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Daintree Rainforest Queensland
Port Douglas Queensland AustraliaQueensland, AustraliaTree frog Australia

Queensland Daintree Adventure

$2,250

Learn about the Daintree from a First Nations guide, encounter astounding wildlife and maybe even crocodiles on a cruise through the mangroves and enjoy a guided rainforest walk through Mossman Gorge. Plus Port Douglas is the base for this amazing small group tour!

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Description

Queensland Daintree Rainforest Small Group Tour – 5 days

Leave everyday worries behind on this popular journey to some of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest and untouched coastline!

This small group adventure takes you into the heart of the land that the Kuku Yalanji people have called home for 50,000 years. Learn about the region and its native fauna from a First Nations guide, encounter astounding wildlife and maybe even crocodiles on a cruise through the mangroves and enjoy a guided rainforest walk through Mossman Gorge.

Four nights will be spent in the beautiful resort town of Port Douglas, where you can feel the calm of the tropics and enjoy the relaxed pace. Breathtaking day trips will help you discover the complex ecosystem of the forests and stunning, deserted white-sand beaches on this incredible Queensland experience!

Why you’ll love this trip:

  • It’s an intimate escorted tour with maximum 12 people in your group.
  • Staying at a Port Douglas resort adds an extra comfort level to the trip.
  • Perfect for anyone who loves nature walks, wildlife and local experiences.
  • From Cairns, you get an amazing in-depth introduction to Far North Queensland!

Your Holiday Includes:

  • Escorted small group tour (maximum 12 people)
  • 4 nights Port Douglas in comfortable resort accommodation
  • 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • All National Park entry fees
  • Transport by Private Vehicle
  • Included activities:
    • Cairns – Barron Gorge lookout
    • Port Douglas – Leader-lead orientation walk
    • Port Douglas – Trinity Bay lookout
    • Cape Tribulation – Lookout & guided walk
    • Daintree Rainforest – Guided nature walk
    • Daintree Rainforest – Cooper Creek boat trip
    • Mossman Gorge – Guided rainforest walk
    • Kuyu Kuyu – Kuku Yalanji First Nations experience

Departs Cairns:

2021 – 19 March; 2 & 16 April; 14 & 21 May; 18 & 25 June; 16 & 31 July; 13 & 27 August; 10 September; 1, 15 & 29 October; 5, 12, 19 & 26 November; 3, 10 & 17 December

Note: Dates are subject to availability & confirmation at time of booking. Prices may vary depending on your departure date. Once your booking is confirmed, date changes are permitted up to 20 days prior to departure.

Get the Brochure:

Click here to view or download a copy of the brochure. The brochure includes more details and the full itinerary (where applicable).

Want to Stay Longer?

You can add extra nights before or after the tour, from $80 per person per night.

Ask us today about staying at other properties or adding more services. We are happy to design a holiday that will suit you best.

Travelling Solo?

We can look after you. Single supplement is from $630 to book your own private room.

Booking Conditions:

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

Please read Australia & New Zealand Travel Company’s Terms & Booking Conditions prior to making a reservation. By booking any travel service with us, you have agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

How to Book

To make a booking please call Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email reservations@anztravelco.com.

You can also select a trip and request it via this website – please make sure you enter the quantity for the number of people travelling. In the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page, add your preferred departure date plus any other information that will help us process your booking, such as departure city and travel preferences.

No payment is required to submit an online booking request, but your booking is pending and no place is being held. Your booking status will be advised when you hear from our travel consultants. Bookings are normally actioned within 24 hours – Monday to Friday.

Itinerary & Booking Info

Travel Style

Small Group Tour

Itinerary

ITINERARY:

DAY ONE: CAIRNS – KURUNDA – PORT DOUGLAS
Welcome to Cairns! Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 11am. With the 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 bursting from the rainforest. Spend some time ooh-ing and ah-ing at the lookout, then continue to the town of Kuranda. This little mountain village is the perfect place to grab a quick lunch (not included), before hitting the road again at around 2pm. Settle back into the vehicle for an approximately 1.5-hour drive along the coast to Port Douglas. Take in views of cliffs covered in distinct native flora on one side and glittering blue ocean on the other, with some photo stops along the way. Arrive at the accommodation and spend a few hours settling in. In the early evening, take an orientation tour around Port Douglas. Stop at Trinity Bay lookout point to admire the perfect crescent of sand 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.

Included Activities
Cairns – Barron Gorge lookout, Kuranda – Lunch stop, Port Douglas – Local dinner, Port Douglas – Leader-lead orientation walk, Port Douglas – Trinity Bay lookout. Dinner included.
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time. If you are going to be late please let your travel agent or hotel reception know. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on where the meeting will take place.

DAY TWO: DAINTREE RAINFOREST – CAPE TRIBULATION – PORT DOUGLAS
Grab breakfast and get ready in time to leave the resort at 8 am, jumping on the ferry and crossing the river into the Daintree Rainforest. Meet up with a local family who live and breathe the rainforest, so much so that they hosted David Attenborough’s documentary crew when they were filming in the area. Spend some time learning from them about the forest, then continue exploring with a cruise along Cooper Creek. Your guide will point out crocodiles, birds and other wildlife while you glide through the water. Stop for an included lunch at a heritage restaurant smack-bang in the middle of the forest. If you need to cool off, there is also time to take a swim before continuing to Cape Tribulation. Take in views over the cape from a lookout, then head down to the beach for a guided walk and to learn about the region’s history. Return to the resort for the evening, where you can grab dinner at one of the restaurants within walking distance or choose to enjoy an optional al fresco dinner experience with Flames of the Forest.

Included Activities
Cape Tribulation – Lookout & guided walk, Daintree Rainforest – Guided nature walk, Daintree Rainforest – Cooper Creek boat trip, Daintree Rainforest – Heritage restaurant lunch. Breakfast and Lunch included.

DAY THREE: PORT DOUGLAS
Enjoy a day to explore this tropical paradise at your own pace. There are tonnes of activities on offer today, so be sure to talk to your leader about your options when it comes to snorkelling, reef tours, and nature experiences. Your leader will also be on hand today 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 always take a day to unwind with spa treatments at the resort or chill by the pool with a book. Breakfast included.

DAY FOUR: MOSSMAN GORGE – KUYU KUYU – PORT DOUGLAS
Grab breakfast before leaving the resort at 8.15am for a guided walk through the rainforest of Mossman Gorge. Work up an appetite on this gentle 1.5-hour hike, then grab morning tea (not included) before heading 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. Grab dinner tonight with your group and toast to the beauty of the country around you.
Included Activities
Mossman Gorge – Guided rainforest walk, Kuyu Kuyu – Kuku Yalanji First Nations experience.
Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner included

DAY FIVE: RETURN TO CAIRNS
Enjoy breakfast and time for one last swim before a 10 am departure for Cairns. We will make one drop-off stop at Cairns Airport and another at a central hotel in Cairns – before your tour begins please let your Intrepid representative or travel agent know which option you would prefer. Breakfast included.

Please note: The day by day descriptions published are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, road conditions, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that ultimately are for the client’s benefit. It is essential that clients are flexible and open minded in this regard.

How to Book

Bookings can be made by calling Australia & New Zealand Travel Company on 1300 168 910 or email to reservations@anztravelco.com.

Online booking requests may also be submitted via this website by selecting a trip. Please make sure you include your preferred departure date in the ‘Additional Information’ field on the Checkout page.

Bookings are pending and not confirmed until you receive a status update from an Australia & New Zealand Travel Company consultant.

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