Douglas Shire Council would like to advise motorists travelling on the Daintree Ferry to take care and be mindful of surveyors who will be in the area from Wednesday 7 April 2021 for about two weeks.

Surveyors are collecting data for the ferry landside infrastructure project. The survey work will have no impact wait times or the operation of the priority lane.

The staff will be working on the road from before the turn-off to the boat ramp in the south, to Forest Creek Rd in the north. They will also be working at times on the ferry ramps and in ferry waiting lanes.

If you have any questions, please contact our friendly staff on 4099 9444 or email

See more Daintree Ferry updates below:

Local Ferry Cards now available

Douglas Shire Council will be issuing 2021-2023 Daintree Ferry Concessional Cards and visitor tickets from Thursday 1 April 2021.

EFTPOS payment preferred

Travellers on the Daintree Ferry are encouraged to use EFTPOS payment methods due to the increased presence of COVID-19 precautions in Queensland.

Priority Lane Open For Easter

The Daintree Ferry priority lane will re-open from Friday 2 April  to make it easier for Douglas locals to cross the river during the upcoming Easter holidays.

Douglas Shire Council and the ferry contractors will keep the priority lane open until Sunday 18 April to cater for the possibility of increased traffic.

The priority lane is for locals with a concession card and operates between 9am & 4:30pm.

For more information about the Daintree Ferry, please visit here.

Dredging works in April

A second round of dredging works to the Daintree River Ferry channel will be completed from Monday 19 April to Sunday 25 April.

Minor delays may be experienced for those travelling across the Daintree River between 9pm to 12am each night.

There is no anticipated disruption of ferry services and normal hours of operation will continue.

Council would like to thank the public for understanding.

4am start on Anzac Day

The Daintree Ferry will be open at 4am on Anzac Day (25 April 2021) to accommodate ferry users wishing to attend dawn services.