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

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Spend a morning or afternoon exploring the spectacular scenery and rainforest surrounding Cairns. By 4WD vehicle you’ll explore the Barron Gorge National Park and Kuranda National Park. With an exclusive access pass you'll visit areas not open to the public. This tour is ideal for those with limited time and who want to escape the crowds. Traveling with a small group of no more than 13 participants ensures you’ll see some of Tropical North Queensland’s hidden gems with personalized attention from your expert guide. Morning tour only departs from Cairns and the afternoon tour departs from Cairns & The Northern Beaches.

The tour does not operate from Port Douglas, unless you can make your own way to Cairns.
  • Traveling via 4WD gives access to areas of the parks not open to the public
  • 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
Departure Point
Cairns hotels
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • National Park fees
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by 4WD vehicle
  • The tour does not operate from Port Douglas, unless you can make your own way to Cairns.
  • Snacks - Tropical Fruit Tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Davies Creek National Park
  • 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
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the half-day 4wd tour with Steve, and we had an absolutely incredible day! Rainforests, outback, waterfalls and fruit - the morning had it all and Steve really brought the experience to life. He was incredibly funny, knowledgeable, and personable. The tour had so...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a great day out seen places only the locals know about no large tourist groups went a water hole that only the locals know about

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Hendopp
Reviewed 14 July 2019

we loved It - It was great driving through the creeks. Our guide Steve was Friendly and informative.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 11 July 2019

Steve is a very knowledgeable driver. He is very nice and careful driver. This trip took us to experience a different Cairns.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Sean Z
Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

My friends and arrived in Cairns at 9am without a plan for the day. Our hotel suggested this afternoon tour of the rainforest and waterfalls. This was one of the best tours we’ve been on during our 4 week vacation. It was a beautiful day...More

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