Wildlife Habitat, Port Douglas: Our most recommended tours and activities

Port Douglas: Breakfast with the Birds

Port Douglas: Breakfast with the Birds

Escape to a wondrous free-flight aviary and have a dining experience like no other. Breakfast among birds and other wildlife at the picturesque new Koala Habitat in Curlew Café, located at the heart of the Wetlands Habitat.  Enjoy comfortable banquet-style seating with up to 10 people on each table and interact with and feed koalas, kangaroos, colorful birds, and more in a relaxed spacious setting. Dine family-style in an exclusive seated area on fresh local produce from the surrounding area and food-rich Atherton Tablelands. Learn more about the diverse wildlife from the passionate gamekeepers and enjoy all the wildlife presentations!

Port Douglas: Wildlife Habitat Swim with Crocodiles

Port Douglas: Wildlife Habitat Swim with Crocodiles

Take a swim with the mighty Estuarine Crocodile at Wildlife Habitat’s CrocArena. This incredible opportunity to dive into the territory of saltwater crocodiles, the only one of its kind in Queensland, allows you to look directly into the eyes of these apex predators and live to tell the tale. Visit CrocArena at the Wildlife Habitat in Port Douglas to start your incredibly thrilling, but always safe, swim with saltwater crocodiles.  After getting ready in the convenient changing room, it’s time to dive straight in. You’ll be just inches away from these crocs, which have an average size of 4.5 meters. Watch in awe as these massive beasts display natural predatory behavior, while our keepers are above you, tempting the crocs' tastebuds with bait. The swimming pool provides a 180-degree clear underwater viewing of the crocodiles at a depth of 2.3 meters, giving plenty of opportunities for you to marvel at the sheer power and size of these giant reptiles.  After, you're free to take a walk with calmer aspects of nature at the 5 different wildlife habitats. Whether predatory or tranquil, you'll come away from your trip with a new respect for wildlife.

Port Douglas: Wildlife Habitat Entrance Ticket

Port Douglas: Wildlife Habitat Entrance Ticket

The iconic and award-winning Wildlife Habitat is Australia’s leading environmental wildlife experience, provides visitors with a chance to observe a huge range of native animals and plant life up close in a spacious interactive setting. Situated at Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland, the park is a leader in sustainable eco-tourism. With 5 distinct eco-systems - Woodlands, Wetlands, Rainforest, Nocturnal and Savannah - set over 8 acres of land. The natural habitat locations allow for an open and immersive experience allowing guests and wildlife the freedom and space to interact.  Showcasing over 100 Australian species and over 600 individual animals, take the opportunity to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, smile at a crocodile, observe living history with a visit to the cassowaries, or catch a glimpse of the rare Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo. Walk the plank – the predator plank that is - a balance beam suspended over a billabong of saltwater crocodiles, join a variety of free guided tours throughout the day or visit the presentation and photo hut to learn about Koalas, pythons, crocodiles, and birds. Meet rare and elusive nocturnal animals under a "starry night sky" in the Nocturnal Habitat. Koala photo and holding opportunities are available, along with birds, snakes and baby crocs (all optional extra).  For something completely different, jump on the WildNIGHT Nocturnal Tour. A 2-hour guided evening tour by torchlight of reclusive after dark animals and their escapades. Have the opportunity to see the endangered Mahogany glider, observe scorpions under UV light and keeper feed quolls (minimum and maximum numbers apply).

Southern Daintree Explorer Tour - Half Day

Southern Daintree Explorer Tour - Half Day

Our experienced guides will take you to the best spots of the southern Daintree region on this personalised adventure. Picking you up from your hotel, enjoy the journey in our modern and air-conditioned vehicles. First stop is Mossman Gorge where our knowledgeable guides will take you on a guided walk around the Gorge where you can marvel at the breathtaking view of the rainforest. Next up is the Daintree River wildlife cruise, allowing you to spot native wildlife and learn about the precious eco-system of the oldest living rainforest in the world. Great for those on a tight itinerary. Our half day southern Daintree tour includes Morning Tea, a guided walk through the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge and a wildlife spotting Daintree river cruise Inclusions Only 20 guests per vehicle Passionate and knowledgable guides Visit Mossman Gorge Visit the historic Daintree Village 1 hour wildlife cruise on the Daintree River

Daintree, Mossman Gorge and Wildlife Habitat

Daintree, Mossman Gorge and Wildlife Habitat

Start your day trip with a convenient pickup directly from your accommodation in Cairns. Hop aboard an electric bus and set out on your eco-friendly adventure. Your first stop is the Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Sit down to enjoy a morning tea before joining an interactive wildlife experience. See iconic Australian animals and learn about the award-winning nature park's conservation efforts. Next, hop back aboard your comfortable tour bus and make your way to your second destination for the day, Mossman Gorge. Connect with indigenous culture as you take part in a traditional welcome to country and smoking ceremony before enjoying a guided walk through the Daintree Rainforest. Then, refuel with a café-style lunch. Finally, embark on a sightseeing cruise along the Daintree River and discover the unique mangrove ecosystem. Keep an eye out for wildlife, including wild Estuarine Crocodiles, as you glide along the waters. Your day trip concludes with a relaxing return journey to Cairns. Enjoy wonderful views of the Great Barrier Reef Drive as you make your way back to your accommodation.

Kuranda, Cairns & Port Douglas Multi-Park Package

Kuranda, Cairns & Port Douglas Multi-Park Package

Once you visit the first park of your choice, you will be given your physical pass which can be used over a 6 month period at all of the following parks. The award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park is a 100 acre (40-hectare) property located in the middle of Kuranda’s World Heritage Rainforest. This locally owned and operated park offers three unique experiences to visitors. Board an amphibious World War II Army Duck for a land and water adventure through the rainforest, as your Duck Captain identifies and explains fascinating plants including ferns, orchids, strangler figs, and the infamous stinging tree. As you move through the water, keep an eye out for turtles, fish, eels, and water birds, or for birds, pythons, and other reptiles on land. Rainforestation has 12 of the historic Army Ducks (officially spelled DUKW) which hold up to 30 passengers and have a combination of 6-wheel drive, a propeller, and a rudder. The Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience offers the opportunity to see traditional dance performances in the setting of the beautiful Rainforest Amphitheatre. You can also take part in the Dreamtime Walk along the Rainbow Serpent walkway, then watch a display of traditional spear throwing and didgeridoo playing. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn the art of throwing a boomerang, and try it out for yourself – can you get your boomerang to come back to you? Enjoy a self-guided tour in the Koala & Wildlife Park with experienced Wildlife Keepers and see crocodiles, kangaroos, wallabies, snakes, dingoes, a cassowary and the only Tasmanian Devils in North Queensland. There is also a barramundi lake where you can see the region’s most famous (and tastiest) fish. They grow up to 2 meters in length and can weigh up to 60kg! Don’t miss Jack the Ripper, one of the largest crocodiles in captivity. Coming in at over 5 meters in length and weighing almost a tonne, you can view him from the safety of our elevated boardwalks. Explore the park at your own pace and hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies as they roam freely through the park. Australian  Butterfly  Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia and prides itself on providing a world-class wildlife experience in the heart of Kuranda. The all-weather experience is home to over 1,500 magnificent tropical butterflies. The combination of a rainforest understory and canopy, along with a running stream and waterfalls, results in a natural-looking and feeling rainforest. All butterflies in the sanctuary are local rainforest species, and all are hand-reared on the premises. The undisputed stars of the sanctuary are the fluoro green Cairns Birdwings. Both these and the smaller but equally colorful species in the sanctuary provide visitors with the super experience of being surrounded by these habitually elusive wonders of nature. We recommend that visitors to the sanctuary wear something bright (red, white or hot pink are best) and let these beautiful creatures flutter all over you. Guests are welcome to stay as long as they like with their entry ticket allowing them the flexibility to return for up to 5 days. The award-winning Wildlife Habitat, located in Port Douglas, is a wildlife immersion exhibit providing visitors with a chance to experience the Wetlands, Rainforest, and Grasslands in an open and interactive setting. As you make your way along the boardwalks of the Rainforest environment, you can fully immerse yourself in the different levels of the rainforest, from the forest floor to the canopy, and the wildlife which occupies it. Follow the Cassowary Walk to view local species such as the Cass and Airlie, our resident southern cassowaries, as well as Boyd’s forest dragon and the colorful Eclectus parrots. In the Wetlands, look out for the range of birds and other wildlife that call the area home, including the Black-Necked Storks. Wildlife Habitat is the only park in the world successfully breeding the Storks. Over in the Grasslands exhibit, you will have the opportunity to hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies and admire the endangered Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroos. A host of wild native birdlife uses the billabong in this area as a sanctuary. Boardwalks overlook tropical lagoons where both the estuarine and freshwater crocodiles lurk beneath the water or bask on banks in the sunshine. Walk the world's first Predator Plank over these apex predators. Watch as our experienced Wildlife Keepers demonstrate the sheer power of the saltwater crocodile during feeding time – an impressive display not to be missed. Guests are welcome to stay as long as they like with their entry ticket allowing them the flexibility to return for up to 5 days.

From Cairns: Daintree Wilderness & Cape Tribulation Bus Tour

From Cairns: Daintree Wilderness & Cape Tribulation Bus Tour

On this full-day tour you will discover the beautiful Daintree Rainforest. The remote natural magnificence of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest is far from the glitz of civilization and brings both awe and peace, a true solace to the soul. Daintree is nature's kingdom, a gem in Australia's crown of natural icons. Here you will find fan palms, Flying Paradise Kingfishers, tree frogs, butterflies of every hue and color, Rainbow Lorikeets, entwining strangler figs, and rampant climbing vines set by crystal streams flowing into a tropical sea. On this tour you will visit the Wildlife Habitat to experience the 5 wildlife environments – the savannah, rainforest, wetlands, nocturnal, and grasslands. Cross the Daintree River on board a cable-driven vehicular ferry. You will travel deep into the Daintree Rainforest to the Cape Tribulation Resort to enjoy a tropical lunch. At Cape Tribulation you can enjoy the dazzling white sand beaches and azure tropical sea and visit Alexandra Lookout to admire the spectacular views of the Daintree River and the Coral Sea. Cruise along the Daintree River among mangroves, impenetrable rainforest jungle, and crocodile-infested waters and enjoy afternoon tea before returning to Cairns.

7B - Wildlife Tour & Mossman Gorge

7B - Wildlife Tour & Mossman Gorge

Our first destination is Wildlife Habitat, an open and interactive environment for guests and animals to mingle in a spacious natural setting. Visitors wander along elevated boardwalks, observing up close a huge range of flora and fauna as birds fly and animals roam freely. Hand feed the wallabies and Kangaroos, and join in the wildlife presentations (wetlands birds, Cassowary, koala, Reptile & Saltwater Crocodiles) before sitting down for the Crocodile Feeding Presentation. See the famous "Tree Kangaroos" (kangaroos that live in the trees !) along with the enormous flightless bird - The Cassowary Guests who have opted for a Swim with the Salties will experience the ultimate adrenaline rush and dive into the aquatic territory with two of the mightiest Estuarine Crocodiles at Wildlife Habitat's CrocArena. Those who have chosen to be spectators only can enjoy the show - from the CrocArena Stage. Next stop is Mossman Gorge, where you'll enjoy a swim in the cool refreshing crystal clear waters of Mossman Gorge and your choice of a guided walk through the rainforest or some free-time to explore the Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge,

Cairns: Daintree Rainforest, Mosman Gorge, & Aboriginal Tour

Cairns: Daintree Rainforest, Mosman Gorge, & Aboriginal Tour

Embark on an immersive wildlife and cultural journey through the breathtaking landscapes of Far North Queensland on our Wildlife Habitat and Daintree Rainforest Adventure tour. Encounter Native Australian Wildlife at Wildlife Habitat: Our journey begins at the renowned Wildlife Habitat, where you'll step into the world of native Australian animals. Hand-feed kangaroos and wallabies, observe the majestic cassowaries, marvel at the crocodile feeding show, and meet the charming Lumholtz's Tree kangaroos. Immerse yourself in engaging wildlife presentations that highlight the region's rich biodiversity and conservation efforts. Explore Mossman Gorge and Daintree Rainforest: Next, we venture into the ancient wonders of the Daintree Rainforest, starting with a delicious lunch amidst the natural beauty of Mossman Gorge. Afterward, dive into the cool, crystal-clear waters of Mossman Gorge for a refreshing swim—a moment of tranquility in nature's embrace. Choose Your Adventure in the Rainforest: Opt for the Wanderers Walk and embark on a self-guided exploration through Mossman Gorge's lush rainforest. Traverse scenic boardwalks, discover lookout points, and immerse yourself in the serene surroundings. Alternatively, select the Dreamtime Walk for an immersive cultural experience. Begin with a traditional 'smoking' ceremony to cleanse and connect with the rainforest's spirits. Follow your knowledgeable Indigenous guide on a private rainforest track, learning about traditional plant use, bush food sources, and ancient traditions like bush soaps and ochre painting. Conclude your walk with a delightful serving of traditional bush tea and damper—a perfect finale to your rainforest journey. Healing Waters and Departure: Enjoy some free time to soak in the healing energies of Mossman Gorge's waters, surrounded by ancient granite boulders and the tranquil rainforest ambiance. Feel rejuvenated in body, mind, and soul before we bid farewell to this enchanting landscape and return home with cherished memories of our wildlife and rainforest adventure. Join us on this extraordinary journey where wildlife encounters, cultural immersion, and natural beauty converge to create a day of discovery and wonder in Far North Queensland. Book your Wildlife Habitat and Daintree Rainforest Adventure today for an unforgettable experience in Australia's tropical paradise

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Overall rating

4.5
(236 reviews)

It was a good trip, alot of it was spent driving but the sites were visited were worth it :) and despite it being such a long day…i recall i was picked up very very early and then returned very very very late as I was the first on the pick up list. I return to cairns again I would probably do this tours again.

Kerry our tour guide was very informative We saw couple of crocodiles on the Daintree forest riverbank with our tour guide from the Daintree river cruise His knowledge was amazing Would recommend this tour well worth the money

We loved the entire day! Learnt a lot about plants, environment. Aboriginal culture and met some beautiful people! Great family day out and my son rated the Boomerang throwing and Aussie BBQ very highly!!! 😂

Great experience and highly recommended. The wildlife habitat was excellent but be wary of the birds that land on your shoulder. Scary at first but a great selfie

Lots of fun! We were running late due to transportation issues, but they were very nice and understanding about it.