Cairns: 2-Day Daintree, Cape Tribulation & Outback Tour

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Experience 2-day trips to the best locations. Venture to the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and the Australian Outback including the Chillagoe Caves. Immerse yourself in nature!


  • Visit heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and famous Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Guided Tour of the Chillagoe Caves in the Aussie Outback
  • Swim at the pristine Emmagen Creek
  • Spot wildlife and get up close to wallabies
  • Visit ancient Aboriginal rock art


Day 1: Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation (10.5 hours) After pick up, venture to the Daintree Rainforest, thousands of years old. Spot crocodiles and birdlife on the 1-hour Daintree River cruise. Follow your guide through the rainforest on an elevated boardwalk and learn all about the flora and fauna of the area. Enjoy lunch with your fellow travellers. Stop at the Daintree Ice-Cream Company for an ice cream (included). Go for a freshwater swim at the pristine Emmagen Creek. Head to the famous Cape Tribulation Beach, with a cable ferry crossing across the mighty Daintree River. Return to your accommodation for the evening. Day 2: Cairns Outback and Chillagoe Caves (11 hours) After hotel pick up, ascend the McAllister Ranges and the Great Dividing Range. Enjoy morning tea at the famous Skybury Coffee Plantation. Spot kangaroos and other Australian wildlife, such as emus, wallabies, and wedge-tail eagles. Pass through historic abandoned mining towns and small outback communities to hear stories of the past. Visit the local Aboriginal Rock Art and Balancing Rock and explore the famous Chillagoe Caves on a guided caves tour. Learn about the once-booming Chillagoe smelter ruins. Enjoy a delicious outback Aussie lunch. Finally, get up close to the wallabies at Granite Gorge and see local wildlife before dropping off at your accommodation.


Roundtrip transfers from Cairns Live commentary by eco-accredited driver-guide Scenic coastal drive 1-hour Daintree river cruise (tea/coffee beforehand) Guided walk through the rainforest Lunch at a local cafe Swim stop at Emmagen Creek Time at Cape Tribulation Beach Cable ferry crossing Daintree ice-cream Morning tea at Skybury Coffee Plantation on Outback Day Aussie pub lunch at an iconic 100-year-old pub Guided tour of the Chillagoe Caves See Balancing Rock See Aboriginal Rock Art Visit the Chillagoe Copper Smelters Visit Granite Gorge and get up close to rock wallabies National Park fees

Important Information

  • Transfers can be arranged from Port Douglas and Northern Beaches on Outback Day for an additional cost, speak to the tour operator directly to book.
  • A reasonable level of fitness is required for this tour as there are steps into the caves and uneven ground
  • The tour may be cancelled or the itinerary changed due to the wet season
  • Advise dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please bring a towel and swimsuit, camera, sunscreen, hat, insect repellant and cash for drinks
  • Please note overnight accommodation is not included with this tour

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