lunch Time - You can bring your own lunch, or purchase your lunch at the Cape Tribulation Beach House.

1.15pm-1.45pm - Cape Tribulation Beach - Kick back and relax under the fringing rainforest of the Daintree where the "Rainforest meets the Reef"! Enjoy a walk or a swim (seasonal), at this beautiful historic beach location.

3.00pm - 4.00pm - Daintree River Wildlife Cruise - Our journey continues to the majestic Daintree River for a 1 hour Wildlife and Crocodile exploration. This is a rare location to see wildlife at play in their native habitat.

The Fine Print

  • Bring comfortable clothing, shoes, hat, sunscreen & insect repellent 

  • Baggage Restrictions - Small bag only

  • Low to Medium fitness level required

  • Not suitable for young children

  • No refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of departure 

  • The operator reserves the right to cancel the tour, change vehicle type or arrange an alternative carrier in the event of bad weather or mechanical problems.

1300 962 924

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