Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. Will we be picked up from our accommodation or do we have to come to you?
A. If you are staying in Port Douglas then we will pick you up and drop you off at the doorstep of your resort or private rental home. The time of the pick up will depend on your location (between 7:10 – 7:25am) and drop off will be between 5pm-5:30pm
If you are staying in Cairns and have a rental car then we can rendezvous at the car park of the Wildlife Habitat at 7:25am. This drive takes about one hour from Cairns city or 45mins from Palm Cove. For more details please click on the following Google Map to Wildlife Habitat
Q. What should we bring with us on the day?
A. To get maximum enoyment from your day in the forest we recommend that you:
- Wear casual clothes similar to what you would wear for a day at the beach (light colours are recommended as insects are sometimes attracted to dark colours like black, brown and navy blue)
- Wear sensible shoes (thongs/sandals are fine). The walking is mostly on flat, well-maintained boardwalks and trails. We also recommend having a pair of thongs for walking down to the swimming hole.
- Bring your bathing suit/towel for a swim on the day (there will be change rooms available on site)
- A hat and sunscreen
- Some cash for an ice cream at the Daintree Ice Cream Company
- A smile
Q. What is included in the tour?
A. Everything else including wet weather gear (umbrellas and ponchos), insect repellent, water, morning tea, restaurant lunch, all national park/ferry fees and an on board library. For a more detailed itinerary of our day please Click Here.
Q. What if I have special dietary/medical requirements?
Please be sure to inform us if you have special medical or dietary needs so that we can taylor our menu to your needs. Gluten free, lactose free, vegan, allergies are no problem but we do need to be told about them ahead of time.
Q. What if it rains?
A. The Daintree Rainforest is located in a part of Queensland called the “Wet Tropics.” It receives vast amounts of rain, however this usually occurs in torrential downpours that last only a few hours at a time. When it’s not raining, usually the sun is out in full force highlighting the vibrant colours of the rainforest and the sea.
The rainforest has about 120 days of rain per year, with an average of 2013 mm falling per year
Daintree Wonder Tours is well equipped to deal with tropical rainfall and the van is always stocked with umbrellas and ponchos.
Q. When do you cancel a tour?
The only time we will cancel a tour is due to a cyclone warning or extreme flooding in which case you will be informed of this as soon as possible and receive a full refund.
Q. What type of vehicle do you use?
A. Our touring vehicles are Toyota HiAce Vans. They are comfortable and spacious and have a carrying capacity of 13 (but we cap our numbers at 11 to ensure everyone has ample space). Vans are also equipped with individual recliners and seat belts.