Cairns: Daintree & Cape Tribulation Guided 4WD Tour

Activity provider: Billy Tea Safaris

Cairns: Daintree & Cape Tribulation Guided 4WD Tour

Activity provider: Billy Tea Safaris
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From US$ 141.96 per person

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Take a tour of Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation by 4WD with a knowledgeable guide. Spot wildlife in their natural habitat, enjoy beautiful views and learn about the area's flora and fauna.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
From all main accommodations in Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas.


  • Enjoy spectacular views on the scenic drive to the Daintree Rainforest
  • Spot crocodiles and other wild animals on the Daintree River cruise
  • Visit the famous Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Benefit from a small group tour (maximum 16 guests) with a knowledgeable and experienced guide
  • Travel the Bloomfield Track to Emmagen Creek for a refreshing swim in the rainforest
Full description

Explore Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. Ride a 4WD vehicle as you spot wildlife, catch incredible views, and try regional food along the way.

After being picked up in a 4WD, make your way north along the Captain Cook Highway. Stop first at the Daintree Cruise Centre for a quick tea, coffee, and biscuits before setting out to explore the Daintree River on a 1-hour guided cruise.

During your cruise, you may spot estuarine crocodiles, from youngsters to massive 4-meter adults. Learn about the birds and wildlife that make this area their home.

Then, make your way to the Alexandra Range Lookout, located in the heart of the rainforest, to enjoy spectacular views of the rainforest, the ocean, its surrounding reefs, and the majestic Daintree River.

At the Jindalba boardwalk, you'll go on an informative 45-minute guided tour to experience the Park's beauty up close. See ancient 900-year-old palms, and keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Boyd’s Forest Dragon.

After exploring all morning, you'll be ready for lunch. Enjoy lunch with your fellow travelers. Your journey continues, heading further north along the Bloomfield Track to Emmagen Creek. Enjoy ample time for a refreshing swim in this amazing freshwater swimming spot.

Head to Cape Tribulation beach itself for a leisurely stroll along the beach to admire the views. Those feeling a little more energetic can take the short botanical boardwalk to the Cape Tribulation beach lookout.

After Cape Tribulation beach, if there's time, stop at Daintree’s hidden secret, the Daintree ice creamery. Your taste buds will be tantalized with exotic tropical fruit homemade ice cream.

As the day comes to an end after taking the ferry back across, head back toward Port Douglas and Cairns, where you'll be dropped off at your accommodation.

  • Return transfers from Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas
  • Environmentalist driver/guide
  • Tea, coffee, and biscuits
  • 1-hour Daintree River Cruise spotting crocodiles and wildlife
  • Alexandra Range Lookout stop
  • Guided boardwalk tour through the Daintree Rainforest with your guide
  • Lunch
  • 4WD Bloomfield Track
  • Freshwater Swim at Emmagen Creek
  • Cape Tribulation Beach Lookout and Beach Stroll
  • Cable ferry crossing
  • National Park fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Ice cream
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to ongoing COVID-19 preventative measures, the following are temporarily unavailable: wallbies visit, tropical fruit tasting, billy tea and damper. The price has been changed to reflect these changes.
  • The pickup time on your confirmation email is approximate. Please contact the local partner's reservations team at least 48 hours prior to departure to confirm your exact pickup time for your accommodation location.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 224 reviews

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The Billy Tea day 4WD tour explores the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation by a passionate tour guide Yannick showing his enthusiasm about the flora and fauna and the biodiversity of the region. Introducing you to a place so special, it holds not one but two UNESCO World Heritage areas. Where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef, Cape Tribulation is here for those looking to reconnect with nature. The Daintree/Cape Tribulation region is home to over 3,000 plant species including trees, vines, palms, ferns, epiphytes, as well as the world's largest and smallest tree ferns and cycads. Unknown plants and animal species are still being discovered.

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April 13, 2022

Great tour with lots to see - only downside is that the advertised tropical fruit, billy tea and damper was not provided. The guide did mention the BBQ lunch had been replaced due to Covid with a restaurant meal (which was nice!) - but no mention of these other meals (presumably they used to be offered as a morning / afternoon tea or something previously?) or why they were omitted.

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September 23, 2021

Enjoyed every minute of this tour. Excellent guide. Yolland( not sure of spelling) was so informative. Very passionate about the Daintree. I learnt so much. We saw and did so much in one day . Would love to come back and see more, next time I visit. Definitely worth going on this tour.

August 5, 2021

Product ID: 11036