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An Awesome Tour

Posted: 05 Jan 2015

We selected Discovery Tours due to the small group size, excellent reviews and content. We were met for our tour on the morning of the tour at our hotel on time. Apparently, for that day, we were the only booking so they upgraded us to a personalized tour with Daryl in a Land_Rover 4X4. It was an awesome experience! Daryl is extremely friendly, knowledgeable and witty. He educated us on the history of the area, facts about the Rain forest, Aboriginal Culture. The lunchtime sampling of local fruit, meats, ice cream was just delightful! Mossman gorge, walk through the Rain forests and the drive up and down were just delightful. Daryl made the trip so much more enjoyable with his enthusiasm and engaging demeanor. My wife and I were in Australia for our 25th anniversary and we would highly recommend this tour!

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A Huge Big Thanks You

Posted: 31 Dec 2014

A huge big thank you to Jason for organsing all our accomadation and tour to Cape Tribulation. The guide Terry was great and the tour was amazing

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Premium Daintree & Cape Tribulation Tour

Posted: 31 Dec 2014

Thanks to Darrel for being the best guide ever had a awsome time with him on your Cape Tribualtion & Daintree Tour

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Excellent Day Out

Posted: 19 Dec 2014

We went on the Daintree and Cape Tribulation small group excursion and CATHY was our superb guide. We were picked up from our hotel in Cairns at 7 am and visited Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation. Included in the trip was morning coffee and cake, super lunch with local produce and all explained to us by the owner of the restaurant and home-made icecream in the afternoon. Water to drink was provided on the bus. The whole day was professionally planned and Cathy, our guide, was so knowledgeable and interesting and we learnt so much and had an enjoyable time. Highlights included the boat trip on the Daintree river and seeing two crocs. Mossman Gorge, Cape Tribulation and walking on boardwalks in the mangrove forest. Cathy pointed out so much that we would not have spotted ourselves. Her enthusiasm was infectious and she wanted to show us everything and in fact we did not get back to the hotel until about 7pm Thoroughly recommend the trip and Cathy our Guide and certainly wetted our appetite to visit again

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Premium Daintree & Cape Tribulation Tour

Posted: 08 Dec 2014

We enjoyed very much the one-day tour to the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman, Gorge Tribulation and the fantastic gourmet lunch. I will surely recommend Discovery Tours to my friends. Thanks to our tour guide. He is well-informed, very professional and funny. Thanks also for taking time to go back to my hotel just to return the sun hat I left behind in the van

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Awesome Day Out

Posted: 05 Dec 2014

At first many thanks to our guide Steve. We never had such a funny, motivated, entertaining and absolutely well-informed guide! He informed us about lots of plants, animals and places. We had two great walks through the Rainforest in Mossman and Daintree and he showed us any breathtaking Lookouts. Thank you for an unforgettable day and a lot of exciting information

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Posted: 29 Nov 2014

Superb trip..Excellent tour guide(Steve). A must do in Cairns

Thanks
Gay

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Bird Abundance Still At Cooktown Lagoon

Posted: 24 Nov 2014

Even though it's been very dry, which means blue skies, great colours and wonderful days, the region had enough late rain to fill up the lagoons so well that there's still an abundance of wildlife at Keatings Lagoon near Cooktown. Magpie geese, wandering whistling duck, pacifc duck and pygmy geese are really just a few of the birds regularly on display--if you know where and when to go. Visit Keatings Lagoon. It's brilliant.

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The Taste Of Paradise

Posted: 24 Nov 2014

I selected Discovery Tours because of the small group size, which enabled me to meet and enjoy all the persons on the bus. Our group included persons from Poland, Spain, the UK, the US, Brisbane, Germany, and France.My favorite portions of the day were the Mossman Gorge hike, the Daintree River cruise, the hike through the mangroves, the lunchtime tasting and education about tropical fruit, and the gourmet ice cream made from tropical fruits (specifically, wattle, Australia's national flower, macadamia, black sapote). However, I have saved the best for last. Our guide, Steve Herdegen, was engaging, enthusiastic, and informative. I learned more than I could have hoped from the tour. Much of which I was able to share with friends I made during other parts of my adventure.I would highly recommend the tour. Be prepared, however, to have your appetite whetted. You will want to spend more time in the many places you visit on this lovely day, so prepare accordingly.

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Layers Of Interest At Cowie Beach

Posted: 24 Nov 2014

There are so many things to like about Cowie Beach. The gentle layers of colour from sand the deep sea, red mangroves "swimming" in the water, masses of soldier crabs...and the absolute serenity. Rarely do we see others on the beach at Cowie! I always check out Cowie on our trips and I'd like to invite you to see it with me.

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Cassowaries On Cue

Posted: 24 Nov 2014

There aren't any cassowaries around Cooktown, but there are plenty around Cape Tribulation and parts of the Bloomfield Track. They are so rare, precious and important for the environment (they take big seeds around the forest) that we have signs advising motorists to slow down. Here's a cassowary, right on cue, crossing the road at Cooper Creek. Very obedient and obliging!

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Keatings Croc Among The Waterlilies

Posted: 24 Nov 2014

Every now and then, rumours of a croc in Keatings Lagoon (Cooktown) spread. We've recently seen this big fella opposite the bird hide. It's a wonderful sight, among the waterlilies. My 4WD tour always spends time (up to one hour) at Keatings, among many other stops, of course, up the Bloomfield Track from Cape Tribulation.

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Highly Reccommended

Posted: 13 Nov 2014

I went on tour with Steve today and thoroughly enjoyed the day. I would definitely recommend Discovery Tours in the future.

Elise

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See The Rainforest As Is

Posted: 12 Nov 2014

We didn't know how lucky we were to pick this company. Steve our driver and guide was like a walking encyclopaedia. He was the best guide I have been with. We were lucky again as the van for our trip was being serviced so we did the trip in a 4 wheel drive Land Rover Discovery. We did the Daintree Forest trip, a full days adventure, including morning tea, superb lunch and a visit to a unique ice cream factory in the forest! I heartily recommend this company and am sure whatever trip you choose with them it will be a great experience if Steve is anything to go by.

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Rainbow Lorikeets Active And Visible

Posted: 05 Nov 2014

Rainbow lorikeets have a special brushlike appendage on their tongue enabling the bird to feed on pollen, nectar and fruits. However, they basically eat anything in the blossom, including insects and insect larvae . They're very active around Cooktown now and on a stroll along the Esplanade and around the James Cook Museum you'll see plenty.

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Cairns Tours

Posted: 04 Nov 2014

Awesome! We booked both the full-day Daintree & Cape Tribulation Tour as well as the half-day 4WD Rainforest Waterfall Tour, and had a blast. We were fortunate enough to have Terry as our guide on both trips. He's a top bloke and very knowledgeable. Highly recommended, and we would happily do the trips again. Marian & John from Melbourne

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Hungry Cassowary Dad And Three Chicks

Posted: 30 Oct 2014

Very young cassowary chicks can get very hungry and even live birds, such as this beautiful little emerald dove, had better watch out if they compete too closely with the cassowaries' feed. Dad is quick and ruthless and showed that survival of the fittest is important in the jungle. The Cow Bay/ Cape Tribulation area is one of the best spots around for cassowaries, and our tours always check out the good spots on our way to Wujal Falls and/or Cooktown.

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Rare Croc Spotted At Keatings Lagoon Cooktown

Posted: 30 Oct 2014

Keatings lagoon is a must on anyone's Cooktown trip, especially at this time of the year. Last week, we had a unexpected sighting of a croc, about 3 metres, resting on the other side of the Lagoon up near the bird hide. We know that crocs come into the Lagoon during high waters in the wet, but it's unusual now that it's a little drier. Keatings looks magnificent now, with giant water lillies, magpie geese, assorted duck including the rare spotted whistling duck and pygmy geese. Our Cooktown trips always visit Keatings, so be selective when you decide what and how to visit. It'll be the hot spot for some weeks yet.

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Posted: 28 Oct 2014

Excellent tour and very informative tour guide (Steve). Good morning tea at Mossman Gorge and lunch at Daintree rain forest resturarant
Sharon

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Premium Daintree & Cape Tribulation Tour

Posted: 21 Oct 2014

Excellent tour, guide was so knowledgeable (Terry) would recommend them very highly indeed, our lunch stop was amazing, the food was 1st class, gluten free no problem as the food was naturally gluten free, the tropical fruit talk was very interesting and the fruit really tasty. One of the best tours I have ever taken. We saw so much in just 1 day

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