Board your motorcoach and drive through Port Douglas, continuing north en route to Mossman. This old sugar town is surrounded by green cane fields and offers breathtaking views of the Rainforest Mountains. Your drive also takes you past Wonga Beach before arriving at the Daintree Village on the southern bank of the Daintree River.
Perched on a bend of the Daintree River, Daintree Village is a lumber town that once shipped its prized red cedar and other first-class timbers to the boomtowns of the North Queensland gold fields. This quaint village takes you back in time as you stroll the quiet streets and peruse the shops for locally made souvenirs, visit the art galleries, and refresh with a treat from one of the cafes.
A leisurely cruise up the Daintree River and into the edge of the Wet Tropics rainforest affords multiple photo opportunities. Your knowledgeable guide will point out the wildlife that frequents the riverbanks and will share the history of the area. Crocodiles are often spotted on the flats, so have your camera ready, but keep all body parts inside the boat! Crocodiles may be photogenic, but they're not very friendly!
At the completion of your scenic cruise, re-board your motorcoach for a short drive to the Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary where you will receive tea service as refreshment.
The leader in the field of wildlife immersion exhibits, the award-winning Wildlife Habitat is home to over 120 species of wildlife and features three unique environments that enable you to feed kangaroos, wallabies, and ducks, pat a koala or a snake, and get up close to crocodiles, cassowaries, and tree kangaroos.
In The Rainforest environment you'll have the opportunity to experience the forest's complex ecosystem up close. As you walk through the lush and tranquil environment on multi-level walkways for exceptional viewing, you'll marvel at the abundant flora and fauna that thrive in the forest. In the Wetlands, an array of colorful birds can be seen foraging for fish in the waterways. Walk alongside them on boardwalks and pathways and keep an eye out for such interesting creatures as macropods, fruit bats and black-necked storks. The Grasslands is an open-air exhibit that celebrates the inland areas and the costal plains. A sunlit environment, it is home to crocodiles that lurk beneath the murky waters. A special feature to this area is the chance to glimpse the Lumholtz's Tree Kangaroo, a rare tree-climbing kangaroo found only in the rainforests of the Wet Tropics.
At the completion of your exciting day, enjoy a scenic motorcoach ride back to port.