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“Easy, Breezy Rainforest Tour”
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Billy Tea Safaris
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USD 156.72*
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Cape Tribulation, Daintree River Cruise and Bloomfield Track Small Group Tour
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USD 183.48*
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Chillagoe Caves and Outback Day Trip from Cairns
Ranked #22 of 134 Outdoor Activities in Cairns
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Owner description: Small personalised 4WD Tours to Daintree Cape Tribulation 4WD Bloomfield Track, with high clearance vehicles going further than any other company, running every day except Christmas Day. Also the only 4WD Day tour to Chillagoe Caves & Outback tour, touring ancient 400 million year old caves and seeing many species of wildlife runs Monday, Wednesday & Friday. Not ava Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Our tour guide, Neville, was delightful. We were picked up at our accommodating in Port Douglas and it was a relatively short drive. Or it felt short because Neville was talking to us the entire time. The crocodile tour was uneventful but relaxing. We chose the wrong time of year to spot crocs. Though, we did see a wide variety of birds, fish, and crabs. There were many wonderful lookouts. An easy stroll through the rainforest looking for the elusive cassowary. And a delicious, absolutely delicious homecooked lunch (grassfed steak, potato salad, macaroni salad, garden salad- and veggie burgers for the vegan/vegetarians). We were able to feed wallaby's when we stopped for lunch. Had a nice journey to the beginning of Cape Trib. There you could take a fresh water swim, and we sampled tropical fruits, damper bread, and billy tea. On the ride back we stopped for tropical fruit ice cream (make sure you bring a few dollars for this treat). Again, this safari was well done. Very easy. Very informative. Highly recommend.

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Management response:Responded 21 May 2017

Many thanks and it is a shame the crocs were not out.

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Very knowledgeable guide. Saw the largest spider I've ever seen, you are in the rain forest so be aware of the wild life. Beautiful scenery. We Had a very clear day it was hot and had great views. I would advise insect repellent. Great day out well worth doing not really suitable for very young children as it's a long day.

Thank Tania S
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Management response:Responded 21 May 2017

Many thanks

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Reviewed 14 February 2017

This tour was recommended and booked for us through our hotel at Palm Cove. We were picked up outside the hotel by our guide, Nev, who was brilliant. He has a wealth of knowledge and funny stories to keep you amused on the fairly lengthy journey to Cape Tribulation. He talks about the history and local culture in an interesting but entertaining way. We had a short break before the Daintree River cruise with complimentary refreshments. The cruise itself was good and although it was at a distance we did get to see a fully grown crocodile basking in the sunshine as well as a baby croc swimming along the shore. Then it was a bbq lunch at a local animal sanctuary with a chance to hand feed wallabies. We even got to see a little joey, nature at its best! Next was a walk through the rainforest which was a great experience, although a little eerie when you don't know what to expect or what might be lurking in the trees! The walkways are elevated and overall easy underfoot. A freshwater swim is on offer at Emmogen Creek as well as a chance to sample some local exotic, tropical fruits. Then its finally on to Cape Tribulation beach which is a stunning location. There's a lookout a short walk away which is great for photographs & also a chance to walk on the beach before heading back. A nice little stop off for locally made ice-cream (at own cost) breaks up the journey back to your hotel. The whole route is beautifully scenic & really is a fabulous fun day out!

Thank Tracey H
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Management response:Responded 21 May 2017

Many thanks and hope you enjoyed all of your holiday up north.

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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing day. The guide, Kathy, was very very kind and she explained everything to us, about the forest, cape tribulation, etc. The tour is perfectly organised. We would definetively do it again! Thank you so much.

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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Several pieces of advice about this trip.
(1) If you really want to see crocodiles, then don't do this trip if high tide at Port Douglas is close to 9AM (~between 6AM and noon). It is very hard to see crocodiles on the cruise at high tide. If high tide is in that range, you may want to visit a crocodile farm instead.
(2) Next time, I would try a different company (Discovery Tour?) The reasons are below:

(a) Our tour used two different busses and we were often waiting for the "other bus". This made the trip relatively crowded and wasted some time. The other tour had a single smaller bus.

(b) The "Bloomfield Track" portion of this trip was really nothing. It is just the dirt road extension of the road that you were previously driving on. There was no additional wildlife or scenery that was added with this extension. Only the stream where people could swim was included. Note that there was a crocodile warning sign just ~50 yards downstream of where people were swimming. Other tours include the Mossman gorge, which may be better than the Bloomfield Track (but likely more crowded).

(c) The beach at Cape Tribulation was really lovely. I would have liked to spend more time there and less at the stream.

Thank ChessHiker
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Management response:Responded 21 May 2017

Thank you and sorry you did not enjoy the day

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