Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation

Two hours drive from Cairns but a world away from the busy tourist hubbub, the Daintree Rainforest is a precious natural treasure in Queensland’s tropical north. Cross the Daintree River and you will step into the tranquil surroundings of the world’s oldest rainforest. Predating the Amazon by millions of years, the Daintree Rainforest welcomes travellers with its abundant biodiversity, emerald vegetation and ancient Indigenous culture. With no phone reception and not even mains power, a visit to the Daintree Rainforest really is like stepping back in time.

But while you won’t be able to check your Instagram amongst the lush jungle of the Daintree Rainforest, you won’t need to with so many things to see and do. A World Heritage Site since 1988, the Daintree Rainforest is home to crystal clear streams and swimming holes, spectacular walks and a few modern essentials like the Daintree Ice Cream Company. Not to mention the pristine beaches of Cape Tribulation and the colourful Great Barrier Reef just off the coast. There’s the chance to spot crocodiles and birdlife on a river cruise and if you are lucky, the ancient cassowary may be lurking in the forest understory. If you don’t reconnect with nature on your trip to the Daintree Rainforest, you may be a lost cause.

Best Daintree Rainforest Tours from Cairns

Spend a day exploring this dazzling region of Tropical North Queensland with one of our Daintree Rainforest Tours from Cairns. Our Cape Tribulation and Daintree Tour with Mossman Gorge is perfect for all types of travellers. Our guide will share their wealth of local knowledge about the flora, fauna, geology and culture of this ancient region as you enjoy guided rainforest walks. Visiting Mossman Gorge is a chance to learn about the Kuku Yalanji people, traditional custodians of the Daintree Rainforest. Tuck into a picnic lunch on Cape Tribulation Beach, admire the views from Alexandra Lookout, spot crocs on a wildlife cruise and so much more!

More adventurous travellers will enjoy our 1 Day Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Tour with Port Douglas. After morning tea in the chic town of Port Douglas, this day tour from Cairns travels a bit off-piste to swim in a secluded swimming hole and explore lesser-known forest paths. Return to civilisation with a restaurant lunch followed by a crocodile spotting cruise. Then we’ll stop by some spectacular lookouts for unforgettable views of this stunning area, before heading back to Cairns in the evening.

Explore Our Cape Tribulation Tours

The best way to see Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Rainforest is to spend a night up there! Join our Cape Tribulation and Daintree Overnight Tour for a night in your choice of accommodation at Cape Tribulation. The itinerary follows the same as the 1 Day Cape Tribulation and Daintree Tour with Mossman Gorge, dropping you at your accommodation around lunch time and giving you free time in the rainforest to spend as you wish. Try kayaking or horse riding in your free time, then bed down in the tranquil surroundings of the rainforest. Awake in the Daintree and enjoy a few more hours of free time before we collect you from your accommodation, ready to finish off the rest of the tour.

For a fully guided 2-day tour, join our 2 Day Cape Tribulation and Daintree Tour. Including your overnight accommodation at PKs Jungle Village, you’ll discover the nocturnal secrets of the rainforest with a guided night walk. Enjoy some free time in the morning on day two and explore more of the Daintree before arriving back in Cairns in the evening. It’s the best way to see all the Daintree Rainforest has to offer!

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best day tours to the Daintree Rainforest?

Where do we stay on the overnight tours to the Daintree Rainforest?

On the 2 Day Cape Tribulation Tour, dormitory accommodation is included at PKs Jungle Village. On the overnight tour, dormitory accommodation is included at your choice of either PKs Jungle Village, Fern Tree Rainforest Lodge or Cape Trib Beach House. Private room upgrades may be available, so contact us to check availability.

What is the difference between the tours?

All tours visit the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation on a 20 seat bus with a local guide. The differences are in the inclusions and stops. Check the tour page for more details.