Kuranda
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Our most recommended Kuranda Day Trips

  • Kuranda: 1-Hour Rainforest ATV Tour

    1. Kuranda: 1-Hour Rainforest ATV Tour

    Explore a secluded estate atop the majestic Barron Falls on a personalized ATV tour with a friendly local tour guide. The estate, owned by a local family since 1969, is surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage Rainforest and is home to the elusive cassowary and other Australian wildlife. You’ll feel secure and prepared after receiving a training session at the beginning of the tour. Confidently ride through the rainforest and take in the atmosphere of this vibrant flora.

    Follow the ancient timber logger tracks and discover unique trees. As you venture through the forest, your tour guide will share amazing facts and stories from the history of the pioneers. Get your blood pumping as you ride through the water of a permanent creek crossing. Bite into a piece of fresh fruit straight from the tree. The property houses a gorgeous orchard of 600+ trees. If you're lucky, you m...

    Excellent experience. We had so much fun and the staff were amazing! Thank you !

  • Barron Gorge: Half-Day Barron River White-Water Rafting

    2. Barron Gorge: Half-Day Barron River White-Water Rafting

    Experience white-water rafting in Barron Gorge National Park, known for its rugged rainforest mountains, steep ravines, and the falls carved out over thousands of years by the Barron River. Enjoy complimentary transfers from Cairns or Port Douglas before heading to the national park. Meet your guide at Lake Placid, and get ready for your river rafting tour on the river. Enjoy the area’s scenic beauty and a combination of calm water and a series of white-water rapids as well. Spend two hours navigating rapids up to grade three. No experience is necessary, making this a good choice for beginning rafters. There is also plenty of excitement for the more experienced.

    Fantastic. Whole experience was wonderful. Our guide (kye) was awesome as was all the staff. Stunning scenery and awesome rafting. Highly recommend

  • Cairns: Reef Flight, Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail Combo

    3. Cairns: Reef Flight, Skyrail & Kuranda Scenic Rail Combo

    On this full-day excursion, you'll see the best of the Great Barrier Reef on this 40-minute scenic flight in a high wing aircraft. You'll see Cairns, Green Island, Arlington Reef, Upolu Reef, Double Island and Palm Cove. After exploring the reef, you’ll head back toward the mainland with views of the North Queensland coastline. With window seats guaranteed, take in the stunning views as your professional pilot provides you with expert commentary along the way. After your scenic flight, you'll be taken to ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, where you'll soar above 7.5 kilometers of pristine rainforest canopy in a cable car. Visit the beautiful town of Kuranda, nestled in the pristine World Heritage-listed rainforest. You'll have 2.5-hours of free time to explore the eclectic village, local markets, shops and walking trails or sit back and enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many amazing ...

    It was the most amazing trip. To do all 3 in one day was simply the best day. GSL was the airline we booked with for the Reef flight and they organised this for us perfectly.

  • Cairns: Helicopter Ride, Reef Cruise and Kuranda

    4. Cairns: Helicopter Ride, Reef Cruise and Kuranda

    Begin your journey on board the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway, discovering the color and natural beauty of the million-year-old rainforest. From the picturesque destination of Kuranda Village, glide just meters above the rainforest canopy on the Skyrail, descend through the canopy layers below and transfer to Cairns. You will then board a helicopter to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime flight over the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Flying over the sand cays and spot the coral below on your way to the Hastings Reef. Land on an outer reef helipad where you will board the luxury vessel and enjoy the next two hours of pure bliss at the reef. Make use of the snorkeling equipment and discover the fascinating ecosystem below or simply relax on board. Complete your day with a delicious Aussie-style BBQ lunch. Enjoy a leisurely cruise back to Cairns as you wind down with a complimentary gla...

  • Barron Falls: 2-Hour Rainforest ATV Tour

    5. Barron Falls: 2-Hour Rainforest ATV Tour

    Explore a secluded estate atop the majestic Barron Falls on a personalized ATV tour with a friendly local tour guide. The estate, owned by a local family since 1969, is surrounded by a UNESCO World Heritage Rainforest and is home to the elusive cassowary and other Australian wildlife.

    Feel secure and prepared after receiving a training session at the beginning of the tour. Confidently ride through the rainforest and take in the atmosphere of this vibrant flora. Follow the ancient timber logger tracks and discover unique trees.

    Venture through the forest as your tour guide shares amazing facts and stories from the history of the pioneers. Get your blood pumping as you ride through the water of a permanent creek crossing. Bite into a piece of fresh fruit straight from the tree from the property's gorgeous orchard. 

    If you're lucky, you may be ...

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What people are saying about Kuranda

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 216 reviews

It was the most amazing trip. To do all 3 in one day was simply the best day. GSL was the airline we booked with for the Reef flight and they organised this for us perfectly.

The best activity I have done in Cairns. Definitely a must thing to do with for those who are looking for excitement and thrills. Will definitely do this again.

Fantastic. Whole experience was wonderful. Our guide (kye) was awesome as was all the staff. Stunning scenery and awesome rafting. Highly recommend

The staff were so friendly and knowledgeable. The flight was awesome. The rest of the day was also full of beauty and inspiration.

Excellent experience. We had so much fun and the staff were amazing! Thank you !