3 Night Daintree Getaway Package
3 NIGHTS AT FERNTREE RAINFOREST LODGE
JUNGLE SURFING TOUR
GREAT BARRIER REEF TOUR
TWO HOURS TO EXPLORE UNDERWATER WORLD
3 Night Daintree Getaway Package Info
DAINTREE GETAWAY PACKAGE:
The Ferntree "Daintree Getaway" offers an ideal 3 night escape from modern-day living in natural surroundings. Experience Jungle Surfing and the impressive Great Barrier Reef Coral Gardens. A unique Rainforest and Reef getaway including continental breakfast daily. This special destination will certainly draw you back time and again…
* 3 nights accommodation
* Continental Breakfast Daily
* Jungle Surfing
* Outer Barrier Reef Trip
DAY ONE: Journey to Cape Tribulation, Check into FERNTREE RAINFOREST LODGE
Explore the World Heritage wilderness on your journey up to Ferntree Rainforest Lodge. We can arrange transfers at an additional cost. Cape Tribulation is one of nature's true paradises, where you will be holidaying in one of the world's most remarkable environments. This unique destination is the only area where two World Heritage listed sites sit side by side - the ancient Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.
Ferntree Rainforest Lodge is a natural retreat, where guests can truly escape. ...there are no televisions in any of the guest rooms leaving you with no other option but to relax and enjoy the ambience of the lazy tropical Queensland lifestyle.
From here it is just a short walk to the sands of Cape Tribulation Beach.
Accommodation: There are two styles of accommodation to choose from :
Poolside Rooms feature an upstairs private balcony overlooking the lagoon-style pool. Rooms have a spacious living and sleeping area and ensuite facilities with combined bath and shower. Rooms feature one king bed or two single beds.
Garden Loft Rooms contain a separate loft bedroom upstairs that sleeps two children comfortably. The downstairs room features a lounge and verandah deck overlooking the lush gardens.
- 2 Swimming pools
- Tour desk
- Free parking
- Bicycle hire
- Volleyball court
- Entertainment lounge
- Self Cook communal kitchen
- BBQ area
- Cassowary Café
- Beer Garden
DAY TWO: JUNGLE SURFING is a unique and very popular rainforest activity where your feet don’t touch the ground. Fly through the trees on flying fox ziplines, stopping at 5 tree platforms to take in spectacular bird’s eye views over the treetops, down to cascading streams and out to the Great Barrier Reef.
Safe, fun, fully guided and with no experience necessary - an adventure activity for all ages.
About Jungle Surfing:
On arrival at the harnessing centre, you’ll meet your team of two to five guides who’ll be taking you surfing through the jungle. Each guest will be fitted into a full body harness and helmet.
A 250m walk through the forest leads to the Exit platform, where you’ll be given a safety briefing before leaving the forest floor and being winched one by one up to Platform 1. Jungle Surfing uses no motors and your ascent to the first platform is completely man powered!
On each platform, a guide will greet you, connect you safely to the tree, and introduce you to different elements of the forest before sending you on your way to the next platform.
From Platform 1 to 2 and from Platform 2 to 3, you will travel in pairs a few metres apart. The guides completely control your gentle flight, leaving you free to take photographs or just take in the views. Midway between Platforms 2 and 3, you’ll stop briefly at the highest point of the tour, 23 metres above Mason Creek. If you’re lucky, and visit during wet season, this creek will be a raging torrent of white water.
From Platform 3 to 4, in a beautiful section of old-growth rainforest, you’ll fly solo and fast back across the creek. Don’t forget to give us your best Tarzan cry!
Your final flight from Platform 4 to 5 is an opportunity for thrill seekers to try something different, and if you choose to do so, you can flip yourself upsidedown and watch the ground beneath you speed past.
From Platform 5, there is a short walk back to the harnessing centre where you’ll have a brief opportunity to buy Jungle Surfing t-shirts, souvenirs and drinks before departing the property.
Pick your time? Tour Departures:
- 7:45am returning at 9:30am
- 8:45am returning at 10:30am
- 9:45am returning at 11:30am
- 10:45am returning at 12:30pm
- 12:30pm returning at 1:15pm
- 1:30pm returning at 3:15pm
- 2:30pm returning at 4:15pm
- 3:30pm returning at 5:15pm
- Every day except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.
The tour itself takes around 1.5-2 hours from pick-up to drop off, and you’ll spend around 1-1.25 hours up in the trees, with plenty of time on each platform to experience the forest environment.
Jungle Surfing Restrictions
* Jungle Surfing is unable to accommodate persons weighing more than 120kg (260lbs or 18 stone 12lbs).
* The tour is not suitable for pregnant women.
* All persons under 18 years must have our Medical Declaration and Waiver Release form signed by a parent or adult guardian prior to commencement of the tour.
* Jungle Surfing does not require any previous experience or physical strength, but if you are concerned about a medical condition, please contact us prior to booking.
* Suitable for all ages from 3 years upwards.
* This tour does need to be pre-booked as only 13 people can participate in each tour.
What to bring: Don’t forget your camera. – there are stunning views from the platforms and the guides will take pictures for you during the ride. Long shorts or trousers are most comfortable, skirts are not suitable. Enclosed footwear is advisable as thongs or slip-ons may fall from your
feet during the ride and therefore have to be taped on!
DAY 3: OCEAN SAFARI is a great way to experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef by snorkelling two pristine reef locations off the coast of Cape Tribulation, in just half a day. This half day eco certified tour departs Cape Tribulation daily and allows for a minimum of two hours to explore this precious underwater world!
What makes it Great?
- Two departures daily
- Maximum 25 passengers
- Reef & Marine Life presentations
- Friendly Skipper and Eco Host
- Advanced Eco Accreditation
Ocean Safari is a purpose built vessel with the operational emphasis being on the environment. For this, it has been awarded an eco-accreditation. There are toilet facilities onboard and you can board the boat directly off Cape Tribulation Beach.
Your tour starts when your eco host picks you up from Ferntree Rainforest Lodge. Once you have boarded Ocean Safari, it is only a short 30 minute journey to your first reef location for the day.
Ocean Safari own and operate two moorings at Mackay and Undine Reefs. There is plenty of time for snorkelling the tropical waters before you depart for your second site, which is equally as impressive and diverse with an abundance of fish, coral and marine life.
Your experienced crew will talk about the natural environment and marine life that inhabit at the Great Barrier Reef, and will also ensure you day so far, is filled with heaps of fun!
On your way back, enjoy the spectacular coast of dense green rainforest running along a white sandy beach lapped by the turquoise ocean.
- 2 hours snorkelling 2 pristine reefs
- All equipment
- Reef Interpretation and marine birdlife eco-appreciation presentations
- Friendly Skipper and Eco Hosts
- Courtesy coach transfers from Ferntree Rainforest Lodge
- Environmental Management Charge
Lunch is not included however light refreshments are available for sale on the vessel. Wetsuits are an additional cost if required.
Pick your time? Tour Departures:
- 9:00am returning at 12:30 pm
- 1:00pm returning at 4:30pm
Boarding is directly onto the vessel from Cape Trib Beach.
The advantages of snorkelling and diving from Cape Tribulation are:
* Two World Heritage Areas - Cape Tribulation is where the Daintree National Park meets the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
* The reefs are not as subject to the Agricultural run-off and visitor volume of other reefs further south.
* The reefs accessible from Cape Tribulation are only 19km away compared with far greater distances for reef operators from Cairns.
* Water visibilty averages 15-25 metres (50-80ft), with water temperatures 21-31 degrees celcius (70-80 fahrenheit).
DAY FOUR: Check out from Ferntree Rainforest Lodge, End of Package
PLEASE NOTE: The Daintree Getaway Package does not include airport transfers or beverages. You can start this package any day of the week provided there is availability. We highly recommend hiring a car however we can also arrange coach transfers.
This package is based on two people. Please see rates table below for variations.
Other packages can be tailored to suit your needs. Please ask one of our friendly consulatants for further details...
Other activities (charges apply) popular in Cape Tribulation are:
- Nocturnal Walk
- Guided Walks
- 1/2 day 4WD Bloomfield tour
- Sea Kayaking
- Horse Riding
Location: Ferntree Rainforest Lodge is located approximately 140 km north of Cairns (2.5 hours drive). Camelot Close is on the left as you drive into the Cape Tribulation Village precinct. Ferntree is on the right about 200 metres up the road. It is not a beachfront property. It is located about 300 metres from the main Cape Trib beach.
Note: A cash payment is required for self-drive guests to use the Daintree River Ferry (approx $22.00 return).
Just a short walk from Ferntree you'll find the local 'village' consisting of a shop and bar. Children 3 years and over can participate in this package.
Clothing: Casual, lightweight clothing. The region is blessed with warm weather most of the year so a swimsuit, sunscreen and hat are mandatory. Pack comfortable shoes for walking and a light sweater for evening.
*Please note, there is no mobile phone coverage in area.
Beautiful location, Highly recommend!
Beautiful location and the staff and facilities were amazing. Highly recommend.
Posted By Dean Reid
Good location. Restaurant had a limited selection for breakfast & was not open for dinner during our stay. Rooms were ok. No curtains or blinds in the upstairs bedroom.
Posted By Russell Jones
Comfortable, clean, well situated
Comfortable, clean, well situated close to the beach and an excellent local restaurant and cosy pub, activities nearby e.g,jungle surfing, 4 wheel drive tours, fishing , beautiful rainforest setting in-house restaurant pleasant but service very slow and breakfast unsatisfactory.
Posted By Helen Conly
We were extremely satisfied with the service and the quality of food in their restaurant.
Posted By Karen Tinker
An amazing experience
An amazing experience that my son and I will cherish for ever!
Posted By Sharon Collicoat
A very enthusiastic bunch of guys running the show who make it very enjoyable.
Posted By Martin Perry
Guides were excellent
This was an incredibly fun and informative way to see the rainforest - the guides were excellent - first class experience!!
Posted By Tim Norris
Fantastic experience, one that I would do again. All the staff are friendly, funny and very knowledgeable about the rainforest and history of the area.
Posted By Mark Moloney
Small boat and small group of participant that we can have more time and chances to touch the beautiful ocean. Two guys on the boat provide intensive caring of us. Fantastic voyage.
Posted By KWOK YIP LEUNG
higlight of our stay
This was a really good day and a higlight of our stay. The crew and organisation were excellent. They were also very good with the kids which we really appreciated.
Posted By Lyzette Piazza
had a fabulous time on the reef
Lovely well-mannered and well-organised crew from those on shore to those on the boat.
I always felt safe and informed and had a fabulous time on the reef.
Posted By Mary Nacey
Conditions were probably marginal; it was raining when we arrived and as we set off, the sea was choppy, the sky overcast and fairly windy. And it stayed like that for the whole time we were out. Thank goodness for the wetsuits. Still, what a great trip. The Ocean Safari guys were ultra professional, entertaining and knowledgeable, and gave us first-time snorkelers plenty of time and advice. Excellent adventure. Recommended.
Posted By PMNZ
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