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DAINTREE AFTERNOON AND NOCTURNAL TOUR

LENGTH: FULL DAY TOUR | PRICE: $375 AUD PP
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 had a great time and James was a great tour guide. His passion and enthusiasm for the wildlife and nature was admirable, and we learnt heaps of interesting facts.... read more

    927karenz
    7/10/2021
  • star rating  Just spent four full days on a small group tour with these folk, going to some of the most nature rewarding places in FNQ with truly dedicated and professional... read more

    BellthorpeDave
    6/16/2021
  • star rating  Everything about this tour was spot on. Kelvin picked us up at our accommodation on time, personalized every aspect of this experience and showed an incredible level of knowledge and... read more

    nomwo
    5/20/2021
  • star rating  My husband and I had the pleasure of Matt taking us on the afternoon Nocturnal tour. Matt is a wonderful guide, such a broad knowledge and great sense of... read more

    roslynb16
    5/14/2021
  • star rating  Amazing tour through the Daintree with very knowledgeable, friendly guides. The small group was fantastic.

    548katys
    5/05/2021
  • star rating  In short: our trip was amazing! We had the privilege of having Matt as our tour guide and his knowledge and enthousiasm about wildlife and the general rainforest made the... read more

    Ay1990
    4/05/2021
  • star rating  My experience with FNQ Nature Tours was a highlight of my trip to Port Douglas. From start to finish, I was just so impressed.

    I toured with Kelvin and... read more

    travlntheblood
    3/20/2021
  • star rating  I had the pleasure of joining FNQ Nature Tours on a afternoon night spotting tour. I am a Cairns local and boy was I impressed. The knowledge of the team... read more

    95micks
    3/15/2021
  • star rating  Met James at Tyto Wetlands, he found two new crakes for us. Thoroughly impressed with his knowledge, great advice and conversation. Highly recommended.

    Shelly G
    11/29/2020
  • star rating  My three day private tour with James was unbelievably good. James is an amazing ambassador for Far North Queensland, and his love for the region is infectious! Having travelled to... read more

    blairwickham
    11/23/2020

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