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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.

2 Day Double Pack - Cape Tribulation + Atherton Tablelands (AT)

Rates from: $289

This 2 Day Double Pack is great value for money.  You will get a full day guided tour to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation Rainforest and a full day guided tour to the Atherton Tablelands.  During your 2 day trips you will visit the oldest living rainforest, Daintree River, Mossman Gorge, Cape Tribulation beach and a variety of beautiful waterfalls, swimming holes and crater lakes.  This package is designed for the backpacker or budget traveller.

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3 Day Cape Tribulation and Cooktown Wanderer

Rates from: $989

Experience the very best of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park, the excitement of the 4WD-only Bloomfield Track and the unspoilt beauty and incredible cultural heritage of historic Cooktown. Our experienced driver-guide will share knowledge and history as you explore the ancient Daintree and historic Cooktown. The 3 Day Wanderer is for visitors who have the time to explore our region at a more leisurely pace.

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Active Tropics - Cape Tribulation Day Tour

Rates from: $169

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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Adventure North - 1 Day Cooktown 4WD Tour (Drive/Fly or Fly/Drive)

Rates from: $540

Cooktown is one of Australia's most exciting destinations and truly one of Australia's great last frontiers between "outback" and modern Australia. Adventure North Australia operate 4WD tours from Cairns as either a Drive/Fly or Fly/Drive option.  Drive/Fly option - You will travel between Cairns and Cooktown via Cape Tribulation through the heart of the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. Experience the Bloomfield track, inclusive of water crossings and amazing scenery.  Fly/Drive option - You will travel via the Mulligan Highway.  This is the Outback of Far North Queensland. If you enjoy history, botany, adventure, getting off the beaten track, seeing the rainforest and/or the outback, or 4 wheel driving then this is the trip for you.  

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Adventure North - 2 Day Cooktown Explorer

Rates from: $562

Travel from Cairns to Cooktown on this 2 Day / 1 Night Cooktown Explorer 4WD Tour. Travel along one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives from Cairns to Cape Tribulation. Your journey will then continue on the 4WD only Bloomfield track and witness some of the most incredible scenery and rugged terrain. Guided Cooktown tour, Grassy Hill lookout and overnight accommodation is included. The second day you will visit Cooktown Cemetery, James Cook Museum and Cooktown Botanic Gardens. Travelling back to Cairns via the Mulligan Highway with outback scenery, Black Mountain, Byerstown Range and the Palmer River Roadhouse.

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Billy Tea Bush Safaris - Cape Tribulation 4WD Day Tour

Rates from: $220

SPECIAL ADULT $195PP / CHILD $150PP / FAMILY RATE (2 ad + 2 ch) $650

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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Cape Trib Connections

Rates from: $169

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 Tribulation Beach Horse Rides

Rates from: $129

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: $224

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: $211

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

Rates from: $375

Travel in the smallest group size with FNQ Nature Tours to the "Oldest Rainforest on Earth", with the only company offering the longest walk on this style of tour which is 4.5 kilometres.  Travelling with a maximum of only 7 passenghers (min 2 required for tour to operate).  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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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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FNQ Nature Tours - 3 Day Birding Tour (Private Tour)

Rates from: $4620

This unqiue private guided 3 day accommodated tour is perfect for nature lovers, especially those whom have an interest in bird watching!  No other company offers this customised and comprehensive itinerary, that encompasses our entire local region from the ancient rainforests of the Daintree National Park,  through to the outback scenery of Julatten, Mitchel Rivers Headwaters and the lush highlands of the Atherton Tablelands.  Tour also includes lodge style accommodation and local birding experts.  Join the team at FNQ Nature Tours while we cover a vast variety of stunning birding hotspots in Far North Queensland.

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Ocean Safari - Cape Tribulation

Rates from: $163

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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Uncle Brians - 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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Uncle Brians - Cape Tribbin Day Tour

Rates from: $169

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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