The Daintree Ferry service will cease at 12.01am on Monday 6 March 2023 and resume again at 5am on Saturday 11 March 2023.
The ferry is scheduled to be taken out of the water for Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s (AMSA) mandatory out of water inspection. AMSA inspections for this vessel are required every five years and the last one was done in March 2018.
Douglas Shire Council is also taking the opportunity to do further maintenance work.
There will not be a public vehicle ferry service for the closure period.
A 50-person passenger vessel will operate from the public pontoon near the crocodile cruise terminal at the ferry crossing on the southern bank of the Daintree River. The vessel will pick up and drop passengers on the northern side near the usual vehicle loading ramp.The service will operate continuously across the river from 6am to 6pm these hours.
Free car parking is available on both sides of the river.
On the southern side, people may park their cars at the crocodile cruise terminal near the vehicle ferry crossing. On the northern side, parking will be available near the amenities block and along Cape Tribulation Road. Council will provide 24/7 security and daylight traffic management on the northern side.
Emergency services have made appropriate plans which includes officers deployed to the area north of the Daintree River for the closure period. In the case of an emergency, please call Triple Zero (000).
Please contact your service provider.
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