CAPE TRIBULATION via MOSSMAN GORGE
Advanced eco-accredited small group tours. Private Charters available for smaller and larger groups.
This full day tour has been specifically designed for nature lovers to showcase the very BEST of the Daintree Rainforest with minimal time in the vehicle.
TOUR DEPARTS PORT DOUGLAS AT 7.20 AM OR 8.20 AM
Bring your holiday back to nature and enjoy an exclusive Daintree Rainforest wilderness experience within a small group guided tour.
Enjoy, be inspired, be amazed, get involved and have fun while unlocking some of the treasures hidden in this ancient rainforest by visiting the highlights as well as exclusive and private rainforest locations.
Our first stop at the renowned Mossman Gorge, and an introduction to this unique world heritage area awaits you with a guided walk and photo opportunity, then onto the Daintree River to join a river cruise, home to a diverse ecosystem and the elusive “Estuarine” crocodile. Observe stunning native and migratory bird life, butterflies and breathtaking scenery.
Crossing the Daintree River we journey to Alexandra Lookout to enjoy sweeping views extending from the Daintree River Estuary to the Coral Sea, then to morning tea under the canopy of this prehistoric rainforest and follow onto Cape Tribulation, with a stop at Kulki Lookout for unsurpassed views of the rainforest and beach, being the only place in the world where two world heritage listed areas meet.
Our next stop is at Noah Valley, a World Heritage Listed private property which supports some of the most spectacular, pristine rainforest found anywhere in the world.
Take a stroll along “The Gateway To Paradise” and view one of the most primitive flowering plants still existing, and enjoy a refreshing swim in the crystal clear rainforest stream, while our barbeque lunch is prepared in our unique setting, a private retreat surrounded by rainforest.
We then make our way for an interpretive guided rainforest walk in the heart of the Daintree rainforest. Noah Valley is acknowledged as a ‘refugium’ where plant species have survived undisturbed for millions of years with numerous species not known to exist anywhere else.
Discover how all living parts of the Daintree Rainforest depend on each other for survival among other interesting facts.
We follow on to the Daintree Ice Cream Company for a last refreshing stop, before making our journey home.
$205 per Adult
$175 per Child 8 to 13*
*This tour is not suitable to children under 8 years of age, unless on a Private Charter.
We accept Visa & Mastercard at time of booking.
No fees apply when using a credit card and we do not charge a booking fee. This is a saving of up to AUS $11.50 per person.
PRIVATE CHARTER COSTS
Small and large group charters prices are available on request.
Small Group Eco Certified Tours
May not be suited to persons with limited mobility.
If unsure, please check prior to booking.
Our guides are only too happy to share their passion for this Rainforest
Frequently Asked Questions about this Tour
We do not operate Christmas or New Years Day.
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 and Turtle Cove 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
For Thala Beach Nature Reserve guests, we provide a complimentary pickup and drop off only for the TOUR’A’ Daintree Rainforest Cape Tribulation via Mossman Gorge tour.
These are only approximate times of return.
The TOUR’A’ Daintree Rainforest Cape Tribulation via Mossman Gorge tour offers two departure times.
The 7.20am departure from Port Douglas returns at approximately 4.15pm.
The 8.20am departure from Port Douglas returns at approximately 5.15pm
Both departure times offer the same itinerary. 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.
Once you have made your final arrangements, you can contact us directly with your accommodation details.
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.
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.
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 although acceptable are not advisable as you can slip in the rainforest when walking on wet surfaces or leaves.
One of our interpretive Daintree Rainforest walks is at Noah Valley – a world heritage listed private property and is on natural terrain, very private, totally unspoilt virgin rainforest. It is not a boardwalk and although the path is cleared of debris, you will be walking on some small rocks and over small tree roots. After the rain there may be leaves on the ground which can be slippery so if you are wearing thongs/ flip flops always take a little extra care.
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.
Umbrellas are supplied for each guest on board.
All else as per our tour inclusions , 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.
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.
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. An 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.
NO as the name says it is a RAINforest and that’s what makes this such a special and lush place to visit and what better way to experience it, smell it and admire it, than in the rain. The rain rejuvenates and revitalises the Rainforest and brings new life in the shape of many colourful fungi sprouting everywhere. The sound of rain during a downpour in the Daintree Rainforest is incredible. Observing steam rise from the Daintree Rainforest floor and hot road surface while the sun is shining through is also a pretty amazing site and makes for a wonderful photo opportunity. The rain does not last all day and is usually intermitted by bursts of sunshine. Try and remember that it is a RAINforest and it won’t survive without rain. We have been conducting these tours for many years and we want to ensure that you enjoy your day in all weather and make the most of your Daintree Rainforest experience.
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.