Barron Falls: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Cairns: Full-Day Kuranda Army Duck Experience Tour

1. From Cairns: Full-Day Kuranda Army Duck Experience Tour

Start your day with the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over a pristine rainforest with the canopy just meters beneath you. It is recommend you spend time at the two stations en route: Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Stations. Once in Kuranda, you will travel to Rainforestation Nature Park via shuttle. Explore the rainforest on a 6-wheel drive World War II Army Duck amphibious vehicle over land and water. Your experienced duck driver will help you search for wildlife and teach you about the plants and trees that make up the surrounding rainforest. After your tour, you can sample exotic fruits and locally made ice cream at a Tropical Treats fruit orchard.  Then, take the shuttle bus from Rainforestation Nature Park to Kuranda Village. Once in the village, you have free time to explore the markets and shops. At the end of your day, you will travel back to Cairns with a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, winding through tunnels and over bridges on this magnificent journey, passing Stoney Creek and Barron Falls. Upon arrival in Cairns, you will be transferred back to your accommodation. 

Cairns: Skyrail+ Quad biking + Zoo+ Kuranda Half-Day

2. Cairns: Skyrail+ Quad biking + Zoo+ Kuranda Half-Day

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, smells and tranquility of one of the world’s most botanically fascinating areas that has remained relatively unchanged for 130 million years with Skyrail. Then step up the adventure with KUR-Cow on their special 45min guided quad bike ride through rolling green paddocks and lush rainforest. If you are lucky, you might even meet one of the friendly resident bulls! Enjoy a truly unique perspective of this ancient landscape with unsurpassed panoramic views of Barron Gorge and Australia’s Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. 8.30am - Cairns city hotel pick up 9.00am - Arrive at Skyrail cable Smithfield terminal. Proceed to check in counter inside the building Explore the world's oldest rainforest from above stopping at Red Peaks and Barron Falls through to Kuranda station estimate journey time 1 and 1/2 hour. 10.50am - Coach departs Skyrail Kuranda station to Kur-Cow farm 11.00am - 45 minutes guided quad bike tour with plenty of time remaining to feed the mini animals at petting zoo. A fun activity for the whole family the youngest member can be 6 years of age to ride by themselves. Children under 6 years old can travel with parent on our side by side buggy. 12.20pm - Depart KUR-Cow to Kuranda village for lunch and shopping at own cost. Kuranda Village has an array of shops and food outlets. They even have a mini golf course hidden in the heart of the village. Just ask a friendly local! 15.15pm - Depart Kuranda village at back to city hotel 16.30pm - Arrive at hotel to conclude your adventure day

Port Douglas: World Heritage Forest by Skyrail & Scenic Rail

3. Port Douglas: World Heritage Forest by Skyrail & Scenic Rail

Explore the Cairns World Heritage Rainforest on this tour with hotel pickup and drop-off in Port Douglas. Experience the beauty of the rainforest from above then enjoy some leisure time in Kuranda before returning by rail. Be picked up from the comfort of your Port Douglas accommodation. Relax on the scenic drive to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway as you get ready to see the rainforest from the air. Board the Cableway and be awed as you glide silently over and through the rainforest on your journey. Admire the flora and fauna beneath as you head for the forest village of Kuranda. Stop at two stations on the cableway. Head out for a walk in the rainforest to spectacular lookouts or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Center. Once you arrive in Kuranda, make use of some free time to explore the village at your leisure. For the return journey, board the Kuranda Scenic Rail train for a ride over one of the world's most picturesque rail routes. Cruise through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning stunning gorges along the way. After disembarking, catch your coach back to your accommodation in Port Douglas.

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4.5 / 5

based on 80 reviews

What fun! It was interesting learning about the local plants and wildlife and our guide was a great story teller . Our only wish is that it could have gone longer. Would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the region.

The Aboriginal Cultural experience was amazing. It would be great if it was a not for profit activity. It doesn’t sit well to think that non-Aboriginal people are profiting from sharing Aboriginal culture.

Very Friendly staffs, well organized and professional. Everything done on time and couldn't be any better. We thoroughly enjoy and will highly recommend this company Sam

Seeing Baron Falls was breathtaking! Loved the train ride and sky car.

Army duck was to short a ride Rest of the day was great