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2-Day Atherton Tablelands, Mossman Gorge and Daintree Tour

1. 2-Day Atherton Tablelands, Mossman Gorge and Daintree Tour

Experience the diverse beauty of Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, and Mossman Gorge on 2 day trips from Cairns. Day 1: Visit Babinda Boulders and learn the about the Aboriginal history of the area. Enjoy a swim in the crystal clear waters of Josephine Falls. Slide down a waterfall on a natural rockslide before visiting Millaa Millaa Falls. Enjoy lunch at a Australia’s largest timber pub before a bush walk and time to swim behind a waterfall. Gaze into a volcanic crater and look for wild cassowary in their natural habitat. See the Curtain Fig Tree before heading to Lake Eacham, a dormant volcanic crater lake full of turtles. Watch the sunset before the drive back to Cairns. Day 2: Take a scenic coastal drive towards the Mossman Gorge and enjoy panoramic views of the Coral Sea along the way. Get a warm welcome from the local Aborigines on arrival, and then cross the Daintree River for lunch at a beach. Explore the ancient rainforest on a guided tour of Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk and learn more about the flora and fauna, from low-lying ferns and shrubs to the massive canopy and mangroves. Taste some locally made ice cream, and enjoy a wildlife cruise to look for crocodiles before the return trip to Cairns via Port Douglas.

From Cairns: Splash & Slide Waterfall Tour with Picnic Lunch

2. From Cairns: Splash & Slide Waterfall Tour with Picnic Lunch

Travel South for a taste of the Far North's best waterfalls in this exhilarating half day tour. Start your day with a leisurely 9.30am-10am Cairns pick up, the perfect antidote to those early mornings, before travelling through the stunning panoramas of Queensland's highest peak, verdant cane fields and pristine rainforest on your way to Josephine Falls. Bring out your inner child on the world famous natural rock slide slipping into the crystal clear waters, perfect for the young and the young at heart, or spot some of the Far North's native wildlife in the lush rainforest. Next stop, Babinda Boulders! A picnic lunch will be served alongside the fascinating Aboriginal history of this culturally significant site, the legend of trapped spirits and a tragic love story that will chill you to the bone. Enjoy a quiet afternoon swim, rest or explore the many walks before we return to Cairns, to be back at your hotel around 15.30pm.

Tour 1 - Aboriginal Cassowary Adventure & Waterfalls Tour

3. Tour 1 - Aboriginal Cassowary Adventure & Waterfalls Tour

Join us on an adventure of a lifetime to photograph the majestic female matriarch, Cassowary, that has been roaming this ancient rain forest for over 40 years. This is your chance to witness the beauty of nature and capture a once-in-a-lifetime moment with your camera, (we have a 95% success rate of finding and photographing the Cassowary each day). Our easy 45 minute walk will take you along a flat path, around the lush rain forest, along beach front, and over a streams, to the sites where Cassowary resides. Come join us on this easy walk and be part of an unforgettable experience! Our swimming location for the day is 'Babinda Boulders' a stunning swimming hole surrounded by lush and vibrant rain forest. It is home to an abundance of bird-life and natural beauty. The area is made up of fast flowing creeks that weave through huge granite boulders, creating a unique landscape that cannot be found anywhere else. After a short rain forest walk through the rain forest to the Devil’s Pools lookout, we enjoy a delicious lunch, whilst you will learn about the famous Yindinji Indigenous Legend that gave these beautiful pools their eerie name. Float in the cool, clear water and enjoy your serene, luscious rain forest surroundings. Be prepared for an unforgettable experience that sweeps you back in time, a day filled with Indigenous Culture, Cassowary and exploring the waterfalls and freshwater streams. **Translator tour guides are available on request for an additional cost - German, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Spanish and other languages.

Paronella Park Full Day Tour

4. Paronella Park Full Day Tour

Experience the ultimate journey of a lifetime as we take you on an extraordinary full-day escapade exploring the mesmerizing wonders of nature. Join us as we begin our expedition, starting with the breathtaking Babinda Boulders and then continuing to the enchanting Paronella Park. Prepare to be captivated by the awe-inspiring beauty of Babinda Boulders, where crystal-clear waters cascade over ancient rocks, creating a magical oasis. Immerse yourself in the tranquil surroundings, let the soothing sounds of nature wash over you, and feel the serenity that only such a remarkable place can offer. But our adventure doesn't stop there. We'll then transport you to the legendary Paronella Park, a place straight out of a fairy tale. Step into a world where dreams come true, as you explore the enchanting castle ruins, lush gardens, and captivating waterfalls that make this destination truly unique. Let your imagination run wild as you uncover the secrets and stories that lie within this remarkable historical site. Throughout the day, our knowledgeable guides will regale you with intriguing tales and fascinating facts, bringing each destination to life. They'll ensure that every moment of your journey is filled with wonder, excitement, and a deep appreciation for the natural and cultural treasures that await. So, embark on this extraordinary adventure with us and create memories that will last a lifetime. Let us whisk you away on a day filled with awe-inspiring beauty, enchanting tales, and unforgettable experiences. Don't miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonders of Babinda Boulders and Paronella Park. Book your place now and prepare to be amazed.

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4.6 / 5

based on 21 reviews

The Atherton Tablelands (waterfalls) tour with Cairns Adventure group was good and worth it, lots of waterfalls and opportunities to swim in nice places. The Mossman Gorge and Daintree tour (Cape Tribulation) was spectacular. We got to see the rainforest, crocs, thousands of flying foxes and dingos. On top of that, Carlos (our guide) was probably the best guide I've come across so far, who shared with us great stories, knowledge and sense of humour.

Both days were great, though we looked better the waterfalls circuit as it had more stops, it was more dynamic and the guide (Bill) was incredible. I will recommend at least one more swimming spot on the Mossman Gorge you, as it was very hot being the whole day on the bus. Despite that, it was a great value for money as in both tours there are many spots that we wouldn't have seen for our own.

Wonderful tour over 2 days. Very knowledgeable guides. Beautiful way to see the beauty of the Daintree, waterfalls, tablelands and also learn more about the indigenous rituals, back stories of places visited etc.

Driver/guide very well informed- good communicator/sense of humour. Trip ran to time as planned