Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, And Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour - Cairns

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all Hotels and most rental accommodation (including AirBnB's) in Cairns, Holloways Beach, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Palm Cove, Thala Bea.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation with an expert naturalist guide. Traveling by a specially designed vehicle in small group of no more than 14 participants ensures a personalized experience.


  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
  • Lunch included

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After pickup from your hotel, head north along the Captain Cook Highway passing through the most Northern beach suburb of Palm Cove and hear about the rich history of Double and Haycock Islands and be amazed at the huge melaleuca trees that are hundreds of years old.

Continue the journey north along one of the most picturesque coastal drives in the world, stopping at Rex Lookout for views over Trinity Beach and back towards the mountains of the Great Dividing Range.

The next stop is the small seaside village of Port Douglas for short town tour before heading to Mossman Gorge on the southern edge of the Daintree World Heritage area. Here youll enjoy morning tea in the New Mossman Gorge Centre.

Board a shuttle bus accompanied by your Naturalist or Eco/World Heritage accredited guide and head up to the national park for a guided walk in dense tropical rainforest. Enjoy the views over the huge granite boulders and crystal clear waters of the Mossman River. If time and weather permits you will be able to refreshing swim.

Heading further north and passing the sugar cane fields of North Queensland, stop for delicious lunch at the Daintree Tea House, the longest-established restaurant in the Daintree area that serves local produce of the highest standards.

After lunch, join a small and personalized cruise on the Daintree River. If you are lucky enough, you may even spot the elusive crocodile.

Continuing north along winding and picturesque road toward Cape Tribulation. Along the way youll see even more wonders of the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. A stop at the Alexandra Lookout is an opportunity to look back over the coastal road just travelled and take in the breathtaking views over the Daintree River mouth, Snapper Island and Low Isles.

Continue further north, stopping at Marrdja Boardwalk for a guided walk in one of the most bio-diverse areas in the Daintree Rainforest. From here, head to Cape Tribulation where two World Heritage areas meet the Rainforest of the Daintree National Park and the Great barrier reef.

Leaving Cape Tribulation Beach, venture south back toward The Daintree River, stopping along the way at the Daintree Ice Cream Factory for afternoon tea. Here you will have the opportunity to sample locally made ice-cream featuring seasonal fruits of the tropics (at own expense).

Shortly after, arrive at the Daintree River and board the cable ferry to cross this mighty river. The journey home gives you time to relax and reflect on your day before you are returned to your accommodation.


National Park fees


Coffee and/or Tea


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness

Entry/Admission - Daintree National Park

Entry/Admission - Mossman Gorge


Daintree Ice Cream

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infants must sit on laps

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Not recommended for child aged 4 and under

Small group of no more than 14 participants

Traveler Reviews

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  • 20-Mar-2020

    This was a great tour! Our guide, Jean, was very knowledgeable and professional. Mossman Gorge was cool and I wish I had brought my swimwear for a dip (no crocks there). I liked the small group atmosphere as well. Lunch was fantastic too.

  • 17-Mar-2020

    Carsten, our guide, is a 25 year native and had great knowledge to share. He had a great sense of humor and kept the group engaged. They trip was more driving then desired however the reality is if staying in Cairns you will need to drive to get to cape tribulations. A good amount of timed stops break up the driving. Be prepared to swim at Mossman Gorge as the water is refreshing. Trip was a great adventure.

  • 24-Feb-2020

    Carsten our tour guide was great! Mossman Gorge was beautiful and we enjoyed our hike through that trail. The weather was not cooperating so we were unable to swim in the gorge, which was a little sad for the kids. Lunch was wonderful and educational and we had the opportunity to try many new fruits, which was cool. We loved our river cruise, Dave was knowledgeable and is a true animal lover which is a good thing for the crocs and the bats. The views of Cape Tribulation were amazing and we were able to see a Cassowary walking along the road, which was exciting. The ice cream stop at the end was really good and I'm not even an ice cream girl.

  • 10-Feb-2020

    This was a fabulous tour - a very busy day with lots of driving - but so enjoyable. We got to see so many things. Darryl was a great driver/tour guide. We really enjoyed that he was a local and had lots of background knowledge of the area.

  • 27-Dec-2019

    Our guide, Simon, led the seven of us on quite the adventure up into the Daintree Rainforest. He was very informative, fun and made it an exceptional day. We wish every tour was this good with small groups and unique looks at the beautiful rainforest. The food was great, timetable was manageable (long day, but it couldn’t be done any shorter), and huge bang for your buck in terms of the breadth of experiences. We would highly recommend!

  • 06-Nov-2019

    I was traveling by myself on this tour and quite nervous. The small group was nice . The bus looked new and very clean and comfortable i was a bit concerned how long the tour went but the bus was so comfortable most people had a power nap at some stage during the tour . The tour was expansive and every place we visited was beautiful .We saw so much . The tour guide Mario was very informative well organized but never made you feel rushed . I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone trying to see as much as they can in a small time span. The lunch was delicious and the talk during lunch was every interesting .Don't skip the home ice cream .Extra treat for the tourist was the wild baby wallaby that often comes to visit. Great day Thank you Mario.

  • 28-Oct-2019

    We loved our tour and had such a great time!! Darryl our tour guide and driver is the man! He is very very knowledgeable and entertaining at the same time. We saw and did so many more things than we could have on our own and everything was so easy for us, it was well worth the time and money.

  • 07-Oct-2019

    This is a beautiful rainforest. Full of many stories and wonderfull driver. Has great knowledge and a warming sense of humor! Showed us the vast history of this place and let us stop to take pics at some cool little spots!! The van is extremely comfortable and he keeps it just how you like it in there (temp wise). Come hungry! Coffee and tea in the morning. We didn't have to wait for lunch to be prepared as we picked it out in advance and they had it ready for us. Don't skip this one. Just go, even for the ice cream in the evening! You'll be so thankful!

  • 07-Aug-2019

    We had the best time from the moment your Excellent Driver and Tour Guide Carsten collected us from our accommodation. (which was a little out of the way). The commentary was very informative and very entertaining with lots of laughs along the way.The morning tea and lunch provided was awesome. It was a long day, but well worth doing and our safety at all times was always paramount with Carsten.

  • 29-Jul-2019

    You spend a lot of time driving, but the sights are worth it. Mossman Gorge is beautiful. The rainforest is gorgeous. Cape Trib is probably skippable if you don't desperately want to visit it, because the queue for the car ferry takes ages (however, on the way up this is negated as you take the boat cruise to the other side of the river! Clever!)
    Bus was comfortable, guide was knowledgeable and entertaining, all included food was great.
    I'd advise taking one of the shorter tours that stays a little closer to Cairns, but I still had a fab time. Thanks!

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