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About Small Group Exclusive Half Day Rainforest/Waterfall Four Wheel Drive Adventure

Exclusive Half Day Rainforest/Waterfall Adventure

 Your day will begin when one of our knowledgeable and friendly guides collect you from your hotel and we head north to the lower Barron Gorge National Park in the heart of Cairns city to visit Surprise Falls. This beautiful waterfall is 243 metres high and set amongst the beautiful lower Barron Gorge.

 We then ascend the Lamb Range to the west of Cairns where you can appreciate spectacular views over Cairns city and out towards Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef

 Next we will visit Lake Morris and Copperlode Dam; this is Cairns’ water supply and surrounded by World Heritage rainforest-clad mountains, it’s a unique and outstanding location to visit. We’ll stretch our legs and get some amazing photos from the lookout prior to crossing the dam wall where we begin our four-wheel drive journey

 Our exclusive access permit lets us visit areas not open to the public. You want private and exclusive…. This is for you!!! Our track winds through some of the most amazing rainforest in the region and over the Great Dividing Range, which is one of the longest Mountain ranges in the world and Australia’s largest.

 Once we conquer the mighty Great Dividing Range we will 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, a truly unforgettable experience

 Our next destination takes us 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 we will venture back onto the sealed road and head back towards the Wet Tropic World Heritage area and into Kuranda Village. Here you will enjoy a short tour of the village or if you are taking the Skyrail or Train return option* you’ll be dropped off and have around two hours to browse Kuranda with its market stalls, shops and wildlife parks. If you do not have this option we will continue to the Upper Barron Gorge National Park, where we will first stop at the Wrights lookout for a stunning photo overlooking the Barron Gorge and back towards the coastal plains and Cairns City. We will 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.

 Finally our day is coming to an end and we will start to 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. Finally, we will then drop you back at your accommodation.

What's Included

  • Small group offering unrivalled, friendly and personalized service
  • Air Conditioned comfortable late model 4WD Vehicle
  • National Park Fees & Permits
  • Visit 3 different National Parks
  • 5 stunning lookout points for photo’s
  • 2 Waterfalls - Surprise and the Barron Falls
  • Rainforest Boardwalk- Guided walk in a very private
  • section of rainforest
  • World Heritage Rainforest at it’s best
  • Soft Off-Road Four Wheel Driving through creeks and
  • rivers
  • Giant Clohesy River Fig Tree
  • Experienced Local Naturalist/Accredited Tour Guide

 

 

 

 

 

What to bring

Cool comfortable clothing/shoes (thongs are fine)

Insect repellent, sunscreen, hat, rain jacket (it is the rainforest)

Departure Times & Rates

Departs: Cairns 7.00am / 1.00pm

Returns: Cairns 12.30pm / 6.00pm

Rates: $135 per adult / $110 per child from Cairns City Hotels

Rates: $145 per adult / $120 per child from Palm Cove & Trinity Beach Hotels

Please note that the PM tour ONLY- Departs from any of the Cairns Northern Beach areas

If you have a group of 4+ people and want to do the AM tour, call us direct on 1300 321 019 and we can arrange something for you

 

Other Tour Combo Packages Available:

We have many packages available, please contact us on admin@discoverytours.com.au

Here are some examples

1 Day Package 4wd tour/Kuranda Skyrail

3 Day Package Cape Tribulation, Daintree/ Reef/ Kuranda Train/Skyrail


News By Small Group Exclusive Half Day Rainforest/Waterfall Four Wheel Drive Adventure

Ariana E

By Small Group Exclusive Half Day Rainforest/Waterfall Four Wheel Drive Adventure

09 Jan 2017

BOOK A TRIP WITH THESE GUYS, YOU WILL NOT REGRET! I did a half day tour with John (Jean?). I had an extra half day in Cairns before I left, so the half-day tour was ideal for me since I had a flight to catch. First, I was the only one who ended up booking the tour for that day, so that was great. It was like having a personal private tour. The tour was done in a very luxurious Land Rover. They even picked me up right at my hostel! John and I started the day by heading to a waterfall, and then we had coffee and biscuits (cookies if you're an American) while looking at the scenic mountain views. I am currently studying biology in school, so John really tailored the entire tour to that, since I was really interested in understanding more about the ecology of the Daintree and the characteristics of the species found there. He really took the time to point out all the different kinds of eucalyptus and palm trees to me, and was super nice about taking pictures for me. I really struggled while traveling alone to get pictures of myself, and he really helped me out! We drove through streams and were able to get to different parts of the forrest that I don't believe you'd be able to on any other type of tour. We grabbed a coffee again, and we even helped an old man whose bike broke. I'm honestly so glad that I went on this tour. I had lost something at a hostel I'd stayed at before, and my guide took me there, waited, and took me back to the hostel I was staying at. I left something in his car, and he came and brought it back later! This company goes ABOVE AND BEYOND! Or at least, my guide did. I would totally book with this company again.

Ariana E

By Small Group Exclusive Half Day Rainforest/Waterfall Four Wheel Drive Adventure

09 Jan 2017

BOOK A TRIP WITH THESE GUYS, YOU WILL NOT REGRET! I did a half day tour with John (Jean?). I had an extra half day in Cairns before I left, so the half-day tour was ideal for me since I had a flight to catch. First, I was the only one who ended up booking the tour for that day, so that was great. It was like having a personal private tour. The tour was done in a very luxurious Land Rover. They even picked me up right at my hostel! John and I started the day by heading to a waterfall, and then we had coffee and biscuits (cookies if you're an American) while looking at the scenic mountain views. I am currently studying biology in school, so John really tailored the entire tour to that, since I was really interested in understanding more about the ecology of the Daintree and the characteristics of the species found there. He really took the time to point out all the different kinds of eucalyptus and palm trees to me, and was super nice about taking pictures for me. I really struggled while traveling alone to get pictures of myself, and he really helped me out! We drove through streams and were able to get to different parts of the forrest that I don't believe you'd be able to on any other type of tour. We grabbed a coffee again, and we even helped an old man whose bike broke. I'm honestly so glad that I went on this tour. I had lost something at a hostel I'd stayed at before, and my guide took me there, waited, and took me back to the hostel I was staying at. I left something in his car, and he came and brought it back later! This company goes ABOVE AND BEYOND! Or at least, my guide did. I would totally book with this company again.

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Small Group Exclusive Half Day Rainforest/Waterfall Four Wheel Drive Adventure Reviews

GM

0 Great Morning

Saw a lot of country off beaten tack. Some awesome views of city and gorges .The barren dam was so beautiful great picnic spot Driver did excellent job .

KB

0 Ky B

This trip was fantastic, we did the half day tour. Outside it was hot and steamy but that did not matter in the beautiful cool and comfy four wheel drive. Why take the train with hard seats and no air- con when you can get up close to nature without working up a sweat? The guide had an excellent knowledge of the history of the world's oldest rainforest, including the little spots that only a local would know. A must do.

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Cairns
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