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Mar 22

Cape Tribulation Daintree Rainforest – What An Awesome Sight!

Posted on March 22, 2013 by

Cape Tribulation Daintree Rainforest – What An Awesome Sight!

The passengers of a ‘Solar Whisper’ cruise were treated an awesome and rare sight when they witnessed nature at its best. They were lucky enough to observe, from a safe distance, a salt water crocodile feasting on a smaller one. This is not common behaviour for a ‘saltie’ however when one is hungry one has to eat.

crocodile, croc, crocs

A salt water crocodile feasting on a smaller one

Now… Would you like the opportunity to see a ferocious salt water crocodile in the wild on a Daintree River boat Cruise?  Then take a look at ‘Billy Tea Safaris’ Day tour to Daintree River, Cape Tribulation & Rainforest!

Billy Tea Safaris’ – Full day tour to Daintree River, Cape Tribulation & Rainforest

Crocodiles, mangrove forests and other wildlife are only part of what you can expect to see on your next Daintree River cruise; along the way you will learn about the oldest Rainforest in the world as well as the river ecosystems.

The Daintree, Cape Tribulation region has so much to offer, we recommend a full day trip to truly enjoy the experience.

‘Billy Tea Safaris’ is a locally owned and operated tour business (since 1981) offering its guests an amazing day in the Daintree, Cape Tribulation area.

Daintree River Cruise

Your day trip starts the moment you are picked up from your accommodation by your personal guide in a custom built 4WD vehicle; these vehicles are designed for your comfort and off road driving. After a drive along one of the most beautiful coastal drive in the world you will then embark on a one hour Daintree River where wildlife and nature are in abundance. Some of the wildlife you may encounter includes: crocodiles tree snakes, pythons, water birds and butterflies.

Daintree River cruise

Daintree River cruise

Alexandra Range

After so much excitement you will be served morning tea before making your way to the Alexandra Range for a once of a lifetime photo opportunity to capture where the Rainforest meet the Reef. You will also enjoy panoramic views of the coastal hinterland.

Alexandra Range Lookout

Alexandra Range Lookout

National Park Boardwalk

To appreciate the true beauty of the Rainforest nothing beats the guided National Park elevated boardwalk tour that follows. You are virtually walking amongst the oldest rainforest trees in the world where you will be able to observe fauna and flora living harmoniously; your guide is here to answer any questions so don’t be shy. We want you to go home filled with local knowledge to share with your family and friends.

National Park Boardwalk

National Park Boardwalk

Bloomfield Track & Emmagen Creek

After tackling the Bloomfield track in your custom build 4WD vehicle (only accessible by 4WD) past Cape Tribulation you will discover beautiful Emmagen Creek where a delicious barbecue lunch accompanied by fresh salads will be served for you. While you enjoy your meal you will also have the possibility to hand feed a kangaroo or two, enjoy a relaxing swim in clear and pristine fresh water as well as observing various animal species such as fish, turtles, butterflies and birds.

Refreshing swim at Emmagen Creek

Refreshing swim at Emmagen Creek

Cape Tribulation Beach & Cable Ferry Daintree River Crossing

But just as you thought your day trip was over, ‘Billy Tea Safaris’ has more to offer you. As you start making your way back your personal guide will stop at the magnificent Cape Tribulation Beach. Take a stroll on the beach (swimming allowed seasonally) or choose the Botanical Boardwalk, the choice is yours!

As much as you would love this day to last forever it is now time to head back to your accommodation via the cable ferry crossing over the Daintree River.

Cable ferry Daintree River crossing

Cable ferry Daintree River crossing

After a full day trip with ‘Billy Tea Safaris’ you will somehow feel richer. The knowledge and experience you gained are all yours to take home and share.

The Far North Queensland region has so much more to offer and we would like to also recommend ‘Billy Tea Safaris’ outback day tour (Chillagoe Caves & Outback). ‘Billy Tea Safaris’ specialises in small group day trip making your Far North Queensland experience a personal and friendly one.

‘Billy Tea Safaris’ day trips are suitable for all ages and are a perfect day tour for nature lovers, bird watchers and anyone wanting to discover what a great ‘backyard’ we have here in Far North Queensland.

A medium amount of walking is involved however lost of stops are planned along the way; you will never feel rushed from one stop to another. To enjoy your ‘Billy Tea Safaris’ experience to the maximum we recommend you wear comfortable clothing & footwear and bring a water bottle, swimmers, towel, sunscreen and insect repellent.

We know ‘Billy Tea Safaris’ are one of the best day tours you can do while visiting the Far North Queensland region, but don’t just take our words for it and experience it for yourself, you won’t regret it!

Author: Sophie – A Cairns Holiday Specialists Tour Specialist

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