Cairns: Daintree & Cape Tribulation Guided 4WD Tour

Activity provider: Billy Tea Safaris

Cairns: Daintree & Cape Tribulation Guided 4WD Tour

Activity provider: Billy Tea Safaris
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From US$ 146.34 per person

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Take a tour of Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation by 4WD with a knowledgeable guide. Spot wildlife in their natural habitat, enjoy beautiful views and learn about the area's flora and fauna.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
From all main accommodations in Cairns, Northern Beaches, and Port Douglas.


  • Enjoy spectacular views on the scenic drive to the Daintree Rainforest
  • Spot crocodiles and other wild animals on the Daintree River cruise
  • Visit the famous Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Benefit from a small group tour (maximum 16 guests) with a knowledgeable and experienced guide
  • Travel the Bloomfield Track to Emmagen Creek for a refreshing swim in the rainforest
Full description

Explore Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Ride a 4WD vehicle as you spot wildlife, catch incredible views, and try regional food along the way.

After being picked up in a 4WD, make your way north along the Captain Cook Highway. Stop first at the Daintree Cruise Centre for a quick tea, coffee, and biscuits before setting out to explore the Daintree River on a 1-hour guided cruise.

During your cruise, you may spot estuarine crocodiles, from youngsters to massive 4-meter adults. Learn about the birds and wildlife that make this area their home.

Then, make your way to the Alexandra Range Lookout, located in the heart of the rainforest, to enjoy spectacular views of the rainforest, the ocean, its surrounding reefs, and the majestic Daintree River.

At the Jindalba boardwalk, you'll go on an informative 45-minute guided tour to experience the Park's beauty up close. See ancient 900-year-old palms, and keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Boyd’s Forest Dragon.

After exploring all morning, you'll be ready for lunch. Enjoy lunch with your fellow travelers. Your journey continues, heading further north along the Bloomfield Track to Emmagen Creek. Enjoy ample time for a refreshing swim in this amazing freshwater swimming spot.

Head to Cape Tribulation beach itself for a leisurely stroll along the beach to admire the views. Those feeling a little more energetic can take the short botanical boardwalk to the Cape Tribulation beach lookout.

After Cape Tribulation beach, if there's time, stop at Daintree’s hidden secret, the Daintree ice creamery. Your taste buds will be tantalized with exotic tropical fruit homemade ice cream.

As the day comes to an end after taking the ferry back across, head back toward Port Douglas and Cairns, where you'll be dropped off at your accommodation.

  • Return transfers from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas
  • Environmentalist driver/guide
  • Tea, coffee, and biscuits
  • 1-hour Daintree River Cruise spotting crocodiles and wildlife
  • Alexandra Range Lookout stop
  • Guided boardwalk tour through the Daintree Rainforest with your guide
  • Lunch
  • 4WD Bloomfield Track
  • Freshwater Swim at Emmagen Creek
  • Cape Tribulation Beach Lookout and Beach Stroll
  • Cable ferry crossing
  • National Park fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Ice cream
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, the following are temporarily unavailable: wallabies visit, tropical fruit tasting, billy tea and damper. The price has been changed to reflect these changes.
  • The pickup time on your confirmation email is approximate. Please contact the local partner's reservations team at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm your exact pickup time for your accommodation location.
  • While the tour itself is 8 hours long, the overall duration may be of up to 12 hours, depending on your pickup area
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 280 reviews

Review summary

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Excellent tour. The guide, Gain, was knowledgeable an happy to help in any situation. The truck was very comfortable. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone visiting the Cairns area. May be some difficulties if you have mobility issues, though Gavin was patient and helpful with the one lady on my trup

March 26, 2023

Tony was a great tour guide, he was so knowledgeable and made sure the day went smoothly. The only disappointment was because we had so many hotel pickups we started the day more than half an hour late which resulted in us not being able to see cape tribulation. I wish the company would have had a second van so we could have seen everything. The 4WD let us access the most beautiful freshwater creek to swim in. We were also very lucky and saw a Cassowary with babies and a crocodile in the river cruise.

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March 26, 2023

We had a great experience on the Daintree and Cape Tribulation 4WD Tour. Our driver/guide Daniel was excellent. Full of information on all aspects of the and kept us all on time. The walk through the rainforest was excellent, Daniel has so much knowledge about plants etc. Lunch was good at The Beach House and we had such great tasting icecream at the Fruit Farm. Craig our cruise driver/guide was not only knowledgeable and informative but very funny. This tour can definitely be taken in either the wet or dry season.

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March 26, 2023

Product ID: 11036