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Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour

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    What to Expect
    Honored as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1988, Daintree National Park is a great destination for sampling the exceptional biodiversity of the Wet Tropics of Queensland. Your full-day adventure begins with pickup at your Cairns or Port Douglas hotel and a scenic drive north along the rugged Coral Sea coast.

    Your first stop is Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, an eco-park where you can observe the unique wildlife of Australia’s rainforest, wetlands and grasslands. Browse the well-designed habitats to observe cassowaries, koalas and crocodiles, and hand-feed friendly kangaroos and wallabies. 

    Continue on to Mossman Gorge on the southern border of Daintree National Park. Take a guided nature walk through the rainforest, keeping an eye out for native species like the Ulysses butterfly and Boyd's forest dragon. Observe the lush landscape from platforms above the Mossman River and learn about the customs of local Kuku Yalanji people.

    Cross the Daintree River on a ferry, and make your way to Cape Tribulation. Admire spectacular views from Mt Alexandra Lookout, where you can see all the way to the Great Barrier Reef on a clear day. At the Cape Tribulation Beach House, stop for a delicious lunch featuring your choice of steak, locally-caught barramundi or a vegetarian option.

    After lunch, enjoy leisure time to stroll along the white sandy beaches and boardwalk at Cape Tribulation, swim in a nearby tropical pool or take a dip in the Coral Sea (depending on the season).

    Finally, take a 1-hour cruise along the Daintree River, where you can spot saltwater crocodiles, reptiles, exotic birds and butterflies that make their home in the mangrove wetlands. On the return drive south, make one last stop at Rex Lookout before your full-day tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    • Driver/guide
    • Lunch
    • Guided walk at Mossman Gorge
    • Daintree River cruise
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
    • Entry/Admission - Mossman Gorge
    • Gratuities
    • Drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Great tour and a great guide. Would have loved to have more time at the wildlife sanctuary. The timing didn’t allow us to stay for a photo with the koala. We only were there under an hour. Would have happily given up another stop.
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    Covers a lot of activities in one day so it was more time on the bus than we realized. Wildlife preserve was good but I think it would have been better with a short guided tour. Nice lunch with a wide variety of food choices. Tour guide was very knowledgeable of the rain forest.
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    The tour itself is worth it. Especially with the guide Matt, who tells you a lot of those small things about Daintree and all the animals, plants and beaches on the way. I was a long drive, but we have had sufficient time to see all the spots. Also, in my opinion, its pointless
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    Driving through the oldest rainforest in the world is not something you get to do everyday. Seeing Cassowary's in the wild was amazing too. Cape Tribulation is well worth a visit although you cant swim due to crocs! Grab an ice cream on the way back - delicious and home made!
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    I loved this tour. It’s perfect for people what are only in Cairns for a few days and want to see as much as they can in a short amount of time. Our tour guide was super friendly and the vibe overall was relaxed and adventurous.
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