Cassowary Falls will capture your heart. A pristine waterfall in the Daintree Rainforest and one of the few places you can swim, safe in the knowledge there are no crocs here. Just turtles and river perch. Located on a private property, getting here is an adventure in itself – you’ll go off-road into a Jurassic type landscape and feel dwarfed by the mountains and valleys that surround you. Drive through paddocks on a private property, forge freshwater streams and learn about some of the many interesting plants that have grown here for thousands of years. The highlight, swimming at Cassowary Falls. A place to refresh, revive and relax. Bring your towels, bring your smiles, you are in for an amazing adventure. This fully guided 90-minute journey of discovery is big on experience and small on numbers, catering to a maximum of up to 12 guests per trip. Two tours daily: 10.15am – 11.45pm | 12.30pm – 2pm. We’re located at 263 Upper Daintree Road, which is a 4km or 6minute drive from Daintree Village. Plenty of parking on site. You do not need a 4WD to get here. Google map location. Book Online To Secure Your Spot.


This exclusive Daintree waterfall tour is the only one to take you to the magical Cassowary Falls. This stunning rainforest waterfall tumbles over the hill above, falling 15m down to a deep, cool, pool of fresh water which is surrounded by lush vegetation. Towering trees provide shade and mossy rocks with ferns are the perfect place to soak up the serenity of your surrounds. Ours is the only group here. The waterfall and array of birds provide the soundtrack. You can participate in fish feeding, with the resident school of Jungle Perch, Turtles and Eels. Swim, explore or just relax. Please note there is easy water access at Cassowary Falls, which is only a 15 metre walk, from where the tour vehicle parks. [See image at top of page.]


The Gateway to Cassowary Falls property is an amazing living landscape. 60 acres of pristine rainforest, descends from the hills and mountains to merge seamlessly with 100 acres of lush pasture, which supports around 100 head of cattle. There’s numerous waterways, which you’ll cross during your 90-minute Cassowary Falls tour, home to Eastern Water Dragons, Turtles and more. Hosted and guided by one of the property owners, Andrew Garrity, you’ll learn about some of the most interesting and ancient rainforest plants that have grown here for hundreds of thousands of years, with informative, interpretive rainforest commentary provided during your journey to Cassowary Falls.


This is an exclusive 90-minute tour on the Gateway to Cassowary Falls property, which is located at 263 Upper Daintree Road, approximately a 4km or 6minute drive from Daintree Village. We are on the ‘Cairns’ side of the Daintree River, so no need to catch the ferry. Google map location. Self-drive to our property, which is accessible by conventional vehicles – with plenty of onsite parking – before transferring to one of our tour vehicles for your adventure. We have 3 tour vehicles to choose from and will pick the best one on the day, to suit the tour group size. NB: Minimum number of 2 guests to operate and maximum number of 12 per trip. Two tours daily: 10.15am – 11.45am | 12.30pm – 2pm.

Please Note:
Cassowary Falls is not suitable for non-swimmers. Young children must be supervised at all times. There is a short, 15metre walk from the tour vehicle to the waterfall, with easy water access. Moderate fitness and mobility required. Larger groups and different times can sometimes be accommodated. Contact us for more information.

This was by far one of the best things we've ever done in North Qld! Andy was awesome! Full of good knowledge and the waterfall was outta this world! The trip to the waterfall and back was definitely a favourite for the kids! Definitely coming back! Thank you so much!


What an exhilarating experience! An absolute must do if your traveling around FNQ. Make sure you book with Andy in advance. This is a memory that my family and I will never forget!


We had such an amazing time on this tour! The 4WD was heaps of fun, the property was stunning and the knowledge shared was the best! Jumping in and swimming in the waterfall was something we’ll never forget. Thank you so much!


From the minute you enter the driveway on this private property, you are greeted with a special energy and spectacular views. On our visit we were privileged to be part of the enchanting waterfall tour travelling through the working cattle farm, rainforest, creeks and more. Andrew was our host, passionate and informative about everything on his property and is more than happy to share. This is a must do affordable adventure whilst up in the Daintree area. Be sure to book in advance to secure a spot as the groups are small and tailored for a more intimate experience. I can highly recommend this and would definitely rate it 10/10 , just perfect for all.


Went on a tour with Andy this week and is undoubtedly a MUST DO on your trip to Far North Queensland. Our family of five all truly adored the experience (and have been reminiscing on it since). Andy is a highly knowledgeable host, offering insight into both the local flora and fauna. Truly a unique and memorable experience for the entire family - thank you for making it so special Andy.


Wow! What an amazing experience!!! Andy was an exceptional tour guide with so much knowledge about this stunning part of FNQ. The ride in the 4WD army truck was so much fun! Felt like we were explorers in the middle of Jurassic Park! We went on an amazing rainforest walk up to a waterfall where we filled our drink bottles with the most beautiful clean running water! Then off to Cassowary Falls for a swim! Wow 🤩 this was incredible. The water hole is full of fish and turtles, the waterfall is stunning and the water felt amazing. Our family ranged from 6 years to 70 years and we all had a ball. Andy was there to help us over any tricky areas and make sure we felt safe the entire time. This is a must do tour! Thank you so much for today Andy and Family, we will be back!


What a fantastic tour!! Best decision to book this one, the whole family loved it. Rainforest walk, swimming in a rainforest waterfall, off-roading across some of the most beautiful landscape I have ever seen. Even spotted the Eastern Water Dragon. Can't wait to check out my drone footage. Thanks for a great day Andy.


My partner and I had an incredible experience on the waterfall tour with Andy! His knowledge and passion for the rainforest made the tour very personalised and memorable for us. We recommend this to anybody who wants an authentic Daintree experience - the views over the property was a lovely way to finish. Thanks so much Andy & Liz!


I booked in for the falls tour and had an absolutely wonderful experience. The trail to the waterfall felt like something out of a movie! I got to see turtles, fish and a very large eel! The waterfall itself was magnificent and the water was perfect, the cute turtle watching me swim was a bonus. Definitely would recommend as a must do when visiting the Daintree!


Andy was a fantastic tour guide with so much knowledge of the rainforest. His friendly personality and humour made it an even more enjoyable tour. The waterfall and swimming was so much fun. ... We will definitely be returning to stay in one of the chalets next time. I strongly recommend Cassowary Falls!


Our last full day in the Daintree for our honeymoon and couldn't think of a better way to spend it. Andy was an amazing host and the trip to the waterfall and the swim itself was incredible. If you pictured swimming in waterfalls for your trip to the Daintree I would absolutely recommend Andy and Elizabeth and this Cassowary Falls tour.


This is a beautiful part of the world, the falls are clean, easy to access but well hidden. The lagoon is magical, full of fish and freshwater turtles. An awesome experience of natural beauty.


Our families attended to do the rainforest and falls tour. It was one of the best tours I have done to date FNQ. Tour guide ANDY was an absolute legend. Thanks again Andy for the great family experience.


Amazing experience, exactly what we were looking for. Andy was extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. The water was 23 degrees and far warmer and inviting that Mossman Gorge and the small size of the group meant it was intimate. I would happily recommend spending a a few hours with Andy at Cassowary Falls. It was well worth it! We will be back.



Adult Waterfall Tour (Ages 16+)$69
Child Waterfall Tour (5-15 years)$39.50
Infants & Children Aged 5 & UnderFree


  • Exclusive access to Cassowary Falls Daintree
  • Fully Guided Commentary
  • Off Road Adventure
  • Swimming at the Falls
  • Small Group Touring (maximum 12 pax)

What To Bring

  • Swimwear, Towel & Hat
  • Sunscreen & Insect Repellent
  • Camera / Photo Device
  • A Big Smile

© Gateway to Cassowary Falls 2023

Website created by RJ New Designs

Google Rating
Based on 89 reviews