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“Magic Days”

D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 4WD tours up the Bloomfield Track to Wujal Wujal falls and Cooktown and around the Daintree Coast. Personal and intimate, each tour is tailored to offer the small group a special insight and unique experience of this wilderness paradise. Standard tours depart from Cape Tribulation (including free pick-ups from the Cow Bay area): half day to Wujal Wujal falls and full day to Cooktown. Private tours can be designed to special interests and family requirements.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed May 17, 2011

My daughter Pip and I had a personalized tour of Mike's favourite places in the Cape Trib area and up the famous Bloomfield track. His knowledge of local history, flora and fauna (and a to die for local ice-cream shop) is unparalleled, and he was a great mate to spend a couple of days with.

Thank elizjohns
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Reviewed May 11, 2011

Whenever you travel to Far North Queensland, whether it’s to Port Douglass, Palm Cove, Innisfail, Cairns, Karunda, The Atherton Tablelands or just cruising through, a visit to the Daintree forest is a must see for all. there are a number of tour operators that are willing to give the tourist a look see at the Daintree, but in our opinion, D'Arcy tours gave us a the personal touch that we need for a tour of the Daintree Forest amongst other visits that were surrounded the Daintree forest.

Lunch was part of the tour, a visit to the Daintree Discovery Environmental Centre, Pebble Beach, stop or drive though Port Douglass, Palm Cove at an number of exotic places where a coffee and tea was available. The Daintree however was the best part of the tour with Mike D'Arcy the tour guide providing us with a history of the area and the sights to see. Mike was even gracious enough to allow us into visit him at his homestead tucked away in the Daintree Forest and amongst the jungle setting.

Our tour began at Cairns where we were picked up from the hotel and then taken for a drive along the seaside highway, stopping at look outs and towns along the way. We came across numerous banana, tea, and sugar cane plantations that stretched as far the eye could see. The drive took approximately two to reach the Daintree forest and it was with much anticipation to go over the crocodile infested waters with the ferry. We were assured that we were safe at all times. In any case if we were looking for crocodiles, we were sadly disappointed. Those wishing to view crocodiles in their natural habitat may ask their tour operators or they may visit a crocodile farm where they may be viewed with safety.

Crossing over the river by ferry took us deep into the forest and suddenly were in the thick of it. the scenery was fabulous and Mike our tour guide was providing us with an brief all along the track. The vehicle was a four wheeled drive and only these type of vehicles recommended to ford the rivers and streams that visitors to the Daintree forest would come across as they travelled along the Daintree track so to speak. There was much to see and the wild life was alive and well living in the dense jungle and amongst the rooftop of the trees that covered the landscape with their canopy. The Daintree forest is an awesome and spectacular place to visit where nature is allowed to take its natural course. Each plant thriving under its own environment and in each case struggling with its neighbour for their allocation of sunlight.

Crossing the rivers and streams in the four wheeled drive is an experience in its self and driving along the track beneath the overhead canopy is just an amazing experience that one cannot describe adequately in words. Visitors are advised to bring along a raincoat in the event of any showers and should their visit be a lengthy one, a thermos with coffee or tea is also advisable. But then again the tour guide has everything planned and stops can be made upon request.

The Daintree forest is a treasure trove for the environmentalist, survivalist, nature lover, photographer and for tourists whether they are domestic or international.

If any one is interested, contact Mike D’Arcy of D’Arcy Tours may be contacted on Mobile: -- or alternatively may be reached by Email: --

1  Thank Abalinx
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Reviewed May 3, 2011

Just completed a 4 WD tour with D'Arcy of Daintree. The tour went up through the rainforest with as many photo stops as we liked. The owner/driver is a local but has a vast knowledge of the flora and fauna and the history of the region which made the trip very enjoyable. The trip included a trip to an aboriginal art centre and a swim in the most beautiful freshwater river you could imagine. Morning tea and yummy cakes and biscuits thrown in. The owner has a great sense of humour and really tailored the tour to our interests. We finished with a walk on one of the beaches so a great way to end the morning.

Thank OzLiza
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Reviewed March 20, 2011

We stayed in Daintree for five nights and got the information about D'arcy of Daintree at the hotel we stayed at (Daintree Rainforest Retreat Motel). We took a 4WD trip from 7AM to 2 PM and wen't up in the Daintree National Park north of Cape Tribulation to see the rainforest. An fore sure we did! What a great trip! What a knowledgeble and nice guide, such a nice guy! Me and my wife does really recommend everyone visiting the Daintree area to give Mike D'Arcy a call and go on a trip with him to see and learn more about the area and the rainforest in a pleasant way - really good value for the money!

Thank Mats_G_Stockholm
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Reviewed February 14, 2011

We, 2 adults and 4 children, spent a half day with Mike within the Rainforest. Mike took plenty of time to explain the local nature - animals, trees, bushes, ... Mike is very knowledgeable and has made us look at the surroundings with different eyes. A nice experience with a warm hearted person.

Thank Hardyshanghai
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