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From Cairns: Atherton Tableland Wilderness Tour with Lunch

1. From Cairns: Atherton Tableland Wilderness Tour with Lunch

Embark on a full-day trip to Atherton Tableland from Cairns and admire the lush beauty of tropical North Queensland. Visit Wooroonooran National Park, swim in Lake Eacham, and enjoy lunch in Malanda. Your 11-hour excursion begins with a drive to the Wooroonooran National Park. Stop for a swim at Josephine Falls, which features a huge natural rock slide. Travel across the volcanic landscape of the Atherton Tablelands. Marvel at the 18-meter-high Millaa Millaa Falls, framed by lush rainforest and tree ferns. Enjoy lunch at The Top Rail in Malanda before heading to see a giant curtain fig tree. Try your luck at platypus spotting in Yungaburra and enjoy a last swim at Lake Eacham before the trip back to Cairns.

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 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.

2-Day Atherton Tablelands, Mossman Gorge and Daintree Tour

3. 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.

Cairns: Rainforest and Waterfalls Tour Atherton Tablelands

4. Cairns: Rainforest and Waterfalls Tour Atherton Tablelands

Venture into the wilderness of Queensland's far north on a tour that makes nature and the outdoors fun and accessible. See waterfalls, lookouts, lakes, and craters on this day-trip of the Atherton Tablelands from Cairns. Experience the unique endemic wildlife and natural beauty of the Atherton Tablelands. Visit places like Josephine Falls, Babinda Boulders, Millaa Millaa Falls, and Lake Eacham. Choose what destinations suit you best with a flexible itinerary that caters to your group's interests. Make a stop for a swim in a freshwater waterfall or natural water slide and take a break for some coffee or tea. Be sure to also check out the ancient fig tree that's hundreds of years old. Your knowledgeable guide will help you to learn more about the region as you explore the terrain.

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4.7 / 5

based on 304 reviews

I had so much fun on this tour and it's a great way to see a lot of remarkable landmarks if you only have a short time in Cairns. Karel was super knowledgeable about the area and helped make the trip as fun as it was. This tour is also super accessible and for all ages and physical abilities. High;y recommend 10/10!

Jess was great tour guide! My family of 7 really enjoyed it. Lunch was delicious and we liked having a bit of time for some local shopping.

Such a wonderful day!! Can't fault it one bit. Definitely recommend this to everyone!

Friendly and organised guide, beautiful scenery, great lunch

Excellent experience all around! Jess was a great guide!