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Daintree Rainforest
Daintree Rainforest
Daintree Rainforest
Daintree Rainforest
Map of Cooper Creek Wilderness Daintree Rainforest Tours

Daintree Rainforest Cooper Creek WildernessTours
Multiple Locations

Indicative Rate* $55.00 to $600.00 Tour Only

07 4098 9126
walks@ccwild.com
www.ccwild.com

Description

World Heritage listing is the highest order of conservation that a nation-state can bestow on its natural and/or cultural treasures. Daintree Rainforest Cooper Creek Wilderness is a unique parcel of rainforest that contributed significantly to the achievement of World Heritage-listing for the greater portion of Queensland's Wet Tropical rainforests.

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Daintree Rainforest on the eastern flank of Thornton Peak contains high quality complex mesophyll rainforest and is a living museum of primitive fauna and flora. This is the central and most biologically diverse lowland rainforest in the heart of the world's oldest rainforest.

Access to the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Fan Palm (Licuala Ramsayi) dominated rainforest is best achieved on natural walking trails in the company of an inhabitant who lives with the complexity of the rainforests' intriguing diversity of relationships.

Daintree Rainforest Tours offer the best opportunity to experience old growth rainforest on natural trails with a local expert. Every package includes Daintree Rainforest guided interpreted tours by day and/or night.

Package tours include a mangrove discovery tour and optional rainforest restaurant meals at local restaurants.

Tours range from two hour, four hour or six hour and package tours from three to ten hours.

Self drive to Daintree Rainforest.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Car park
    Car park
  • Checkin Desk
    Checkin Desk
  • Guide
    Guide
  • Waiting Area
    Waiting Area

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Four Wheel Drive
    Four Wheel Drive
  • Swimming
    Swimming
  • Walking
    Walking

Other Information

Children:
Special rates apply for day walks and packages for children four years to 13 years. Infants zero to three years are no charge. There are no special rates for the night walk and children under eight are generally not accepted. Walks are usually two hours in duration and fairly easy walking; however parents must ensure that their children remain on the path ad that they do not interrupt during discussions. Children are given encouragement to participate and are valued as keen spotters.

Disabled:
Cooper Creek Wilderness is natural rainforest. There are no modifications to accommodate physical disability that requires wheelchair access. National parks provide boardwalks with full access. A reasonable level of fitness is required; however walks are leisurely with emphasis on interpretation and appreciation. Access may be unsuitable for persons with limited mobility; wildlife behaviour and fauna sightings are unpredictable. Participants need to accept the risks and uncertainties associated with a genuine wilderness experience.

General Comments

This is a real rainforest product. No boardwalks, no man-made constructions to interfere with the beauty and grandeur of nature at its best. Their forest has not been modified to allow wheel-chair access and the natural environment does not suit people who want to keep their shoes dry.

The rewards are in an amazing and unique rainforest and the wildlife that you may encounter. They recommend that you do both day and night tours to gain a better appreciation of the partnerships that exist in a balanced environment.

All of the walks and tours are ecologically sustainable. Your payments contribute to the management and conservation of the sacred heart of the Daintree Rainforest. Cooper Creek Wilderness has advanced eco-tourism accreditations for all its products and offers genuine eco-tourism that supports the environment and the local community.

How To Get There

Self driving to Cooper Creek Wilderness is recommended and the combination package of day and night walks includes a swim and evening meal. The Cooper Creek Wilderness Experience plus night walk combination is the ultimate eco-tourism package.

Transfers are available from Cape Tribulation Resorts at AUD20.00 per person and AUD40.00 for the Combination of Day Package, evening meal and nocturnal walk by arrangement. Minimum of four people.

Self drive to the Daintree, 20 kilometres north the Daintree River Ferry, cross the causeway and turn left onto their driveway.

Courtesy transfers may be requested from Port Douglas and Mossman for the Ultimate Daintree Experience and from Cape Tribulation Resorts for the Cooper Creek Wilderness Experience and the day and night walks.

Bring drinking water, repellent, comfortable walking shoes, cameras and swim suits if you wish to risk a swim, weather permitting.


Daintree Rainforest Walking Tours

Daintree Rainforest

Experience the grandeur and awe-inspiring beauty within the Daintree's most spectacular fan palm dominated rainforest, on natural walking trails.

Cultural and natural heritage are interwoven with ecological values and biodiversity.

Participate in a small, exclusive group on a two or four hour tour with a local expert who will explain its World Heritage significance.

Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation supports conservation of this global treasure.

DR1 is a two hour Grand Fan Palm Gallery Tour that departs at 10am and 2pm. The cost is AUD55 for adults and AUD45 for children under 14 years of age.

DR2 is a four hour Greater Wilderness Tour that departs at 8.30am or 1pm. The cost is AUD90 for adults and AUD70 for children under 14 years of age.

DR3 is a two hour Nocturnal Wildlife Tour that departs at 8pm. The cost is AUD110 per person (there is no child rate for this tour).

Tour Information


2 hours
Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Apr 2014 - 01 Apr 2015
10:00am - 12:00pm
10:00am - 12:00pm
10:00am - 12:00pm
10:00am - 12:00pm
10:00am - 12:00pm
10:00am - 12:00pm
10:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Minimum number TWO

Tour Departs From

Tour Travels To

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$55.00$300.00Adult Tour Only


Other Information

Children: Children of all ages are welcome. Babies and infants should be in a carry pack. 4 hour day tour and 2 hour nocturnal tours are not sutiable for young children under 8 years.

Disabled: This is a natural rainforest trail. It is not suitable for wheel chair access or for people with severe physical disabilities



Combination Day and Night Tours

Daintree Rainforest

This four hour combination day and night tour is designed to showcase the rich diversity of natural and cultural heritage values within the prestigious Cooper Creek catchment.

Guided, interpreted day tours reveal an extraordinary intellectual property, which amplifies the profundity of nature's masterpiece. Similarly, nocturnal tours reveal dimensions of global significance that are invariably hidden during daylight hours.

To optimise your appreciation of this ancient and complex landscape, a combination of the two hour Grand Fan Palm Gallery Tour and the Nocturnal Wildlife Experience is highly recommended.

They provide torches that are suitable for wildlife spotting.

The tour departs at 10am or 2pm for the day tour and then 8pm to 10 pm for the evening portion.

The cost is AUD165 for adults and AUD155 for children under 14 years of age.

The six hour day and night extension is designed to optimise your scope and appreciation of this ancient and complex landscape, a combination of the Greater Wilderness tour and the Nocturnal Wildlife Experience is highly recommended.

Departure times are 8.30am or 1pm and then 8pm to 10 pm.

The cost is AUD200 for adults and $180 for children under 14 years of age.

Bookings essential.

Advanced Ecotourism Accredited.

Tour Information


4 hours
Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Apr 2014 - 01 Apr 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
10:00am - 4:00pm
10am or 11.15 a.m. Minimum number two

Tour Departs From

Tour Travels To

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$165.00$200.00Adult Tour Only


Other Information

Children: Children are welcome.



Rainforest Walks and Cruise Packages

Daintree Rainforest

Three hour cruise and walk combination:

Immerse yourself in the adjoining habitats of cassowaries and crocodiles. A two hour Grand Fan Palm Gallery day tour and a one hour cruise through the world's most diverse mangrove community in search of elusive estuarine crocodiles.

Self Drive. Starts at Cooper Creek Wilderness at 10am or 11.15am.

The cost is AUD85 for adults and AUD67 for children under 14 years of age.

Five hour extended walk and cruise:

Enjoy a four hour Greater Wilderness tour through magnificent old-growth rainforest and a one hour cruise through the world's most diverse mangrove community, habitat to estuarine crocodiles and an extraordinary diversity of life.

Self Drive. Starts at Cooper Creek Wilderness at 8.30am or 10.15am.

The cost is AUD120 for adults and AUD95 for children under 14 years.

Advanced Ecotourism Accredited.

Optional extras: lunch, afternoon tea or coffee and evening meal can be added to your tour on request.

Tour Information


8 hours
Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Apr 2014

Tour Departs From

Tour Travels To

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$85.00$280.00Adult Tour - All Inclusive (Single)


Other Information

Children: Children over 7 years are welcome.

Disabled: Not suitable for wheel chairs



10 Hour Extended Combination Package

Daintree Rainforest

Combine four hour Greater Wilderness Tour and two hour Nocturnal Wildlife Tour into a package that shows the best of the Cooper Valley, including a one hour mangrove cruise in search of elusive crocodiles. Lunch and evening meal as well as afternoon tea or coffee and an optional swim.

A mere one per cent of travellers to the Cape Tribulation Daintree Rainforest successfully negotiate their way through the protective barrier that conceals the old-growth Gondwanan forests of Cooper Creek Wilderness. Guided, interpreted day tours reveal an extraordinary intellectual property, which amplifies the profundity of nature's masterpiece.

Similarly, nocturnal tours reveal dimensions of global significance that are invariably hidden during daylight hours. Access to the inner-secrets of a forbidden forest will always be an elusive undertaking, but no greater determination can be made than to consider the combination of both a day tour and a nocturnal foray. Each walk issues perspective upon the other to significantly broaden the horizons of an exceptionally complex ecosystem.

Commences at 8.30am or 10.15am Finishes at 10pm

For shorter tours see their web site and make a booking.

Advanced Ecotourism Accredited.

Tour Information


10
Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Apr 2014 - 01 Apr 2015

Tour Departs From

Tour Travels To

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$300.00$600.00Adult Tour Only


Other Information

Children: Children 8 years and over are welcome.

Disabled: Not suitable for physically impaired persons.



Daintree Rainforest and River Combination Tour

Boyd's Forest Dragon

Combine either a Grand Fan Palm Gallery or Greater Wilderness experience with Daintree Boatman Nature Tour's celebrated Dawn Birdwatching Tour.

Combining magnificent rainforest with the wildlife viewing opportunities on the early morning's Daintree River provides an average of 45 birds and animals seen on each tour, including crocodiles, snakes and rare birds.

Both walks and cruises are conducted in a small groups, with the latter in an open-vessel that enables an intimate exploration of the Daintree River with clear views of wildlife in the trees and sky above.

Self Drive. Starts at Daintree Village landing at 6.30am for the two hour cruise and 1pm at Cooper Creek Wilderness for the four hour Greater Wilderness.

The cost is AUD150 for adults and AUD105 for children under 14 years of age.

Or depart at 6.30am for a two hour cruise, 10am or 2pm at Cooper Creek Wilderness for a two hour Grand Fan Palm Gallery.

The cost is AUD115 for adults and AUD80 for children under 14 years of age.

Tour Information


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Tour Departure / Return Times
Departures from 01 Apr 2014 - 31 Mar 2015

Tour Departs From

Rates*

FromToInclusions
$115.00$150.00Adult Tour - All Inclusive


Other Information

Disabled: No wheel Chair access Fair level of fitness for 4 hour combination (2 hour cruise, 2 hour walk) Good level of fitness for 6 hour combination



* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

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