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“Great way to experience Kuranda”

Brett's Kuranda Half Day Tour
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Kuranda Day Trip from Port Douglas with Optional Skyrail Cableway or Scenic...
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Owner description: Brett's Kuranda Half day Tour Featuring Palm Cove Stop Over. NEW_Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures Food and Wine tasting tour.Small groups specialising in service,air conditioned bus. Our first stop on the Kuranda tour is to the multi award winning Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Enjoy a journey to Kuranda over some of the oldest rainforest on earth. On arrival in Kuranda I'll be there to meet and show you around this, 'Village in the rainforest' famous for its colourful arts and crafts markets. After approx 2 hours in Kuranda it's time for a trip to Cairns on one of the most spectacular rail journeys in Australia. Hi my name is Brett and I'd like to tell you what an afternoon on my Kuranda and Palm Cove tour entails,Leaving at 11am means you can enjoy a quiet morning, a walk on the beach and a lie in before I pick you up and with a maximum of only 12 guests you are guaranteed personal service. After our trip on Skyrail and the Scenic train we head up the coast to stunning Palm Cove. I will show you along the palm fringed Esplanade before leaving you to enjoy a 'Kuranda Rainforest Delights' cocktail overlooking the beautiful beach, take a stroll amongst the shops and galleries or wander along the jetty before returning to Port Douglas at dusk and the end of our afternoon together. << less Hi my name is Brett and I'd like to tell you about my new tasting adventure. We leave at 9am and head to - Morning tea at Tjapukai (which means' Rainforest') Aboriginal cultural park. Up the Kuranda Range to De Brueys Boutique Wines, to sip deliciously different tropical fruit wines, liqueurs and Ports .Lunch at Mount Uncle Distillery, North Queensland's first and only distillery. This stunning property is nestled in coffee and banana plantations, with beautiful gardens, friendly animals and a tasting of their award winning liqueurs and spirits.Coffee Works for a fascinating tour of 'Coffee World' which tells the epic story of coffee, with over 2000 exhibits. sip and savour some of the very best locally grown coffees, teas, luscious liqueurs and dive into endless decadent chocolates created on site.Next stop Emerald Creek Ice creamery to sample 'World Class' home made ice-cream and sorbet with delicious fudge and dried Mango and Dragon fruit to taste.Then across the savannah 'Outback' ,past giant termite mounds and classic red dirt to a unique 160 acre Private Property. 'The Platypus Hut' where you can sit in this tranquil setting watch for the elusive Platypus (or dip your toes into the most beautiful mountain stream,) whilst tasting Malanda's Gallo Dairyland cheeses and some Queensland wines and beer.We then head down the Julatten range and I will drop you back to your accommodation at 5.30pm.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Great way to experience Kuranda”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Excellent day starting at a civilised hour. Brett's knowledge of the area was excellent with service provided matching. The trip on the Sky Rail up and back down on the train an experience to remember.
Up grade to Gold Class on the train not worth the value - very expensive cheese and biscuits
Finishing the day with a cocktail on the beach at Palm Cove ended the tour on a high note.

Visited June 2013
Thank IanL389
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Andrea G, Owner at Brett's Kuranda Half Day Tour, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you Ian for your great review.

In regards to Gold Class - we have since met with senior management who agreed that the day you were on was not up to their usual standards, this was due to staff shortages because of illness.
We have the assurance from Queensland Rail that this will not happen again and we can go back to the usual standards where everyone comes off the train raving about what great value for money they got!!

Thanks again Ian and sorry they 'dropped the ball' that day.

All the best,
Brett and Andrea
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“Great half day tour”
Reviewed June 8, 2013

We recently stayed at the Outrigger in Pt Douglas and went on Brett's half day tour and was very impressed with how informative and knowledgeable Brett was. You can still have the morning to do what you need to and then you get picked up prior to lunch time and are taken to the skyrail where Brett greets you and escorts you into the town centre where you can have lunch or wander at your leisure and then you meet back with Brett who escorts you to the train for a most enjoyable journey down the hill. To finish the day off, Brett drives you to Palm Cove where you can purchase a signature cocktail before the drive back to Port Douglas. A wonderful and enjoyable tour.

Visited May 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“What a diffrence a DAY makes....”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

What a great day out - not picked up too early and returned for dinner! Brett is very attentive to his customers and had sorted evrything for us. We did have an add on fee that we choose to go into gold class on our return down on the skyrail train.
We met some great people on our trip and I would recoomend using this company!

Visited May 2013
Thank thecouple178
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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Kuranda sky car & scenic rail”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

We had a very friendly and informed driver. the day was very well organised and a lot of fun I can highly recommend. We had time to shop in the Kuranda Markets and the view from the sky car was breathtaking.

Visited April 2013
Thank Judy M
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“A great afternoon”
Reviewed May 5, 2013

If you are holidaying in Port Douglas make time for Bretts Kuranda Half Day Tour. You will be well looked after by Brett who is a natural at making everyone feel very welcome. You don't have to worry about missing the train or sky rail, Brett looks after everything.

Visited May 2013
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