Devil’s Thumb Hike – Manjal Jimalji - 1 Day

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Located north of Mossman Gorge; this demanding 10-km-return Manjal Jimalji Hike is steep in the Daintree National Park, listed as a World Heritage Site, but offers visitors a truly unique experience.

Move through a range of terrain as you make your way up the road, ranging from lowland rainforest to a coral fern-pointed clearing 1000 m high. Scramble over rocks to reach the Devils Thumb lookout; a large boulder that overhangs the rainforest below.
Experience breathtaking views across the Atlantic Coast Range, the east coasts and the Coral Sea. The views to find and rich birdlife make the hard work worthwhile.

It is a demanding 8-10 hour hike and is only appropriate for fit and active people. This tour will only run from May 1st-October 31st, due to the conditions in the regions. This tour is very weather based and if cancelled due to adverse weather conditions a complete refund will be given.

Bushwalk Requirements

The Manjal Jimalji trail is 10.6km (6.5 mi) return, and takes approx. 8-10 hours to complete. This is only suitable for fit and active individuals.

  • Due to the regions weather, this tour will only operate between May – October. Dates outside of this will only be considered if the weather is suitable.
  • This tour is weather dependant, a full refund will be offered if cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
  • Not recommended if pregnant
  • No knee, ankle, hip issues/injuries
  • High level of fitness required and good mobility
  • Must be able to walk/climb over uneven terrain
  • Closed toed shoes are required; preferably hiking shoes.
  • Minimum age to participate is 11 years old.

Medical Conditions

For safety reasons, some medical conditions, disabilities or impairments may exclude participants from our hiking tours.

If our guides deem it unsafe for you to participate, we will provide you with a full refund.

Prior to your tour, you will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and sign our liability waiver.

All persons under 18 years must have the Medical Declaration & Waiver Release signed by a parent or guardian.

Your guide will provide a hard copy on the day, but you can view the form below:


More Tours by Back Country Bliss Adventures

  • This challenging trail provides an opportunity to explore the upland and lowland rainforests of the Daintree National Park.
  • Explore a world rarely seen by humans. Covered in mosses, lichen and facinating fungi; The cloud forests of the Wet Tropics are a wonderland!
  • Surround yourself in an ancient landscape filled with an exotic array of wildlife and plants found nowhere else in the world!
  • Along the trail the dense rainforest opens up to a giant feild of coral ferns. With no trees around, the views are unbeatable!
  • To reach the top of Devil’s Thumb, you’ll need to navigate through a diverse terrain of rainforest boulders and tree roots.
  • With unrivalled views of the Daintree Rainforest to the north, and the Coral Sea to the east, the hard work really really pays off.


  • Transfers from Palm Cove/Port Douglas/ Mossman
  • Passionate local guide
  • Fully guided interpretive bush walk
  • Hiking Poles
  • Gourmet picinic lunch
  • All safety equioment
  • Comfortable backpack with water bladder*
  • Small groups – maximum 8
  • Snacks
  • Insect repellent
  • *Please advise if you have your own backpack


  • Travel Insurance
  • This tour operates May – October
  • Minimum of 2 x guests to guarantee departure

What to bring with you

  • Shoes with good grip suitable for walking longer distances on uneven terrain (may get wet)
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Long sleeved sun-shirt
  • Any personal medication
  • Spare change of clothes

Child Policy

  • Minimum age is 11 years
  • Child age is 11-14 inclusive
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult

Our family rate is based on 2 adults & 2 children up to 18 years

  • No refunds given for cancellations within 48 hours of tour departure.
  • For cancellations 48-72 hours prior to departure, a 50% charge will be applied.
  • Cancellations more than 72 hours (3 Days) prior to departure, will not be charged and refunded in full.
  • Date changes are free of charge, but must be received by email or phone, 48 hours prior to tour departure.
  • All changes are subject to availability and made at the discretion of the operator.
  • Tours operate in the wind and rain and will only be cancelled in extreme conditions such as cyclones or severe storms; If the operator cancels, a full refund applies.
  • All refunds are processed within 5 business days

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Frequently Asked Questions

How difficult is the walk?

This is a challenging 8-10 hour hike, only suitable for fit and active individuals. We gain 750m in elevation over the first 3km.

Once we reach the 3.5km mark, the trail does ease off as we are on top of the range.

What if I can't make it all the way?

After the first 3.5km of uphill walking, the rainforest opens up to a large clearing.

This area will be used as a turn around point if guests are not up to the challenge of reaching Devil’s Thumb, or, your guide feels there won’t be enough time left in the day.

The Coral fern patch provides incredible views, very similar to those on top of Devil’s Thumb. We can spend more time exploring this area, before heading back down to the vehicle.

Can I swim during the walk?

Although we cross a small creek at the start, there are no swimming holes located along the rest of the trail.

Do we still run the tour if it is raining?

While the rainforest loves the rain, we may need to cancel if any storms are predicted.

We will keep you updated on any changes as we approach your tour date.

If we cancel the tour, a full refund will be provided.

Do I need to call to confirm my booking?

While not necessary, we appreciate if you call or email 24 hours before travel to confirm accommodation details and pick up time.

Do I need my voucher?

If you’ve booked the tour directly with Back Country Bliss, there is no need to bring any vouchers or confirmation emails. If the tour has been booked through a travel desk/Travel agent, please bring your voucher along with you to give to the guide.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Minimum age of participation is 11 years old
As this tour is weather dependent, it may be cancelled in conditions of heavy rainfall or extreme weather. If this occurs, bookings can be placed on another date or full refunds will be provided.
If a participant is found to have insufficient level of mobility and/or fitness, participant will have to cease the tour and forfeit 100% of total price paid.
If you are not waiting at your pick-up point at the date and time specified in your booking, then you will forfeit 100% of the total price paid. At the discretion of Back Country Bliss Adventures, you may be able to reschedule for another day with an added rescheduling fee.
Prices listed on the website supersede all previously advertised prices. Prices valid until 31/3/2020

Trip Facts

  • Back Country Bliss Adventures
  • Transfers from Palm Cove/Port Douglas/ Mossman
  • Pick up destinations could be chosen after clicking on "Book Now" button
  • Palm Cove 6.00am / Port Douglas 6.30am / Mossman 6.45pm
  • 10-12 h
  • Returns to original departure point