Rainforest 4WD Eco Safari Info
Wilderness Eco Safaris offers a unique and original 4WD rainforest safari experience not being undertaken by any other tour operators in the north. With special "Restricted Access" permits Kevin your safari guide will take you into the oldest living World Heritage Rainforest in the world without the crowds.
Why we like it:
- 100% Unique Itinerary
- 7 River Crossings
- Genuine 4WD
- Max 7 passengers
- Fun for the whole family
- "Restricted Access Only" areas
- "Real" 4WD Bush tracks
- No crowds
- River Crossings
- Wildlife spotting
- Picturesque lakes
- Giant strangler fig tree
- Walking trails
- Swim in lake/rock pools
- Ploughmans lunch
- Award winning tour guide
Your day begins as you depart Cairns and climb into high altitude mountains to the west, entering the first of the World Heritage National Parks rainforests.
Enjoy morning tea on the edge of a sleepy volcanic crater lake with the option of a morning swim in crystal waters, and a nature walk for wildlife spotting of Snapping Turtles, Water Dragons and maybe even a Platypus. Giant strangler figs are seen in this area dating many hundreds of years old. From here, you will venture off-road traversing mountain ranges and old logging tracks (restricted access permits). Enjoy views from mountain ridges while passing through ghost gum Australian bush country. A cold cuts buffet including meats, cheeses, fruits etc; is served in the tranquillity of the wilderness. Vegetarians can also be catered for. The afternoon continues as you ascend the highest mountain peak of the day on narrow 4WD tracks to the peaks offering spectacular views of the valley below. Afternoon refreshments are served prior to the descent back to Cairns and civilisation. You will arrive back after an unforgettable day at around 5.30pm.
(This is a fully equipped & modified Landcruiser trooper, with all forward facing seats with seat belts, PTO Winch, snatch straps, slings and everything else needed including a CHAINSAW which is used on a regular basis to remove trees from the tracks.)
Departs: Cairns: 8:00am
Returns: 5:00pm approx
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Very well-informed by the driver - Kevin whose is knowledgable with the rain forest! Enjoyable day! Thank you
Posted By Lanh Forrest
extremely personalised tour
This was an extremely personalised tour and our guide Steve had an excellent knowledge of the forest and the animals. We went to places and drives in the rainforest where very few people get to go. If you want an adventurous trip and not just want to travel in a luxury bus through the forest, this is it.
Posted By AVI, Maryland USA
This tour was fantastic!
This tour was fantastic! The vehicle was great, the food was fresh and lovely. The guide provided really interesting information and effortlessly got the group interacting, he even provided photography hints. Thanks Steve! The scenary was very special and I loved hearing about the unique plants and animals in this area. I would definitely do this tour again on my next trip to Cairns.
Posted By Wendy Marshall
this is a great tour.
We had such a fab time! Thank you so much for all your help with our holiday! Wilderness Eco Safaris - really great. We knew very little about Cairns and this was an excellent introduction to the area.
For those people who want to be shown around this is a great tour. Steve was a top guide! It was great to get out and see the Cairns wilderness, we definitely would not have visited any of these areas on our own, especially since part of it was not for public access. It was peaceful being away from the crowds and enjoying the fresh air.
We will definitely be recommending the Travstar website to others
Emma & Chris Reeve
Posted By Emma Reeve
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