Daintree, Cape Tribulation & 4WD Bloomfield Track Tour
Take a day trip from Cairns or Port Douglas to cruise the Daintree River and explore the Cape Tribulation rainforest. You'll have free time at Cape Tribulation to take a guided walk and drive the 4WD-only Bloomfield Track.
What makes it Great:
- Explore Cape Tribulation, Daintree National Park, and the Daintree River
- Enjoy spectacular views of rainforest and the Coral Sea
- Spot wildlife including the notorious “saltie” crocodiles on a river cruise
- Comprehensive tour includes hotel transfers, barbecue lunch, and guiding
- Professional guide
- Daintree River Cruise
- Jungle Ferry crossing
- Coffee and/or Tea
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- National Park fees
- Entry/Admission - Daintree National Park
- Entry/Admission - Lync-Haven Cafe
- Entry/Admission - Emmagen creek
Departure times & locations
We offer hotel pickup from Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas.
- Southside Accommodation: pick up 6.50 am
- Cairns City (CBD) accommodation: pick up between 7.00 – 7.15am, returns 6.30pm
- Northern Beaches accommodation: pick up between 7.20 – 7.45am, returns 6pm
- Port Douglas accommodation: pick up 8.20am, returns approx 5.00 – 5.30pm
Please note all times are approximate. Please ensure you are on time for your pick up! If you are not on time, you may miss your pick up which will incur 100% cancellation fee.
Your day at a glance:
Your Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation 4WD Bloomfield Track full-day tour from Cairns begins with being met by your friendly accredited guide at your accommodation.
After introductions, we drive north along the magnificent scenic coastal route along the Captain Cook Highway learning about the history of the area and admiring spectacular views of the coastline and the Azure waters of the Coral Sea.
Stop 1: Daintree Rainforest River Cruise & Morning Tea - our first stop is at the Majestic Daintree River for morning tea (tea, coffee & biscuits) before enjoying an informative guided River Cruise on the Daintree River. Relax and enjoy the splendour only the Daintree Rainforest can offer as you learn of Estuarine Crocodiles, mangrove forests and endemic wildlife, this is nature at its best!
Stop 2: Alexandra Lookout - we make our way up over the Alexandra Range and pause for a panoramic view of World Heritage, Wet Tropics, and Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea.
Stop 3: Guided Boardwalk Tour - experience the rainforest intimately on one of our guided elevated National Park Boardwalks. Your experienced guide will take you on a wonderful journey through this ancient rainforest whilst giving you an interpretation of flora and fauna and you will have ample time for photographs and questions as we search for the elusive, rare and totally unique Southern Cassowary and other wildlife species within this particular habitat.
Stop 4: Aussie BBQ Lunch and the Wallabies - we now make our way towards Cape Tribulation and stop for lunch at a restaurant, which is also an animal refuge centre where you have the opportunity to visit the wallabies, get up close to Eclectus Parrots, pythons & other native wildlife enjoy delicious barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads in a beautiful rainforest setting restaurant.
Stop 5: Emmagen Creek Wildlife Spotting & Swim - we will take you beyond the famous Daintree Tea Plantation, past spectacular mountains and through spectacular World Heritage Rainforest as we pass Cape Tribulation and continue along the 4WD Bloomfield Track through to pristine Emmagen Creek. It is time for a refreshing rainforest stream swim, in crystal clear fresh waters and without the crowds of people. You will indulge in a feast of exotic tropical fruits, and enjoy sample a cup of traditional Billy Tea, made in a traditional Australian Billy, all of which enhance the tranquil surroundings.
Stop 6: Cape Tribulation Beach - we then make our way to Cape Tribulation Beach after most of the crowds are gone, stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers' platform overlooking the mountains and coast where the 'Rainforest meets the Reef.'
If we have time - we stop at Daintree’s hidden secret, the Daintree ice creamery on the return journey. Your taste buds will be tantalised with exotic tropical fruit homemade ice cream. Sample unique flavours, such as Black Sapote, Soursop, Wattle Seed, Jackfruit, and Coconut just to name a few. All the fruits used to make the ice cream have been locally grown on the property and can be purchased at your own expense. This is cash only no EFTPOS.
After a short afternoon refreshment stop, we cross the Daintree River by cable ferry and begin our homeward journey somewhat wiser for our 'Total Rainforest Experience'.
Please note: Itineraries are subject to change.
Travelling with children
Children of all ages are welcome & must be accompanied by an adult. Children aged up to 15 years may pay the child price. Infants must sit on laps.
We offer special rates for familes. Please check the booking for form for up to date family pricing.
Things To Bring
- Comfortable clothing & footwear
- Water bottle
- Swimmers & towel
- Sunscreen and insect repellent
- Money for Ice cream (Subject to time)
Due to the remoteness, the ruggedness of the area, steps and uneven ground on the National Park Boardwalks and into Emmagen Creek, passengers must be able to take walking steps by themselves or with the aid of their own carer. Wheelchairs must be small compact collapsible chairs as space is limited. This must be checked at the time of reservation and confirmed at least 48 hours prior to the tour.
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of 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.
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About Billy Tea Safaris
Billy Tea Safaris is a true local company, having been locally owned and operated for over 36 years! As an Advanced Eco-Certified tour company, we operate small personalised day tours in custom-built 4WD vehicles with accredited local guides to the Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation, Outback & Chillagoe Caves & the Cairns & Tablelands. Our 4WD vehicles are custom-built for passenger comfort and to withstand some of the ruggedness required in the areas that we operate. The vehicles are high clearance which means when conditions are wet we can still get through, extra-large viewing windows, spacious seats, extra legroom for maximum customer comfort.
We booked this tour through travstar. We received great service from travstar and the tour was fantastic.
Terrific day out! Very professional but friendly guide who gave us all the information we needed to enjoy and understand the places we visited. Tasty lunch was most appreciated. So glad I chose this small group tour.
Had a lovely time and the driver was very helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend this trip.
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour into Daintree Rain Forest.
Very well organised and fascinating and informative commentary on route.
I just recently travelled with Billy Tea and had a wonderful time exploring the magnificent Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation. The guides, Matthew and Mick were fantastic and very passionate about the area. We even saw a Cassowary and a chick, Boyd's Forest Dragon, a 4 metre crocodile and lots more. The tropical fruit, damper and billy tea was a nice touch by Emmagen Creek. Will definately recommend others to do this tour if you are thinking of travelling to the Daintree and only have a day to do it!
Very well organised, very informative and enjoyable experience. Our driver/guide was great - he shared his extensive knowledge about the area in a very interesting narrative during the trip. Learned a lot about the Daintree trees and loved the tropical fruit and billy tea with damper at the freshwater pool. Our river trip was also interesting and our driver was most considerate and experienced. Plenty of good food at our lunch stop too.
Your Daintree Cape Tribulation 4WD Bloomfield Track day tour begins with being met by your friendly accredited guide at your accommodation Cairns CBD area from 6.50am – 7.15am, Northern Beaches from 7.20am and Port Douglas area from 8.20am