Our guides are only too happy to share their passion for this Rainforest
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 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.
What is the return time of your tours?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
Umbrellas are supplied for each guest on board.
What else is supplied?
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.
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. 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.
Will the rain spoil my day?
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.
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’A’ and TOUR’B’-Please refer to the FAQ Page