Cairns Half Day Rainforest Tour AM/PM | DTA HD1/2

Tour Code: 273

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Half Day Tour
  • Walking in the shadows of the anchient King Ferns and giant Stangler figs of the Great dividing Range
  • Get exclusive access to private boardwalks in lush rainforest settings, sit back and view the mighty waterfalls and then stop for a Home-made ice cream in Kuranda Village- this tour has it all!
  • Choose from a half day morning tour or an afternoon tour to see the waterfalls and the rainforest behind Cairns
  • Marvel at the sheer size and complexity of trees hundreds of years old and stand in awe of the beautiful waterfalls of Cairns 

Included In Price

  • Small group - max. 13 people
  • Naturalist Guides. Informative guided walks and commentary.
  • Private World Heritage Rainforest. Not open to the general public.
  • Off Road ‘Soft’ Four Wheel Driving. Through rainforest creeks, in an air-conditioned, late model 4WD vehicle.
  • Davies Creek. A local ‘secret spot’.
  • Tropical Fruit Tasting. Option to purchase some, at additional cost.
  • Clohsey River Boardwalk. Enjoy the peace and serenity of this private, secluded rainforest.
  • Clohsey Fig Tree. Ancient tree, amazing experience.
  • Termite Mounds. Dot the open country savannah.
  • Barron Falls. Possibly the most famous waterfall in North Queensland.
  • National Parks. Travel through three Wet Tropics National Parks; the tour price includes all relevant fees and permits.
  • Secret Giant Trees. We’ll show you hidden giants in World Heritage Rainforest.
  • 5 Photo Opportunities in beautiful locations.
  • Return hotel transfers

From Cairns this unique small group half day Cairns rainforest tour heads through some of Tropical North Queensland's amazing National Parks and rainforest spots that are not open to the general public, giving you a personalised and exclusive rainforest experience in regions where you will not see o

Cairns Half Day Rainforest Tour - Perfect For Cruise Ship Passengers

From Cairns this the perfect half day small group rainforest adventure tour. This rainforest tour will have you driving through creeks and mountain tracks, marvelling at the waterfalls and getting up close and personal with some of the oldest flora, fauna and wildlife in the world just outside Cairns.

Your half day rainforest tour begins with one of our friendly and knowledgeable Accredited Naturalist Guides collecting you from your accommodation at approximately 7:00am or 1:00pm in a comfortable 4WD vehicle to begin your journey on your half day Cairns rainforest tour.

Cairns Rainforest Places visited

  • Davies Creek - optional swimming time permitting
  • Clohesy River Boardwalk
  • Clohesy Fig Tree
  • Barron Gorge National Park
  • Surprise Falls
  • Lamb Range
  • Lake Morris Lookout

Please note: the morning and afternoon half day tours work in reverse and we can alter our itinerary to match cruise ship timetables.

You will head north and off road to reach the beautiful Davies Creek Falls where you can enjoy an optional swim before a well deserved Tropical Fruit Tasting Share Platter.

Our exclusive access permit will take us into areas where no one else can go!

Exciting creek crossings await (during green season) to give you a unique 4WD experience suitable for all adventure levels.

This is where you have time to enjoy morning or afternoon tea taking in the secluded surrounds.

The journey then continues arriving at the Clohesy River.

It’s time to stretch your legs and enjoy the informative guided walk along the Clohesy River Boardwalk, appreciating the peace and serenity of the secluded rainforest surrounds.

Here you will see the amazing, ancient Clohesy Fig Tree.

Heading away from the lush rainforest you will be surprised by the quick change in scenery from the lush wet tropics to the dry outback savannah.

Discover the picturesque termite mounds while learning even more about the region from the informative tour guide.

The 4WD will then make its way up to Wrights Lookout with spectacular views of Cairns city and surrounding region. Just spectacular!

Your four wheel drive tour will continue onto the mighty Barron Falls/Lower look out.

This is one of the most well-known waterfalls in Tropical Far North Queensland, boasting a lovely view all year round.

This will allow for more fantastic photo opportunities.

As the tour concludes you will make your way down the Kuranda range to the spectacular Henry Ross Lookout. This spot provides a breathtaking backdrop overlooking the Coral Sea before making your comfortable journey back to your accommodation.

Our four wheel drive half day tour adventure provides an inside look at some truly magnificent rainforest and countryside.

With private access to National Parks rainforests and a limited amounts of guests, your half day tour will be full of exploration and discovery or things you may never have seen before or even heard about before.

Australia really provides a truly amazing and diverse landscape and our Cairns rainforest tours are a testiment to that.

Cruise ship passengers book in advance as our boutique Cairns rainforest tours sell out fast.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From


Departure Time
  • Pick-up and drop off times are approximate due to traffic / weather conditions
  • Departs Cairns 7:00am - Returns 12:00pm
  • Depart Cairns 1:00pm - Returns 6:00pm
  • Guests staying on Northern Beaches, please meet tour at the Skyrail Terminal in Smithfiled public bus stop
Pickup Locations


  • World Heritage Rainforest
  • Davies Creek.
  • Clohsey River Boardwalk.
  • Clohsey Fig Tree.
  • Barron Falls.
  • Wet Tropics National Parks.
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation



5 hours (approx)

Fitness Level Required


Eco Certifications
Eco Climate Action Certification
  • Swimmers & towel, if you wish to swim at Davies Creek (subject to conditions on the day)
  • Lightweight clothing (shorts & t-shirts are fine)
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat & sunscreen
  • Cash for additional purchases
  • Bottle of water, which can be topped up throughout the tour

Customer Reviews

Average Rating

Lee L

Reviewed on October 28, 2019

Really enjoyed this tour with Simon who touched on many subjects with regards to forests animals and the indigenous people but no too much - really liked the places we went even to some not on tour list like for the tourists who really wanted to see wallabies and to lookouts etc my mum was 86 and still managed this tour just stayed on bus when she didn’t want to walk but got to see everything and didn’t mind the rough road she can now add 4 wheel drive off roaming to tick off her bucket List

Robert D

Reviewed on August 26, 2017

We enjoyed our tour, pick up was on time, our driver Jean knew his stuff and local history, a well informed and traveled man, and a very good driver. If we wanted to stop for a photo or something we could, and it all made for a relaxed atmosphere. The rainforest trek was a feature, plus the exclusive access with it, not something we'd otherwise see and experience. Everything was well timed so there was no rushing to get things done, and this appealed to us. The time allocated for the tour was a nice amount of time without it being an all day marathon from just after dawn til dusk, which when you're older you don't necessarily want to do all day marathon tours.

Response From The Tour Specialists

Wow- we are delighted to hear the Half Day Rainforest 4WD Adventure was the ideal way for you to explore and discover the pristine rainforest on our door step!

Please note this tour is not suitable for children under 4, unless on a Private Charter.

All cancellations must be in writing.

We understand things may change, so we have made cancellations very easy.

In every instance we always recommend you purchase travel insurance for life’s last-minute hiccups.

Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operators policy:

  • Cancellation less than 24 hours prior to departure or no show will result in the loss of a 100% of the tour costs

Cairns Half Day Rainforest Tour AM/PM | DTA HD1/2

Tour Code: 273

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns

Half Day Tour



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$129.00
Family: au$519.00

Tour Code: 273



15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
1300 761 612
+61 427 074 745
1300 761 612
+61 427 074 745

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