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Kuranda River Boat

Barron River, Kuranda, Queensland, Australia
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Ranked #2 of 5 activities in Kuranda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Steve, the tour operator, had lots of stories and kept our two grandchildren busy. We saw Rainbow bee eaters, Snake necked Darter, swallows, Black Duck, Tortoises, fish and a Johnson River Crocodile! Brilliant photos with my Nikon and all three generations LOVED it. Thanks Steve. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It is a 45 minutes boat journey in Barron river. The guide was nice and gave information about Kuranda and the region. Although it was a rainy day, We were lucky to see a crocodile.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

$18 for the 45 min boat ride. The guide was a local and gave insight to the rainforest and vegetation. He was relaxed and light hearted. Saw some turtles, fish and ducks along the way. We saw 3 freshwater crocodiles sun baking on the banks. Definitely would recommend for the cheap price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Thanks DJ for an informative and pleasant experience. It was great to see the turtles, fish and a very small crocodile. Oh, I nearly forgot the resident house birds. The price was very reasonable for the amount of time and information that we were given. I highly recommend this experience.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

DJ the captain/guide was really welcoming, made you feel really relaxed and charges only $15 for this trip which IMO is much better value than any of the heritage train or skyrail tourist packages. DJ knows so much about the surrounding wildlife, and was full of interesting facts. We saw three crocodiles and he stops to feed some fish and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

2 adults a teenager and a younger child all enjoyed massively!! Beautiful tour great captain and tour guide!! Relaxing but informative and at $15 for adults "cheap as chips" would highly recommend to all!!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We drove all the way from Cairns to Kuranda mainly to enjoy the riverboat, only to find that it was currently closed for maintenance. Would have been good to read about this on the website before we bothered to hire a car and make the drive.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

The boat ride was very enjoyable and informative! So too was the guide/ captain!! Like his humor! Anyway, learnt a lot about the rain forest, the river and managed to spot a crocodile. If you're at the train station, don't give this a miss!!

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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The day we visited Kuranda, the Skyrail cableway broke, so at the end of the day we were sent back to Cairns by bus and did not get to enjoy what we had been looking forward to most of all - the magnificent view of the rainforest from above. A real letdown. In this respect Kuranda River Boat saved our... More

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