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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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Wonderful experience

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
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Wake Forest, Nc
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Wake Forest, Nc
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323 reviews 323 reviews
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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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7 attraction reviews
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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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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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