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Mossman Gorge, Aboriginal Dreamtime Walk and Daintree River Crocodile Cruise Day Trip

Highlights
  • Day trip to Daintree Rainforest, Mossman and Port Douglas
  • Get an introduction to Aboriginal culture on a rainforest walk with an indigenous guide
  • Look for crocodiles on a Daintree River cruise
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Mossman Gorge, Aboriginal Dreamtime Walk and Daintree River Crocodile Cruise Day Trip
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Mossman Gorge, Aboriginal Dreamtime Walk and Daintree River Crocodile Cruise Day Trip
US$160.78
Overview
Discover the beauty and history of Queensland’s coastal rainforest on this full-day dreamtime adventure. Trek through the World Heritage-listed rainforest around Mossman Gorge with an aboriginal guide while learning about indigenous spiritual customs and native medicinal plants. Savor a locally sourced lunch among the treetops at the Daintree Teahouse, and glide down the Daintree River on a croc-spotting cruise. You also explore the historic sugar town of Mossman and the vibrant coastal culture of Port Douglas.
What to Expect
Tropical North Queensland may be most famous for its reef, but some of the area’s greatest treasures are found inland among the ancient coastal rainforest. Your full-day adventure begins with pickup at your Palm Cove, Cairns or Port Douglas hotel and a drive along spectacular coastal roads to Mossman Gorge. 

Here, meet your local indigenous guide and set off through the enchanting rainforest on a guided, 1.5-hour nature walk. Learn about the ecosystem through the lens of aboriginal culture as your guide relates dreamtime stories and points out plants used for traditional medicine and bush tucker. Refresh during a tea and damper break while chatting with your guide about local tribal customs. (Please note that the walk is suitable for all fitness levels but is not handicap accessible.)

Next, take a short tour through the historic sugar town of Mossman on the way to lunch at Daintree Teahouse, a luxurious resort tucked away on the banks of the Mossman Gorge River. Dine on fresh fish and local produce, served in the riverside Treehouse Restaurant. Vegetarian options are also available.

In the afternoon, delve deeper into the ancient rainforest with a 1-hour cruise down the Daintree River. Learn about the forest’s exceptional biodiversity and keep an eye out for tree snakes, tropical birds and saltwater crocodiles lurking just below the surface!

Finally, take a spin through Port Douglas and learn how this historic fishing village has become a popular holiday destination. Your full-day tour concludes with drop-off back at your hotel in the early evening.
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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 19 May 2018
No crocs, no problem

The river cruise was a bit of a disappointment as we did not see any crocodiles. A tree snake was seen by some, but not by us. Our guide noted that it was high tide so that may have had something to do with it....More

Thank mvprofit
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile
Could have been much better...

My wife and I spent 8 hours on a hike in Mossman Gorge in the Daintree Reserve and a short river cruise. The pace was maddeningly slow. The hike lasted 1 hour, as did the cruise. There was no justifiable reason that they stretch these...More

1  Thank ghartman
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile
Awesome day trip

Our guide Peter was humorous and shared with us a lot of stories. The indigenous guide was knowledgeable and introduced to us different usage of plants, some traditional rituals and stories. The lunch at the Daintree Tea House was awesome. We tried a lot of...More

Thank juliesam1
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Hi juliesam1, Thank you for letting us know about your day with us! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of our Daintree Walkabout tour. There is much to learn and experience on the day, and it is great that you...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Daintree Forest, Cruise, Mossman Gorge and Cape Tribulation

What a well spent and wonderful day we had ( picked up at 7.40 ad returned at 6pm). Our guide Xavier so knowledgeably and informative. Picked up from our hotel in comfortable coach, treated to a sumptuous lunch in the forest and afternoon with tea...More

Thank NEIRU M
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hi NEIRU M, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review - we are very happy to hear that you had such a wonderful trip with us and would recommend it to others! What great luck to spot some baby crocs on...More

Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile
Daniel made a great day, superb!

Daniel picked us up in an air conditioned bus/truck. His commentary is very informative & amusing. He was with us most of the time, close by if not. Everything was really well organised-food was good, though just enough, so be careful of ‘gannets’ within your...More

Thank Alstel
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing Executive at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Hi Alstel, Thank you for your fantastic review and we are so glad to hear that you had a great day! Thank you for acknowledging your driver/guide, Daniel - he is a valued member of our team and truly makes a great contribution to the...More

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