Do you have half a day to spare and want to see some of the most spectacular scenery and rainforest in the local area and escape the crowds? Why don't you jump on board our 4WD for this exclusive and spectacular visit to the rainforest and surrounding area? You will be amazed at what you will see in 5 hours.
Your day will begin when one of our knowledgeable and friendly guides collect you from your hotel, and we head north to the lower Barron Gorge National Park to visit Surprise Falls. This beautiful waterfall is 243 meters high and set amongst the beautiful lower Barron Gorge.
We then ascend the Lamb Range to the west of Cairns, where we stop at the Lake Morris Lookout. From here, you will enjoy spectacular views over Cairns city and towards Green Island.
Next, we will visit Lake Morris and Copperlode Dam; this is Cairns' water supply and surrounded by World Heritage rainforest-clad mountains; it's a unique and outstanding location to visit. We'll stretch our legs before crossing the dam wall, where we begin our four-wheel-drive journey.
Our exclusive access permit lets us visit areas not open to the public. Our track winds through some of the most amazing rainforests in the region and over the mountains of the Great Dividing Range. We'll stop to view ancient King Ferns before stopping at our Clohesy Boardwalk. Your guide will interpret the rainforest surroundings and introduce you to the giant strangler fig tree, which is hundreds of years old.
Our next stop is Kuranda; here, we will enjoy a short driving tour of the village before we continue to the World Heritage Listed Barron Gorge National Park for more spectacular photo opportunities of the Mighty Barron Falls and the stunning Wrights Lookout.
Finally, our day is coming to an end, and we will start to head back towards Cairns via the Wet Tropic World Heritage drive on the Kuranda range, stopping at the Henry Ross Lookout before arriving in Cairns, where you are returned to your accommodation.
Cairns - City, Queensland, Australia