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Kuranda - Down Under Tours. Copyright Down Under Tours.

Nestled in mountaintop rainforest splendour just to the west of Cairns, Kuranda has been enchanting visitors for years. Accessible by train, cableway or road, the charming Village in the Rainforest' presents a bevy of tropical delights.

From the traditional appeal of the famous Kuranda Markets to the cool sophistication of roadside cafs and restaurants, Kuranda has something to suit everybody.

Soar above the rainforest canopy in your Skyrail Gondola, be initiated into the ancient world of the Tjapukai Aboriginal people, or go back in time on the historic Kuranda Railway.

Step into the colour and excitement of the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and Birdworld, be smitten by the Koala's in Koala Gardens, meander through local art galleries and Aboriginal Artefacts, or simply savour a locally made tropical fruit ice cream.

Down Under Tours offers a large variety of Kuranda packages catering to every schedule and incorporating the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Kuranda Scenic Railway, Tjapukai Cultural Park and Rainforestation.

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At Down Under Tours we abide by the motto "Our People make the difference". From our accommodating Driver-Guides and dynamic Marketing personalities working on the front line of our company to our friendly Reservations staff, Operations team and dedicated Administrative people working behind the scenes, it is our people who define our standards of quality and consistency.

In our fifteen years of operation, Down Under Tours has enjoyed significant growth. The company's increasing success is reflected in our workforce, which has grown and flourished from 18 in 1990, to 131 in 2005.

Our fleet of 56 modern, luxury vehicles ranges from 7-seater 4WDs to 53-seater touring coaches and even a specialised wheelchair-equipped vehicle.

From our Cairns base, Down Under Tours conducts tour and charter services throughout Tropical North Queensland into the areas of Cape Tribulation, the Tablelands, outback mining towns, and south along the East Coast.

A wide range of day tours including highlights such as the Queensland Scenic Rail, Kuranda, Skyrail, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, Clohesy River and Cape Tribulation tours, are also offered.

Additionally, Down Under Tours operates an outback adventure safari tour, Desert Venturer, which traverses the isolated, far flung routes between Cairns and Alice Springs or Cairns and Darwin. Recently, Down Under Tours has recently launched an innovative series of supreme touring options for the discerning traveller, which includes Down Under by Appointment and by Down Under by Design.

From our Central Australia base, Down Under Tours conducts comprehensive charter services for groups exploring the many remarkable attractions of central Australia including Alice Springs, Kings Canyon, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Kata Tjuta (the Olgas).

With such an incredible variety of touring options available, Down Under Tours remains the unparalleled choice for outstanding travel experiences in the region.