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DAINTREE AFTERNOON AND NOCTURNAL TOUR

LENGTH: FULL DAY TOUR | PRICE: $375 AUD PP – Total capacity 7 Passengers
DEPARTS: CAIRNS, NORTHERN BEACHES AND PORT DOUGLAS

A unique opportunity to explore the Daintree Rainforest at night. This amplifies the quality of our nature and wildlife interactions. Cruise the beautiful Daintree River spotting wildlife on a quiet, clean solar electric boat. Dine in the Jungle before venturing out of foot to discover the nocturnal world.

UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS TOUR

TOUR SUMMARY

Starting in the mid afternoon when the sun is highest in the sky, experience the magical views of the Great Barrier Reef Drive, perhaps the region’s most scenic coastal highway. Observe the changes in habitat diversity as we venture north to the Daintree Tropical Rainforest.

Cruise the beautiful Daintree River spotting wildlife on a quiet, clean solar electric boat with zero environmental impact. Get closer to nature… hear, smell & experience without noise & fumes. Afternoon tea included prior to departure.

Arrive at Cape Tribulation, a World Heritage area with pristine beaches, rainforest, cool streams, towering mountains and freshwater valleys that captivate our visitors. We often spend an hour exploring the natural assets of the coastline

Dining in the evening Rainforest is an experience not to miss! The delicious range of cuisine on offer at Whet Restaurant is sure to make your visit to the Daintree memorable

A wildlife tour in Far North Queensland is not complete without a night walk. Much of the local wildlife has adopted a nocturnal lifestyle to avoid to heat of the day in the tropical climate. Perhaps the most unique part of this experience is to observe nocturnal wildlife in the Wet Tropics.

Time to sit back, relax and watch the back of your eyelids in the comfort of our modern vehicles. Return across the Daintree River on the Cable Ferry and we’re back in civilisation so you can look through and share your photos

ITINERARY

12:00pm – Pickup in Cairns
Experience the magical Great Barrier Reef Drive heading north on the region’s most scenic coastal highway. Observe the changes in habitat diversity as we get closer to the Daintree Tropical Rainforest.

2:15pm – Arrive at Solar Whisper Wildlife Cruise
Cruise the beautiful Daintree River spotting wildlife on a quiet, clean solar electric boat with zero environmental impact. Get closer to nature… hear, smell & experience without noise & fumes. Afternoon tea included prior departure. We have a 99% success rate for spotting crocodiles, excellent bird watching opportunities and other wildlife such as snakes, frogs and fish and bats. The cruise is one hour.

4:00pm – Daintree Rainforest
Every nature lover’s dream can be found in the Daintree National Park. Enter the lands of the local Kuku Yalanji people while taking in the beauty of the pristine rainforest, cool streams, towering mountains and freshwater valleys that captivate our visitors. This living museum is an area of ancient tropical rainforest spanning 120,000 hectares, making it the largest tropical rainforest in Australia. We walk numerous tracks to witness the complex ecosystems in this World Heritage Area and perhaps a swim during the summer months.

5:00pm – Cape Tribulation Beach
This famous valley resembles a giant amphitheatre with a semicircle of hills dominated by Mt Sorrow (850m) and Mt Hemmant (1000m). From several lookouts the afternoon lighting on the beach is gorgeous. We often spend an hour exploring the natural assets of the coastline.

6:00pm – Dinner at Whet Restaurant
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.

7:00pm Night spotting in the Northern Daintree
A wildlife tour in Far North Queensland is not complete without a night walk. Much of the local wildlife has adopted a nocturnal lifestyle to avoid to heat of the day in the tropical climate. Perhaps the most unique part of this experience is to observe nocturnal wildlife in the Wet Tropics.

8:00pm – Depart Daintree
Time to sit back, relax and watch the back of your eyelids in the comfort of our modern vehicles. Return across the Daintree River on the Cable Ferry and we’re back in civilization so you can look through and share your photos.

MORE DETAILS

What’s included:

  • Expert guides
  • Interpretive rainforest walk
  • Daintree river wildlife cruise
  • Afternoon tea
  • Dinner in the Jungle
  • Sunscreen and Insect repellent
  • First aid kit on board
  • Binoculars
  • Torches for spotlighting
  • Umbrellas provided for rainy days

What to bring:

  • Sun protection advised: hat, sunglasses
  • Good walking shoes
  • Camera and water bottle
  • Day pack for carrying personal items
  • Your enthusiasm!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Expert passionate guides
  • Interpretive rainforest walk
  • Daintree River wildlife cruise
  • Great Barrier Reef Coastal Drive
  • Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Dining in the Jungle
  • Night spotting for wildlife!

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Reviews

  • star rating  We were blown away by how well organised our tour was. Matt, our guide, full of knowledge; also happy to have a laugh along the way. He made sure we... read more

    claudiangg1988
    May 17, 2022
  • star rating  My wife and 3 kids booked a wildlife tour to the atherton tablelands. It was a private tour facilitated by James. It was our second trip to Cairns... read more

    L3938ARjohns
    May 14, 2022
  • star rating  Absolutely fantastic and intimate tour with only a few other guests. A completely Different way to see the Daintree Rainforest, not like some of the other tourist trap tours. Our... read more

    susanmQ8139TA
    April 23, 2022
  • star rating  We loved our afternoon in the Daintree with James. James is so passionate about what he does and his enthusiasm, knowledge and the way he shared that knowledge made for... read more

    Wayne O
    April 16, 2022
  • star rating  We went out with Will and had a fantastic tour. His knowledge of everything was over the top. We where lucky enough to see all the major animals, crocs,cassowary and... read more

    E3622ZOkimt
    April 1, 2022
  • star rating  I would highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to checkout the Daintree and Cape tribulation. James our tour guide was very knowledgeable and is a great person all round... read more

    E7864UKjeremyf
    March 23, 2022
  • star rating  I loved this tour, Kelvin was an exceptional guide with a lot of knowledge about the area. I loved the small group and personalised experience, and we got to see... read more

    mo2557
    February 27, 2022
  • star rating  The afternoon & night tour was AMAZING! My husband and I really enjoyed our afternoon and learnt a lot. James was our tour guide and he was so knowledgeable, funny... read more

    reneek535
    February 16, 2022
  • star rating  The afternoon & night tour was AMAZING! My husband and I really enjoyed our afternoon and learnt a lot. James was our tour guide and he was so knowledgeable, funny... read more

    Renee K
    February 1, 2022
  • star rating  A fantastic guided tour. Our guide Matt was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and tailored the experience to our small group. Leaving later in the day let us experience the Daintree at... read more

    523shona
    November 27, 2021

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