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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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  • star rating  We had an absolutely brilliant day with tour guide Matt. Due to some Covid cancellations, we were the only ones on the tour and we had what ended up being... read more

    jezzwill17
    August 16, 2021
  • star rating  This small group four day wildlife conservation tour was everything we had hoped for. Great wildlife spotting, beautiful environment and a knowledgeable and passionate guide in Matt who... read more

    Robyn M
    August 7, 2021
  • star rating  Our tour with FNQ was absolutely fantastic and we couldn't recommend this locally owned business more. James, our guide was the most knowledgeable and passionate guide we have... read more

    Olga
    August 5, 2021
  • star rating  James enthusiasm, friendliness and passion for Nature is obvious in his manner and the information he imparts. Our tour was a joy from beginning to end and we are... read more

    Gayle
    July 26, 2021
  • star rating  Having just returned from the 3 night 4 day wildlife and conservation tour I can honestly say that this small group tour was wonderful. All the arrangements went smoothly from... read more

    Yvonne T
    July 26, 2021
  • star rating  I had a fabulous time on a recent Australian Geo 4day Far North Queensland Wildlife and Conservation Safari run by FNQ Nature Tours. James was an excellent and knowledgeable guide.... read more

    tornac2017
    July 24, 2021
  • star rating  James was active enthusiastic careful and thoughtful could not get a better guide. The accommodation was. Excellent and our companions also compatible

    patric
    July 22, 2021
  • 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
    July 10, 2021
  • 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

    Karen Z
    July 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

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    June 16, 2021

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