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Address: Barron River | P.O.box 38, Kuranda, Queensland 4881, Australia
Phone Number: 0412 159 212
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Sun - Sat 10:45 am - 3:15 pm
Description: Tours depart from our riverside landing below the Kuranda Railway Station...
Tours depart from our riverside landing below the Kuranda Railway Station & Skyrail Over the Railway foot bridge and down the stairs. PLEASE PAY CASH ON THE BOAT No credit card facilities available. 45 min Rainforest Rivercruise Departs 10.45am, 11.45am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm 2.30pm daily All tours are subject to seasonal river conditions or group bookings.
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Lovely ride n the stories with captain Steve made it more interesting

Lovely ride down to Barron river got to see a croc n turtles n fishes... What made the experience a lot more interesting was the Capt...Steve was brilliant with his stories n... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Lovely ride down to Barron river got to see a croc n turtles n fishes... What made the experience a lot more interesting was the Capt...Steve was brilliant with his stories n tales and we had lovely time with him... Great work Steve we really enjoyed the tour

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We took the last boat cruise of the day and it was worth the walk to the boat launch. The guide was exceptional. He had so many stories about the history of the area, the animals, the forest and the people. I highly recommend this cruise that last about 45 minutes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A bit annoyed by the commercial aspect of the village, we decided to go for this 45min-cruise. This was the best idea we had: the guide is very friendly and gives very informative comments on the way. We saw three crocodiles, a few turtles, some hungry fishes (the guide gives some bread so that we can feed them, this is... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This was by far the best river cruise that we went on during our trip in Cairns. We went on the 6/12/2014. DJ, the boat captain, was so knowledgeable and clearly loves his job. He had lots of interesting factoids about the river and surrounding forest and had us in stitches with some of his jokes. Absolutely zero regrets about... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I've been to Kuranda several times and always found it very toursity and ever so slightly naff with all the souvenir shops and markets. However, this trip along the river allows you to see a whole other side to it. It's only a short trip (about 45 minutes) and its very reasonably priced so definitely worth doing if you prefer... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Took the boat tour during a day trip up to Kuranda. Very knowledgeable and informative Captain guide. He was funny without being creepy with the innuendo jokes. If you take a lot of tours some guides can make kind of sexual jokes that are a bit uncomfortable for a cheap laugh. Well don't worry he is family friendly! You get... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Us usually reserved Brits were "wowed" by the experience! Captain DJ gave us a wonderful insight into the river, its inhabitants and the rainforest. Good value and definitely worth it. We came away feeling relaxed and better informed thanks to our skipper whose dont argue humour we also enjoyed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The cruise takes approximately 45 minutes and is a good way to see the Barron River and hear about the local history. Our guide was very knowledgable and told us various interesting facts about the river, rain forrest and local area. We got to see some fresh water crocodiles, feed the fish and turtles and enjoyed the peaceful cruise along... More 

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Trophy Club, Texas
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We did this tour as a last-minute excursion, but we really enjoyed it. We found ourselves with time to kill in Kuranda (already saw the koalas and birds), so we decided to take a relaxing cruise down the river. The captain DJ has a very dry sense of humor, but has a low of knowledge to share about the river... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We decided to check out the river and take a chance on seeing crocs and turtles, and we were not disappointed. We saw a croc sun-baking, multiple turtles of various sizes and tons of fish. The views from the boat of the flora and fauna were beautiful and the captains knowledge of the area is amazing. We haven't had a... More 

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