There is a fantastic range of tours available in Cape Tribulation to
help you explore this unique area where two World Heritage areas meet;
the Daintree rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.
Your host at Rainforest Hideaway can advise you on all tours,
you can book them online now, or book them when you have arrived.
Cape Tribulation is a place where you could relax and forget about
the world, or you can make it an action packed stay, the choice is yours!
To give you some idea of what tours you could combine to make the most
out of your stay here are some approximate departure times;
Ocean Safari departs for their reeftrip at 08:15and you'll be back
around 13:00, which will give you time to do an afternoon horse ride,
a sunset kayak tour, or the exotic fruit tasting. Their afternoon does
not usually run unless it is busy in town.
Horse rides run in the morning and afternoon departing 08:00 and 13:00
Jungle Surfing tours depart hourly throughout the day and last about
two hours, so can always be fitted in somewhere, although they can be
booked heavily during busy times.
The nightwalks start picking up from 19:30 so you can have some dinner
after your day tours and still be ready on time, the restaurants start
cooking at 18:00
So if your time is limited, but your energy is not, you could do a morning
reeftrip or horseride, followed by a junglesurf, and then a sunset kayaktrip
followed by a nightwalk, all in one day!
Anf if all the above sounds too exhausting for you, why not relax with
a massage at Rainforest Hideaway.
Virtually all tours at Cape Tribulation
have been awarded Eco-Certification by Eco-Tourism Australia.
This organisation was formed in 1991 as an incorporated non-profit
organisation, and is the peak national body for the ecotourism
So when you book your Cape Tribulation tours you can be assured
you have chosen a true eco-tour, with minimum impact on the unique
and delicate environment of the Daintree Coast and Great Barrier
Reef Marine Park.
Ocean Safari on their way to the Great Barrier Reef on a half day snorkel
A trip out to the Great Barrier Reef is the number one
must do activity in north Queensland, you can simply not go back home
to Europe or where every you are from without seeing this amazing masterpiece
created by Mother Nature.
The reef is closer to the coast in Cape Tribulation than anywhere else
along the Queensland coast and Ocean Safari can get you from Cape Tribulation
beach to the reef in only twenty minutes!
While admiring the amazing shapes and colours of the corals you will
be surrounded by schools of brightly coloured tropical fish, sea turtles
and many other creatures.
And at the right time of year you will even see whales passing on their
migration path up and down the Queensland coast!
ONLINE HERE - MORE INFO
ON GREAT BARRIER REEF TOURS
Ride your horse along the beach in Cape Tribulation
No matter if you're an experienced horse rider or a beginner,
a horse ride through the Daintree rainforest and along the beach is
a great experience.
Cape Tribulation Horse Rides runs half day tours seven days a week,
they will pick you up from any accommodation in Cape Tribulation and
take you to the stables with their free courtesy bus.
When you book you will have to state your riding experience so they
can match you with the right horse.
ONLINE HERE - MORE INFO ON HORSE
Zip through the treetops of the Daintree rainforest with Jungle Surfing
Jungle Surfing is Cape Tribulation's newest and most adrenaline
Under the guidance of highly trained and experienced guides you will
be transported up into the rainforest canopy at the base of Mount Sorrow
where platforms in the tree tops are connected with steel cables.
You will be fitted with a safety harness which will clip on to the flying
fox cable and there you go, gliding like a bird through the rainforest
Tours depart hourly throughout the day and last about two hours.
ONLINE HERE - MORE INFO ON JUNGLE
Recognize your hosts on the brochure?
You can have this much fun too!
Taste some of the exotic fruits at Cape Trib Farm
Cape Tribulation's subtropical climate is excellent for
fruit trees from all parts of the world.
You can experience these special fruits at the Exotic Fruit Tasting
tours at the Cape Trib Farm, wait till your tastebuds hit the soursops,
custard apples, rambutans, mangosteens, salaks, carambolas etc.
Sea kayaking in Cape Tribulation is a great way to explore the Daintree
Currently not running
Python on a tree during the Jungle Adventures nightwalk at Cape Tribulation
There are various boardwalks and walking trails around
Cape Tribulation where you can explore the rainforest on your own but
there are a few reasons to book on a guided nightwalk.
The rainforest at night is a different place, where animals come out
that hide during the day.
And your guide knows where they live, and he is trained in spotting
the often very well camouflaged animals.
Your tourguide will also tell you all about this amazing flora and fauna,
so you get an understanding of how everything in the rainforest eco
system is connected to eachother.
ONLINE HERE - MORE INFO
ON GUIDED DAY OR NIGHT WALKS
Large crocodile on the banks of Cooper Creek in the Daintree National
North Australia's rivers are teeming with crocodiles,
who have been gradually building up their numbers ever since laws were
introduced to protect them.
When you arrive in the Daintree area you will find quite a number of
tour operators specializing in boat trips to spot crocodiles.
If you make the detour into Daintree Village you will find numerous
operators there, too many to mention here.
Just before the Daintree river ferry there is another group of booking
offices offering tours on the Daintree river.
If it does not fit in to your itinerary to do a crocodile tour on your
way up to Cape Tribulation or on your way back then the nearest tour
to Rainforest Hideaway is on Cooper Creek, only about twenty minutes
down the road, next to Cafe on Sea at Thornton Beach.
This one can not be booked online but your host can always make phone
bookings for you at short notice while you are staying at Rainforest
This tour, Cape Tribulation Wilderness Cruises, is the only boat permitted
up Cooper Creek, and thanks to this the crocodiles know the boat and
will not flee when approached.
On the Daintree river is the Solar Whisper, an excellent tour which
has a croc cam on board to play back those encounters that happen just
a bit too quick.
ONLINE HERE - MORE INFO ON
Mason's fourwheeldrive safari crossing a creek on the Bloomfield Track
For those really adventurous travellers for whom Cape
Tribulation is still not remote enough there are two tour operators
in Cape Tribulation that run four wheel drive safaris, ranging from
half day tours to the Bloomfield Falls to full day tours to historic
Cooktown via the (in)famous Bloomfield Track.
ON FOUR WHEEL DRIVE SAFARIS