Daintree Rainforest Tours

Mossman, Douglas Area

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 170 million 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 two or four hours duration day time and/or two hours at night time. You can spend more time within the prestigious Cooper Valley by designing your own package to include a one 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.

Facilities

  • Car park

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking/Trekking

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
2333 Cape Tribulation Road
Mossman, Douglas Area
Queensland
Australia

Our tours

The Grand Fan Palm Gallery tour allows discerning eco-travellers to venture into the heart of the oldest surviving rainforest in the world, in the company of an inhabitant guide. The grandeur and awe-inspiring beauty within the Daintree Rainforest's most spectacular fan palm dominated rainforest, has to be experienced first hand.

Guided, interpreted walking tours are conducted on natural walking trails in small, exclusive groups. Cultural and natural heritage are interwoven with ecological values and biodiversity.

Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation supports conservation of the world's oldest rainforest.

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$55 $55

Greater Wilderness provides discerning travellers with deeper and more successful access into the centrepiece of the world's oldest surviving rainforest, revealing tremendous insight into a remarkable landscape.

Spectacular old-growth rainforest is presented through the accumulated knowledge of the inhabitant guide. This intensive guided tour, through the awe-inspiring grandeur of majestic, World Heritage rainforest, presents the complexities of an ancient ecosystem, with the ongoing refinement in knowledge that only the greater part of a lifetime's inhabitancy permits.

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$90 $90

The greatest opportunity to observe some of Australia's most unique wildlife in natural habitat occurs after nightfall. Temperature, rainfall and moonlight all have profound effects on wildlife behaviour. The most ideal conditions occur on the hottest, wettest and darkest nights. By contrast, brightly-moonlit nights in the middle of the cooler, drier periods confer significantly greater challenges.

Discover the nocturnal sights, sounds and movements of the world's oldest rainforest with the custodian of rainforest secrets (flashlights provided).

Combining day and night tours for a better understanding of the nature of the forest is highly recommended. They provide torches specially suited to wildlife spotting.

They recommend that you combine day and night walks for a better understanding of the nature of the forest.

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$110 $110

Designed to showcase the rich diversity of natural and cultural heritage values within the prestigious Cooper Creek catchment.

Fewer than one per cent of travellers to the Cape Tribulation section of the Daintree Rainforest successfully negotiate their way through the protective barrier that conceals the old-growth Gondwanan forest. Guided, interpreted day tours reveal an extraordinary intellectual property, which amplifies the profundity of nature's masterpiece. Similarly, nocturnal tours reveal dimensions of global significance that are invariably hidden during daylight hours.

To optimise your appreciation of this ancient and complex landscape, a combination of either the two hour Grand Fan Palm Gallery Tour or the Greater Wilderness plus the Nocturnal Wildlife Experience, is highly recommended.

They provide torches that are suitable for wildlife spotting.

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$165 $200

Immerse yourself in the adjoining habitats of cassowaries and crocodiles. A two or four hour Grand Fan Palm Gallery day tour and a one hour cruise through the world's most diverse mangrove community in search of elusive estuarine crocodiles.

This tour is self drive and starts at Daintree Rainforest.

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$85 $120

The two hour Grand Fan Palm Gallery Tour is supplemented with a one hour interpreted cruise through the world's most diverse mangrove community, habitat to estuarine crocodiles and an astonishing diversity of life-forms, with an a la carte lunch in a nearby rainforest restaurant and rounded off in the exquisite setting of a rainforest picnic site with afternoon tea and access to a freshwater section of Cooper Creek (weather permitting).

Self Drive - starts at Daintree Rainforest.

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$125 $125

The four hour Greater Wilderness Tour is supplemented with a one hour interpreted cruise through the world's most diverse mangrove community, habitat to estuarine crocodiles and an astonishing diversity of life-forms, with an a la carte lunch in a nearby rainforest restaurant and rounded off in the exquisite setting of a rainforest picnic site with afternoon tea and access to a freshwater section of Cooper Creek (weather permitting).

Self Drive - starts at Daintree Rainforest.

Indicative rates

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$160 $160

The two hour Grand Fan Palm Gallery Tour is supplemented with a one hour interpreted cruise through the world's most diverse mangrove community, habitat to estuarine crocodiles and an astonishing diversity of life-forms, with an a la carte lunch in a nearby rainforest restaurant, afternoon tea in the exquisite setting of a rainforest picnic site with access to a freshwater section of Cooper Creek (weather permitting), followed by an a la carte evening meal in a nearby restaurant and culminating with the Nocturnal Wildlife Experience.

Self Drive - starts at Daintree Rainforest.

Indicative rates

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$280 $280

The four hour Greater Wilderness Tour is supplemented with a one hour interpreted cruise through the world's most diverse mangrove community, habitat to estuarine crocodiles and an astonishing diversity of life-forms, with an a la carte lunch in a nearby rainforest restaurant, afternoon tea in the exquisite setting of a rainforest picnic site with access to a freshwater section of Cooper Creek (weather permitting), followed by an a la carte evening meal in a nearby restaurant and culminating with the Nocturnal Wildlife Experience.

Self Drive - starts at Daintree Rainforest.

Indicative rates

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$300 $300

Photography, bird-watching, family groups, wedding groups, scientific groups - special needs met with pre-arranged exclusive groups and at times to suit. Can include longer, more rigorous walks, or easier more relaxed and informative walks.

Cooper Creek Wilderness manages its portion of the World Heritage estate through a rigorous regulatory regime. In accordance with Australia's international obligations, as defined within the World Heritage Convention, accessibility will remain subordinate to the fulfilment of its protective responsibilities.

Exclusive Private Charters provide visitors with the best possible rainforest tour, featuring grand fan palm galleries, a unique two hour walk on a moderately easy natural walking trail, in-depth interpretation by a local expert, followed by exploration of Cooper Creek and an optional swim (weather permitting).

Private Charters are designed to allow small groups to book onto a tour and can be built into package tours.

Negotiate times, duration and numbers to suit, upon request.

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$55 $1000

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