What we'll do
See all the best bits of Cape Tribulation on this chilled day trip!
This fun day trip by Uncle Brian's is absolutely the best way for young and young-at-heart travellers to experience Cape Tribulation and the Daintree. Starting early in Cairns, you'll board a minibus with 18 other travellers and be entertained by your guide as head north to Port Douglas. Here you’ll stop for a walk and swim at the famous Four Mile Beach. Afterwards, you get to go on a crocodile spotting boat cruise, timed for the best chance to see them.
Later you'll drive through some of the oldest rainforests in the world, the beautiful Daintree. See if you can spot a cassowary! Lunch is included and there's free time to chill out at the beach. After lunch, you can go swimming in a freshwater tropical stream! And finally, on the way home check out some great views from two very special lookouts.
This Cape Tribulation adventure promises to be full of laughs, adventures and classic Aussie experiences - book your spot today!
What to know
Tour days: Every day
- 11+ hour guided tour
- Multiple swimming spots
- Beautiful lookouts & awesome photo opportunities
- Saltwater crocodile cruise
- Wildlife spotting (cassowaries and more)
- Morning tea & coffee
- Air-conditioned transport
- Transfers to/from your Cairns accommodation
Language: Tour is given in Australian (kind of like English)
Perfect for: Solo travellers, couples or small groups. You'll be in a fun and friendly group consisting mostly of young travellers.
Group size: Up to 20 people
Age range: Most participants are in their 20s and 30s but everyone is welcome - provided you're over 10!
Open Date bookings: must be confirmed at least 7 days in advance.
About your guides
Uncle Brian’s Tours has been sharing rainforest and waterfall experiences with amazing people for over two decades. Their unique combination of music, food, fun and breathtaking natural history has made them one of the most popular tour operators in Australia.
Your driver-guide is as excited to be on the tour as you are and they just love to show off their backyard. They are all experienced tour guides who will make sure you have a fun and safe time exploring Cape Tribulation.
Frequently asked questions
What should I bring? Togs, swimmers, bikini, or boardies; a towel; camera; a dry change of clothes (something warmer in winter); water bottle; sunscreen; insect repellent; raincoat (in wet season - November to April); comfortable walking footwear. Don't forget your sense of fun, your smile and your singing voice!
Is lunch included? Lunch is included on this tour. Vegetarian and vegan options are available - please inform us of any dietary requirements when booking.
Where do we start? Pick-up is available from most Cairns city centre hotels and hostels. Please provide us with your address when booking.
Where do we finish? Drop-off is available for most Cairns city centre hotels and hostels.
When do we start and finish? The tour starts between 7:00 am - 7:30 am and finishes at approximately 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm.
What days does the tour operate? Tours operate every day.
Who can come? All guests must be over 10 years old.
How fit do you have to be? The bush walks are all short and easy, but you do need to be fairly fit and healthy and good on your feet (some of the tracks can be a little difficult otherwise). You must be able to swim to fully enjoy this tour.
Will we see wildlife? We can't guarantee that you'll see wildlife as they are "wild" (funny, that), but your guides will do their absolute best to find some for you.
What if the weather is bad? Will my tour be cancelled? This tour goes out in all types of weather, provided it is safe to do so. Rainy days are generally more adventurous and you might see more and do more as you and the group really get into it and chase those waterfalls! On sunny days you can take your time a little more, soak in the sun and relax!
- Cancellations made 2 days or more before the activity starts will incur a 5% fee (95% refund).
- No cancellations can be made within 2 days of the activity.