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Active Tropics | 1 Day Cape Tribulation Tour

FROM: $209
4.9 (31 Reviews)

Departure Times

Departs: 7:30am - Daily
Returns: 7:00pm - Daily

Please note this tour is currently operating on an alternate itinerary. Please enquire for further information. 

Pricing Options

$209 AUD / Person - Adult (12+) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)
$189 AUD / Person - Child (2 - 11 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)
RRP $199 $184 AUD / Person - Family (2A + 2C) ($736 Total) (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)
$163 AUD / Person - Child (2 - 11 years) - Budget No River Cruise (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)
$183 AUD / Person - Adult (12+) - Budget No River Cruise (Between: 01 Apr 2024 and 31 Mar 2025)
RRP $173 $163 AUD / Person - Family (2A + 2C) - Budget No River Cruise ($652 Total) (Between: 01 Jan 1970 and 31 Mar 2025)

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

Package and save with Waterfall Wanderers & Cape Tribulation 2 Day Adventure!

Sample Itinerary

Scenic Drive
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.

Mossman Gorge
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. 

Marrdja Boardwalk
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/ Returns

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

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What To Bring

  • Small day bag (Large bags cannot be taken on the bus)
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Comfy footwear (Thongs are acceptable) 
  • Warm pullover for the air conditioned bus ride
  • Cash (no cards available on the trip)

What's Included

  • 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 r...

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What To Bring

  • Small day bag (Large bags cannot be taken on the bus)
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Water bottle
  • Comfy footwear (Thongs are acceptable) 
  • Warm pullover for the air conditioned bus ride
  • Cash (no cards available on the trip)

What's Included

  • 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 ice cream stop (at own cost)
  • Alexandria Lookout
  • Daintree river ferry crossing
  • Port Douglas

What's Extra

  •  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.

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Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

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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 highly 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. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


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All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. Client cancellations made within 72 hours of departure forfeit 50% of the total ticket price. No shows or client cancellations made within 48 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price.

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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. 

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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.

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Overall Rating

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 31 reviews

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Reviews by our Cairns Tours customers

Peter Hancock, 02 Sep 23
Had a fantastic day, our hosts Damien and Bruce were fantastic. Would recommend to anyone.
Louisa Hall, 19 Aug 23
We have had four weeks in Australia and this has been our absolute highlight! We had four opportunities to dive, the equipment was all great quality, the crew were incredible, food was delicious, cabins were comfy and we also got amazing weather. I highly recommend this trip.
Louisa Hall, 19 Aug 23
We had a great day in this tour, got to see loads of interesting things and our guide (Roger) was super friendly and informative!
Dominic Briggs , 08 May 23
Great day trip. Our guide was lovely and had a great wealth of knowledge. Our highlight was the boat cruise and seeing the crocs in the wild!
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