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

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    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.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    It was a wonderful afternoon with John, our tour guide from Discovery Tour Australia. Chris, I was told the owner of the company, gave me very detailed information during my telephone enquire. John came sharp on time and opened with big warm smile and sincere...More

    Thank FrancisL1980
    Reviewed June 27, 2019

    On my recent visit to Cairns I had a half day to spare from work. I booked this tour at the last minute and it was fabulous. There were 6 of us and we all had a great time. Carsten was excellent and very relaxed...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Paul C
    Reviewed February 17, 2019

    Took the Scenic rail from Cairns to Kuranda. great ride on a 100 year old train with retired carriages. Lots of sites on the way. Another small Zoo. Waterfalls, Rain forest, Rode the Aqua Ducks. (land sea cars) A couple of sky rails and a...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank Robotomanic
    Reviewed February 4, 2019

    We Did the 4WD Waterfall and Rainforest Tour with the Kuranda Skyrail with Warren. Since we were in Cairns for 4 days of Monsoon weather we decided to see the waterfalls. Warren was our guide. He is very knowledgeable about all the plants and animal...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank Lizroony61
    Chris S, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2019

    Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am happy to hear that Warren took such good care of you and your group. I will pass on your feedback to him. Our small groups make it a more personalized...More

    Reviewed November 29, 2018

    the 4WD is in a fully enclosed SUV, takes you over roads that would not otherwise be able to access, the cable car is great -- beautiful views with a couple of stops, we had time to see zoo, butterfly house and aviary too. A...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank lulu1996
    Chris S, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

    Hi Lulu, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your guided 4WD tour of the rainforest with our guide and still had free time to enjoy the wildlife parks in Kuranda before traveling down...More

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