‘From June to Christmas ’Queenslanders ‘live the dream’ – clear blue skies match the turquoise seas and if you’ve never been there, Downunder Tours offer a variety of activities, all of which will open your eyes to this unique region of tropical North Queensland.
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie who wants to try white water rafting, bungy jumping and hot air ballooning, a wildlife enthusiast who wants to explore the animals and scenery of the rainforests, or you want to relax on a cruise and explore the Great Barrier Reef, Downunder Tours can cater to you.
For spectacular views of the rainforest, both above and on the ground, why not take advantage of the Kuranda package? The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway glides across the top of the canopy, whereas the Scenic Railway takes you through tunnels and across bridges through the rainforest.
Similarly, you could partake in the Daintree Walkabout, a tour through private walkways within the rainforest, where an indigenous tour guide will explain the special relationships between locals and the rainforest. From identifying useful plants to explaining the history of cave paintings, you’ll gain an insight into the cultural fabric of this vibrant tropical area. You could combine a visit to the Daintree Walkabout with a tour on the Daintree River Cruise, or a visit to the Mossman Gorge. You’ll learn all about local wildlife and culture, while taking in scenery from one of the world’s oldest rainforests.
If you’re a serious animal lover who’s keen to enjoy some of Australia’s unique wildlife, a visit to the Koala and Wildlife Park in Kuranda is a must. For overseas tourists, it’ a once in a lifetime opportunity to see koala bears, kangaroos, dingoes and wallabies, all living in their natural habitat. If you’re interested or intrigued by crocodiles, why not take advantage of one of the packages which include a trip to Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures? You can enjoy a cruise through the Melaleuca Wetlands, a home to the saltwater crocodile, and those with stronger nerves can even hold one for a photograph! Or for a more comprehensive crocodile experience, why not try a Cairns Harbour Cruise? You’re likely to spot crocodiles basking on the banks of the Trinity Inlet as you relax and take in the spectacular local scenery.
For those who prefer their activities in the water rather than on the land, but who aren’t fond of crocodiles, Down Under Tours also offer both white water rafting and Great Barrier Reef cruises. For white water rafting, there are a variety of options to suit your needs. You can choose a half or full day activity, with a choice of rafts or kayaks. Whatever you decide, you’re guaranteed the exhilarating rush of fast rapids, and you can even stop for lunch on the beautiful Fitzroy Island.
For a slower paced, but equally thrilling activity, why not visit the Great Barrier Reef? A variety of Downunder Tours cruises allow you to take in the awe-inspiring sights, or you can get a closer look with diving and snorkelling activities. You can explore the world-famous pristine corals at specially selected sites, depending on the weather conditions. Even if you aren’t confident in the water, there are diving courses available, and you’ll be provided with all necessary equipment.
If you’re visiting the North Queensland region, why not get a real experience of the exciting scenery and wildlife by trying out one of Down Under Tours’s packages? Whether you’re more comfortable on land or in the water, you’ll be treated to an exciting experience like no other in all of Queensland.