The Daintree Rainforest is the oldest continuously surviving tropical rainforest in the world, thought to be 165 million years old. Visit Cape Tribulation Beach ‘where the rainforest meets the reef’ and two World Heritage Listed sites collide.
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, Pythons and other wildlife. The cruise takes us through silent backwaters where crocodiles can normally be seen basking on the muddy banks.
Arriving on the northern side of the river we enter the Daintree section of the Wet Tropics World Heritage protected rainforest. Enjoy a home-made morning tea underneath the rainforest canopy.
Next, our journey takes us up the beautiful Alexandra Range passing through local rainforest and on to our first stop, where we take a scenic walk through this amazing eco system. Immerse yourself inside protected forests as we take you on a guided walk to view ancient plants and amazing wildlife. Today you will learn from your Tour Guide some 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. Continuing along our next stop is at one of magical beaches that adorn the coastline of Cape Tribulation; here our guides will highlight the amazing wildlife and ecosystems unique to this part of the world. Many who have travelled remark how they feel like Robinson Crusoe.
Lunch today is a delicious meal which includes rainforest-inspired local produce. This is a unique opportunity to enjoy quality food, whilst bathed in the serenity of the tropical rainforests.
After lunch we get to see unusual, exotic fruit originating from all over the globe’s tropical regions. Along with the fruit trees, the orchard is also a host to beautiful species of tropical flowering plants, both native and introduced. The sole purpose for the fruit grown at here is to make pure, fresh, ice cream and sorbet 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.