The Daintree Rainforest is a poplar destination for day trips from Port Douglas. Many Daintree tours offer accommodation transfers from Port Douglas.
The journey to Mossman takes you through green canefields with rainforest clad mountains as the backdrop.
Mossman, is a picturesque little township nestled at the foot of the mountains.
The region's sugar capital the Mossman Central Mill throbs and hums its way through the sugar cane crushing season (June – October). Explore the country stores and historic pubs along the wide tree-lined main street.
Five minutes west of Mossman you will discover Mossman Gorge, a very accessible and scenic section of the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park.
Mossman is located 20km from Port Douglas.
The drive from Mossman to the Daintree Village & Ferry winds through farmland and tropical vegetation with a beautiful mountain backdrop. Daintree was originally a settlement for timber-cutters and, until the road was completed in 1933, only accessible by river.
Cross the Daintree River by ferry and travel north into the best of the Daintree - the Reef and Rainforest Coast.
The drive over the Alexander range is a stunning scenic rainforest drive and one of the most spectacular in the world - it has a sympathetic conservation design and its meandering nature enhances the ecotourism experience.
As you descend from the look-out there are several glimpses of views of the Daintree coastline.
The Cow Bay area has been classified as Outstanding Cassowary Habitat Zone by Corme and Moore (1993). In the lowlands and swamps of western Cow Bay the population density is as high as the best habitats in Mission Beach.
All the roads seen from the main road are cul-de-sacs servicing freehold blocks of land.
In the wet season Cooper Creek can be a barrier to cars, as the causeway may flood in heavy rain. In a small car do not try and cross the causeway until the depth of the water on the causeway drops to 0.2 metres. You need to have lots of patience as it is possible to be held up here for several hours if there are heavy rains in the area.
Noahs Range is the last range before you reach the Cape Tribulation area.