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Cape Tribulation Day Adventure

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Visit ancient rainforests, swim in pristine creeks, laze on tropical beaches and search for saltwater crocodiles!

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  • Super fun small group tour with a maximum of 20 people
  • Visit Port Douglas, the Daintree Rainforest and spot crocodiles
  • Swim at the beach and in crystal clear rainforest creeks

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 at a private pristine swimming hole, complete with a rope swing and slide! 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
  • Price includes: 
    • 11+ hour guided tour
    • Multiple swimming spots
    • Beautiful lookouts & awesome photo opportunities
    • Saltwater crocodile cruise
    • Wildlife spotting (cassowaries and more)
    • Morning tea & coffee
    • Lunch
    • 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!

    Cancellation policy

    • 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. 
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      Such an exceptional day

      I didn't know what to expect when getting up this morning so keeping an open mind, headed to the pick up point and our guide Cousin Ali arrived on time with a smile and lots of Aussie humour to go around. On the bus we were greeted and told about what to expect from the tour we were asked about things we would like to learn about and Ali was very informative and passionate. Every spot we stopped at was breathtakingly beautiful. The views were incredible. Lunch was huge and I couldn't finish all of it. It was nice getting to know everyone on the tour and meeting people from different backgrounds and Ali really got everyone chatting. We were shown spiders and had a quick walk to the beach where again the views were just stunning. Next up swimming and wow a lovely hidden gem the water not too cold everyone again spent time chatting and living in the moment it was peaceful, beautiful and the company just made it even better. The walk through the rain forest was just incredible I've never seen anything like it before. Taking in the serenity and just being thankful for the opportunity and experience. Next up an hour on the river looking for crocodiles we were lucky enough to see 3 and a snake which was an added bonus. Our ride home was equally as entertaining with a good playlist. Overall such an exceptional day, cousin Ali is a credit to the Uncle Brian's family and it has been a pleasure being on the tour with her today!!!

      Must do!

      If youre in a Cairns this is a must do! Did both the Waterfalls and Cape Tribulation tours and both were amazing! The days were made better by tour guides Sid and Eli who were both knowledgable and hilarious. You get such a great experience by doing the tour and its a great way to meet new people. The pictures the guides take are 10/10 and the food is too. Best way to spend our last two days in Australia! Love Cuzzies Amy and Kate

      Awesome day in the worlds oldest rainforest

      I had an awesome day tour with our guide and driver Eli to the Daintree national park, part of the oldest rainforest in the world. Eli did his absolute best to make our day super fun, interesting and memorable. He knows so much about the regions natural and cultural history and its wild- and plantlife. You will have loads of fun on this tour, and if you keep your ears open you will also learn a lot - a great benefit compared to going on your own. The tour is also great for travellers looking to make new friends - Eli even went out to drink with us and we had a great night. I cannot recommend Uncle Brians tours enough; it is totally worth it and will provide you with your most memorable experiences in North Queensland and Australia.

      10/10 tour!

      Cannot recommend Uncle Brians enough! Did both the waterfalls and cape trib tours and absolutely loved it! Both Sid and Eli made the experience with their funny humour and also knowledge. The places we went were all beautiful and made even better by the tour guides constantly taking photos so we have memories to take home (thanks Sid for the hair flick photos!). Food was great too, and plenty of it. Best way way to spend our last couple of days in Aus. Love cuzzies Kate and Amy x

      Amazing amazing amazing!!!

      Uncle Brians is family-run and you can really feel that. The tour feels intimate and lovingly and thoughtfully put together. Our tour guide Eli was such good fun and really kept the spirit high throughout the whole trip! His music playlist that ensured he always had the right tunes for every situation and his humor are only two of the things that made him the best tour guide Ive ever had. I loved everything about this trip and it was worth every penny. 10/10!!