Daintree Rainforest Tour – Explore the World’s Oldest Tropical Rainforest

Discovery Tours Daintree Rainforest Tour is a fantastic way to explore the beauty of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest, located in North Queensland, Australia. This tour offers visitors the chance to explore unique plant and animal species, learn about the local Indigenous culture, and enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and coastline.

Here’s what you can expect on the Discovery Tours Daintree Rainforest Tour:

  1. Explore the rainforest – The tour will take you through the lush rainforest, where you can discover unique plant and animal species, including the elusive cassowary bird.
  2. Learn about the local Indigenous culture – The tour includes a visit to the Mossman Gorge Centre, where you can learn about the culture and history of the local Indigenous people.
  3. Take a river cruise – Enjoy a river cruise along the Daintree River and spot unique wildlife, such as crocodiles, birds, and other native animals.
  4. Enjoy panoramic views – Experience spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and coastline from Alexandra Lookout.
  5. Visit Cape Tribulation – Visit the beautiful coastal paradise of Cape Tribulation, where you can relax on the sandy shores and enjoy the crystal-clear waters.

Discovery Tours Daintree Rainforest Tour is led by experienced guides who will provide insight into the local culture and history, as well as information about the unique plant and animal species found in the rainforest. This tour is suitable for visitors of all ages and abilities.

Contact us today to learn more about Discovery Tours Daintree Rainforest Tour and to book your adventure in this beautiful natural wonderland. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to explore the world’s oldest tropical rainforest with experienced guides.







  • Stunning coastal drive
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Daintree River Cruise
  • Cape Tribulation Beach


Daintree Rainforest Itinerary

  • 7.00 – 7.30 am Pickup from your Cairns Accommodation
  • Scenic drive along the Great Barrier Reef Drive to Port Douglas
  • Then, stop at Rex Lookout for stunning views of the Coral Sea
  • Cruise to Port Douglas, picking up additional guests
  • Next, visit Flagstaff Hill for views overlooking 4 Mile Beach
  • Refreshment break at Mossman Gorge with local tea, coffee, or cold drinks
  • Explore Mossman Gorge and its rainforest paradise
  • Guided walk and optional swim in the cool, clear waters of Mossman River (weather and time permitting)
  • Enjoy a quality restaurant lunch with meal options
  • 1-hour cruise on the Daintree River, keeping an eye out for crocodiles and wildlife
  • Cross the Daintree River Cable Crossing into the ancient Daintree Rainforest
  • Panoramic views from Alexandra lookout over the Daintree River, and Coral Sea
  • Then, enjoy a guided botanical walk beneath the ancient rainforest trees
  • Visit Kulki Lookout at Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef
  • Stop at a local Daintree Ice-Cream Company to purchase tropical ice-cream (own expense)
  • Finally, return to Port Douglas by around 5.30 pm or Cairns and the northern beaches slightly later

(Itinerary is subject to change due to weather, operational or unforeseen issues)


  • Full Interpretation and commentary by naturalist guides.
  • Port Douglas. Flagstaff Hill lookout with views over 4 Mile Beach.
  • Mossman Gorge. Guided walk and swim in the cool waters of Mossman River.
  • Morning Tea & Lunch. Choice of meals at lunch.
  • Daintree River Cruise. 1-hour cruise.
  • Daintree River Cable Crossing. Both ways.
  • Alexandra Lookout. Amazing photo opportunity.
  • Daintree Rainforest. Oldest surviving tropical rainforest on earth.
  • Botanical Walk. Through the Daintree Rainforest.
  • Cape Tribulation Beach and Lookout. Where Reef meets the rainforest.
  • Attractions and all national park fees and permits as per itinerary.
  • Small Group Touring in comfortable, late model, air-conditioned vehicles.

What to bring

  • Swimmers and Towel if you wish to Swim at Mossman Gorge (subject to conditions on the day)
  • Lightweight clothing
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat and Sunscreen
  • Cash for The Daintree Ice Cream Factory
  • Bottle of water topped up throughout the day

How to get there

This Daintree Rainforest Tour picks up from accommodations in Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas.

Important Information

Helpful information about this Daintree Rainforest Tour

  • This tour does depend on minimum passenger numbers to operate.
  • We will advise if the passenger numbers are below the threshold and will monitor and re-confirm passenger numbers are confirmed.
  • Please ensure you call to re-confirm your tour 48 hours before departure. If the time cannot operate, we will offer alternative travel dates or work with you to find an alternative tour.
  • Please note seasonal weather conditions and operational requirements may cause a variation in the tour itinerary.
  • Children’s prices are for ages 4-14 years.
  • This tour is not suitable for children under four years.



Tour Features

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