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Kuranda River Boat

Barron River, Kuranda, Queensland, Australia
+61 412 159 212
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Ranked #2 of 5 Activities in Kuranda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: Tours depart from our riverside landing below the Kuranda Railway Station & Skyrail Over the Railway foot bridge and down the stairs. PLEASE PAY... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dookie
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a very pleasant trip down the Barron River on this cruise. The weather was perfect. Calm and sunny. We chose the first cruise of the day at 10.30am with only one other couple on board. Consequently we were treated to a personalised tour and were able to move freely about the boat to take full advantage of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Fantastic cruise, great guide that shared lots of knowledge about the rainforest and the flaura and fauna around the river. It was authentic and the absolute best of the attractions in Kuranda. We are so happy we stumbled upon the cruise and we strongly recommend it to anyone visiting. All ages will enjoy this cruise!

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We read some good reviews about the river boat in trip advisor and we decided to go for it. We took one of the scenic walks from the centre to the riverside DJ was an excellent tour guide and captain of the boat... He was entertaining, informative and helped us spot turtles and crocodiles in the way to the dam... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Deejay was v entertaining and very passionate about the beautiful rainforest and nature - a little bit victor meldrew meets david Bellamy :) great commentary - we saw some amazing wildlife - crocs, turtles, swallows a plenty. Very professional and highly recommended. Thanks Deejay :)

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We decided to take the river boat as it was considerably cheaper than the train ride. I am so glad we did. Our Captain was brilliant, very knowledgeable of the rainforest and river and he was funny too. We saw numerous turtles and two crocodiles. A great way to learn more about local nature and Kuranda area. Very enjoyable.

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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Not only did we enjoy a fascinating description of the rainforest, the river and the differences between the townships of Kuranda and Cairns we also got to see a fair amount of wildlife (despite the rain). Skipper Mike skilfully kept our young children entertained & it made for a fun trip. You can read more on my Blog AdventureMumma.com "6... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

DJ was an informative, pleasant and knowledgable guide. Time passed so quickly. Viewed turtles, crocodiles, wonderful plant life and stunning birds. Great value. A genuine delight.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Whilst waiting for our cable car ride we saw a sign for this attraction and decided to give it a go. A wonderful meander round the river. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining. The children were thrilled with the sightings of crocodiles and turtles. Amazing how quickly the time went. Very good value for money.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A nice escape to nature once you've worn out the hustle and bustle of the markets. Steve was a fantastic guide - pointed out several crocs, turtles, and a lot of the local beautiful bird species while telling us about the interesting climate and environmental conditions of the local area. A Kuranda must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Away from the market stalls and cafes up the village, Captain DJ showed us the natural beauty of Barron river and rainforest. We saw crocodiles sunbathing on the river bank, turtles and fish feeding beside our boat. A relaxing and informative cruise. To find the riverboat, following the sign down to the river from the train station, walking in the... More

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