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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Day Trip from CairnsHalf-day Tours

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Day Trip from Cairns

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Immerse yourself in traditional Australian culture with a half- or full-day tour of the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park from Cairns. Get hands-on as you master boomerang or spear throwing, try basket weaving or take a didgeridoo lesson, then tuck into a delicious buffet lunch (not included). That’s not all: you’ll also get chance to learn about bush tucker and herbal medicines, hear Dreamtime stories from Aboriginal performers and be entertained with traditional art, dance and handicraft demonstrations.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.16
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$60.16

Cairns History Walking TourCity Packages

Cairns History Walking Tour

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Cairns may be a pretty face but its history is also rich and deep, going back at least 40,000 years. Explore beyond the rainforest and reef to the ancient and recent history, complete with stories and photographable architecture, art and landmarks. We look at buildings of significance from the early colony, including architectural styles, as well as indigenous outdoor artworks. You will learn about the importance of the natural features of Cairns (reef and rain forest), the oldest living culture in the world and pre-colonial lifestyle. We talk about the challenges of colonisation, pirates and opium trade, and the early gold rush, farming, business, and the cultural melting pot that makes Cairns what it is today. Historic buildings highlighted include: Cairns Museum, Cairns Art Gallery, Mulgrave Shire Office, Telegraph Office, Post Office, Chambers, Boland's Department Store, the Adelaide Steamship Company, Central Hotel, Chinatown, and Hides Hotel.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.42
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$24.42

Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port DouglasDay Trips

Aboriginal Cultural Daintree Rainforest Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

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Experience Australia's rich Aboriginal culture and the Daintree Rainforest on a full-day tour from Cairns or Port Douglas. Meet your local indigenous guide at Cooya Beach to learn traditions of hunting and gathering food supplies, then explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. This small-group tour that has a maximum of 18 participants, ensuring a hands-on experience with your guide. Choose from two afternoon options: a guided hike to a water hole; or upgrade to tour the forest with an Aboriginal guide who shares Dreamtime stories.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$187.44
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$187.44
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Kuranda Highlights including Rainforestation Aboriginal Culture and WildlifeDay Trips

Kuranda Highlights including Rainforestation Aboriginal Culture and Wildlife

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Journey to Queensland’s Far North to explore the UNESCO-listed rainforest of Kuranda on this full-day tour from Cairns. Take in the highlights of the award-winning Rainforestation Nature Park with a thrilling Army Duck tour, followed by a guided tour of the Koala and Wildlife Park, where you’ll enjoy a close encounter with crocodiles, Tasmanian Devils and kangaroos. Finally, immerse yourself in Kuranda’s unique Aboriginal heritage at the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, complete with traditional dancing, didgeridoo music and spear throwing demonstrations.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.97
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$67.97

Flames of the Forest Dining ExperienceDay Trips

Flames of the Forest Dining Experience

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Experience an enchanting night at the Flames of the Forest dinner, held in the world's oldest rainforest. Dine by candlelight at an open-air site, feasting on a gourmet multi-course meal while enjoying live entertainment such as an Aboriginal cultural performance or live guitar music. Sip Australian wines and beer, and finish off with tantalizing desserts before your included transfer to your hotel in Cairns, the Northern Beaches or Port Douglas.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.65
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$141.65

Tjapukai Indigenous Culture Experience and Palm Cove Day Trip from CairnsDay Trips

Tjapukai Indigenous Culture Experience and Palm Cove Day Trip from Cairns

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Ideal for those who wish to discover more about Cairns’ indigenous culture, this 9-hour tour combines an experience of Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park with a visit to Palm Cove, a pristine sandy beach. In Tjapukai, you’ll participate in a fire-making ceremony, learn to throw boomerangs and spears, and listen to a didgeridoo performance before heading to Palm Cove to spend free time relaxing. On this small-group tour, limited to 15 people, hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairns are included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.20
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$70.20

Hipster and Street Art Walking TourCity Packages

Hipster and Street Art Walking Tour

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With Cairns being the second Hipster capital of Australia, it's no wonder it is so cool ("hip"). But what makes it Hipster and why do Hipsters play such an important role in larger society? We will explore the influential Hipster culture through food, cafes, street art, elite barbers, and vintage shops. Find out how much your life may be influenced by hipsters or if you're a closet hipster...! The tour provides an overview of the global Hipster culture and how it has expanded in Cairns. The importance and evolution of tattooing as art and a global trend, the emergence of graffiti as art, the food trends that hipsters have influenced (including the emergence of vegan food options), and the niche of elite barbers (and those hipster beards!) are all explored. Discounts for seniors, children and groups of 4 or more offered.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.42
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$24.42

2-Day Cooktown 4WD Small-Group Tour from Cairns or Port DouglasOvernight Tours

2-Day Cooktown 4WD Small-Group Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

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Take in the highlights of Northern Queensland on a 2-day 4WD adventure from Cairns, including overnight accommodation. Drive the scenic Captain Cook Highway and explore the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Daintree National park, stopping to spot wildlife in rainforest and enjoy views of Black Mountain. After visiting historic Cooktown, travel through the diverse landscapes of cattle stations and the Palmer River gold mine region.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$402.06
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$402.06
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3 Day Cape Tribulation & Cooktown Tour from Cairns or Port DouglasMulti-day Tours

3 Day Cape Tribulation & Cooktown Tour from Cairns or Port Douglas

Travel in air-conditioned comfort in our purpose-built 4WD vehicle, experiencing some of the most amazing scenery and natural beauty in Australia. On your journey to Cooktown where Captain Cook landed in 1770, experience the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation–where the rainforest meets the reef. Travel through fascinating and diverse landscapes via the 4WD-only Bloomfield Track. Return travel from Cooktown is through the open spaces of the outback in Far North Queensland following the Great Dividing Range. Our experienced and friendly driver-guides have an extensive knowledge of the history and intricacies of these fragile eco-systems and a passion for sharing their knowledge with visitors from around the world. Immerse yourself in the scenic journey between Cairns and Cooktown over three days with an overnight stay in the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest and in historic Cooktown.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$754.70
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$754.70
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Herberton Historical Village Day Trip from Cairns - One of the best ever tours.Day Trips

Herberton Historical Village Day Trip from Cairns - One of the best ever tours.

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Experience the unique history and gorgeous scenery of North Queensland during this 10-hour day trip. Enjoy beautiful views at Barron Falls, the most famous waterfall in North Queensland and explore the pioneer village of Herberton, where you can check out the park’s collection of vintage cars, steam-operated machines and old-time blacksmith shops, plus have an old-fashioned country meal. Spend the afternoon discovering the scenic Crater Valley along the highway to Mount Hypipamee, returning to Cairns through the Kuranda Range. A guide, morning tea, lunch, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are covered.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$883.23
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$883.23
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Cairns Combo: Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Morning Tour and Afternoon City Sightseeing TourDay Trips

Cairns Combo: Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park Morning Tour and Afternoon City Sightseeing Tour

See the best of Cairns on a full-day combo tour that includes a morning visit to Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park and an afternoon sightseeing tour by coach. Learn about the living history of the Tjapukai people, the Australian indigenous people from Queensland’s far north as you hear Dreamtime stories and watch a corroboree performance, then learn about the boomerang, didgeridoo and fire making. Your city sightseeing tour takes in top attractions such as St Monica's Cathedral, the Flecker Botanic Gardens, several scenic lookouts, Barron Gorge National Park and Palm Cove.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.63
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$126.63

Crocs, Creatures and Culture Tour ex CairnsFull-day Tours

Crocs, Creatures and Culture Tour ex Cairns

Get ready for an exciting day, Experiencing three award-winning Tropical North Queensland attractions! Immerse yourself in all that is FNQ; - 8:30am Hotel Pickup - 9:30am Arrive at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures - 2.5 Hours free time - 12:00pm Be transferred by Air-conditioned Coach to Tjapukai Cultural Park  - 12:30pm Arrive at Tjapukai Cultural Park - Lunch and Tour - 3:30pm Meet again for Air-conditioned Transfers to Cairns Aquarium  - 4:00pm Arrive at Cairns Aquarium - 1 Hour free time - 5:00pm Return via Air-conditioned Coach to your Accommodation.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$162.35
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$162.35

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Tjapukai Cultural Park Day Trip from CairnsDay Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Tjapukai Cultural Park Day Trip from Cairns

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Enjoy a full-day tour to two of the top attractions near Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Tjapukai Cultural Park. The toothy star attraction of Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures leaps out of the water during the Crocodile Attack Show, and can be viewed up close during the included boat tour. Explore the living history of the Aboriginal Tjapukai people during your visit to Tjapukai Cultural Park, learning about traditions like making fire, boomerang and spear throwing, and didgeridoo music and more. Includes admission and hotel pickup and drop-off in Cairns.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.33
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$117.33

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Tjapukai Indigenous Culture ComboDay Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Tjapukai Indigenous Culture Combo

Learn about the indigenous Aboriginal people of northern Queensland and spot some unforgettable wildlife, all on a convenient day trip from Cairns. At the Tjapukai Indigenous Culture Park you’ll witness a variety of Aboriginal cultural ceremonies, and get the chance to throw a spear and boomerang yourself. At Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures you’ll get up close to incredible animals (at a safe enough distance!) as well as other Australian wildlife that’s hard to spot in the wild.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$122.10
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$122.10

Aussie Outback Pioneer Experience Two Day Air Tour Overnight Tours

Aussie Outback Pioneer Experience Two Day Air Tour

Great opportunity to experience the Australian Outback in just two days. Comfortable scenic air travel. Off the beaten trach and a "Must Do" for those that like to get out there.. Value for money and family friendly. All Meals, accommodation, tour and entries included.
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  • 2 days
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$2,539.66
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$2,539.66

Cairns Full Day Tour Including Lake Barrine, Herberton and Granite Gorge Wallabies ParkDay Trips

Cairns Full Day Tour Including Lake Barrine, Herberton and Granite Gorge Wallabies Park

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Explore the historical and natural attractions of the Atherton Tablelands on this full-day tour from Cairns. Look for native wildlife in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed rain forest, see wallabies at Granite Gorge Nature Park, and take a boat cruise on Lake Barrine. Learn about Australia’s history at Herberton Historic Village, which features 50 original buildings and antique artifacts. Hotel pickup and drop-off from central Cairns is included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.04
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$148.04

Double Pack-Ancient Rainforest and Waterfalls!Nature and Wildlife

Double Pack-Ancient Rainforest and Waterfalls!

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Take two days to explore the Cairns region on a small-group tour that visits the Atherton Tablelands and Daintree Rainforest. Go to spectacular national parks with waterfalls, lakes, volcanic craters, and ancient rain forest tracts, stopping at destinations such as Babinda Boulders, Josephine Falls, Mt. Hypipamee National Park, Mossman Gorge, and Daintree National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Includes two lunches and transport by air-conditioned vehicle.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$178.14
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$178.14
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Kuranda Guided Interpretive Rainforest Walk Including RefreshmentsNature and Wildlife

Kuranda Guided Interpretive Rainforest Walk Including Refreshments

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Cross the Barron River on the Kuranda Riverboat and disembark in a secluded rainforest clearing to begin your 1-hour walking tour. Follow your guide along a well-maintained forest trail to see different trees, vines, lianas and ferns in this tropical rainforest. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as cassowaries that may be spotted in this section of the rainforest. After your walk, duck into a rainforest tea room for light refreshments before returning to Kuranda Village by riverboat.
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  • 1 hour
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$30.53
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$30.53

14-Day Cape York Camping TourHiking

14-Day Cape York Camping Tour

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Cockatours is operated by Rossy, a local who has lived in Cape York for several years, and has ran ecology projects in the Cape for several years. Rossy's background in ecology, his passion for sharing history and his connections with Indigenous groups in Cape York present experiences and opportunities hard to come by elsewhere. As Cockatours is owner-operated, we have the flexibility to make spontaneous decisions for the best and there's always a small touch of adventure along the way somewhere. Most importantly, Rossy is compassionate and respectful and loves sharing his knowledge and the experience with everyone on board. We become a family on tour!
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  • 14 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$2,098.50
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$2,098.50

Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and RainforestationDay Trips

Best of Kuranda Including Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and Rainforestation

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Experience the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kuranda Rainforest on a full-day tour from Cairns. Take the Kuranda Scenic Railway to Kuranda where you first visit the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, the largest flight aviary in Australia. Tour the Rainforestation Nature Park in an amphibious Army Duck vehicle, then see koalas, dingoes and more at the Koala and Wildlife Park. Take a dreamtime walk with a Pamagirri guide for the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, then feast on an Australian barbecue buffet lunch. Finally, return to Cairns on the scenic Skyrail Rainforest Cableway.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$186.72
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$186.72

Cooktown 4WD Discovery (Drive/Fly) from Cairns or Port DouglasDay Trips

Cooktown 4WD Discovery (Drive/Fly) from Cairns or Port Douglas

Enjoy a spectacular journey through the World’s Oldest Rainforest north to the historic town of Cooktown. Travel on this small group tour with an experienced local drive-guide to discover the history and relevance of this spectacular remote region. Travel through the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation along the 4WD only Bloomfield Track to historic Cooktown; where Captain Cook landed in 1770. After a day of discovery, enjoy a wonderful flight from Cooktown to Cairns at dusk.
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$412.07
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$412.07
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Ultimate Kuranda Tour: Skyrail, Scenic Railway, Koala Gardens, Cruise and LunchDay Trips

Ultimate Kuranda Tour: Skyrail, Scenic Railway, Koala Gardens, Cruise and Lunch

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Soak up sweeping views of the Queensland rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as you ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway to charming Kuranda village on this quintessential Cairns day out. In town, marvel at adorable marsupials at the Kuranda Koala Gardens, savor lunch at the historic Kuranda Hotel, and ride a Kuranda Riverboat before heading back to Cairns on the Kuranda Scenic Railway—all in one easy door-to-door package.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.59
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$172.59

Private Tour: Tropical Rainforest and Waterfalls Day Trip from CairnsNature and Wildlife

Private Tour: Tropical Rainforest and Waterfalls Day Trip from Cairns

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Explore the rainforest and waterfalls of the Tablelands regions at your own pace on this private guided tour from Cairns. Enjoy the flexibility of customizing the tour to the preferences of your party, while benefiting from insights into the diversity and history of the ancient land from your guide. See such landscapes as extinct volcanic crater lakes and valley gorges, as well as native fauna including the rare tree kangaroo, cassowary, platypus, and hundreds of species of colorful songbirds, in their native environment.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,068.33
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$1,068.33
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Skip the Line: Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park TicketAttraction Tickets

Skip the Line: Kuranda Rainforestation Nature Park Ticket

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Explore Kuranda's Rainforestation Nature Park, a 100-acre (40-hectare) tropical rainforest and World Heritage site located within five minutes of Kuranda village, accessible from Cairns. Your admission ticket to this family-friendly attraction includes three eco-experiences: see Australia's native animals at the Koala and Wildlife Park; ride the amphibious Army Duck on a unique rainforest tour; watch an Aboriginal Dance Show at the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience and take a Dreamtime Walk.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.70
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$36.70

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