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From Cairns: Full-Day Kuranda Army Duck Experience Tour

From Cairns: Full-Day Kuranda Army Duck Experience Tour

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From US$ 130.35 per person

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Discover the World Heritage Kuranda Rainforest near Cairns on this full-day tour. Travel deep into the rainforest on World War II Army Ducks traveling on both land and water as your guide explains different species of flora and fauna.

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Duration 10 hours
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Pickup included
Hotel pick-up from Cairns accommodations. Pick-ups are not offered from Yorkeys Knob, Machans Beach and Holloways Beach. Guests should either go to the Skyrail Smithfield Terminal or another pick-up location.


  • Go on a 6-wheel adventure ride through the rainforest and water in an amphibious World War II Army Duck
  • Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a spectacular journey with stunning views
  • Ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over a pristine rainforest, just meters above the forest canopy
Full description
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. 
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Army Duck (amphibious vehicle) tour
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Return transfers
  • Optional gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Cash
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 78 reviews

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It's the third time I go through Tropic Wings to do this excursion with different family members, so that's a testimony to the trust I place in them and their general organization. Kuranda is great, the rainforestation Park is amazing, the telepheric is breath taking and the train is scenic The one downside is the time it takes to pick up/wait for/drop off so many people - I feel we spent a third of the day doing that. Smaller buses would be better, I would pay more for that.

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November 17, 2022

The Skyrail ride was a great experience, Kurunda is a pure tourist village, with one souvenir shop next to the next - the hiking trails through the rainforest are poorly signposted and misleading (path to the waterfall: 1st sign: 1.3 km, after approx. 1 km comes the next sign: approx. 4.5 km). The ride on the old train is nice, but the seats are assigned if you don't have a window seat, you can't see anything. The journey takes 2 hours, the train is of course not air-conditioned and the seats are narrow benches on which 4 people have to sit next to each other. We would have preferred to ride the Skyrail a second time. The train was nice to look at, but nothing more. Army Duck ride was very nice if a bit short.

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October 24, 2022

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

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August 29, 2022

Product ID: 69518