Your half day Cairns rainforest tour begins with one of our friendly and knowledgeable Accredited Naturalist Guides collecting you from your Cairns or Northern Beaches accommodation in a comfortable 4WD vehicle to begin your journey on your half day rainforest adventure.
Departing daily from Cairns we offer a unique small group half day 4WD rainforest tour that heads through some of Tropical North Queensland's amazing National Parks and rainforest spots that are not open to the general public, giving you a personalised and exclusive rainforest experience in regions where you will not see other tourists.
Your eco tour guide will show you the wildlife and teach you about the flora and fauna and history of the region and its inhabitants. If you are looking for a half day rainforest day tour from Cairns or the northern beaches then we suggest you call now to book your seat early as places are limited daily.
This really is a great half day tour that is also perfect tour for Cruise Ship passengers!
First up on our half day Cairns rainforest tour we will head north for the beautiful Surprise Falls nestled amongst the Barron Gorge National Park.
These glorious falls cascade 243m into the Gorge and its here we can admire the stunning views from Campbell’s Lookout.
From here you will make your way up the Lamb Range to the west of Cairns whre we stop at the Lake Morris lookout where you will be able to take in the amazing panoramic views of beautiful Cairns..
We continure onto to visit Copperlode Dam, Cairns water supply that is surrounded by World Heritage Listed Rainforest mountains.
Now it’s time for the 4WD adventure to begin... crossing over the dam wall heading into the spectacular World Heritage Rainforest you will discover the world’s largest ferns.
These prehistoric ferns will make for a fabulous backdrop for those holiday photos.
Oue exclusive access permit will take us into areas where no one else can go!
Exciting creek crossings await (during green season) to give you a unique 4WD experience suitable for all adventure levels.
This is where you have time to enjoy morning or afternoon tea taking in the secluded surrounds.
The journey then continues arriving at the Clohesy River.
It’s time to stretch your legs and enjoy the informative guided walk along the Clohesy River Boardwalk, appreciating the peace and serenity of the secluded rainforest surrounds.
Here you will see the amazing, ancient Clohesy Fig Tree that is estimateed to be hundreds of years old.
The 4WD will then make its way up to Wrights Lookout with spectacular views of Cairns city and surrounding region. Just spectacular!
Your four wheel drive tour will continue onto the mighty Barron Falls/Lower look out.
This is one of the most well-known waterfalls in Tropical Far North Queensland, boasting a lovely view all year round. This will allow for more fantastic photo opportunities.
As the tour concludes and after a drive through Kuranda Village we will make our way down the Kuranda range to the spectacular Henry Ross Lookout.
This spot provides a breathtaking backdrop overlooking the Coral Sea before making your comfortable journey back to your Cairns and Northern Beaches accommodation.
Please note: the morning and afternoon half day tours work in reverse and we can alter our Cairns Rainforest tour itinerary to match cruises ship timetables for groups.
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Pick from your accommodation
January - December
5 hours (approx)
We enjoyed our tour, pick up was on time, our driver Jean knew his stuff and local history, a well informed and traveled man, and a very good driver. If we wanted to stop for a photo or something we could, and it all made for a relaxed atmosphere. The rainforest trek was a feature, plus the exclusive access with it, not something we'd otherwise see and experience. Everything was well timed so there was no rushing to get things done, and this appealed to us. The time allocated for the tour was a nice amount of time without it being an all day marathon from just after dawn til dusk, which when you're older you don't necessarily want to do all day marathon tours.
Response From Barrier Reef Australia
Wow- we are delighted to hear the Half Day Rainforest 4WD Adventure was the ideal way for you to explore and discover the pristine rainforest on our door step!
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