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The Sunny side of the rainy season in the Daintree Rainforest

The rainy season can be the best time to visit Far North Queensland and especially the Daintree Rainforest. Exploring the Daintree Rainforest in the rainy season is absolutely magical. To many people, the rainy season means hot, wet and humid weather, but they are missing the point. The rain seems to wash the deadening heat

The Best Daintree Rainforest Tour

Looking for the best Daintree Rainforest tour? You have just found it. Port Douglas Business and Tourism Awards On Friday the 25th November 2016 the Douglas Business and Tourism Awards were held at the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas. Each year the gala event is held to recognise excellence in first class tourism and celebrate premium businesses

Daintree Tea – where else but in The Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Tea Company is a locally owned company established since 1878. It is located on the Cubbagudta Plantation situated in the world’s oldest continuously living Daintree Rainforest. The word Cubbagudta means ‘rainy place’ in the language of the local Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people. The Tea is grown and processed in the Daintree Rainforest and

Pink Trumpet Tree

Macrossan Street Port Douglas is alive not only with visitors but with the contribution of the flowering and very showy Pink Trumpet Tree (Tabebuia impetiginosa, Tabebuia palmeri, Handroanthus impetiginosus) The tabebuias are all from tropical Central and South America and although there are about 100 natural species only about seven of these seem to be

The Green Dinosaur of the Daintree Rainforest

Have you ever wondered what the most primitive plant on Earth looks like? Well, here it is. This is The Idiot Fruit (Idiospermum australiense) also known as the Ribbonwood or the Green Dinosaur. It is considered to be the most primitive genus of flowering plants, at about 130 million years old and flowering at present on

Magpie Geese

Scientific name: Anseranas semipalmata – are widespread in Northern Australia, where they may congregate in huge flocks. The Magpie Goose is a large bird about 70-90 cm in size with females being slightly smaller  than males. Both genders have a characteristic bump on top of their heads, which is slightly smaller in females. Their underparts

Port Douglas Business Awards

The Team at Tony’s Tropical Tours have done it again. For the 5th Consecutive year, we were voted as the Best Daintree Rainforest/River Tour at The Douglas Business Awards. We were up against some very tough competition but in the end the votes from our visitors and guests is what counts and we are absolutely

Australia Day 2015

Australia Day … As Australians, Australia Day, is a day to celebrate and reflect on what it means to live in this very diverse and lucky country that we call home. Besides being famous for our Aussie Barbeques, fabulous beaches, Surf Lifesavers and Zinc Sunscreen, Hills Hoist, UGG boots, Akubra Hats, Didgeridoo and Boomerangs, The

Daintree Ice Cream Company

A picturesque orchard and ice creamery right in the Daintree Rainforest? Yes! and what better way than to conclude our tours than with a stop at the infamous Daintree Ice Cream Company. This Boutique Ice Creamery produces flavours ranging from Black and Yellow Sapote, Soursop, Wattle Seed, Jackfruit, Passionfruit, Banana, Mango, Coconut and Macadamia Nut

Rainforest Rescue

A couple of days ago we received this note from Rainforest Rescue and thought we would share it with you…. “Dear Tony, Thank you for your recent gift to help Rainforest Rescue purchase and protect forever precious rainforest in the Daintree. I wanted to give you an update on where we are at. Thanks to

AWARENESS IN THE DAINTREE RAINFOREST

Whilst the Daintree Rainforest is filled with many hidden gems worth exploring, there are a number of things you should know. Probably the most dangerous thing to your health and safety in the Daintree Rainforest is you. Here are some tips that we have put together to make your day safer and more enjoyable. Keep

A visitor’s guide to the Daintree Rainforest

Visiting the Daintree Rainforest will be a memorable experience. Consisting of nearly 900,000 hectares, vegetation is primarily tropical rainforest. The climate of a tropical rainforest is unmistakable in the name “Tropical” meaning that is it usually warm and humid. When you’re not under the protective cover of the canopy, the tropical sun can be quite

Dragonflies and Damselflies

  There are over 4500 different species of dragonflies found throughout various parts of the world (300 species in Australia) varying in size and colour, of which 150 are found in Queensland. In the Daintree Rainforest you will find dragonflies generally hovering around creek beds, rainforest streams, wetlands and along walking tracks. Belonging to the

Endless Summer In the Daintree Rainforest

Summer is in full swing here in Tropical North Queensland. Our balmy weather and little rain has everyone enjoying the outdoors. If your idea of an endless summer is warm weather, a dip in a cool rainforest stream, basking in the sun, a hammock in a shady secluded part of a beach, a good book

Sugar Cane Harvesting – Tropical North Queensland

As a visitor to Tropical North Queensland, at any time of the year, you will notice the many sugar cane fields. Our warm tropical temperatures are ideal for growing sugar. Approximately 95% of Australia’s sugar cane is grown in Queensland and approximately 80 to 85% of Queensland’s raw sugar is exported. With over 20 different

The Jungle of Tropical North Queensland

How wonderful it is to have world famous natural historian – Sir David Attenborough endorse this most unique and undeniably most stunning part of Tropical North Queensland. While searching for something totally different on youtube, we came across this interview with Jonathan Ross that we thought we’d share with you. Sir David Attenborough really does

Southern Cassowary – Daintree Rainforest – Far North Queensland – Australia

An amazing start to the week in the Daintree Rainforest. Our guide, Chris together with his guests were treated to a most remarkable sight, when they came up very close and personal to a Southern Cassowary family. Although Cassowary sightings are not uncommon at this time of the year, it is uncommon to see a

Free activities to do in Port Douglas

With the peak tourist season upon us, Port Douglas is prepared for the blitz of visitors. Some visitors in the area will be on a budget and besides the two ‘must do’ activities in the region, being a visit to the oldest living rainforest in the world – The Daintree Rainforest and a visit to the

Winter ? In Tropical North Queensland

With the ‘wet’ season behind us, we now look forward to the cooler temperatures and low humidity. While the northern hemisphere, our neighbours in New Zealand and many parts of Australia are experiencing  very cold or close to freezing winters, our winters or the ‘dry season’  as we call it in Tropical North Queensland are

The Daintree River

The Daintree River has been described as majestic, exotic and alive. It is renowned as a bird-watchers paradise and is home to a diverse ecosystem, boasting a vast array of animal and plant life, including ferns, orchids, epiphytes, as well as butterflies, and the elusive ‘Estuarine’ Saltwater Crocodile. Nature-lovers from around the world converge onto

Our Daintree Rainforest Tours are now ‘Advanced Ecotourism Certified’

Tony’s Tropical Tours is pleased to advise that both our Daintree Rainforest Tours TOUR”A” Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation via Mossman Gorge tour and TOUR”B” Bloomfield Falls, Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation tour have been endorsed as Advanced Ecotourism Certified products by Ecotourism Australia. The Advanced Ecotourism Certification illustrates our commitment to reducing our impact on the

Wildlife of the Daintree Rainforest

As winter settles in many parts of Australia, the Far North Queensland is experiencing glorious warm days with temperatures averaging  25 °C. We have certainly turned on some great weather for our visitors, who are all bathing in delight. Meanwhile, you can always spot the locals or should I say, long term residents. They are

Thinking of taking a day trip to the Daintree Rainforest?

Planning a day trip to the Daintree Rainforest is generally on every guest’s agenda. Whether to go with an organised tour or self drive is the number one forethought.            There is lots of advice on the web on how to plan it on your own and there are also many companies vying for the business.

The Solar Eclipse 2012 – Port Douglas Queensland Australia – 14th November 2012

  With eight months to the date for the next Solar Eclipse, Port Douglas is gearing up to be a major magnet not only in the eyes of astronomy buffs, eclipse enthusiasts but many international and domestic guests who wish to be part of this extraordinary phenomenon. It is rare for a total eclipse to

The Climate In Australia

The Climate in Australia Although Australia is the smallest continent in the world, it is the planet’ s sixth largest country and the world’s largest island with an area of over  7,690,000 sq.kms. With such a large area one needs to expect a huge variety of weather. Travel anywhere in Australia at the same time

History of Noah Creek – Daintree Rainforest

History of Noah Creek property -Noah Valley- Daintree Rainforest Located in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest, Noah Creek  is entirely world heritage listed, being one of the largest privately owned world heritage reserves in the Daintree Rainforest – Wet Tropics Area and covering approximately 600 acres including Mount Emmett. Some of the trails in

AUSTRALIAN SLANG, PHRASES AND TRANSLATIONS

During his recent visit to Australia, US President – Barack Obama amused us by including some Aussie slang in his speech during his State dinner in Canberra. Quoting: “When Julia and I meet, we listen to each other, we learn from each other. It`s not just a lot of earbashing…( ear bashing: non- stop chatter- nagging),”

TONY’S TROPICAL TOURS – VOTED BEST RAINFOREST TOUR IN PORT DOUGLAS

On Friday the 21st October  2011, we were honoured to win the prestigious Port Douglas Magazine Tourism Awards for the Best Rainforest Tour. This is our second consecutive win and we are once again very proud to be recognised as the number one rainforest tour company by the people that count – our guests. The

Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas, Daintree Rainforest and everything in between

The Great Barrier Reef township of Port Douglas is alive with festivals and activities to keep most restless traveller entertained. Although Port Douglas is famously known for its laid back lifestyle, many locals are every bit inspired  by sports, fun in the sun and a lot of play in between. We’ve put together a segment

Daintree Rainforest Day Tour – Guest Reviews

Looking to visit the beutiful Daintree Rainforest for a day tour and looking to book today?  Read what some of our happy tourists have said after spending the day with Tony`s Tropical Tours in this stunning area of Tropical Queensland. Guest Feedback after a visit to the Daintree “We spent a month in Australia visiting places like

Daintree Rainforest – The Hercules Moth

With the weather warming up in the Tropics, The Hercules Moth has been recently sighted in the Daintree Rainforest, more so around the Cape Tribulation. The Hercules Moth is among some of the most impressive moths in the Daintree Rainforest. It is the largest species of moth in Australia and one of the largest in

Great Barrier Reef and The Daintree Rainforest Tours

Many visitors select Port Douglas as their number one holiday destination for a number of reasons. Our warm tropical weather, the laid back character of the town, great restaurants and uncrowded beach makes this North Queensland town a very special destination. Other reasons why Port Douglas is chosen above other holiday destinations is: 1. The Great

Cape Tribulation Day Tours via Bloomfield Falls

“I would just like to thank you for a wonderful day out to Bloomfield Falls and Cape Tribulation on 27 November.  In particular, our guide, David R was fantastic – a wealth of knowledge of the world of the rainforest and good fun too!  He is definately an asset to your company and made our

Daintree Rainforest Tour via Mossman Gorge

“We absolutely loved the Daintree Rainforest tour.  The guide was excellent and the scenery was amazing.  We would highly recommend this tour – I can’t imagine a better way to truly experience the Daintree.  Thank you so much for a wonderful experience! Kevin K. Braun Southlake, TX USA” This Daintree Rainforest Tour has two departure

One of my Favourite Days in Australia

Randall was great the minute he picked us up in his Land Rover til when he dropped us off. He is so knowledgeable about the history and wildlife in the Daintree area. We loved seeing the wildlife he noticed in the forest. We saw cassowaries, a lace monitor, a small kangaroo, spiders camouflaged in the