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From Cairns: Full-Day Kuranda Army Duck Experience Tour

From Cairns: Full-Day Kuranda Army Duck Experience Tour

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From US$ 138.26 per person

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Discover the World Heritage Kuranda Rainforest near Cairns on this full-day tour. Travel deep into the rainforest on World War II Army Ducks traveling on both land and water as your guide explains different species of flora and fauna.

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Duration 10 hours
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Pickup included
Hotel pick-up from Cairns accommodations. Pick-ups are not offered from Yorkeys Knob, Machans Beach and Holloways Beach. Guests should either go to the Skyrail Smithfield Terminal or another pick-up location.


  • Go on a 6-wheel adventure ride through the rainforest and water in an amphibious World War II Army Duck
  • Board the Kuranda Scenic Railway for a spectacular journey with stunning views
  • Ride the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over a pristine rainforest, just meters above the forest canopy
Full description
Start your day with a ride on the Kuranda Scenic Railway, winding through tunnels and over bridges on this magnificent journey, passing Stoney Creek and Barron Falls. Once in Kuranda, you will travel to Rainforestation Nature Park via shuttle. Explore the rainforest on a 6-wheel drive World War II Army Duck amphibious vehicle over land and water. Your experienced duck driver will help you search for wildlife and teach you about the plants and trees that make up the surrounding rainforest. After your tour, you can sample exotic fruits and locally made ice cream at a Tropical Treats fruit orchard.  Then, take the shuttle bus from Rainforestation Nature Park to Kuranda Village. Once in the village, you have free time to explore the markets and shops. At the end of your day, you will travel back to Cairns via the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway over a pristine rainforest with the canopy just meters beneath you. It is recommend you spend time at the two stations en route: Red Peak Station and Barron Falls Stations. Upon arrival in Cairns, you will be transferred back to your accommodation. 
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Army Duck (amphibious vehicle) tour
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Return transfers
  • Optional gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Cash
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4.6 /5

based on 46 reviews

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Absolutely seamless. We had a great fellow pick us up - and hand us over to Adrian - who drove us to the train station .. he gave plenty of info , pamphlets etc. great 20 minutes or so in the historic station with a lovely hot chocolate.. nice train trip - better views if you had a window seat. But still great. A stop at the waterfalls For a 10 minute photo opportunity. Then up to Kuranda with clear instructions One timings and where to go. So a wander around the town with the usual tourist stuff available- then the pickup point to go to the army Duck tour. This was quite good. Great informative driver.. interesting 40 minute trip. Back on the bus… another stroll around Kuranda. Then down to the station for a fabulous scones and tea. Onto the sky rail. Stopped at both places for a walk around. Short tracks. You can be back at the sky rail station in 15 minutes…. Then the last leg. The view from up there is stunning. Very efficient and friendly attendants. Great bus home. Top day

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June 6, 2022

An awesome day. Started with being picked up and transferred to Freshwater Station to pick up our train trip to Kuranda. The next highlight was the Jungara Loop where we had great photo opportunities for the train. Stoney Creek Falls were amazing and were flowing really well. A 10 Minute Stopover at Barron Falls was next although there wasn't that much water flowing. The township of Kuranda was touristy as you would expect. The Duck through the rainforest and waterways was relaxing and very informative. It had a great interactive area. A walk along the Barron River was pleasant. The Skyrail back down was probably the highlight. We jumped off at Barron Falls Station for more views of the falls and the boardwalk as well as the mandatory changeover at Red Peak Station where we joined the complimentary ranger talk which was very informative. Once we completed the 7.5km trip we exited at Smithfield and boarded the transport back to our resort. An awesome day and one not to be missed.

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May 28, 2022

Great bus driver with a good sense of humour to start the day. Everything went to plan. Loved the train ride, the duck, but the best part was the Skyrail. Wonderful to be picked up at the end of the day with a short history lesson about cairns and Kuranda.

May 22, 2022

Product ID: 69518