Cairns Rainforest Tours

Rainforest Tour is the second most popular tour attraction in Cairns, after the Great Barrier Reef. Hundreds of people participate in tours to the rainforest every day. But why is Cairns rainforest so special? Our rainforest is listed as a World Heritage site and it is considered the oldest rainforest in the world being at least 135 million years old.

There are many different types of rainforest tours that travel to different locations. The closest one is the popular Kuranda Rainforest which involves travelling on the train (Kuranda Historic Scenic Railway) and the Skyrail Cableway. The other option is Cape Tribulation (Daintree Rainforest), located about 140 kilometres from Cairns. And the third option is Atherton Tablelands, located about 90 kilometres from Cairns. Please see below for more details:

Kuranda Scenic Railway & Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Kuranda tour is a popular rainforest tour that visits a small village called Kuranda Village, located about 28 kilometres from Cairns CBD. Kuranda village is surrounded by the world heritage rainforest and visitors experience this amazing old rainforest by travelling on the skyrail and train.

Click here to see our list of Kuranda Rainforest Tours

Cape Tribulation - The Daintree Rainforest

Cape Tribulation is headland and coastal area located about 2.5 hours by car so travellers need to participate in a full day tour. At Cape Tribulation the ocean and the rainforest are so close that there is a saying that Cape Tribulation is where the ocean meets the rainforest.

Click here to see our list of Cape Tribulation (Daintree) Rainforest Tours

Atherton Tablelands - Waterfalls Tour

The Atherton tablelands is a highland region located about 1 hour by car. The Atherton Tablelands landscape is a mix of rainforest, wetlands and savanna. Atherton Tablelands is famous for its circuit of waterfalls and lakes which are quite amazing..

Click here to see our list of Atherton Tablelands Rainforest Tours

Kuranda Classic Tour - Train Up / Skyrail Down - 5% OFF

  • 5% OFF at the moment
  • Train Up & Skyrail Down with Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Train Up / Skyrail Down
  • Departure location: Cairns City only
  • Suitable for families & backpackers
  • Duration: Half or Full day (See itineraries)
  • Places visited: Kuranda Village via Train up and Skyrail down
  • Type of vehicle: Return van transport to/from both Stations

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Starting from:
$AU158.00

Kuranda Classic Tour - Skyrail Up / Train Down - 5% OFF

  • Special - 5% OFF
  • Skyrail Up & Train Down with hotel pick up & drop off
  • Departure location: Cairns area only
  • Suitable for families & couples
  • Duration: Half or Full day option
  • Places visited: Kuranda Village via Skyrail up and Train down
  • Type of vehicle: Return van transport to/from both stations
  • Lunch not included (Restaurants & Cafes available in Kuranda)

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Starting from:
$AU158.00

2 day / 1 Night Atherton Tablelands & Cape Tribulation Tour

  • Special - AU$10 OFF per person
  • Tour:2 day / 1 Night Atherton Tablelands & Cape Tribulation Tour
  • Departure location: Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas
  • Suitable for families & couples
  • Number of passengers: 16 max per vehicle
  • Departs: Monday, Wednesday & Friday
  • Duration: 7:00am – 7pm
  • Places visited: Daintree river ferry, Alexandra Lookout, Bloomfield Track, Bana Yirriji Art and Cultural Centre, Black Mountains, Cooktown.

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Starting from:
$AU389.00

Kuranda Train & Skyrail with Rainforestation

  • Tour: Kuranda Tour with Rainforestation Park with LUNCH INCLUDED
  • Budget option: Skyrail up / Train down
  • Standard option: Train up/ Skyrail down
  • Departure location: Cairns & Northern Beaches
  • Suitable for families & couples
  • Tour Duration:7:30am – 5:30pm
  • Places visited: Kuranda Village via Train up and Skyrail down with Rainforestation Park
  • Type of vehicle: Return van transport to/from both stations

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$AU252.00

3 Day 2 Night Cape Tribulation & Cooktown Tour

  • 3 Day 2 night Cape Tribulation & Cooktown Tour
  • Departure location: Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas
  • Suitable for families & couples
  • Number of passengers: 16 max per vehicle
  • Departs: Thursday & Friday (May to November)
  • Duration: 6:00am – 8:0pm (3 days)
  • Type of vehicle: 4WD vehicle - Maximum of 16 passengers per vehicle
  • All meals included

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$AU1,499.00

Kuranda Train & Skyrail with Hartley's Crocodile - 5% OFF

  • 5% OFF at the moment
  • Tour: Kuranda Tour with Hartley's Crocodile
  • Train up / Skyrail down
  • Departure location: Cairns
  • Suitable for families & couples
  • Duration: 7:30am – 5:45pm
  • Places visited: Kuranda Village via Train up and Skyrail down with Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
  • Type of vehicle: Return van transport from and back to your accommodation

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$AU219.00

Cape Tribulation Overnight Tour at JK's Jungle Village

  • ***Tour not available***
  • Tour: Cape Tribulation Overnight Tour
  • Stay at Pk's Jungle Village
  • Departure location: Cairns, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas
  • Suitable for families, couples and backpackers
  • Number of passengers: 28
  • Duration: 6:30am – 6:30pm
  • Places visited: Rex Lookout, Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, Daintree river cruise to see crocs, Daintree river ferry, Alexandra Lookout, Cape Tribulation Beach, rainforest night walk.

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Kuranda with Rainforestation & Butterfly Sanctuary

  • Tour: Kuranda Tour with Rainforestation & Butterfly Sanctuary with LUNCH INCLUDED
  • From Cairns:Train up / Skyrail down
  • From Northern Beaches & Port Douglas: Skyrail up / Train down
  • Departure location: Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas
  • Suitable for families & couples
  • Duration: 7:30am – 5:00pm
  • Places visited: Kuranda Village via Train up and Skyrail down with Rainforestation Park
  • Type of vehicle: Return van transport to/from both stations

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$AU270.00

Atherton Tablelands Tour With Paronella Park

  • In this Atherton Tablelands Tour travellers visit beautiful locations such as the Tablelands waterfall and lake, World Heritage rainforest, creeks and the famouns Paronella Park.
  • Tour: Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls tour including Paronella Park
  • Departure location: Cairns & Northern Beaches
  • Suitable for families & couples
  • Number of passengers: 28
  • Duration: 7:15am – 6:00pm
  • Places visited: Paronella Park, Lake Barrine, The Curtin fig tree, Milla Milla Falls, Babinda Bolders
  • Type of vehicle: 28 seater van

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$AU165.00

Budget Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour

  • Cheap & Great
  • Waterfalls Tour
  • Departure location: Cairns
  • Suitable for backpackers
  • Number of passengers: 24
  • Duration: 7:45am – 7:00pm
  • Available Monday to Friday
  • Places visited: Babinda Boulders (spooky aboriginal stories), Josephine Falls (natural rock slide), Crawfords Lookout, Millaa Millaa Falls (World Famous Waterfall), Malanda Pub (biggest timber pub in Oz), Mount Hypipamee (Dinner Falls and the Crater), Curtain Fig Tree (the biggest tree you’ll ever see!), Platypus viewing, Lake Eacham (swim in a volcanic crater lake)

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Starting from:
$AU149.00