Tour di un giorno della foresta pluviale di Daintree, Cape Tribulation e del Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary
Una volta raggiunto il Wildlife Habitat di Port Douglas, si scende per esplorare il parco faunistico, che offre un'esposizione della vita selvatica nella foresta pluviale australiana, paludi e praterie. Si potranno vedere gli animaletti da vicino, tra cui casuari, canguri degli alberi, coccodrilli, koala e una varietà di uccelli. È anche possibile dar da mangiare con le mani a canguri e wallabies.
Dopodiché, si viaggia verso nord per altri 15 minuti per Mossman Gorge, che si trova nella parte sud del Daintree National Park. La guida fornisce un commento informativo mentre si fa una piacevole passeggiata attraverso la foresta pluviale osservando i ponti sopra il fiume Mossman. Scopri come gli indigeni locali Kuku Yalanji utilizzano le piante della foresta come cibo, riparo e medicamento e cerca degli animali selvatici come la farfalla Ulisse il drago della foresta di Boyd.
Prosegui lungo la costa fino a Cape Tribulation, utilizzando il traghetto del fiume Daintree per attraversare il fiume. Fai una sosta presso il punto panoramico di Mt Alexandra per ammirare viste spettacolari, che in una giornata di bel tempo possono estendersi dalla foresta pluviale di Daintree e dal fiume Daintree attraverso il Mare dei Coralli fino alla Grande Barriera Corallina.
Si arriva a Cape Tribulation e si gusta un delizioso pranzo al Cape Tribulation Beach House. Per la portata principale, è possibile scegliere tra barramundi (pesce pescato nella zona), bistecca o un'opzione vegetariana, accompagnata da insalata verde, patatine, pane appena sfornato e frutta tropicale.
Nel pomeriggio, si godrà del tempo libero per esplorare le sabbie bianche della spiaggia, famosa in tutto il mondo. Si può nuotare nel Mar dei Coralli (nella stagione giusta), rinfrescarsi nella piscina della foresta pluviale della Cape Tribulation Beach House o fare una passeggiata lungo la spiaggia e il lungomare.
Si torna quindi al fiume Daintree per una crociera di un'ora sulle sue placide acque. Si va in cerca di uccelli, farfalle, rettili e coccodrilli d'acqua salata e si ammirano le alte mangrovie che fiancheggiano le sponde.
Dopo la crociera sul fiume, la guida riporterà i partecipanti al proprio hotel, con una breve sosta al Rex Lookout, punto panoramico tra Port Douglas e Cairns.
- Autista / Guida
- Passeggiata guidata a Mossman Gorge
- Crociera Daintree River
- Ritiro e consegna dell'hotel
- Ingresso - Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
- Ingresso - Mossman Gorge
- Riceverai una conferma al momento della prenotazione
- I bambini piccoli devono sedere in grembo a un adulto
- Si prega di comunicare eventuali esigenze dietetiche specifiche al momento della prenotazione
- Per questa esperienza è richiesto un numero minimo di viaggiatori. In caso di annullamento per il mancato raggiungimento del numero minimo, potrai scegliere tra un'altra data/esperienza o il rimborso completo
Late start to the day, clearly flustered bus driver. Well under an hour spent at the wildlife park (tickets were offered for the next day but as we already had a full itinerary we couldn't accept as much as we would have loved to see more of the park). Bus trip out to a shuttle bus to access the gorge for a quick board walk. Back on the bus for a very long drive to a backpackers type place for lunch. No Rainforest walks near this site, just a rather ordinary stretch of beach. Not sure why the drive was so far to that particular place when others were passed along the way, unless they have a super cheap deal. Another long drive back to the saviour of the day Daintree River Cruise, a great time with a super informative guide. Much of this tour was unfortunately spent on the bus and in an extremely hurried fashion as the points to visit were far apart. Most people actually ended up falling asleep on the bus for stretches of the 'tour'. Would be better off to take a self drive to see the parts worth doing (the Wildlife Park and Daintree River Cruise) and exploring the Daintree yourself to actually get the chance to walk amongst the Rainforest. Other tours we did during our stay were the Kuranda Day Tour and Quicksilver Reef tour which were both amazing and so well run.
Nice, easy walk in the rain forest, the guide was very passionate and knowledgeable ! We would have loved to see the zombie ants, but there were none on that day .
The driver picked us up an hour after our pick up time. One driver picks up all over town. The wildlife sanctuary was excellent. The walk in the forest was in a native led area, with a short hike along the River. It was a long drive to Cape Tribulation, but lunch was excellent. The beach is great. The river trip was short with 1 sighting of a croc. Long drive back to Cairns.
The tour was excellent.Thank you Daniel for taking care of us.
This was one of the trips I was very much looking forward to, but, frankly, it didn't feel nearly as exciting as the description on Viator. The rainforest walk, which I was so looking forward to, was a 1/2hr walk down a boardwalk and a well-traveled short path. Every time anyone got one foot off the path, we were told to get back on the path to avoid liability issues in case someone got hurt. The beach was picturesque, though swimming was out of the question. Perhaps the best part of the trip was the riverboat ride spotting crocs and wild birds. The rest of it was a whole lotta driving. Our driver was knowledgeable and a good guide, but overall, the trip wasn't what I was expecting.
As others have said, all three places were very nice, worth seeing but our big tour bus had every seat taken and we were often given way less time than we would have liked. First stop we were just dropped at the entrance with no guidance about how to plan our very short time. Luckily we went right to the kangaroos or we could have easily missed them all together. A 5 minute bathroom stop had 4 minutes used just getting off the bus. The rainforest was also a quick tour and we left feeling like there was so much more to see but had to rush out to keep on schedule. The rides to all places were excessively long. Our guide shared interesting information on the way there but did not interact with us in any way on the way back. Lunch and beach time were especially rushed. Had hoped to get in the water but never did. Each person was allotted one piece of bread and when a vegetarian family with many children did not like their meal they were reluctant to give them bread. I had kangaroo which was rare I usually love rare meat but it was so tough I couldn't cut it even with the steak knife I had to ask for. Our guide seemed disinterested and didn't even get off the bus when he made the hotel stops, like he really wanted to get home. We always tip very generously on our excursions, but this one was not tip worthy .
Amazing and educational! Andrew was our driver on this day trip and he did a great job. I learned a LOT about these places, learned small details that were fun! I even got a chance to eat a kangaroo steak! I was yummy! The time spent on the beach was short, but relaxing after the long day of adventure!
We weren't lucky enough to see a croc, but I guess it was the wrong time of the year!