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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

TOUR SUMMARY

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.

ITINERARY

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.

MORE DETAILS

What’s included:

  • 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
  • Binoculars
  • 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!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

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Reviews

  •   James is an amazing tour guide! Right from the beginning he made us feel so welcomed and accommodated transportation for us. He is very knowledgeable and knows the rainforest as... read more

    sfajardo10
    2/25/2020
  •   Wow we had an amazing trip with James. He is an extremely knowledgeable and upbeat tour guide and made our entire experience a time we will never forget. From seeing... read more

    Kim1234567891011111
    2/20/2020
  •   In summary, Matt was absolutely fantastic and we would highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Daintree.

    Wow, wow, wow - we enjoyed our tour SO much! We were... read more

    SusieD01
    2/09/2020
  •   During our 11-day Australia vacation we spent two days with FNQ Nature Tours, firstly in the Atherton tablelands and secondly in the Daintree rainforest. Both days our guides were... read more

    frednope123
    2/07/2020
  •   When I am going to be 95, I am incredibly likely to list this day as one of my life's highlights.

    We have witnessed the beauty of the rainforest... read more

    louigiverona
    1/19/2020
  •   No, seriously, 3 weeks of travelling and this tour is the highlight of the entire trip!
    To be honest, when planning, it was the late departure that mainly sold the... read more

    0lven
    1/19/2020
  •   We can’t stop talking about this tour. Such a great experience! The guide was so talented, passionate and funny. We where so lucky with all the animals we got to... read more

    susannab769
    1/14/2020
  •   We had the best day exploring the Daintree River and Mosman Gorge. Matt was a fantastic guide who was very knowledgeable. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants... read more

    538samit
    12/01/2019
  •   James was our tour guide on our phenomenal 16km hike through the rain forest and the dry forest. It was a challenging yet rewarding hike with a great view at... read more

    Ladyprankster
    10/19/2019
  •   My husband and I took 3 tours with FNQ Nature Tours. Two were customized and one just happened to be only the 2 of us. James and Matt were our... read more

    Frances P
    10/10/2019

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