SMALL GROUP. BIG EXPERIENCE.
DAINTREE EXCLUSIVE TOUR
LENGTH: FULL DAY TOUR | PRICE: FROM $1,560* AUD
DEPARTS: CAIRNS, NORTHERN BEACHES AND PORT DOUGLAS
A perfect tour for nature lovers. Explore the Daintree River on a quiet, clean solar electric vessel capable of getting much closer without scaring off the wildlife. Tropical themed two course lunch with exotic fruit presentation. Afterwards at Mossman Gorge, your guide will interpret the intricate rainforest story on an immersive trail through incredible green wilderness.
UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS TOUR
Our groups are small, amplifying the quality of our nature and wildlife interaction.
We cruise with a solar electric boat operator. The vessel is quiet and a completely clean and green machine. Perfect for wildlife spotting!
We are the only commercial operator with access to a 4.5 kilometer Rainforest Trail! We enjoy great nature observations during the 1.5 hours.
TASTE OF THE TROPICS
Our lunch menu consists of local produce and a homemade dessert selection. While you’re eating you can enjoy an exotic fruit presentation by the property owners.
We begin our journey heading north along the Great Barrier Reef Drive with gorgeous coastal views of the Coral Sea.
Our first activity is a real highlight for our customers, the Daintree River Wildlife Cruise. Our cruise is a two hour exclusive tour full of opportunities to observe and photograph some of the most primitive forms of animal and plant life in the world. Most days we experience great bird life and crocodile activity. The cruise boat is completely electric and very quiet, making for great wildlife interaction
Lunch will be held at the Daintree Tea House. With 30 years in operation, they have mastered the art of perfection. Lunch has an exotic theme with the outside dining area secluded in the rainforest with beautiful views of tropical rainforest and continuous sounds of birds and nature. A fruit tasting presentation is often a part of their wonderful service.
Mossman Gorge, our chance to explore on foot! We will take you on an ancient journey to witness the evolutionary complexities of the Rainforest. The Gorge has multiple trails for our guides to share and interpret for you. There is the potential to enjoy up to 4.5 Kilometres of quiet walking tracks within the World Heritage Area with time to enjoy a swim in the incredible fresh water gorge.
7:30am Pickup in Cairns (8:30am Port Douglas)
Witness the magical Great Barrier Reef Drive as we head north on the scenic coastal highway. Learn about the unique habitats within the local environment and observe the changes in bio-diversity as we get closer to the Daintree Tropical Rainforest.
9:15am Arrive at Solar Whisper Wildlife Cruise
Cruise the Daintree River spotting wildlife on a quiet, clean solar electric boat known as Solar Whisper. Get closer to nature… hear, smell & experience without noise & fumes. Morning tea included prior departure. We have a 99% success rate for spotting crocodiles, excellent bird watching opportunities and other wildlife possibilities such as snakes, frogs and fish. The cruise is 2 hours.
*At the discretion of our guests, we can arrange for a local birding expert to join us on our cruise to interpret the biodiversity of birding on the Daintree River. Sunrise/sunset cruising also available.
11:00am Arrive at Daintree Tea House
Enjoy lush rainforest scenery at the exclusive Daintree Tea House. The longest established restaurant in the Daintree Village boasts a beautiful and relaxing setting, fabulous food & personal service. The chef’s specialty is Barramundi! Wild caught in Australian waters, nothing beats it! Locally grown tea and coffee provided.
1:30pm Arrive Mossman Gorge
Every nature lover’s dream can be found in Mossman Gorge. Receive the warm welcome of the local Kuku Yalanji people while taking in the beauty of the pristine rainforest, cool streams, towering mountains and the dramatic Gorge. The Daintree is an area of ancient tropical rainforest spanning 120,000 hectares, making it the largest portion of tropical rainforest in Australia Walk the 2.5 Kilometre quiet track to witness the complex ecosystems in this World Heritage Area and swim in the incredible fresh water gorge.
3:30pm Depart Mossman Gorge
Depart Mossman Gorge and head South On the homeward journey, take in the famous scenery of Rex Lookout. This view offers an unrivalled opportunity to photograph the amazing seaside and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
4:30pm Arrive in Port Douglas / 5:30pm Arrive in Cairns
We will return you to your accommodation in Port Douglas at 4:30pm and Cairns at 5:30pm.
- Passionate interpretive guide
- Interpretive rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge
- Exclusive Daintree wildlife cruise
- Exotic fruit presentation and tasting
- Morning tea
- Tropical lunch
- Sunscreen and Insect repellent
- First aid kit on board
- 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
- Towel & spare clothes for swimming
- Your enthusiasm!
- Great Barrier Reef Coastal Drive
- Exclusive Daintree river cruise
- Interpretive rainforest walks
- Mossman Gorge swimming option
- Premium tropical lunch and fresh drinks
- Exotic fruit presentation and tasting
- Scenic stop for ocean views