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3 Day Cape Tribulation & Cooktown Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

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What to Expect

Day 1: Cairns to Cape Tribulation

Stop At: Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park, Queensland 4873 Australia
Stop at Mossman Gorge for morning tea and a driver-guided walk through the World Heritage listed rainforest.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Daintree River Cruise Centre, 2914 Mossman - Daintree Rd, PMB 4, Daintree QLD 4873, Australia
Enjoy a 1 hour cruise along the Daintree River - learning about this unique eco-system, and looking for wildlife like the Estuarine Crocodile!
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cape Tribulation Beach, Cape Tribulation, Queensland Australia
Enjoy a walk on famous Cape Tribulation Beach where your driver guide will share history and environmental significance of this place that was named by Captain James Cook in 1770.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Lunch: Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch in a private rainforest setting.
Accommodation included: Overnight in the Daintree Rainforest at accommodation.

Day 2: Cape Tribulation to Cooktown

Pass By: Daintree, Daintree, Daintree Region, Queensland
Be picked up from your overnight Daintree accommodation for your journey north along the 4WD only Bloomfield Track through the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest. Enjoy informative commentary from your driver-guide along the scenic journey before stopping for lunch at the famous Lion's Den Hotel.

Stop At: Grassy Hill, Hope Street, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895 Australia
Continue north to historic Cooktown where the first stop is Grassy Hill Lookout, offering panoramic views of Cooktown, the Endeavour River and the Coral Sea. After stopping here, your driver-guide will take you on a guided walk of the Cooktown foreshore before going to your accommodation for the night.
Duration: 15 minutes

Meals included:
• Lunch: Enjoy lunch at the Lion's Den Hotel- one of Queensland's oldest pubs established in 1875.
Accommodation included: Overnight accommodation provided in Cooktown.

Day 3: Cooktown to Cairns

Stop At: James Cook Museum, 50 Helen St, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895 Australia
Explore Cooktown today with your driver-guide. Visit the Heritage listed Cooktown Cemetery and James Cook Museum to learn about this fascinating goldrush town.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cooktown Botanical Gardens, Finch Bay Rd, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895 Australia
Explore the Cooktown Botanic Gardens on a driver-guided walk before a visit to Nature's Powerhouse for lunch.
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Black Mountain National Park, Queensland Australia
After lunch, depart Cooktown via the Mulligan Highway for the journey back to Cairns through the Outback. Stops are made en-route at Black Mountain, Byerstown Lookout and the Palmer River Roadhouse. Marvel at the beauty of the outback savannah country with its vast eucalypt forests and termite mounds.

Meals included:
• Lunch: Enjoy lunch at Nature's Powerhouse in Cooktown's Botanic Gardens.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Please note, pick up from a selection of hotels in Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas is available - contact the operator after booking to confirm your closest pickup location.
Departure Time
7:00 AM
3 days
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Experienced local driver-guide
  • Accommodation in Daintree & Cooktown
  • Pickup & Dropoff from selected Cairns & Port Douglas hotels
  • Entry/Admission - Mossman Gorge
  • Entry/Admission - Daintree River Cruise Centre
  • Entry/Admission - James Cook Museum
  • NO pickup from Machans Beach, Holloways Beach, Yorkeys Knob and South Cairns.
  • No luggage allowed - 1 small overnight bag OK
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for Children under 7 years
  • 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 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


About the operator

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By: Adventure North Australia Tours
360 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
Jill T
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Daintree and beach combing
Great day out. We only had a couple of days in the area so this was a good way to combine the rainforest with the
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barbara b
My adult daughter Andrea and I went on the day tour to the Daintree Rainforest Tour November 14 and we were blown
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Incredible Experience!!
I had read many reviews about this tour and knew that we would enjoy it. But boy were we surprised! What an
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Austin, Texas
Just okay
I want to support everything aboriginal that I can so I feel a little bad giving this just a so-so review.
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Holly C
Cook Town 4WD trip
We had the most amazing day learning more about FNQ and all about indigenous history. The tour guide had a lot of
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Christine P
Willow Grove
Fantastic day!
We thoroughly enjoyed our 4WD trip to Cooktown via the Bloomfield Track. Travelling through the environmentally
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Educational and respectful
Simon was our tour guide, he has a passion for the rain forests he takes you through shown by the extent of his
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Adelaide, Australia
Amazing day
There were so many highlights to the day. Simon our guide and driver was very passionate about the rain forest
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Nuriootpa, Australia
Fantastic and informative
We did the one day Cairns to Cooktown tour through the Daintree, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown and back to Cairns. It
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Cairns, Australia
A great way to learn about the indigenous culture of the area
Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave wonderful descriptions of how the different language groups between
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Reading, United Kingdom
A long but brilliant trip
This is a full day tour, we were picked up at 6:15am and dropped off at 9:30pm. So a 15 hour day for us but
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An Experience Like No Other
My teenage daughter and I loved the Daintree Dreaming Tour! At the start of the day my daughter thought she’d be
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Best experience of our entire Australia trip!
It's rare to find a tour that values and teaches about indigenous culture--from actual indigenous people. This
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Durham, North Carolina
amazing day!
I loved our guide, Belinda, and the whole experience was a little mind-blowing. She was so knowledgeable and truly
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Kate M
Durham, North Carolina
Mud crabs
Loved everything about this day especially spearing a mud crab!,! Only thing is to have kept my sandals on until
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