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Cairns CNS-5

 Cape Tribulation & Daintree Forest Tour

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Travel in air-conditioned comfort in your luxury purpose-built 4WD vehicle to Cape Tribulation, through some of the oldest rainforest in the world.

Included is a guided tour & morning tea at the Daintree Discovery Centre, delicious tropical lunch set amongst the rainforest, and a walk on famous Cape Tribulation Beach. Enjoy a cruise on the Daintree River before returning home.

Adults $245.00 NZ      Children $160.00 NZ



Join our Eco Tour for a day exploring the rain forest and amazing landscapes of the Cape Tribulation wilderness area.

Departing from your Cairns accommodation we head north to the Daintree Forest to the Daintree Discovery Centre, which offers you chance to you learn about the amazing rain forest in its world class interpretive centre including the new Aerial Walkway. Climb the unique Rain forest Tower, giving you access to the rain forest canopy and magnificent views. Here a guided tour and morning will be provided.

Continuing through the forest to Cape Tribulation, you will have chance to walk on this world-renowned rain forest beach and admire the coastline and fringing coral reef from the Kulki Lookout.

With our special access at a private rain forest property, enjoy a short walk along a delightful rain forest creek before enjoying  a delicious tropical lunch with choice of quality steak, fish or vegetarian meals, fresh salads and fruit platter, followed by coffee or Daintree Tea.

After a relaxing lunch we continue through the Alexandra Ranges to the Alexandra Lookout for spectacular views over the Daintree River estuary, Snapper Island and beyond to the Coral Sea.

Get an understanding of this areas wildlife environment on a one hour cruise along the Daintree River, a habitat of birds, tree snakes, unique plants and of course the estuarine crocodile, often seen basking on the banks of the river or waiting submerged in the shallows, so keep your camera ready for some amazing shots.

Relax back on board your air-conditioned vehicle as we head back to Cairns, crossing the Daintree River by cable ferry, one of the last of its kind.

Please note that this tour is not suitable for cruise ships visiting Cairns as the duration is often longer than their scheduled time in port, so is provided for visitors on a pre or post cruise visit to Cairns.


Duration 11.5 hours
Start time 0700
End time 1830

What you will see

Daintree Discovery Centre
Cape Tribulation Beach
Alexandra Lookout
Daintree River

Whats Included
Collection from hotel
Comfortable Transport
Daintree Discovery Centre
Cape Tribulation Beach
Lunch in Rainforest location
Daintree River Cruise
Professional Driver/guide

General Info

This tour is a small group tour using quality minibuses. Some  walking required on gentle inclines and some steps, good walking shoes are recommended.

Lunch is included in this tour.

This tour requires a minimum of 4 persons to operate. Child rate is for 4 to 14 years.

For larger groups please contact us for details

Please see our Booking Terms and Conditions


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