One of the most famous four wheel drive tracks is from Cairns to Cape York, covering more than 3000 kilometers. Getting there and back in a private 4WD takes at least 4 days, but you'll experience rugged 4WDing, secluded camping, remote beaches and fantastic fishing. Along the way, travelers pass through small towns such as Cooktown, Coen and Weipa where supplies can be topped up.
When traveling on a 4WD adventure, please leave as little impact on the environment as possible. Drive only on marked tracks, watch out for wildlife, and take all your rubbish back home with you. Cairns and Tropical North Queensland is a fragile ecosystem, so thrashing it to bits with your tough 4 wheel drive isn't in anyone's interest.
Organised four wheel drive rainforest and outback tours are also available from Cairns where trained drivers take you on an overland rainforest or outback cave tour for one day, or weeklong trips. The drivers, whom have extensive knowledge of the region, can find all the hidden and most scenic four wheel driving spots in the surrounding Cairns region.
Wilderness Eco Safaris – 4 WD Rainforest Day Tour
One of our most popular tours with European visitors - They love a real outback adventure!
Cairns Wilderness Eco Safaris offer visitors the real deal on an authentic off road rainforest and jungle experience to see the Australian Rainforest Mountains in a four wheel drive vehicle that carries only 7 passengers on its day tour over the Cairns Lamb Ranges and the Atherton Tablelands.
Journey thru World Heritage Wet Tropics landscape on the mountains of Cairns in Queensland Australia. Traverse down the steep mountainous trails into the remote wilderness of Wilderness Eco Safaris exclusive restricted access rainforests that are rarely visited by others apart from scientific researchers that come here to document the rare plants and animal life that hide here.
In these quiet rainforest mountains you will see so many more Australian animals like the shy Platypus, Pretty Face and Agile Wallabies and maybe even spot the rare white Kangaroos that are known to frequent these ancient rainforest mountains. In the summer the four wheel drive trails can be a resting place for huge scrub pythons sunning themselves or an easy path for Goannas to make their way around the bush.
Your rainforest guide may even be kind enough to capture one for you to take some close up photographs of these wriggly reptiles.
Cairns Wilderness Eco Safaris four wheel drive day tour takes you into the land of the giants where you will see the largest and most ancient rainforest trees and plants in the world not seen on other Cairns Rainforest tours.
You will four wheel drive over flowing rivers and enjoy swimming in fresh mountain streams, rivers and rock pools and enjoy your meals and refreshments in the great out doors and the clean mountain air.
Cairns Wilderness Eco Safaris Four Wheel driving adventures are a multi award winning tour company for the tourist that wants to see the real and rugged World Heritage rainforests of Cairns.
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Daintree-Cape Tribulation - 4WD Bloomfield Track - BT Bush Safaris
- Departs From: Cairns, Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Beaches, Trinity Beach, Thala Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Clifton B
Thinking about visiting Daintree and Cape Tribulation? If so you need to go with these guys as they are the experts in this region. Being one of the very first tour operators to discover the beauty of this now World Heritage rainforest they take you to places where no other tourists will be seen. Swim in a rainforest lagoon, eat amazing tropical fruits walk deserted beaches and see rainforest animals. Book now for a great day out in some true four wheel drive overland vehicles
Cairns Night Tours | The Hummer 4WD Adventure
- Departs From: Cairns City, Cairns Northern Beaches
4 hours (approx)
Are you an adrenaline junkie? If so this Hummer night tour is definitely for you then as your driver will have you crashing thru the bush and scrub in the darkness of the night so you had better make sure your seat belt is on nice and tight as your stomach will be hitting the roof and then crashing back down as you go over hills and thru creeks and gorges in the Kuranda mountains. As the chill pill you will then be taken off to see furry friends who will bring your heart rate beats back to a more sustainable level
Chillagoe Caves & Outback - Billy Tea Bush Safaris
- Departs From: Cairns, Port Douglas (extra cost), Mareeba, Palm Cove, Kuranda, Cairns Beaches, Trinity Beach, Thala
12 hours approx
The Chillagoe Caves are known as the best caves in Australia and people come from the world over just to see them and spend time exploring them. Now you can see them also on our one day Chillagoe Cave tour that also showcases some of the other amazing sites in Cairns and Outback Queensland. This a day tour to suit everyone and you will return to your hotel exhausted but with a great appreciation of what we have here in Tropical North Queensland Australia
Wilderness Eco Safaris - North Queensland
- Departs From: Cairns, Cairns Beaches
9 hours (approx)
A rainforest adventure for the true naturalist that wants to see the real rugged raw rainforests of Cairns and the secrets that they hold. Traverse Mountain trails in a four wheel drive with six other guests and swim in pristine rivers and swimming holes. Wilderness Eco Safaris have Exclusive Restricted Access permits to rainforests no other tour operators are permitted to enter so you are visiting areas of vital scientific research and importance. You will see wildlife that are not to be seen in other parts of Tropical North Queensland Rainforests on this day tour. Book early as Europeans book this tour out many months in advance!
Daintree, Cape Tribulation & Mossman Gorge | DUT CTR
- Departs From:
Approx. pick up time: Cairns - 7:00am and Port Douglas - 8:15am.
Approx. return time: Cairns - 7:00pm and Port Douglas - 6:00pm
Take a walk thru Mossman Gorge with an indigenous rainforest guide who will welcome you one and all in the traditional Aboriginal way, he will share his life and the rainforest history with you as you walk thru this magical part of Tropical North Queensland. Take a boat cruise down the mighty Daintree River to spot ferocious crocodiles with names like Scar Face, Fat Albert or Lizzie, see a huge variety of birds and butteflies then take long walks on deserted beaches and walk up to scenic lookouts to take photographs. Enjoy a lovely lunch and see rare Australian rainforest animals in the wild
1 Day Tour | Daintree Rainforest | Bloomfield Track to Cooktown 4WD Adventure | ADVNTH - CKT
- Departs From: Cairns, Northern Beaches, Port Douglas
13 hours approx
Are you a bit of a history buff or you really just want to sit back and be pampered but also taken on an adventure in luxury? Well this day tour will definitely suit all of you as we venture into the oldest rainforest in the world and make our way up the historic four wheel drive track to Cooktown. You will love this tur not only for the comfortable vehicle but for what you will see and what you will learn and of course the people you will meet. This is a highly recommended Cooktown one day tour you should not miss out on when visiting Cairns and Tropical North Queensland Australia