Cairns: Daintree and Mossman Gorge Tour


Embark on a day trip where the rainforest meets the reef. See natural sights including the Great Barrier Reef, experience a wildlife cruise, and participate in a smoke ceremony as you go. Start your adventure with a scenic coastal drive from Cairns to Port Douglas, the far north’s very own great ocean road with panoramic views of the sparkling Coral Sea. The first stop is Mossman Gorge, which is in the southern sector of the world-famous Daintree National Park. The gorge has been carved out by the cold mountain waters of the Mossman River, which winds through large granite boulders, bordered by lush green rainforest. It’s a magical place and you’ll be welcomed by the traditional owners, the Kuku Yalanji people, who will also cleanse you of evil spirits during a smoke ceremony. Also, enjoy a refreshing swim in the cascading waters.


  • Visit Mossman Gorge, the Daintree, Rainforest Boardwalk and Cape Tribulation
  • Experience a wildlife river cruise, learn about the fragile ecosystem
  • Discover the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive and enjoy panoramic views
  • Participate in a Smoke Ceremony with the Kuku Yalanji people
  • Listen to highly trained guides who give an expert rain forest interpretation


  • Transfers to and from your Cairns or Port Douglas accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Wildlife cruise (if option selected)
  • Daintree river ferry crossing
  • All national park fees
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Snacks and drinks

Tour Plan

What to expect

Experience the rainforest and river landscapes of the Daintree region on this adapted day trip from Cairns, including a Welcome to Country smoke ceremony, rainforest walk, wildlife cruise, and stops to take in the natural scenery.

Meeting point

The pickup time will be sent via Get Your Guide messages prior to your travel date. Please wait in the main lobby of the hotel 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 5 minutes after the scheduled pickup time. Approximate pickup times: South Cairns 7:10 AM, Cairns City 7:20 AM-7:50 AM, Trinity Beach 8:05 AM, Palm Cove 8:15 AM, Port Douglas 8:50 AM-09:20 AM If you are unsure of pickup time please contact the activity provider at

Additional information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Guests should pack a small day bag with a swimming costume, towel, camera, walking shoes, insect repellent, sunscreen, and money for drinks and snacks
Cancelation policy

Free cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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