SMALL GROUP. BIG EXPERIENCE.

DAINTREE EXCLUSIVE TOUR

LENGTH: FULL DAY TOUR 

PRICE: FROM $1,560 AUD for 1 -4 Passengers Total capacity 7 Passengers
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

  • 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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