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Paluma Rainforest Tour

New Paluma Rainforest Tour

The Paluma Rainforest Tour is for those looking to escape for the day by immersing themselves in a broad range of activities and enjoyable experiences in North Queensland. The tour is tailored to suit cruise ship passengers docking in Townsville who want to explore the Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest of Paluma with locals. 

The tour includes: Townsville Port (Quayside Terminal) pick up and drop off; rainforest walks; cascading waterfalls; birdlife; history; the chance encounter with native Australian animals including the cassowary, platypus, echidna and goanna; swim in the crystal clear waters under the heritage-listed stone arch bridge, built by hand in the 1930s; great photo opportunities; and picnic morning tea and lunch. 

You will be taken on a personalised small group adventure through the Paluma and Little Crystal Creek region where you can connect with nature and embrace the natural beauty of this Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Hear from a passionate local tour guide about the area and learn about what makes the region so unique.

Please note a minimum of four people are required for the tour to go ahead. You’re booking is not confirmed until you’ve heard from us. 

Timings will be tailored to suit your cruise ship.  Tour is dependent upon availability.


Bookings essential.

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Passengers: Minimum of four, maximum of seventeen (17) (plus tour guide).

Should the tour be cancelled due to circumstances out of your control, for example bad weather and the cruise ship is unable to dock in Townsville, we will provide you with a refund less the cost of morning tea and lunch

If you have special dietary requirements please let us know when you book.

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  • Product Code: Paluma Rainforest Tour
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Tour Information

DaysOperates upon availability (always enquire)
Start Time(Approximately) 9.00am (0900)
(tailored to suit your cruise ship schedule)
End Time(Approximately) 4.30pm (1630)
(tailored to suit your cruise ship schedule)
DepartsTownsville Port (Quayside Terminal)
DurationApproximately 7.5 hours depending on your cruise ship schedule
Price Per Person• Adult $149
• Children $119 (7-14 years)
• Family discounts apply ( 2 adults and 2 or more children) receive a 10% discount.
• Small personalised charter is available for groups of up to 10 guests $1341
Inclusions• Cold water
• Morning tea 
• Lunch  
• Local tour guide 
• National Park entry fees 
What To Bring• Water 
• Closed in footwear
• Long sleeve shirt (please refrain from wearing a white shirt)
• Long pants
• Hat (please refrain from wearing a white hat)
• Towel
• Sun screen
• Swimwear
• Cardigan or jacket (10 degrees cooler in the rainforest) 
• Change of clothes 
• Purchases can be made at Paluma Pottery (if open) and Paluma Community Hall 
• Feel free to bring your own snacks.

Tags: Adventure, Site Seeing, History, Nature and Wildlife, Swimming, Rainforest, Relaxing, Arts and Culture, Bush Walking, Camping, Yoga

Just some of our happy adventurers
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- Anika Heinrich
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I would highly recommend both Alicia and Neil."
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"Alicia boasts intricate knowledge of townsville, its surrounds, and activities, and it really does show! I'm particularly disorganised with planning trips, but when I had a roadtrip scheduled down the east coast, she made it so painless for me to arrange the 'Ocean Rafting' tour in Airlie that I was interested in, which went on to be the most amazing experience. I can recommend to anyone in the Townsville area to come and speak to Alicia, I don't expect that you'll find any other tour guides in Townsville as friendly and helpful as her. Definitely will be returning next time I'm in Townsville.
Thanks Alicia!"
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I highly recommended"
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- Danielle Mather
"This was the best travel agency I have ever been to! Alicia was the most friendly and awesome person I've ever met. She was so dedicated that I (as a solo traveller) would have a good time. I was just going to get a zoo ticket and ended up with a full day at Magnetic Island with a koala tour and got to hold a koala, she even drove me to the ferry so I would make it. The best service I ever experienced. If u are going to book with an agency please choose Alicia! She wants the best for you, and not just making money or selling u stuff like other agencies often do (like Peter Pan for example)"
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