How Much Does the Daintree Ferry Cost?

How Much Does the Daintree Ferry Cost?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 02/25/2021

Reading time: 2 mins

The Daintree Rainforest is renowned for its incredibly biodiverse ecosystem.

An ancient rainforest that has been around for millions of years, home to prehistoric plants and unique animals. Heading to the rainforest’s best attractions is a must-do activity when visiting Queensland, with the Daintree River being one of the top spots! Being right in the heart of the rainforest, crossing the Daintree River is essential to adventure deeper into the forest, and visit the prime spots including Cape Tribulation. Luckily there is an easy way, with the Daintree River Ferry available for all interested.

About the Daintree River Ferry

Daintree River Ferry

The cable ferry crosses across the famous Daintree River, providing guests with an easy and safe way across the murky waters into the northern section of the Daintree National Park. This section of the forest gives guests access to some of the best spots around, with the Cape Tribulation and Cape York being the most popular attractions hidden within. It is the only cable ferry operating within the tropical region and is located around 50 kilometres north of Port Douglas. Making it easy to get to the starting point for those staying at both Cairns and Port Douglas.

When can you hop on

Taking only five minutes to cross the river, the boat operates multiple times a day. Available at the ferry between 5 am to Midnight seven days a week, you don’t have to wait long lining up before heading across the murky waters of the Daintree River. You can also take your car with you, with a maximum of 24 vehicles at once, so you can enjoy a road trip throughout the rainforest without having to worry about trekking for long hours at a time!

Take a Tour Instead

If you aren’t one for organising times and ferry tickets, why not book a tour instead? Simply pre-purchase a day or weekend tour for you and your travelling group and sit back and relax as the company organises your pick up from the hotel, your ferry tickets, and all the activities available for your Daintree Rainforest adventure! Cutting out all the frustration and stress and simply giving you a memorable and exciting holiday in this ancient world!

Related article: How can you see Cape tribulation during the pandemic?

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.