Private Daintree National Park Day Tour From Cairns Including Cape Tribulation And Mossman Gorge - Port Douglas

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 12 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    07:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all Hotels from Cairns, Holloways
    Beach, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Palm Cove, Thala Beach, Port Douglas. Please contact us if you can.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the World Heritagelisted Daintree Rainforest on this private 12-hour tour from Cairns. Traveling in a private air-conditioned vehicle with a naturalist guide, you'll visit Daintree National Park and its natural attractions such as Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation. Discover the lush landscapes of what is most likely the oldest tropical rainforest on Earth, check out the town of Port Douglas, take a ferry ride across the Daintree River, and more.


  • Family friendly
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Lunch included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

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After pickup from your Cairns hotel by your private guide, your day tour begins by heading north along Captain Cook Highway, passing through the beach suburb of Palm Cove. Learn about the history of Double Island Reef and Haycock Reef, and admire the huge Melaleuca trees that are hundreds of years old. If you want to stop for a photo op, just ask your guideas this is a private tour, feel free to make requests.

Continue your journey north along Great barrier reef Drive, one of the most picturesque coastal drives in the world, and stop at Rex Lookout for views over Double Island and back toward the mountains of the Great Dividing Range. Your next stop is the small seaside town of Port Douglas, where you'll have a short tour before heading to Mossman Gorge, located on the southern edge of Daintree National Park, part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy morning tea at the Mossman Gorge Centre.

Then hop aboard a shuttle bus accompanied by your naturalist guide, and head into the national park for a guided walk in the dense tropical rainforest. Admire views over the granite boulders and clear waters of the Mossman River, and if time and weather permit, you can take a swim. Heading further north and passing by the sugarcane fields of Mossman, stop for lunch before joining a small cruise on the Daintree River. If you are lucky, you may spot an elusive crocodile.

Back on land, continue north along a picturesque road toward Cape Tribulation, enjoying more perspectives of Daintree National Park along the way. A stop at the Alexandra Lookout provides an opportunity to look back over the coastal road you just traveled and take in views of the mouth of the Daintree River, Snapper Island, and Low Isles.

Continue even further north, stopping at Marrdja Boardwalk for a guided walk among one of the most bio-diverse areas in the Daintree Rainforest. Then head to Cape Tribulation, known as the place where two World Heritage sites meetthe Wet Tropics of Queensland and the Great barrier reef. After admiring the beach, venture south back toward the Daintree River, stopping along the way at Daintree Ice Cream Company for afternoon tea; here you have the opportunity to sample locally made ice cream featuring seasonal fruits of the tropics (own expense).

Shortly after this, you'll arrive at the Daintree River to board the cable ferry across the waterway. Then relax on the drive back to Cairns, where your day trip ends with return to your accommodation.


National Park fees

Bottled water


Coffee and/or Tea

Live commentary on board

Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by private vehicle

Entry/Admission - Discovery Tours Australia

Entry/Admission - Mossman Gorge

Entry/Admission - Daintree Teahouse Restaurant

Entry/Admission - Solar Whisper Wildlife and Crocodile Cruises on the Daintree river

Entry/Admission - Mount Alexandra Lookout

Entry/Admission - Cape Tribulation Beach


Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Traveler Reviews

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  • 12-Aug-2022

    Gran día para descubrir las maravillas de uno de los bosques mas antiguos del mundo. Muy intenso (casi 12 h) pero muy cómodo puesto que íbamos los 5 mie bros de mi familia en una van privada. Nuestro guía, Steve, excelente. Didáctico, muy amable y nos hizo visitar algunos puntos no previstos que nos sorprendieron. Totalmente recomendable.

  • 26-Jul-2022

    Simon was brillant. He has an Incredible breath of knowledge of Daintree Rainforest and all things Australian. His disposition is upbeat and fun. His love of nature is palpable. He is genuine and considerate. We (a couple w 2 teenage kids) spent 12 hours with him and never a dull moment passed. Cheers to being great at your job and sharing what you love to do with others.

  • 18-Jun-2022

    We booked our trip last minute and Simon was very friendly and accommodating. Our guide Michelle was very friendly, knowledgeable and made our trip an unforgettable family experience. The tour was well organised and we managed to enjoy the unique wildlife that the region can offer. Thank you again for this wonderful time!

  • 17-Apr-2022

    A relaxing day, with a great guide (Mario was the best) - swimming at Mossman Gorge was fantastic, we saw crocs on the cruise, delicious lunch, even a family of cassowaries on the way to cape Tribulation.

  • 20-Nov-2021

    Darryl our guide gave us a great day, he was so informative and knowledgeable as well as great company. We were a group of 6 friends from Townsville visiting our own back yard as such and we learnt and saw so much that we would not have experienced had we done it on our own. A great day.

  • 03-Oct-2020

    We booked this tour after being recommended via Melody in Cairns visiter center. The price might seem higher than others but this tour is well worth it, I can safely say this tour was one of the most memorable I've ever done. Steve was a fountain of knowledge but was also able to deliver that info in a way that we all understood easily. He was also excellent at keeping us on track so that we managed to squeeze a lot in and he kept us well informed of where we were going. The lunch we got was fantastic, the fresh salt water Barramundi was devine and the owner of the restaurant provided fruit from around the world with an explanation of where it came from. There was so much in this tour that I couldn't possibly fit it all in here. I would highly recommend book I ng with these guys and if youre lucky you might get Steve.

  • 25-Feb-2020

    O simpático e comunicativo dono desta agência foi quem conduziu seu Land Rover e levou a mim, minha esposa e mais um casal a um perfeito dia para conhecer mais alguns pontos interessantes da costa da cidade de Cairns. Ele pega você em seu hotel e o devolve no mesmo. Eu preferi reservar antecipadamente e pagar em dinheiro economizando deste modo o IOF sobre os gastos no cartão de crédito. O almoço incluído está em outra avaliação.

  • 13-Jan-2020

    Generally very well handled form start to finish. Simon in office was a great help and our guide Steve was brill. Very knowledgable and helpful. The trip is as described and well worth the extra money to beat the crowds and cramped busses. Although we were given an itinerary, there were no timings on it and ultimately my fault for not checking but, the fantastic lunch was scheduled for 11:30. Come on, who has lunch at that time. Apart from that it was an awesome day out. Very highly recommend it.

  • 09-Jan-2020

    The tour we did with Steve our guide was incredible. An amazing day out filled with lots of laughs and fun. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable of the area. Taking us to places that we were just in awe of. River cruise was great fun and then CAPE TRIBULATION was so spectacular. This is a must do tour on a visit to cairns. It was certainly a full day and very much worthwhile.

  • 20-Dec-2019

    Great tour with Jean. Had a great time. Very informative. He was a wealth of knowledge. Didn’t see any crocs but was lucky enough to walk across a cassowary in the forest. Great lunch. Overall terrific way to spend the day. Good easy hikes nice van saw many neat and interesting things.

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