With a maximum of 12 people, Brett runs small personalised tours with a focus on personal service and making sure all aspects of the tour runs with a minimum of fuss for the guests. For example, leaving Port Douglas at 11am means you miss the worst of the queues (and get to sleep in, go to the market or a walk along the beach), you are picked up from your accommodation anywhere in Port Douglas, and all the tickets required for the days activities are pre-purchased.
The Kuranda half day tour leaves at 11am and returns at 6.30pm so it’s more like a full day tour than a half day. You are driven south down the spectacular coast road to the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway where you board a gondola for an exhilarating ride across the rainforest canopy up to Kuranda.
Brett meets you at Kuranda to show you around this quaint “village in the rainforest”, famous around the world for it arts and crafts, colourful galleries, cafes and markets. You can take a relaxed walk around town or drop into one of the major attractions of Kuranda such as Bird World, Koala Gardens or the Butterfly Sanctuary.
You regroup after a few hours in Kuranda and board the Kuranda Scenic Train for a spectacular trip down the mountain. The historic train crosses ravines and gorges, passes waterfalls and provides you with amazing views of Cairns, the Northern Beaches and the Coral Sea.
Back down at sea level you are driven to Palm Cove, a beautiful seaside village just north of Cairns. Here you can stroll along the palm fringed Esplanade, check out the shops and galleries and wander out the Palm Cove jetty before enjoying a sunset cocktail overlooking the beach.
You are dropped off back at your accommodation in Port Douglas at dusk having enjoyed a memorable day out. It’s a great itinerary.
The standard tour pricing includes both the Skyrail and the Scenic Railway (and a family ticket is just $440). If you only want to do one of these attractions instead of both you can travel to or from Kuranda (depending on which one you omit) in Brett’s bus. Pricing for this option is adult $125 / child $70 / family $340. Please call us for this option.