Back Country Bliss Adventures

Multiple Locations

Eco-adventure guiding company based in magnificent Port Douglas, offering River Drift Snorkelling, Bush Walks, Jungle Surfing Daintree Day, Four wheel drive tours to Cape Tribulation, The Atherton Tablelands and more. Their adventure guides create unique journeys to suit holiday and budget requirements, with beautiful Rainforest locations, exceptional equipment and highest safety standards, to ensure you get the most from your holiday adventures.

Combine activities, such as River Drift Snorkel and Jungle Surfing for a great Tropical North Queensland adventure. Back Country Bliss Adventures recommends partaking in a cultural tour with an Indigenous guide some time during your stay. Their strong environmental philosophies and desire to educate and protect the natural world are second to none. Their staff hope that you too will share this experience and appreciate the value in protecting this wonderful part of the planet well into the future!

Our Tours

Daintree Adventure Day Including Jungle Surfing

Come along and experience the oldest continuous rainforest on the planet from above and beyond!

Picking up in Port Douglas, you travel by ferry over the Daintree River up to Cape Tribulation Beach, visiting beautiful rainforest boardwalks and Cape Trib beach along the way. You then Jungle Surf through the canopy of this ancient rainforest area before indulging in a Restaurant lunch, deep in the Rainforest.

After lunch it's sweet Bio-Dynamic and Organic ice-cream, then onto Alexandra Range lookout to admire the view over the Daintree River and Coral Sea. Finally a wildlife crocodile spotting boat cruise on the Daintree River and back to Port Douglas, with the option of a refreshing river swim on the way... by far a very cool day.

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$165 $250
River Drift Snorkelling

Experience the magic of the rainforest from above and below the water! Imagine entering a rainforest that is millions of years old - the crystal clear, healing waters cascading down the river giving life to the rainforest plants and animals.

Allow the gentle waters to guide you through the Rainforest on this unique half-day journey, floating effortlessly down the river, being an observer of the flourishing aquatic life, rainforest butterflies and water birds of the area. This is one of the most unique things you will ever do!

Expect to see up to a dozen different species of Fresh Water Tropical Fish, Saw Shelled Turtle, Rainforest birdsong and beautiful River plants.

All ages catered for, but please check current River conditions when booking.

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$99 $99
Bush Walking Half Day

With breathtaking scenery and rainforest canopies, delicious snacks and tropical fruits, great little half-day walks are through ancient rainforest even older than the Amazon!

Just a short drive from Port Douglas this is a great option for those who have done the reef and would like to stretch the legs a little with some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of Port Douglas and the crowds of Cape Tribulation. Their fully qualified Bushwalking guides will also give informative commentary about the local area highlighting history, bush foods, flora and fauna.

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$120 $120

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Free Entry
18 March 2017 – 14 October 2018
View some of the finest pieces from the Ipswich Art Gallery’s collection of 19th and early 20th century fine art and folk art, as well as contemporary works reflecting Ipswich’s heritage. Visit the upper level to see exceptional works such as the mid-19th century cedar sideboard crafted by George Dowden for the Cribb family’s historic Ipswich residence ‘Gooloowan’, Australian paintings such as Frosty morning by key Australian landscape painter Elioth Gruner, and the exquisite Australian wildflower tea service designed by renowned Australian botanical artist Ellis Rowan.

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