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1 Day Tour Daintree Forest and Cape Tribulation  

- from Cairns

From AUD $179

Must do

All year

Wildlife, Nature



What you need to Know?

Start Location:

pick up from Cairns and optionally from Palm Cove, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas (free)

Departure Time:

7:00am (Cairns)

Return Time:

6:00pm (Cairns)


11 hours


  • Accompanied by a certified driver-guide throughout the day
  • Travel in an air-conditions custom-built 4WD vehicle
  • All National Park fees included
  • Tea or coffee and biscuits at the Cruise Centre
  • 1-hour Daintree River Cruise
  • Ice-cream stop on your return journey (signature ice-cream cup included)
  • Lunch at a local cafe in the region
  • Take a guided boardwalk tour through the rainforest
  • Pick up and drop off
  • Tax (GST)


Explore Nature’s Wonderland

Join us for an unforgettable 1 Day Tour Daintree Forest and Cape Tribulation! This exciting adventure from Cairns takes you through the lush Daintree Rainforest and to the stunning Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef. Experience the best of nature with our small, personalised tours. Travel in comfort in our custom-built 4WD air-conditioned vehicle. Our friendly local guide will share fascinating stories about the area’s history, plants, and animals. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as we drive along the Captain Cook Highway.

Daintree River Cruise

Our first stop is the majestic Daintree River. Enjoy a light morning tea before embarking on a guided river cruise. Feel the thrill of spotting wild crocodiles and exotic birds in their natural habitat. The beauty and serenity of the Daintree River will captivate your senses. Next, we visit Alexandra Range Lookout for a breathtaking view. Take in the stunning panorama of the World Heritage rainforest merging with the azure Coral Sea. It’s the perfect photo opportunity and a moment to cherish forever.

Guided Rainforest Walk

Discover the ancient Daintree Rainforest on a guided walk along an elevated boardwalk. Experience the wonder of this lush, green paradise as our expert guide shares secrets of the unique plants and animals. Feel the excitement of spotting the rare Southern Cassowary. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local café in the Daintree Rainforest. After lunch, take a refreshing swim in a crystal-clear rainforest stream. It’s a perfect way to cool off and immerse yourself in the natural beauty surrounding you.

Cape Tribulation Beach

Visit the famous Cape Tribulation Beach, where the rainforest meets the reef. Stroll along the beach, enjoy the scenic views, and take a walk to the lookout platform for more stunning photo opportunities. Feel the sand between your toes and the gentle sea breeze on your face. On our way back, we stop at the Daintree Ice-Cream Company for a unique tropical ice cream experience. Made from homegrown fruits, this delicious treat is a highlight of the day, adding a sweet touch to your adventure.

Journey Home

As we cross the mighty Daintree River via cable ferry, take a moment to reflect on the incredible sights and unforgettable experiences of the day. Let the memories of this enchanting, life-enriching adventure linger as we head back to your accommodation. Book your 1 Day Tour Daintree Forest and Cape Tribulation now and create memories that will stay with you forever!

Traditional Country: Eastern Kuku Yalanji 

Why do we love "1 Day Tour Daintree Forest and Cape Tribulation  "


Chris says: It was an incredible journey through the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation! From encountering wild crocodiles to exploring lush rainforests and relaxing on pristine beaches, every moment was unforgettable. Nature’s beauty surrounded me, making it a truly magical experience. Come and discover it for yourself.



Know Before You Go

What should I bring?

For your 1 day Tour Daintree Forest and Cape Tribulation we recommend bringing:

  • Swimmers and Towel (if you plan to swim)
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Comfortable clothes and flat shoes or sandals (no thongs)
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera/Smartphone
  • Swimmers and Towel (if you plan to swim)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Raincoat or umbrella in our rainy season (December to March)

What is NOT included?

No need to stress about a thing! Since it’s a long day, feel free to pack some extra snacks to keep you energised. Take an extra cash/credit card for additional drinks/souvenirs.

What else should I know before I go?

The tour requires a basic level of fitness. The guided boardwalk tour through the rainforest proceeds at a relaxed pace, covering approximately 1 km round trip. If you choose not to join the walk, there is seating available at the boardwalk entrance where you can wait until the group returns.

Please be aware that the itinerary is subject to change, and some destinations may be inaccessible on the day due to weather conditions, road closures, or safety considerations.

This tour operates daily, except on public holidays, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Please inform us of any dietary requirements when making your reservation or at least 48 hours before travel.

Baby seats or booster seats are available upon request for children up to 7 years old. Please notify us at the time of booking.

To confirm your booking and for details such as pickup times and dietary needs, please contact our reservations team at 07 4032 0077 at least 48 hours before your travel date.

Please note that exact arrival and departure times cannot be guaranteed. The operator is not responsible for missed connections or changes in vehicle type or service operation.

What is the cancellation policy?

  • The tour generally depart rain, hail or shine but in the event of extreme weather, tours can be cancelled. You will receive a full refund.
  • If a portion of your tour is cancelled due to weather, this is not refundable.
  • If you decide to cancel your booking or change your plans for any reason not related to weather or unforeseen circumstances, please be aware that a cancellation fee will be applicable in accordance with VANZ Travel’s terms and conditions, which can be found on our website.
  • Cancellations made less than 48 hours of the tour date are non-refundable.
  • Please be aware that the card fee is non-refundable.

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