Dear Friends and Tourism Partners,

Due to the flooding events of ex-Tropical Cyclone Jasper, our team at FNQ Nature Tours would like to provide the following updates and options, as the region recovers and reopens for business.

Important Considerations

  • The Captain Cook highway is the main road between Cairns and Port Douglas. This road was severely damaged from multiple landslides however remains open with three sections of single line movement under traffic control. The road delays are not currently affecting our tours.   
  • The Cape Tribulation section of the Daintree National Park is completely closed until further notice. The update from Douglas Shire Council suggests the region could re-open during the 2024 Easter Holidays.

The Good News

  • The southern section of the Daintree National Park featuring Mossman Gorge is open to the public. The Daintree Tea House Restaurant which features on our Daintree Exclusive Tour is currently undergoing maintenance and likely to re-open in March 2024.
  • The Tablelands Exclusive Tour that FNQ Nature Tours currently offers, has not been affected by current events and is available exactly as listed online.

Current and Future Bookings

  • Many National Parks, including the Daintree are closed due to inaccessibility. FNQ Nature Tours will assist in providing updated information and support for guests booking or altering their tour/travel plans in the region.
  • Mount Lewis in Julatten has suffered damaged to the lower section of the mountain, including a bridge collapse which is cutting off access completely to the birding hotspot. Mount Lewis is likely to remain inaccessible for 2024.
  • The team at FNQ Nature Tours are very grateful that the Atherton Tablelands section of the Wet Tropics received minimal damage, and is already now re-open to the public. This is wonderful news, as it presents a fantastic Nature and Wildlife opportunity for guests that may now be based in Cairns instead of Port Douglas.
  • FNQ Nature Tours will be encouraging day tours and multi-day tours into the Atherton Tablelands

We greatly appreciate your understanding and support as we navigate through the challenges ahead.

Warm Regards,

James Boettcher
Managing Director




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