Departing from Cairns accommodation at 7:30am.
We begin our journey heading along North the Great Barrier Reef Drive with gorgeous coastal views of the Pacific Ocean.
Our first activity gets us started with a big highlight! River Drift Snorkelling is one of the most unique aquatic activities in the world. Step into the cool, crystal clear water and drift with the current as you explore life under the water’s surface. This tour offers an unrivalled opportunity to witness up to 33 species of fish in the river, so you are certain to see a variety. Turtles, Eels, Butterflies, Water Dragons, Platypus, Rare birds and beautiful rainforest trees are all found along the river.
At the Daintree Tea House, lunch has an exotic theme. The outside dining area is beautiful and quiet with views of the tropical rainforest and continuous sounds of birds and nature.
Accommodation for this evening will be at Ferntree Rainforest Lodge. An environmentally friendly resort set back in the heart of a lush coastal rainforest, a short stroll from Cape Tribulation’s Myall Beach and its famous mangrove boardwalks.
Whet Restaurant for dinner tonight! Whet combines the natural wonder of the surrounding jungle with its unique and casual atmosphere.
Located right in the heart of Cape Tribulation, and aptly named to “whet your appetite”, the delicious range of cuisine on offer at Whet Restaurant is sure to make your visit to the Daintree memorable
After dinner you have the option of joining a night walk to discover a completely different Daintree Rainforest. Nocturnal walks allow us the privilege of spending time with Crepuscular and Nocturnal wildlife to add to the overall quality of our observations
Marine Wildlife day!
Ocean Safari offers an exhilarating ride to snorkel the pristine untouched Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation. The half day Great Barrier Reef tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life and coral species. After a fast 25 minute ride, you are ready to snorkel two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs.
On most days, you can snorkel alongside sea turtles, which are found in abundance swimming over reefs full of colorful coral, along with myriads of tropical fish, eagle rays, giant clams and starfish. Often the coastal rainforest of the Daintree can be seen along the mainland beach whilst snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, two world heritage areas side by side. The experienced Skipper and Eco Host ensure the trip is filled with fun and appreciation of the Great Barrier Reef and the coastal rainforest of the Daintree. Magical memories like these sometimes only happen once in a lifetime.
After lunch we continue to Cape Tribulation. This famous valley resembles a giant amphitheater, with a semicircle of hills dominated by Mt Sorrow (850m) and Mt Hemmant (1000m). The southeastern rain, trapped by this valley, results in a tropical climate with high temperatures, humidity and rainfall. Renowned for its scenic landscape, remote beaches and Where the Rainforest meets the Reef!
Next up it’s time to explore on foot, our favorite walk is the Jindlaba boardwalk, shady and lush, the boardwalk meanders around and across a small creek, far beneath a towering canopy of palms and ferns. The boardwalk is elevated at all times, and there are a variety of interesting flora and fauna to experience
There are also opportunities to witness the most famous local fauna of the region, the Cassowary. The cassowary is a large, flightless bird most closely related to the emu. Although the emu is taller, the cassowary is the heaviest bird in Australia and the second heaviest in the world after its cousin, the ostrich. Walk lengths and difficulties can be modified to suit your wishes.
Heading South to finish our day with a memorable Daintree River Wildlife Cruise. A 2 hour exclusive afternoon to sunset cruise where the surroundings are full of opportunities to observe and photograph some of the most primitive forms of animal and plant life in the world. Most days we experience great bird life and crocodile activity. A real highlight for our customers
Returning to Cairns at 6:00/6:30pm
Note – This tour can be extended to 2 nights, 3 days. Providing more options such as:
Scenic sunrise/sunset locations