Daintree Rainforest & Culture Tour: 2 Days 1 Night

From reef to rainforest, we unearth the secrets of Australia’s natural wonders & explore the best of Queensland.

Cairns, Australia
Duration
2 Days
Start time
7:15 am
Pick up & Drop off
Not included
Minimum age
4 yrs
Languages
English
Meals
Included
FromAUD $419
Child 4-14 yrs: AUD $299
2 Adults + 2 Children: AUD $1399
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What's Included

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

  • Danish pastry & fruit on arrival
  • Tea and coffee all day
  • Large buffet lunch with smoked salmon and prawns
  • Glass bottom boat tour
  • Adventure drift snorkelling tour with Marine Naturalist
  • Snorkelling tuition
  • Lycra suits & flotation devices
  • 6 hours on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Fish feeding
  • Fresh water showers
  • Platters of tropical fruit, cheese & crackers and assorted cakes on the cruise back to shore
  • Reef Tax (EMC) is included

 

Daintree Tour

  • Pick up and drop off at your Cairns/Northern Beaches/Port Douglas accommodation
  • All your transport in our comfortable AC vehicle
  • One of Australia’s most beautiful scenic drives
  • Experienced local driver-guide
  • 2-hour coastal walk with Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat Tours
  • Opportunity to taste bush tucker (what we catch!) with homemade damper bread
  • Traditional Welcome Smoking Ceremony at Mossman Gorge
  • Lunch at the Mossman Gorge Centre
  • Swimming opportunity at a water hole in Mossman Gorge

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Experience all the highlights of Queensland, from the Great Barrier Reef to the lush rainforest and the incredible Aboriginal history of the region over two unique days. On the first, delve into the breathtaking underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef on our amazing 5 star luxury cruiser, with an amazing trip on a glass bottom boat. Dive into the crystal clear ocean and snorkel through the breathtaking reef as we go swimming with a myriad of tropical fishes and get up close and personal to one of the world’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders.

 

Uncover the history of this breathtaking region with a full day adventuring into the heart of the Daintree Rainforest and the spectacular Mossman Gorge. Our amazing Aboriginal guides will lead you on a journey deep into the jungle, teaching you how to fish and throw spears, and telling ancient legends and folklore that have been passed down from generation to generation in the world’s oldest living culture. This spectacular two-day extravaganza truly showcases the best of this beautiful region, from the bottom of the ocean to the tips of the trees and everywhere in between!

 

Itinerary

This epic two-day tour takes in the highlights of the Great Barrier Reef on the first day, before returning you back to your accommodation in Cairns and then picking you up to go exploring the Daintree Rainforest and the Mossman Gorge on the second day. This action-packed itinerary will lead you on a true adventure into the heart of what makes Queensland and the Australian East Coast so special, from the breathtaking nature to the spectacular wildlife and fascinating history.

 

Our amazing two day Queensland explorer starts with an incredible luxury cruise onboard the beautiful Ocean Freedom. Meet at the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal at 7:15am when we check in and start boarding our luxury catamaran. Tuck into a selection of pastries, fruit and tea and coffee before we set off on our amazing day trip! Sit back and relax as we glide across the ocean on our way out to the beautiful Great Barrier Reef.

 

After an hour of cruising, we arrive at our breathtaking destination. Witness the incredible underwater world of Upolu Cay Reef as we embark on a Glass Bottom boat tour through the shallow blue waters, catching a glimpse of colourful coral, tropical fish, stingrays, sea cucumbers and starfish. Snorkel through the crystal clear water, and, if the tide is right, we can even land on the perfect white sand and enjoy standing on this little pocket of paradise in the middle of the ocean.

 

Returning to our luxury cat, we leave Upolu Cay behind and enjoy a delicious buffet-style lunch with smoked salmon and prawns and a selection of cold meats, salads and freshly cooked breads as we slowly cruise onto our next destination, the Outer Edge Uplou Reef, also known as the ‘Wonder Wall’. Marvel at this breathtaking wall as it rises up 14 metres from the ocean floor to less than a metre beneath the surface of the waves. This breathtaking wall is the perfect snorkel and dive destination, with countless types of coral, fans, giant calms, sea turtles and a huge array of colourful reef fishes! Enjoy this informative snorkel drift adventure tour with our amazing Marine Naturalist. 

 

We enjoy over six hours of unrushed pleasure on the reef and shallow waters surrounding the Cay. Swim, snorkel and even dive into the tropical depths of the breathtaking Great Barrier Reef before we head back to shore, tucking into a delicious platter of fruit, cheese, crackers and an assortment of cakes with tea and coffee as we cruise home. 

 

Enjoy a relaxing night in the beautiful city of Cairns, before we gear up for a second day of adventuring on our amazing two-day Queensland explorer! We start the trip bright and early, with pick up from your Cairns accommodation at 7:30am. Settle in to our comfortable seats and enjoy the beautiful drive north through the lush green Daintree National Park to the beautiful Cooya Beach, home to the ancinet Kuku Yalanji people.

 

Explore the diverse ecosystems of Cooya Beach on an incredible two-hour coastal walk, led by the amazing Kubirri Warra brothers. Wander through mangroves and beach to coastal reef, mudflats and lagoons as we uncover the traditions of their ancestors and learn how to throw spears, hunt and fish in the ancient ways. Enjoy our catch of the day with Daintree tea and homemade damper before we head onto our next destination, the beautiful Mossman Gorge.

 

Mossman Gorge, nestled in the heart of Daintree Rainforest, is home to the oldest living rainforest in the world. Enjoy breathtaking views of pristine jungle as we enjoy a delicious lunch infused with local flavours, regionally sourced produce and even bush tucker for a unique and tasty culinary experience. Experience the highlights of the Mossman Gorge Centre before we embark on a guided interpretive tour through the rainforest, uncovering the stories and legends of the ancient past and taking a dip in a beautiful turquoise pool in the pristine jungle. 

 

You can also choose to add on an incredible Ngadiku Dreamtime walk, where your amazing Aboriginal guides will lead you on an adventure deep into the heart of Mossman Gorge, following private trails and passing traditional homes as we uncover the ancient connection between man and nature. 

 

Our incredible 2-day Queensland adventure ends as we say goodbye to our amazing Aboriginal guides in the breathtaking jungle and enjoy a scenic afternoon drive back to Cairns, reminiscing about your amazing experience exploring the lush rainforest of Daintree National Park and coming face to face with the colourful fish and stunning coral the tropical Great Barrier Reef!

 

Please Note
Although we take individual bookings, we require a minimum of 4 people confirmed to operate this tour. If we do not have 4 bookings on your preferred day we will offer you a place on another trip or provide a full refund.

Hotel pick up and drop off is NOT included on OCEAN FREEDOM
We can offer transfers to/from your accommodation in Cairns for $14pp or from the Northern Beaches for $21 per person

Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Ocean Freedom check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal, Marlin Marina from 7.15am should you wish to make your own way and not include transfers

 

What to Bring
Sunscreen
Sunhat
Swimwear
Towel
Camera

 

Time
7:15am check in at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Marlin Marina
4:30pm return to the marina

2: Daintree Dreaming Tour

 

Please Note
This tour can sometimes operate in reverse due to tide times at Cooya Beach

We recommend bringing a packed breakfast or eating before we leave

 

What to Bring
Sunscreen
Sunhat
Rain jacket (October- March is normally hot with heavy rainfall)
Insect repellent
Towel
Swimwear
Water bottle
Comfortable walking shoes
Camera!

 

Time
7:30am pick up Cairns
8am pick up Northern Beaches
9am pick up Port Douglas

6pm drop off Cairns
5:30pm drop off Northern Beaches
5pm drop off Port Douglas

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Terms & Conditions:

A minimum of 4 people is required to run any of our tours. We will notify you if the minimal numbers have not been met and a full refund will be given.

Adventure North Australia (the operator) operate throughout regions that are remote and maybe affected by weather and road conditions.

Our Cooktown Tours operate on the 4wd Bloomfield Track and is subject to weather and road conditions.

An alternative route via the inland road, Mulligan Highway will be taken in these circumstances - no refund or compensation if this alternative route is taken.

The operator will endeavour to adhere to all tour details as published, however, circumstances beyond our control, such as road, weather conditions or mechanical failure may require to alter or cancel any route, itinerary departure without notice but with full consideration for your enjoyment. NO REFUND or compensation will be given in these circumstances.

The operator reserves the right to cancel any tour, change vehicle type, alter the itinerary or arrange an alternative operator if necessary.

Adventure North Australia Pty Ltd cannot guarantee pick up or drop off times and are not liable for passenger failure to connect with other services. The operator will not accept responsibility for any problem, complaint or claim resulting from the provision of a service or failure to provide a service by any travel partner, transportation, accommodation or other suppliers.

Whilst we make every effort to safe guard our clients and their belongings we cannot be held responsible for personal injury or loss due to events, which are beyond our control.

Travel insurance is not included

All children on any tour must be accompanied by an adult. Children rates are 4-14 years, we do not recommend our Cooktown Day Tour for children under 5 years.

Daintree Dreaming includes complimentary pickup/drop off at your accommodation

Great Barrier Reef Cruise pickups - $14.00 per person for Cairns Inner City pick up $21.00 per person for return Northern Beaches as far as Palm Cove


Cancellation Policy:

 

Cancellations received within 48hours of tour departure will attract a 100% cancellation fee (includes no-shows).

Cancellations received within 7 days of departure will attract a 50% cancellation fee.


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36 Aplin Street Cairns QLD 4870 Australia

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