Cairns & the Tropical North

Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD Tour from Cairns

Cairns, Australia
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From USD 114.75

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience Australia’s natural beauty up close on a thrilling half-day 4WD adventure from Cairns. Venture off-road in the Barron Gorge National Park and Kuranda National Park, and witness the startling contrasts of tropical rainforest, savannah, and rugged mountains, as you drive along the Great Dividing Range. Stop along the way to snap photos of Surprise Falls; enjoy views of the Great Barrier Reef from Lamb Range; and stand before the mighty Barron Falls.
  • Discover Queensland's natural landmarks on a half-day tour
  • Visit Barron Gorge and Kuranda national parks
  • Admire the stunning scenery of Australia's countryside
  • Enjoy a personalized experience on this small-group tour

What's Included

  • National Park fees
  • Certified Licensed Driver / Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by 4WD vehicle
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • The tour does not operate from Port Douglas, unless you can make your own way to Cairns.
  • Morning Tour only operates from Cairns City Hotels

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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What To Expect

Wet Tropics World Heritage Area (Pass By)

Barron Gorge National Park (Pass By)

Barron Falls

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Davies Creek National Park

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kuranda National Park

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Henry Ross Lookout

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
  • The tour does not operate from Port Douglas, unless you can make your own way to Cairns.
  • Please bring water/water bottle
  • Wet weather gear (Nov-June)
  • Northern Beaches pick ups for the Afternoon Tour Only
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum numbers of 4 apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Mick was a great tour guide! Extremely knowledgeable about the area and it's history and so nice and easy to talk to


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Fun & memorable tour!
June_H, Mar 2023
We very much enjoyed our day with Daryl from Discovery Tours Australia! This was so very organized. From the moment Daryl picked us up at our hotel, he was so friendly, and very informative, with such a great personality! He added a lot of fun throughout our afternoon, being in the 4 wheel drive, and we could tell he really loves what he does. We learned so very much about this beautiful rain forest indeed! Such a great day, highly recommend this tour! Thank you June & Richard, Toronto, Canada
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thankyou for joining us on our 1/2 Day Rainforest tour. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your day with Darryl and learnt a lot about this beautiful part of Australia.
An awesome tour guide!
Vicky_C, Jan 2023
A great tour! Beautiful sceneries, amusing history, and one of the best tour guides we have ever had. Thank you, Lawrence!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi Vicky, Thankyou for taking the time to do a review, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your day with Lawrence
Great adventure
Beth_H, Oct 2022
Steve, our guide, was wonderful! Extremely knowledgeable and good sense of humor, making the trip even more enjoyable.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
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. We look forward to looking after you again on your next visit.
Mick was a great tour...
Jason_P, Nov 2021
Mick was a great tour guide! Extremely knowledgeable about the area and it's history and so nice and easy to talk to
Highly recommended!
Janice_B, Sept 2021
Knowledgeable guide. Educational experience regarding local indigenous culture, flora and fauna as well as development. Prompt, courteous service.
A great tour! Highly recommend.
Morgan_S, Apr 2021
It was great to go off the beaten track in a small group. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and we learnt so much on the tour. The highlight for me was the waterfall and the 4WD tracks!
Great experience, only a little rushed
Thomas_M, Feb 2021
Gaining access to some areas of the gorge only possible by 4WD and a knowledgeable tour guide / driver made this half day tour, in retrospect a half day wasn’t enough, it seemed we were always rushed.
A most enjoyable way to spend an afternoon
Gregory_M, Jan 2021
We did this trip on 19th January. The entire "off the main tourist route "experience exceeded our expectations thanks in a big part to our guide Mick from Discovery Tours. Apart from the rainforest and falls themselves a particular highlight was seeing the fantastic Clohesy River Fig Tree. Greg and Jocelyn, Sunshine Coast.
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Relax19592331395, Dec 2019
The tour guide I had was very informative and friendly. Knew a lot about the local flora and fauna and was very receptive to questions/comments.
Great day
rebtom, Oct 2019
Simon was very informative, helpful, and just pleasant to everyone on the tour all day long. It was very interesting and a great way to see the rainforest!
This was a very good tour, going...
Vera S, Dec 2017
This was a very good tour, going through rainforest in a jeep away from the tourists' spots. Recommended
This was a nice tour, extremely...
Ketema H, Nov 2017
This was a nice tour, extremely informative, and our tour guide was very nice. However, it is in and out of a van the entire time and I was hoping it was more of an ATV type tour. However, we did enjoy it nonetheless.
It was a really nice tour of the...
MariaCostanza_K, Oct 2017
It was a really nice tour of the Rainforest, we spotted snakes and beautiful scenery, as long as huge trees and prehistorical plants. Our guide was giving us a throughout description of everything we saw around us. Highly recommended
The guide was so nice and he was the...
Hyunjung_C, Sept 2017
The guide was so nice and he was the best driver ever! Due to no rain at the time when we went there, the barran fall was not bad but not so powerful. Still the tour itself was great!
Had a really cool tour. The tour...
Rebecca V, Dec 2016
Had a really cool tour. The tour guide Stevan was friendly and could tell me a lot about the rainforest. Everytime i liked to take picture i could tell him and he stopped the car. He showed me really nice places in the national park and i enjoyed my tour. The Tour was worth it, because it was not that crowded like other tours and the car was new with a good air conditioner also not like in other tours. It was so impressive to see this old trees and got to know the history about the rainforest. My Tour started at 1 pm with a pick up from the hotel, we had a ride with the car and some nice walk stops in the forest, while eating some cookies. Soooo actually that's it, i liked this tour :
One of the must do...
Stefan M, May 2016
One of the must do!!! events! The Tour Guide is very friendly and the Tour is a really 4WD-Tour. It is worth the money. Book this Tour!
Interesting day out had a very...
Siobhaan T, Jan 2016
Interesting day out had a very informative guide who gave us a lot of information regarding all the trees, and was good to be off the beaten path and get in the heart of the rain forest. Would have liked to have gone to butterfly sanctuary which was closed by the time we arrived in the afternoon but still beautiful scenery
Merece la pena.
Eduardo_H, Aug 2022
Steve fue muy amable con nosotros y un gran guía. La excursión es perfecta para rellenar una mañana o tarde antes o después de volar como fue nuestro caso. Mi pareja y yo después de la excursión nos quedamos con ganas de volver a lo que vimos y pasar el día entero, pero sin la excursión dichos lugares no los conocerías e irías.

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Barron Gorge and Kuranda National Park Half Day Rainforest and Waterfall 4WD Tour from Cairns


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Free Cancellation
USD 114.75

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