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Down Under Tours - Day Tours

Cairns, Australia
About Down Under Tours - Day Tours
Down Under Tours is Tropical North Queensland’s leading day tour operator. We are blessed to have two World Heritage listed areas on our doorstep; the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Our comprehensive day tour program encompasses the most popular destinations of Kuranda, Cape Tribulation & Daintree, taking in this amazing World Heritage listed area. Our driver/guides and Hostesses are passionate about our destination, and love to share their knowledge and experience with you. All tours are operated in our superior fleet and are designed to ensure maximum comfort and safety, with features including panoramic side windows to enable exceptional viewing.
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Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns

The Kuranda Scenic Railway is one of the most popular attractions in Queensland’s tropical north, affording incredible views of the Barron Gorge National Park. This flexible tour offers a choice of five different itineraries, so you can tailor your tour to your preferences and include optional extras such as a ride on the Skyrail, a visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park, a tour of the Rainforestation Nature Park, or lunch in the rainforest.
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7 hours
from USD 128.34

Skip the Line Kuranda Scenic Railway Gold Class and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

The Kuranda Scenic Railway runs from Cairns to Kuranda, affording spectacular views of Queensland’s Wet Tropics, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this tour, experience Gold Class service as you ride the famous railway, enjoy free time to explore the markets and wildlife parks of Kuranda, and ride the thrilling Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for even more incredible views.
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8 hours
from USD 168.87

Daintree and Cape Tribulation Tour from Cairns

Experience the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation with the added benefit of a guide's in-depth commentary on this full-day tour from Cairns. Learn more about the area's history, environment, flora, and fauna than you would on your own. Get access to a private rainforest retreat for a traditional Aussie barbecue lunch and embark on a cruise down the Daintree River. All activities are planned ahead, making this a stress-free experience.
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12 hours
from USD 168.11
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Amanda wrote a review 18 Sep
9 contributions16 helpful votes
Loved everything about this tour. Whilst it was a long day, it was broken up with different stops and the bus was comfortable. Uta, our tour guide was a wealth of knowledge of the area and had a great sense of humour. Mossman Gorge was stunning and I loved meeting all the crocs along the Daintree River. I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone wanting to explore these areas.
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Date of experience: September 2021
Eric Y wrote a review Aug 2021
Brisbane, Australia64 contributions64 helpful votes
If you Holiday in Cairns then you must do The Kuranda rail journey, the commentary provided on the journey up to Kuranda puts into perspective the immense task it would have been to build this railway. Many individuals lost their lives & toiled with handtools to get the job done.
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Mel M wrote a review Jul 2021
1 contribution
great experience till we got to Kuranda. Arrived just before 2pm to find no food available to eat as stores were out of food could not go on boat tour as cableway ceased operation same time boat tour ended. Clearly not a well organised operation between cableway and Kuranda businesses. Got to the cableway at Kuranda to make our way back. Noted Covid social distancing in your group signage in the queue which was great to see. Though my husband and myself were force to share gondola with another couple in the same closed environment no 1.5 m distancing no masks offered. my husband and I got off only to be told by the staff member “ now you will have to wait till the end of the queue” like naughty children we waited for all the other people to get on before we could get back on. Certainly not worth the money or the demoralising way we were treated. I spoke to the manager when we got off only to be told that the Queensland Government approved for them to able to mix groups. As a healthcare worker this doesn’t make sense, socially distance in groups outside but we can put you in a gondola (closed environment) with a couple from a different household within touching distance and breathe onto each other with no masks offered (approved by the Queensland Government apparently).
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Date of experience: July 2021
the_t_man05 wrote a review Jul 2021
Newcastle, Australia70 contributions31 helpful votes
Absolutely awesome, the train ride up is just wonderful and the sky rail back is spectacular, one of the best things we have ever been on.Don’t miss out on it if you are in Cairns.
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Derek&Yvonne wrote a review Jul 2021
4 contributions
We did the train up and gondola down todsy which were both fantastic. But when we got to Kuranda (on a Monday) most of the market stalls were closed. Very dissapointed!
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