Departing your accommodation we travel through the rich farming areas toward the World Heritage listed forest region of the Daintree National Park. We step aboard our own personalised craft for a cruise on the mirrored smooth waters of the Daintree River. We cruise close to riverbanks and under the overhead canopy of the rainforest seeking out the vivid Ulysses Butterfly, Kingfishers and other wildlife. The cruise takes us through silent backwaters where crocodiles can normally be seen basking on the muddy banks.
Now it’s time to move off and board the river ferry, this small punt is the only way for people to connect and enter the magnificent rainforest region.
Arriving on the northern side of the river we now enter the Daintree section of the Wet Tropics World Heritage protected rainforest. Our journey takes us up the beautiful Alexandra Range passing through rainforest and on to our first stop deep in the rainforest at the Jindalba boardwalk. Here we immerse you inside our protected forests and take you on a guided walk to view ancient plants and amazing wildlife. Afterwards, enjoy a home-made morning tea underneath the rainforest canopy.
Today you will learn from your Tour Guide the insight into the local aboriginal culture of the area. The Wet Tropics is one of the richest sites for biodiversity on earth and the Daintree is a place of spectacular beauty, rugged mountains, deep gorges and flowing rivers with numerous waterfalls.
Continuing along our next stop is at the magical Cape Tribulation beach; here our guides will highlight the amazing wildlife and ecosystems unique to this part of the world. Usually we are one of the only people on this stretch of wilderness beach if not the only people. Many who have travelled remark how they feel like Robinson Crusoe.
Lunch is a special treat today, we enjoy a delicious meal which includes tropical rainforest-inspired local produce. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy quality food, whilst bathed in the serenity of the tropical rainforests. You will also have the opportunity to get up close and personal with reptiles, frogs and lizards endemic to the area. If the cute and cuddly animals are more to your liking, then you will have the opportunity to feed the kangaroos and swamp wallabies in your own private zoo.
After lunch we get to see unusual, exotic fruit originating from all over the globe’s tropical regions. Along with the fruit trees the orchid is also a host to beautiful species of tropical flowering plants, both native and introduced. The sole purpose for the fruit grown at this orchard is to make pure, fresh, ice cream which is made on the property and sold nowhere else on the globe. For all those ice cream lovers this is your chance to add to your list of flavours (optional extra).
Our last stop and final lasting impression will be at the outstanding panoramic picture postcard view at Alexandra Range Lookout. From here you’ll have a spectacular view of the mouth of the Daintree River, Snapper Island and on a clear day Port Douglas.
One final treat for the day is the crossing on the Daintree River Ferry – the iconic vehicle punt which transfers you out of the world heritage rainforest and on to your home-ward road. You will be back at your accommodation early in the evening.
- Highly qualified and knowledgeable guide
- Travel in an air-conditioned vehicle
- Restaurant lunch including Australian wine and beer
- City hotel pick up and drop off
- Comprehensive commentary
- Personalised Daintree River Cruise