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Billy Tea Safaris One Day Daintree Cape Tribulation 4WD Bloomfield Track Tour

Alexandra Lookout Daintree - Billy Tea Safaris

Join a small personalised family operated Advanced Eco Accredited business with 35 years experience to the World Heritage Daintree Cape Tribulation 4WD Bloomfield Track Day Tour. With only a maximum of 16 passengers per vehicle and travelling in Custom Built 4WD High Clearance Vehicles Air Conditio...

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Cape Tribulation Day Tour

Cape Tribulation Day Tour

Where we GO, What we SEE Scenic coastal drive Marrdja or Jindalba Boardwalk (Guided) Morning Tea Cape Trib Beach (Day Tour Only) Daintree Ice-Cream Company (Time Permitting) Alexandra Range Lookout Daintree River Crocodile/Wildlife Cruise Afternoon Tea Mossman Gorge Drive through Port Doug...

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Cape Tribulation Overnight Tour

Cape Tribulation Overnight Tour

Where we GO, What we SEE Scenic coastal drive Marrdja or Jindalba Boardwalk (Guided) Morning Tea Daintree Ice-Cream Company (Time Permitting) Alexandra Range Lookout Mossman Gorge Daintree River Crocodile/Wildlife Cruise Afternoon Tea Rex Range Lookout Drive through Port Douglas

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Daintree Wild Bed & Breakfast

Daintree Wild Bed & Breakfast

Daintree Wild Bed and Breakfast offers visitors to Tropical Far North Queensland the truly unique holiday experience of staying within an Australian wildlife zoo. At Daintree Wild guests stay within the zoo grounds, surrounded by over 100 different species of Australian animals - a rare opportunity...

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Bat House Cape Tribulation

Bat House Cape Tribulation

Meet one of the Australian rainforest's most fascinating creatures, the flying fox. Learn all about these furry little creatures, discover environmental and tourist information about the region, and see the great research and conservation work being done

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Wujal (half day) or Cooktown (full day) Tours

Wujal (half day) or Cooktown (full day) Tours

4WD Tours up the Bloomfield Track to Wujal Wujal and Cooktown. Tours start from north of Daintree River only. Half day tours start Cape Tribulation, visit Emmagen, Cowie ,Woobadda Bloomfield River, Wujal Falls with Walker family guide, Bana Yirriji Arts Centre. Search for crocs and wildlife with W...

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Wildlife of the Australia's Rainforest (7-15 days)

Wildlife of the Australia's Rainforest (7-15 days)

Immerse yourself in the wet tropics of northern Queensland with local ecologists researching the incredible wildlife that inhabits the region. This lush landscape is home to species like cassowaries, parrots, pythons, possums, tree kangaroos, and primitive-looking reptiles, many of which live nowher...

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Wait a While Rainforest Tours

Animal spotting with Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours

A day/night rainforest wildlife tour to give you the best chance of seeing native wildlife in it's natural environment. We specialise in platypus (we have a 90%+ success rate) and tree kangaroo viewing! We start at around 2pm and return you to your hotel around 10pm. Dinner is included in the tour...

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Perentie Tours

Perentie Tours

Perentie Tours invites you to explore one of the most outstanding landscapes on earth: Cairns and Far North Queensland's panoramic coastline, rolling hinterland and rugged outback. Specialising in Private Charters and Day Tours, Perentie Tours offers the discerning traveller an authentic experience...

Lync-Haven Rainforest Retreat

Lync-Haven Rainforest Retreat

Lync Haven Rainforest Motel, Camping & Wildlife Experience is a well established, family friendly and affordable rainforest property in Cape Tribulation, Tropical North Queensland, Australia. Just 20 mintues drive north of the Daintree River we offer a unique rainforest caravan and camping location...

Tony's Tropical Tours

Tony's Tropical Tours

Guest feedback, has taught us that visitors see and enjoy more in small personalised groups, travelling to out-of-the-way places mainstream tours never witness. Brings you the best in luxury day touring to the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge, Cape Tribulation and Bloomfield Falls. We also do p...

Daintree Rainforest Self-Drive Audio Guide

Daintree Rainforest Self-Drive Audio Guide

Daintree Rainforest Information aims to provide each visitor to the region with an understanding of the complexity and significance of this ancient land. We believe that the Daintree National Park is more than just a beautiful place to visit. Its true worth is in its biological and cultural signific...

Daintree Discovery Tours

One of the must do trips In Far North Queensland is to visit the exquisite Daintree Rainforest. Not only is it stunningly beautiful, it is immensely important as a living link back to the Gondwanan times. It is considered as the oldest continual living rainforest on Earth. Departing from Port...

Daintree Entomological Museum

Daintree Entomological Museum

The Museum is easy to find and well worth it. The Cooper Creek area is the richest part of the Daintree Coast You will locate us 17kms north of the Daintree river ferry, on the way to Cape Tribulation on Turpentine Road, 200 metres from the corner. You cant miss the large Spider web Gates and as you...

Solar Whisper Wildlife Cruises

Solar Whisper Wildlife Cruises

In Daintree, Australia - experience a Daintree River wildlife cruise on SOLAR WHISPER, an eco friendly, electric powered boat with instant digital video replay of wildlife and action in the mangroves and rainforest along the Daintree River with "CROC CAM"

Fine Feather Tours

Fine Feather Tours

Fine Feather Tours is owned and operated by Del and Pat Richards, and is based in Mossman, North Queensland, adjacent to the richest birding area in Australia. Well over half of Australia's species have been recorded within a distance of 200 kilometres. Del is Mossman / Daintree representative for B...

Down Under Tours

Down Under Tours

At Down Under Tours we abide by the motto "Our People make the difference". From our accommodating Driver-Guides and dynamic Marketing personalities working on the front line of our company to our friendly Reservations staff, Operations team and dedicated Administrative people working behind the sce...

Daintree River Wild Watch

Early Morning Birdwatching cruises and Sunset Photography nature tours on the Daintree River with Ian 'Sauce' Worcester. I am an experienced and enthusiastic birdwatcher and amateur photographer with early morning bird tours and sunset cruises on the Daintree River and Barratts Creek, Stewart Creek...

Jungle Tours

Jungle Tours

Jungle Tours operates out of Cairns and runs day and extended tours to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree – where the rainforest meets the reef. Locally owned and operated, Jungle Tours specialises in youth and adventure trips. Travelling in small groups, you’ll be kept informed and entertained th...

Cape Tribulation Rainforest Hideaway

Cape Tribulation Rainforest Hideaway

Cape Tribulation Rainforest Hideaway offers unique B&B accommodation in an owner-built, solar-powered house with handcrafted timber furniture, tap water from a mountain stream and no mobile phone reception so you can truly escape. Bed and breakfast is not everyone's preferred accommodation style but...

Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours

Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours

If you’re ready to: embark on a voyage of discovery and adventure get high on pure exhilaration marvel at nature’s amphitheatre Buckle up and join the ride. Stand heart-to-heart with the world’s oldest rainforest on our fully-guided ziplining tour between six tree canopy platforms. Jungl...

Nice N Easy Cruises

Nice n Easy Cruises is a husband and wife operation that specializes in taking small groups for a wildlife adventure on the Daintree River. The 1.5 hour cruise allows your expert guide and owner operator, Terry Davis, to share his vast knowledge and his passion for the wildlife on the Daintree River...

Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm

Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm

We live on a farm at Cape Tribulation on the Daintree Coast which grows rare and exotic tropical fruit and also offers eco-certified bed & breakfast accommodation, and an eco-certified exotic fruit tasting and farm tour. Cape Tribulation is located two hours drive north of Cairns, in World Heritage...

Daintree Boatman Nature Tours

Daintree Boatman Nature Tours is a small tour business offering premium small-group wildlife cruises on the Daintree River. Cruises are a special experience, with highly sought-after birds, snakes and crocodiles seen on most cruises. An average of 40 wildlife species are observed per tour. Cruises a...

Masons Tours Private Guide

Masons Tours Private Guide

Privately guided Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest Day and Night Jungle Walks and 4WD Safaris up the famous Bloomfield Track and to historic Cooktown. Your 3rd generation local guide give you time to see, touch, smell and even taste the Far North Queensland rainforest - on your private tour...

Crocodile Express Daintree River Cruises

Crocodile Express was the first wildlife cruise operator on the river in 1979. Your cruise will take you along sections of this spectacular waterway with your guide pointing out wildlife and flora along the foreshore and creeks. Our naturalist guide will interpret the importance of this amazing Worl...

Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures

Dan Irby's Mangrove Adventures offer a range of different types of Daintree River Cruises including morning, afternoon, evening/spotlighting, combination, private charters, school or group, photographic and professional film crews tours. Located in tropical Northern Queensland Australia near Cape...

Daintree Info.com

Daintree Info.com is managed by travstar.com pty ltd, a local North Queensland booking agency which specialises in tailor making Holiday Packages for visitors to Tropical North Queensland. Visit Daintree Info.com for a wealth of info on activities and accommodation in the Daintree Region.Our team of...

Daintree Wonder Tours

Daintree Wonder Tours

Daintree Wonder Tours is your World Heritage Rainforest Tour specialist – providing daily trips to the Daintree National Park, incorporating the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, the mighty Daintree River, secluded Daintree Rainforest swimming holes and much more! Daintree Won...

Tropic Wings

Tropic Wings

Founded in 1981, Tropic Wings is the longest established coach operator in Cairns. Locally owned and operated by the CaPTA Group, it offers full day touring programs, exploring all the wonders of the Tropical North – the rainforest, wildlife, beaches and the reef. Tropic Wings offer full day FIT...

About Wildlife Experience For Daintree

Fauna of the Daintree Rainforest.
Similar to the plants in the Daintree Rainforest, this area is home to the greatest concentration of animal species that are rare, or threatened with extinction, anywhere in the world.

Estuarine Crocodile
One of the most well known animals living in the Daintree Rainforest area is the Estuarine Crocodile. This creature has been the bane of many explores and settlers in the region during the past 100 years, and it continues to be a threat to visitors to the Daintree who are unaware of the dangers associated with swimming among them.

The crocodile is from the reptile family, and has a cold-blood system which means it needs to regulate it's own body temperature closely. For this reason, it is common to see a saltwater crocodile lying still with its mouth gaping - a cooling process to maintain body temperature between 30 and 32 degrees Celsius.

A crocodile feeds upon prey with sudden fury. It will normally wait near the riverbank, very still, and pounce upon unsuspecting prey in a rapid movement. The victim is thrashed into submission, and dragged underwater where it is stashed underneath a ledge or some other obtrusion from the river. The victim is then left to soften for a few days before the crocodile returns to have a feast.

The crocodile will eat anything including smaller animals such as fish, crabs and insects. Meals also include larger animals such as turtles, birds, reptiles, dingoes, wallabies, domestic cattle, and people if you're careless.

The temperature at which a crocodile egg is kept determines the sex of the baby crocodile. If the egg is kept at 31.6 degrees Celsius it will be male. Any other temperature and the baby crocodile will be a female.

Please note that the Estuarine Crocodile became a protected species in 1970 due to overly aggressive hunting by humans. It is illegal to injure or kill a crocodile.

Cassowary
A 1993 CSIRO survey found that the number of cassowary birds in the Daintree Rainforest had fallen to an alarming amount of 54. The species that had once been strong had been reduced by unnatural threats to its habitat including collisions with vehicles, accidental trappings intended for feral pigs, and killings by dogs. As a result, the cassowary is listed as an endangered species. However, it is making a comeback. Recent estimates put the population over 500 - a significant jump in numbers since 1993.

The cassowary is vital to the wet tropics region throughout Far North Queensland because it provides a role of seed disperser for over 100 species of rainforest plants with large fruits. Without the cassowary, these plants would be concentrated around a parent plant and would not spread throughout the rainforest ecosystem.

The skin on the cassowary's head is pale blue, becoming darker further down the neck. Two swinging red wattles hang at the front of the neck with an orange patch on the back of the neck. The body is black.

The cassowary's feet have three large toes, with a spike on each foot up to 120mm long. The female cassowary is larger and more attractive than the male. Average size of the bird is 1.75 meters high.

The cassowary is flightless and is normally quite shy. However, if the bird is agitated in any way - such as being cornered in a small area, or if any animal including human approaches it's nest - it will lash out violently with its sharp claws. Serious injury can result, so avoidance of these large birds is recommended. If you see a cassowary, do not turn and run away from it. Instead, face the bird and back away slowly. Do not feed the cassowary either.

Insects
The Daintree Rainforest is home to millions of insects. To experience the feeding patterns of the insects, simply wander into a cool shady part of the forest without wearing any insect repellent.

Golden Orb Spider
Don't worry; the Golden Orb Spider is totally harmless to humans. It may look scary, but it's actually a very passive creature. The body of the spider is only 1-2 millimetres in diameter, however the legs grow to make the spider up to the size of a spread hand.

The leg joints are golden in colour. The web these spiders weave is vast in scope. They can be several metres across, and are often built at head level on hiking trails - a wonderful experience for visitors to the area!

Rufous Owl
Usually only seen at night, the Rufous Owl is more dangerous than it looks. Weighing up to 1.3 kgs, it is capable of swooping upon the nests of other birds and stealing youngsters for its nightly meal. Visitors are unlikely to see the owl during the day, so a nocturnal tour is the best option.

Musky Rat-Kangaroo
Is it a rat, or is it a kangaroo? Maybe this animal should be called a kangarat.

This small creature feeds on the leaves, insects and fallen fruits. It is most active in the early morning and late afternoon, avoiding the intense tropical heat of midday. Its sleeping bed is found among the root systems of large trees, padded with fallen leaves.

The Musky Rat-Kangaroo gets its name from the way it moves along the ground - half kangaroo jump and half rodent walk. The creature begins a hop forward by extending the forelegs, and then it brings the hind legs forward. This is an effective way of traversing the uneven ground of the rainforest.

Feral Pigs
This introduced animal is blamed for many environmental problems in the Daintree Rainforest. The large pigs thrash through the rainforest with brute strength, eating large quantities of native trees and animals. They spread the root-rot fungus with their hoofs, and contribute to the spread of exotic seeds and worms. The feral pigs are declared a pest by National Parks authorities, which estimate the population of pigs at 3 per square kilometre.

Azure Kingfisher
The Azure Kingfisher is one of eleven kingfishers in Australia, and is commonly seen in the Daintree Rainforest. Frequent contact with humans means the birds will come within 2-3 meters of visitors. It has azure blue wings, with an orange breast.

Ulysses Butterfly
The Ulysses Butterfly is an icon of Tropical Northern Australia. It has spectacular large iridescent metallic-blue wings that can be seen from a great distance.

Witchetty Grub
Not a particularly beautiful animal, the Witchetty Grub was an important source of ‘bush tucker' in years past. It lives underneath the bark of large gum trees, and resembles a thick worm. It is white in colour and is high in protein - a yummy treat for the adventurous of stomach.

Spotted Cuscus
The cuscus is very similar to a sloth - and has about the same vigour and energy too. It is a very shy nocturnal mammal that sleeps most of the day perched on a tree branch.

The body of the Spotted Cuscus is covered in tan fur, with spots of chestnut and black on the back. It has reddish-brown legs and a small round face with small eyes. The animals can be up to 80 cm long.

The unique feature that enables the Spotted Cuscus to cling upside down to tree branches is its "two-thumbed" hands. The innermost toe is opposable, creating an ideal grabbing tool.

Bandicoot
Visitors to the Daintree Rainforest often mistake the Bandicoot for a tiny kangaroo because they hop around on their hind legs. They grow to about 30 centimetres in length, with fur that ranges in colour from orange, grey, brown, or striped.

You normally only see Bandicoots at night, as they are a nocturnal creature and spend the daylight hours hiding in crevices, logs or tunnels.

Sugar Glider
The name for the Sugar Glider comes from the fact that they glide through the air and feed on sweet things like honey and sugar.
They are silvery blue grey in colour with a dark stripe on the back. Their body length is around 200mm.

Goanna
Goannas are huge lizards that can be seen high in trees, scampering along the ground, swimming over creeks, and leaping from branch to branch.
The goanna forages for food among leaves on the ground, usually eating insects, spiders, scorpions, centipedes and even small mammals.

Goannas can run quickly on their hind legs and will rear up in a two-legged posture when threatened.

Giant Tree Frog
The Giant Tree Frog is the largest variety of frog on the earth, reaching up to 14 centimetres in length. It is predominantly green in colour, with a white stripe covering its lower lip. It lives throughout the Daintree Rainforest wherever there is a water supply and plenty of shade.

The mating call is similar to a dog's bark.