Daintree and Mossman Gorge Tour with Cruise Option

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Monday 15 July to Monday 12 August
Cairns: Daintree and Mossman Gorge Tour with Cruise Option


  • Experience a wildlife river cruise, learn about the fragile ecosystem
  • Discover the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive and enjoy panoramic views
  • Participate in a Smoke Ceremony with the Kuku Yalanji people
  • Listen to highly trained guides who give an expert rain forest interpretation
  • Visit Mossman Gorge & the Daintree Rainforest


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. It is then time to explore the ancient rainforest environment on an interesting guided tour of the Mossman Gorge - Daintree Rainforest. Highly trained guides will give expert rainforest interpretation, which will inform and impress. Also, enjoy a refreshing swim in the cascading waters. Next we stop for lunch in the Daintree Village. After lunch you will join a Wildlife River Cruise and cross the mighty Daintree River. During the cruise, you may see a crocodile, while learning about the fragile ecosystem of this impressive serpent-like river system. (If you have booked this option). 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. Visit the only place on Earth where two UNESCO World Heritage sites meet: The Daintree Rainforest and The Great Barrier Reef. Next we drive to the Daintree Ice Cream Co were you can choose to taste locally made ice cream, at your own cost, 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.


Pickup and drop-off at your Cairns or Port Douglas accommodation Lunch Mossman Gorge and smoke ceremony Guided Rainforest Walk Wildlife cruise (if option selected) Daintree river ferry crossing All national park fees Hotel drop-off Roundtrip transportation

Important Information

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

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