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

5 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 13
Mobile ticket


Do you want to have your own private tour guide and vehicle all to yourself? Exclusive half day tour takes in three Wet Tropics Rainforest National Parks, and includes a visit to the most famous waterfall in Cairns, the Barron Falls. You’ll see stunning scenery, ranging from lush tropical rainforest to outback Savannah. Visit mighty trees, swim in crystal clear waters. If you have limited time, want to escape the crowds and experience the true tropical rainforest of North Queensland, book this tour today.

Morning tour only departs from Cairns and the afternoon tour departs from Cairns & The Northern Beaches.


  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Light refreshments
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Barron Gorge National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Davies Creek National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Henry Ross Lookout

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Barron Gorge National Park, Wrights Lookout Rd, Queensland Australia

Driving up the Kuranda Range and passing through the small village of Kuranda. Here we enjoy a short driving tour of the village, before continuing to the World Heritage listed Barron Gorge National Park. This is home to the famous Barron Falls, which makes for a great photo opportunity at the stunning Wrights lookout.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Clohesy River, Koah QLD 4881, Australia

Heading further west, we detour off the bitumen and make our way onto the Clohesy River Road. This is where we begin our four-wheel drive journey. Our exclusive access permit sees us visit areas not open to the public. Our track winds through rainforest and over some of the mountains of the Great Dividing Range. We’ll view ancient King Ferns before stopping at Clohesy Boardwalk, where your guide will interpret the rainforest surrounds and introduce you to the giant strangler fig tree, which is hundreds of years old.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Davies Creek National Park, Davies Creek Rd, Mareeba, Queensland 4880 Australia

Our next stop is Davies Creek, where you have the opportunity to take a swim in the crystal-clear waters. It’s always refreshing.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Henry Ross Lookout, Kuranda Range Road, Smithfield, Queensland Australia

Finally, as our tour concludes, we head back towards Cairns via the Wet Tropics World Heritage drive on the Kuranda Range. We stop at the breathtaking Henry Ross lookout, before arriving in Cairns where you are returned to your accommodation.

Duration: 10 minutes

Meeting point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all Hotels and most rental accommodation in Cairns, Holloways Beach, Trinity Beach, Kewarra Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Palm Cove. Please contact us if you cannot find your pick up location


  • Cairns
  • Yorkeys Knob

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
  • Please bring water/water bottle
  • Wet weather gear (November through June)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands


  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
November 2019

If you're wondering if you should visit the rainforest - stop. You should! The trip is nicely organized - you'll get to see the most interesting stuff in few hours. And if you'll get Simon as your guide - it's a double win! He's just great. Gives best insider tips, true and honest information abo...

October 2019

The guide Jean was really nice and he knows everything you need to know about the forest! The tour was amazing, with some great views of the forest and waterfalls!! I really recommend the tour for everyone!! We could also see some Wallabies near by! Great memories!

Anna L
July 2019

Our guide, Steve, was awesome and very knowledgeable about the tour and country as a whole. It is a very unique trip that allows you to experience the more suburban parts of Australia. My family greatly enjoyed the excursion and would definitely recommend!!

July 2019

This tour is amazing picked up and returned to accomodation train up to rainforest lunch at the pub best hamburgers I’ve ever had stroll around markets people friendly and welcoming skyrail back was thrilling do yourself a favour try this you won’t be disappointed

Robyn A
April 2019

My daughters and I did the half day 4wd tour of the rainforest and waterfalls. We were picked up at our hotel and spent the next 4.5 hrs viewing waterfalls and beautiful landscapes. Steve our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and very engaging. We really enjoyed the tropical fruit tasting...

Mike M
February 2018

Our guide was Steve and he was excellent. Comfortable car, great day, informative, interesting and well worth the money

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