Daintree Rainforest Village – Getting Here
The best way to get to Daintree Rainforest Village campground and service station is to self drive. Daintree Rainforest Village is two hours drive north, on the Cook Highway, from Cairns City and the International Airport.
The Cook Highway is also known as the Great Barrier Reef Tourist Drive, was recently voted as the world’s most scenic drive!
It is a breathtaking journey, winding along the edge of the Coral Sea, past Port Douglas and all the way to through the Daintree Rainforest and on to Cape Tribulation.
Follow the Great Barrier Reef Tourist Drive signs all the way to the country town of Mossman. From Mossman you will continue northward on the Mossman to Daintree Road until you come to the right hand turn onto Cape Tribulation Road and the Daintree River Ferry Crossing.
Your Daintree Rainforest adventure begins at the Daintree Ferry.
Crossing the Daintree River.
The Daintree River vehicle ferry is the only way to cross the Daintree River. When you drive onto the ferry, you will often share the ride with all sorts of vehicles….caravans, tour buses, campervans and motorbikes, and 4WDs with off road trailers.
NOW YOU CAN PRE PAY YOUR FERRY TICKET ONLINE HERE
Most weekdays you will also see delivery trucks on the ferry, bringing supplies to the off grid community on the north side of the river.
The ferry operates from 5am to midnight every day…including Christmas day.
Thousands of visitors come to the Daintree Rainforest every year…with the biggest influx is in winter from June to October. The Daintree Rainforest is an iconic destination and because of its popularity you may have to wait a while for your turn on the ferry. This is the perfect opportunity to reset your body clocks to ‘Daintree time” and start enjoying a slower pace of life in the ancient rainforest you are about to enter.
How much does the Daintree River Ferry Cost
Ferry prices start at $27.00 per vehicle one way or $49 return.
You can pay by cash or card at the ticket booth, and now you can pre purchase your ferry ticket online.
Ferry costs for Locals during summer months
FAR North Queenslanders can USE THE FERRY FOR FREE from November 1 to February with the annual Douglas Card promotion underway.
Douglas Shire Council and Tourism Port Douglas Daintree (TPDD) are team up to kickstart the regional push to holiday in the Daintree Rainforest over the summer.
Unlimited free Daintree Ferry trips and two free adult tickets to the Mossman Gorge headline the annual promotion, which also taps into the lure of the picturesque Great Barrier Reef Drive.
The usual return ferry fee of $47 does not apply to local Douglas cardholders until February 29 next year.
Locals are classed as residents from Cardwell to Cooktown, including the Atherton Tablelands.
For more information, please visit the Daintree Ferry website Here
This is a great opportunity for locals to have inexpensive and relaxed camping experience in the rainforest during the Christmas school holidays.
Come and stay, you need more than a Day.
Set up your base camp here, in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest.
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