Cow Bay

Cow Bay is the perfect gateway to the Cape Tribulation area, the World-Heritage listed Daintree National Park, the Great Barrier Reef and Cooktown in Tropical North Queensland - only two hours drive north of Cairns.

Stay the night or drop in for a traditional counter lunch at the Cow Bay Pub where the charismatic locals will only be too happy to give you their 'must see' list on what to see and experience in this tropical wonderland.

Boasting the only pub this side of the Daintree River, Cow Bay also has a couple of cafes and restaurants, gallery and boutique hotels, the Daintree Discovery Centre and loads of opportunities to get up close and personal with the wildlife!

Cow Bay, Cairns Area


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Daintree Rainforest

Mossman, Douglas Area
From AU$55.00 - 165.00
Daintree Rainforest provides exclusive access into pristine ancient rainforest with expert guides and specialist interpretation that is not available to mass-tourism. World Heritage listing is the highest order of conservation that a Nation can bestow on its natural and cultural global treasures. Daintree Rainforest is an exclusive, privately-owned Fan Palm dominated forest. It is a living museum of ancient and primitive fauna and flora estimated to have survived over more than 170million years. Ecotourism payments support conservation within the World's oldest rainforest. Exclusive guided interpreted rainforest tours explain the complex relationships and biological diversity of this complex rainforest. All tours are on natural walking trails with experienced rainforest experts. You can choose a guided, interpreted tour of 2 or 4 hours duration day time and/or 2 hours at night time. You can spend more time within the prestigious Cooper Valley by designing your own package to include a 1-hour cruise, one-course lunch in a rainforest restaurant and finish your tour with a cup of tea or coffee and an optional swim in exclusive Cooper Creek crystal-clear natural pool.

Adventure North Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$219.00 - 1429.00
Cooktown is one of Australia's exciting new destinations. If you are into history, botany, adventure, getting away from it all, seeing the rainforest and the outback or four-wheel driving then this is the trip for you. There are a range of one, two and three day tours available from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. Locally owned and operated, Adventure North Australia operate purpose built four-wheel drive tours to Cooktown via the Daintree Coast, Cape Tribulation and the return journey is via the Mulligan Highway, the outback of Far North Queensland. The four-wheel drive tours offer diverse scenery as you travel on one of Australia's most scenic coastal drives along the Daintree-Cape Tribulation coast where the Great Barrier Reef meets the Rainforest. Traverse mountain ranges and river crossings through some of Australia's remote region of Tropical North Queensland. The experienced, professional and friendly driver-guides have incredible enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of the region around Cape Tribulation and Cooktown. They look forward to welcoming you on board.

Daintree Discovery Centre

Cow Bay, Douglas Area
A multi-award winner, the Discovery Centre is nestled in the heart of the rainforest, 10 kilometres north of the Daintree River. The Centre is a 'must see' for anyone visiting the area and where you can experience the rainforest at every level - from the forest floor to the upper most reaches of the canopy. From the top of the 23 metre high Canopy Tower you can check out spectacular orchids and if you're lucky you might just spot a python curled up in a giant basket fern. The spectacular Aerial Walkway provides unprecedented access to the mid level rainforest. You may see a Cassowary with a clutch of chicks wandering along the creek below. The Display Centre has a DVD theatre with films on conservation, cassowaries, crocodiles and more. Interactive computer kiosks have animated DVD's - a great hit with the kids and the creek ecology display has fish, frogs and turtles and a reptile display. Self guided audio tours feature interesting information of how the traditional local Aboriginal people made good use of the natural features of the rainforest.

Daintree Tours

Multiple Locations
From AU$190.00 - 190.00
Visit the most incredible ecosystem in the world with Daintree Tours. The World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park and the Great Barrier Reef sit side by side here on our doorstep. Locally owned and operated, Daintree Tours offers an adventure through the wilderness starting at the Daintree River Ferry. From there, see untouched rainforest and pre-historic creatures such as the estuarine crocodile. Cruise along Cooper Creek to view nature's ultimate filtration system, the mangroves, and learn how they connect the reef and rainforest together to create one amazing ecosystem. Morning tea is served at Cape Tribulation and enjoy a delicious cooked lunch in a secluded rainforest resort's restaurant then jump in the crystal clear water of the nearby waterhole to cool off. You will be able to experience the best the Tropical North has to offer from the comfort of our Toyota Landcruisers or our Mercedes Sprinters. Our tours are guided by experienced and passionate interpretative guides with years of local touring experience. Private charters are also available with opportunities to customise tours to suit individual guests' needs. Bloomfield Track only accessible with a private charter.

Down Under Tours Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$90.00 - 235.00
With so much to see in the magnificent Tropical North Queensland region, Down Under Tours are the day touring specialists, and offer a variety of options to suit every taste. Choose from a huge selection of Cairns day tours, including the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Tjapukai Cultural Park, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Rainforestation, or Cape Tribulation and Daintree tours including their Daintree Walkabout tour. Their Kuranda Boarding Pass allows you to avoid ticketing lines as both Train and Skyrail tickets are pre-allocated, giving you more time to relax and enjoy your day. The Kuranda Boarding Pass also offers preferential seating, discounts to selected Kuranda attractions, a personalised itinerary and detailed map. GPS activated commentary is available daily on both their Cape Tribulation/Daintree and Mossman Gorge tour as well as the Waterfalls and Paronella Park tours. German, French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese daily. At Down Under Tours they abide by the motto "Our People make the difference". From their accommodating driver-guides and dynamic marketing personalities working on the front line of their company, to their friendly reservations staff, it is their people who define their standards of quality and consistency.

Tonys Tropical Tours

Multiple Locations
From AU$185.00 - 210.00
Tony's Tropical Tours is more than just a day tour. Offering a full day's personal experience travelling as a small group to the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge, Cape Tribulation and for the adventurous a four wheel drive journey to the largest accessible waterfall - The Bloomfield Falls. Their professional naturalist guides are highly regarded in the industry with experience in leading informative and entertaining tours with together with their personal service and exclusive locations, they have been awarded the 'Best Daintree Rainforest Tour' for four consecutive years. As a 100 per cent locally owned Rainforest company they will ensure your day will be one to remember.
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