Southern Daintree Explorer | Half Day

Duration | 4 Hours
Mobile Ticket OK

Join experienced guides for a journey through the Southern Daintree Rainforest and Mossman Gorge in a small group setting. Discover the world's oldest tropical rainforest, spot rare plant species. The tour offers a mix of nature, history, and wildlife, complete with river cruises, guided walks, and scenic stops.


  • Daintree River wildlife cruise  
  • Guided rainforest walks  
  • Visit to Mossman Gorge
  • Return hotel transfers

Departure times & locations 
Port Douglas pick-up at approx 8:45 am or meet at Crystalbrook Marina Daintree Tours shop at 9:15 am.  
Palm Cove pick-up at approx 7:15 am, Mon, Wed, & Fri.  

  • Port Douglas: All Port Douglas Accommodation
  • Northern Beaches: Palm Cove & Ellis Beach
  • Mossman: Bowls Club & Caravan Park
  • South Port Douglas: Thala Beach & Turtle Cove Resorts

Your Day at a Glance

Pick Up from Port Douglas
Start with an 8:45 am pick-up from local accommodations, setting the stage for an adventure-packed day.  

Mossman Gorge
Explore ancient forests, crystal clear waters, and learn about the rainforest's flora and fauna.  

Daintree River Cruise 
A scenic wildlife spotting cruise on the Daintree River. Includes a light picnic lunch onboard.  

Return to Port Douglas 
The tour concludes with a drop-off at Port Douglas around 3:15 pm.  

What To Bring

  • Comfortable clothing and a light raincoat  
  • Flat walking shoes  
  • Water bottle for refills  
  • Camera  

Additional Information
The Mossman Gorge walk is less than 1km, easy, with well-maintained paths.  

Instant Booking & Mobile-Friendly Tickets
Check availability & book here to secure the Southern Daintree Explorer. Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up on the day without a booking. If you require hotel transfers, please have your hotel name ready when booking so we can send you a pick-up time with your confirmation.

Special Child & Family Rates
We offer special rates for families. Please check the booking for form for up-to-date family pricing.




The Daintree Explorer tour exceeded all my expectations. Our guide was knowledgeable and had fascinating stories and insights. The wildlife cruise on the Daintree River was a highlight.

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Hotel Transfers from Port Douglas
Departs from Port Douglas approx. 8:45am
Return to Port Douglas approx. 1:00pm

Pickup Location Options
Port Douglas: All Port Douglas Accommodation
Northern Beaches: Palm Cove & Ellis Beach
Mossman: Bowls Club & Caravan Park
South Port Douglas: Thala Beach & Turtle Cove Resorts