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Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD Tour from Cairns provided by Discovery Tours Australia

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Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD Tour from Cairns

Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD Tour from Cairns
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Tour snapshot
Traveling via 4WD gives access to areas of the parks not open to the public
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
13
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Access parts of both Barron Gorge National Park and Kuranda National Park not reachable by traditional tour vehicle on this half-day 4WD vehicle tour from Cairns. Enjoy the scenery, including mountains, savannah, and tropical rain forest, as your guide takes care of the challenging driving along the Great Dividing Range. This small-group tour, limited to 13 people, ensures personalized attention from your guide and an intimate atmosphere.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • See both Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park, all fees included
  • Pickup and drop-off in Cairns makes for easy door-to-door service
  • Small-group tour for an intimate atmosphere and plenty of time for questions
What to expect
Begin the day with convenient pickup from your Cairns hotel. Climb into your 4WD vehicle with a small group of 13 or fewer. Take off to the north towards Barron Gorge National Park, stopping at Surprise Falls on the way to Lamb Range. This 4WD tour gives you access to rugged and less-visited parts of both parks. Continue on to Copperlode Dam, surrounded by UNESCO World Heritage-listed rain forest and mountains, and Lake Morris. With an exclusive access permit, depart the public-use roads and continue through the rain forest, stopping at a boardwalk for an interpretive overview of the rain forest. Next, enter the savannah and stop at Kuranda Village on the way to Upper Barron Gore National Park, including a stop at the famous Barron Valls. Finally, stop at the Henry Ross Lookout overlooking the northern beach suburbs of Cairns and back out towards the Coral Sea. Your tour ends with a return to your Cairns accommodation.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See both Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park, all fees included
  • Pickup and drop-off in Cairns makes for easy door-to-door service
  • Small-group tour for an intimate atmosphere and plenty of time for questions
What to expect
Begin the day with convenient pickup from your Cairns hotel. Climb into your 4WD vehicle with a small group of 13 or fewer. Take off to the north towards Barron Gorge National Park, stopping at Surprise Falls on the way to Lamb Range. This 4WD tour gives you access to rugged and less-visited parts of both parks. Continue on to Copperlode Dam, surrounded by UNESCO World Heritage-listed rain forest and mountains, and Lake Morris. With an exclusive access permit, depart the public-use roads and continue through the rain forest, stopping at a boardwalk for an interpretive overview of the rain forest. Next, enter the savannah and stop at Kuranda Village on the way to Upper Barron Gore National Park, including a stop at the famous Barron Valls. Finally, stop at the Henry Ross Lookout overlooking the northern beach suburbs of Cairns and back out towards the Coral Sea. Your tour ends with a return to your Cairns accommodation.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Certified Licensed Driver / Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by 4WD vehicle
  • Tropical Fruit Tasting
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Davies Creek National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Mareeba
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • The tour does not operate from Port Douglas, unless you can make your own way to Cairns.
  • Morning Tour only operates from Cairns City Hotels
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can also Pick Up from AirBnB locations, just let us know the address when booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
  • The tour does not operate from Port Douglas, unless you can make your own way to Cairns.
  • Please bring water/water bottle
  • Wet weather gear (Nov-June)
  • Minimum numbers of 2 apply. 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 offered an alternative or full refund
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Northern Beaches pick ups for the Afternoon Tour Only
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Certified Licensed Driver / Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by 4WD vehicle
  • Tropical Fruit Tasting
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Davies Creek National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Mareeba
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • The tour does not operate from Port Douglas, unless you can make your own way to Cairns.
  • Morning Tour only operates from Cairns City Hotels
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can also Pick Up from AirBnB locations, just let us know the address when booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
  • The tour does not operate from Port Douglas, unless you can make your own way to Cairns.
  • Please bring water/water bottle
  • Wet weather gear (Nov-June)
  • Minimum numbers of 2 apply. 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 offered an alternative or full refund
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Northern Beaches pick ups for the Afternoon Tour Only
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Barron Gorge National Park
  • 1
    Barron Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Kuranda National Park
  • 2
    Davies Creek National Park
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Termite Fruit Veg & Take Away
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Julz
Brisbane, Australia121 contributions
I took this trip as a last minute booking. I had wanted to visit other places but due to Covid-19 tours are not operating daily and my stay was unable to be extended to be able to take any other tours.
Darryl was our guide and he was very informative and personable. Barron Falls was pretty barren as it is not wet season.
The Clohesy river fig tree was quite cool to see. I enjoyed the off road part of the trip. Going across creeks in a 4WD was pretty cool. I appreciated that Darryl stopped to let me take pictures in Palm Cove as we dropped off passengers. Overall this trip is probably better taken in the wet season to get the most out of the waterfalls.
Written October 19, 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am happy to hear that Darryl took such good care of you and your group. I will pass on your feedback to him. Our unique half day tour offers a great way to see the diversity of environments of Far North Queensland with less travel time and our small groups make it a more personalized tour. Thank you for traveling with us.
Written October 21, 2020
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Thomas
Melbourne, Australia27 contributions
It was great to see the Gorge and National Park only accessible by 4WD. The tour guide / driver was very knowledgeable and keen to interact, a great character.

With a short stop for some of the group to swim it made the tour a bit rushed, in retrospect I would have chosen a full day tour (if available)
Written February 17, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day and waterfalls. Our small group tours mean that we can accommodate the needs of our customers on board on the day. Thank you for traveling with us.
Written August 22, 2021
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Daniel S
3 contributions
Couples
We had the half day tour in the afternoon with our Guide Steve. We enjoyed the option to start at 1 pm, so we were able to start the day very relaxed. Luckily we were the only guests at this tour and so it was very personal. The tour was also very flexible: As we already saw the Barron falls from the skyrail, Steve took us to some other secret places in the rainforest and gave us lots of interesting information. What's really special about this tour, is that you're far away from all the full touristic places that are around Cairns. So if you want to see and learn about the true nature of this region, this tour is the right thing to do.
We also had the chance to take a little swim in a rock pool above a waterfall.
Steve was a perfect guide, very informative, interested and entertaining - so the 5 hours (in fact it was 5,5) were over much too fast.
Thanks for having us and we can highly recommend to do this tour!
Written January 6, 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am happy to hear that Steve took such good care of you and got you to some secret spots. Our unique half day tour offers a great way to see Rainforest and Waterfalls with less travel time and our small groups make it a more personalized tour. Thank you for traveling with us.
Written January 16, 2020
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Mr Mark O
18 contributions
The guide was an expert on the ecology of the rainforest and the dry bush and the difference between the different areas. Obviously with the bushfires in New South Wales and Victoria there was an emphasis on environmental management which was interesting. Whilst the guide was very smart I didn't book the tour thinking that I would be given an education. I was hoping for something a bit more entertaining so if that is what you are looking for this is not the tour for you. The limited activity is a problem as the advertising suggests that you will go swimming and walk around the rain forest (we did this for around 5 minutes). We were not offered the opportunity to swim which was disappointing as it was one of the main reasons we booked this tour.
Written January 14, 2020
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Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you were able to appreciate the benefits of taking a guided tour with our Naturalist guides. We have structured our unique half day tour to highlight the diversity of environments of Far North Queensland with less travel time. Opportunities to walk in the forest are given at Barron Falls, Clohesy River and Davies Creek on this tour. Our small groups make it a more personalized experience and swimming is subject to site conditions on the day and client requests are met where possible on all our tours. Thank you for traveling with us.
Written January 16, 2020
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David Coleman
Daventry, UK21 contributions
Couples
Guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the environment sometimes this tipped from education to hectoring but understandable given some of the things he told us. The tour was done after a long shortage of rain and that meant the rainforest and waterfalls were dryer than normal but that is nature. We were even prevented completing one section due to a collapsed tree. If you want a small group tour with a guide that really knows nature this is the tour for you. Glad we did it
Written December 29, 2019
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Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you were able to appreciate the benefits of taking a guided tour with our accredited Naturalist guides. We have structured our unique half day tour to highlight the diversity of environments of Far North Queensland with less travel time. Our small groups ensure a more personalized experience. Thank you for traveling with us.
Written January 16, 2020
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andywL1444SX
25 contributions
Family
Our guide Mick picked us on his Land Rover up on the dot for a 4-hour 4W Drive tour in the afternoon. Very knowledgable, friendly and even engaged well with my teenage daughter (who's extremely quiet) and 9 yo son who is very chatty but Mick answered all his questions patiently. We've taken a picturesque view of Barron Falls before going off-road. We explored huge termite mounds with lots of insightful commentary by Mick. We drove over streams, visited the famous Clohesy River Fig Tree then stopped by a creek to just get our feet wet. Then we headed to Termite Fruit Vegies to sample an amazing array of local fruits. We bought honey, custard apple (super tasty) and freshly roasted Macadamia (you must try). This 4-hour tour makes me want to return this little paradise.
Written July 6, 2019
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Hi Andy, I am glad you had a fantastic time with Mick and enjoyed the local produce tasting at the Termite. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Regards, Louise
Written November 14, 2019
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RozfromOz
Queensland, Australia325 contributions
A great memorable day full of adventure & information.
Steve our driver was a wealth of knowledge. We drove along dirt tracks through flowing rivers & creeks, stopping along the way to see various trees, ferns & the giant Clohsey strangler fig.
Steve told lots of stories, explained simply & answered everyone’s questions.
We followed the beautiful Davies Creek, then had a short walk to view the falls from the best viewing point, a real treat.
After this we stopped at the most beautiful, tranquil camping spot by the river for afternoon tea.
Thanks Steve for a great tour, lots of laughs & nice safe driving.
Written May 29, 2019
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Hi, We are glad you had a fantastic time with Steve and enjoyed seeing our local flora and fauna. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Regards, Louise
Written November 14, 2019
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Smriti K
New Delhi, India29 contributions
We did this tour with Steve and 4 other people. Steve showed us the rainforest spread across Cairns and it’s various unique characteristics. He showed us places in the forest away from the tourist crowd. It was a half day tour but worth spending the time. We really enjoyed the flora and fauna of Cairns wet tropics. Steve also arranged a small coffee break right in the middle of the forest at a very surreal location. We also went for Platypus spotting in the nearby creek, unfortunately couldn’t spot the platypus but the location was serene. Overall I would highly recommend this tour. Thank you Steve for the great tour.
Written January 5, 2019
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Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. This really is the best time of year to see nature at it's best in the tropics. The waterfalls are flowing and the wildlife is abundant with the rain. I am glad that you enjoyed your tour with us and you have left Cairns with some fond memories. Thank you for traveling with us. Regards. Jenny
Written January 8, 2019
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Kerry
1 contribution
Couples
we loved It - It was great driving through the creeks. Our guide Steve was Friendly and informative.
Written July 14, 2019
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Hi Matho, I am pleased to hear you had a good time on tour with us. Thank you for your kind words about our guide Steve I am pleased to hear that he looked after you. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Regards, Louise
Written November 14, 2019
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frances40Honolulu
Honolulu25 contributions
Solo
My driver was Carsten on November 11, 2018. He is an asset to your company. He is so pleasant and has so much knowledge of the environment. He also impressed me as he is concerned about the environment and its future. It just takes one person at a time! There was one other person on the Sunday morning tour. We both learned a lot and had a great morning. I highly recommend this tour for people who don't want to spend a whole day touring. Just the right amount of time leaving your afternoon free. I was actually traveling with a large tour group and enjoyed getting away on the smaller vehicle tour versus another tour bus!
Written November 16, 2018
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Hi Frances, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am glad to hear that Carsten looked after you and was able to share his knowledge with you. The peace and serenity that this part of our region offers along with the spectacular waterfalls and untouched rainforest certainly makes it an experience not to be missed. I am glad you enjoyed your morning with us. Regards, Jenny
Written November 27, 2018
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