Spend the day visiting the oldest living rainforest in the world!
- Check out the highlights of the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation
- Meet with locals, swim in the gorge, check out the local wildlife, walk among the rainforest and more!
- Participate in a traditional 'welcome to country' and smoking ceremony
1 Day Active Tropics Cape Tribulation will show you all of the highlights that the Daintree and Cape Tribulation have to offer! This one day tour will take you to all the best parts of the area, even giving you the chance to meet with one of the Traditional Indigenous Owners of Mossman Gorge and learn about their interpretation of the rainforest and take part in a welcoming ceremony. This is a unique day tour for those who want to explore and learn more about this beautiful part of Australia.
- Participate in a traditional 'welcome to country' and smoking ceremony
- Swim in the Mossman Gorge
- Join a Wildlife River Cruise where you can spot wildlife!
- Guided walk at the Marrdja boardwalk
- Have lunch in the heart of Cape Tribulation and enjoy a walk on the beach
- Photo opportunity at Alexandra Range Lookout
- Try the locally grown organic black tea
Enjoy a scenic drive along the picturesque coastline, taking in the views as you go! This famous drive winds through the rainforest and hugs the coastline, giving you views of the ocean and forest as you go.
Our first stop is at Mossman Gorge, also known as Wurrumbu, where you will be met by the traditional owners of the land you about to explore. Here you will participate in a traditional welcome to country and smoking ceremony with a kuku yalanji tribal member. Afterwards, you will stop for a quick breakfast (at own cost) before heading to Mossman Gorge for a refreshing swim! The cascading water and majestic pools make Mossman Gorge an iconic place to visit and a great place for relaxing and taking memorable photos.
After you enjoy a morning swim, you will head North on the other side of the river where the road narrows as we pass through some of the world's oldest living rainforest. Our highly trained guides will give expert rainforest interpretation during a 45 minute guided walk at the Marrdja boardwalk. Be amazed at the huge diversity you will encounter, everything from low lying ferns and shrubs, to the massive rainforest canopy and even mangrove ecosystems all in one short easy walk. On our return trip, we have an (optional stop - time permitting) at the Floravilla biodynamic Ice Cream Company featuring a minimum of 26 exotic fruits and traditional flavours.
Alexandra Range Lookout
Stop at this beautiful lookout point for views of the reef and rainforest! This is a great spot to grab some iconic photos and selfies before heading out to your next stop.
Wildlife River Cruise
Board the Wildlife River Cruise where you will get to see some of Australia’s most dangerous wildlife up close - the infamous saltwater crocodile! Cruise through their domain and learn more about the fragile ecosystem of the Daintree River.
Your action-packed day is full of beautiful sites, stunning lookout points and plenty of fun!
Departs: Approx 7:25am from Cairns, 8.55am from Port Douglas (includes pick-up from accommodation)
Return: Approx 5:30pm to Port Douglas and 7:30pm to Cairns
What To Bring
- Change of clothes
- Cash (no cards available on the trip)
- Comfy footwear (Thongs are accebtable)
- Something warm for the bus ride
- Small day bag (Large bags cannot be taken on the bus)
- Indigenous welcome to country and smoke ceremony
- Free time at Mossman Gorge
- Wildlife cruise
- Lunch at Cape Trib Beach House
- Free time at Cape Tribulation Beach
- Guided rainforest walk
- Optional icecream stop (At own cost)
- Alexandria Lookout
- Daintree river ferry crossing
- Port Douglas
- If pick up is in Port Douglas, then drop off is in Port Douglas. If pick up is in Cairns, then drop off will be in Cairns. No luggage can be taken on the day tour, except a day bag.
Terms and Conditions
All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD purchases.
Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:
Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value.
E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.
You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.
All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. Cancellations made 60-30 days prior to travel date forfeit 50% of the RRP. No shows or client cancellations made within 30 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price.
Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers' discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee.
It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.
The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.
All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.
In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Sailing Whitsundays/Mr Travel retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.
All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Cairns Tours/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.
Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.
You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.
All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators.
Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.
Cairns Tours/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.
Please note it is the responsibility of ALL passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and at check-in before departing of ANY medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.
Thank you for booking with Mr Travel/Cairns Tours. If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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