Daintree wildlife & sightseeing tour

From: AUD265

per person


Adult: $265pp

Child:  $132.50 (3 -12)

Infant: Free

 

Winter: Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Summber: Monday to Friday


Daintree River Cruise Luxury AirCon Vehicles Knowledgeable Guides
Morning Tea & Coffee Hotel Pick Up/Drop Off Restaurant Lunch

Daintree, Queensland
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Daintree wildlife & sightseeing tour

Departing your accommodation we travel through the rich farming areas toward the World Heritage listed forest region of the Daintree National Park. We step aboard our own personalised craft for a cruise on the mirrored smooth waters of the Daintree River. We cruise close to riverbanks and under the overhead canopy of the rainforest seeking out the vivid Ulysses Butterfly, Kingfishers and other wildlife. The cruise takes us through silent backwaters where crocodiles can normally be seen basking on the muddy banks.

 

Soon after you’re taken to a wonderful outback styled cafe for morning tea including home-made muffins with fresh cream and jam as well as some locally grown tea called “The Daintree Tea”. During your time here you can observe the plantations and purchase tea to take away with you.

 

Now it’s time to move off and board the river ferry, this small punt is the only way for people to connect and enter the magnificent rainforest region.

 

Arriving on the northern side of the river we now enter the Daintree section of the Wet Tropics World Heritage protected rainforest. Our journey takes us up the beautiful Alexandra Range passing through rainforest and on to our first stop deep in the rainforest at the Jindalba boardwalk. Here we immerse you inside our protected forests and take you on a guided walk to view ancient plants and amazing wildlife.

 

Also learn from your Tour Guide the insight into the local aboriginal culture of the area. The Wet Tropics is one of the richest sites for biodiversity on earth and the Daintree is a place of spectacular beauty, rugged mountains, deep gorges and flowing rivers with numerous waterfalls.

 

Continuing along our next stop is at the magical Cape Tribulation beach; here our guides will highlight the amazing wildlife and ecosystems unique to this part of the world. Usually we are one of the only people on this stretch of wilderness beach if not the only people. Many who have travelled remark how they feel like Robinson Crusoe.

 

Lunch is a special treat today, deep under the rainforest canopy. We enjoy a delicious lunch of tropical rainforest-inspired local produce. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy quality food, whilst bathed in the serenity of the tropical rainforests. We have the chance for a private rainforest walk here as well, and may possibly spot rainforest lizards, birds, butterflies and perhaps even marsupials! This is also your opportunity to immerse yourself in the fresh, clear, rainforest creek. Surely this is a once in a lifetime experience. You will have a very special time walking and feeding the wildlife in a private and hidden retreat in the rainforest, this truly is a special moment.

 

After lunch we get to see unusual, exotic fruit originating from all over the globe's tropical regions. Along with the fruit trees the orchid is also a host to beautiful species of tropical flowering plants, both native and introduced. The sole purpose for the fruit grown at this orchard is to make pure, fresh, ice cream which is made on the property and sold nowhere else on the globe. For all those ice cream lovers this is your chance to add to your list of flavours (optional extra).

 

Our last stop and final lasting impression will be at the outstanding panoramic picture postcard view at Alexandra Range Lookout. From here you'll have a spectacular view of the mouth of the Daintree River, Snapper Island and on a clear day Port Douglas.

 

One final treat for the day is the crossing on the Daintree River Ferry – the iconic vehicle punt which transfers you out of the world heritage rainforest and on to your home-ward road. You will be back at your accommodation early in the evening

 

Includes:

  • Highly qualified and knowledgeable guide
  • Travel in luxury air-conditioned vehicles
  • Morning tea and coffee
  • Lunch
  • Daintree River cruise
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Comprehensive commentary

 

About Our Guides

Your very knowledgeable and friendly guide is all part of the experience with us. Our guides are highly trained in the art of "localism". Our tours tend to be a blend of both unique and iconic experiences. Our guides will always show our guests the things that they have heard about or read about, but as our guides are long standing locals to the area that they guide in, they will often share with you their special places. Places that they may have grown up in or shared a special experience. These will often be areas where there is no one else around and you can be guarenteed to have that "once in a lifetime experience". Many of our guides are specialists in their fields. Naturalists, botanists, conservationlists, experts in native flora and fauna, Aboriginal art experts. In fact one of our guides based in Cairns lived in the Daintree Rainforest for some time and shares all of these experiences with his guests. With our guides you are guarenteed to have a genuine 5 Star Experience

 

About Our Vehicles

We provide our guests with the very best vehicles available. Large leather oversized seats all with seat belts, ample leg room, on board multi media systems, some of our vehicles even have small fridges on board to keep your drinks cool. All of our vehicles are air conditioned and feature large, dark tinted windows with comfort features not usually associated with touring vehicles. Our vehicles are both four wheel drive and two wheel drive depending on exactly where you are travelling with us. Around the cities enjoy the plush comfort of a luxury Mercedes Benz or Volkswagen, and off the bitumen, you will be impressed with our Toyota Landcruisers or larger 4WD busses. One thing is for sure and that is your small luxury vehicle will perfectly compliment your experience.