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Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD Tour from 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
Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD Tour from Cairns
From US$105,00
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Morning Tour
Departs at 7am
Afternoon Tour - Beaches
Pick up from Trinity Beach & Palm Cove
Afternoon Tour
Departs at 1pm

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.

Write a ReviewReviews (17)

1 - 5 of 9 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome experience

Out of all the tours on offer from Cairns, and compared to what we had done so far, we are soooo glad we chose this one. Our tour guide Steve knows his stuff and made it a fun and informative morning. Fabulous to get away...More

Thank kwcocap5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent Experience

On our tour, it was just our family of four driven by our tour guide, Carsten. He was very informative and fun. We got from him a snack of biscuits and hot chocolate in between as well, which was a pleasant surprise. We started off...More

Thank tinyperson729
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile
Best day trip from Cairns!

What a delightful tour! Steve was an incredibly knowledgeable and personalable guide that was full of interesting tidbits about the rainforest. This tour is unique because it is the only tour company that has access to certain parts of the rainforest, which means that you...More

Thank Jessica G
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

1  Thank _veggietale2002
Chris S, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 25 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 25 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

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