Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation Day Tour from Cairns

4.2 (228)
Syndicate, AU
4.2 (228)
Syndicate, AU
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Experience the natural wonders of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation on this captivating tour from Cairns. Journey through the ancient rainforest in a luxury purpose-built vehicle, immersing yourself in its beauty and history. Explore Mossman Gorge with a guided rainforest walk, cruise along the Daintree River, and indulge in a delicious tropical lunch amidst the lush surroundings. Feel the soft sand beneath your feet as you stroll along famous Cape Tribulation Beach, and treat yourself to a refreshing fruit ice cream at the Daintree Ice Cream Company. With a professional driver guide providing live commentary, comfortable transportation, and all the necessary inclusions, this tour ensures a seamless and unforgettable adventure. Book now and embark on a journey that will leave you in awe of nature's wonders.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 12 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • & Audio GuidedGuided Experience
  • Travel in comfort in a custom-built vehicle
  • Walk on Cape Tribulation beach
  • Tropical lunch in a rainforest setting
  • Driver guided walk in Mossman Gorge
  • Alexandra Lookout
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • 1 hr Daintree River Cruise
  • Professional driver guide providing live commentary onboard
  • Exotic fruit ice cream at The Daintree Ice Cream Company
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Daintree Rainforest and experience the natural wonders of Cape Tribulation on the Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour from Cairns. This full-day tour takes you on a journey through some of the oldest rainforests in the world, offering a unique opportunity to explore this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site.

What to expect?

Get ready for a day filled with adventure and discovery. Begin with a guided rainforest walk through Mossman Gorge, where you'll uncover the secrets of the ancient rainforest, home to the indigenous Kuku Yalanji people. Then, embark on a cruise along the Daintree River, keeping an eye out for the elusive Saltwater Crocodile and other Australian wildlife. Delight your taste buds with a delicious tropical lunch set amidst the lush rainforest. Stroll along the famous Cape Tribulation Beach, where the rainforest meets the reef, and feel the magic of this enchanting place. Capture breathtaking views as you gaze across the rainforest canopy and out to where the Daintree River merges with the Coral Sea. End the day with a refreshing stop at the Daintree Ice Cream Company, where you'll tantalize your taste buds with delectable fruit ice cream flavors made from organic ingredients grown on-site.

Who is this for?

This extraordinary tour is perfect for nature lovers, adventurers, and those seeking a deeper connection with the wonders of the natural world. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, this experience is designed to captivate and inspire anyone who appreciates the beauty of untouched landscapes. It welcomes individuals of all ages and fitness levels, ensuring an inclusive experience that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Why book this?

Embarking on the Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour is like stepping into a dream. Imagine being surrounded by the oldest rainforest on Earth, its lush greenery enveloping you in its serenity. The knowledgeable guides from Down Under Tours will share their wealth of local knowledge, enhancing your understanding of this magnificent ecosystem. From the awe-inspiring Mossman Gorge to the pristine Cape Tribulation Beach, you'll witness nature's most extraordinary creations. Indulge in a flavorful tropical lunch, feel the thrill of crossing paths with native wildlife, and savor the taste of homemade ice cream at the Daintree Ice Cream Company. This unforgettable journey will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Good to know

During this 720-minute tour, you'll experience the best of what the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation have to offer. The tour departs from Skyrail Terminal in Smithfield and returns to the same location at the end of the day. It includes a guided rainforest walk, a river cruise, a BBQ lunch in a private rainforest setting, a stroll along Cape Tribulation Beach, and a refreshing visit to the Daintree Ice Cream Company. The tour operates under the expertise of Down Under Tours, renowned for their outstanding service and extensive knowledge of the region. Be prepared for a day of breathtaking beauty, captivating wildlife, and unforgettable moments.


Customers who have experienced the Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour have been rapturous in their praise. They commend the expert guides who went above and beyond to provide an enriching journey through the rainforest. Travelers have especially enjoyed the guided walk at Mossman Gorge, appreciating the insights into the culture and history of the Kuku Yalanji people. The river cruise on the Daintree River has been a highlight, with sightings of crocodiles and other wildlife leaving guests in awe. The lunch in the private rainforest setting received rave reviews for its delectable flavors and idyllic atmosphere. Visitors have also relished the chance to relax and indulge their sweet tooth at the Daintree Ice Cream Company. The tour's overall excellence and attention to detail have left guests with treasured memories of this extraordinary adventure.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Mossman Gorge

Explore the ancient rainforest of Mossman Gorge - home of the Kuku Yalanji people, and part of the Daintree Rainforest; the world's oldest surviving tropical rainforest. Your experienced driver guide will take you on a guided walk here.

Admission Included

Daintree River Cruise Centre

Enjoy a 1 hour cruise on the Daintree River- an intricate eco-system home to a range of Australian wildlife including the elusive Saltwater Crocodile.

Admission Included

Daintree National Park

A BBQ lunch is included in a private rainforest setting; this location is home to some of the world's most primitive plant species including the Idiospermum.

Admission Included

Cape Tribulation Beach

Walk on renowned Cape Tribulation beach, famous for being where the Rainforest meets the Reef. This place was named by Captain Cook on his voyage of discovery. Your driver guide will share their knowledge of this stunning location.

Mount Alexandra Lookout

Take in the amazing views across the Rainforest canopy and out to where the Daintree River meets the Coral Sea - the perfect photo opportunity!

Daintree Ice Cream Company

The tour includes an afternoon refreshment at the Daintree Ice Cream Company. A tasting cup with 4 local ice cream flavours, made from ingredients grown in their on-site organic fruit orchard.

Admission Included

Down Under Tours - Day Tours

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This tour is operated by Down Under Tours- the leading day tour operator in Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef Region. Our local guides have a vast knowledge and experience to share with our passengers on our day tours.



4.2 (228)


Our guide Scott was very knowledgeable and funny, Mossman Gorge is spectacular, the lunch at The Turps was lovely and the rainforest beautiful 😍 My friend from England loved the stories of Captsin Cook and the Endeavour.

Matthew H

The tour guide, Scott, was excellent and had a lot of interesting local knowledge and personal anecdotes to share. We enjoyed the opportunity to spend so much time in the beautiful Daintree rainforest. The catered morning tea, lunch, and dessert were also delicious.


Not a good experience. The bus ride was unpleasant as it was driven fast and we were all motion sick. in addition, experiences were skipped on the trip.


Did this trip through our tour company and was not disappointed- the drive from Cairns up to Mossman and Daintree is beautiful and our driver and guide was informative and entertaining on the way up. Scott is passionate about the area, the culture and future of the beautiful forest. The trip included a tea and scones stop, lunch, and then ice cream at Daintree - all had gluten free options- and sorbet was available for those who don’t do dairy. All together a fantastic trip to see the oldest living rainforest and feel and hear its magic


Our tour guide Daniel was amazing. He was so informative and knowledgeable. His commentary at each magnificent place we visited made the day.


The trip was well organized and the guide - Greg - very friendly and informative during the trip. One advise for future travels - check out in advance whether the roads are open to traffic. Because of previous damage as a result of a cyclone our trip was shortened. Nonetheless it was a wonderful trip into the rainforest and I can recommend it.


Highlights were the quick croc spotting boat, ice cream and nice meal provided. That's it. The entire day is essentially spent sat down on a bus. You get about 15/20 minutes in the actual rainforest and it's just an elevated footpath. Guide was friendly and funny. Wouldn't recommend it unless you've got a day you're desperate to kill. There are definitely other rainforest tours that actually involve spending time in the rainforest.


Excellent guide, Scott was very knowledgeable and amazing day up to Daintree forest. Thornton Beach totally unspoiled and had fantastic views.


My teenage son and I went on the Cape Tribulation tour on Tuesday 23 January 2024. It was fantastic! Our tour leader and guide, Scott, was friendly and knowledgeable. The tour was well organised, we visited Mossman Gorge, walked through the Daintree tropical rainforest, saw a crocodile on the Daintree river cruise, enjoyed delicious barramundi and locally made ice cream for lunch, enjoyed time at Thornton beach, and even stopped on the Captain Cook Hwy to see wild wallabies. Overall, a great tour - highly recommend! Thank you Scott and Down Under Tours :)

Andreas P

We went on a great tour to the daintree rainforrest, river and cape tripulation. We saw a cassowary, crocodiles and the wait-a-while-lead that our awesome guide Scott told us about. Scott was a blessing to have with us as he had many stories about the place, which gave us a deeper appreciation of the forrest roads when went on
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