Spend a morning exploring the spectacular scenery and rainforest surrounding Cairns in small group comfort. By 4WD vehicle you’ll explore the Barron Gorge National Park and Kuranda National Park, with an exclusive access pass you'll visit areas not open to the public. After your 4wd adventure, you will be dropped in Kuranda for 3 hours of free time to explore the wonders of this quaint little village, before returning on either the Skyrail or Kuranda Scenic Train journey. Your choice!
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 243 meter high waterfall set amongst 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 World Heritage rainforest-clad 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 rainforest 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, where your guide will drop you off late morning to explore this quaint 'Village in the Rainforest' Here you will have plenty of time to explore the attractions, markets and enjoy a scrumptious lunch at the many cafes and restaurants (own expense).
Later on in the afternoon, you will return to Cairns by either the Skyrail Cableway, gliding over the World Heritage Rainforest enjoy the breathtaking views or by the Historical Kuranda Scenic Railway, learning the rich rail history of this feat of engineering.Once you have completed your choice of journey, you will be transferred by coach back to your accommodation in the Cairns City area.