2-Day Cooktown & Daintree Tour

Experience an exclusive eco-tour that showcases North Queensland’s natural beauty and culture in a fast-paced adventure. Visit the heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown and Port Douglas.

Experience an exclusive eco-tour that showcases North Queensland’s natural beauty and culture in a fast-paced adventure

Visit the Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Cooktown and Port Douglas. Experience lush, tropical Rainforest along with picture-perfect Cape Tribulation beaches and rivers. This is the only place where two World Heritage Listed sites - the Daintree Rainforest & Great Barrier Reef, meet. The historical tour showcases the real natural beauty and excitement the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Cooktown offers. After a full day of touring, unwind & relax at the unique Ferntree Rainforest Lodge and spend a night in the luxurious Garden Loft immersed within the heart of the Daintree Rainforest.

Experience an exclusive eco-tour that showcases North Queensland’s natural beauty and culture in a fast-paced adventure


Day 1 Cairns to Cape Tribulation via the Great Barrier Reef Scenic Drive

The Day begins with a scenic trip along the Great Barrier Reef Drive to Mossman Gorge, where you will experience crystal-clear cascades over large granite boulders surrounded by beautiful rainforest. Then explore the famous Daintree River on an eco-friendly Daintree River Crocodile Cruise, boasting of a vast range of wildlife, birds and crocodiles. Cross the Daintree River on the famous cable ferry and adventure through the Daintree Rainforest to Alexandra Lookout, providing picture perfect views of where the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef meet. Stay at the unique Ferntree Rainforest Lodge, immersed within the Daintree Rainforest, and dine at the Cassowary Restaurant while enjoying the natural surroundings of the jungle. 


Day 2 Cape Tribulation to Cooktown via the Bloomfield Track then back to Cairns or Port Douglas 

The following day you will start off with experiencing and exploring the beauty of the Daintree Rainforest, including the breathtaking gigantic 500-year-old Fig Tree. You will cross the cool, clear waters of Emmagen Creek. Then venture onto the treacherous Bloomfield Track and explore the cascading Wujal Wujal Waterfalls. The adventure continues up to the historic Cooktown to the imposing mountain range Black Mountain made up of massive granite boulders, which is home to unique wildlife and rich in Aboriginal culture. Refresh and unwind with lunch and drinks in Cooktown Village, and then enjoy the sunset at the Grassy Hill lookout. You will then end the 2-day tour with journeying back to Cairns or Port Douglas, while stopping off at various secluded beaches and swimming holes. Here you will have the opportunity for a swim, should you wish to go for a refreshing dip.


Rates

Adult (Twin Share) - $1,075

Adult (Single) - $1,199

Child (4 – 14 years) - $899

Family (2 Adults & 2 Children) - $2,999

Private Charter - $3,399

Please Note

Single Travelers must book a “single” rate as we don’t offer shared rooms with other single travelers.

Child Prices are for Ages 4 - 14.

What's Included

Fully guided tour. Experienced naturalist guides.

Mossman Gorge. Swim in crystal clear water cascading over granite boulders.

Alexandra Range. View the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef from above.

Cooktown. Explore the historic village where the first settlers arrived.

Grassy Hill. Enjoy amazing views and sunset over the Endeavour River.

Daintree Rainforest. Experience ancient Rainforest on Earth.

Bloomfield Track. Treacherous track to Wujal Wujal.

Wujal Wujal Waterfalls. Cascading waterfall onto the Bloomfield River.

Guided Walks. Learn about the history of the Daintree Rainforest and its wide range of flora and fauna.

Emmagen Creek Crossing. Keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles.

Fig Tree. Gigantic 500-year-old fig tree.

Secluded Beaches and Swimming Holes. Experience the hidden gems of the jungle.

All national parks. Including fees and permits.

Small or private touring group. Comfortable and airconditioned vehicle.

Meals and snacks. As per itinerary.

Daintree River Crocodile Cruise. 1-hour cruise to view wildlife, birds & crocodiles.

Unique Accommodation. Immersed within the Daintree Rainforest.

Pick-up Times

The tour operates with daily pick-ups from anywhere between Cairns, Port Douglas, and Cape Tribulation.

Cairns - 7:30 AM

Northern Beaches - 7:50 AM

Port Douglas - 8:20 AM

Cape Tribulation & the surrounding Daintree region - 8:30 AM

Please Note

Pick-up times are dependent on road conditions and traffic, and can vary.

FAQs

Do I Need to Pre-Book? 

Yes. Far North Escapes Tours are popular throughout the year and many of the tours gets fully booked rapidly, so we advise you to book in advance.


Do I need to be physically fit to go on the tour? 

No. No physical strength is required. However, there is bush walking and swimming involved if you choose to include this in your tour. If you have a restricted mobility or medical condition of concern, please contact us to discuss requirements prior to your tour. We are happy to alter the tour after your requirements and needs to ensure you will have the best experience and adventure possible.


What are the groups like? 

The groups are small and likeminded people all aiming for the same experience – to explore Tropical Far North Queensland’s many beautiful destinations. Maximum group size per car is 4 or 5 people. We do also offer private charters if this option suits you better. We are a niche tour company who prides ourselves on small group sizes, so we can deliver a truly unique experience with you in focus.


What accommodation is provided, and will I have to share with other members of the group? 

We offer niche accommodation which is unique and immersed within the beautiful nature of Tropical Far North Queensland. Accommodation is private and will not be shared unless the booking is made for specific groups travelling together, wishing to share. 


How long before my tour should I arrive at the location of departure? 

We ask guests to be their 15 minutes prior to tour commencement.


What type of luggage should I bring? 

We always recommend packing as light as possible with light, breathable clothes to suit the environment of the Tropical North. However, the specific requirements for your tour will vary widely depending on where and when you are traveling.


Will I get some free time whilst I’m on tour? 

Yes. Throughout our 4x4 tours we will communicate with the tour participants and see what they would like to do. We will deliver a truly unique experience with you in focus.


Are the trips safe? 

The safety of our passengers, guides and operators is a major priority for Far North Escapes. With this in mind, we monitor world events very closely. Far North Escapes as well as relative operators makes operational decisions based on informed advice from several sources, if a tour is deemed to be unsafe.

What to wear and bring

  • Swimmers & Towels if you wish to swim
  • Bag with overnight essentials
  • Hat & Sunscreen
  • Cash for Wujal Wujal Art Gallery (Subject to availability on the day)
  • Enclosed footwear
  • Light, breathable clothing 
  • Bottle of Water
  • Camera or Phone to take photos of your adventure

All our trips include:

Industry leading safety measures
Customer support for peace of mind
Experienced tour leaders
All taxes are included

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