Half Day Rainforest & Waterfalls
Prices from $149 AUD


Do you have half a day to spare and want to see some of the most spectacular scenery and rainforest in the local area and escape the crowds? Why don’t you jump on board our 4WD for this exclusive and spectacular visit to the rainforest and surrounding area? You will be amazed in what you will see in 5 hours. This small group (max 9 pax) tour has exclusive access to some amazing sections of World Heritage Listed rainforest.




  • 5 Lookouts, 2 Waterfalls
  • Copperlode Dam
  • Clohesy River
  • Scenic Lookouts
  • Skyrail / Train Option
  • Small Groups

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From 1/04/2019 to 31/03/2023 adultchildconcfamily
Half Day Rainforest Cairns
- Morning Tour
Morning Half Day Rainforest Tour, Hotel pickup & dropoff $149.00$119.00$145.00$479.00
Half Day Rainforest Cairns
- Afternoon Tour
Afternoon Half Day Rainforest Tour, Hotel pickup & dropoff $149.00$119.00$145.00$479.00
Half Day Rainforest Beaches
- Afternoon Tour
Afternoon Half Day Rainforest Tour, Northern Beaches Hotel pickup & dropoff $159.00$129.00$155.00$499.00
Half Day Rainforest
Charter 1 - 7 guests
Morning or Afternoon Half Day Rainforest Tour, Hotel pickup & dropoff for 1 - 6 guests $850.00   
Half Day Rainforest
Charter 7 - 13 guests
Morning or Afternoon Half Day Rainforest Tour, Hotel pickup & dropoff for 7 - 13 guests $1,800.00   
Half Day Rainforest
Cruiseship days
18th July - 10.30am to 3.30pm to suit Pacific Explorer $159.00$129.00  
Please Note: Child = 4-14 years, due to the vehicles seating this tour is unsuitable for children under 4. Sorry, no family fares available on this tour.
CONCESSION fares are limited to holders of a valid Australian or New Zealand Pension or Seniors card.


Your day will begin when one of our knowledgeable and friendly guides collect from your hotel and we head north to the lower Barron Gorge National Park and visit Surprise Falls set amongst the rainforest of the Wet Tropic World Heritage Area. We the ascend the Lamb Range to the west of Cairns where you can appreciate spectacular views over Cairns city and out towards Green Island on the Great Barrier Reef. Next we will visit Lake Morris and Copperlode Dam; this is Cairns’ water supply and surrounded by World Heritage rainforest-clad mountains, it’s a unique and outstanding location to visit.


Now it’s time to put it in 4WD and head over the dam wall. Our exclusive access permit lets us visit areas not open to the public. You want private and exclusive…. This is for you!!! From here we will head through amazing 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, a truly unforgettable experience. Our next destination takes us from the lushness of the Wet Tropics rainforest to the beginning of Australia’s mighty Savannah country. From here we will venture back onto the sealed road and head back towards the Wet Tropic World Heritage area and into Kuranda Village.



Here you will enjoy a short tour of the village or if you are taking the Skyrail or Train return option you’ll be dropped off and have around two hours to browse Kuranda with its market stalls, shops and wildlife parks. If you do not have this option we will continue to the Upper Barron Gorge National Park, where we will first stop at the Wrights lookout for a stunning photo overlooking the Barron Gorge and back towards the coastal plains and Cairns City. We will then take a very short drive to the Barron Falls lookout to view possibly the most famous waterfall. Finally our day is coming to an end and we will start to head back towards Cairns via the Wet Tropic World Heritage drive on the Kuranda range, stopping at the Henry Ross Lookout overlooking the northern beach suburbs of Cairns and back out towards the Coral sea. Finally, we will then drop you back at your accommodation.


Please note that this itinerary runs in reverse for the afternoon tour.

Start / Finish Times

 Depart Cairns
 7.00am 1.00pm
 Depart Northern Beaches
 n/a 12.30pm
 Return Cairns
 12.30pm 6.00pm
 Return Northern Beaches
 n/a 6.30pm




Kuranda Skyrail Option

Why not take the opportunity to finish your tour with a ride on the Kuranda Skyrail . On the morning tour this option is available at the end of your rainforest tour. You are also able to spend up to 2 hours at Kuranda before departing.  You will then be dropped back to your Hotel.






Contact Details

07 4057 4312
+61 7 4057 4312

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