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  • Kuranda, Skyrail and Scenic Rail Experience

    1. Kuranda, Skyrail and Scenic Rail Experience

    The itinerary is as follows: Hotel pickups commence from Cairns Beaches at 8:30 AM, 9:45 AM from Palm Cove, and Cairns at 10:00 AM. Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Transfer to Caravonica Lakes to board Skyrail Rainforest Cableway  for your journey to Kuranda. Once aboard you will be amazed as you glide silently over the rainforest. There are 2 stations en route where you can alight and enjoy a walk through the rain forest to spectacular lookouts or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Center. Arrive in Kuranda. You have approximately 3 hours free time to explore the many and varied shops, as well as the Heritage Markets which operate daily. 2:00 PM: Kuranda Scenic Rail. Board the famous train for an amazing journey, as you travel one of the world's most scenic rail routes, through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges....

    Would advise anyone to take this trip. Skyrail up and train back after spending 3 hours in Kuranda. I could have done with an extra hour

  • Port Douglas: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

    2. Port Douglas: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride

    Meet your experienced ballooning team at Atherton Tablelands at 6.00 AM, just in time to witness the inflation of the hot air balloons. Experience the fun and unique sensation of a hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands, Australia. Enjoy the picturesque landscape at sunrise with 60-minutes of flying time. At 6.30 AM the patchwork panorama below brings new sights every day, watch out for the variety of Australian birdlife and take in the peace and serenity that is hot air ballooning.

  • Daintree & Cape Tribulation Small Group 4WD Tour

    3. Daintree & Cape Tribulation Small Group 4WD Tour

    Explore Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation on a small group tour. Ride a 4WD vehicle as you spot wildlife, catch incredible views, and try regional food along the way.

    After being picked up in a 4WD around 7:00 AM, make your way north along the Captain Cook Highway. Stop first at the Daintree Cruise Centre for a cup of coffee and biscuits before setting out to explore the Daintree River on a 1-hour guided cruise.

    During your cruise, you may spot estuarine crocodiles, from youngsters to massive 4-meter adults. Learn about the birds and wildlife that make this area their home. Then, make your way to the Alexandra Range Lookout, located in the heart of the rainforest, to enjoy spectacular views of the rainforest, the ocean, its surrounding reefs, and the majestic Daintree River. At the Jindalba boardwalk, you'll go on an informative 45-minute guided ...

    It was informative. Guide Matthew was awesome. Huge knowledge. Kept the group on the move. Loved the cruise. Lunch was good. Swim was GREAT once I convinced myself to go under the water.lol. I loved learning about the whole area. Thank you.

  • Cairns: Snorkel & Dive a Secluded Great Barrier Reef Island

    4. Cairns: Snorkel & Dive a Secluded Great Barrier Reef Island

    Take a tropical island adventure and enjoy a leisurely 30-minute cruise down the colourful Mulgrave River. Soak up the beauty of the surrounding rainforest-clad hills from the cabin or shaded deck and admire the panoramic views. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles along the mangrove’s edge! After a short open water crossing, arrive at Frankland Islands National Park, your tropical destination for the day. A secluded and ancient marine environment, the Frankland Islands are home to thousands of plants and animals species, all waiting to be discovered. Spend 4.5 hours relaxing and exploring this secluded part of the Great Barrier Reef, that sees no more than 100 visitors each day. Snorkel straight from the pristine white sandy beach, where an expert marine naturalist guides you over colourful corals and tropical fish while explaining this unique and wonderful ecosystem. ...

    Great, engaging and fun crew. Beautiful lunch. Snorkel safari is wonderful. The 9 hours duration indicated is not true. You leave the island at 2pm. Also the beach activities are not really available after lunch, so it’s either snorkel safari or beach activities not really time for both.

  • Hartley's Crocodile Adventures: Entrance Ticket

    5. Hartley's Crocodile Adventures: Entrance Ticket

    Get up close and personal with Australia's native and exotic wildlife at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, a wildlife sanctuary and ecotourism park located between Cairns and Port Douglas at Wangetti. Upon arrival at the park, you will be allocated a time for a boat tour during which you will be able to see crocodiles being pole fed. During your visit to the park, learn more about crocodiles and snakes with daily talks and shows, including a tour of the crocodile farm, a crocodile attack show, and a venomous snake demonstration. In between shows, feel free to explore the 2500 meters of boardwalks and pathways winding through melaleuca wetlands, eucalypt woodland, and riverine rainforest, enjoying a wide variety of native and exotic animals. No doubt after all the walking you'll be hungry for the range of snacks and meals available at the onsite bistro. After the shows, explore the wildl...

    Was a great day Guides were very well informed the park was very clean and well maintained and the animals were housed very natural in their habitats The crocodile show was great and the river cruise was very enjoyable Having a crocodile meat with salad for lunch was a great ending to an enjoyable day

  • From Cairns: Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest Scenic Flight

    6. From Cairns: Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest Scenic Flight

    Cairns is a city positioned between two of Tropical North Queensland's greatest treasures - the magnificent Great Barrier Reef and the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics Rainforest. What better way to experience the sheer size and beauty of both in one awe-inspiring flight. After pickup from your accommodation, take to the air in a scenic helicopter flight. Soar over the rainforest canopy of Barron Gorge National Park and Kuranda, then experience the cascading waters of both the Stoney Creek and Barron Gorge waterfalls. As you fly, listen to commentary from experienced and knowledgeable guides. The flight path then takes you over emerald-covered mountains. Pass over spectacular Palm Cove and the northern beaches before making your way out to the awe-inspiring Great Barrier Reef to take in the size and splendor of one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Including views of Green Is...

    Our flight was breathtaking! The staff were professional and informative. Our helicopter pilot made us feel comfortable and at ease which was particularly comforting to me as a nervous first-timer! Absolutely highly recommend this experience to anyone looking for an amazing time in Cairns.

  • From Cairns: Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine Tasting Tour

    7. From Cairns: Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine Tasting Tour

    Journey to the Atherton Tablelands which is located 1 hour’s drive from the city via the scenic Gillies Highway. Discover a cool highlands where you will sample some tropical fruit skewers and enjoy a special coffee or local tea at an 80-year old lakeside teahouse. Arrive in the historic village of Atherton for a tasting and shopping treat at “The Humpy,” the best place to go for freshly harvested produce straight from the growers. Marvel at the array of vegetables, tropical fruits and hundreds of varieties of nuts, dried fruits and locally produced jams and sauces. Enjoy some seasonal fruits and different hot peanuts and macadamia nuts, and get some time to browse to make any purchases. Continue to the Mount Uncle distillery to taste some of their award-winning liqueurs and spirits, and sample their new boutique beer before a delicious lunch of local produce with more beer or a glass ...

    We were picked up on time from our hotel and immediately put at ease by Brett introducing us to everyone on the bus. We were taken to places a little off the beaten track so to speak which was great as we learned a bit of local history and the places we were taken to were just magical! The food and wine were local and delicious and we learned so much about them. The views were spectacular. Varied venues, no lack of food and we met a great group of people. No pressure to purchase anything. This is a full day excursion, bring your hat and sunnies and comfortable shoes. We highly recommend this tour. Brett the guide is so knowledgeable and enjoyed sharing it with us. We appreciated his passion for the region.

  • Cairns: Shared Airport Transfer to/from City and Beaches

    8. Cairns: Shared Airport Transfer to/from City and Beaches

    Arrive at Cairns Airport and be greeted by a friendly uniformed airport concierge or driver. Be guided to your waiting transport, where your driver will check your name and destination. Enjoy a welcome onboard and receive helpful information from your driver. Sit back and relax as you enjoy your journey to your hotel. Expect a journey time of 20 minutes to Cairns CBD and 25 minutes for Palm Cove hotels. For Port Douglas, drive for 1 hour and 15 minutes along the picturesque Great Barrier Reef Drive. At the end of your stay, take a transfer from your hotel to the airport. Feel calm and relaxed in the knowledge that you will arrive on time to meet your departing flight from Cairns International Airport.

    Great service, met at baggage carousel with our surname clearly displayed. Courteous driver & a short trip to our accommodation. Definitely recommend - good value.

  • Hartley's Crocodile Adventures: Breakfast with Koalas

    9. Hartley's Crocodile Adventures: Breakfast with Koalas

    Start your day right with a cooked breakfast and get up close and personal with the koalas at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, a wildlife sanctuary and ecotourism park located between Cairns and Port Douglas at Wangetti. Enjoy your breakfast relaxing on the deck overlooking the lagoon. Feast on scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, sausages, and toast washed down with fruit juice, tea, or coffee. As you eat, a wildlife keeper will introduce you to one of the park's koalas. Feel free to pet the koala and ask any questions you may have. After breakfast, spend the rest of the day exploring the park at your leisure. Learn more about the crocodiles and snakes with talks and shows, see native and exotic wildlife such as emus, lizards, kangaroos, and wallabies, and even get to see crocodiles being pole fed during a boat cruise on the lagoon.

    the staff were amazing, it made our day that much better. the boat ride was the best part

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway and Palm Cove Tour

    10. Kuranda Scenic Railway and Palm Cove Tour

    Following pick-up from your accommodation anywhere in Port Douglas, commencing at 8:30 AM, journey in a small group of only 12 guests for guaranteed personal service and entertaining commentary. Travel down the Captain Cook Highway, known as the second most scenic highway in Australia, and learn the history of the region, along with local issues and stories about the wildlife.  Arrive at beautiful Freshwater Station and board the historic Kuranda scenic railway. Then, head through the rainforest and take in a breathtaking scenery of waterfalls and 15 dramatic tunnels carved through the rocks. Upon arrival in Kuranda, explore the 'Village in the Rainforest', famous for its colorful arts and crafts markets, open every day. Browse the wide variety of Aboriginal artifacts, such as handmade leather goods, wood and jewelry. Stop at a café for lunch and listen to the busker, or try some local ...

    Great way to see Kuranda. The guide was really informative and gave a great tip where to have lunch. Crocodile with green apple curry was great!

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4.6 / 5

based on 600 reviews

Was a great day Guides were very well informed the park was very clean and well maintained and the animals were housed very natural in their habitats The crocodile show was great and the river cruise was very enjoyable Having a crocodile meat with salad for lunch was a great ending to an enjoyable day

A great day with the high light certainly being the Caves and the tour with our guide Eddie. It was a very hot day but Mark tried very hard to keep us cool. His knowledge of the area was very good. Perhaps omit the visit to Granite Gorge with its caged animals.

Great experience. Excellent communication and all staff were lovely.

Excellent experience! All the facilities and staff were amazing.

Fantastic experience, great food and loved the local produce