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Private Half Day Tour: Exclusive World Heritage Rainforest and Waterfall Tour from Cairns

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    What to Expect
    After pickup from your hotel by your local guide, head north to the lower Barron Gorge National Park in the heart of Cairns. Stop at Surprise Falls, a 797-foot (243m) high waterfall set among the lower Barron Gorge.

    Continue climbing the Lamb Range to the west of Cairns and enjoy the spectaculars views over Cairns city and out towards Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef.

    Next, visit Lake Morris and Copperlode Dam; this is Cairns’ water supply and is surrounded by rainforest covered mountains. There is time to stretch your legs at the unique location and get some amazing photos from the lookout prior to crossing the dam wall.

    With an exclusive access permit, your 4WD will take to you to areas not open to the public, away from the crowds. Wind through some of the most amazing rainforests in the region and over the Great Dividing Range, one of the longest Mountain ranges in the world and Australia’s largest.

    Continue through the rainforest, crossing several creek systems and stopping at a boardwalk for an interpretive overview of the rainforest from your guide. Here you will be introduced to the Clohesy River Fig, one of the most impressive fig trees in the tropics.

    The next destination will take you from the lushness of the Wet Tropics rainforest to the beginning of Australia’s mighty Savannah country. You will truly be amazed at the rapid change in the forest types and scenery.

    From here, head back onto the sealed road towards the Wet Tropic World Heritage area and into Kuranda Village. Continue to the Upper Barron Gorge National Park. Stop at the Wrights lookout for a stunning photo overlooking the Barron Gorge and back towards the coastal plains and Cairns City. Then, take a very short drive to the Barron Falls lookout to view possibly the most famous waterfall in Northern Queensland -- the mighty Barron Falls.

    Head back towards Cairns via the Wet Tropic World Heritage drive on the Kuranda range, stopping at the Henry Ross Lookout overlooking the northern beach suburbs of Cairns and back out towards the Coral Sea before you are returned to your Cairns accommodation.
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from Hotels & Private Accommodation in Cairns & Northern Beaches
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • National Park fees
    • Bottled water
    • Light refreshments
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Wet Tropics World Heritage Area
    • Entry/Admission - Barron Gorge National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Henry Ross Lookout
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
    • Please bring water/water bottle
    • Wet weather gear (November through June)
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Not available from Thala Lodge & Port Douglas
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    If you're wondering if you should visit the rainforest - stop. You should! The trip is nicely organized - you'll get to see the most interesting stuff in few hours. And if you'll get Simon as your guide - it's a double win! He's just great. Gives best insider tips, true and
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    Response from dta12345, Guest Relations Manager at Private Half Day Tour: Exclusive World Heritage Rainforest and Waterfall Tour from Cairns
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am happy to hear that Simon took such good care of you. I will pass on your feedback to him. 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 personalised tour. Thank you for traveling with us. Regards, Louise
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    The guide Jean was really nice and he knows everything you need to know about the forest! The tour was amazing, with some great views of the forest and waterfalls!! I really recommend the tour for everyone!! We could also see some Wallabies near by! Great memories!
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    Response from dta12345, Guest Relations Manager at Private Half Day Tour: Exclusive World Heritage Rainforest and Waterfall Tour from Cairns
    Responded 22 Oct 2019
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour. Thank you for traveling with us. Regards, Louise
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    Our guide, Steve, was awesome and very knowledgeable about the tour and country as a whole. It is a very unique trip that allows you to experience the more suburban parts of Australia. My family greatly enjoyed the excursion and would definitely recommend!!
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    Response from dta12345, Guest Relations Manager at Private Half Day Tour: Exclusive World Heritage Rainforest and Waterfall Tour from Cairns
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi Anna, 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
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    This tour is amazing picked up and returned to accomodation train up to rainforest lunch at the pub best hamburgers I’ve ever had stroll around markets people friendly and welcoming skyrail back was thrilling do yourself a favour try this you won’t be disappointed
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    Response from dta12345, Guest Relations Manager at Private Half Day Tour: Exclusive World Heritage Rainforest and Waterfall Tour from Cairns
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. 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. I am glad that you had such an enjoyable tour with us and enjoyed Kuranda and Skyrail. Thank you for traveling with us. Regards Louise
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    My daughters and I did the half day 4wd tour of the rainforest and waterfalls. We were picked up at our hotel and spent the next 4.5 hrs viewing waterfalls and beautiful landscapes. Steve our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and very engaging. We really enjoyed the
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    Response from dta12345, Guest Relations Manager at Private Half Day Tour: Exclusive World Heritage Rainforest and Waterfall Tour from Cairns
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. Our small family owned and operated company prides itself on our customer service. Thank you for traveling with us. Regards, Louise
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