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Cooper Creek Wilderness

Address: 2333 Cape Tribulation Rd | PO Box 590, Queensland 4873, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4098 9126
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Cooper Creek Wilderness is famous for its magnificent Fan Palm Galleries. This rainforest-relict...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Owner description: Cooper Creek Wilderness is famous for its magnificent Fan Palm Galleries. This rainforest-relict from Gondwana is inspirational and exceptional. Old-world rainforest, pristine and primitive, needs to be experienced on a guided interpreted tour with a local expert to fully appreciate its rarity and complexity. We recommend both day and night tours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

A very good tour arround the Rainforest with Angie Hewett. She has a big knowledge about symbiosis between plants and animals.

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Port Douglas, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Neil took our group on a 2 hour walk, prior to going you don't realise how detached you are being a city dweller to nature. Listen to Neil's stories, and soon you will realise it really is a circle of life, and nature works always in a perfect balance.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were recommended Cooper Creek Wilderness Tours as the best tour in the area, by the owners of our B&B. Our 4-hour trek with Neil was one of the highlights of our trip to Australia, and one of the best rainforest tours we've been on (the other being in Costa Rica). Neil is a biologist by training but has spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We did the 4 hour walk through the forest. It was the highlight of the trip in many ways. Our guide (his family owned the forest) was very knowledgeable on the flora and fauna, but equally had a lot to tell on the politics of ecology in Australia. Highly recommended. Walking boots recommended - take plenty of water - rest... More 

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rainforestcustodian, Owner at Cooper Creek Wilderness, responded to this review

"Rest Room" is actually a Nature Loo. It is a point of interest because the overlay of governance in the Daintree Rainforest required a composting toilet that prevented human waste from entering the soil. This has bemused us slightly because there is an estimated pig population of 10,000 in the Daintree (just a small fraction of the 24million feral pigs... More 

Weeki Wachee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We took a trip on Coopers Creek where we saw a huge Crocodile. The crocodile was sunning on shore and had his mouth wide open! Glad we were at a safe distance!

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We did the night walk and the 4 hour day walk. Neil was our guide on both walks. We were keen to see the rainforest but wondered whether 6 hours would be too much. We were so glad we spent the time to do both walks. They were very different but both fabulous. Neil was an incredibly passionate, knowledgeable and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Our guide Neil did an excellent job of educating my family of the beauty of the Daintree Rainforest. He combined acadaemic & aboriginal culture knowledge to explain the unique fauna & flora in the oldest rainforest. I especially like the discussion of the importance of the Cassowaries in the ecology of rainforests, they help disperse the seeds of large rainforest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Neil Hewitt led us on a 2 hour day hike through his amazing piece of the rain forest. It was perhaps the best such experience of this general type I have had in my life and certainly a highlight of our trip to Australia. Do yourself a favor and experience this yourself.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We did both the day 4hr as well as the night time spotlight tours and I must say they were both great. we are nature lovers and have experience in wildlife tracking and spotlighting and we could not have been more impressed. Both Neil (day trip) and John(?) are a wealth of information and knowledge about the area and their... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My family of four (we have two older children), went on the 2-hour Grand Fan Palm Gallery walk with Neil. Not only is the Cooper Creek Wilderness awe-inspiringly beautiful, Neil was an utter wealth of knowledge. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the information he imparted, along with his unique perspectives about the rainforest eco-system, the role of humans within it... More 

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