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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 a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, winding through tunnels and over bridges on this magnificent journey, passing Stoney Creek and Barron Falls. 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 via 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. Upon arrival in Cairns, you will be transferred back to your accommodation. 

Port Douglas: World Heritage Forest by Skyrail & Scenic Rail

2. 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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What people are saying about Barron Falls

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 80 reviews

Pick up was good and within the time frame allocated. Driver was knowledgeable and gave us all the necessary information for the duration of our tour. I did the sky rail, the army duck and the train back to Cairns. It was a bit overcast and then misty on the mountain top but that in some respects added to the beauty of the trip. The army duck tour was great and very informative. The time in the Kurunda village was adequate. If travelling on the train try and get a window seat otherwise it's difficult to get good photos

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.

Great day out the sky rail and the train are must doo as on a beautiful day the scenery is amazing.

Great unforgettable impressions of the incredible rainforest

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