Experiences in the Daintree Rainforest
We are in the heart of Cape Tribulation with easy access to boardwalks, pristine beaches, swimming holes and the untouched rainforest. In addition to experiencing the rainforest, orchard and water hole on the Mist grounds, there are also a range of exciting activities to choose from is you are looking for things to do in the Daintree Rainforest. Each experience will introduce you to different aspects of the rainforest or reef and are very popular, so pre-booking is advised. The team at Mist are pleased to help you build an itinerary of experiences during your stay, contact us to discuss your rainforest escape.
Where to eat and drink
There are several places to eat and drink close by to Mist at Cape Tribulation and within the Daintree Rainforest. We encourage you to support these local businesses. Make sure you call ahead to check opening times and make reservations.
Things to do
Cruise through the treetops on a guided zipline and tree platform tour, enjoying this spectacular natural environment. Experienced and highly trained climbing and abseiling guides look after your safety, leaving you to just enjoy your time in the canopy. Five strategically placed platforms provide the opportunity for photos and time off the zipline, to take in the majestic views. No experience or tuition necessary. This Daintree tour is suitable for all ages, from 3- to 103.
Learn about the unique and interesting plants and animals that live in the rainforest. The tour takes place after the sun sets, when the canopy tours have ended and the night shift comes out to dance in the dark. Tiny forest dragons which camouflage beautifully against tree trunks and branches, frogs calling in the night and the clicks and pops of insects, large and small. In the darkness your senses expand, your hearing becomes more acute and you’re aware of the living, breathing rainforest around you. This is the time to indulge your inner Attenborough, in the real land before time. Fully guided by torchlight, every Daintree night tour is as different as the critters we might see.
Ocean Safari offers an exhilarating ride to snorkel the pristine untouched Great Barrier Reef off the Daintree Coast at Cape Tribulation. The half day Great Barrier Reef tour visits two different snorkel destinations, each with an extraordinary array of marine life and coral species. After a fast 25-minute zodiac ride, you are ready to snorkel two fabulous locations at Mackay and Undine Reefs. An intimate and personalized tour, this is the best way to see the reef.
Ride through the Rainforest and along Cape Tribulation beach. Enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery in Australia while horse riding through Cape Tribulation. This unique area is one of the only places on the planet where you can experience the rainforest and the reef on horseback. Guided rides in the most beautiful place on earth, beach, rainforest and lovely horses with a knowledgeable local guide.
It’s one of the great Australian drives, the 4WD Bloomfield track from Cape Tribulation to Wujal Wujal Falls, along the Bloomfield River and then up to Cooktown. This guided tour offers a combination of Indigenous culture, ecology, history, secret places, wildlife and local stories from your local tour guide. The combination of a private tour seeing mountain views, sparkling creeks, safe swimming holes and rainforest and reef is truly an unforgettable experience, options include:
- Wujal Wujal Falls half-day tour
- Cooktown full-day tour
The iconic Discovery Centre features the famous 23 metre Rainforest Canopy Tower, spectacular Aerial walkways and boardwalks. The Centre has informative audio guides in 8 languages. The Discovery centre is the home to many rainforest reptiles, native fish displays and is a hot spot to view cassowary whom frequently roam the grounds. There is a mini theatre, interpretive centre with touch screens and all ability access for prams stroller and wheelchairs.
Daintree River Tours
There are several tour operators that tour the majestic Daintree River from the Daintree Boatman (who operates out of the Daintree Village) through to the Solar Whisper and other tour operators that work from the boat ramp adjacent the Daintree Ferry. Contact us for the latest offerings from these groups.
Go on a tour around the world of tropical and exotic fruits that will treat you to a taste sensation that is both mouth-watering and healthy. From the delectable chocolate pudding fruit, to the creamy mamey sapote, to the ever-popular breadfruit chips, you’ll enjoy a platter of exotic fruit like you’ve never seen before. Nestled in Cape Tribulation itself, bordered by the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef, nature has created the perfect environment for growing a smorgasbord of exotic tropical fruits like you have never seen, touched or tasted before.
The Daintree Ice Cream Company was founded in 1993 and has been providing quality tropical fruit ice cream to the public ever since. With its sweeping vistas and unique flavours, the Daintree Ice Cream Co. has become a global icon and is a must stop for visitors to the National Park.
Nestled amidst the oldest rainforest in the world this 22-acre property includes an organic fruit orchard, ornamental tropical gardens, shop front, ice cream making facilities and is an International Humane Society Land Heritage Trust wildlife sanctuary.
This world class private collection of rare and local butterflies, moths and beetles allows visitors a hands-on experience to see and feel the wildlife of the Daintree Rainforest. This amazing beautifully displayed collection of Australian and Worldwide insects has been collected and bred, by one man, Stephen Paul Lamond. In his vision to share the unique World of insects with his family and friends he has established one of the world’s best private Butterfly and Beetle collections. You also go on a guided tour around the museum.