Port Douglas or Cairns
Your action packed Cape Tribulation full day tour with Active Tropics Explorer begins with the beautiful scenic drive along the coastline north of Cairns, past Port Douglas and through the small township of Mossman heading towards the Daintree National Park. Your experienced guides will inform you of the amazing diversity you will see when entering this 130 million-year-old rainforest.
Your first stop is at Mossman Gorge “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. Followed by a quick breakfast stop (at own cost) before heading to Mosman Gorge for a refreshing swim in the cascading water and majestic pools that make Mossman gorge such an iconic place to visit.
Heading North on the other side of the river where the road narrows as you pass through some of the world’s oldest living rainforest. Your 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.
A short drive further north and we arrive at Cape Tribulation beach where you can kick back with the sand in your toes and watch the waves roll in and enjoy an awesome lunch as you dine on the famous Cape Tribulation Beach followed by a relaxing walk along the beach.
On your 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. Then for a great photo opportunity at the Alexandra Range Lookout before boarding the Wildlife River Cruise which is a great opportunity to search for crocodiles and other wildlife whilst learning about the fragile ecosystem of the Daintree River.
Then a scenic drive through the majestic beachside village of Port Douglas. If time permits we will stop at the Rex Lookout (optional stop)
Returning to Cairns after an incredible day exploring Tropical North Queensland at approx. 7.00pm.
Departs: approx 7:30am from Cairns, 8.55am from Port Douglas (includes pick-up from accommodation)
Return: approx 7:00pm
open 364 days of the year. Closed Christmas day
This is for the Day Tour only, pick up and drop off is for the same day of departure. 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.