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Foaming Fury - Half Day White Water Rafting Barron River

Foaming Fury

The only way to experience pristine rainforest, crystal clear rivers and breathtaking scenery is to take a white water rafting trip with an experienced company like Foaming Fury. The Barron River Half Day Tour is a fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting. It’s fun, exciting and exhilarating, s...

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Cape Tribulation & Daintree National Park

Cape Tribulation & Daintree National Park

Enjoy an unforgettable day of fun, discovery and adventure exploring the majestic rainforests, pristine rivers and white sandy beaches of the World Heritage Listed Cape Tribulation and Daintree National Parks with our professional, friendly and experienced guides. Cape Tribulation is the only place...

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Cape Tribulation Day Tour

Active Tropics Explorer

The ultimate range of ‘active’ Cape Tribulation day tours and overnight tours. Visit where the reef meets the rainforest, the world famous Daintree National Park and participate in an Indigenous ‘Welcome to Country’ and Smoke Ceremony at the stunning Mossman Gorge. Ability to add a range of other ad...

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Aussie Drifterz Rainforest Tubing Tours

Foaming Fury

Come and relax with Aussie Drifterz on the best value tour in town – tube through rainforest tree tunnels, make natural face paints, swim or just chill out. Tube through natural tree tunnels, freshwater snorkel, make natural face paints, swim or just chill out - it's the best value tour in Cairns! C...

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Cape Tribulation Overnight Tour

Cape Tribulation Overnight Tour

Where we GO, What we SEE Scenic coastal drive Marrdja or Jindalba Boardwalk (Guided) Morning Tea Daintree Ice-Cream Company (Time Permitting) Alexandra Range Lookout Mossman Gorge Daintree River Crocodile/Wildlife Cruise Afternoon Tea Rex Range Lookout Drive through Port Douglas

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Cape Tribulation Day Tour

Cape Tribulation Day Tour

Where we GO, What we SEE Scenic coastal drive Marrdja or Jindalba Boardwalk (Guided) Morning Tea Cape Trib Beach (Day Tour Only) Daintree Ice-Cream Company (Time Permitting) Alexandra Range Lookout Daintree River Crocodile/Wildlife Cruise Afternoon Tea Mossman Gorge Drive through Port Doug...

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Cooktown 4WD Adventures

1 Day Cooktown 4WD Adventure

Cooktown is one of Australia's bucket list destinations. An epic 4wd journey through World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest to historical Cooktown. Experience our natural and cultural heritage...... Locally owned, Adventure North Australia operate tours from Cairns and Port Douglas. The return...

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Billy Tea Safaris One Day Daintree Cape Tribulation 4WD Bloomfield Track Tour

Alexandra Lookout Daintree - Billy Tea Safaris

Join a small personalised family operated Advanced Eco Accredited business with 35 years experience to the World Heritage Daintree Cape Tribulation 4WD Bloomfield Track Day Tour. With only a maximum of 16 passengers per vehicle and travelling in Custom Built 4WD High Clearance Vehicles Air Condition...

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Daintree Tours - Cape Tribulation & Daintree Rainforest

Explore the ancient rainforests of the Daintree with a luxury tour from Daintree Tours. Believed to be more than 160 million years old, this heartland of tropical north Queensland is rich in flora and fauna, containing 30% of frog, marsupial and reptile species in Australia, 18% of Australia’s bird...

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Daintree Dreaming Day Tour

Daintree Dreaming Day Tour -Aboriginal Cultural experience

Discover the ancient culture of the Kuku Yalanji people with Adventure North Australia. No other operator unveils the mysteries of both the traditional fishing and gathering grounds of Cooya Beach and the UNESCO World Heritage Daintree National Park in one incredible day tour. Wander through lush Ra...

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Brett's Kuranda Tour from Port Douglas

Brett's Kuranda Half day Tour

Small personalised tours specialising in great service. Max 12 guests, interesting, entertaining commentary, just bring a sense of humour with you!! Brett's Kuranda Half Day Tours leave Port Douglas daily at 11am. Travel on the multi award winning Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, enjoy free time in Ku...

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Dan's Mountain Biking

Dan's Mountain Biking

Fully Guided MTB tours and custom designed riding. Cairns – Atherton Tablelands – Cape Tribulation – FNQ Dan, born in Cairns and hooked on mountain biking (MTBA coach, commissarie, represented Australia in 1996 World MTB cross country and is a National accredited MTB instructor). Dan and his ski...

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Mossman Gorge Dreamtime Half Day Tour Package From Port Douglas

Mossman Gorge Centre

Your half day tour begins with a convenient hotel pick up from your Port Douglas accommodation, approximately 20 minutes from Mossman Gorge. Experience the wonders of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and discover pristine waterfalls, mountains and vivid flora and fauna. Your experienced...

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Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours

Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours

Jungle Surfing takes you on a guided zipline experience through six tree platforms and the world's first Human Hamster Wheel cable lift. The tour is a personal journey of discovery through every level of the rainforest canopy. Our guides are with you every step of the way, sharing their wit and...

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Cape Trib Horse Rides

Cape Trib Horse Rides

Enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery in Australia while horse riding through Cape Tribulation. This unique area is one of the only places on the planet where two UNESCO World Heritage sites collide. You will be captivated as you meander your way through the Daintree Rainforest, one of the...

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River Drift Snorkelling Tours

Back Country Bliss Adventures

If you love nature and the water, then this is the perfect tour for you! Within an ancient rainforest, Step into the cool, crystal clear water and drift with the current as you explore life under the water’s surface. Watch fish dart in and around the river stones and keep your eyes out for the oc...

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Mossman Gorge Centre

Mossman Gorge Centre

The Mossman Gorge Centre is a new Indigenous eco tourism development that will better serve visitors to the Mossman Gorge World Heritage site. Mossman Gorge will provide one of Australia’s most iconic Aboriginal experiences in Tropical North Queensland and is the perfect option for visitors looking...

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Daintree Rainforest Tours from Port Douglas

Back Country Bliss Adventures

Experience the world’s oldest rainforest from above and below! Based in Port Douglas, our exciting range of activities include... River Drift Snorkelling, Mountain Biking, Sea Kayaking, Bush-walking & Cape Tribulation tours. We specialise in designing personalised tours to suit your holiday and budg...

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Aquarius Twilight Sailing

Aquarius sailing

Choose to end your day with Aquarius' Twilight Sail. Departing at 4.45pm from the Crystalbrook Marina, this one and a half hour sail over the Coral Sea promises relaxation as you sit back and take in the tropical surroundings. Watch the sun dip below the mountains of the Daintree while sipping on y...

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Daintree Discovery Tours

One of the must do trips In Far North Queensland is to visit the exquisite Daintree Rainforest. Not only is it stunningly beautiful, it is immensely important as a living link back to the Gondwanan times. It is considered as the oldest continual living rainforest on Earth. Departing from Port Dougla...

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DAINTREE ADVENTURE DAY

Back Country Bliss Adventures

Experience the world’s oldest rainforest from above and below! Starting early, we experience the Daintree Rainforest with almost no one else about. Your first stop will see you embarking on a wildlife cruise on the mighty Daintree River, in search of local endemic wildlife. Keep an eye out for the e...

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Cape Tribulation Half Day Express from Port Douglas

Back Country Bliss Adventures

Want to visit the Daintree Rainforest, learn about this ancient Eco system, but not be out all day? Our Cape Tribulation Express Tour is ideal for those who are limited with time, or simply desire a half day tour option.

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Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, & Mossman Day Tour

Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation,  & Mossman Day Tour

Join Cairns Tours for a day exploring the rainforest and amazing landscapes of the Cape Tribulation wilderness area.

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Daintree Walkabout

Down Under Tours

A unique full day tour to the world heritage Daintree region, including a Dreamtime Gorge Walk at Mossman Gorge with an Indigenous guide. Relax and let your experienced driver/guide take care of the details.

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Kuranda Train & Skyrail.

Down Under Tours

Nestled in mountaintop rainforest splendour just to the west of Cairns, Kuranda has been enchanting visitors for years. Accessible by train, cableway or road, the charming Village in the Rainforest’ presents a bevy of tropical delights. From the traditional appeal of the famous Kuranda Markets to...

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Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

Hartleys Creek Crocodile Park

Take a half day tour to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures – the best place to see crocodiles in Tropical North Queensland! There is ample time to explore this wonderful park, including the Wetlands Cruise through the Melaleuca wetlands; domain of the saltwater crocodile. Take in the Crocodile Attack Sh...

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Daintree Sightseer

Daintree Sightseer

Upon arrival at the Mossman Gorge Centre, enjoy tea & damper. Then join a guided rainforest walk along 600 metres of private tracks, graded easy, amid cool verdant rainforest at Mossman Gorge. Amid dappled sunlight beneath the rainforest’s shady canopy, you will pass traditional bark huts and cool b...

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Foaming Fury- Half Day Family White-Water Rafting Adventure

Cairns Adventure Group

The Family Rafting Half Day Tour is a fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting. This fun and exciting tour is designed for children aged 6 – 11 years and operates on the lower section of the Barron River rapids and Lake Placid, in the Barron Gorge National Park.

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Daintreestation & Australian Muster Experience

Nestled amongst World Heritage Daintree Rainforest with an outlook to Port Douglas, Daintree Station is a spectacular events venue specialising in tailor-made, unique experiences that you and your guests will be talking about for years to come. For functions, destination weddings, celebrations an...

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Skyrail takes you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests, in the Barron Gorge National Park. Spanning 7.5kms, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway has comfortable six person gondolas which glide just metres above the canopy providing spectacular...

Walkabout Cultural Adventures

Walkabout Adventures

Experience the Rainforest... enjoy a day with a local Aboriginal Guide, experience a truly unique cultural adventure, visit the rainforest, spectacular waterfalls of the World-heritage listed Daintree, learn the history and culture of the region, taste some bush tucker, swim in pristine freshwater s...

Nice N Easy Cruises

Nice n Easy Cruises is a husband and wife operation that specializes in taking small groups for a wildlife adventure on the Daintree River. The 1.5 hour cruise allows your expert guide and owner operator, Terry Davis, to share his vast knowledge and his passion for the wildlife on the Daintree River...

Port Douglas Adventures Tours and Bookings

Great Half Day Mountainbike Rides

We offer the finest guided Sea Kayak and Mountainbike adventures in the Tropical North Queensland area. Our expert guides and highest quality equipment combined with our local knowledge will take you off the beaten track and to the best remote and semi-remote area's such as The Bump Track, one of th...

Daintree Wonder Tours

Daintree Wonder Tours

Daintree Wonder Tours is your World Heritage Rainforest Tour specialist – providing daily trips to the Daintree National Park, incorporating the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, the mighty Daintree River, secluded Daintree Rainforest swimming holes and much more! Daintree Won...

Let’s Take the Rolls

Chauffeur driven Wedding Car and Limo for Formal events and Special Occasions. Top class day touring to all the beautiful sites around Port Douglas. Travel in the air conditioned comfort and style of our 1957 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud, with all the elegance of a bygone era, to experience an ancient r...

Reef & Rainforest Connections

Reef & Rainforest Connections

DAY TOURS FROM PORT DOUGLAS Reef and Rainforest Connections are the Port Douglas locals!100% locally owned and operated, we are dedicated to giving you personalised and professional service and the best touring & cruising options in the Tropics. We look forward to the opportunity of showing you our...

Daintree Boatman Nature Tours

Daintree Boatman Nature Tours is a small tour business offering premium small-group wildlife cruises on the Daintree River. Cruises are a special experience, with highly sought-after birds, snakes and crocodiles seen on most cruises. An average of 40 wildlife species are observed per tour. Cruises a...

Crocodile Express Daintree River Cruises

Crocodile Express was the first wildlife cruise operator on the river in 1979. Your cruise will take you along sections of this spectacular waterway with your guide pointing out wildlife and flora along the foreshore and creeks. Our naturalist guide will interpret the importance of this amazing Worl...

Kuranda Rainforest Journeys

Kuranda Rainforest Journeys

Engage all of your senses to explore the oldest tropical rainforest on Earth, exotic fruit orchards and fascinating pioneer history. Your personal tour guide will take you on a 2-hour ATV journey through a secluded estate nestled atop the majestic Barron Falls, surrounded by World Heritage Rainfo...

Windswell Kitesurfing and Standup Paddle Port Douglas

WindSwell Kitesurfing and Standup Paddle Tours

WindSwell is local company based at the south end of Four Mile Beach in the resort town of Port Douglas offering Kitesurfing Lessons Demo and Hire Sales and also awesome Standup Paddle Boarding Tours get on board our Epic Reef and Island Tours including Low Isles, Snapper Island, Undine Cay or the b...

Jungle Tours

Jungle Tours

Jungle Tours operates out of Cairns and runs day and extended tours to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree – where the rainforest meets the reef. Locally owned and operated, Jungle Tours specialises in youth and adventure trips. Travelling in small groups, you’ll be kept informed and entertained th...

BTS Port Douglas

Port Douglas Bus is a subsidiary of BTS Tours and has been providing transport services in the Port Douglas and Cairns region for over 25 years. Based in Port Douglas, BTS Tours (previously called Bloomfield Track Safaris) was founded by Rob and Ann West in 1985 where they pioneered Guided 4WD To...

Daintree Discovery Centre

A trip to Far North Queensland just isn’t complete without experiencing the raw, prehistoric beauty of the mighty Daintree Rainforest. Just an hour north of Port Douglas, the Daintree Rainforest boasts the highest variety of plants and animals found in any rainforest on the planet. The Daintree Disc...

Daintree Safaris

Daintree Safaris

Daintree Safaris and Nicholas Fox offer small luxury, four wheel drive day tours from Port Douglas to the ancient Daintree Rainforest. We carry a maximum of just six guests per day, travelling exclusively in a spacious, air conditioned, late model 200 Series Toyota Land Cruiser featuring equal le...

Tony's Tropical Tours

Tony's Tropical Tours

Guest feedback, has taught us that visitors see and enjoy more in small personalised groups, travelling to out-of-the-way places mainstream tours never witness. Brings you the best in luxury day touring to the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge, Cape Tribulation and Bloomfield Falls. We also do p...

Port Douglas tropical trips

catering for individual needs. Port Douglas tropical trips offers unique personal touring in luxury vehicles for cape tribulation, the atherton tablelands and private tours

Tropic Wings

Tropic Wings

Tropic Wings is the longest established coach operator in Cairns. Locally owned and operated, it offers full day touring programs, exploring all the wonders of the Tropical North. The most popular tourist destination is Kuranda, including the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Au...

Cape Trib adventure bus

The Cape Trib Adventure bus is an ideal shuttle service between Port Douglas and Cape Tribulation if you don’t want to hire a car. It’s easy and convenient, we pick up from all Port Douglas accommodation. You have the option to book the fare only or add on some activities. It gives you the freedom...

Blue Adventures Wildlife Tours

Discover the unique animals, lush rainforest and natural beauty of the Queensland outback with Blue Adventures.

About Rainforest Tours For Port Douglas

The Daintree World Heritage Rainforest is very close to Port Douglas.  Due to the largely inaccessible slopes it is difficult to gain access into Rainforest unless you are walking on Parks and Wildlife trails or boardwalks.  

Mossman Gorge is only a 20 minute drive from Port Douglas.  This is a very pretty river with crystal clear water cascading over large boulders.  A swim in these rainforest waters followed by a long lizard lounge on a warm rock will revitalise your body and mind.  This is a brilliant way to experience the rainforest without travelling too far from Port Douglas and is very easy to do in a morning or afternoon.  The Mossman Gorge river is surrounded by steep mountains that are covered in lush rainforest. 

If you are feeling energetic it is possible to access a 1 hour 2.7km easy walk from the swing bridge.  This is all within the Daintree National Park and you can expect to see many butterflies, colourful lizards such as the Boyd's Forest Dragon and fish and turtles in the Mossman river.  

Cape Tribulation is world famous and is only a one and a half hour drive from Port Douglas.  Due to the limited access to the many and varied beautiful rainforest sites it is best to visit this region with a tour operator who can provide you with an informative commentary on the history and diversity of this world heritage treasure.  
Green Gems of Nature - The Green Tree Frog
By Jamie Harbord 12th April 06

There are 15 species of Green Tree Frogs found around Australia, a few of which have adapted very well to humanization, and many of which can be found around Port Douglas and Tropical North Queensland. Atheistically theyre a joy to watch and have become quite an icon, they provide a free insect control service in our gardens, and are utilised widely in medical research.

The two most recognised and encountered are the Common Green Tree Frog, and the Giant, or, White Lipped Green Tree Frog, growing to 14cm in body length. Green tree frogs are not always green; they can change their colour from light green to brown, blue, or almost black.

They love shaded humid areas like our letterboxes, bathrooms, and strangely our toilet cisterns. Their big, bulging eyes and wide smiling mouths look right at you with an innate ability of silently saying, 'gidday mate, who's looking at who?' They have special skin patterns on their feet and bellies, which help to stick and climb walls.

Described as a nocturnal carnivore, wild Green tree frogs may live for over 10 years (if theyre very lucky) feeding predominately on insects, although a large one may even eat small birds and rodents. The oldest known lived for 23 years.

They breed during the wet season and heavy rains trigger the males to start calling with a deep repeating, "crawk". Females will lay their eggs on the surface of still water, up to 3000 at a time as a floating raft. Once the males fertilise the eggs they sink and achieve full metamorphosis in 38 days.

To create a frog friendly garden you'll need a few basics. Multi layered native plants creating shade, humidity, and hiding places. A shaded pond that ideally fills temporarily with rain water (not tap water), and is elevated to keep out cane toads which will poison the water and eat the frogs and tadpoles. Add emerging aquatic plants, or a sloping float on the side so the frogs are able to get out. The tadpoles are fond of boiled lettuce for food, and playing music of frog calls on hot, humid nights will attract any locals. Most importantly stay chemical free, as frogs absorb moisture through their skin, they are easily poisoned, plus eating insects affected by chemicals may also kill the frogs.

Because frog skin is so absorbent they secrete their own toxins for protection from bacterias and fungi. Scientists have utilised the toxin caerulein, from the Common green tree frog, to synthetically produce treatments for abnormal blood pressure, and to block schizophrenia symptoms. Research is on-going to develop mosquitoe repellents and sunscreens. There is an Ecuadorian frog, which amazingly produces a painkiller 200 times more powerful than morphine.

The Green Tree Frog, as with all nature, provides us with many things to appreciate, but like other frogs worldwide their numbers are steadily declining. Hopefully this is one little beauty that will help inspire us to take frog leaps ahead as guardians of the planet instead of us feeding gluttonously as exploiters.

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