Welcome to The Daintree

Part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, the spectacular region from the Daintree River north to Cape Tribulation features ancient rainforest, sandy beaches and rugged mountains. North of the Daintree River, electricity is supplied by generators or, increasingly, solar power. Shops and services are limited, and mobile-phone reception is patchy at best. The Daintree River Ferry carries wanderers and their wheels across the river every 15 minutes or so.

Top experiences in The Daintree

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The Daintree activities

$77.25 Outdoor Activities

Cape Tribulation Jungle Surfing Canopy Tour

On arrival at the harnessing centre, you’ll meet your team of guides who’ll be taking you ziplining through the jungle. Each guest will be fitted with a full body harness and helmet. A 350m walk through the forest leads to the Departure Lounge, where you’ll be given a safety briefing before leaving the forest floor to be hoisted up to platform 1 by the Human Hamster Wheel Cable Lift. On each platform, a guide will greet you, connect you safely to the tree, and tell you fascinating story of the Daintree Rainforest before sending you on your way to the next platform. From Platform 1 – 4, you will travel in pairs a few metres apart. The guides control your gentle flight, leaving you free to take photographs or just admire the stunning views. Platform 3 is cantilevered off the hillside and gives you some amazing views of the Great Barrier Reef and canopy. Platform 3 to 4, you’ll stop briefly at the highest point of the tour, 20 metres above Mason Creek. If you visit during the green season, this creek will be a raging torrent of white water. Platform 4 to 5, is the opportunity for thrill seekers to try something different, and if you choose to do so, you can flip yourself upside down and watch the ground beneath you speed past. Don’t forget to give us your best Tarzan cry! The final span to the ground features side-by-side racing ziplines with speeds over 45km/h! Or there’s an option to take it slowly! Then you have a short walk back to the harnessing centre where you'll be taken back to the Jungle Adventure Centre to view your photos and then on to your Cape Tribulation accommodation if you’re staying in the local area.

$109.62 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef Experience in Cape Tribulation

This shared tour begins at 8am at Cape Tribulation beach where guests board the vessel bound for the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The Ocean Safari vessel is based on the original design of a rescue craft and is a rigid inflatable boat driven by 700hp engines. The experienced Skipper and Eco Host ensure the trip is filled with fun and appreciation of the Great Barrier Reef and the coastal rainforest of the Daintree, two world heritage areas side by side. Magical memories like these sometimes only happen once in a lifetime. On most days, the rainforest can be seen along the mainland beach whilst snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. Swim alongside sea turtles, which is found in abundance swimming over reefs full of colorful coral, along with myriads of tropical fish, eagle rays, giant clams and starfish.off the Daintree CoastCourtesy pickups from Cape Tribulation accommodation are included and the Ocean Safari has an Advanced Eco Accreditation. The tour ends at approximately 12:30pm and your return will be at the original departure point.

$181.69 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Great Barrier Reef Sailing and Snorkeling Day Trip from Cape Tribulation

Meet your guide at the Cape Tribulation car park before boarding from the beach by landing craft at Cape Tribulation Bay;where the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. Sit back and relax on your yacht and set sail to the coral cays of Mackay or Undine Reefs just 10 nautical miles from the coast.You have a number of nature activities available including snorkeling over pristine coral reefs of the outer Great Barrier Reef with a qualified marine biologist and a guided glass bottom boat tour is on offer. You can swim and explore the white sands of the coral cays and swim in the turquoise clear waters. See an abundance of marine life and lookout for turtles and giant clam gardens. Morning and afternoon tea using local produce with muffins, pastries and fresh fruit are included as well a delicious tropical buffet lunch. After a full day at the Outer Great Barrier Reef, you will complete your day with a return sail back to Cape Tribulation with spectacular coastal mountain views of the Whole Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest as you head towards the shore.

$33.11 Outdoor Activities

Daintree Rainforest Night Walk from Cape Tribulation

Your tour starts with pickup from your Cape Tribulation hotel or a central location in town. Travel in a comfortable minivan shuttle to a swathe of privately owned land in the Daintree Rainforest to meet your guide. Receive a safety briefing and flashlight before you set off with your guide into the ancient rain forest. Throughout your tour, your guide shares extensive knowledge of the animal and plant life in this biologically rich forest, which has remained much the same for more than 120 million years. With the trained eyes of your guide, you get to see much more than you would on your own. Feel free to ask any questions that you may have. Each night the cast of critters varies, however spiders, sleeping birds and rainforest dragons make frequent appearances. You may also see amethystine pythons, Australia’s largest snake, slithering around. (They're hard to miss at 27-feet-long). Your guide may ask you to switch off your flashlight in order to see the blinking light of fireflies and glowing lichens. At the end of your tour, you are returned to your Cape Tribulation hotel.Please note: Expect to walk along natural trails over uneven ground; a moderate level of fitness and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour is suitable for children eight years old and up.

$3199 18-to-Thirtysomethings

East Coast Encompassed–Sydney to Cairns

Rugged landscapes, crashing surf, and Indigenous culture stretching back through time and beyond — Australia’s East Coast possesses a truly otherworldly allure. This trip offers you a comprehensive, authentic, and wholly affordable experience in one of the country’s most popular regions. Raw thrills and refined pleasures abound out here. In the space of a few days, you’ll sample wines in the Hunter Valley, snorkel the Whitsundays, and catch a few waves. When people back home ask what you did on your trip, just tell ‘em: “Everything.”

$3382.15 Classic

Best of Australia

In case you hadn’t noticed, Australia is an awfully big place. So big, in fact, that you’d need to come back a few times to see it all. Don’t have that kind of time? Hop aboard this 14-day trip down Australia’s east coast and make the most of the time you do have. Offering a solid mix of must-do experiences and uncommon adventures, you’ll learn to surf at Byron Bay, sail the Whitsundays, and trek through Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Rainforest. The best part: there’s still plenty more to come back for.