Billy Tea Safaris 1 Day Daintree Rainforest
Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing. Bring your swimmers, sunscreen and a change of clothes as you will have time to have a swim to cool off during the day. Please make note of any dietary requirements at your time of booking.
Transfers to and from Cairns accommodation and from the Northern Beaches are included. Pick ups are approximately 7:00am depending on hotel location.
Billy Tea 1 Day Daintree Rainforest
With complimentary pickup for your accommodation, join your naturalist guide in the drive north from Cairns along one of Australia’s most scenic coastal drives.
Lush farmland in the small cane farming town of Mossman contrasts with seascape as we approach the majestic Daintree River. After a short break for Billy tea, its ‘all aboard’ for an informative river cruise. Relax and enjoy the splendour only the Daintree can offer as you cruise through the rich mangrove environment in search for Estuarine Crocodiles, and diverse river wildlife. This is nature at its best!
Ascending the Alexandra Range, pause for a panoramic view of World Heritage Tropical Rainforest merging with the azure colours of the Coral Sea. Experience the rainforest intimately on our elevated National Park Boardwalk. Accurate interpretations of flora and fauna will be given with 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.
A delicious barbecue lunch with freshly prepared salads is served at a private property unique to Billy Tea Safaris. Feel free to hand feed a kangaroo and enjoy a cold drink from the bar. Travelling further north than any other company, continue past Cape Tribulation along the 4WD Bloomfield Track to pristine Emmagen Creek and time for a refreshing rainforest freshwater creek swim. Seek fish and turtles in the creek, butterflies and exotic birds in the trees and indulge in a feast of tropical fruit, a complimentary glass of wine and another cup of traditional Billy Tea, all of which enhance the tranquil surroundings
At Cape Tribulation Beach there is a little time to swim in the Coral Sea (seasonal) or stroll along the beach and boardwalk to the photographers’ platform overlooking the mountains and coast you can see one of only two places in the entire world where the ‘Rainforest meets the Reef’.
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’.