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Cairns Rainforest

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Explore the wildlife and awesome nature of the rainforests near Cairns.

Cairns Rainforest

Did you know that agile wallabies hop around the suburbs of Cairns? You'll see these adorable creatures up close at the beginning of this Cairns tour. If you like wildlife, it will be obvious from the outset that this is the Australia tour for you.

A trip up the winding roads of the GIllies Range into the Cairns Tablelands will bring you 800 meters above sea level. In the Danbulla State Forest, the twisting, strangling roots of the stately Cathedral Fig Tree create a spectacular sanctuary inside, giving the tree its name. Close your eyes and listen to the sounds of birds fluttering, chirping, and singing.

Following the rainforest tour, afternoon tea will be served at the volcanic crater lake, Lake Barrine, and then nature will awe you once again with the Twin Bull Kauri Pines, found after a walk through the forest.

The lush rainforest and volcanic crater lakes of Atherton Tablelands form a bio-diverse area that is habitat for many species. You may catch a glimpse of anything from rainforest birds and butterflies to bat-like flying foxes, tiny musky rat-kanagroos hopping on the forest floor, or lizards like the Boyd's forest dragon, which may be perched on trees.

At Lake Eacham, you'll look for saw shelled turtles, archerfish -- which leap out of the water to catch their prey -- and spiky-headed swimming lizards called eastern water dragons. As the sun starts to set, head to the viewing area to take a peek at the unique duck-billed platypus.

After a tour-provided dinner and refreshments, you will head back into the dark rainforest, this time to the stunning curtain fig tree. Most of Australia's wildlife is nocturnal, so get ready for action. All of the equipment on this Cairns sightseeing tour, including binoculars, spotlighting gear, and rain ponchos, is included in the price. This small group rainforest tour from Cairns is perfect for nature lovers and those who want to explore the wild side of Australia.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $242.00 (USD)
Per Person
 
Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Small
 
Activity Type(s)
Active, Scenic
 
Tour Duration
8 Hours
 
Activity Level
Easy
 
Tour Leaves From
The Cruise Ship Pier.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Afternoon tea and dinner is included.
 
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable seasonal clothing, closed toe walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
 
Restrictions
Participants must be able to step in and out of a vehicle and walk over uneven ground.
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