Summary

Daintree nature tour | by Intrepid

Daintree nature tour | by Intrepid

Cairns, QLD

Leave the hustle and bustle behind on this 5 day tour to one of the world’s oldest tropical rainforests, the Daintree. During this tour, you’ll learn about hunting native plants from a First Nations guide, encounter crocodiles and colourful birds on a cruise through mangrove thickets and walk under the heavy green canopy in Mossman Gorge.

Inclusions

  • 4 nights and 5 days tour
  • 4 nights twin-share on a 4* resort accommodation 
  • Meals and activities included
  • Private vehicle transport 
  •  Cooper Creek wildlife cruise
  •  Cape Tribulation guided walk.



Please note:

Age: Minimum is 15 years
Group size: Maximum 12

This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to really get among nature. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.

Travel Validity

Valid for Departures

  • 07 Jan 2022
  • 21 Jan 2022
  • 04 Feb 2022
  • 18 Feb 2022
  • 04 Mar 2022
  • 18 Mar 2022
  • 01 Apr 2022
  • 22 Apr 2022
  • 06 May 2022
  • 20 May 2022
  • 03 Jun 2022
  • 24 Jun 2022
  • 08 Jul 2022
  • 22 Jul 2022
  • 05 Aug 2022
  • 19 Aug 2022
  • 02 Sep 2022
  • 07 Oct 2022
  • 21 Oct 2022
  • 04 Nov 2022
  • 18 Nov 2022
  • 02 Dec 2022
  • 16 Dec 2022
  • 30 Dec 2022

Itinerary & Map

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Day 1: Cairns - Kuranda - Port Douglas

Welcome to Cairns! Your adventure begins with a welcome at 11 am. With formalities out of the way, it’s time to hit the road for Port Douglas, with a couple of stops en route to break up the journey. 

First up is Barron Gorge lookout that looks over a set of tumbling falls. From there, head to Kuranda, a little mountain village to grab a quick lunch before hitting the road again. Settle back into the vehicle for a drive along the coast to Port Douglas. 

Arrive at your accommodation and spend a few hours settling in. In the early evening, take an orientation tour around Port Douglas. Stop at Trinity Bay lookout and surf in the twilight. Head to a local restaurant for drinks and dinner with your fellow travellers, then return to the resort for the evening.

Inclusions

  • Dinner
  • Cairns - Barron Gorge lookout
  • Kuranda - Lunch stop
  • Port Douglas - Local dinner, leader-led orientation walk and Trinity Bay lookout.
Day 2: Daintree Rainforest - Cape Tribulation - Port Douglas

Welcome to Cairns! Your adventure begins with a welcome at 11 am. With formalities out of the way, it’s time to hit the road for Port Douglas, with a couple of stops en route to break up the journey. 

First up is Barron Gorge lookout that looks over a set of tumbling falls. From there, head to Kuranda, a little mountain village to grab a quick lunch before hitting the road again. Settle back into the vehicle for a drive along the coast to Port Douglas. 

Arrive at your accommodation and spend a few hours settling in. In the early evening, take an orientation tour around Port Douglas. Stop at Trinity Bay lookout and surf in the twilight. Head to a local restaurant for drinks and dinner with your fellow travellers, then return to the resort for the evening.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast and lunch.
  • Cape Tribulation - Lookout & guided walk
  • Daintree Rainforest - Guided nature walk, Cooper Creek boat trip and Heritage restaurant lunch.
Day 3: Port Douglas

Enjoy a day to explore this tropical paradise at your own pace. There are tonnes of activities on offer today, including snorkelling, reef tours, and nature experiences. Your leader will be on hand to provide a transfer to Port Douglas town (and back) at 10am and 6:30pm if you want to spend the day shopping or grab dinner. If you’d prefer to move as little as possible, you could unwind with spa treatments at the resort or relax by the pool with a book.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast and lunch.

Day 4: Mossman Gorge - Kuyu Kuyu - Port Douglas

Grab breakfast before leaving the resort for a guided walk through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge. Then head back to Kuyu Kuyu (Cooya Beach) for an educational experience with a member of the local Kuku Yalanji community. Learn to throw a spear, which plants are edible and how Kuku Yalanji people live in harmony with the ever-shifting landscape. 

Enjoy lunch, then join an Aboriginal painting class in the afternoon. Learn about the significance of traditional and contemporary art and storytelling to First Nations people and leave with a small souvenir. Return to the resort in the early evening and enjoy a few free hours to relax.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Mossman Gorge - Guided rainforest walk
  • Kuyu Kuyu - Kuku Yalanji First Nations experience.
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Comprehensive travel insurance.
Terms and Conditions
  • Accommodation is on a twin share basis, and single travellers are paired with the same gender. Single supplement room upgrades can be requested at the time of booking
  • The accommodation featured are the usual properties. At certain locations, may use alternative accommodation (of equal standard) when needed
  • Blackout dates apply and shown in calendar
  • Booking changes are allowed free of charge before final balance due date, additional rates may apply on new dates
  • Final balance is due 2 months before departure.