Cape Tribulation Day Tour

    Visit the oldest living rainforest in the world. World Heritage listed Cape Tribulation is where the rainforest meets the reef!

    Join us on our Cape Tribulation day tour from Cairns.

    Cape Tribulation is where the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforests, meet the world’s greatest living tropical reef, the Great Barrier Reef. Nowhere else on earth do two natural World Heritage-listed sites exist side by side. Discover the beauty and wonder of Cape Tribulation on this full-day tour with Indigenous Experience at Mossman Gorge.

    Arriving at Mossman Gorge you’ll be met by the traditional owners and participate in a “Welcome to Country” and Smoke Ceremony with the Kuku Yalanji. Learn about the weapons, customs, and culture of the Bama (Rainforest) people with an informative presentation.

    The Wet Tropics region is famous for its incredible natural environment, which includes the Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage-listed rainforests, and a world-record number of bird species. Cape Tribulation, located in the Daintree National Park, is the most northern point on mainland Australia and offers visitors an opportunity to experience this unique environment. The area is also home to cassowaries and saltwater crocodiles which can be seen up close on tour during your visit.

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    Active Tropics Explorer - Cape Tribulation Day Tour (Budget)

    Adult( 12 - 99 ) From $183
    Child( 2 - 11 ) From $163
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      1 Day Cape Tribulation Tour

      Commence the adventure with a scenic coastal drive from Cairns to Port Douglas. This is the far north’s very own great ocean road and provides panoramic views over the sparkling Coral Sea. Heading north our first stop is at Mossman Gorge, which is in the southern sector of the world-famous Daintree National Park. This gorge has been carved out by the cold mountain waters of the Mossman River, which winds through large granite boulders, bordered by lush green rainforest. It’s a magical place and you’ll participate in a “Welcome to Country” with the traditional owners, the Kuku Yalanji people, who will also cleanse you of evil spirits with a smoke ceremony. Following this, there’s an opportunity for you to enjoy a refreshing swim in the cascading waters (weather permitting) or enjoy a rainforest walk.

      Continuing north we board a wildlife spotting cruise on the Daintree River, and keep an eye out for the many resident crocodiles, before crossing the river and heading to Cape Tribulation for lunch. Enjoy lunch at Turtle Rock Cafe located only 400m from the beach, before exploring this region on foot with a guided tour of the ancient rainforest environment along the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk. Our highly trained guides will give you expert rainforest interpretation, which will inform and impress.

      Be amazed at the huge diversity you will encounter, everything from low-lying ferns and shrubs, to the massive rainforest canopy and even mangrove ecosystems all in one short easy walk. The next stop is the Daintree Ice Cream Co where you have the option to enjoy one of their delicious organically grown ice creams with an exotic range of tropical flavors available including dragonfruit, coconut, black sapote, lychee, and many more. Yum! [At own cost.]

      We stop for a photo opportunity at the Alexandra Range Lookout (Walu Wugirriga), which provides sweeping views over the Daintree River, its rainforest delta, and out to the Coral Sea – pop this on your Insta profile!

      Then it’s back on to the bus for the return journey to Cairns, including a quick drive through Port Douglas, a picturesque beachside village with a laid-back vibe and loads of bars and cafes.


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      Booking Info
      • Scenic Coastal Drive Cairns to Port Douglas,
      • Mossman Gorge indigenous experience,
      • Daintree River ferry crossing,
      • Rainforest Boardwalk guided tour,
      • Cape Tribulation where the rainforest meets the reef,
      • Wildlife River Cruise crocodiles and more,
      • Port Douglas check it out.
      • A smile on your dial and a sense of adventure
      • Also, pack a small day bag with your ticket
      • Swimming costume and towel
      • Camera
      • Walking shoes
      • Insect repellent
      • Sunscreen
      • Money for drinks and snacks
      • Spirit of exploration
      • Family rate available $680. Must be 4 passengers – 2 adults, 2 children 5-12yrs. Ask us for more details.
      What time is pick up and drop off on this tour?

      Pick up approx. 7.30 AM.

      Drop off approx. 7.00PM to/from your Cairns accommodation

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