Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness

Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness

Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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2 or 4-hour Guided And Interpreted Walking Tours Through The Centrepiece Of The Oldest Rainforest In The World.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • kate
    60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend this amazing experience
    This was an amazingly informative experience in pristine rainforest. Neil is extraordinarily knowledgeable about the environment, indigenous Australians and legal/political issues - it was a real treat to be led through his amazing property and learn from him for four hours, and unlike anything we’ve ever done before. Highly recommend doing this tour and spending a couple of nights in the Daintree. The four hour tour does involve walking through a creek, so wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet (and while the walk isn’t strenuous, wear something in which you’re sure of your footing). No toilets so make sure you go before you go - but Neil would presumably send you off to a nearby bush if you did have a need!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 June 2023
  • 69buck76
    London, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit if you're going to Daintree
    This 4 hour walking tour was incredible, Neil is very knowledgeable and passionate about the rainforest and all of its inhabitants past, present and future. Wear comfortable walking shoes that you don't mind getting wet. Highly recommended.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 31 July 2023
  • john v
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you need to know the Daintree, this is for you.
    We went with Neil for the 2hr walk, he was very knowledgeable and helped us to appreciate how unique an experience the daintree was, explaining the complex interplay between land, sea, the reef, flora, fauna and insects that made for some truly mind blowing natural processes contained with this tiny remaining fragment of ancient forest. He also took pains to explain how humans had become part of this complex interplay until they were recently ejected from their ancestral home and that as result many unique species are facing extinction. He had spent time with the aboriginal peoples and gave a unique insight into what the land and the forest meant for them and he could see the wisdom of it. He was trying to keep this little patch of land in as pristine a state as possible.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Sharon
    New Jersey48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Absolute highlight of our visit to the Daintree
    Our group of 4 (2 brothers and wives) did the private 2 hour ‘Grand Fan Palm Gallery’ on October 7. Our group was all Australian (although my husband and I now live in the USA) and this is a part of the country that none of us had ever visited. What an incredible experience and truly one of the highlights of our visit to the Daintree. We were so fortunate that this was one of the very first tours we did. Angie was our guide and the knowledge and insights that she shared, the level of detail she was able to provide about the ecosystem and the interdependencies within it, was not only fascinating, but it was also hugely educational. This tour provided us with a depth of knowledge, understanding and appreciation for the rainforest that we then drew upon during subsequent tours. Absolutely fantastic tour and highly recommend it.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 October 2023
  • graceannie
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Treasury of Memories
    This tour left the two of us feeling immensely privileged to have shared in some of Neil's "treasury of memories". A guided walk through an ancient area - the world's oldest rainforest! - that few people would have the opportunity to explore in such an intimate way. Whether it was learning about the importance and role of cyclones on the health of the rainforest or how humans have both caused great trauma to the environment but have this same power to restore, recalibrate and save this irreplaceable ecosystem, it is an fascinating, reflective, and enlightening tour. Think Dr Karl meets David Attenborough ... be it his astounding recall of knowledge or ability to locate coin sized spiders that have camouflaged themselves as bird droppings, Neil makes this experience extraordinary. We appreciated his deep connection to country and that his walk was informed by his engagement with Traditional Owners, the original custodians of the land we were so fortunate to be immersed in for five very special hours.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 6 November 2023
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Robert Thomas
Sydney, Australia21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
A wonderful place to visit with lots of great rainforest wildlife and history. We loved it here and it was a great part of our Queensland adventure!
Written 16 March 2024
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graceannie
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
This tour left the two of us feeling immensely privileged to have shared in some of Neil's "treasury of memories".

A guided walk through an ancient area - the world's oldest rainforest! - that few people would have the opportunity to explore in such an intimate way.

Whether it was learning about the importance and role of cyclones on the health of the rainforest or how humans have both caused great trauma to the environment but have this same power to restore, recalibrate and save this irreplaceable ecosystem, it is an fascinating, reflective, and enlightening tour.

Think Dr Karl meets David Attenborough ... be it his astounding recall of knowledge or ability to locate coin sized spiders that have camouflaged themselves as bird droppings, Neil makes this experience extraordinary.

We appreciated his deep connection to country and that his walk was informed by his engagement with Traditional Owners, the original custodians of the land we were so fortunate to be immersed in for five very special hours.
Written 7 November 2023
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Sharon
New Jersey48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Our group of 4 (2 brothers and wives) did the private 2 hour ‘Grand Fan Palm Gallery’ on October 7. Our group was all Australian (although my husband and I now live in the USA) and this is a part of the country that none of us had ever visited. What an incredible experience and truly one of the highlights of our visit to the Daintree. We were so fortunate that this was one of the very first tours we did. Angie was our guide and the knowledge and insights that she shared, the level of detail she was able to provide about the ecosystem and the interdependencies within it, was not only fascinating, but it was also hugely educational. This tour provided us with a depth of knowledge, understanding and appreciation for the rainforest that we then drew upon during subsequent tours. Absolutely fantastic tour and highly recommend it.
Written 16 October 2023
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john v
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
We went with Neil for the 2hr walk, he was very knowledgeable and helped us to appreciate how unique an experience the daintree was, explaining the complex interplay between land, sea, the reef, flora, fauna and insects that made for some truly mind blowing natural processes contained with this tiny remaining fragment of ancient forest.
He also took pains to explain how humans had become part of this complex interplay until they were recently ejected from their ancestral home and that as result many unique species are facing extinction.
He had spent time with the aboriginal peoples and gave a unique insight into what the land and the forest meant for them and he could see the wisdom of it.
He was trying to keep this little patch of land in as pristine a state as possible.
Written 25 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

annemaree59
Melbourne, Australia46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We did the 2h walk with Angie. Really knowledgeable about the history of the area and the flora and fauna. A great experience. Small groups only. Easy walking but on some uneven surfaces. Highly recommended.
Written 6 August 2023
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69buck76
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This 4 hour walking tour was incredible, Neil is very knowledgeable and passionate about the rainforest and all of its inhabitants past, present and future.
Wear comfortable walking shoes that you don't mind getting wet.
Highly recommended.
Written 31 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

kate
Australia60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
This was an amazingly informative experience in pristine rainforest. Neil is extraordinarily knowledgeable about the environment, indigenous Australians and legal/political issues - it was a real treat to be led through his amazing property and learn from him for four hours, and unlike anything we’ve ever done before. Highly recommend doing this tour and spending a couple of nights in the Daintree. The four hour tour does involve walking through a creek, so wear shoes that you don’t mind getting wet (and while the walk isn’t strenuous, wear something in which you’re sure of your footing). No toilets so make sure you go before you go - but Neil would presumably send you off to a nearby bush if you did have a need!
Written 13 June 2023
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PeteAus87
Sydney, Australia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
As long as you’re not on a tight budget, this should be the highlight of any visit to the Daintree area. We did the 2 hour tour with Angie. She was the best guide ever, able to easily and clearly pass on - to our multi-national group - her amazing, detailed knowledge of so many incredible facts about the botany and other amazing stories of the rainforest. After the walk, you feel like you now know so much more than you did about the natural environment we live in. One day we’d like to come back to do her husband Neil’s 4 hour walk. We met Neil Hewett briefly after the walk to see the magnificent photography in his book A Stray Liana.

Three of the most amazing natural phenomena I’ve visited in the world are the Coopers Creek rainforest walk, Antelope Canyon in Arizona and Lord Howe Island. At Antelope Canyon, they offer more extensive special photography tours. Based on the quality of the photos in his book, we think Neil probably should offer special photography tours of the rainforest too.
Written 8 May 2023
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Ness D
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Was picked up by Coral Coast Transport… Maddie was so informative as she explained that we were going to be walking & visiting creeks & waterfalls.
Her beautiful van was spotless & clean with the coolest air conditioning I’ve ever felt!

She supplied us with fresh water bottles & little nut snacks. When you’re so looked after like this, it’s worth every cent.

She made the whole trip super fun and now my family is coming and will be picked up from the airport and taken around to see the sights!

Go CORAL COAST TRANSPORT - Ph: 0433 041 407
They are amazing… highly recommend. 💕💕💕
Written 30 March 2023
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gatoreed
Metairie, LA1,046 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We spent the morning with Neil Hewett at the Cooper Creek Wilderness Daintree Rainforest. This was one of the best forest walks I have done. His knowledge about the history, flora, fauna and what needs to be done to preserve this rainforest is boundless. Take the time to make this a must stop on your visit to the area.
Written 28 December 2022
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