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Tour 9: Kuranda Full Day Guided Tours

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Tour 9A & 9B: Kuranda Guided Tours

Full Day Tours

Option 1: 9A - Skyrail + Kuranda Full Day Guided Tour

Option 2: 9B - Kuranda Scenic Railway Train + Kuranda Full Day Guided Tour.

$365 Adult
$220 Child

Online bookings - 6% surcharge
Phone bookings - no surcharge
**Translator tour guides are available on request for an additional cost - German, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Spanish and other languages.

Kuranda Full Day Guided Tours

Tour 9A: Skyrail, Barron Falls Rainforest Walk, Waterfalls, Aboriginal Culture & Army Duck Tour

**Koala holding photos available at an additional cost AUD 29 per person koala holding photo

We start the day on a scenic drive up the Kuranda range, stopping along the way to take in the views at Henry Ross Lookout.

Our day begins experiencing the tropical rainforest from a totally unique perspective aboard an amphibious World War II DUKW, colloquially known as Duck.
Rainforestation has twelve of these historical vehicles, which hold up to 30 passengers and use a 6 wheel drive, propeller, and rudder. During this 45-minute rainforest tour, your knowledgeable Duck Captain will identify and explain fascinating plants and wildlife as you pass by before splashing into the lake for a cruise with more wildlife to be seen.

After your tour, we visit the tropical fruit orchard, which features over 60 different species of exotic tropical fruit trees, and you’ll learn about fruits of the region and the world..

'Rainforestation' is  home to the local indigenous tribe - the Pamagirri People .

We head to the amphitheatre for an onstage performance by the Pamagirri Aboriginal tribe. The traditional dance shows insight into this ancient surviving culture and the connection with the oldest surviving rainforest in the world. 

After photos with the dancers, we split up into small groups to embark on an in-depth and interactive boomerang and spear throwing experience, your Pamagirri Aboriginal guide will teach you about the traditions that were learnt in the wilderness, before preforming a demonstration on the rainforest instrument – the Didgeridoo. 

Lunch is delicious & eaten at the best restaurant in town! 

After lunch we stroll to the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, home to over 1500 butterflies, all of which are bred inside the on-site breeding laboratory. Species include the electric blue Ulysses, the Majestic Green and Yellow Cairns Birdwing and the Monarch butterfly. View first-hand the breeding laboratory through special viewing windows, whilst the expert guide talks about their incredible journey from Caterpillar to Butterfly. 

Our last adventure for the day is the Kuranda Skyrail, Enjoy a truly unique perspective of this ancient landscape with unsurpassed panoramic views of Barron Gorge and Australia’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Glide metres above the pristine jungle canopy between Smithfield (Cairns) and Kuranda, enroute descend to explore the rainforest close up at Red Peak and Barron Falls Experience a complimentary Ranger Guided Boardwalk Tours and visit the Rainforest Discovery Zone at the Red Peak stop.

Tour 9B: Barron Falls Rainforest Walk, Waterfalls, Aboriginal Culture, Butterfly Sanctuary & Amphibius River Ride

 

**Koala holding photos available at an additional cost AUD 29 per person koala holding photo

Summary

We start the day on a scenic drive up the Kuranda range, stopping along the way to take in the views at Henry Ross lookout

You're next experience of the tropical rainforest is from a totally unique perspective aboard an amphibious World War II DUKW, colloquially known as Duck.

Rainforestation has twelve of these historical vehicles, which hold up to 30 passengers and use a 6 wheel drive, propeller, and rudder. During this 45-minute rainforest tour, your knowledgeable Duck Captain will identify and explain fascinating plants and wildlife as you pass by before splashing into the lake for a cruise with more wildlife to be seen.

After your tour, we visit the tropical fruit orchard, which features over 60 different species of exotic tropical fruit trees, and you’ll learn about fruits of the region and the world.

Next, we head to the amphitheatre for an onstage performance by the Pamagirri Aboriginal tribe. The traditional dance shows insight into this ancient surviving culture and the connection with the oldest surviving rainforest in the world. After photos with the dancers, we split up into small groups to embark on an in-depth and interactive boomerang and spear throwing experience, your Pamagirri Aboriginal guide will teach you about the traditions that were learnt in the wilderness, before preforming a demonstration on the rainforest instrument – the Didgeridoo.

Lunch is delicious and enjoyed at the best restaurant in town.

After lunch we stroll into the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, home to over 1500 butterflies, all of which are bred inside the on-site breeding laboratory. Species include the electric blue Ulysses, the Majestic Green and Yellow Cairns Birdwing and the Monarch butterfly. View first-hand the breeding laboratory through special viewing windows, whilst the expert guide talks about their incredible journey from Caterpillar to Butterfly. 

Our last stop is the Barron Falls National Park, Rugged peaks, steep gorges, tumbling waterfalls, lush rainforest, varied wildlife make this one of Queensland’s most popular national parks. the scenery of this extraordinary natural wonder. A short walk along the boardwalk suspended high above the forest floor winds through lush, rainforest canopy to the Barron Falls lookouts and Barron Falls railway platform. Enjoy views over the gorge and spectacular Barron Falls & watch the gondolas on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway glide above the far side of the gorge.

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