Day trip

Cairns: Daintree and Mossman Gorge Tour with Cruise Option

Activity provider: Cairns Adventure Group

Cairns: Daintree and Mossman Gorge Tour with Cruise Option

Activity provider: Cairns Adventure Group
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From US$ 117.61 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.

About this activity

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English
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

Experience

Itinerary
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 (ferry ride)

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 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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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 785 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Amazing tour. Tom was our guide for the day - very knowledgeable of the area. He was very happy to share his knowledge of the area and showed us everything in the area even down to the small little peppermint stick insect. He was very respectful to all on the tour. Great Ambassador of Cairns. Tour was well paced and never felt rushed - it was more important to him to show us everything in the area. We had the Falafel for lunch and it was excellent. Came home with a new admiration of the area and appreciation of preserving nature.

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January 12, 2023

We had a ripper day, Damien our tour guide was very knowledgeable and has a great love of both the local animals and indigenous people. We loved all of our stops along the way especially the Daintree icecream as our last stop. Damien also made everyone very relaxed and did not hesitate to answer any questions. The only downside to the day was Damien is a Adelaide Crows supporter

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January 5, 2023

It was a very enjoyable experience. The tour guide (Chris?) was fantastic. He was very informative, cooperative, funny and had a very pleasant personality. We did end up seeing a little crocodile (the big ones were all hiding because of weather). I fully recommend this tour to all of my friends.

January 3, 2023

Product ID: 159008