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Cairns: Daintree Rainforest Wildlife Experience Cruise

Cairns: Daintree Rainforest Wildlife Experience Cruise

From US$ 24.09 per person

Experience the Daintree Rainforest the best way. Enjoy a scenic river cruise and learn all about the fascinating tropical ecosystem along the way. Spot animals in their natural habitat; crocodiles, birds, snakes, butterflies, fish, and more.

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Printed voucher required
Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Have the chance to see the Estuarine Crocodile, the largest of all living reptiles.
  • Visit the worlds oldest living rainforest, a registered UNESCO Heritage site and one of the world’s natural wonders
  • Learn about the incredible mangrove ecosystem and spot a dazzling array of tropical creatures
Full description
Experience The Daintree Rainforest, one of the world’s natural wonders. Its complex tropical ecosystem is over 180 million years old, making it a registered UNESCO World Heritage site and a popular tourist destination. Explore the rainforest by cruising along the Daintree River. Snake your way through the heart of the area. The densely populated mangrove estuary is home to an abundance of wildlife so you'll have the chance to see a dazzling array of tropical creatures, including the Estuarine Crocodile. The largest of all living reptiles and an iconic Australian animal, saltwater crocodiles are hypercarnivorous apex predators. Throughout the day they appear deceptively docile but these opportunistic hunters will react with impressive agility when there’s prey around. Uncover all aspects of this incredible environment. From these ancient reptilian predators, to flocks of birds, schools of fish, sneaky snakes and a variety of the mangrove species lining the riverbank. All aspects of this ecosystem play an important role and are equally interesting. Join this tour and ask as many questions as possible and let the guides show you the ultimate wildlife experience on the Daintree River.
  • A fully guided wildlife spotting cruise
  • Morning or afternoon tea
  • Use of all amenities, such as displays, picnic areas and bathrooms, at the Centre
  • Transfers. It is recommended to hire a car close to your accommodation
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

• Daintree River Cruise Centre • Arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts • You must exchange your voucher at the ticket counter before the tour begins

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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 42 reviews

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Fantastic experience I highly recommend doing the Daintree River Cruise. The tour guides are very experienced and full of knowledge. We even saw a few small crocs in their natural habitat which was amazing.

November 4, 2022

November 2, 2022

Really enjoyed the Daintree cruise and would happily recommend to others. Thanks Craig for sharing your knowledge and answering any questions we had.

October 27, 2022

Product ID: 390180