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Wet Tropics World Heritage Area Tours

Wet, green, and laden with some of the world’s most bio diverse wildlife, the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area is the oldest rainforest on Earth. Amongst these marshes filled with saltwater crocodiles and valleys punctuated by waterfalls, are species of plants that have existed since Australia and Antarctica were joined one. Thanks to the exceptionally harsh terrain, parts of the area are completely untouched by outside human development, and the ecosystem exists in much the same way as it has for 100 million years. Nevertheless, despite the remote and rugged nature of this vast swath of forest, there are still a few places where visitors can experience its wealth of natural beauty. In the heart of the Daintree River Valley, tour the rainforest as it runs right up to meet the Great Barrier Reef, or soar through trees at Cape Tribulation on a jungle canopy tour. In the sultry innards of Girrungan National Park, you can glimpse the power of Wallaman Falls—the highest waterfall in Australia—before setting out on a five-day trek on the Wet Tropics Great Walk. In total, the heritage area is approximately three times the size of the state of Rhode Island, and encompasses 19 national parks and hundreds of miles of hiking trails. It’s a place of adventure, a place of silence, and filled with fascinating wildlife, and a spot that every visitor should experience in Queensland’s tropical north.

Practical Info

The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area spans over 2.2 million acres from just north of Townsville to just south of Cooktown. Driving time between the two cities is just short of eight hours. On average, December-March is rainy and hot, with August-November usually being the most comfortable time to visit.

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Private Half Day Tour: Exclusive World Heritage Rainforest and Waterfall Tour from Cairns, Cairns ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Private Half Day Tour: Exclusive World Heritage Rainforest and Waterfall Tour from Cairns

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Do you want to have your own private tour guide and vehicle all to yourself? This tour will take you to some of the most spectacular scenery in a World ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $641.93
Barron River Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns, Cairns & the Tropical North, Private ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Barron River Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

Seeking a white water rafting adventure? The Barron River, 20-minutes north of Cairns, offers spectacular scenery as you paddle through the Barron Gorge ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Northern Beaches, Australia
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $109.51
Half-Day ATV 4-Wheel Buggy Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns, Cairns & the Tropical North, White ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Half-Day ATV 4-Wheel Buggy Rainforest Day Trip from Cairns

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Feel the adrenaline rush as you explore the amazing tropical rainforest and be taken back in time to the history of the land.  Go through creek crossings, up ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.40
Half-Day Rainforest Hummer Day Trip from Cairns, Cairns & the Tropical North, 4WD, ATV & ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Half-Day Rainforest Hummer Day Trip from Cairns

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Feel the adrenaline rush as you explore the amazing tropical rainforest. Go through creek crossings, up hills and through orchard plantations. Get up and close ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $94.40
Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour, Cairns ... 
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Rainforest Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 310 Reviews

Travel from Cairns or Port Douglas along one of Australia's most scenic coastal roads to Cape Tribulation in World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park. ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Palm Cove or Port Douglas, Australia
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $135.18
Atherton Tablelands Tour from Cairns, Cairns & the Tropical North, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Atherton Tablelands Tour from Cairns

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 18 Reviews

Adventure lovers can enjoy the natural beauty of the Atherton Tablelands on this active full-day tour from Cairns to visit parts of the Wet Tropics ...  Read more

Location: Cairns, Australia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.32

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