The Daintree Rainforest is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. An ancient landscape home to rare, endangered plants and animals, some of which are found nowhere else on earth. The Daintree Village is a place to be free from the daily grind. To escape into a truly natural paradise, only touched lightly by the hand of man. A wilderness area waiting to be explored in the best way possible. The Daintree Waters Experience is a powerhouse combination of river cruise and rainforest waterfall.
The chance to cruise for crocodiles and see some of the other diverse critters who live on and around the Daintree River, before taking an offroad adventure on a private property with swimming at the stunning Cassowary Falls. This exclusive half-day tour combines the Crocodile Express Upper Daintree Cruise with our own Cassowary Falls tour. Hosted and guided by locals passionate about sharing their knowledge on the environment and area. We’ll see you soon.
Crocodile Express has been delivering first class river tours since 1979. An icon of the region, their Daintree River cruises showcase the diversity and beauty of this vibrant river system. The Daintree Waters Experience includes their Upper Daintree Cruise, which is famous with bird watchers. Gliding through the waters you’ll be spellbound by the diversity of landscapes which surround you. From sandbanks and leaning trees, to a backdrop of rural farms and Thornton’s Peak. This special place is teeming with creatures great and small, including the local big, 4 metre saltwater croc ‘Barratt’. Bring your camera and your sense of adventure. Departs and returns to Daintree Village.
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. Cruise through paddocks, 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.
The 4-Hour Daintree Waters Experience Tour is a self-drive tour. Guests make their way to Crocodile Express in Daintree Village, for a 10am departure – the tour concludes back at Daintree Village at 2pm. The Daintree Waters Experience Tour includes:
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.
This was awesome. A half day tour which took us into the rainforest and got to swim in a rainforest waterfall pool. The landscape reminded me of Jurassic Park, so ancient and wild. Relaxed pace. Saw lots and loved the lunch at the end. Thanks so much for sharing your property with us.
You self-drive to Daintree Village and check-in to Crocodile Express for ticketing. Transfer to the jetty for the 1-hour fully guided Upper Daintree River Cruise.
An amazing cruise along the Upper Daintree River. Cruising the shallows and watching for the locals. The Eco River Tour Guides are keen naturalists and will point out the many creatures you may see on the tour. Return Daintree Jetty.
Light Lunch @ Croc Expresso Café which prides itself on serving and using local produce and products. Can cater for GF, Vegan & Vegetarian.
Pick-Up for Cassowary Falls. Jump aboard the comfortable, air-conditioned coach for the short 15-minute transfer to the private Gateway to Cassowary Falls property.
Arrive at Gateway Cassowary Falls. The off-road adventure begins! Climb aboard for a fully guided drive through this privately owned property. The landscape will amaze and inspire. Towering mountains, sliding down to grassy fields with grazing cattle.
Swimming at Cassowary Falls. Never fear, absolutely no crocodiles here, just a beautiful freshwater waterfall tumbling down into a cool pool below. Fringed with ferns, grasses and leaning trees, this is a magical landscape for sure. Plenty of time to refresh and relax.
Depart Gateway Cassowary Falls. Back on the coach for your return transfer to Daintree Village.
Return Daintree Village. We wave goodbye and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
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