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Daintree Tours, Cruises & Activities

There are so many unique and interesting things to see in this world heritage listed region, that to do it justice you should plan on staying for more than just one day. Choose from the suggested activities and tours below. During the peak season (June - September) it is strongly recommended that bookings be made the day before to ensure a place.

Rainforest Experiences

  • Rainforest Walks: Choose between guided and self-guided walks. If new to the rainforest it is advisable to do a guided walk first so that you can appreciate the unique features the rainforest has to offer. Cooper Creek Wilderness Offers half-day and night walks in the Daintree Rainforest at Cooper Creek. Masons Tours Offers half-day and night walks in the Daintree Rainforest at Cape Tribulation.
  • Guided Tours: There are many guided tours available from 2 hour guided walks to half and full day 4WD treks north along the Bloomfield track.
  • Daintree River Cruises: There is no better way to appreciate the magnificent scenery and wildlife of the Daintree River than by taking one of the many river cruises hosted by experienced local guides. The best time to view crocodiles is on the outgoing tide. Bookings are essential.
  • Daintree River Boat Hire: If fishing is your preferred pastime, hire a fully equipped boat and enjoy the river at your own pace.
  • Rainforest Discovery Centre: Learn more about the rainforest environment, its plants, birds and butterflies. See the upper levels of the rainforest canopy on the aerial walkways and canopy tower.
  • Jungle Surfing: Indulge your craving for adventure & glide through the rainforest canopy on a series of flying fox runs with experienced guides to explain what you see along the way.
  • Entomological Museum: View the most comprehensive collection of insects & butterflies from the Daintree region collected over 30 years.
  • Aboriginal Heritage: Once the home to the tribal rainforest people of the Kuku Yalanji, the Daintree are area still retains its cultural significance, added to which, the tribal community have now become involved in the management and tourism of the area. Experience the aboriginal perspective of the rainforest on a Dreamtime Walk in the Mossman Gorge.
  • Swimming Holes: If you prefer to swim in fresh water then experience the cool clear waters of the rainforest waterholes at Myall Creek (near Mason’s Shop), Cooper Creek and at Cape Tribulation (follow the signs from the shop).
  • Bird Watching: The Daintree abounds with an amazing variety of birdlife. See waterbirds by taking an early morning river cruise. Spot the forest dwellers in company with experienced local tour guides. Drive slowly on the roads and you may be lucky and spot the elusive Cassowary. Relax on the verandah of the Manor and the birds will show themselves.
  • Horse Riding: A novel way to explore the sights & sounds of the rainforest & beach. Tours are available from Cow Bay & Cape Tribulation

Self-Guided Walks

  • Dubiji Boardwalk: An easy 1.8 km interpretive boardwalk through the forest and mangroves, Dubuji is signposted on the main road at Cape Tribulation. 1 Hour Round Trip.
  • Mardja Botanical Walk: Located 10 minutes drive to the south of Cape Tribulation. A boardwalk and concrete pathway leads you through high value rainforest with interpretive signs to Oliver Creek, where you can sit and watch out for crocodiles. 30 Minutes.
  • Cape Tribulation Beach To Myall Beach: This walk runs between the Cape Trib beach carpark and Myall Beach & involves crossing a saddle of the Cape and a small creek (may be impassable at high tide). 45 Minutes.
  • Mt Sorrow Ridge Walk: For experienced walkers only but worth the effort for a spectacular view. Obtain directions from the National Park Office at Cape Tribulation. Make sure you tell your accommodation house where you are going. Plan to start early and carry water. Tourists have gone missing on this walk and never been found. 6 Hours Return.

Daintree Coast Ocean & Reef Experiences

  • Beaches: Do you yearn for stretches of deserted beach to explore and beachcomb? There are many to choose from all the way up the Daintree coast from Cape Kimberley to Cape Tribulation. As an added bonus, fringing reefs are exposed at low tide so you can explore the rock pools at Myall & Coconut beaches in the Cape Tribulation area.
  • Great Barrier Reef Diving & Fishing: Spend more time exploring the reef and less time getting there on Rumrunner a 40ft motor sailer catamaran - only one hour off shore and they cater for the experienced diver and novice snorkler alike. Fisherfolk are also catered for with reef fishing charters - all equipment supplied.
  • Sea Kayaking: Join a guided sea kayaking group, at Cape Tribulation for a completely different perspective of the Daintree coast and marine life, or take the two day tour from Cow Bay and camp overnight on Snapper Island.

Eating Out

What ever your taste, the Daintree coast has something to offer everyone. From casual café fare to delicious home style, from pub counter meal to fine dining, there is an eating house to please every palate.

  • Daintree Ice Cream: Sample the delights of a selection of locally grown tropical fruits incorporated into delicious home made ice cream.
  • Tropical Fruit Farm: Visit the Cape Tribulation Exotic Fruit Farm and taste fruits from Borneo, the Amazon and Caribbean and tour the farm. Bookings advised.

For a comprehensive listing of local attractions and things to do, visit the Tourism Daintree Coast website.

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