Day trip

Cape Tribulation, Daintree and Mossman Gorge Day Tour

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Activity provider: Down Under Tours

Cape Tribulation, Daintree and Mossman Gorge Day Tour

Activity provider: Down Under Tours

From US$ 168.76 per person

Visit the World Heritage Rainforest on this Advanced Eco Tour to Cape Tribulation, The Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge. Wildlife spotting on a Daintree River Cruise. Morning and afternoon tea and lunch are included.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese
Pickup included
Meet in the Hotel Lobby 10 minutes prior to departure. Pickup available from selected hotels in Cairns, Palm Cove, and Port Douglas. Contact the operator after booking to confirm pickup location and time.


  • Admire iconic destinations like Cape Tribulation Beach, Alexandra Range Lookout and Mossman Gorge
  • Tracerse the miraculous Mossman Gorge
  • Relish a delicious BBQ lunch in a private rainforest setting
  • Listen to informative commentary provided along the way
Full description

The itinerary for this tour is as follows:

6:45 AM: 

Hotel pickups commence from Cairns.

7:30 AM: 

Pickups commence from the Cairns Beaches.

8:10 AM: 

Pickups commence from Port Douglas.

9:20 AM: 

Mossman Gorge Centre. Visit the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre and board your shuttle for the transfer into Mossman Gorge.

Your driver/guide will take you for a guided walk sharing their knowledge of this enchanting rainforest environment. Learn about the fascinating secrets of one of the world’s oldest rainforests. Return to the Centre for morning tea.

11:15 AM: 

Daintree River Cruise. Reach an understanding of this wildlife environment for one hour. See bird habitats, tree snakes, unique plants and of course the saltwater crocodile.

12:45 PM: 

Tropical Lunch. With special access at a private rainforest property, enjoy a short walk along a delightful rainforest creek before a delicious tropical lunch. Enjoy a choice of quality steak, fish, or vegetarian meal with fresh salads and fruit platter, followed by coffee or Daintree Tea.

2:00 PM: 

Cape Tribulation. Walk on this world-renowned rainforest beach and admire the coastline and fringing coral reef from the Kulki Lookout.

3:15 PM: 

Daintree Ice Cream Company. Included is an afternoon refreshment at the Daintree Ice Cream Company. Enjoy a delicious tropical fruit ice cream made from fruit grown on their own organic orchard.

4:00 PM: 

Alexandra Lookout. After winding through the rainforest of the Alexandra Range, enjoy this spectacular lookout over the Daintree River estuary, Snapper Island, and beyond to the Coral Sea.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Cairns, Palm Cove, and Port Douglas
  • Guide
  • Daintree river cruise
  • Lunch
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • National Park fees
  • Attraction entry costs
  • Exotic fruit ice cream
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 4 years
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • A medium level of mobility is required to join this tour. The coach used has several steps on entry and passengers will board and disembark the vehicle several times throughout the day. The guided walks at Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation Beach are both considered easy grade and under 1 km return in distance
    • Not recommended for children under 4 years due to length of the day
    • Hotel pickups commence prior to the tour time indicated. Your pickup time will be confirmed by the local partner based on your hotel location
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 87 reviews

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    Couldn’t see Mossman gorge due to close down the area that day for swimmers gone missing. We were looking forward to see that. Other than that the tour was really good. The guide was wonderful, had good knowledge about the Daintree rainforest. The restaurant we had lunch was in in the middle of the rainforest and on the river. It was beautiful to experience enjoying lunch in this beautiful nature. Food was delicious. I would definitely recommend to experience this tour with them.

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    January 9, 2023

    Our guide Daniel was really super prepared and engaging, he has been doing this job for 20 years but continues to have the same passion. The journey from Cairns is quite long but it allows you to see one of the wonders of this area in all its grandeur, the rainforest. We were unfortunate not to see any crocodiles on the Daintree River crossing. We expected to see a few more animals but unfortunately nothing apart from a few birds. Great lunch and super ice cream!

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    January 7, 2023

    Our guide was super knowledgable and fun, made the trip very interesting. Would recommend to spend more time at the forest, which is the main attraction, and less time at the two lookouts (especially the Alexandra one could be even skipped). It is a pity you walk only around 4-500 meters in the forest. Also, we did not even get off of the bus for the ice cream, nor we got to chose the tastes. Since there was no time it was brought to us on the bus and we had to eat it while driving. Have to say we did an extra stop to quickly visit a beach, nice gesture but did not really get the meaning as the beach was quite normal. Anyway super fun activity and super recommended

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    January 3, 2023

    Product ID: 67567