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

Highlights
  • Half-day tour of the Barron Gorge National Park from Cairns
  • See natural landmarks like Barron Falls, Surprise Falls and Lake Morris
  • Soak up the scenery of Queensland’s UNESCO-listed rainforest, savannah and coastal beaches
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Private Half Day Tour: Exclusive World Heritage Rainforest and Waterfall Tour from Cairns
From US$624.41
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Overview
Explore the UNESCO-listed wilderness of Australia’s tropical north on this 5-hour off-road adventure from Cairns. Marvel over the natural wonders of the Barron Gorge National Park, including Surprise Falls, Copperlode Dam and Barron Falls, and admire native flora like the Clohesy River Fig. Get off-the-beaten-track in a 4WD as you wind along rainforest trails, climb through the Great Dividing Range and enjoy spectacular views over the Great Barrier Reef. Best of all: this private tour can be customized to your preference and ensures the undivided attention of your guide.
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.
Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 6 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2018
Great Tour with a great Guide!

We very recently did the "Word Heritage Rainforest and Waterfall Tour from Cairns", and certainly the scenery was spectacular..... but the combination of scenary and exceptionality of the guide made a package truly beyond our expectations. We were met at the Airport by our guide...More

Thank Sherpa505450
Chris S, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Hi, 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 Warren. Our small group tours help you to appreciate the Rainforest...More

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Fabulous tour off the beaten path to see the Rainforest and much more

We did the half day tour with wonderful guide Steve. He shared many important details about the rainforest, very knowledgeable and helpful. We stopped just the right amount to help us appreciate this wonderful part of Cairns away from the busy bus tours. After spending...More

Thank Jeff S
Chris S, Public Relations Manager at Discovery Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Hi Jeff, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am happy to hear that Steve took such good care of you and your group. I will pass on your feedback to him. Our unique half day tour offers a...More

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Highly Recommend

Our guide was Steve and he was excellent. Comfortable car, great day, informative, interesting and well worth the money

Thank Mike M
Chris S, Public Relations Manager at Discovery Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Hi Mike, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased to hear that you had a great time and Steve looked after you. Thank you for travelling with us. Regards, Jenny

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile
Best way to see Cairns in half a day

We had half a day as we had to take our flight back to Sydney 4pm. So we started early at 7 am from our hostel. Our guide cum driver Mr. John was a great knowledgeable warm host. We were first drove to the city...More

Thank smewar
Chris S, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It's always lovely to hear how much you enjoyed our half day Rainforest & Waterfalls tour. I'm glad that Jean was able to accommodate your needs and help you to experience this amazing...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017
Best tour ever

What an amazing tour this was. Our driver Mick really showed us the best places. We expected to have a nice trip with some small 4x4 part. But this trip was super. Mick showed us the nice rain forest and the dry forest. We really...More

Thank Bart S
Chris S, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Tours Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2017

Hi Bart, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am happy to hear that Mick was able to help you experience our beautiful area. Our half day experience certainly packs in a lot and a Private Tour can add to the...More

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