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Cooktown 4wd Adventures

Posted: 07 May 2014

Journey with Adventure North to Cooktown for either a day or why not overnight and enjoy this magical view from the Seaview Motel. Cyclone Ita has gone and Cooktown is waiting for it's visitors.

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Mossman Gorge

Posted: 07 May 2014

Visit the beautiful Mossman Gorge on our Daintree Dreaming Aboiriginal cultural tour.
Mossman Gorge Centre is a new Indigenous eco tourism development and the gateway to Mossman Gorge
Join an Aboriginal guided Ngadku Dreamtime walk as option on our unique tour

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Fantastic Small Group Tour Of The Daintree & Cape Trib!!

Posted: 24 Apr 2014

We had such a good day and the tour included so much more than we expected. Steve was our tour guide, he was fantastic, fun and very informative!! Highly recommend this tour!

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Aboriginal Art Class On Daintree Dreaming Day Tour

Posted: 21 Apr 2014

Guests today trying their hand at Aboriginal Art at Janbal Gallery, Mossman Gorge, it is not as easy as it looks
Join us on this authentic Aboriignal Cultural Day Tour where you learn traditional hunting and gather technqiues, an art class with a difference, visit Mossman Gorge the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park. Experience the worlds oldest living culture in the worlds oldest living rainforest.....perfect day

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Lions Den Pub Survives Cyclone Ita

Posted: 21 Apr 2014

ITA OUTTA HERE" - Well I'm just amazed at how much has been achieved in the Lions Den cleanup in such a short period of time. It has been due to a tireless effort by a small group of loyal helpers and wonderful locals who have put everything into getting this Old Girl back up and running again as normal. The bar and hotel is now up an running with meals and pizzas available
Adventure North stop at this Iconic pub for lunch and we look forward to seeing our friends again this week

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Great All Round Day

Posted: 18 Apr 2014

Travelled up to the Daintree with Discovery Tours and had such a great day with them. Everything ran like clockwork and the tour was relaxed and not rushed. Seen all the highlights we wanted to see and a little more.

We highly recommend your tour and it’s great to travel in a small group as well. Only 7 people, which was perfect. Thank You.

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An Unforgettable Experience

Posted: 10 Apr 2014

The tour exceeded my expectations both with the scenery and the tour guide Jean. From the beginning he was very friendly and approachable. It was evident that he was very passionate about his job - he was really knowledgeable and shared a lot of interesting information about the fauna and the flora in an engaging way. The vehicle was great and there were only 4 of us. Loved it!

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Thank You

Posted: 07 Apr 2014

Hi Discovery Tours,

Just a quick note to say thanks for the tour we took on Saturday just gone. Everything was seamless and the whole tour was beyond our expectations. This was primarily due to the wonderful tour operator we had, Jean. He was absolutely outstanding and we can’t thank him enough for his approach and all of his effort.

Jean is an absolute credit to your business, he made the tour fun and informative and made sure everyone in our small group had a fantastic time. He was absolutely sensational and went the extra mile to ensure everyone got the most of their experience. We have already started to recommend Discovery Tours to anyone who is going up to Cairns, certainly based on the nature of the tour, but mostly because of Jean.

Thank you so much Jean all the best to you and your family, especially the new addition coming soon!

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Such A Pleasent No Rush Tour

Posted: 02 Apr 2014

Spent the day travelling to the Daintree, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge and through Port Douglas with Discovery tours. It was such a great day. Our guide was so informative and fun and we learnt so much about everything. His commentary was excellent and it was a broad range of many things.

It was a small group of 8 which was perfect. We didn’t seem to rush at all and we had plenty of time at each location to enjoy it to the fullest.

We highly recommend Discovery tours and we certainly be back for another tour.

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"mossman Gorge, Daintree, Cape Tribulation Full Day Tour"

Posted: 23 Mar 2014

A really great day out walking, sightseeing through the Rainforests cruising up the river spotting crocadiles, logadiles(had been lots of rain and river was flowing Freeling with logs) and snakes- didn’t get to see a cassowary . Trevor was our tour guide- there were only 3 of us- 100/100 for him- looked after us exceptionally well- didn’t rush- made sure were all comfortable-(including many bathroom stops) it was raining most of the day but had the umbrellas waiting and ready- excellent morning tea and lunch- just loved the tropical fruits- wished there were more. And the homemade ice cream in the afternoon- yum. Will definitely do this trip again when we go back.

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'fabulous Day Out To Cape Tribulation'

Posted: 10 Mar 2014

3rd of March 2014


What a great small group tour to Cape Tribulation with Terry. This tour was the highlight of our North Queensland part of our holiday.

Terry was fun and very knowledgeable and showed us a brilliant day.

Travelling in a small group of 8 was perfect, considering some of the other tour coaches had over 25 plus on them. It was very personal and relaxed, just what you want when you are on holidays.

This tour ticked all the boxes and the service was 5 star all the way and we highly recommend it if your looking for a small group personal tour to Cape Tribulation.

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Another Great Review

Posted: 25 Feb 2014

Good morning, I just wanted to touch base to let you know of the wonderful time we spent on Saturday with your guide, Xavier. Xavier was fantastic! His knowledge of the rainforest and surrounding areas was astonishing and we found him To be a friendly and helpful leader as well. A great time was had by all. We would certainly recommend this tour To anyone and will be doing so on your facebook page. Please pass on our gratitude to Xavier for making our tour a special memory for us. Kindest regards Denise Gittos

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"mossman Gorge, Daintree, Cape Tribulation Day Tour"

Posted: 15 Feb 2014

An excellent day. Darryl was an informative, personable, affable and accommodating guide. We were a small but diverse group and we were introduced and encouraged to share by our guide. It was a very interesting, very entertaining and very educational day....

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"mossman Gorge, Daintree, Cape Tribulation Day Tour"

Posted: 15 Feb 2014

An excellent day. Darryl was an informative, personable, affable and accommodating guide. We were a small but diverse group and we were introduced and encouraged to share by our guide. It was a very interesting, very entertaining and very educational day....

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What A Way To Spend A Day

Posted: 15 Feb 2014

Thanks to our tour guide Darryl my family has just returned from a wonderful day exploring the Daintree and surrounds. Darryl was informative, good humoured and accommodating. We werent rushed and had plenty of time to see the things that we wanted to look at and explore.Mossman gorge and damper to start then a drive up the coast towards the Daintree river where we had a wonderful lunch with lots of information given on tropical fruits and then off to look at crocodiles. An unscheduled stop on the way back to look at and photogragh wallabies for the Canadian and Irishman with us showed us that this company cares about its customers. Thanks.

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Cape Tribulation Feedback

Posted: 10 Feb 2014

Just want to pass on some feed back regarding our trip which was booked on the 5/2 to Daintree/Mosman gorge etc.

My husband and I were picked up from the Mantra Aqueos on Port Douglas , by a lovely Spanish guy called Xavier, let me tell you, that was the highlight of the trip, he had such a great personality and knowledge of the area and gave us a detailed explanation of the wildlife, habitats etc.
He made our trip so enjoyable and so full of fun.

Please pass on our thanks to him as he deserves it.
Regards
Hillarene

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Daintree On The 27th January

Posted: 09 Feb 2014

We booked our tour last minute the night before. Heather was great to work with in the office. We were booked with Jason the next day. He was on time to pick up up for a day long tour. Jason is well educated in the area and history of this part Australia. He is also well versed in the ecology. Definitely was a plus having him as our guide. Besides his knowledge he was very pleasant and funny. This is definitely a "must do" trip if you are in the Cairns area. Lunch was well prepared and informative by the restaurant owner. Morning tea was also nice at Mossman Gorge

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Amazing Wildlife Of The Wet Tropics

Posted: 08 Feb 2014

Victoria Rifle Bird
This amazing bird is known as the Victoria’s Riflebird, which is one of 12 bird species endemic to the Wet Tropics region and is one of four birds-of-paradise Indigenous to Australia. This particular bird of paradise is endemic to the Atherton Region where it can be seen throughout the year. During the mating season, which is from September to February, the mating dance is seen regularly. During this time males display from conspicuous vantage points, where they mate with any receptive females attracted there.Males attract females by their fascinating display of throwing up their rounded wings either side of their upstretched head and neck, swaying from side to side and bobbing up and down. While they do this, they flick their head from the edge of one wing to the edge of the other. They also make a loud single and explosive ‘yah’ call. The name of the bird comes from when is was Discovered in 1848, and is allegedly named due to the resemblance of the colour of the uniforms of the British riflemen during the rule of Queen Victoria of England.

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Great Way To See The Daintree Raiforest

Posted: 04 Feb 2014

30th January 2014

What a value packed day. The bus trip is comfortable, informative and entertaining. Our guide Trevor was delightful. A stop at Port Douglas, the scenery from the bus, the Daintree River - which is amazing, cruise on a boat, see crocodiles, Mossman Gorge - this is a trip that just keeps giving! Lunch was fantastic, in a very nice setting, morning and afternoon tea also included. From the pick up at our hotel at 7 am until the drop off at 6pm this was a big day out but a relaxing and very enjoyable day out. A big thanks to Trevor, we had a great day mate.

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Bumpy Satinash

Posted: 02 Feb 2014

Some plants in our tropical rainforest,flower and fruit every year. Their activity is cyclical and can be tied to season and weather. The Bumpy Satinash is no such plant. This interesting rainforest species is botanically unusual in both its flowering patterns and positioning. The Bumpy Satinash flowers and fruits infrequently (every two to five years); when they do appear, the flowers and fruits grow directly from the trunk and branches, giving the plant its 'bumpy' appearance. This unusual tree is both "ramiflorous", with flowers and fruits on its branches, and "cauliflorous" where the flowers and fruits appear directly on its trunk. Typically, the Bumpy Satinash grows to about 30 metres in height and is easily recognisable thanks to its large leaves and 'bumpy' trunk and/or branches. What a beautiful plant species.

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