Day trip

Cairns: Daintree and Mossman Gorge Tour with Cruise Option

Activity provider: Cairns Adventure Group
Day trip

Cairns: Daintree and Mossman Gorge Tour with Cruise Option

Activity provider: Cairns Adventure Group
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From US$ 112.39 per person

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Discover the only place on earth with 2 natural World Heritage listed sites side by side. Explore the Daintree River and Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, all in one adventure-filled day.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please wait in the main lobby of the hotel 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. Approximate pickup times: South Cairns 7:10 AM, Cairns City 7:20 AM-7:50 AM, Trinity Beach 8:05 AM, Palm Cove 8:15 AM, Port Douglas 8:50 AM-09:20 AM


11 hours
  • Mossman Gorge (walk, swimming)

  • Daintree River (boat cruise)

  • Cape Tribulation

  • Lunch

  • Marrdja Boardwalk (guided tour)

  • Mount Alexandra Lookout, Daintree National Park (photo stop, view)

  • Daintree River (boat cruise, wildlife viewing)

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • Visit Mossman Gorge, the Daintree River, Rainforest Boardwalk and Cape Tribulation
  • Experience a wildlife river cruise, learn about the fragile ecosystem and try to spot crocodiles
  • Discover the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive and enjoy panoramic views over the sparkling Coral Sea
  • Participate in a Smoke Ceremony with the Kuku Yalanji people, the Aboriginal owners of the land
  • Listen to highly trained guides who give an expert rain forest interpretation
Full description
Embark on a day trip where the rainforest meets the reef. See natural sights including the Great Barrier Reef, experience a wildlife cruise, and participate in a smoke ceremony as you go. Start your adventure with a scenic coastal drive from Cairns to Port Douglas, the far north’s very own great ocean road with panoramic views of the sparkling Coral Sea. The first stop is Mossman Gorge, which is in the southern sector of the world-famous Daintree National Park. The gorge has been carved out by the cold mountain waters of the Mossman River, which winds through large granite boulders, bordered by lush green rainforest. It’s a magical place and you’ll be welcomed by the traditional owners, the Kuku Yalanji people, who will also cleanse you of evil spirits during a smoke ceremony. Also, enjoy a refreshing swim in the cascading waters. After crossing the mighty Daintree River and a lunch break, it’s time to explore the ancient rainforest environment on an interesting guided tour of the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk. Highly trained guides will give expert rainforest interpretation, which will inform and impress. Be amazed at the huge diversity you will encounter, you will discover everything from low-lying ferns and shrubs, to the massive rainforest canopy and even mangrove ecosystems - all in one short easy walk. You can choose to taste locally made ice cream, at your own cost, and prepare for a photo opportunity at the Alexandra Range Lookout, which provides sweeping views over the Daintree River, its rainforest delta, and out to the Coral Sea. In the afternoon, experience a wildlife cruise on the river (if option selected). During the cruise, you may see a crocodile, while learning about the fragile ecosystem of this impressive serpent-like river system. On the return journey to Cairns, drive through Port Douglas, a picturesque beachside village with a laid-back vibe and loads of bars and cafes.
  • Transfers to and from your Cairns or Port Douglas accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Wildlife cruise (if option selected)
  • All national park fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Snacks and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Guests should pack a small day bag with a swimming costume, towel, camera, walking shoes, insect repellent, sunscreen, and money for drinks and snacks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 815 reviews

Review summary

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This was an incredible experience! My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend for anyone. First off, our tour guide, Stu, was a character. He was full of energy and his passion for wildlife was obvious. His spirit greatly enhanced our excursion. He made sure to keep our tour on time so we did not miss out on anything. He kept things moving. I was impressed with how quickly he picked us up to get us on our way. During lunch, he personally brought out our meals and made sure their was ample space in the restaurant for us to sit. He assigned seating efficiently on the bus to allow couples and families to sit together. His knowledge and stories were astounding! The wildlife we saw was worthy of any bucket list! My wife and I could not have been happier! Although there was a lot of rain at different times, the trip was still great fun. Expect to get wet as you are in a rainforest! This was a fabulous, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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March 27, 2023

Tom was a great tour guide!! He definitely made the tour much better, it was a nice tour but for the price I expected a little bit more.. it was a lot of driving (understandable) but the places we saw didn’t really blow my mind. Sadly because of the weather we couldn’t go more north with the ferry and went to a beach and look out in Port Douglas instead which was not that special (also because of bad weather) Lunch was ok but expected a little more + I still had to pay for my own drink with my meal. (So not included in lunch) Tom is a great tour guide and I saw that he really tried his best to make it a great day. He was very funny and good speaker. :)

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March 27, 2023

This was a great experience. It was a long day but very worth it. Jordan did a great job giving the tour. He was very knowledgeable about local history, animals and the rain forest. If you only have a few days up in Cairns and want to make the most of a trip I highly recommend booking this one

March 27, 2023

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