Explore Paradise: Cape Tribulation Tour in Australia

Welcome to HotGetaways.com.au, your ultimate guide to experiencing the natural beauty and cultural richness of Cape Tribulation. Our Indigenous Experience and Cape Tribulation tour is a remarkable journey that immerses you in the unique convergence of the world’s oldest tropical rainforests and the magnificent Great Barrier Reef. This full-day adventure is filled with captivating experiences that highlight the wonders of this pristine paradise.

Along the Way

Scenic Coastal Drive:

Your excursion begins with a picturesque drive from Cairns to Port Douglas, a route often likened to the far north’s Great Ocean Road. Along the way, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the glistening Coral Sea, setting the stage for an unforgettable day.

Mossman Gorge

Your first stop is Mossman Gorge, nestled within the southern sector of the renowned Daintree National Park. Here, you’ll have the exclusive opportunity to engage with the traditional owners, the Kuku Yalanji people. The experience begins with a warm “Welcome to Country” and a traditional Smoke Ceremony.

Welcome to Country:

A traditional ceremony led by the Kuku Yalanji people.

Cultural Insights:

Learn about the rich heritage, traditional weapons, customs, and vibrant culture of the Bama, the indigenous Rainforest people.

Mossman River:

Enjoy the crystal-clear waters winding through imposing granite boulders surrounded by lush green rainforest.

Swim in the Gorge

Take a refreshing dip in the invigorating cascading waters of the gorge.

Crossing the Daintree River

Continuing your journey northward, you’ll cross the mighty Daintree River, a gateway to Cape Tribulation. Enjoy lunch in the heart of the rainforest, where you can enjoy a captivating dining experience among the ancient trees.

Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk

After lunch, embark on an expert-guided tour of the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk. Your knowledgeable guides will offer insights into the rainforest, unveiling its secrets and wonders.

Rainforest Diversity:

Explore everything from low-lying ferns and shrubs to the towering rainforest canopy and mangrove ecosystems.

Daintree Ice Cream Co.

If time permits, visit for deliciously tropical fruit ice creams made on-site in small artisan-style batches (at additional cost).

Alexandra Lookout

Visit the Alexandra Range Lookout (Walu Wugirriga) for a stunning photo opportunity. Enjoy sweeping views encompassing the Daintree River, its rainforest delta, and the vast expanse of the Coral Sea.

Wildlife River Cruise

In the afternoon, embark on a wildlife cruise on the Daintree River. You might even catch sight of a crocodile while learning about this serpent-like river system’s fragile yet impressive ecosystem.

Return to Cairns

As the day draws to a close, you’ll board the bus for the return journey to Cairns, with a brief drive through Port Douglas, a picturesque beachside village known for its laid-back vibe, abundance of bars,and cafes.


Highlights of the Cape Tribulation Day Tour

  1. Scenic Coastal Drive: Enjoy stunning views of the coastline’s beauty.
  2. Mossman Gorge (Indigenous Experience): Participate in a “Welcome to Country” and a Smoke Ceremony by the Kuku Yalanji people, learning about their customs and culture.
  3. Daintree River (Ferry Crossing): Experience the unique charm of crossing the majestic Daintree River by ferry.
  4. Rainforest Boardwalk (Guided Tour): Explore the lush rainforest environment and learn about its incredible biodiversity on a guided boardwalk tour.
  5. Cape Tribulation: Witness where the rainforest meets the reef, showcasing the region’s diverse beauty.
  6. Wildlife River Cruise: On a river cruise, encounter fascinating wildlife, including crocodiles.
  7. Port Douglas: Conclude your journey in the charming town of Port Douglas, where you can explore its attractions, relax, and soak in the coastal atmosphere.

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So what is Included?
  • Scenic Coastal Drive (Cairns to Port Douglas)
  • Mossman Gorge (with Welcome to Country Indigenous Experience)
  • Wildlife River Cruise (Crocodiles and more)
  • Guided Rainforest Walk
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Lunch in the rainforest
  • Daintree River (ferry crossing)
  • Short visit to world-famous Port Douglas

What to bring

And what will I need to bring?
  • A small day bag
  • Swimming Costume
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Walking shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Money for drinks, snacks and also Icecream


What are the best parts of your day?
  • Scenic Coastal Drive
  • Mossman Gorge
  • Welcome to Country and Smoke Ceremony
  • Daintree River
  • Rainforest Boardwalk
  • Cape Tribulation
  • Wildlife River Cruise
  • Port Douglas


And how does your day look?
  • 7:30 am – Pickups from Cairns or Northern Beaches Accommodation
  • Arrive at Mossman Gorge Centre
  • Meet Traditional Owners and experience a “Welcome to Country” as well as a smoke ceremony.
  • Transfer to the gorge for a Rainforest Walk and optional swim
  • Travel to the Daintree River Cruise Centre for the Daintree Wildlife and Crocodile Spotting Cruise
  • Drive through the Rainforest to Cape Tribulation
  • Enjoy Lunch at Cape Tribulation
  • Visit Marddja Boardwalk for the guided Rainforest Walk
  • Spend time at Cape Tribulation Beach (Myall Beach)
  • Visit Daintree Icecream Co (ice-cream purchased at own cost)
  • Stop at Alexandra Lookout
  • Return back to the Mainland via the Daintree River Ferry Crossing
  • Sightseeing tour through Port Douglas
  • 7:00 pm – Return to your Cairns Accommodation

Optional Extras

So what is not Included?

Breakfast, Snacks as well as Drinks, are available to be purchased at Mossman Gorge Centre.

You can also purchase an ice cream when visiting the Daintree Ice-Cream Co.

How to get there

But how will I get there?

Courtesy transfers to and from your hotel are included.

Important Information

Infants (0-1 years old) – Please note infants travel free of charge on the condition they sit on the parents lap whilst travelling. No meal is included for an infant.

The child pricing for this tour applies to children between 2-11 years. With this in mind, Adult pricing applies to guests 12 years and over.



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