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“Day trip to daintree national park” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Daintree Rainforest

Daintree Rainforest
2333 Cape Tribulation Road | Diwan, QLD, Queensland 4873, Australia
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Cape Tribulation, Daintree River Cruise and...
Type: Forests, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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“Day trip to daintree national park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Booked thru Fred at the info centre for 1 day with North Trek to the mossman gorge, daintree river excursion and national park and cape tribulation.
Terry, our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable . We had a fabulous day.

Visited March 2013
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“Cape Tribulation: amazing wildlife, tree frogs, beauty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Cape tribulation is a highlight of my 2 years traveling Australia and New Zealand. I highly recommend staying in Cape Trib itself for several days, not just passing through on a day tour. The eco-adventures are too good to miss! Horseback riding on the beach, wonderful night walks in the jungle with a guide, kayaking, amazing. Tree frogs, incredible rainforest, breathtaking beach, refreshing watering holes to swim in (get the locals to show you the ones without crocs), enough adventure tourism activities to keep you busy for a week... amazing. The place itself has an indescribably relaxing, healing energy to it. The oldest continuing rainforest *in the world,* the Daintree rainforest around Cape Tribulation has an enormous richness of wildlife whose isolated evolutionary history means they are found nowhere else in the world. They are also pretty safe-- do a "jungle walk" with a guide and you will find out that it is an adventure you don't have to be scared of-- none of the snakes are extremely venemous, few of the spiders common to that area will really hurt you. Unless you get in the way of a Cassoary, or actively poke at a croodile for a good picture (which a Belgian tourist did years ago) you should be alright. Locals love telling stories about bumbling backpackers hurting themselves, but the stories are rare. Just make sure you are informed before you go anywhere. I first visited Cape Tribulation in 2006 and then again in 2012, it was always a "light footprint" area but in those 6 years it actually became *even more* unspoiled due to lack of tourism. As a female traveler on my own I felt relaxed and the atmosphere was great-- as anywhere, be very cautious though. I always tell people where I am going, the locals can be a bit rough around the edges (lots of drinking and a bit aggressive), and however cruisy the atmosphere it is always best to be on the cautious side. As adventures go this is accessible and sparkling with green juicy gorgeousness and amazing wildlife!

Visited December 2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Mossman Gorge and then walks around Cape Tribulation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

This is a beautiful and interesting rainforest, with some nice walking tracks spread around. I strongly recommend hiring a car instead of booking a tour, so that you can do walks in your own pace and choice. It's the most cost efficient option to visit there as well if you are 2 or more people. Besides the roads to get here from Cairns are very scenic and fun to drive on.

Mossman Gorge is the first stop on the way. Drop by the visitor center, and learn about the different walking trails around the area first.

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“Spectacular Drive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

If you're in this part of Qld, you absolutely must drive from Port Douglas up into the Daintree rainforest, across the river and through to Cape Tribulation. The scenery is spectacular so stop frequently for photos, and slow down when you see cassowary signs. To cross the Daintree River, just drive directly onto the barge which will ferry you to the other side. Keep an eye out for crocs!

Take lots of water for drinking, wear good walking shoes, cover yourself in insect repellant and you'll have an excellent time exploring this ancient rainforest.

Visited December 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Average Rain Forest”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

Warm and enveloping in the midst of winter, obviously tropical!

Visited June 2012
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