Queensland Daintree Explorer

5 Days | Answer the ancient call of wild coastal rainforest

5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews submitted.
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Leave hustle and bustle in the rear-view mirror on this five-day journey to some of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest and the untouched coast it spills onto. This trip takes you into the heart of the land the Kuku Yalanji people have called home for 50,000 years, into the complex ecosystem of the forest and deserted white-sand beaches. Learn about hunting native plants from a First Nations guide, encounter crocodiles and colourful birds on a cruise through mangrove thickets and walk under heavy green canopy in Mossman Gorge.

Trip overview

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Start
Cairns, Australia
Finish
Cairns, Australia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Australia
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
PVOD
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Experience 180 million years of magic in the world’s oldest rainforest and enjoy access to a secluded private area that’s not open to the general public.
  • Spot crocodiles during a wildlife cruise on Cooper Creek, with expert eyes on board to point out creatures hidden in the forest.
  • Take a guided walk along the pristine, rainforest-rimmed beach of Cape Tribulation, where Europeans tried and failed to tame the coastal wilderness for hundreds of years.
  • Learn how to spear fish and gather medicine on Kuyu Kuyu (Cooya Beach) with Kuku Yalanji guides who are committed to maintaining their ancestral traditions and way of life.
  • After warm days spent walking deserted beaches and rambling through the rainforest, relax in the comfort of your 4-star resort accommodation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip requires a moderate level of fitness as it involves a lot of walking, allowing you to really get among nature. Please bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 March 2024.

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Inclusions

Meals

4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Ferry

Accommodation

Resort (4 nights)

Activities
  • Barron Gorge National Park - Din Din Barron Falls lookout
  • Port Douglas - Local Dinner
  • Port Douglas - Leader-lead Orientation Walk
  • Port Douglas - Trinity Bay lookout
  • Kuranda - Kuranda Village Visit
  • Daintree National Park - Cape Tribulation Lookout & Beach Walk
  • Daintree Rainforest - Nature Walk with Local Guide
  • Daintree National Park - Cooper Creek wildlife cruise
  • Daintree National Park - Heritage Restaurant lunch
  • Mossman Gorge - Guided rainforest walk
  • Kuyu Kuyu (Cooya Beach) - Kuku Yalanji Cultural Habitat tour
  • Kuyu Kuyu (Cooya Beach) - Aboriginal Painting Class

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Important notes

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

START & END TIME
Your trip starts with a welcome meeting at 11am on day 1, and finishes upon arrival back into Cairns on the last day at around 12pm.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 19 reviews submitted.
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Sobashini · Traveled June 2023
We had a great tour guided by Michelle. The inclusions, Daintree tour with Angie, the Aboriginal cultural experience with Link and the River boat ride on Solar Whisper are extraordinary and unforgettable. Intrepid's effort for responsible tourism and sustainability is commendable. Definitely a worth for money tour.
Review submitted 06 Jun 2023

Jeremy · Traveled February 2023
The Daintree tour was a great mix of nature, cultural activities and awareness and places to see and explore. Very comfortable, nothing strenuous. Would recommend to someone looking to explore everything around Port Douglas
Review submitted 13 Feb 2023

Deb · Traveled November 2022
The Daintree explorer. Great trip. Easy to do even for those needing a stick to walk. In fact the stick helps you climb/wade through the obstacles and puddles 😁 such a great educational experience. I’ll be back.
Review submitted 09 Nov 2022

DENISE · Traveled October 2022
The Daintree Explorer was a great way to see the highlights of Far North Qld & learn about the culture & natural environment. Accommodation & meals were excellent, with plenty of opportunity for relaxation, and our guide, Michelle was great!
Review submitted 11 Nov 2022

Tanya · Traveled September 2022
I had a great time on this tour! The scenery was stunning, I met a great bunch of people, and the accommodation was awesome. Intrepid Travel delivered (again!) :)
Review submitted 30 Sep 2022
Queensland Daintree Explorer
From
ZAR  25,849