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“Jam packed north QLD adventure ”

Discovery Tours Australia
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3-Day Best of Cairns Combo: The Daintree Rainforest, Great Barrier Reef and...
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Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge and Daintree Rainforest Premium Day Tour
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Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD...
Ranked #24 of 161 Tours in Cairns
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Owner description: Specialising in Small Group tours, Discovery Tours Australia offer daily departures to Cape Tribulation & The Daintree Rainforest, Kuranda and beyond. Our extended tours operate from May until October and included tours to Cape York Peninsula (Cairns to Cape York) and The Savannah Way (Cairns to Darwin)
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I can't compliment this tour and tour company enough. We had such a great time inspite of the day starting with torrential rain. Our guide, John, was amazing - funny, knowledgeable and treated you like a valued customer, not a number or a backpacker to be herded like other tour companies seemed to do.
The tour included a quick look at Port Douglas (no more or less than necessary) then morning tea at Mossman Gorge - civilised tea/coffee and damper scones with local honey and jam whilst listening to the dulcet tones of other tour guides herding people into lines. We then did a walk in Mossman Gorge to the suspension bridge, swimming not available today because funnily enough John didn't want us to die in the torrential downpour. If the rain bothered John he didn't let on he was still commited to us hearing all about the area and provided ponchos for those unprepared for the elements.
Lunch was set in an outdoor area amongst the jungle and included a presentation and tasting of tropical fruits grown in the area - interesting angry tasty.
We were lucky enough to see 4 crocodiles on our cruise down the Daintree river including the alpha male and female of the local area. Even without seeing crocs the cruise was still very interesting and a great viewpoint of the rainforest meeting waters edge. Added bonus was seeing a croc swimming in the river on our crossing back home too.
John then took us on a guided walk through the Daintree where his knowledge and passion for the rainforest really shone. It's hard not to get excited about a 1000 year old tree the way he introduced it.
Someone must have pulled some strings with mother nature because out came the sun for a glorious end to our tour at Cape Tribulation beach absolutely stunning.
Don't skip ice cream on the way home the flavours are to die for (my tip is Passionfruit and Ginger). There was still time for one major highlight on the way home - we were lucky enough to see a male Cassowary and his chick!!!
It was by far the best of all 3 tours with different companies that we did in Cairns due to the fabulous service and great facilities (bus, lunch etc).
My tips
-bring change of clothes and raincoat if it's a rainy day
-snacks for way home as it's a long day and no real opportunities for snacks beyond ice cream post lunch
-do yourself a favour and choose a unique flavoured ice cream as you won't get the opportunity anywhere in cairns

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Discovery Tours A, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Hi Lexypie,
Wow what a fantastic day you had, despite the rain, even though the Rainforest glows in the rain. John is a great guide and we are glad he took care of you and showed you all the sites. Mossman Gorge is a great place and sounds like morning tea was great as well. Lucky the sun came out at cape Tribulation Beach and you saw a Cassowary. The World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest really is a great place to see and we are happy that you chose to tour with us.

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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The customer service for this tour was awesome! I have forgotten his name but he is a German guy and he was really great, educated, informative and fun! He really made the trip special for my partner and I! The sites we saw and our lunch was incredible! The food was of restaurant quality (I have now gone and bought the ingredients of the meal they served, aiming to replicate the amazing dish) and the ice-cream stop on the way home was incredible! Could not rate this higher!!! Thank you so much!

1  Thank Melissa W
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Discovery Tours A, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

Hi Melissa W,

Wow great to hear our German Guide (Carsten) was great and he looked after you. I will pass on your comments to him. Sounds like the boys at the Daintree Teahouse really looked after, what did you have? Barramundi, Steak, Kangaroo or the chicken?
Yes the Daintree Ice-cream is lovely with the different flavours, glad you hear you enjoyed our tour and customer service was up there.
We look forward to maybe seeing you in our part of paradise again one day

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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Myself,sister and 2 brothers had a great day with a small group Discovery Tours Australia .Our driver and guide for the very full day ,Steve was very knowledgable ,funny and caring.He explained everything on the day .I would highly recommend this tour with Discovery Tours Australia .There was only 8 people plus Steve.It was fantastic.

1  Thank Frances B
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Discovery Tours A, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Hi Frances,
Lucky you had a nice an intimate group of only 8, we do pride ourselves on small groups. Steve is definitely a wealth of knowledge and glad he was showed you all the sights of the Daintree/Cape Tribulation area.
Thankyou for feedback

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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I did the Cape tribulation Daintree forest including Mossman gorge today with our tour guide Darryl. This guy is so knowledgable about the area, ecology and indigenous people, he is a true asset to this company. He made for a very enjoyable day for our small tour group. Thanks.

Thank Perry C
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Discovery Tours A, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2016

Hi Perry,
We are glad you enjoyed our part of paradise. Sounds like you had a great day with Darryl and he really showed you a lot about the area.
We look forward to seeing you up in Cairns again some day

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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Was a great way to spend the day sight Seeing with out the hassle of doing it yourself. All sights we great with morning tea and lunch included too. If you want to see the best of tropical fnq this is the tour to do. Out guide Carsten although German was very knowledgeable and the group was no more than 12 people which made it intimate.

Thank Damien H
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Discovery Tours A, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

Hi Damien,

We are so glad you enjoyed your full day Daintree /Cape Tribulation tour with our guide Carsten. Yes we pride ourselves on small group tours and happy you were able to see the tropical fnq.
We hope to see you again one day

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