To ensure that you are satisfied with this tour and that it meets your requirements, we stress this is not a luxury tour, It can be quite adventurous at certain times of the year. Adventure is translated in many different ways, so if uncertain, please email us ask us of any concerns prior to booking.
Some people say that it’s not the destination that’s most important but the journey itself, we believe it’s both
Frequently asked questions about this tour:
Do your tours depart daily?
We do not operate Christmas or New Years Day.
Will we be picked up from our accommodation or do we meet up with you somewhere?
Pickups and drop offs are complimentary from all Port Douglas accommodation /resorts /private accommodation. Pickup times will depend on the tour booked and where you will be staying.
Once a booking is confirmed a pickup time will be advised.
For guests travelling from Cairns/ Palm Cove/ Trinity Beach or any other Cairns Northern Beaches, Turtle Cove and Thala Beach Nature Reserve, you will require to make your own way to Port Douglas to join the tour. We will advise of the most suitable pickup point in Port Douglas when the booking is confirmed. Please note: If you are not staying in Port Douglas, it is a requirements that we have on file a contactable land line/cell/mobile phone number.
What if I have not booked a hotel as yet?
Once you have made your final arrangements, you can contact us directly with your accommodation details.
What is the return time of your tours?
The TOUR’B’ Bloomfield Falls – Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest tour has a departure time of 7.15am and a return time of between 6.30 and 7.00pm.
The return time is only approximate as much depends on seasonal traffic, ferry queues, creek and river crossings, the state of The Bloomfield Track on the day and other unexpected delays.
We DO NOT recommend anyone take a Daintree Rainforest tour on the last day of their visit, as any holdups on the return journey could have you miss your transfer to the airport or flight. It takes one hour to drive to the airport from Port Douglas, if travelling by coach it will take longer. You also need to consider your flight check in time and any delays on the road getting to the airport.
Can I travel as a solo guest?
Yes, we have a large volume of solo guests travelling throughout the year. We do though require at least two adult guests before we can run a tour, so at times, we may need to place you on a waitlist basis until we receive another booking before we can confirm the departure. This can happen overnight however if you are well organised and booking months in advance it may take a while before we can confirm your tour.
How much walking is involved?
The TOUR’B’ Bloomfield Falls Daintree Rainforest Cape Tribulation tour, offers one walk only in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest at Noah Valley private world heritage listed property.
This tour also includes a very short walk from the car park at Bloomfield to view the Bloomfield Falls. This walk is over some large rocks with very uneven rough ground and not recommended to anyone who cannot walk unassisted. Please consider this before booking this tour.
Will there be toilet stops along the way?
There is approximately two and a half hours of off road driving with no toilets along the way.
Can I book the front seat?
No. In fairness to all our guests, we rotate each seating at each stop. Everyone likes a turn in the front and we do at times have guests who have difficult in hearing. Should you suffer from motion sickness, then perhaps consider taking motion sickness tablets prior to the tour. If you still prefer the front seat then the private charter option would be best for you.
What should we bring on the day?
For your comfort light coloured clothing is always recommended. Try and disregard dark colours such as black, brown and dark blue as some insects such as mosquitoes and March flies are attracted to them. Shorts and T/Shirt or light cotton shirt works best. If travelling during the months on June, July and August, perhaps a light sweater is advisable as it can get a little cool on the Daintree River Cruise, especially in the early hours of the day. Runners or flat sandals are fine, thongs/flip flops are not advisable as you will be walking on a dry river bed and over small uneven surfaces as well as rocks of all sizes.
What should I not bring with me on tour?
Do not bring a large amount of cash. We do not recommend that you wear excess jewellery and try and keep your valuable engagement ring in the safe back at the resort. Do not wear it swimming. We also recommend that you do not wear your wedding ring whilst swimming.The cold temperature of the water in the stream will cause your finger size to shrink temporarily, aided by the movement of your hands as you swim, it can make it easy for the ring to slip off your finger without you being aware of it.
Do we need to bring wet weather gear
Ponchos and umbrellas are supplied for each guest on board.
What else is supplied?
All else as per our tour inclusions (link to tour) is covered, as well as insect repellent, binoculars.
You will not require to pay for anything else as all national park fees, entry fees, ferry costs, private property fees, lunch, morning tea and Daintree River cruise is covered in costs.
You do need some extra cash for the ice cream at The Daintree Ice Cream Co.
Do I need to advise you ahead of any dietary restrictions?
YES, we are travelling to the rainforest to have lunch in a very private secluded and remote world heritage listed private property, where the caterers will meet us on site to cook a super barbeque in the rainforest. It is too late to advise on arrival that you have allergies or are vegan/ vegetarian. Lunch consists of steak, fish, sausage, 3 different salads, Aussie damper followed by a tropical fruit platter. Please ensure you advise us on booking of any dietary requirements and /or if you prefer fish only or steak only so that we can advise our caterers accordingly.
Does it rain often in the rainforest and what happens if it rains?
The Daintree Rainforest is located in the Wet Tropics area of North Queensland. This is the oldest continuously living rainforest in the world and it needs the rain to survive. Our tours run, rain or shine. A poncho and umbrella is provided for each guest. Morning tea and lunch is enjoyed undercover. Should we strike adverse weather and with consideration to your safety the itinerary or type of vehicle used may change although this is a rare occurrence.
Do I need to re confirm the tour?
Only for the TOUR’B’ as it is weather dependant. As this is an off road tour travelling to remote areas, there are times that the creeks and rivers will rise very quickly overnight and at times we will need to cancel even on the morning of the tour.
Guests staying outside of the Port Douglas area, who have not advised a contact cell phone number also need to re confirm any tour at least 24 hours prior to departure as any adverse weather conditions may stop us from travelling.
What if I want to change days?
Dates can be changed only if we receive 24 hours notice/ 48 hours notice for charters and only if we have availability on your next preferred date. If you are trying to plan your trip according to weather and wind conditions, these weather sites may be of assistance.
For more “frequently asked questions” and comparisons between TOUR’B ‘and TOUR’A’ -please refer to our FAQ page