Day trip

Cairns: Daintree and Mossman Gorge Tour with Cruise Option

Activity provider: Cairns Adventure Group

Cairns: Daintree and Mossman Gorge Tour with Cruise Option

Activity provider: Cairns Adventure Group
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From US$ 106.33 per person

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Discover the only place on earth with 2 natural World Heritage listed sites side by side. Explore the Daintree River and Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, all in one adventure-filled day.

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Duration 11.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please wait in the main lobby of the hotel 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. Approximate pickup times: South Cairns 7:10 AM, Cairns City 7:20 AM-7:50 AM, Trinity Beach 8:05 AM, Palm Cove 8:15 AM, Port Douglas 8:50 AM-09:20 AM


11.5 hours
  • Daintree National Park (visit)

  • Mossman Gorge (walk, swimming)

  • Daintree River

  • Lunch

  • Cape Tribulation (hiking)

  • Daintree River (boat cruise)

    • Optional
Pickup included
Main stop
  • Visit Mossman Gorge, the Daintree River, Rainforest Boardwalk and Cape Tribulation
  • Experience a wildlife river cruise, learn about the fragile ecosystem and try to spot crocodiles
  • Discover the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive and enjoy panoramic views over the sparkling Coral Sea
  • Participate in a Smoke Ceremony with the Kuku Yalanji people, the Aboriginal owners of the land
  • Listen to highly trained guides who give an expert rain forest interpretation
Full description
Embark on a day trip where the rainforest meets the reef. See natural sights including the Great Barrier Reef, experience a wildlife cruise, and participate in a smoke ceremony as you go. Start your adventure with a scenic coastal drive from Cairns to Port Douglas, the far north’s very own great ocean road with panoramic views of the sparkling Coral Sea. The first stop is Mossman Gorge, which is in the southern sector of the world-famous Daintree National Park. The gorge has been carved out by the cold mountain waters of the Mossman River, which winds through large granite boulders, bordered by lush green rainforest. It’s a magical place and you’ll be welcomed by the traditional owners, the Kuku Yalanji people, who will also cleanse you of evil spirits during a smoke ceremony. Also, enjoy a refreshing swim in the cascading waters. After crossing the mighty Daintree River and a lunch break, it’s time to explore the ancient rainforest environment on an interesting guided tour of the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk. Highly trained guides will give expert rainforest interpretation, which will inform and impress. Be amazed at the huge diversity you will encounter, you will discover everything from low-lying ferns and shrubs, to the massive rainforest canopy and even mangrove ecosystems - all in one short easy walk. You can choose to taste locally made ice cream, at your own cost, and prepare for a photo opportunity at the Alexandra Range Lookout, which provides sweeping views over the Daintree River, its rainforest delta, and out to the Coral Sea. In the afternoon, experience a wildlife cruise on the river (if option selected). During the cruise, you may see a crocodile, while learning about the fragile ecosystem of this impressive serpent-like river system. On the return journey to Cairns, drive through Port Douglas, a picturesque beachside village with a laid-back vibe and loads of bars and cafes.
  • Transfers to and from your central Cairns or Port Douglas accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Wildlife cruise (if option selected)
  • All national park fees
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Snacks and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Guests should pack a small day bag with a swimming costume, towel, camera, walking shoes, insect repellent, sunscreen, and money for drinks and snacks
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 706 reviews

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The tour was fantastic! Got to see the Mossman and Daintree Rainforest, cruise down the river and see beautiful Cape Tribulation Beach. Saw lots of wildlife and learned a lot about how the rainforest and animal life operates. We thoroughly enjoyed learning about how important this land is to First Nations people and how they did and still do live on the land. Unfortunately our bus broke down on the hilliest part of the trip and we had to keep driving to get to the other side (a little scary at times) but our guide Dave was so apologetic and calm throughout, it was just bad luck unfortunately!

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November 14, 2022

It was a good experience. I chose the croc cruise but we were a bit unlucky with the spotting. The lunch was good and also the final ice cream. Unfortunately we could not spot any cassowaries on the road (and the driver was going pretty fast so it was hard) But everything was completed in time so probably it is better. Sometimes you can feel a bit rushed. I don’t mind but some people might. Advice: absolutely go swimming in Mossman gorge, that was amazing.

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November 9, 2022

Tour was great with many beautiful places to see. The lunch provided was very nice and were given 5 choices to choose from even had vegan. The bus was comfortable and nice aircon but the best was our tour guide Stew! He was very funny and made sure everyone on the bus had fun. Thank you stew for making the experience even better

October 29, 2022

Product ID: 159008