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Daintree drifting in the hidden wonders of Tropical North Queensland

Experience unique moments drifting on a Daintree Adventure with Back Country Bliss Adventures through Tropical North Queensland

Back Country Bliss River Drift Snorkelling. Image TTNQ
Back Country Bliss River Drift Snorkelling. Image: TTNQ

Drifting through Queensland’s Daintree Rainforest

During a drift snorkelling tour through Queensland’s Daintree Rainforest, children sit on a river sled admiring their surroundings. Operated by Back Country Bliss Adventures, the experience offers children a calm and easy introduction to snorkelling before heading out on a boat to explore the Great Barrier Reef. For most of the year, the Mossman River runs at a slow and steady pace, meaning you’ll float gently down the river current, taking in the underwater sights. Watch fish dart in and around the river stones and keep your eyes out for the occasional turtle. You may also spot water dragons, colourful birds, electric blue butterflies and – if you’re really lucky – the elusive platypus. During parts of the tour, you will float along the river, and at any time while snorkelling you can take a break and float on your river sled. The tour takes around 3.5 hours return from Port Douglas, including transfers, with up to two hours spent in the river. When the river level is low, the experience is generally suitable for anyone aged three and over. The Daintree Rainforest is a part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, which is recognised around the world as the oldest tropical rainforest on Earth. River guides will explain the 130-million-year evolution of the rainforest and point out ancient plant species along the way.


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