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

From US$107.70
Highlights
  • 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
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Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD Tour from Cairns
From US$107.70
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Morning Tour
Departs at 7am
From US$107.74
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Pick up from Trinity Beach & Palm Cove
From US$115.44
Afternoon Tour
Departs at 1pm
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Overview

Access parts of both Barron Gorge National Park and Kuranda National Park not reachable by traditional tour vehicle on this half-day 4WD vehicle tour from Cairns. Enjoy the scenery, including mountains, savannah, and tropical rain forest, as your guide takes care of the challenging driving along the Great Dividing Range. This small-group tour, limited to 13 people, ensures personalized attention from your guide and an intimate atmosphere.

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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1 - 5 of 6 reviews

Reviewed 19 March 2018
Great rainforest and waterfall tour

Our family of 4 (all grown up) joined this morning half day tour and we had fun! Due to the season and mudslide earlier the week, we had to go an alternative route. It was still very good. We got to see at different elevation...More

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Chris S, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a reply. I am pleased to hear that our guide was able to help you appreciate our region. I will pass on your comments to Steve. Our small group tours help you to appreciate the Rainforest without...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Great 4WD experience

We started the day early 7am, and there were only 3 guests (individuals) & the tour guide Carsten. He is very knowledgable, and explained a lots of local plants (like Idiot Fruit Tree, etc) Lake Morris in the morning was calm and beautiful. Highly recommended...More

1  Thank Cheng Fun Edwar... C
Chris S, Public Relations Manager at Discovery Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hi Cheng, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am glad to hear that Carsten looked after you and was able to share his knowledge with you. The peace and serenity that this part of our region offers along...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017
First rate touring experience

My husband and I travel a great deal, and we appreciate when a tour is done well. At first I was a bit disappointed since I mistakenly thought we would be doing a lot of walking in the rainforest, but that wasn't the tour. We...More

1  Thank Aviv O
Chris S, Public Relations Manager at Discovery Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

Hi Aviv, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It's always lovely to hear how much you enjoyed our full day Cape Tribulation day tour. I'm glad that Steve helped you to you have a great day even though it...More

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Great rainforest experience

The experience in this half day rainforest tour was awesome. I did not expect so much fun before the trip as my partner and I were not quite interested in things like bush walking or seeing trees and flowers. HOWEVER, our guild Steve opened a...More

Thank Huang R
Chris S, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hi Huang, Thank you for taking the time to write a reply. I am pleased to hear that our guide was able to help you appreciate our region. I will pass on your comments to Steve. Our small group tours help you to appreciate the...More

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Great guide and tour, but be aware of the season.

The tour is well planned, and a great trip around the area. Our guide (Terry) was brilliant as well - he knew everything about the area and wildlife and lots of background colour from his time in the army and elsewhere around the world. You...More

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Chris S, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour with us. It has been an unusually dry start to our typical wet season here in the Far North however once the rain...More

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