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Cape Tribulation, Daintree Rainforest & Wildlife Adventure
- Scenic coastal drive: Sit back and enjoy the views in a comfortable coach ride through Cairns' finest coastal wonders including a stop for picture-taking at Alexandra Lookout.
- Daintree Rainforest: Explore this uniquely rare landscape that includes mountain ranges, waterfalls, coastal views, lush rainforest, and is home to Australia's flora and fauna.
- Cape Tribulation Beach: Marvel at the untainted beachfront of Cape Tribulation. After a stroll, sit back at the Beach House to feast on a delicious lunch of Aussie favorites.
- Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat: Enjoy a relaxing morning tea and meet the "locals" as you walk through the region's unique ecosystems: the rainforest, wetlands, and grasslands.
- Daintree River Cruise: Glide along tranquil waterways in search of native plants and indigenous animals such as birds, crocodiles, snakes, frogs, and other wetland creatures.
About this Cairns Tour
Exotic. Remarkable. Mysterious. All the makings of a romance novel? Perhaps. But this adventure is better. You get to live it.
Your story begins with morning tea at the Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat followed by close encounters with Australia's native species in their natural habitats. Meet the elusive Boyd's Forest Dragon, parrots and lorikeets, the endangered Southern cassowary, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, and many more little-known creatures.
Behold the Daintree Rainforest. A World Heritage-listed site, the rainforest is believed to be one of the three oldest in the world at over a hundred million years old. She is home to some of the rarest plant and animal species in the world. She is also home to 30% of Australia's frog, marsupial, and reptile species, as well as 65% of the bat and butterfly species. Running through her heart is the Daintree River, home to an amazing assortment of wetland creatures, eager to greet you on your discovery cruise.
Along the coastline north of the river lies Cape Tribulation Beach, the only place in the world where the rainforest leads down to pristine, white sand and the edge of the sea. Take in its tranquil beauty from a quiet table at the Cape Tribulation Beach House as you enjoy a tropical lunch of local specialties.
Although the sun will set on your Daintree day of exploration, your story will never end. It continues in the memories you take away and the tales you recount about this enchanting paradise.
Captain Cook's trials and tribulations
British navigator James Cook's discovery of this tranquil headland was far from smooth sailing. In 1770, the HM Endeavor ran up against a reef north east of the cape. The ship was badly damaged and Cook stated in his journal "the north point [was named] Cape Tribulation because here begun all our troubles." A search of the wreck in 1969 uncovered a ballast, the anchor, and six cannons, one of which is on display at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney.
Please make your own way to the Marlin Marina - Finger A and look for the tour signs.
Take extra precautions to avoid too much exposure to the sun. Even on cloudy days, the UV is stronger than you may think.
This is a high-activity tour and is only recommended to you if you are fit, accustomed to exertion, have no back or neck problems, like a bumpy ride and can swim. This is not a suitable tour for you if you use a wheelchair or have limited mobility.
Bus Tour, Full Day, Scenic, Wilderness/Wildlife, Beach
48-seat Climate-controlled Motorcoach
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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