Daintree Rainforest Tour



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Full Day Daintree Rainforest Tour with our sister company, Billy Tea Safaris

The Original Rainforest Tour from Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas! Experience a Full Day Tour to the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and 4WD the Bloomfield Track with our sister company Billy Tea Safaris, including a Daintree River Cruise, Emmagen Creek Freshwater Swim, Cape Tribulation Beach, Daintree Rainforest National Park and more!

Billy Tea Safaris is a truly local company that has been operating for over 36 years and was awarded the Eco-Tourism Hall of Fame, recognising tour operators committed to sustainable tourism for over 20 years.

Departing: daily
Departs from: approximately 6.30am from Cairns, Palm Cove, Beaches and Port Douglas.
Returns: approximately 6pm

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Highlights of your day tour in the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Bloomfield Track:

Temporary itinerary:

Due to the impact of severe tropical cyclone Jasper and the associated flooding, there have been some itinerary changes to ensure you still have a great time in the Daintree Rainforest.

  • Return transfers
  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Daintree River Cruise with light morning tea of coffee, tea and biscuits
  • Interpretative drive over the Alexandra Range
  • Guided beach walk
  • Lunch in a rainforest setting
  • Tropical fruit ice-cream (included)
  • Daintree River ferry crossing
  • Mossman Gorge guided rainforest walk on a selection of trails and elevated boardwalks (easy grade). Visit the Mossman River Lookout and Suspension Bridge and enjoy an invigorating freshwater swim (swim is subject to river conditions).

Usual itinerary:

Scenic Coastal Drive:
Your day starts by being picked up by your local eco-accredited tour guide for the day. As you meet and greet your fellow travellers, sit back and relax as we start to make our way to the Daintree Rainforest. This coastal scenic road is one of the best drives in the world, so have your camera ready!

Daintree River Cruise:
After a light morning tea refreshment, it's time to board your Daintree River cruise. This peaceful and relaxing 1 hour Daintree River Cruise is exactly what the doctor ordered sprinkled with a little adventure spotting crocodiles, other native Australian wildlife and mangroves. 

Alexandra Lookout:
Alexandra Lookout provides a fantastic photo opportunity. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Daintree Rainforest to the ocean.

Guided Rainforest Walk:
Your local guide will then take you along an elevated boardwalk into the Daintree National Park, providing detail on the flora, fauna and cultural history and significance of the Daintree Rainforest.

4WD Bloomfield Track:
Billy Tea Safaris are one of the only operators who can travel on the Bloomfield Track due to their custom-made 4WD vehicles.

Emmagen Creek Freshwater Swim:
Cool off with a freshwater swim at Emmagen Creek. This also makes for a fabulous photo opportunity and is incredibly relaxing and refreshing! Swimming in the middle of the Daintree Rainforest?! What more could you ask for.

Lunch at a local cafe:
Enjoy lunch with your fellow travellers and then it's off to Cape Tribulation Beach. The only place where the rainforest meets the reef. All dietary requirements must be notified at the time of reservation, or at least 48 hours notice before travel. We cater for vegetarians and most other requirements within reason and providing they are of a medical nature. View lunch menu.

Ice-cream stop:
No Daintree Rainforest day tour is complete without a stop for exotic homemade ice cream at the Daintree Ice-creamery. You will be amazed at the array of flavours, made from the orchids on their property. After your sweet ice cream treat, and a little explore of this lush property, it's time to head home. Signature ice-cream cup included.

Small group experience:
Group size is kept small to under 17 passengers so that you have a more personalised experience. As the oldest Rainforest in the World, this is definitely something to tick off your bucket list!

Tour transfer times:

Transfers from Cairns, Northern Beaches, Palm Cove and Port Douglas are included. Please reconfirm with reservations 48 hours prior to travel.

  • Southside Accommodation: pick up 6.50 am
  • Cairns City (CBD) accommodation: pick up between 7.00 – 7.15am, returns 6.30pm
  • Northern Beaches accommodation: pick up between 7.20 – 7.45am, returns 6pm
  • Port Douglas accommodation: pick up 8.20am, returns approx 4.00 – 4.30pm

Please note all times are approximate. Please ensure you are on time for your pick up! If you are not on time, you may miss your pick up which will incur 100% cancellation fee.


What's included?

Due to the damage from Cyclone Jasper, inclusions have temporarily changed. Please refer to the temporary itinerary above in the tour description.

Usual inclusions:

  • Return transfers from your Cairns, Northern Beaches or Port Douglas accommodation
  • Local eco-accredited driver-guide for the day
  • 1 hour Daintree River Cruise includes a light morning tea, spotting crocodiles and birdlife
  • Spectacular views where the world heritage rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef
  • Stop at Alexandra Lookout for a photo opportunity
  • Guided walk on an elevated boardwalk through the Daintree Rainforest and learn about Aboriginal culture and rare flora & fauna
  • 4WD the Bloomfield Track
  • Spot rare animals like the Cassowary or a Boyd's Dragon along the way
  • Enjoy lunch at a local cafe
  • Swim in the rainforest at pristine Emmagen Creek
  • Spend time at the famous Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Cable Ferry crossing across the mighty Daintree River
  • Stop at the Daintree Ice-cream company for a homemade exotic fruit ice-cream on the way home. Signature cup included.

What to bring

  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera with extra batteries & memory cards
  • Water bottle
  • Towel and swimming costume (if you plan to swim)
  • Insect repellent
  • Extra cash for cold drinks, souvenirs or an ice cream, raincoat in our rainy season or umbrella

What to wear:

As we are in a tropical environment, please wear comfortable clothes and flat shoes or sandals. In our winter months (July to August) you may wish to take a light coat/jacket. No thongs (flip flops) or high heels as there is uneven ground and you will be in the rainforest.

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