Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness

Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness

Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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2 or 4-hour Guided And Interpreted Walking Tours Through The Centrepiece Of The Oldest Rainforest In The World.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • kate
    60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend this amazing experience
    This was an amazingly informative experience in pristine rainforest. Neil is extraordinarily knowledgeable about the environment, indigenous Australians and legal/political issues - it was a real treat to be led through his amazing property and learn from him for four hours, and unlike anything we’ve ever done before. Highly recommend doing this tour and spending a couple of nights in the Daintree. The four hour tour does involve walking through a creek, so wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet (and while the walk isn’t strenuous, wear something in which you’re sure of your footing). No toilets so make sure you go before you go - but Neil would presumably send you off to a nearby bush if you did have a need!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 13, 2023
  • 69buck76
    London, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit if you're going to Daintree
    This 4 hour walking tour was incredible, Neil is very knowledgeable and passionate about the rainforest and all of its inhabitants past, present and future. Wear comfortable walking shoes that you don't mind getting wet. Highly recommended.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 31, 2023
  • john v
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you need to know the Daintree, this is for you.
    We went with Neil for the 2hr walk, he was very knowledgeable and helped us to appreciate how unique an experience the daintree was, explaining the complex interplay between land, sea, the reef, flora, fauna and insects that made for some truly mind blowing natural processes contained with this tiny remaining fragment of ancient forest. He also took pains to explain how humans had become part of this complex interplay until they were recently ejected from their ancestral home and that as result many unique species are facing extinction. He had spent time with the aboriginal peoples and gave a unique insight into what the land and the forest meant for them and he could see the wisdom of it. He was trying to keep this little patch of land in as pristine a state as possible.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 25, 2023
  • Sharon
    New Jersey48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolute highlight of our visit to the Daintree
    Our group of 4 (2 brothers and wives) did the private 2 hour ‘Grand Fan Palm Gallery’ on October 7. Our group was all Australian (although my husband and I now live in the USA) and this is a part of the country that none of us had ever visited. What an incredible experience and truly one of the highlights of our visit to the Daintree. We were so fortunate that this was one of the very first tours we did. Angie was our guide and the knowledge and insights that she shared, the level of detail she was able to provide about the ecosystem and the interdependencies within it, was not only fascinating, but it was also hugely educational. This tour provided us with a depth of knowledge, understanding and appreciation for the rainforest that we then drew upon during subsequent tours. Absolutely fantastic tour and highly recommend it.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 16, 2023
  • graceannie
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Treasury of Memories
    This tour left the two of us feeling immensely privileged to have shared in some of Neil's "treasury of memories". A guided walk through an ancient area - the world's oldest rainforest! - that few people would have the opportunity to explore in such an intimate way. Whether it was learning about the importance and role of cyclones on the health of the rainforest or how humans have both caused great trauma to the environment but have this same power to restore, recalibrate and save this irreplaceable ecosystem, it is an fascinating, reflective, and enlightening tour. Think Dr Karl meets David Attenborough ... be it his astounding recall of knowledge or ability to locate coin sized spiders that have camouflaged themselves as bird droppings, Neil makes this experience extraordinary. We appreciated his deep connection to country and that his walk was informed by his engagement with Traditional Owners, the original custodians of the land we were so fortunate to be immersed in for five very special hours.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 6, 2023
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Rachael B
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Friends
We visited for a 2 hour walk and enjoyed every minute. Neil presented the rainforest in a remarkable way that enabled our understanding to expand immensely. Neil’s knowledge of the rainforest, indigenous culture and active conservation is mind blowing.
Written September 28, 2021
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Sharon
New Jersey48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Our group of 4 (2 brothers and wives) did the private 2 hour ‘Grand Fan Palm Gallery’ on October 7. Our group was all Australian (although my husband and I now live in the USA) and this is a part of the country that none of us had ever visited. What an incredible experience and truly one of the highlights of our visit to the Daintree. We were so fortunate that this was one of the very first tours we did. Angie was our guide and the knowledge and insights that she shared, the level of detail she was able to provide about the ecosystem and the interdependencies within it, was not only fascinating, but it was also hugely educational. This tour provided us with a depth of knowledge, understanding and appreciation for the rainforest that we then drew upon during subsequent tours. Absolutely fantastic tour and highly recommend it.
Written October 16, 2023
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graceannie
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
This tour left the two of us feeling immensely privileged to have shared in some of Neil's "treasury of memories".

A guided walk through an ancient area - the world's oldest rainforest! - that few people would have the opportunity to explore in such an intimate way.

Whether it was learning about the importance and role of cyclones on the health of the rainforest or how humans have both caused great trauma to the environment but have this same power to restore, recalibrate and save this irreplaceable ecosystem, it is an fascinating, reflective, and enlightening tour.

Think Dr Karl meets David Attenborough ... be it his astounding recall of knowledge or ability to locate coin sized spiders that have camouflaged themselves as bird droppings, Neil makes this experience extraordinary.

We appreciated his deep connection to country and that his walk was informed by his engagement with Traditional Owners, the original custodians of the land we were so fortunate to be immersed in for five very special hours.
Written November 7, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sam X
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
Wow, wow ,wow !!

I have been to Cape tribulation 4 times and this is the best tour bar none.

This adventure through the rainforest is Amazing.
The beauty was breathtaking, but more importantly I left feeling challenged and a changed person. I now feel that I have a responsibility to help insure the future of our ecosystems.
Only once in a lifetime will you meet someone like Neil. I waited on every word he said.
His knowledge surpasses anybody I have ever met.
We did the 4 hour walk and time literally flew. My partner and I had such a good time.
The walk wasn't that strenuous and would be suited to people of all ages.

Thank you Neil.

You have changed my life !!!! 🙂
Written December 30, 2021
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Kelly M
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Wed di the 4 hour walk and Neil was our guide for the day. His knowledge was incredible about the local area, the culture, the rainforest history, the challenges the area faces and the importance of each and every animal and plant in a rainforest environment . We left feeling so much more informed and aware, an absolute privilege, thank you Neil! We would highly recommend doing this tour, do the 4 hour, take you time and enjoy every bit of it!!
Written June 13, 2022
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Murray H
Brisbane, Australia182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We enjoyed a fantastic two hour walk in pristine ancient rainforest with Angie as our guide. Her knowledge, enthusiasm and love of the area was very evident and we learnt so much during our walk. Angie was able to point out birds, insects, trees and fruits that we would never have spotted on our own and provided a lot of interesting information on everything we saw. We were also very lucky to spot 3 cassowaries which was very exciting and a real thrill to see these majestic birds in the wild.

The whole family (including the 3 teens) loved this experience. The walk was one of the highlights of our 2 week trip and gave us a real insight into the rainforest and local area. Highly recommended - a must do!
Written October 10, 2021
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Amy F
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Our guided walk with Neil Hewitt, who lives in the Daintree, was incredible. The depth of knowledge he had was unbelievable, the personal anecdotes and stories he told complemented the experience and being in the middle of the world's most ancient rainforest was a surreal experience. Could not recommend this experience highly enough to nature and history lovers alike.
Written February 18, 2020
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kate
Australia60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This was an amazingly informative experience in pristine rainforest. Neil is extraordinarily knowledgeable about the environment, indigenous Australians and legal/political issues - it was a real treat to be led through his amazing property and learn from him for four hours, and unlike anything we’ve ever done before. Highly recommend doing this tour and spending a couple of nights in the Daintree. The four hour tour does involve walking through a creek, so wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet (and while the walk isn’t strenuous, wear something in which you’re sure of your footing). No toilets so make sure you go before you go - but Neil would presumably send you off to a nearby bush if you did have a need!
Written June 13, 2023
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travelgirrrrrl
San Diego, CA66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
What a magical and meaningful tour! I did the 2-hour fan palm gallery tour with my husband this past week and am so glad we chose Cooper Creek.

Angie was fun and informative. It's clear the rainforest and the land have incredible meaning for their family. I felt every tree, insect or animal we saw had a special story behind it. We were able to view all kinds of insects and animals I wouldn't have seen or understood on our own. Angie knows an incredible amount about her family's spectacular property, the ecology of the rainforest, local history and the challenges and successes of conservation in the local area. I loved hearing the ways the insects, plants and animals work together to help each other survive.

We even got to try some of their organic mangosteens and rambutans that grow on the property.

I did one other rainforest tour while in Daintree but am so glad I took the time for another one as THIS one was much more meaningful and informative.

Next visit to Daintree I'll plan to do their longer-extended tour. Thanks, Angie & Cooper Creek Wilderness!
Written March 29, 2022
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ksufan88
Wichita, KS5,459 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Our group of 15 were split into two smaller groups due to a regulation restricting tour sizes in the protected rainforest to twelve or fewer. Neil was one of the property owners that showed us around the ancient rainforest pointing out interesting plants and animals. He was a wealth of information, but had a tendency to talk so fast that we couldn’t comprehend the information as fast as he presented it to us.
Written November 18, 2022
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