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Cairns & Port Douglas DAINTREE DAY TOURS

Overview

Daintree day tours can be booked with daily departures from Cairns, the Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. These tours are perfect for those who don’t want to self-drive and provide excellent value for money, with lots of inclusions. If you have more time, then we strongly suggest an overnight tour or extended stay in the Daintree. There’s so much to see and do and once you’ve arrived, you’ll want to stay longer. Choose from a range of accommodation; there’s something to suit every budget and style. We’re pleased to provide information on these Daintree Day Tours and Overnight Tours, in the above tabs.

Please note: While these tours are not operated by Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours and Night Walks, we do work closely with the operators and provide their guests with the opportunity to enjoy our award-winning attraction and tours. If you have any queries or concerns in regard to these tours, please contact us.

Highlights
Daintree River Ferry Alexandra Lookout Cape Tribulation Beach Nature Walks
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour Crocodile Cruise Local Ice-Cream Beach Walk
Great Barrier Reef Drive    

Day Tours

Go Jungle Surfing Full Day Tour

Go Jungle Surfing Full Day Tour

Operated by Tropic Wings and Jungle Tours, this amazing Daintree day tour departs from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. It’s a big action packed day, starting with pick-ups from Cairns at 7am and returning around 6.30pm.

Prices: $255 Adults | $215 Child (3-14)

Highlights
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas Morning Tea Daintree Ferry
Lunch in Cape Tribulation Alexandra Look Out Crocodile Cruise Driver & Guide
Cassowarys    
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Cape Tribulation Adventure Bus

Cape Tribulation Adventure Bus

Small group Daintree day touring with a maximum of 9 guests per day. The Cape Tribulation Adventure Bus offers pick-ups from Port Douglas, Mossman’s Silky Oaks and the Daintree Eco Lodge. This Daintree day tour includes the below.

Prices: $240 Adults | $230 Child (3-14)

Highlights
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours Guided Beach & Mangrove Walk Self-Guided Rainforest Boardwalk Daintree Ferry
Lunch Tropical Ice-Cream   
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Back Country Bliss Adventures

Back Country Bliss Adventures

Based in Port Douglas, Back Country Bliss Adventures offers boutique, small group tours including the Daintree Adventure Day and Jungle Surfing Express. They’re also able to develop and deliver a personalized itinerary to suit your preferences, including driver, vehicle and guide. Inclusions of their Daintree Adventure Day Tour are below.

Prices: $270 Adults | $250 Child (3-14)

Highlights
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours Daintree Ferry & River Cruise Alexandra Look Out Guided Nature Walk
Guided Beach & Mangrove Walk Lunch & Tropical Ice-Cream   
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Overnight Tours

Daintree day tours are great, but if you have more time we strongly recommend booking an overnight or extended stay package. There’s so much to see and do up here and once you enter the rich rainforest environment, you’ll want to stay longer to soak up the beauty and atmosphere of this pristine and ancient landscape. There’s a range of accommodation and tour operator options, some of which are provided below for your easy reference. These tours have daily departures from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. Please see details below.

Active Tropics Explorer

Active Tropics Explorer

Locally owned and operated company providing great, value for money Daintree day tours and overnight tours. The overnight tours include accommodation and you can choose the venue and style to suit your budget and taste, from dorms to deluxe ensuite rooms. There’s the option to add Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours and Adventure Night Walks into any of their overnight tours. The Active Tropics Explorer Daintree Overnight Tour has lots of inclusions, as per below.

Highlights
Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas Indigenous Welcome to Country Mossman Gorge Daintree Ferry
Guided Rainforest Walk Cape Tribulation Beach Alexandra Look Out Daintree River Cruise
Driver & Guide    
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Jungle Tours & Tropic Wings Cape Tribulation Tours

Jungle Tours & Tropic Wings Cape Tribulation Tours

Locally owned and operated by the Woodward family and CaPTA Group, Jungle Tours and Tropic Wings offer a range of tours and itineraries to deliver the highlights of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation, plus a stop at Wildlife Habitat for guaranteed sightings of all the iconic wildlife of the region. They have 1 or 2 night Daintree Tours with your choice of 3 local resorts. The tours have lots of inclusions, plus provide the opportunity to add Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours and Jungle Adventure Night Walks into the mix. Tour inclusions are below.

Highlights
Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas Daintree Ferry Cape Tribulation Beach
Tropical Lunch Guided Rainforest Walk Alexandra Look Out Daintree River Cruise
Driver & Guide    
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Self Drive

If you’re driving to Cape Tribulation for Jungle Surfing, there are plenty of fantastic activities to include or experience during your day. Listed below are some examples:

Daintree River Ferry

Daintree River Ferry

The only way to enter the Daintree Rainforest is on the Daintree River Ferry, which operates between 6am and midnight every day. This provides the passage and journey to and from rural farm land on one side to ancient rainforest on the other. It can take around 30 vehicles at a time (pending their size) and the actual crossing takes around 5-minutes. It’s a gentle, peaceful crossing with the chance for wilderness and wildlife watching. Passengers must remain seated in their vehicles at all times.

Alexandra Lookout

Alexandra Lookout

Alexandra Lookout provides the first (or last, pending direction of travel) opportunity to look out over the Daintree River, its surrounding delta and the Coral Sea beyond. There’s plenty of car parking and space for pedestrians, as well as some interpretive signage. It provides panoramic vistas taking in Cape Kimberley, Snapper Island, Low Isles and on a good day, Double Island and Buchan Point. As the pigeon flies, the lookout is 4km from the mouth of the Daintree River.

Cape Tribulation Beach

Cape Tribulation Beach

An iconic beach that appears today just as it has for hundreds of thousands of years. The beach itself is bordered by rainforest and mangroves and it’s well worth taking the short boardwalk to a lookout point on the northern side of the Cape, for stunning views of the coastline. The beach is wide and sandy, providing the perfect place to ponder the beauty and timelessness of this place. Named by Captain James Cook, who ran his ship into the reef near here, the beach attracts visitors from around the region, country and world.

Crocodile & Wildlife Cruises

Crocodile & Wildlife Cruises

This country is rich with rare, endangered and ancient wildlife, including a healthy population of estuarine crocodiles. The safest way to go croc spotting is on one of the guided wildlife cruises. Obviously being a natural environment, you aren’t guaranteed to spot a croc, but even if you don’t, there’s lots of other things to see. Keep your eyes peeled for kingfishers and other native birds, turtles, dragonflies and more.

Local Ice-Cream

Local Ice-Cream

At Jungle Surfing we love ice cream and we’re lucky to have two sensational ice cream companies in the Daintree. The Daintree Ice Cream Company creates delicious treats using fresh local and tropical fruits grown on-site at their 22-acre property. Some of the species they grow here include soursop, jackfruit, durian, pineapple, coconut and banana. Their ice-cream is served in a generous sample cup, with four scoops of different seasonal flavours, so there’s something different every time you visit. Gluten and dairy free options are also available, in the form of tropical icy poles. Refreshing and delicious. Just 3 km further south on the main road is Floravilla Biodynamic Organic Ice cream, where they use local ingredients and Mungalli Creek dairy products to create more than 26 flavours including their signature ice cream “The Daintree Rainforest”. Why not visit one on the way to Cape Trib and the other on the way back!

Rainforest Boardwalks

Rainforest Boardwalks

There are several rainforest boardwalks located across the Daintree and Cape Tribulation area, providing you with the opportunity to explore this ancient environment at your own pace. Most of these are elevated, winding through different types of vegetation with various lookouts, views and photo opportunities. All have interpretive signage, providing interesting information on the rainforest’s flora, fauna and evolution. Pick up a copy of the wonderful “Walks in the Daintree” booklet for only $2 in region or download a free copy here. It contains details of 23 different self-guided walks to enjoy during your time in the Daintree.

Testimonials

This is by far the best thing you can do while in Cairns. Words cannot express how much fun we had and how great the staff were that flew us through the canopy of the rainforest.

Bob

This was my third time zip lining through the Jungle with the team at Jungle Surfing Canopy tours. The guides are a fabulous bunch of nature lovers and adventure seekers, who are keen on sharing their stories of the rainforest and all its little and large inhabitants, whilst ensuring you have just a wonderful and exhilarating time ziplining through the jungle and seeing this amazing world heritage area from a different perspective. Can totally recommend to anyone who loves nature and some soft adventure, being totally looked after by an awesome bunch of people. I recommend you stay overnight in the Cape Tribulation area to really soak up this amazing place. Will be back!!

Claudia

As a family, this was our first experience in any zip line activity. The tour was full of useful information about the rainforest. With excellent guidance on the ropes. Every care was taken to ensure we were comfortable at each stage. The last zip line was a race to the finish and an awesome end to the tour. Leaving me looking for more. I will certainly go back next time I'm in Port Douglas. Thanks, guys for such a cool experience making me and my family feel completely safe.

Jet

This is a must do. The best way to get up close to the Daintree. I’m a big scaredy-cat but found this adventure didn’t push me out of my comfort zone too much. Always felt I was in good hands. My 11yo & 9yo loved it!

Shez

My girlfriend and I did Jungle Surfing on 9th September guided by Taylor and Suzanne, who were great at their job and very knowledgeable about zip-lining and the Daintree Rainforest. We both highly recommend doing this, as it’s not just zip lining but experiencing one of the most beautiful parts of the world at the same time.

Nick

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