1. Australia
  2. Queensland
  3. Cairns
  4. Daintree National Park

Daintree & Cape Tribulation Small Group 4WD Tour

Product ID: 11036
Take a small-group tour of Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation by 4WD. Spot wildlife in their natural habitats, interact with animals up close, catch beautiful views, and enjoy the tastes of the region with an informative and friendly guide.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
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Pickup included

from all main accommodations in Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy spectacular views on the recently-named best drive in the world
  • Spot crocodiles and other wild animals on the river cruise
  • Spend free time at the famous Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Benefit from a small group tour (maximum 16 guests) and ask as many questions as you like
  • Cool down on a freshwater swim in the pristine Emmagen Creek
Full description
After being picked up in a 4WD around 7:00 AM, make your way north along the Captain Cook Highway. Stop first at the Daintree Cruise Centre for a cup of coffee and biscuits before setting out to explore the Daintree River on a 1-hour guided cruise. Here, you may spot estuarine crocodiles, from youngsters to massive 4-meter adults. Learn about the birds and wildlife that make this area their home.

Then, make your way to the Alexandra Range Lookout, located in the heart of the rainforest, to enjoy spectacular views of the rainforest, the ocean, its surrounding reefs and the majestic Daintree River.

At the Jindalba boardwalk, you'll go on an informative 45-minute guided tour to experience the Park's beauty up close. See ancient 900 year-old palms, and keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Boyd’s Forest Dragon.

Enjoy lunch at Lync Haven, an animal refuge, where you'll be treated to BBQ lunch steaks and tasty garden fresh salads, fish, or a vegetarian burger.

After lunch you can have a look at some of the animals here which include different species of python snakes and Boris the Estuarine Crocodile. You can even hand-feed some of the Kangaroos in care — an amazing experience.

Your journey continues, heading further north to Emmagen for an afternoon tea stop. You’ll have ample time to enjoy a beautiful refreshing swim in this amazing freshwater mountain stream. Here, indulge in a feast of exotic tropical fruits and enjoy sample a cup of traditional Billy Tea, made in a traditional Australian Billy (by your guide!) and damper, all of which enhance the tranquil surroundings.

Then, head to Cape Tribulation beach itself for a leisurely stroll along the beach to admire the views. Those feeling a little more energetic can take the short botanical boardwalk to the Cape Tribulation beach lookout.

After Cape Tribulation beach, if there's time, stop at Daintree’s hidden secret, the Daintree ice creamery. Your taste buds will be tantalized with exotic tropical fruit homemade ice cream.

As the day comes to the end, head back toward Cairns. You will be dropped off at your accommodations at around 6:30 PM.
  • Environmentalist driver/guide
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Tropical BBQ lunch
  • Tropical fruit tasting
  • Billy tea and damper
  • Cable ferry crossing
What’s Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Ice cream
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 128 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.7 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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The tour was very organised. We travelled in a group of around 14 people. The guide Andrew was knowledgeable and shared a lot of fun facts about the area as well as fauna & flora. The boat ride was beautiful, the rainforest walk beautiful and informative, and the ice cream and fruits a nice treat. Highly recommend this trip to learn a lot about the region and nature in a full day of activities. The Daintree and Cape Tribulation are spectacular. Saw a Cassowary, crocs on the Daintree River. We can highly recommend both this tour and this tour company.

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January 13, 2020

A fantastic day out! This was our first trip to Port Douglas and we wanted to experience as much as possible whilst getting good value for money, and this trip did not disappoint! A jam-packed day from start to finish, very informative (thanks to the talents of our guide, Matt!) and some amazing places to see! The lunch was AMAZING - beautiful steak and delicious salads, all cooked and prepared by our guide, Matt!

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January 12, 2020

Great introduction to those who do not know much about the rain forest or the Queensland region. As a high school teacher I have one tip for the guide: Try not to over-saturate your audience with information. Be more selective about sharing facts and opinions. I am impressed with your vast experience on the topics discussed.

January 5, 2020

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Product ID: 11036