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The Daintree Rainforest is a magical place, home to ancient trees that date back to prehistoric times. Exploring the Daintree on a guided walk is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in its flora, fauna, history and Indigenous culture.

Are you looking for Daintree Rainforest tours? Here are six guided walks through the Daintree that provide unique and memorable experiences. All of these can be experienced while staying at the luxurious Daintree Ecolodge.

6 Must-Do Guided Walks & Tours in the Daintree Rainforest

1. Daintree Ecolodge Guided Tours


Organised through the environmentally friendly Daintree Ecolodge, this guided rainforest walk ranges from 1.5 to four hours long. Accompany a guide for this “Walk Through Time” to learn more about the rainforest and its connections to the native Kuku Yalanji people.


The walk includes a stop at the resort’s waterfall, which is considered sacred to the Kuku Yalanji women for its healing and spiritual benefits. You can also learn about native insects, birds and mammals from your knowledgeable guide. Keep an eye out for the Daintree’s rarest species, including the southern cassowary, musky rat-kangaroo and Boyd’s forest dragon. Prices start from $50 per person.



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2. Walkabout Cultural Adventures


Are you fascinated by the Daintree Rainforest’s Indigenous history and culture? If so, this is the perfect Daintree Rainforest tour for you. Get ready to venture deep into the territory of the native Kuku Yalanji people. This is where the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef meet, creating a truly unique environment and ecosystem.


You can choose to embark on a full or half-day guided walk. Both showcase the rainforest’s diverse environment and teach you more about Indigenous bush tucker and medicinal plants. You may also have time to sample some Daintree delicacies or take part in ancient Aboriginal traditions.

3. Greater Wilderness Experience 


Are you looking for a more in-depth experience in the world’s oldest surviving rainforest? The Greater Wilderness Experience is one of the most immersive guided walks in the Daintree. You’re led through the World Heritage-listed rainforest by a local guide experienced with the complex ecosystems at play.


You can learn more about the various flora and fauna that all play important roles in maintaining the rainforest’s unique ecosystems. You’ll also discover how the rainforest’s original inhabitants interacted with the environment while witnessing ancient rock art. It all takes place along the banks of Cooper Creek, a treasure trove of nature and serenity.


This walking tour takes around four hours and covers 6.5 kilometres. We guarantee you’ll be craving some fresh local produce afterwards.

4. Jungle Adventures Night Walks 


The Daintree Rainforest is a completely different environment after sunset. Fortunately, you can explore it come nightfall with this unique Daintree Rainforest tour. You’ll stroll through the trees with torches while keeping an eye out for the various nocturnal inhabitants. These include the tiny forest dragons and unique frogs, insects and marsupials, such as the Daintree River Ringtail Possum and Northern Brown Bandicoot.


Your knowledgeable guide will make spotting these shy and often expertly camouflaged creatures much easier. But it’s not just your eyes that make this guided walk memorable. In the darkness of night, you’ll no doubt notice a lot more with your ears as the cacophony of animal noises create an incredible soundtrack of nature. 

5. Billy Tea Safaris


Billy Tea Safaris offers some of the best Daintree Rainforest tours. This full-day Daintree and Cape Tribulation tour is no different. It’s an immersive experience that includes a Daintree River cruise for crocodile spotting, a guided boardwalk tour and a 4WD journey through the rainforest on the exhilarating Bloomfield Track. 


You’ll learn even more about the natural history of the Daintree from a personal guide on this intimate tour. There’s also a stop at Cape Tribulation Beach, which is perfect for that Instagrammable shot of the rugged rainforest meeting golden sand and deep-blue ocean. Finally, the tour finishes with a visit to the Daintree Ice Cream Company, where you can taste homemade ice cream made from fresh tropical fruit grown on site.

6. Mossman Gorge Guided Dreamtime Walk


Mossman Gorge is a treasured rainforest haven protected as much for its pristine nature as it is for its Aboriginal connections. The Guided Dreamtime Walk is the perfect way to explore Mossman Gorge’s nature and culture. You’re guided through the trees by the local Kuku Yalanji people. They share their history and culture while also teaching about traditional uses of plants.


Your guides will also identify traditional bush food and show you how to make bush soaps and ochre paintings. All the while you’ll be encountering new and amazing natural spoils, including the iconic boulder-strewn stream, rugged mountains and towering native trees. The tour ends with traditional bush tea and damper – the perfect conclusion to your guided walk.



More Incredible Daintree Experiences at Daintree Ecolodge

Do you want a memorable trip to the Daintree Rainforest? Book your stay at Daintree Ecolodge, where you have access to pampering spa treatments, enriching activities and experiences, fine dining and opulent treetop banyans.