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Cape Tribulation And The Daintree

Posted: 22 Jul 2015

What a great day, my 12yr old son and I had limited time in Cairns and we wanted to see a snapshot of the national park - what a lot was fitted in to the day! Our guide was excellent and he made my son feel very welcome as he was the only child on the trip that day. We visited Mossman gorge, had a crocodile trip up the river, excellent lunch - with a knowledgeable owner sharing about the food served, then a visit into the rain-forest and Cape Tribulation! Loved it and want to go back. Thank you for the great introduction to the tropical north!

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Cape Tribulation And The Daintree

Posted: 19 Jul 2015

Our tour guide, Darryl, was knowledgeable and funny - and a local who gave our small group of ten all the inside stories regarding our tour. It's a long day but not once were we wishing it were anything less. Our rainforest experience was one of the best parts, thanks to Darryl sharing his expertise on the habitat of the wildlife and native fauna (which we never realized were so interesting). Plenty of stops, excellent and elegant luncheon at the Daintree Tea House, great river tour (yes, we saw crocs!) and a comfy transport coach. You bet we would recommend it.

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Cape Tribulation And The Daintree

Posted: 19 Jul 2015

Our day out was amazing!! Steve is a great guy, very friendly, very knowledgable. He made our day!!! Enjoyed everything from the rainforest walk, lunch at Daintree Tea House was set in a beautiful out door forest area. Lunch was delicious!!, especially loved the fruit review from the owner while we ate!!! Onto the croc tour, we saw Elizabeth, Dusty and two little babies. Cape Tribulation, ice cream stop and all the amazing look outs!!! Thanks Steve for a great day!! Best tour Ive been on!!! Everyone should do it!! Thanks Natalie and Jeremy

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3 Day Cooktown, Daintree & Outback Adventiure

Posted: 01 Jul 2015

We went on the 3 day Discovery tour to Cooktown and the Daintree. It was absolutely amazing. I would highly recommend it. Terry our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made sure we saw everything we could. He was very easy to get along with and we shared many laughs. There was only 3 of us so it was like a personalized tour.The food and the accommodation were great. Very very special memories created.

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3 Day Cooktown, Daintree & Outback Adventiure

Posted: 26 Jun 2015

Discovery Tours provided a Landrover just for my family and I, with a very friendly, informative and professional tour guide - Steve. Steve gave lots of useful information about the rain forest in particular and Australia in general. He seemed to have an encylopedic knowledge of plants. He was prepared to flex the itinary as needed so we got the best out the trip. It was interesting to see the contrast between the rain forest and the outback and the tour also gave us an introduction to Aboriginal culture and the more modern history of the area.We also enjoyed seeing many crocodiles, snakes and lovely beaches. I recommend this tour to others who want to explore this area.

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Cape Tribulation And The Daintree

Posted: 26 Jun 2015

Just returned from a full day visit to Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation with Discovery Tours (discovery tours.com.au). From the time of booking, we were given professional attention by the company. All our queries were promptly - and honestly - responded to. No booking advance was taken and payment was made in cash on day of your. Terry, the driver-guide, was a storehouse of knowledge on the geology, botany and zoology of rainforests and constantly drew our attention to the features we were seeing. Full marks to him for his incredible professionalism. The company has also chosen well the restaurant for lunch stop: Daintree Teahouse. Also their Daintree River tour operator - Solar Whisper - was full of entertaining stories and made our one-hour cruise memorable. Glad we chose Discovery for this personalised tour (we were a group of 10) and would be glad to recommend it to others. You can't go wrong with them.

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Cape Tribulation And The Daintree

Posted: 26 Jun 2015

There were only four of us in the 4WD on the day. After scenic tour up the coast we had an easy walk along rainforest boardwalks at Mossman Gorge with knowledgeable commentary from our Guide, Jean. Lunch at the unique Daintree Tea Rooms. Then a boat ride along the Daintree River where the crocodiles were out in force! Then to tranquil, beautiful Cape Tribulation and finally sample natural ice cream to watch the sunset over the mountains as a perfect end to the day and opportunity to absorb what we'd experienced. Thank you Jean for an entertaining and informative experience. Would recommend to anyone.

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Premium Daintree & Cape Tribulation Tour

Posted: 26 Jun 2015

We were picked up by Steve and a fantastic day ensued, Steve was fantastic so knowlagable.Our tour included Daintree, river cruise, Cape tribulation and a whole lot more our meal was fabulous from the Daintree Tea House , host was very informative of local fruits and final stop off at an ice cream place.We would have never packed all this in one dayStrongly recommend this company to take you on the journey

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Cape Tribulation And The Daintree

Posted: 27 May 2015

We travelled to Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, Daintree Forest and Cape Tribulation with Terry. Our tour was small - only 13 in the bus. We were informed about local attractions as we travelled along, shown wildlife, especially the cassowaries and crocodiles. Well fed and well cared for. Terry was very informative about local attractions, and knowledgeable about local inhabitants and agriculture. This was a long, but very enjoyable day, where we saw so much more than we would have if we had tried to do this on our own. I would recommend this tour to anyone wanting to get a snapshot of this part of Australia.

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Posted: 27 May 2015

We were collect from our apartment at 7.10am and as we were the only 2 we had a whole day alone with our guide . We really enjoyed our day we went to to so many places saw so many things and learnt a lot about the area.Thanks a lot Steve.

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Cape Tribulation And The Daintree

Posted: 15 May 2015

This full day trip will leave you grinning from ear-to-ear and totally tuckered, given its full array of walks, tastings, and lengthy drives. Well worth it and I highly recommend you ask for Steve – who’s a walking encyclopedia of Australian, ecological, and cultural lore, and a damn fine guide. You’ll start the morning off, bright and early with a drive to the Mossman Gorge, where tea/coffee and scones will be waiting for you at the visitors’ center. Then you’ll proceed to a guided walk around the Gorge, looking at Jurassic-age living fossils like Hope’s Cycad, trekking across an Indiana Jone-esque suspension bridge, and admiring the thick rain forest canopy and the beautiful river that makes the gorge famous.Then you’ll head off for lunch at the Daintree tea house, where you’ll be given a demonstration of the various and sundry exotic fruits on offer in the region – many of which will be on your plate of something scrumptious (like barramundi or kangaroo). Post lunch, you’re off to a river cruise, where David will take you on Solar Whisper (a solar-powered boat that eases along the Daintree river for croc-spotting and other wildlife observing). Then it’ll be off to Cape Tribulation, where you’ll do two beach and forest walks, where Steve did a marvelous commentary job, walking us through the millions of years of evolution needed to make this place the lusciously green wonderland it is. We lucked out and had a massive cassowary (2nd largest bird on planet, endangered, and local Daintree resident) waltz down the boardwalk while we were on tour. Following your two walks, it’ll be off to ice cream at the Cape Trib creamery (delicious), then back on the long drive home. All in all, well commentated, organized, and balanced in terms of activities. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and recommend you put this on your to-do list.

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Great Tour

Posted: 12 May 2015

This was one of the best tours we have ever done. Highly recommend this to anyone who wants a broad range of beautiful scenery, fun guide and highly knowledgeable. Great vehicle and accommodation and all the meals were superb.

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Posted: 02 May 2015

We only had a couple more days in Cairns and really wanted to see Cape Tribulation, Daintree, and Mossman Gorge. This trip was all that and more! So glad we did it because when I return I know so many places to spend more time. Steve was the best tour guide and was extremely knowledgeable about every area we visited.

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3 Day Cooktown, Daintree & Outback Adventiure

Posted: 30 Apr 2015

Wow, What a great tour and Guide. Well worth the money. All-inclusive touring is the better way to go. Outstanding meals and accommodation, vehicle was very comfortable and spacious. Highly recommend this tour to all interested

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Posted: 30 Apr 2015

Its a long day, being out for over 11 hours, but well worth it! There is alot packed into the daintree rainforest tour we did and what made it special was our guide. She had great knowledge of the various plants and habitats we saw and had a great way of bringing it to life.Lunch was also good and we had somebody explaining all the various fruits and vegetables including how they are grown and a brief history of them. Vegetarian food was good as well, which can often be hit or miss..

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Cape Tribulation And The Daintree

Posted: 06 Apr 2015

My husband and I had the pleasure of going on the Daintree/Cape Tribulation Day Tour. This tour was fantastic! Our guide Terry was so knowledgeable and fun. It is a long day with lots of time in the van, but he provides great information during the time and the views are gorgeous. All of the stops were magnificent. The Daintree Treehouse for lunch served the best meals and the tropical fruit lecture was great, especially since we were able to try most of the fruits. The fruit plantation at the end of the day on the way back sells ice cream and that was a real nice/special treat (worth the $6). We would definitely recommend this tour!

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Cape Tribulation And The Daintree

Posted: 02 Apr 2015

What a packed day full of beautiful sights and laughter! We were picked up at 7am from cairns and driven to mossman gorge. We had delicious damper with daintree tea and coffee in the cafe here. Then we set off on a short walk through the mossman gorge - what a spectacular sight! Our guide Darryl was full of knowledge and humour.We then drove to The Daintree Teahouse for an equally sumptuous lunch (several choices, we chose barramundi) with an exotic fruit tasting and presentation by the passionate owner. We continued to the daintree river for a cruise where we saw a croc. Then we headed to cape tribulation where the rainforest meets the beach, which was breathtaking.On the trip home, we saw a cassowary, ate fruit icecream at the daintree icecream factory and stopped at 2 lookouts.Getting home at 6pm, we were filled with memories and stories, as well as gratuity for having such a gracious, funny and patient guide named Darryl!Highly recommended tour!!

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Cape Tribulation And The Daintree

Posted: 26 Mar 2015

Darryl's knowledge about Australia, Queensland, and Cairns is vast... the information that he laid on us about the local area's of Cairns to Cape Tribulation... the people... (both the Indigenous and Foreigners a like)...the native and introduced animals... the native and introduced plant life...and many facets of the rainforest of Australia. This open my eyes... yes it did...It is good that the knowledge passed on by people like Darryl gives us (people...) the understanding and the development to interact with... the environment... the rainforest... the wild life... and the people of the land...The high lights were:... Mossman Gorge (the walk through rainforest)... Daintree Tea House Restaurant (the owners knowledge of fruit)... Daintree River (our guide on the boat... his knowledge of the ecosystem was out there)... Cape Tribulation... Daintree Ice Cream Company (ICE Cream... Yes Oh Yes)... and then there was Darryl... you might win the cricket (with an under arm, not)... the rugby league (maybe, the Kiwis, yes)... and rugby union (that could be a long time... AB's brother)... ps... we saw a CASSOWARY... cool...I would recommend this tour to everyone... the old a young a like... Yes I would... hope you all have a nice day ;-) Reg's, Inga & Joe

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Posted: 21 Mar 2015

My sister and I went on the tour and there was another 6 people so it was a nice small group! We had Cathy who was wonderful! It's amazing how much you realise you won't learn without a tour guide. Everywhere we went or drove she informed us off the history of it. Even just on the roads from leaving the hotel. It's really nice to have someone who has grown up there and can share facts and personal stories. We did the full day tour, and the afternoon tea at Mossman Gorge was delightful then the lunch was beautiful and set in a very beautiful place in the rainforest! Thank you for a wonderful day Cathy!

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Posted: 04 Mar 2015

A superb writeup by one of our guests who traveled with us to Cape Tribulation.
I recently took one of your tours and was so impressed with Steve's knowledge, I just had to share with my readers. I am a Travel Writer for the Xpress Magazine in Perth, check out my article on your tour. Hope it brings you some business!
http://xpressmag.com.au/the-daintree-rainforest-the-real-f…/

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