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Daintree Rainforest

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Address: 2333 Cape Tribulation Rd | Diwan, QLD, Queensland 4873, Australia
Phone Number: 7 40989126
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Cape Tribulation, Daintree Rainforest and Wildlife Tour

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A great day in the Rainforrest

We visited the Daintree and Cape Tribulation driving ourselves. It was a great day stopping at several places on the way. A barge takes your car across the river. Several beach... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
robyn J
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Daintree and Cape Tribulation driving ourselves. It was a great day stopping at several places on the way. A barge takes your car across the river. Several beach areas to call into along the way.

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Thank robyn J
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just did a drive through, it was raining and we're not into a lot of the tourist things. The drive to PK's and back to the ferry was about 3-4 hours. We did stop for a coffee along the way. The road was sealed, but it looks like they took a lot of care the way the road meanders... More 

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DaintreeRainforest, Owner at Daintree Rainforest, responded to this review

Writing that you're 'not into a lot of the tourist things' is interesting, in the sense that government tourism management between the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation has long sought to encourage travellers to do exactly what you have described. In such a context, the non-tourist thing would be to go against the flow and actually get into the rainforest... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great days drive from Port Douglas, approx one hour and your on the Barge across the river. Then the adventure begins. A lovely rain forest drive on a tar sealed road, stopping off at various attractions along the way. We came across Cassawarai's a few times, two of them had a little chick with them, but don't go near... More 

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Thank GrantsDunedin
DaintreeRainforest, Owner at Daintree Rainforest, responded to this review

Cassowaries are federally declared Endangered species and seeing a 'few', two with chicks, is exceptionally lucky. It is good advice to not go near them. If you would like to learn more about the global significance of cassowaries and their ancient habitat, next time you visit, consider the website link in the property' address at the top of the product... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Daintree Rainforest is just beautiful. Lush and exotic, you will be delighted with the scenery. We did however struggle to find somewhere to eat a late lunch around 2pm. Most either finished the lunch times or just ran out of food. We ended up at Lync-Haven which was terrific and even had a couple of hand reared Pythons you could... More 

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DaintreeRainforest, Owner at Daintree Rainforest, responded to this review

The number of food-houses between the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation has dramatically reduced, since the intergovernmental policy of re-directing tourism to areas south of the Daintree River has been implemented. Spending a number of nights in one of the accommodation houses is not prohibited, but through policy implementation and traveller response, the average length of stay reduced from three... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A 1/2 hours drive North of Port Douglas and a bit of a wait for the ferry crossing, but well worth it. Planned on visiting the Discovery Centre, but first took the boardwalk through the rainforest. This was so good, we felt no need to pay for entry into what would have been a similar experience. Only fault we could... More 

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Thank Richard L
DaintreeRainforest, Owner at Daintree Rainforest, responded to this review

I'm quite sure the owner's of the Daintree Discovery Centre would contend that their multi-award-winning visitor experience is profoundly different to a public boardwalk! Nevertheless, the review raises a serious concern for fair trade. There are enough publicly-funded boardwalks between the Daintree River and Cape Tribulation to cater for 700,000 visitors per year (about 150% more than annual visitation would... More 

Cairns Region, Australia
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I love coming here, it's just magical knowing it's the oldest rainforest in the world and there is so much culture here. It's just as beautiful when it rains as it is on a sunny day. Watching a storm from the lookout is one of the most breath taking experiences. There's quite a few attractions, jungle surfing and the discovery... More 

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Thank Jessica W
Richmond, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in Sept 2014 and I have to say this was one of my favorite parts of the trip! Daintree Rainforest is an amazing place and just incredible the amount of plants, trees and weird creatures in this country. We drove both directions of the Daintree road all the way up to where the pavement ends and then turned... More 

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Thank wolfgang1Richmond_VA
DaintreeRainforest, Owner at Daintree Rainforest, responded to this review

Almost every traveller that crosses the Daintree River ferry drives to the end of the paved road, then turns around and returns. The vast majority do it in two-hours, leaving themselves no time to engage with the natural environment, other than through the experience of the drive itself. Through such an itinerary, the people that live in the rainforest are... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Make sure you have a map of where you want to go and see. It is a poorly sign posted road and all the services/sights/facilities etc are off the main road and hidden by the bush. Great for keeping the area as natural as possible but it is really easy to drive past where you wanted to go because of... More 

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Thank Andrew M
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

From crossing the river by barge to the first and last sight seeing stop (Cape Tribulation), a jaw dropping, mesmerizing experience of free natural beauty only granted by nature.

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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Go early to avoid the que on the ferry. You do need cash for the ferry $26 return. The rainforest is beautiful. Take your time to do the walks and don't forget the insect repellant. The beaches are beautiful just watch the crocs

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Thank Michelle B
DaintreeRainforest, Owner at Daintree Rainforest, responded to this review

The beauty of Daintree Rainforest has a multitude of faces and depths of intricacy that the majority of self-driving travellers bypass without knowing. The website link at the top of the Daintree Rainforest product page, next to the telephone number and address, assists with a more successful engagement with the attraction. Ferry queues can be atrocious and the winter school... More 

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