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Daintree Wildlife Tour & Night Walk

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Why we Love Daintree Wildlife Tour

Let FNQ Nature Tours take you into the jungle of Far North Queensland for premier wildlife encounters.

Owner operator James Boettcher spent 10 years guiding nature and wildlife safaris in northern Australia, inspired by his home in the tropics, he established this Daintree Wildlife Tour and others like it specifically to benefit true nature lovers.

The Daintree Wildlife tour departs at noon to include a night walk in the heart of Cape Tribulation and a eco-wildlife cruise on the Daintree River. 

Your day will include the following highlights;

  • Expert passionate guides
  • Interpretive rainforest walk
  • Daintree River wildlife cruise
  • Great Barrier Reef Coastal Drive
  • Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Dining in the Jungle
  • Night spotting for wildlife

  • Departs Cairns Daily @ 12:00pm (noon)
  • Returns approx. @ 10.30pm
  • Pick ups in Port Douglas – please enquire
What is included:
  • Expert guides
  • Interpretive rainforest walk
  • Daintree river wildlife cruise
  • Afternoon tea
  • Dinner in the Jungle
  • Sunscreen and Insect repellent
  • First aid kit on board
  • Binoculars
  • torches for spotlighting
  • Umbrellas provided for rainy day

What you need:
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Good walking shoes / Trainers
  • Day pack for carrying personal items
  • Towel & spare clothes for swimming
  • Your enthusiasm and eyes for wildlife spotting
  • Please consider a Re-useable/Sustainable Water Bottle
  • Camera
Tour itinerary:
(This is an example itinerary of a typical day)

Very few visitors to the area have the opportunity to visit the ‘Oldest continually growing rainforest in the world’ at night!”

Starting in the mid afternoon when the sun is highest in the sky, experience the magical views of the Great Barrier Reef Drive, perhaps the region’s most scenic coastal highway. Observe the changes in habitat diversity as we venture north to the Daintree Tropical Rainforest

Cruise the beautiful Daintree River spotting wildlife on a quiet, clean solar electric boat with zero environmental impact. Get closer to nature… hear, smell & experience without noise & fumes. Afternoon tea included prior departure

Arrive at Cape Tribulation, a World Heritage area with pristine beaches, rainforest, cool streams, towering mountains and freshwater valleys that captivate our visitors. We often spend an hour exploring the natural assets of the coastline

Dining in the evening Rainforest is an experience not to miss! The delicious range of cuisine on offer at Whet Restaurant is sure to make your visit to the Daintree memorable

A wildlife tour in Far North Queensland is not complete without a night walk. Much of the local wildlife has adopted a nocturnal lifestyle to avoid to heat of the day in the tropical climate. Perhaps the most unique part of this experience is to observe nocturnal wildlife in the Wet Tropics.

Time to sit back, relax and watch the back of your eyelids in the comfort of our modern vehicles. Return across the Daintree River on the Cable Ferry and we’re back in civilization so you can look through and share your photos

Returning to Cairns approximately 10:30pm

Important Information:
  • All Dietary Requirements can be catered for – Please request upon booking
  • Itineraries may be subject to change dependant on weather and other circumstances
  • Prices are in Australian Dollars (AU$)

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
  • If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 48 hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Unless otherwise stated all refunds will incur a 10% administration fee.

Eco-Certification Awards

The following Certification from Savannah Guides had been achieved.

  • Savannah Guides

Savannah Guides is a network of professional tour guides and tour operators based in the tropical savannahs of northern Australia.

Savannah Guides work with many of Australia’s leading tourism, environmental and community organisations to pursue its Mission of being an economically sound, community based professional body which maintains high standards of:

  • Interpretation and public education
  • Training and guiding leadership
  • Natural and cultural resource management

and, through the promotion of ecologically sustainable tourism principles, enhances regional lifestyles and encourages the protection and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of the Tropical Savannahs of Northern Australia.

Working in the Community

  • Rescuing Wildlife – Helping the animal charity FNQ Wildlife Rescue

As their way of contributing to the local community, FNQ Nature Tours are heavily involved with FNQ Wildlife Rescue.
Checkout some of their blogs or ask your FNQ Nature Tours guide about some of the rescues they’ve experienced during your tour!

Where Booking Tours means Saving Rainforest

Tree Hugger Travel invest in rebuilding biodiversity hotspots around the world by funding land acquisition through the highly respected World Land Trust and their projects.

Saving Rainforest with David Attenborough, World Land Trust's No.1 Supporter and Patron

How Do We Do That ?

We fund it with Your travel bookings and our eco-rewards programme.

  • Every dollar earns an eco-reward
  • For example: Spend $100 ⇢ Earn 100 eco-rewards
  • Reaching 750 eco-rewards will enable us to fund the permanent protection of 1/4 Acre of Real Rainforest in Real Places.
  • Continue earning and every 750 eco-rewards Tree Hugger Travel will continue protecting.

☆ Recognising Your Contribution ☆

You made this happen and in recognition, You will receive a colourful and informative gift pack by post.

This includes a personalised certificate, information about the project you supported and a letter from World Land Trust thanking you for Your support.

More information? Head to our Eco Rewards Programme page.


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Your Bookings Save Rainforest

Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

Your Bookings Save Rainforest

Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

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