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Address: 2333 Cape Tribulation Rd | PO Box 590, Queensland 4873, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 4098 9126
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Description: Cooper Creek Wilderness is famous for its magnificent Fan Palm Galleries...
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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We took a guided tour to see the magnificent stand of native fan palms (Licuala ramsayi). It was impressive. We didn't know about the ancient ribbonwood trees growing there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Cairns, Australia
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Cairns, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We took a guided tour to see the magnificent stand of native fan palms (Licuala ramsayi). It was impressive. We didn't know about the ancient ribbonwood trees growing there. Thought to be extinct, they were rediscovered in 1971 and date back to the Cretacious Period or about 120 million years ago. That the species has survived for so long is... More 

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Fantastic 2 hours with Neil in his own corner of Daintree. Great knowledge of fauna, flora special relationships between the plants, with a bit of politics thrown in. This is a must whilst up in the worlds oldest rainforest

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Kwajalein Island, Marshall Islands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Angie guided our family and another group of two on the Grand Fan Palm Day Tour. It began with the river cruise (you meet along with people from other tour companies), and we were lucky enough to see both resident crocodiles, the male and female just a few minutes after leaving! I wouldn't even mention the cruise if it wasn't... More 

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Wake Forest, Nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were guided by Prue on a day that was over 100 degrees F. and astoundingly humid and despite that it was an incredible experience. I had been dreading it because of the temperatures but it was so interesting we forgot. Prue is extremely knowledgeable and interesting, stopping fairly often to pount out a creature, a plant or a tree.... More 

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Sydney; Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

After waiting for workers to clear a large tree that had fallen and blocked the main road to Cape Tribulation, we continued on to the private property for our 4 hour Cooper Creek Wilderness tour. As we arrived, "Bertha" one of the local cassowaries was crossing the grounds, and we managed to get a photo of her in the forest... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had a 4 hr trip with Neil back in August 2013 . A super and very memorable experience .it included brief and distant views of The Rifle Bird of Paradise. In Jan 2015 a David Attenborough documentary on Birds of Paradise mentions the best illustrator of these birds .. Bill Cooper from Queensland . What is the link if... More 

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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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 

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