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Down Under Tours - Day Tours

Cairns, Australia
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About Down Under Tours - Day Tours
Down Under Tours is Tropical North Queensland’s leading day tour operator. We are blessed to have two World Heritage listed areas on our doorstep; the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Our comprehensive day tour program encompasses the most popular destinations of Kuranda, Cape Tribulation & Daintree, taking in this amazing World Heritage listed area. Our driver/guides and Hostesses are passionate about our destination, and love to share their knowledge and experience with you. All tours are operated in our superior fleet and are designed to ensure maximum comfort and safety, with features including panoramic side windows to enable exceptional viewing.
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

The Kuranda Scenic Railway is one of the most popular attractions in Queensland’s tropical north, affording incredible views of the Barron Gorge National Park. This flexible tour offers a choice of five different itineraries, so you can tailor your tour to your preferences and include optional extras such as a ride on the Skyrail, a visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park, a tour of the Rainforestation Nature Park, or lunch in the rainforest.
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7 hours
from $122.23

Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

The Kuranda Scenic Railway runs from Cairns to Kuranda, affording spectacular views of Queensland’s Wet Tropics, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this tour, experience Gold Class service as you ride the famous railway, enjoy free time to explore the markets and wildlife parks of Kuranda, and ride the thrilling Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for even more incredible views.
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8 hours
from $159.95

Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour from Cairns

Experience the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation with the added benefit of a guide's in-depth commentary on this full-day tour from Cairns. Learn more about the area's history, environment, flora, and fauna than you would on your own. Get access to a private rainforest retreat for a traditional Aussie barbecue lunch and embark on a cruise down the Daintree River. All activities are planned ahead, making this a stress-free experience.
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12 hours
from $165.95
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angelamccarthy2018 wrote a review Aug 6
Kuta, Indonesia19 contributions5 helpful votes
Skyrail have signage saying they’re open 7 days a week. We planned our trip for a Monday only to arrive and find they don’t run on Monday’s. We did however manage to squeeze in a trip before our flight home. Skyrail have signage saying you can book a one way trip with them and a return trip with Scenic railway. This didn’t work as they only offer a limited number of seats for scenic railway so we had to make a separate booking with them which was more trouble than it was worth. We were told there were busses from the scenic railway station to bring us back to our car at Skyrail. What they didn’t say is busses need to be pre booked with a tour company. My partner and I and a group from Scotland were left stranded at the Scenic railway station with no way to get back to our cars at Skyrail. The trip itself was pretty with scenic stops along the way. If you’re scared of heights though, it may not be for you. I loved the village of Kuranda but if you go up on Skyrail and back with scenic railway, it may not give you much time to explore. If I had this to do again, I’d only go on Skyrail in the wet season when the waterfall was gushing, otherwise I’d drive straight to Kuranda. Issues with booking between Skyrail and scenic railway and getting stranded at the end of the trip took the shine off the whole day.
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Brad D wrote a review Aug 4
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
A great day. Plenty of interesting things to do and see, and all the staff are awesome with plenty of knowledge and interesting information. We will be back.
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Kim D wrote a review Aug 2
Melbourne, Australia11 contributions6 helpful votes
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An enjoyable day out and a must do while in Cairns. We did the scenic railway up and sky rail back, with 3 hours in Kuranda. The scenic railway was really interesting, with great history and stunning views. We were lucky enough to have a window seat, without that it wouldn’t have been anywhere near such a great experience. The seating is quite tight for a 90 minute train journey also. Once you get to Kuranda, you really need to plan your time well. We spent a lot of time trying to find a good lunch spot, and as everyone gets off the train at the same time, it’s a bit crowded until after lunch. We chose to do Birdworld ($18 entry with boarding pass discount) which was highly enjoyable, although smaller than I expected. After that, we were getting close to our return time. We had noticed a rainforest walk nearby (Jumrum walk) but only had 15 minutes and didn’t really get a good experience as we had to turn around shortly into the walk. The sky rail back - we arrived 20 mins early and were still able to board. Sky rail is a unique experience gliding over the rainforest canopy, however it is missing the voice over from the train. Regardless, what a way to end the day! The views were phenomenal, amazing!
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Minesh S wrote a review Aug 1
47 contributions31 helpful votes
very highly hyped but did not live upto expectations. the train ride was rather dry. skyrail was better with some few good views and the stops were pretty informative. Only gives you a teaser of the rainforest though, and you would be better off with a short hike at much less the cost. Kuranda is rather commercial
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Date of experience: July 2022
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Graeme & Maria Rowlands wrote a review Jul 2022
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A seamless trip. There are two stops along the way where you can get off and walk. Kuranda was good for a walk around.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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