Down Under Tours Australia

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With so much to see in the magnificent Tropical North Queensland region, Down Under Tours are the day touring specialists, and offer a variety of options to suit every taste. Choose from a huge selection of Cairns day tours, including the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Tjapukai Cultural Park, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Rainforestation, or Cape Tribulation and Daintree tours including their Daintree Walkabout tour.

Their Kuranda Boarding Pass allows you to avoid ticketing lines as both Train and Skyrail tickets are pre-allocated, giving you more time to relax and enjoy your day. The Kuranda Boarding Pass also offers preferential seating, discounts to selected Kuranda attractions, a personalised itinerary and detailed map.

GPS activated commentary is available daily on both their Cape Tribulation and Daintree Walkabout tours in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese daily.

At Down Under Tours they abide by the motto 'Our People make the difference'. From their accommodating driver-guides and dynamic marketing personalities working on the front line of their company, to their friendly reservations staff, it is their people who define their standards of quality and consistency.

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Our Tours

Kuranda, Scenic Rail, Skyrail and Tjapukai

Check in: Their Driver will meet you at your accommodation and check you in for your tour using the Kuranda Boarding Pass. The pass includes a detailed itinerary, pre-allocated preferential Kuranda Scenic Railway seating, map of Kuranda, and discounted entry into selected Kuranda attractions. Written itinerary available in six languages.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park : On arrival, you will be welcomed before exploring the park. Experience the Cultural Dance Theatre and demonstrations including bush food and medicine and boomerang throwing.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: At the scheduled time board Skyrail. Once aboard be amazed as you glide silently over the rainforest. There are two stations en route where you can alight and enjoy a walk through the rainforest to spectacular lookouts.

Kuranda Village : Upon arrival in Kuranda, you have two hours free time to do your own exploring, their Kuranda Boarding Pass offers discounted entry into selected Kuranda Attractions a detailed map of Kuranda.

Kuranda Scenic Railway: Avoid the ticketing lines and board the Kuranda Scenic Railway, sit back, relax and enjoy the views of the Barron Gorge on your journey to Freshwater Station. Disembark at Freshwater Station where their coaches are waiting to return you to your accommodation.

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$211 $225
Kuranda Rail, Skyrail and Rainforestation

Check in: Their Driver will meet you at your accommodation and check you in for your tour using their Kuranda Boarding pass. The pass includes a detailed itinerary, pre-allocated preferential Kuranda Scenic Railway seating, map of Kuranda, and discounted entry into selected Kuranda attractions. Written itinerary available in six languages.

Kuranda Scenic Rail: Boarding the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail, an amazing journey awaits you as you travel one of the world's most scenic rail routes, through hand-hewn tunnels and over bridges spanning spectacular gorges.

Kuranda Village: You have ample time to explore this quaint village.

Rainforestation: Your shuttle coach will transfer you to Rainforestation, set in 40 hectares of lush gardens and tropical rainforest. Board the amphibious Army Duck where an experienced guide will show you unique tropical fruits and ancient rainforest plants. Join the Dreamtime Walk for an insight into ancient Aboriginal Culture. The Pamagirri Dancers perform a range of native dances in the Rainforest Amphitheatre. A delicious barbecue lunch is included before visiting the Koala and Wildlife Park.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: At your pre-allocated time board Skyrail, an experience which takes you over the rainforest canopy with two stops enroute. Their Hostess will assist with your return transfer.

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$254 $268
Kuranda Rail, Skyrail and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Check in: Make your visit to Kuranda a memorable one from door to door. Your Kuranda Boarding Pass allows for driver check in, offering you pre-allocated preferential seating on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Written itinerary available in six languages.

Kuranda Scenic Rail: Time then for an historical rail journey to Kuranda, enjoying breathtaking views across the cane fields of Cairns to the tropical rainforest of Kuranda.

Kuranda Village: Your Kuranda Boarding Pass offers discounted entry into a selection of the iconic Kuranda attractions as well as a detailed map including reference points to ensure your day runs as smoothly as possible.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: Use your Kuranda Boarding Pass to avoid the ticketing lines at Skyrail and proceed directly to the boarding area at 11.30am. Enjoy Skyrail - the world's most beautiful rainforest experience. There are two stops en route to explore, including boardwalks and the CSIRO Interpretive Centre. Our coach is waiting at Smithfield to transfer you to Hartley's.

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures is one of the best places to see crocodiles in Tropical North Queensland! Highlights of the Park include the Wetlands Cruise, Crocodile Attack Show and Snake Show. Your return transfer departs at 4.45pm.

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$208 $208
Half Day Kuranda

Enjoy a relaxing morning before joining their half day tour to Kuranda.

Check in: Your Driver will check you in at your accommodation using the Kuranda Boarding Pass, offering pre-allocated seating on the Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail, preferential seating on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, a detailed map of Kuranda, and discounted entry into selected Kuranda Attractions. Written itinerary available in six languages.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: Transfer to Smithfield to board Skyrail Rainforest Cableway for your journey to Kuranda. Once aboard you will be amazed as you glide silently over and through the rainforest. There are two stations enroute where you can alight and enjoy a walk through the rainforest or visit the CSIRO Interpretive Centre.

Kuranda Village : Upon arrival in Kuranda, it's time to explore this fascinating village. The Heritage Markets operate daily and are full of colourful and interesting arts and crafts.

Kuranda Scenic Rail : At the scheduled time, board the world famous Kuranda Scenic Rail for your return journey to Cairns. Wind through hand-hewn tunnels, across bridges and around curves, all the time appreciating what an amazing engineering feat it is. Upon arriving at Freshwater Station, their coach will transfer you to your accommodation.

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$161 $176
Kuranda All Inclusive

Check in: Your driver will meet you at your accommodation and check you in for your tour using their Kuranda Boarding Pass. The pass includes a detailed itinerary, pre-allocated preferential Kuranda Scenic Railway seating, map of Kuranda, and discounted entry into selected attractions. Written itinerary available in six languages.

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park: On arrival, you will be welcomed before exploring the park. Experience traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island dance shows, bush food and medicine, didgeridoo and boomerang and spear throwing. Enjoy a buffet lunch in the Boomerang Restaurant.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: A short distance from Tjapukai is the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Proceed directly to the boarding line - there is no need to queue as your Skyrail tickets are already on your Boarding Pass. Once aboard, be amazed as you glide silently over and through the rainforest enjoying two stations en route where you can alight and enjoy a walk through the rainforest.

Kuranda Scenic Rail: At the scheduled time, avoid the ticketing lines using your Kuranda Boarding pass and board the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Your journey winds through hand-hewn tunnels, across bridges, around curves. Upon arrival at Freshwater Station, their coach will transfer you to your accommodation.

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$239 $253
Self Drive Kuranda

Enjoy the famous Kuranda Scenic Rail and Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, with the freedom of using your own car.

Check in: Park your car at Skyrail and meet our Representative who will check you in using the Kuranda Boarding pass. The Kuranda Boarding Pass offers pre-allocated seating on both the Kuranda Scenic Railway and Skyrail, preferential seating on the Kuranda Scenic Rail, a detailed map of Kuranda, and discounted entry into selected Kuranda attractions. Written itinerary available in six languages.

Kuranda Scenic Railway: Transfer to Freshwater Station then board the Kuranda Scenic Rail for your journey to Kuranda, including many breathtaking views. Marvel at this engineering feat as you travel through the Barron Gorge National Park.

Kuranda Village: Upon arrival in Kuranda, the village in the rainforest, free time is allowed to explore the many attractions including the Heritage Markets. You may consider visiting other selected Kuranda attractions as the Kuranda Boarding Pass offers discounted entry into these attractions.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: Avoid the ticketing queue and board Skyrail for your journey over and through the rainforest, enjoying two stops en route to explore. Your car will be waiting for you at the end of your Skyrail journey.

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$136 $136
Waterfalls and Paronella Park

GPS activated audio commentary available in six languages.

Travel in air-conditioned comfort to Lake Barrine. Enjoy freshly baked scones for morning tea before your one hour cruise of the Volcanic Crater Lake. Also view the twin Kauri Pine Trees - 1,000 year old forest giants.

From there, travel to the Curtain Fig tree. You'll then commence your tour of the waterfalls circuit, including the world famous Milla Milla Falls. Their next stop is Tarzalli Lakes to spot the elusive platypus.

Lunch is at Mugalli Falls before heading to Paronella Park where you will be accompanied by the parks knowledgeable guide for a leisurely tour of the National Trust listed heritage gardens and castle ruins. Free time is given to explore the Museum.

From Paronella Park you'll make your way home to Cairns, passing Mount Bellenden Ker and Mount Bartle Frere on the way - two of Queensland's highest mountains.

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$199 $199
Kuranda Rail and Skyrail

Check in: Make your visit to Kuranda a memorable one from door to door. Their Kuranda Boarding Pass allows for driver check in, offering you pre-allocated preferential seating on the Kuranda Scenic Railway. Written itinerary available in six languages.

Kuranda Scenic Railway: On arrival at Freshwater Station you are able to avoid the ticketing lines as you are already checked in. Perhaps purchase a light breakfast or explore the souvenir shop and museum. Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway on its arrival for this breathtaking journey on one of the world's most scenic train routes. The journey will take you through hand-hewn tunnels and across bridges with amazing views.

Kuranda Village: Your Kuranda Boarding Pass offers discounted entry into selected attractions as well as a detailed map of Kuranda.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway: At the scheduled time, bypass the ticketing lines and go directly to the Skyrail boarding area, to board Skyrail for the world's most beautiful rainforest experience. Glide over the Rainforest canopy and take advantage of the two stops enroute to enjoy a walk through the rainforest. Your journey ends at Smithfield where their hostess is waiting to assist you onto your return coach to your accommodation.

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$161 $176
Daintree Walkabout

GPS activated audio commentary available in six languages.

Daintree Walkabout is a fantastic tour, with a highlight being a 1.5 hour guided rainforest walk with your Indigenous Kuku Yalanji Dreamtime Walk guide at Mossman Gorge. Learn about traditional plant use, bush tucker and dreamtime legends. Also included is tea, damper and question time.

The Daintree Tea House is the lunch venue. where you enjoy their special Barramundi lunch (alternate options available) in this quaint Restaurant amidst the rainforest.

An informative cruise on the Daintree River is next - keep your eyes peeled for unique wildlife, including birds, tree snakes, unique plants and the elusive saltwater crocodile.

Enjoy a short tour of Port Douglas before returning to your accommodation.

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$208 $208
Cape Tribulation and Daintree

GPS activated audio commentary available in six languages.

Daintree River Cruise: Reach an understanding of this wildlife environment for one hour, habitat of birds, tree snakes, unique plants and of course the estuarine crocodile.

Alexandra Lookout: After winding through the rainforest of the Alexandra Range, enjoy this spectacular lookout over the Daintree River estuary, Snapper Island and beyond to the Coral Sea.

Tropical Lunch: With special access at a private rainforest property, enjoy a short walk along a delightful rainforest creek before a delicious tropical lunch. Choice of quality steak, fish or vegetarian meal with fresh salads and fruit platter, followed by coffee or Daintree Tea.

Cape Tribulation: Walk on this world-renowned rainforest beach and admire the coastline and fringing coral reef from the Kulki Lookout.

Mossman Gorge Centre: Visit the Mossman Gorge Gateway Centre before boarding your eco shuttle for the transfer into Mossman Gorge. Your expert driver/guide will take you for a guided walk sharing their knowledge of this enchanting rainforest environment. Learn about the fascinating secrets of one of the world's oldest rainforests.

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$208 $208
Hartleys Crocodile Adventures

Take a half day tour to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures - the best place to see crocodiles in Tropical North Queensland.

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures: After being collected from your accommodation, take the scenic drive to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

After arrival, there is then plenty of free time to explore the remainder of the park, including the unique eco experience of the Wetlands cruise through the ecologically significant Melaleuca wetlands; the domain of the saltwater crocodile. Explore the rest of the park with its abundance of wildlife including water birds, turtles, wallabies and cassowaries. See the notorious head shake and death roll of a huge crocodile at the Crocodile Attack Show, also the opportunity to hold a crocodile for a photo (own expense). Discover the world's most venomous snakes at the Snake Show before your return transfer departs at 4.45pm.

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$96 $96

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Smithfield, Cairns Area
From AU$51 - 210
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a unique rainforest experience, taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia's World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforests. Spanning seven and a half kilometres in the Barron Gorge National Park, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway glides just metres over the canopy, its comfortable six-person gondola cabins providing spectacular views of the rainforest, tropical Cairns, the Coral Sea and lush Cairns Highlands.

Mossman Gorge Centre

Mossman, Douglas Area
From AU$8.50 - 8.50
Visit Mossman Gorge and experience the Daintree World Heritage Rainforest with pristine waterfalls, mountains and vivid flora and fauna, all the while getting lost in its enchanting stories and rich Indigenous heritage.

Castle Rock Dive Site

Port Douglas,
Free Entry
Castle Rock is a tower of coral at the Agincourt Reefs, accessible from Port Douglas on a day trip. Rising from 25 metres to almost break the surface, Castle Rock is home to trevally, snappers, sweetlips, goatfish, fusiliers, surgeonfish and a very friendly Malabar groper called Colin.

Holloways Beach

Holloways Beach, Cairns Area
Gently swaying coconut palms line the golden sandy foreshore at Holloways Beach. Just 10 minutes’ drive north of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Holloways is one of the first of the city’s famous northern beaches.

Barracuda Bommie Dive Site

Port Douglas,
Free Entry
With a name like Barracuda Bommie you would expect to see barracuda at this dive site, and fortunately it rarely disappoints. Located on the Agincourt Reefs, off Port Douglas, Barracuda Bommie is a giant pinnacle of coral that rises from the sandy sea floor at 26 metres.

Chillagoe

Chillagoe, Mareeba Area
Head into the accessible outback west of Cairns and discover the underground wonders of the former mining town of Chillagoe. Just 140 kilometres west of Mareeba along the Wheelbarrow Way, Chillagoe was once an ancient coral reef which has been transformed into spectacular limestone bluffs with a network of some 560 caves, while early volcanic activity has created rich marble and mineral deposits.

Undara Volcanic National Park

Mount Surprise, Etheridge Area
Free Entry
In the vast open spaces of the savanna, a sea of seasonal grasses conceals the Undara lava tube, one of the Earth's longest flows of lava originating from a single volcano. Ribbons of green remnant rainforest contrast with the surrounding dry savanna landscape, marking the course of sections of the lava tube.

Green Island National Park

Green Island, Cairns Area
Free Entry
This small rainforest-clad coral cay is surrounded by coral reefs and is one of the Great Barrier Reef's most popular destinations. A true coral cay, it was formed over thousands of years by the build-up of sand and coral rubble deposited on the calm side of a platform reef.

Kewarra Beach

Kewarra Beach, Cairns Area
Set like a jewel between rainforest and reef, Kewarra Beach is prized by locals for being quiet, uncrowded and relaxed. The beach has a glorious aspect and in season, bottle-nosed dolphins and dugongs can be spotted frolicking in the bay nearby.

Richmond

Richmond, Richmond Area
Imagine being in a place so diverse, so vast, you feel an indescribable sense of freedom. From the plains of the downs country to the silvery shimmer of the sun shining on the gidgee trees in the forest country, Richmond is often referred to as an oasis in the Outback.
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