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Down Under Tours - Day Tours

2,210 reviews
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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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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$118.35 per adult
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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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$156.61 per adult
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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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$154.49 per adult
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Take a day trip from Cairns to Kuranda on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and return via the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Alternatively, make the 1-way journey by railway and return by skyrail. Enjoy a tranquil ride as you soar above the rainforest canopy, with views from Cairns all the way to the Great Barrier Reef, and spend free time in Kuranda Village. If you wish, upgrade your transport with admission to the Rainforestation Nature Park or Tjupakai Aboriginal Cultural Park — the latter option with or without lunch.
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Visit the rain forest village of Kuranda on this flexible tour from Palm Cove that allows travelers to choose from several different activities. Take the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway one way and ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway the other through the rain forest canopy. In Kuranda, see animals or focus on indigenous history based on your interests. Hotel pickup and drop-off in Palm Cove makes for a seamless, stress-free experience.
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Reviewed today

A great day! Coach driver Simon was friendly and provided excellent information while looking after the groups needs. He was considerate of the large range of age of the guests and we felt safe at all times with his competent driving .Morning tea and lunch...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Lyn T
Reviewed yesterday

We took the Diamond bottomed cable car up from Smithfield and thought the stops and lookouts were very good, and the service from attendants along the way explaining what and where etc were all very helpful. The rainforest is truly amazing. We walked around Kuranda...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 5 days ago

A fantastic experience and should be enjoyed by all visitors to the region. We travelled down from Kuranda.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Twosie21
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Twosie21, Thank you for your review - we are pleased to hear that you had a fantastic experience visiting Kuranda and soaring over the ancient rainforest on Skyrail. We hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday! Safe travels, The DUT Team #downundertours

Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole trip was amazing and mind blowing how anyone could build a railway in the tropical conditions as well as creating tunnels and bridges in the steep terrain. Please thank both coach captains but especially to Paul he’s commentary and enthusiasm made it a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Kate H
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Kate H, Thank you for your review - we are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing day visiting Kuranda via the Kuranda Scenic Rail Gold Class service! It certainly is a wonderful experience to enhance the historic rail journey. I will pass...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the sky train up to Karanda spent 3 ish hours there. Had lots of time to explore, eat at cafes and explore all the markets. Cute little town including the koalas, and butterfly’s. The scenic train was nice back as wellMore

Thank rderouard
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi rderouard, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - we are glad to hear that you had an awesome day exploring the rainforest and Kuranda village! We offer the largest range of Skyrail and Train tour options so that our passengers...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there to see some typical species and animals of North Queensland, a good place to know real crocodiles , the history and environment. Big crocks in estuaries and salt water , a good attraction to visit.More

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DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi MrJuan1, Thank you for your review - we are glad to hear that you had a great time visiting Hartley's Crocodile Adventures - the best place to see crocodiles in Far North Queensland! Hartley's truly love wildlife, sharing history and educating visitors on the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent day trip,fantastic views from both the scenic railway and the Skyrail. Well worth taking the railway up and the Skyrail going down. Worth taking the river cruise which is very good value.More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Sharon L
DUT_Marketing, Digital Marketing at Down Under Tours - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Sharon L, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review - we are glad to hear that you had an excellent day visiting Kuranda via the Skyrail and Scenic Railway! It certainly is a unique and memorable experience to explore the ancient...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the gold Kuranda, sky rail and 3 park pass. Wanted to upgrade the Sky rail to diamond but was told there was no availability for that day. When we got to go on the skyrail they were sending the diamond view gondolas back...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Retired2156
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scenic railway journey from Freshwater station to Kuranda station. You will get to stop and see waterfall also at Barron Falls station.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ATYL80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These guys are the best and i would recommend them for anyone visiting the land down under. They were professional, polite, had all arrangements down to the T, and ensured that we had a great time.

Date of experience: October 2018
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MakiO47
April 9, 2018|
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Response from Professional-Pilgrim | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we used this company in January, 2018, through the hotel we stayed at. I am certain that it is still in business. Check that you have the correct phone and email information.
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Liz N
February 27, 2016|
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Response from JLD-DUT | Property representative |
Hi Liz N, Thanks so much for your enquiry. All of our Kuranda tours include both the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and Kuranda Scenic Rail. We also have two great packages that include Rainforestation: KQRS includes the Army... More
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