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Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour from Cairns provided by Down Under Tours - Day Tours

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Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour from Cairns

Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour from Cairns
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Tour snapshot
Cruise deep into the Daintree Rainforest to see crocodiles, birds, and snakes
Duration:
12h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
28
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    12h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    28
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Experience the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation with the added benefit of a guide's in-depth commentary on this full-day tour from Cairns. Learn more about the area's history, environment, flora, and fauna than you would on your own. Get access to a private rainforest retreat for a traditional Aussie barbecue lunch and embark on a cruise down the Daintree River. All activities are planned ahead, making this a stress-free experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Access to a private nature reserve for a traditional Aussie barbecue lunch
  • In-depth commentary from a guide on the local ecosystem
  • Round-trip transport from your port for seamless travel
What to expect
A coach picks you up, allowing you to relax, knowing the day’s transportation and activities are set. Arrive at the Mossman Gorge Centre for a guided walk through one of the world's oldest rainforests. Then, transfer to a riverboat on the Daintree River to go deep into the rain forest, learning about the diverse habitat and surrounding ancient ecosystem. Your guide points out crocodiles, tree snakes, and exotic birds that call the area home. Then it's time for a traditional Aussie barbecue lunch at a private rainforest reserve before heading to Cape Tribulation for a guided walk between the rain forest and the Coral Sea. Stop for refreshments at the Daintree Ice Cream Company before traveling to lookout points in the Alexandra Range. You return to your original departure point by coach at the tour’s end.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Chinese, Japanese, English, Italian, Chinese, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Access to a private nature reserve for a traditional Aussie barbecue lunch
  • In-depth commentary from a guide on the local ecosystem
  • Round-trip transport from your port for seamless travel
What to expect
A coach picks you up, allowing you to relax, knowing the day’s transportation and activities are set. Arrive at the Mossman Gorge Centre for a guided walk through one of the world's oldest rainforests. Then, transfer to a riverboat on the Daintree River to go deep into the rain forest, learning about the diverse habitat and surrounding ancient ecosystem. Your guide points out crocodiles, tree snakes, and exotic birds that call the area home. Then it's time for a traditional Aussie barbecue lunch at a private rainforest reserve before heading to Cape Tribulation for a guided walk between the rain forest and the Coral Sea. Stop for refreshments at the Daintree Ice Cream Company before traveling to lookout points in the Alexandra Range. You return to your original departure point by coach at the tour’s end.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 2570CTR
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Travel in comfort in a custom-built vehicle
  • Professional driver guide
  • Driver guided walk in Mossman Gorge
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • 1 hr Daintree River Cruise
  • Barbecue lunch
  • Walk on Cape Tribulation beach
  • Exotic fruit ice cream at The Daintree Ice Cream Company
  • Alexandra Lookout
  • Daintree Ferry crossing
  • Live commentary on board
  • Audio commentary available for German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin
  • Entry/Admission - Mossman Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Daintree
  • Entry/Admission - Daintree National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Diwan
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your exact pickup time and location will be confirmed by the operator after you have booked. Please be ready at the confirmed pickup location at least 10 minutes prior to your confirmed pickup time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 3 and under
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Cruise ship passengers are recommended to walk to the Hilton Hotel for tour pickup as port pickup/drop-off is not available
  • GPS commentary available in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A medium level of mobility is required to join this tour. The coach used has several steps on entry and passengers will board and disembark the vehicle several times throughout the day. The guided walks at Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation Beach are both considered easy grade and under 1klm return in distance.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Travel in comfort in a custom-built vehicle
  • Professional driver guide
  • Driver guided walk in Mossman Gorge
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • 1 hr Daintree River Cruise
  • Barbecue lunch
  • Walk on Cape Tribulation beach
  • Exotic fruit ice cream at The Daintree Ice Cream Company
  • Alexandra Lookout
  • Daintree Ferry crossing
  • Live commentary on board
  • Audio commentary available for German, Italian, French, Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin
  • Entry/Admission - Mossman Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Daintree
  • Entry/Admission - Daintree National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Diwan
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Yorkeys Knob.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Your exact pickup time and location will be confirmed by the operator after you have booked. Please be ready at the confirmed pickup location at least 10 minutes prior to your confirmed pickup time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not recommended for child aged 3 and under
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Cruise ship passengers are recommended to walk to the Hilton Hotel for tour pickup as port pickup/drop-off is not available
  • GPS commentary available in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A medium level of mobility is required to join this tour. The coach used has several steps on entry and passengers will board and disembark the vehicle several times throughout the day. The guided walks at Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation Beach are both considered easy grade and under 1klm return in distance.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Mossman Gorge
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Daintree River Cruise Centre
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Daintree National Park
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Cape Tribulation Beach
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Mount Alexandra Lookout
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Daintree Ice Cream Company
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
112 reviews
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Sally W
16 contributions
This was an absolutely fantastic trip if you have limited time and knowledge of the area. Stu our guide was so knowledgeable and went out of his way to make the trip interesting and packed full of things to do and see. In nine hours we went for two bush walks, swam in a rainforest rock pool, had a tasty lunch at a cafe in the Daintree, saw a cassowary, taipan and dragon lizards, tasted homemade ice cream with bush food flavours, visited Alexander lookout and went on a river cruise to see the local crocodiles. Highly recommend this trip!
Written June 14, 2021
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Leslie M
We really appreciate your 5 star rating and your review. Your summary of your day really puts into perspective how special this day really is. Thank you for highly recommending this trip.
Written October 18, 2021
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Jane C
Melbourne, Australia19 contributions
Had a great day out with Peter in charge. Beautiful morning tea with scones, lunch was very nice and ended the day with ice cream. We saw three crocs on the Daintree cruise and both Mossman George and Cape Tribulation were worth the journey. The bus used was only small, but the windows were the best I’ve seen in ages, very comfortable too.
Written April 6, 2022
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Leslie M
Cape Tribulation is truly an amazing day, isn't it. I am thrilled you enjoyed your time so much. It's nice to read your review and hear that you were impressed with not only the natural beauty of the area, but the guide, the coach and the meals. You'll have some wonderful memories to take home with you.
Written April 30, 2022
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cfma2000
Melbourne, Australia134 contributions
May 2022
We were on a group visit to the Daintree Forest and Mossman Gorge. DownUnder tours were our guides for a number of trips. The drivers were always on time, professional, and helpful on all trips. Greg was our driver for the day we toured Mossman Gorge and surrounds, a wonderful guide - knowledgeable, helpful, funny and respectful. Highly recommended.
Written May 14, 2022
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Leslie M
We are thrilled you had a great experience while up in the region, touring with Down Under Tours. Thank you for leaving a great review for our Driver/ Guides as well.
Written May 16, 2022
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blazert
victoria299 contributions
May 2021
We did this tour that included Mossman Gorge, My husband and I loved it although long periods of time on the bus. Never mind, our guide, Daniel, kept us entertained with his so much knowledge and Trivia. We found this to be equally as interesting as the tour and scenery itself. It rained that morning at Mossman Gorge but that didn't matter as it added to the ambiance of experiencing the freshness and clarity of air in the rain forest. Nothing a plastic poncho couldn't fix. Lovely canopy walks. You can swim in the natural pool there, but not included in our tour and plus the water was way too cold. We specially liked the Daintree River Cruise. Scareface ( massive crocodile) was kind enough to make an appearance. Yep lots of crocs here. We stopped at a lovely spot for lunch in forest surroundings and then some yummy ice cream at Daintree Icecreamery on the ride home. Very interesting day out indeed. We loved it.
Written June 6, 2021
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DUTsales
Hi Blazert, Thanks for the above, it's not often we get feedback from customers who have experienced the World Heritage Rainforest...in the rain! I like you, love being in it as the rain falls....So glad you had a fun day, I agree the Ice cream is yummy:)
Written June 12, 2021
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ustwohubbs
Perth, Australia14 contributions
Mar 2020
We were lucky enough to do the Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour before the Covid-19 problems came into effect. The Mossman Gorge was excluded from the trip due to keeping the isolation between the local community and was acceptable in the circumstances.
Our driver cum guide"Daniel" was outstanding, his knowledge and passion for the area gave us a great understanding of the rainforrest and the surrounds.
The drive up to the cape and back provided magnificent vistas from the purpose built coach that certainly suited the terrain.
The setting for the BBQ lunch was outstanding, located in a great area of the rainforrest.
On our way back we were lucky enough to see 2 groups of Cassowarries and Daniel stopped the coach so we could take pictures through the windows.
The afternoon stop for icecreams was great with a tasting of various flavours from local native ingrediants.
And of course being a rainforrest we had had rain as well but this did not hamper us at all.
In all a wonderful dat trip and special thanks to Daniel, I hope he will keep his employment with company in these difficult times as he is a great asset to them.
Written March 31, 2020
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Hi ustwohubbs, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review – we are so glad to hear you had a wonderful day on our Cape Tribulation and Daintree tour with our driver-guide Daniel! Daniel is a valued team member here at Down Under Tours, and his knowledge, experience and passion for sharing our beautiful region truly makes the day so enjoyable and memorable. Daniel is definitely still part of our team here, and guiding our Cape Tribulation tour as we slowly begin our operations again post-covid. So lucky to have seen 2 groups of Cassowaries in their natural habitat! They are quite elusive up in the Daintree so what a special experience! Thank you for choosing to travel with us and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
Written October 11, 2020
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_swiss_miss_hi
Brisbane, Australia96 contributions
Took this day trip with Daniel from Port Douglas accomodation.

Picked up on time in a clean and new bus. Air con working a treat!

Full day with the drive to Mossman Gorge and morning tea at the centre, followed by a drive to Daintree River and ferry crossing up the coast.

Visit to Cape Tribulation is life changing.

On the way back, the trip down the Daintree River is interesting and becomes the ‘spot the croc’ part of the day.

Lunch provide was more than sufficient with steak, sausage and fish off the BBQ with salad and fruit. Stop off at the Daintree Ice Cream Company was an unexpected surprise with the VERY generous serve included in the tour price.

Daniel is an asset to the company, providing commentary and history lessons all day long.

Highly recommend the day, and don’t forget the sunscreen and mossie spray!
Written February 11, 2021
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DUTsales
Hi Camilla V, Thanks so much for your feedback, have passed this onto Daniel. Glad you enjoyed not only the day with us to Cape Tribulation, but also the commentary provided by Daniel. Thanks for taking time out to post a review.
Written March 8, 2021
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Kirsten H
2 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
We had an all round wonderful day.
Daniel our tour guide was the ultimate professional ~a funny, very informative/knowledgeable guy who had everyone enjoying their time. Everything was well organised and managed to perfection
Thanks to all involved
Written October 16, 2020
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Hi kirstenhD7338ZK, Thank you for your review - we are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful day exploring Cape Tribulation and the Daintree with our driver Daniel! Daniel is a valued member of our team here - his knowledge and experience truly make the day so enjoyable and memorable. I will pass on your feedback to Daniel and the rest of our team. Thank for you for choosing to travel with us. I hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
Written October 20, 2020
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Michelle & Len
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
Dec 2020 • Family
Our family really enjoyed the experience and each place is well worth visiting. It’s something we’ll always remember.

Of particular note was our driver/guide, Daniel. His knowledge of the area was extensive and he was able to pass this on in a very engaging and entertaining way. His ability to keep a range of ages interested, including our 15yr son, is quite remarkable.

Well worth doing with Down Under Tours.
Written December 17, 2020
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DUTsales
Hi Michell, Thanks so much for the review, Daniel is a super guide and his knowledge and delivery is exemplary. Glad you and your family had a great day out to Cape Tribulation with us.
Written January 6, 2021
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Yvonne K
4 contributions
Feb 2020
Daniel our tour guide for the day was phenomenal! He is filled with so much knowledge! He was funny too! I learned so much. The lunch we had was good, and I loved the stop for Daintree ice cream. Jaden the guide on the river was great as well, he made special efforts to make sure both sides of the boat could see what he was showing us, we even spotted a croc! I would highly recommend this tour!
Written February 11, 2020
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Hi 730yvonnek Thank you for taking the time to leave a review – we are so glad to hear you had a wonderful day on our Cape Tribulation and Daintree tour with our guide Daniel! Daniel is a valued team member here, and his experience and knowledge truly make the day so enjoyable and memorable. Thank you for choosing to travel with us and we hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours
Written October 11, 2020
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Tour627822
1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Family
Last Saturday,yesterday, we were suppossed to join this Tour but we were left behind because we came down from our room 10 mins late. However, according to the bus driver he went down & asked for us in the frontdesk of the hotel we were checked-in since Tuesday. But according to him the frontdesk informed him there "was no one" checked in by our names!!! And when we asked about this with the frontdesk, they said that no one approached them nor they noticed a bus parked infront. How could this happen when everything is computerized & could our names not be reflected on it?

We were really disappointed because compared to our earlier Great Barrier Reef with Passions, we noticed they really exerted effort & waited for all tourists to arrive considering the meeting place is in the Marina. We came all the way from another Country just to join this tour & spent alot for this.

I spoke with a certain Ruby & waited the whole day for her call or a win-win situation. And when there was none I called their office & spoke to a rude lady who wont identify herself despite me asking who she is.

What a money making scheme & deception!!!😣
10 thumbs down!!!
Written March 15, 2020
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