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Kuranda and Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures Package

Departing: Port Douglas

Pickup: Port Douglas

  • Enjoy views from both sides of the Barron Gorge - both from the coastal rainforest scenic lookout at Red Peak on Skyrail and from the historic Barron Falls Station on the western side
  • The Great Barrier Reef Drive hugs two World Heritage-listed areas; the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest. Take in the views as you cruise the coastline
  • At Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures you’ll see all your favourite native Australian animals with shows led by highly trained and knowledgeable staff. Cuddle a Koala, pat a Kangaroo 

Be sure to cruise Hartley’s Lagoon in the custom-built boat, designed to ensure every seat has a view of the crocodiles feeding.

After a coach pick-up from your Port Douglas accommodation you’ll head south on a 25-minute scenic drive, coasting along the Great Barrier Reef Drive. Your first destination of the award-winning Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is not only home to prehistoric reptiles, but also koalas, wombats, kangaroos, cassowaries, and wallabies.

It’s then time to drive to Smithfield where you’ll board a Skyrail Rainforest Cableway gondola. Before you know it, you’ll be gliding above the canopy of World Heritage-listed rainforest, looking out at spectacular views as you travel towards the ‘Village in the Rainforest’. 

After your guided tour of Kuranda, and free time of exploration, you’ll then have the option of returning to Cairns aboard the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway. As you make your way past thick rainforest, waterfalls tumbling into deep ravines, and jaw-dropping views, you’ll understand how lives were lost in its construction in the late 1800s.  

Your Day Begins

After a pick-up from your Port Douglas accommodation at around 8am, it’s a 25-minute coach ride to the first destination of Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures. Take in uninterrupted Coral Sea views as you travel along the Great Barrier Reef Drive. 

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

Not only home to prehistoric reptiles, you’ll also find koalas, wombats, kangaroos, cassowaries, and wallabies at this award-winning wildlife park. Be sure to cruise Hartley’s Lagoon in the custom-built boat, designed to ensure every seat has a view of the crocodiles feeding. And with 2100m of pathways and boardwalks, across five distinct wildlife zone, there’s plenty to explore on foot. A light morning tea of coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided. 

Gliding Above the Rainforest Canopy

It’s then time to drive further south to Smithfield where you’ll board a Skyrail Rainforest Cableway gondola. Before you know it, you’ll be gliding above the canopy of World Heritage-listed rainforest, looking out at spectacular views as you travel up towards the ‘Village in the Rainforest’ in Kuranda. Along the way, you’ll stop at two rainforest mid-stations, the first of which is Red Peak Station. Surrounded by giant ferns& towering trees, it’s highly recommended you join the complimentary ranger-guided tour. The next stop is Barron Falls Station, the perfect vantage point for taking in the Barron Gorge and falls. Here you’ll have access to the CSIRO Rainforest Interpretation Centre.

Upgrade to Diamond View (optional)

Upgrade to a glass floor Diamond View Gondolas, giving you panoramic views of the Coral Sea and rainforest canopy, as well as the unique perspective of looking straight down, right under your feet, to the treetops below. 

The Village in the Rainforest

Once you’re reached your destination of Kuranda, you’ll have approximately two hours to explore the village. You’ll be given a tour of the picturesque surroundings by your guide with free time to explore on your own. In the 60s, the area attracted those seeking an alternative lifestyle and this sentiment is reflected today in its ingrained arts culture and relaxed vibe. In addition to the street art, you’ll see woodwork, handmade leather goods, pottery, glasswork, jewellery and clothes in the village shops and at the daily markets. The markets are a key attraction of Kuranda, but if shopping isn’t your thing then make your way around town or wander by the river. 

All Aboard

After your guided tour of Kuranda, you’ll then have the option of returning to Freshwater Station, in Cairns, aboard the historic Kuranda Scenic Railway. As you make your way past thick rainforest, waterfalls tumbling into deep ravines, and jaw-dropping views, you’ll understand how lives were lost in its construction in the late 1800s. The informative commentary along the way will bring these incredible stories to life. If you chose not to partake in the train ride back to Cairns, you’ll accompany your guide in the coach where you’ll meet the rest of the day-trippers at Freshwater Station. 

Upgrade to Gold Class (optional)

Upgrade to Gold Class aboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway where you’ll be treated to dedicated host service, lounge-style chairs, and delectable delights from the Tablelands and Queensland such as Gallo Dairyland Cheese, Skybury Coffee, Wondaree Macadamias, Sirromet Wines, Great Northern lager, and more.  

Homeward Bound

From Freshwater Station, you’ll make your way north, back along the Great Barrier Reef Drive. Expect to arrive in Port Douglas at approximately 6.30pm.  

Included In Price

  • Return accommodation transfers
  • Air-conditioned bus
  • Morning tea
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Entry into Hartleys Crocodile Adventures
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Port Douglas

Departure Time

From 8:00 am

Departure Instructions

Please be waiting outside of reception at your advised pick up time and location

Pickup Locations

Port Douglas

Destinations
  • Kuranda
  • Hartleys Crocodile Adventures
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Closed Christmas Day
Closed during extreme weather events

Duration

Full Day

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Gold Class upgradeon Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Diamond View upgrade with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Fitness Level Required

Low

  • Water Bottle
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Insect repellant
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Cash or credit card for additional purchases, meals and snacks

Containes notes on wheelchair accessContaines notes for the visually impairedContaines notes for the hearing impaired
Wheelchair Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible ramps throughout park

A wheelchair is available for use at reception

Visually Impaired Notes

A discussion before travel regarding welfare and operational issues to reach an agreement on guide animals is required

Hearing Impaired Information

Fact sheets summarising the information provided in the wildlife presentations are available

Facilities

Wheelchair accessible toilet at the McAlister Education Centre and Lillies Restaurant

Activities

The boat cruise is accessible via a wide ramp

Crocodile Farm tour and Cassowary Garden area are on compacted gravel which may be a little harder to access

Wheelchair Accessibility
Doorway Measurements For Wheelchair Access

Wheelchairs cannot exceed 630mm in width and 950mm in length.

Boarding Access

The cableway will be paused to assist with boarding for all mobility impaired guests.

Wheelchairs must have handles to assist loading

Wheelchairs must be capable of being tilted back during loading

Visually Impaired Notes

Complimentary ranger-guided tour at Red Peak Station

Hearing Impaired Information

Printed information provided at Tjapukai and also in the form of the Kuranda Boarding Pass, which provides a detailed tour itinerary

Facilities

Wheelchair accessible restroom facilities at all 4 stations

Activities

Ramp access to boardwalks at the 2 scenic viewing stations

Access to CSIRO Interpretation Centre at Barron Falls Station

Wheelchair Accessibility

Wheelchair lifts onto train carriage at Freshwater and Kuranda stations

Cairns Train Station level with platforms

Wheelchairs cannot exceed 630mm in width and 950mm in length

Boarding Access

No wheelchair access facilities at Barron Falls Station

Wheelchair compliant ramps at all stations

Onboard Access

Maximum 4 dedicated wheelchair areas on each train located in central carriages

Visually Impaired Notes

Information in braille at Cairns Station

Audio commentary during train journey

Hearing Impaired Information

Visual information provided

Facilities

1 wheelchair accessible toilet on board all train services and at Cairns, Freshwater and Kuranda Stations

Transfers

Guests must be mobile enough to enter the coach

Additional step is provide to lessenthe distance between ground and first step of coach.

  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children
  • 2nd Child Travels Free
  • Children 3 years and under travel free

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

  • A minimum of 24 hours’ notice is required for a full refund
  • Cancellations received over 12 hours prior to departure a 75% cancellation fee applies
  • Cancellations received less than 12 hours prior to departure a 100% cancellation fee applies

Kuranda, Hartley’s Crocodile Park Tour from Port Douglas

Departing: Port Douglas

Pickup: Port Douglas

From

au$185.00

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$105.00
Family: au$515.00

Tour Code: 567

From

au$185.00

15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

0 - 3 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
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BarrierReefAustralia
Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia

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