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Cape Tribulation & Daintree

Cairns has multiple rainforest regions, understanding the difference is important. Travelling 2 to 2.5 hours north of Cairns is the Daintree Rainforest, often called Cape Tribulation.

Daintree National Park is the entire rainforest region that is World Heritage listed and is the worlds oldest continuous living rainforest. This is the only location in the world where 2 world heritage listed sights meet. This is where the slogan "where the rainforest meets the reef" is referring to. Cape Tribulation is a beach location in the Daintree Rainforest that has many accommodation choices and activities on offer.

There is a great variety of Cape Tribulation Day Tours to visit the Daintree Rainforest, some that focus on the Aboriginal Culture and History of the area. Tours depart between 0700 and 0730 and return between 1800 to 1900. You can always consider staying 1 or more nights to really relax and enjoy this amazing region. Overnight Cape Tribulation Packages can include activities such as Jungle Surfing, Beach Horse Rides, Guided Night Walks or Sea Kayaking.

Please enquire if you need honest local advice in helping you to choose the most suitable Daintree / Cape Tribulation Day Tour or overnight package.

"Go Jungle Surfing" Day Tour (JT)

Rates from: $274

This day tour to the Daintree Rainforest is designed for the adventure traveller who wishes to experience the Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour in Cape Tribulation.  Jungle Surfing is a guided zipline course where you will suspend from a 'flying fox' between six eco-friendly tree canopy platforms that go completely around the giant trees carefully selected for this purpose.  The tour includes entry into the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, it is a fantastic zoo like exhibition of far north Queenslands wildlife. Enjoy a tropical lunch and a Daintree River Cruise for crocodile spotting in their natural habitat, this is not a zoo experience, you will be viewing them as they were thousands of years prior to our existance.

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3 Day Package - Cape Tribulation + Atherton Tablelands + Barron Rafting (FF)

Rates from: $439

This 3 Day Cairns Adventure Group Package is great value for money.  You will get a full day guided tour to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation Rainforest, a full day guided tour to the Atherton Tablelands, a half day white water rafting tour on the Barron River and half day tou of river tubing.  During your 3 days you visit the oldest living rainforest, Mossman Gorge, the Barron Gorge and a variety of beautiful waterfalls.  This package is designed for the backpacker or budget traveller.

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Active Tropics - Cape Tribulation Day Tour

Rates from: $185

Your action packed Cape Tribulation full day tour with Active Tropics Explorer begins with the beautiful scenic drive along the coastline north of Cairns, past Port Douglas and through the small township of Mossman heading within the Daintree National Park. Our experienced guides will inform you of the amazing diversity you will see when entering this 130 million-year-old rainforest. Your tour also includes a 1 hour Daintree River Cruise, lunch, guided rainforest walk and Mossman Gorge.

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Active Tropics Explorer - Cape Tribulation Overnight Packages

Rates from: $195

Your Cape Tribulation overnight package begins with a pick up from your accommodation to travel along the scenic northern coastal drive on your way to Mossman Gorge (which is the start of the Daintree National Park). Your experienced guide will share amazing knowledge on the diversity of this 130 million-year-old rainforest. The full tour includes time at Mossman Gorge, an indigenous welcome ceremony, a Daintree River cruise to see crocodiles living in their native environment, guided rainforest walk, photo taking apportunity at the Alexandra Range Lookout, an informative walk along a mangrove boardwalk, a beach walk, a stop at Floravilla which is company nestled within the rainforest producing delicious ice creams using local tropical fruits, a drive through Port Douglas and accommodation in Cape Tribulation. With daily departures you can choose a flexible itinerary from one night to multiple night stays, you can add on many optional activities during your stay in Cape Tribulation, plus the option the add on a nights in Port Douglas.

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Adventure North - 3 Day Cooktown and Cape Tribulation Wanderer Tour

Rates from: $859

Departs Sundays and Wednesdays Only

This tour package is designed for the independant traveller who wants free time to explore and relax in Cape Tribulation and Cooktown.  Accommodation and key highlights are included, but most meals are at your own expense.

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Billy Tea Bush Safaris - Cape Tribulation 4WD Day Tour

Rates from: $205

Billy Tea Safaris offer a truley unforgetable Daintree and Cape Tribulation experience.  Your naturalist guide will meet you at your accommodation and after introductions you will drive north along the scenic route to Mossman. Lush farmland contrasts with seascape as you approach the majestic Daintree River. Time for a short morning tea break then its 'all aboard' for an informative river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendour only the Daintree can offer as you learn about Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and wildlife, this is nature at its best! 

Highlights of this day trip include the BBQ lunch, hand feeding kangaroos, an elevated treetops walk, Bloomfield 4WD Track and a visit to Emmagen Creek.

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BTS - Daintree Rainforest Tour

Rates from: $175

Our full day Daintree Rainforest Tour explores the different habitats that unite the creation and sustainability of the lowland tropical rainforest environment. Our full day Daintree Rainforest Tour includes a number of activities. Enjoy canoeing in a rainforest stream, walking in the rainforest with our insightful guides, spotting crocodiles during a wildlife river cruise, indulging in our delicious picnic lunch & chilled fruiit juice by a swimming lagoon and strolling along a rainforest fringed beach near Cape Tribulation.

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Cape Trib Connections

Rates from: $154


*Valid until 31st March 2019

One of the most budget ways to see the Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation Beach if you are happy to bring along your own lunch. Or you can pay a little extra to include a great picnic lunch. The bonus is the possibility of getting an indigenous guide for the day. See the World Heritage Listed rainforest, Mossman Gorge and do a 1 hour crocodile spotting tour as well as much more on this great little day tour.

If you want to stay one or more nights up in the rainforest this company gives you the option of  4 accommodation venues to choose from.

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Cape Tribbin

Rates from: $159

A locally owned company offering a slightly different aspect of the Daintree National Park/Cape Tribulation region. Instead of visiting the tourisity central part of Mossman Gorge they will take you to a tributary creek within the Mossman area for a swim, plus Emmagen Creek right in the heart of Cape Tribulation. Your guide will walk you through the rainforest to locations well known for spotting the rare and endangered Southern West Cassowary living in its native environment.

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Cape Tribulation Beach Horse Rides

Rates from: $110

Enjoy a beautiful horse ride tour through Cape Tribulation as you meander your way through the oldest living rainforest in the world. You will ride through crystal clear mountain streams, paddocks and along riverbeds until you reach the spectacular Cape Tribulation's Myall Beach.  One of the few places in the world where you can stroll along the beach and ride along the ocean edge on horseback, soaking up the atmosphere of the pristine beaches of Cape Tribulation.  Rides available at 8.00am or 11.00am - the ride will take 1.5 hours.


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Cape Tribulation Day Tour (CTR - DUT)

Rates from: $214

Travel in air conditioned comfort in a luxury purpose built vehicle as you visit and explore the oldest rainforest in the world.  With professional and informative guides you will enjoy learning about the flora, fauna and native wildlife of this unique Eco System.  Your journey includes a visit to the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre, Cape Tribulation Rainforest and Beach, lunch in a private rainforest setting and a 1 hour Daintree River Cruise.

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Cape Tribulation Day Tour (TH)

Rates from: $201

Travel in air conditioned comfort as you visit and explore the oldest rainforest in the world.  With professional and informative guides you will enjoy learning about the flora, fauna and native wildlife of this unique Eco System.  Your journey includes a visit to the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre, Cape Tribulation Rainforest and Beach, lunch in a private rainforest setting and a 1 hour Daintree River Cruise.

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Daintree and Cape Tribulation Start At Mid Day

Travel in the smallest group size to the "Oldest Rainforest on Earth", with the only company offering the longest walk on this style of tour which is 4.5 kilometres.  This nature walk will increase your chance of seeing wildlife in their native environment. The owner/operator is passionate about what they offer and have been recognised by Tourism Queensland and Australian Wildlife Journeys for their efforts to improve the quality of wildlife interactions for guests on their tour.

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Daintree Dreaming Day Tour

Rates from: $259

Departs Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays only

Experience this unique day tour learning of our area's rich Aboriginal history and culture, combined with the oldest living rainforest on the planet and the spectacular Mossman Gorge.  Your day will include learning how to hunt and spear for crabs and walk through mangroves to collect shellfish by the one of the indigenous Walker brothers.  They will invite you back to their home to enjoy morning tea, whilst the more adventurous in the group can try some of the mornings catch.  From here you will visit Mossman Gorge Centre to have lunch, join in a Welcome Ceremony by local indigenous guides and go for a swim.

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Daintree Dreamtime Day Tour (TH)

Rates from: $206

A unique experience awaits you ... Join the Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk at Mossman Gorge, learning of dreamtime legends, bush tucker sources and traditional plant use before tea, damper & question time with your Indigenous guide. Also included is a delicious lunch at Daintree Teahouse.  This tour is great for those that want to visit the Daintree Rainforest and also learn about the Aboriginal history and culture of the area.

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Discovery Tours - 3 Day Cooktown and Daintree 4WD Tour

Rates from: $1450

This very small group tour takes you on an exclusive guided 4WD tour to the Daintree National Park, Cooktown, and the Atherton Tablelands with everything taken care of for you.  Quality tour guide, accommodation and meals are included. This tour ticks all the boxes in terms of showing people the best of Far North Queensland! Visit Cooktown and its many surrounding attractions as you learn about this truly amazing ancient area of the world from our very experienced local Naturalist Guide.

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Discovery Tours - Daintree & Cape Tribulation Day Tour

Rates from: $229

Travel with us to the "Oldest Rainforest on Earth", the amazing Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation in small group comfort.  Our specially designed vehicles carry a maximum of 14 passengers - offering unrivalled personalised service.  We have very knowledgeable and fun guides with a well planned itinerary and relaxed schedule to really take in the sights, making the experience even more valuable.

This premium, personalised tour includes a visit to the stunning Mossman Gorge, Port Douglas, the world heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation Beach - where the "rainforest meets the Reef" Daintree River Crocodile cruise, quality lunch and much more.


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Jungle Surfing & Night Jungle Walks

Rates from: $49

These tours operate out of Cape Tribulation which is approximately a 3 hour drive north of Cairns.

Jungle Surfing operates a 2 hour guided ziplining adventure thorugh the ancient Daintree Rainforest.  No experieince necessary and is suitable for ages 3-103! 

They also operate a Guided Night Jungle Walk at their property every night from 7.30pm.  This is a two hour interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest.  Moderate fitness is required and minimum age is 8 years. 


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Nautilus - Tranquillity Falls & Rainforest Getaway

Rates from: $1050

Flying north to visit the Daintree Rainforest and have an exclusive landing at amazing waterfalls, enjoy private time to relax, eat a gourmet lunch and sip sparkiing wine. A lovely exclusive experience great for romance, proposals, honeymoon and anniversaries.



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Nautilus Daintree with Idigenous Culture

Rates from: $1200

Flying over World Heritage Listed rainforest you will land and become immersed in local indigenous culture. Experience a locally guided tour by a traditional representative of the Kuku Yalanji peoples. On this tour you will learn about the natural environment, as well as traditional food and medicines.

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Ocean Safari - Cape Tribulation

Rates from: $154

Ocean Safari offers an exhilarating ride to snorkel the pristine untouched Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation. The half day Great Barrier Reef tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life and coral species. After a fast 25 minute ride, you are ready to snorkel two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs.

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The Adventure Company - Cape Tribulation day Tour

Rates from: $125

The Adventure Company runs Full Day Tours to the Daintree & Cape Tribulation Rainforest - you can choose the The Starter Pak Tour or the Deluxe Pak Tour.  The tour includes return transfers from your hotel, free time in Port Douglas (Stater Pak) or a visit to the Wildlife Habitat (Deluxe Pak), guided walk at the beautiful Mossman Gorge, chef prepared lunch at Cape Tribulation (Deluxe Pak) and a 1 hour Daintree River Cruise for wildlife and crocodile spotting.  With two Pak's available, we have an option to suit most budgets.


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UB - Cape Trib Overnight

Rates from: $289

The only tour to offer a Cape Tribulation overnight stay where you stay with your group and tour guide the whole time. They are also the only company to travel north on the inland road and south on the coastal road. Each route showcases very different scenery. You get outback and rainforest whilst making great new friends over two full days.

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