FROM PORT DOUGLAS G4 21 “PORT DOUGLAS HINTERLAND COMBO” – Premium, Gold & Platinum Class – 3 DAYS

CENTRAL & LOWER DAINTREE, MOSSMAN GORGE, DAINTREE WILDERNESS CRUISE, EUCALYPT FOREST, FLORA & FAUNA, WILDERNESS LANDSCAPES BY 4WD Tour Code G4 21 -   ()

CENTRAL & LOWER DAINTREE, MOSSMAN GORGE,

DAINTREE WILDERNESS CRUISE, EUCALYPT FOREST,

FLORA & FAUNA, WILDERNESS LANDSCAPES BY 4WD 3 DAYS

G4 = minimum/maximum 4 clients private charter travelling in a top of the range 4WD

Days 1 & 2 with Day 3 in Toyota Hiace with naturalist driver/guide

Introduction

An exciting three day adventure with a different expert specialist driver guide each day two days of 4 Wheel Driving and a third day in a luxury mini bus to enable you to have a relaxing day enjoying the sights and sounds of the beaches, forest and the popular attractions of the region.  A lovely lunch time to walk and take photographs a great way to end up your 3 day G4 experience.

Bloomfield Falls, Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation & Wilderness Rainforest Day 1

Meet your specialist guide and commence your escape from the crowd and experience a wilderness adventure. Travelling beyond the end of the sealed road where few companies dare to venture, deep in the remote region of the Daintree Rainforest, is an area seldom seen by visitors. Escape the crowds and experience a true 4WD off road Daintree Wilderness Adventure, like no other. Start the day crossing the Daintree River followed by a stop at Alexandra Lookout, then travel north through some of the most picturesque and remote wilderness region of the Daintree/Cape Tribulation National Park with spectacular lookouts and natural creek crossings which become a challenge at times after the seasonal rains, untouched coastal scenery and the rugged Bloomfield Track before we reach our destination of the Bloomfield Falls. View Aboriginal Rock Art and the splendour of the falls.

En route enjoy morning tea in the rainforest and a break at Cape Tribulation with a stop at Kulki Lookout, the point where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy the isolated Stingray Bay, home of the ”Lone Soldier” protected by fringing reefs and an army of soldier crabs before arriving at Noah Valley in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest, a World Heritage Listed Private Property, which supports some of the most spectacular, pristine rainforest found anywhere in the world.

At Noah Valley, a barbeque lunch is prepared in our unique setting, a private tree sanctuary surrounded by rainforest where the only sounds you will hear will be the stream and birds. Swim in the crystal clear rainforest stream, before heading for an interpretive guided walk, in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest. This World Heritage listed area of Noah Valley has plant life yet to be named. There are plants that are not yet discovered. The complexity and diversity of this area are yet to be experienced. Leaving Noah Valley stop for afternoon tea and make your way to The Daintree Ice Cream Company to savour the flavours of the rainforest, then on to the Daintree Ferry crossing for your journey home.

  • Daintree River cable ferry crossing – The Gateway To The Daintree Rainforest
  • Alexandra Lookout with sweeping views from The Daintree to the Coral Sea.
  • Kulki Track and Lookout for unsurpassed views of the coastal ranges and sea.
  • Cape Tribulation, the only place in the world where two World Heritage areas meet.
  • Bloomfield Track – off road tracks, rugged, traversing creeks and the Bloomfield River.
  • Bloomfield Falls, view Aboriginal rock art. See the spectacular sheer drop of the falls.
  • Stingray Bay is isolated and protected by fringing reefs and mangroves.
  • Swim in the crystal clear water of the exclusive/private Noah Valley stream.
  • Tantalise your senses with a barbeque lunch of steak, fish, salads and damper.
  • A personalised guided/interpretive walk in the heart of The Daintree Rainforest.
Meals:
Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner
Accommodation:
Central Port Douglas four star

Red Hill Reserve, Savanna Country, Gondwana Walk & Cloud Forest Day 2

A nature based history tour with another new, specialist driver guide. Pick up from your hotel at 7.15 am approx. with a short drive from Port Douglas when you’ll see great views from canefields to the rainforest clad mountains of The Daintree. This area is rich in history from goldfields and pioneers of bygone days as well as the sugar industry alongside Eco-Tourism of today.

Daintree National Park is nature’s own little secret, dense, untamed rainforest covering some 96 thousand hectares and also listed as a part of the protected World Heritage in 1988. The Daintree National Park showcases outstanding examples of plants representing the major stages of the earth’s evolutionary history.

Mount Lewis Rainforest was once called Australia’s Cloud Forest. This area is a part of the Daintree that is refuge of flora and fauna dating back to the evolution of the flowering plants on earth. Here some of the most important and significant natural habitats of threatened plants and animals of outstanding universal value still survive. One of the finest drives in Queensland.

Cycad Valley Walk, here the ancient Hope’s Cycad [Lepidozamia hopei] reaches ages of 1,000 years or more dominate this unique area, one of the wonders of the Daintree Rainforest.

Red Hill, a privately owned exclusive Nature Reserve, a true example of Eco-tones in this wonderful area and some of the most breathtaking scenery on the Great Dividing Range. Red Hill represents some of the closest modern counterparts to those found in the Jurassic fossil forests.

Savanna Country/Wet Lands, travelling further west you gain a glimpse of the vastness of the Dry Eucalypt Forest in the Australian Outback. Once over The Dividing Range you will access the dry area with great termite mounds and kangaroos, historical townships and outback wetlands with multitudes of birds will also be observed.

The Gondwana Walk, an amazing walk amongst ancient plants and towering trees, highlighting the parallel evolution of plants and animals from ancient times to the present day.

Cloud Forest’s, climbing through 900 metres you enter the Cloud Forest; this zone directly contributes a higher volume of water to catchments than lower altitude rainforest. Like giant sponges, they capture large volumes of water and release it slowly throughout the year. For this reason, Cloud Forests are believed to be of great importance to the maintenance of stream flows in the wet tropics throughout the dry season.

Morning tea consists of seasonal tropical fruits, cakes and biscuits a perfect setting within the Tropical Rainforest a great morning far from the general crowds. Lunch today will be at a local Aussie Pub. Return to Port Douglas accommodation at 5.00 pm.

  • Mt Lewis Rainforest
  • Savanna/Wetlands
  • Black Mountains/Farmlands
  • Birds, Kangaroos and Wildlife
  • Daintree River/Wet Tropics
  • Port Douglas/North
  • Shannonvale and Whyanbeel
  • History/Wildlife
Meals:
Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner
Accommodation:
Central Port Douglas four star

Lower Daintree, Mossman Gorge, Kuku Yalanji Cultural Day Tour Day 3

Today’s travel will utilise a small luxury vehicle which is ideal.  The third of your tour operators to conduct Day 3 will present a more relaxed experience that will have you cruising on the Daintree River, walking through beautiful Mossman Gorge perhaps a swim followed by a sumptuous restaurant lunch at Silky Oaks Lodge. After lunch Kuku Yalanji Cultural Beach Walk and local sightseeing will conclude three days of wonderful and different experiences.

An early morning boat cruise enables intimate exploration of the surrounds with close views of target birds and wildlife. Enjoy the peaceful riverine scenery while spotting iconic wildlife like the estuarine (saltwater) crocodile and birds such as the Azure Kingfisher, Little Kingfisher, Great-billed Heron, Papuan Frogmouth and Shining Flycatcher. After disembarking the vessel you will be served a morning tea including hot drinks, local tropical fruit, freshly baked lamingtons.

Travel to the majestic Mossman Gorge where your guide will take you on a circuit walk into the heart of the rainforest. This interpretive walk is 2.7 km long and takes approximately one hour. It includes superb scenery of ancient Gondwanan rainforests, a suspension bridge over Rex Creek and stops at Manjal Dimbi lookout and Wurumbu Creek. The walking track at the Mossman Gorge is well maintained but appropriate footwear is advised. Afterwards, refresh with an invigorating swim in the pristine mountain stream.

After working up an appetite it is time for lunch at the Treehouse Restaurant (located at the Silky Oaks Lodge Eco Lodge and Spa). The Treehouse Restaurant is one of Northern Queensland’s premier dining experiences and the open-sided restaurant offers sensational Daintree Rainforest and Mossman River views. The menu showcases fresh local produce and fine Australian wines.

Following lunch meet up with the one of the Kubirri Warra brothers for their beach, mudflat and mangrove walk. Linc and Brandon Walker follow the traditions of their ancestors and now educate visitors about their Kuku Yalanji culture. Cooya Beach (Kuyu Kuyu) is a special place and a traditional fishing ground for the Traditional Owners of this area. It has three diverse ecosystems – beach, mangroves and coastal reef – that are connected to each other by their ever-changing mudflats and tidal lagoons. The brothers will teach you how to throw a spear, stalk and observe wildlife and how to find plants used for food and medicine.

Following the afternoon’s activities you will be delivered back to your Port Douglas accommodation at approx. 4:30pm.

  • Daintree River Wilderness Cruise
  • Mossman Gorge Rainforest walk and swim
  • Lunch at Silky Oaks Lodge
  • Kuku Yalanji Cultural Beach Walk
Meals:
Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea

Inclusions

  • Pick Up and Drop Off from your hotel.
  • The provision of a modern, top of the range four wheel drive vehicle.
  • The services of an experienced and accredited specialist driver / guide.
  • The provision of 4 star accommodation–twin share basis.
  • Family Room accommodation if children are travelling.
  • Morning and afternoon tea.
  • The provision of two cooked breakfasts, three lunches and two 3 course evening meals
  • Welcome drink prior to evening meal.
  • The payment of all accommodation, visits, attractions and entry fees as per itinerary.
  • Expert interpretation of the natural and cultural environment from a specialist guide
  • Tours departing daily excluding 23rd, 24th, 25th December

Exclusions

  • Evening supper.
  • Single accommodation – available on application.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Provision of alcohol with meals except where stated on itinerary.
  • Tours departing 23rd, 24th, 25th December

Special Note: Travel insurance is highly recommended – refer Bookings/Travel Insurance. Austour Tour special group rates are applicable. Please read Austour’s Conditions of Travel.

Note: accommodation and itinerary may change on a seasonal basis depending upon road access and client discussion before departure.

Prices Premium Range 

Adult $2200

Child up to and including 16 years $1750

prices valid to 31st March 2016

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