Active Tropics Explorer Cape Tribulation Day Tour (Mossman Gorge & Indigenous Experience)

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Option Prices

  • Premium Tour with lunch & Croc Cruise
  • Budget Tour No Croc Cruise
Adult (Premium Inclusion)
Child 2-11yrs (Premium Inclusion)
Family 2A2C (Premium Inclusion)
Infant (0-2yrs)
Adult (Budget Tour)
Child 2-11yrs (Budget Tour)
Family 2A2C (Budget Tour)

Tour Information

For tour meeting point and time, please take the tour vouchers as the final confirmation. The meeting point and time in the tour info are only for reference. Enquire through our service: LINE ID: @fit_travel or Wechat: FIT_TRAVEL_AU


Due to the current road closures and repairs our advertised Daintree + Cape Tribulation tour will now operate under an alternate itinerary.

The alternate itinerary includes a visit to the Barron Falls and the rainforest village of Kuranda. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Mossman River for swimming, if the water levels are deemed safe. Lunch will be provided in Daintree Village, followed by a river cruise on the Daintree River, an opportunity to see the coastal town of Port Douglas before heading back to Cairns with a stop along the way in Mareeba. Due to this change in itinerary we will not be able to accommodate pickups from Port Douglas or the Cairns Northern Beaches this includes Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Clifton Beach and Palm Cove. Guests staying in these areas would need to make their own way to Smithfield or our depot in Cairns North for pickup. Please note that there will be no change in price for this adjusted tour.

  • 07.00 – 08.15 – Pickups between Cairns and the Northern Beaches.
  • 09.30 – 10.30 – Arrive at Port Douglas with time to see the beautiful town and grab a coffee(09.30 – 09.45 – Guests joining the tour in Port Douglas will join the tour here)
  • 11.00 – 12.45 – Visit Mossman Gorge for Welcome to Country experience, enjoy a guided rainforest walk and refreshing swim – weather and river levels dependent.
  • 1.30pm – Lunch in the Historic Daintree Village.
  • 2.30pm – Take a cruise on the Daintree River with the chance to see crocodiles in their natural environment.                 – Local Ice Cream opportunity at own cost.
  • 4.15 – Guests disembarking in Port Douglas
  • 5.45 – 6.15 – Guests disembarking on the Northern Beaches and Cairns.


Full Day Tour from Cairns : Appox  7:15 ~ 18:15

Cape Tribulation is where the world’s oldest continually surviving tropical rainforests, meet the world’s greatest living tropical reef, the Great Barrier Reef. Nowhere else on earth do two natural World Heritage listed sites exist side by side. Such is the natural beauty and precious value of this truly stunning piece of paradise, that you will have ample time to explore and enjoy on the Active Tropics Explorer Cape Tribulation full day tour.

Commence the adventure with a scenic coastal drive from Cairns to Port Douglas. This is the far north’s very own great ocean road and provides panoramic views over the sparkling Coral Sea. Heading north our first stop is at Mossman Gorge, which is in the southern sector of the world famous Daintree National Park. This gorge has been carved out by the cold mountain waters of the Mossman River, which winds through large granite boulders, bordered by lush green rainforest. It’s a magical place and you’ll participate in a “Welcome to Country” with the traditional owners, the Kuku Yalanji people, who will also cleanse you of evil spirits with a smoke ceremony and apply traditional rainforest body paint to you. There’s the opportunity for you to enjoy a refreshing swim in the cascading waters.

Continuing north we cross the mighty Daintree River and head to Cape Tribulation for lunch in the rainforest. After lunch, it’s time to explore this ancient rainforest environment on an interesting guided tour of the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk. Our highly trained guides will give expert rainforest interpretation, which will inform and impress.

Be amazed at the huge diversity you will encounter, everything from low lying ferns and shrubs, to the massive rainforest canopy and even mangrove ecosystems all in one short easy walk. Next stop – pending timing – the Daintree Ice Cream Co – where you can enjoy deliciously exotic fruit ice cream made on site, in small artisan style batches. Yum! [At own cost.]

Photo opportunity at the Alexandra Range Lookout (Walu Wugirriga), which provides sweeping views over the Daintree River, its rainforest delta and out to the Coral Sea. This afternoon it’s onto the river for a wildlife cruise where you might get to see a crocodile, while learning about the fragile ecosystem of this impressive serpent-like river system.

Then it’s back on to the bus for the return journey to Cairns, including a quick drive through Port Douglas, a picturesque beachside village with a laid back vibe and loads of bars and cafes.

Indigenous Welcome to Country

EXCLUSIVE! Arriving at Mossman Gorge you’ll be met by the traditional owners and participate in a “Welcome to Country” and Smoke Ceremony with the Kuku Yalanji. Learn about the weapons, custom and culture of the Bama (Rainforest) people with an informative presentation.

What Will I See?

Scenic Coastal Drive (Cairns to Port Douglas), Mossman Gorge (indigenous experience), Daintree River (ferry crossing), Rainforest Boardwalk (guided tour), Cape Tribulation (where rainforest meets reef), Wildlife River Cruise (crocodiles and more), Port Douglas (scope it out).

Tour Inclusions

  • Mossman Gorge: Walk across suspension bridges, swim, and breathe in the fresh air rich in phytoncides.
  • Climb up to the observation deck for views of the Coral Sea.
  • Experience a traditional Aboriginal fire lighting ceremony.
  • Explore the Daintree Rainforest, the world's oldest continuously surviving tropical rainforest, and swim in Mossman Gorge.
  • Take a leisurely stroll and sightseeing at the stunningly beautiful Cape Tribulation beach, bordered by rainforest.
  • 1-hour Daintree River Croc Cruise, spot mangroves, and search for wild crocodiles (only included in premium package).
  • Pass through Port Douglas township
  • Includes transportation by a tour bus and English-speaking guide.
  • Lunch is provided.

Tour Exclusions

  • Personal Consumption
  • Travel insurance


  • Includes Cairns city, Northern Beaches, and Port Douglas hotel transfers. (Please specify your pick-up location when placing the order.)
  • Departure from Cairns city at 6:50 am, approximately returning at 18:45 pm.


  • All per person prices quoted are in Australian dollars and valid from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024.
  • When you click the booking button, please make sure you select your day tour of choice. The Cape Tribulation Day Tour includes the Daintree River Wildlife Cruise, the Cape Tribulation Day Tour – Budget does NOT include the cruise.
  • Tour itinerary may be reversed depending on operational requirements on the day.
  • Infants (0-1 years) – 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.
  • What Should I Bring? A smile on your dial and a sense of adventure. Also pack a small day bag with your ticket, swimming costume and towel, camera, walking shoes, insect repellent, sunscreen, money for drinks and snacks. Spirit of exploration.
  • The Budget Option : At Active Tropics Explorer we have something for everyone, which is why we have a budget version of our epic Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation day tour. It’s basically exactly the same tour, but you don’t go on the wildlife cruise. Just select the ‘Cape Tribulation Day Tour – Budget’ option when booking.

Cancellation Policy

Free Cancellation if cancel outside 2days. No refund if cancel within 2days.
Noticed: If you would like to cancel, please kindly email us to cancel the tour at least 2 business days prior to this cancellation period. Once cancellation is confirmed, you will receive your refund within 7-28 business days.
Cancellation notification needs to be formally replied receipt by us during our office hours as acknowledgement.
If your order only pays the deposit of a product: a, if the product has available seats on the departure date and price and contents are the same as the order you placed, the booking would be confirmed by us without additional notification to you, and the deposit is not refundable. b, if the product has no available seats or price or contents are not the same, we might provide alternative options. If you do not agree with the options, the deposit is refundable.

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1 review for Active Tropics Explorer Cape Tribulation Day Tour (Mossman Gorge & Indigenous Experience)

  1. 鳄鱼游船

    在鳄鱼游船上,导游很详细的给我们讲解鳄鱼,两岸的植物, 非常有趣。在莫斯曼峡谷的雨林徒步,都有足够的时间慢慢的欣赏景色。整个行程很轻松。

    Kelly 1 year ago

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