Cairns Cape Tribulation Tour Daintree River Cruise
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North of Cairns lies the most significant rainforest in the world, the Daintree Forest, which is home to over 30% of Australia's animals and insect life.
This tour takes you through the Daintree to Cape Tribulation with exciting and fun stops along the way.
Highlight of this Cape Tribulation tour is the crocodile spotting cruise on Daintree River.
Head North along the Captain Cook Highway for a brief tour of Port Douglas and then for the first real stop of the tour, the Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary.
The Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary is a fabulous display of four different habitats, namely rainforest, wetlands, woodlands and grasslands, where you can walk along special boardwalks and see Australian animals up close in their natural environments.
The koala walk is most popular as you are close with the koalas and of course patting kangaroos is special fun for all the kids. Don't be scared of the emu either. This one is quite friendly.
If you like birds in particular, the Wildlife Habitat is something special. On one of our own trips to Port Douglas last year, we actually spent 2 days at the habitat just to photograph birds. Got there early in the morning each day, stayed for lunch and went right through to the closing time. Will do it again next time we are north.
Make sure your camera is ready as the lorikeet in the photo above will pose for you. It's his special job.
Next stop for you on the tour is the Daintree River, where you make the crossing by cable ferry, then you travel further north through the forest and mountains to Alexandra lookout for great photo opportunities of the Coral Sea and mouth of the Daintree River.
There will be opportunities for walks in the rainforest and when you arrive at Cape Tribulation, beach walks and fabulous scenery before a delicious lunch.
After lunch return to the Daintree River for a one hour cruise, spotting fearsome saltwater crocodiles and learning of the mangrove's importance to the eco system.
On the drive back to Cairns, enjoy the scenery as you reflect on a day spent with nature, in the most beautiful part of the world, the Daintree Forest.
Cost of tour is around AUD $160 per person, includes entry fees, Daintree Cruise and lunch. Now that's good value.
Fun things to do in Cairns
Cairns Tropical Zoo
Kuranda Skyrail & Scenic Train
Undara Lava Tubes
Hartley's Crocodile Farm
Hot Air Ballooning
Airport Shuttle Bus
Kuranda All Inclusive
White Water Rafting
Butterflies & Birdworld