How difficult are the walks?
As a small group operator we do emphasise more time for walking and enjoying beautiful sceneries. However, on both the Daintree and Crater Lakes experience there are several options that can be considered. Below are the details of our regular walking areas.
Mossman Gorge offers an Easy to Moderate 2.4 kilometre return walk surrounded by lush green rainforest. The crystal-clear water of the Mossman River cascading over granite boulders forms beautiful water holes. These sheltered retreats offer the perfect location for a rest or a swim!
During our Tableland day tour we enjoy two short walks. Both these walk are an Easy grade, around 600 meters and you can still enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the tropical rainforest
Walks can be completely modified to suit private tour bookings.
What type of vehicle do you use?
Our touring vehicle is a modern and fully air-conditioned Nissan Patrol with a total capacity of six. For adult passengers we cap our numbers at four. For families with children we may use all six seats quite comfortably.
For larger group enquires we have access to a 13 seat Hi-ace commuter.
When do you cancel a tour?
In the Wet Tropics region during the Dec-April period we experience season wet weather. This can be a very rewarding time to visit and experience the ‘Rain’-forest. When Tropical Cyclones are approaching the FNQ coast we get ample warning and may cancel tours due to potential flooding and fallen trees blocking access to National Parks.
For our standard day tours, we require a minimum of two passengers to travel. During the off-peak season, we may experience cancelations for an individual.
What age groups are most suited for your tours?
Our tours are all about less time driving and more time exploring! Nature lovers of all ages can enjoy our tours!
Where do you pickup from?
Our day tours start in the Cairns city with pickups commencing around 0730. For guests accommodated in the Northern Beaches suburbs, the pickup time will be around 0800 and Port Douglas around 0830.
For private tours we can also arrange Airport pickups and luggage storage.
What do I wear?
Comfortable clothes as you are in the tropics, our winter or ‘dry season’ can be slightly cool in the mornings, a light jacket may be handy. Natural light colours are recommended for wildlife spotting and staying cool in the warmer months.
Hiking shoes are not necessary for our day tours. Flat comfortable shoes or sandals are okay for our day walks.
All our tours have access to safe swimming areas and therefore a towel and spare clothes are great to have in a day pack.
Are the tours wheelchair/disabled friendly?
As our philosophy is a little ‘off the beaten track’. It may not be the best option for travellers who are wheelchair bound or require the use of other mobility aides.
Why choose FNQ Nature tours?
As a small group operator, we are fortunate to spend more time enjoying the nature based activities. This includes our rainforest walks, wildlife spotting and swimming options.
We have access to several private areas outside National Parks. It makes a huge difference when spotting wildlife to have secluded and quiet areas of the region to explore.
Our guides have over 10 years of experience, you will find they enjoy the nature interactions just as much as you do! It’s a lifestyle job that requires a special personality and character.
We affiliate with other eco-friendly tourism operators when enjoying activities such at River cruising for Crocodiles or night spotting for Mammals. By joining our tours you are contributing to the overall quality of Nature Based Tourism in Far North Queensland.