D’ARCY OF DAINTREE 4WD TOURS
Personalised 4WD tours for private groups along the Bloomfield Track – the Daintree & beyond.
It’s one of the Great Australian Drives – the 4WD Bloomfield Track from Cape Tribulation to Wujal Wujal Falls, along the Bloomfield River and then up to Cooktown. A combination of Indigenous culture, ecology, history, secret places, local stories and, of course, wildlife with a local owner operator. And they are brilliant tours: mountain views, sparkling creeks, safe swimming spots, rampant vegetation, rainforest and reef, quiet beaches. It’s an unforgettable experience.
D’Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours is just Mike D’Arcy, a Wet Tropics accredited tour guide, nature writer and podcaster. He can help you make the most of your visit to this wilderness paradise – a region so special that it encompasses two World Heritage areas.
This is literally where the rainforest meets the reef, and it’s only here, north of the Daintree River.
Unlike group tours that follow a strict schedule, Mike’s private tours aim to provide a highly personalised guided tour and sightseeing experience to ensure your exploration of the Daintree is unique and memorable.
Short tours, full day tours or extended full day tours are available for families or private groups – no shared tours. Pick-ups are only from Cow Bay/Diwan to Cape Tribulation. Most visitors stay overnight giving all there is to explore and the many accommodation options available in the area — but some people choose to drive up this way to join the tour (90min from Port Douglas, 2hr from Palm Cove). Read more about getting here.
This is a unique opportunity for a comfortable & highly interactive 4WD adventure – without the stress of having to drive your own 4X4 vehicle. And of course, you’ll see a lot more through Mike’s passionate Daintree eyes.
WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY ABOUT OUR TOURS
Just one of the best tours I’ve ever had – with Mike to Wujal Wujal Falls. Met Aunty Kath who took us to the falls – wonderful experience to hear from local indigenous people.
Mike is a walking, talking encyclopaedia of information on the region. Great story teller, warm, friendly, insightful, caters to your interests and just has that skill of being able to bring a group together. We laughed and learnt and enjoyed it from start to finish. Can’t recommend Mike’s tours enough.
Mike is the ultimate host. Comfortable and informative half day tour to Wujal Wujal. The falls and the small township were wonderful to see and to have Francis Walker as a local indigenous guide was a delight.
Worth every cent and thoroughly recommended.
Martin, Colleen and Bridie
Thanks Mike for a fabulous day up and down the Bloomfield Track. Your knowledge of history, the area, flora and fauna and the magical sites along the way set up a brilliant day. Anyone wanting to discover what this world Heritage area means and why its valued so much, seriously go with Mike.
Mez & Nic
One of the highlights of what was an amazing trip to an amazing part of the world. Mike was so knowledgeable and experienced in history, conservation, flora & fauna – and even politics! Thanks Mike for a wonderful experience – a definite must-do experience!!
Mike D’Arcy’s 4WD trip to Wajul Wajul Falls was memorable. The drive up and back was very comfortable, despite the rough track. Mike’s commentary was incredibly interesting and engaging, and he was able to relate to us all in our own way, from middle aged to the young child aboard
Jane and Liz
OMG……What an amazing and adventurous trip. We feel so privileged to have met Mike D’Arcy and been able to share in his incredible wealth of knowledge and experience of the Daintree! His passion and generosity for the environment show no boundaries…….this is an absolute must experience for anyone keen to explore this area and the Wujal Falls….!!!
Carrie & Pete
We had an excellent tour with Mike who was very knowledgeable and fun to be with. We found out so much information regarding the area from Rainforests to all the creatures and history of the region and were fortunate enough to see 6 Crocodile’s including a 5 metre monster sunning on the bank (at a safe distance of course!).
This is a must do tour and you wont be disappointed, the fantastic scenic views are just another reason that made this a fun adventure.
Great tour!! We had a smile on our face the entire day, Mike was so knowledgeable and accommodating for everyone.
There was no question he didn’t have the answer to, was such a pleasant voice to listen to. He took us to so many places off the beaten track that you would never think to stop. Even spotted some Croc’s…Wujal, Wujal falls, the James Cook Museum and fish and chips in Cooktown. Everything was a highlight.
Would highly recommend this tour, the landcruiser was very comfy too. 5 Stars!
Mike D’Arcy is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate – what a wealth of knowledge of the flora, fauna, geography and history. A highly interesting adventure tour – my 11 year old loved every minute of it! Seeing Wujal Wujal is fantastic too. We saw 4 crocs! & lots more – a beautiful blue Daintree butterfly up close too.
Mike D’Arcy is a walking encyclopaedia on the Daintree. We did the morning tour of the Bloomfield track and a highlight for us was spending time in Wujul Wujul and speaking with an aboriginal lady Frances Walker and learning so much about their culture. The waterfall was stunning and we were lucky enough to see some crocodiles and of course the magnificent rainforest. This tour was definitely a highlight of our Cape Tribulation visit, if you can only do one tour THIS IS IT. Again thanks Mike we had an amazing time