Cairns 4WD Waterfall and Rainforest Tour Including Kuranda Scenic Railway or Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

On this 10-hour tour from Cairns, spend the morning exploring the lush scenery of the surrounding rainforest in a 4-wheel-drive vehicle that takes you into Barron Gorge National Park and Kuranda National Park, part of the Wet Tropics of Queensland UNESCO World Heritage site. With an exclusive-access pass, you'll visit areas not open to the public. After this off-road adventure, you'll be dropped in Kuranda for free time to enjoy the village before returning to Cairns on Kuranda Scenic Railway—your choice (select when booking). Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided in Cairns only.

per adult from

$198

AUD

Duration

10 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • National Park fees
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by 4WD vehicle
    • Driver/guide for 4WD tour
    • One-way ride on either the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway or Kuranda Scenic Railway (select when booking)
    • Entry/Admission - Kuranda Scenic Railway
    • Entry/Admission - Barron Gorge National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Discovery Tours Australia
    • Entry/Admission - Davies Creek National Park
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off from the Northern Beaches or Port Douglas; tour does not operate from these areas
    • Upgrades on cableway or railway ride
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Kuranda Scenic Railway, Coondoo Street, Kuranda, Queensland 4870 Australia

    Later in the afternoon, return to Cairns by either the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which glides over the World Heritage–listed rainforest and provides aerial views, or on the historical Kuranda Scenic Railway, where you can learn about the history of this feat of engineering. Once you have completed your choice of journey, you will be transferred by coach back to your accommodation in Cairns.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Barron Gorge National Park, Wrights Lookout Rd, Queensland Australia

    Experience the Spectacular views from the viewing platform over the Barron Falls and Surrounding Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Discovery Tours Australia, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia

    After pickup from your Cairns hotel by your guide, your tour begins by heading north to Barron Gorge National Park. Stop at Surprise Falls, a 797-foot-high (243-meter) waterfall set in the lower Barron Gorge.

    Continue climbing the Lamb Range to the west of Cairns, and enjoy views over the city and out toward Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Then head to Lake Morris and Copperlode Dam; this is Cairns’ water supply, surrounded by World Heritage rainforest–clad mountains. You'll have time to stretch your legs and snap photos from the lookout before crossing the dam wall.

    With your exclusive-access permit, head into areas not typically open to the public, away from the crowds. In your 4WD vehicle, wind through some of the most amazing rainforest landscapes in the region and over the Great Dividing Range, one of the longest mountain ranges in the world. Continue through the rainforest, crossing several creek systems and stopping at a boardwalk for an interpretive overview of the rainforest from your guide, including an introduction to the Clohesy River fig tree.

    Next, leave the lushness of the Wet Tropics and enter the beginning of Australia’s savannah country, marveling at the rapid change in the forest types and scenery. Back on paved roads, make your way to Kuranda, where your guide drops you off just before midday for free time to explore this 'Village in the Rainforest.' You have about three hours to check out its attractions and markets on your own, and have lunch at one of the cafes or restaurants (own expense).

    Later in the afternoon, return to Cairns by either the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, which glides over the World Heritage–listed rainforest and provides aerial views, or on the historical Kuranda Scenic Railway, where you can learn about the history of this feat of engineering. Once you have completed your choice of journey, you will be transferred by coach back to your accommodation in Cairns.

    Duration: 10 hours

    Stop At: Davies Creek National Park, Davies Creek Rd, Mareeba, Queensland 4880 Australia

    Leave the lushness of the Rainforest and enter the beginning of Australia’s savannah country, marveling at the rapid change in the forest types and scenery. Explore the granite gorge area with opportunity for a swim (depending conditions on the day).

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Clohesy River, Koah QLD 4881, Australia

    With your exclusive-access permit, head into areas not typically open to the public, away from the crowds. In your 4WD vehicle, wind through some of the most amazing rainforest landscapes in the region and over the Great Dividing Range, one of the longest mountain ranges in the world. Continue through the rainforest, crossing several creek systems and stopping at a boardwalk for an interpretive overview of the rainforest from your guide, including an introduction to the Clohesy River fig tree.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kuranda Heritage Markets, Rob Verviers Dr, Kuranda, Queensland 4881 Australia

    Back on paved roads, make your way to Kuranda, where your guide drops you off just before midday for free time to explore this 'Village in the Rainforest.' You have about two to three hours to check out its attractions and markets on your own, and have lunch at one of the cafes or restaurants (own expense).

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Centrally located Cairns accommodationsDates: Every Day except Christmas DayReturn point: Returns to original departure point
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for children 4 years and under
    • Please bring your own water
    • Bring or wear clothing/gear for wet weather (November to June)
    • Minimum of 2 participants applies for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements; in the event of this occurring, you will be notified
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Discovery Tours Australia

Activity ID: V-10986P12

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