Educational Tours Cairns - Down Under Tours

Educational Tours Cairns

Educational Tours in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef Region

The only place in the world where 2 UNESCO World Heritage Listed areas meet…

Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge & Daintree Rainforests

The Wet Tropics rainforests of Queensland offer not only spectacular scenery with vibrant foliage, rushing waterfalls and unique wildlife but also fantastic educational content.
Walk in Captain Cooks footsteps across Cape Tribulation Beach or discover the ancient culture of the KuKu Yalanji people on a guided rainforest walk with an indigenous guide.

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef offers unique educational opportunities for Australian students to enter a living classroom and discover incredible biodiversity whilst learning about environment and sustainability.
Cairns is the closest city to the outer reef and also boasts access to 2 nearby islands with educational programs Green Island and Fitzroy Island.

Student Coach Transport & Educational Touring

Down Under Tours is the leading student transport and educational tour provider in Tropical North Queensland.

Providing coach transport, itinerary planning and educational touring programs in Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef Region.

We make the safety of your students transport our priority, 

Every vehicle in our  coach fleet comes equipped with additional safety features such as
✓ In market seatbelts
✓ Real time GPS Tracking
✓ Driver performance monitoring with real time alerts

Our drivers are all experienced with student travel and
✓ Complete compulsory pre-start alcohol breath testing
✓ Hold Queensland Drivers Authorizations (includes full medical and police check)
✓ Hold Queensland Blue Cards (working with children)

Explore Tropical North Queensland

Ensure your students get the most from their experiences in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland.

Our dedicated groups department can assist with itinerary planning & attraction booking .
Our driver guides are passionate ambassadors of the region and deliver fascinating educational content.
Our large coaches are all Australian built Denning Phoenix and our entire fleet of 5 star vehicles feature comfortable
leather seats, hardwood timber floors and high quality clarion sound.
With tinted windows and air conditioning as standard your students can travel in comfort when aboard any Down
Under Tours coach.

Browse our most popular itineraries below…

Daintree River Cruise

A 1-hour cruise on the magnificent Daintree River, students will reach an understanding of this unique wildlife environment the habitat of birds, tree snakes, unique plants and of course the estuarine crocodile.

Alexandra lookout

After winding through the rainforest of the Alexandra Range, enjoy this spectacular lookout over the Daintree River estuary, Snapper Island and beyond to the Coral Sea.

Tropical Lunch

Choice of quality steak, fish or vegetarian meal with fresh salads and fruit platter, students dietaries accommodated.

Cape Tribulation Beach

Students will walk in the footsteps of Lieutenant James Cook who named the north point Cape Tribulation back in 1770.

Mossman Gorge Centre

Students will experience a driver guided walk through the gorge and enhance their knowledge of this enchanting rainforest environment. Then enjoy a tasty afternoon tea of Damper Scones with whipped cream & jam!

Aerial Cape Tribulation Reef and Rainforest

Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures

The best place to see crocodiles and local wildlife in Tropical North Queensland. Students can explore via the timber boardwalks and pathways leading them on a journey of discovery through woodlands and rainforest where they can see an array of native wildlife.

Crocodile Farm Tour

Whilst touring Hartley’s working Crocodile Farm students will learn about future sustainability and conservation of the Estuarine Crocodile.

Crocodile Feeding

Students will witness a huge Saltwater Crocodile being hand fed, then learn about our Indigenous Freshwater Crocodile Species.

Wetland Boat Cruise

Students will spend 25 minutes cruising through the Melaleuca Wetland and gain an understanding of this fascinating environment whilst spotting wildlife including the Saltwater Crocodile.

Snake Show

Students will learn about the worlds most venomous snakes and discuss how to administer first aid for snake bites.

Crocodile Attack Show

Australia’s best crocodile show, students will witness the experienced keepers demonstrate the notorious death roll & head shake!

Native Wildlife Feeding

Students will again an understanding of our unique wildlife and participate in handfeeding Wallaby, Quoll, Cassowaries and Koalas!

Hartleys Crocodile Adventures Tours

Lake Barrine

Enjoy freshly baked scones and morning tea before boarding for your morning cruise on the calm waters of lake Barrine. View the lakes abundant wildlife and marvel at the World Heritage Listed Rainforest. A short-guided walk reveals the Twin Kauri Pine Trees, 1000-year-old forest giants!

Curtain Fig Tree

After a short journey our guide will escort the students along boardwalks to the ancient Curtain Fig Tree, the surrounding forest is also home to the shy Lumholtz’s Tree Kangaroo’s.

Milla Milla Falls

These magnificent falls are the most photographed in Australia and are surrounded by lush tropical rainforest.

Mamu Tropical Skywalk  

Students can take in the magnificent views from the MaMu Skywalk. Climb the 37-meter-high observation tower, offering sweeping views over a pristine rainforest-clad mountainous landscape, homeland of the Mamu Aboriginal people.

Lunch in Innisfail

Enjoy a delicious buffet style lunch at Roscoe’s Italian Restaurant

Josephine Falls   

Enjoy a short-guided walk to view beautiful Josephine Falls a lovely tiered cascade waterfall in the Wooroonooran National Park.

Educational Tours Cairns

Coach Transport Cairns

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