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Lake Eacham

Lake Eacham: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: Rainforest & Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

2. From Cairns: Rainforest & Nocturnal Wildlife Tour

Departing from your Cairns or Northern Beaches accommodation, head south to view the agile wallabies that live within the city limits. Make a second stop at the Cathedral Fig Tree, an 8,000-year-old Strangler fig with a giant root system. Enjoy an afternoon tea at the world-renowned Lake Barrine before walking through the rainforest. Keep your eyes out for musky rat-kangaroo, Boyd's forest dragon, rainforest birds, butterflies and flying foxes. After a quick stop at Lake Eacham, visit a private access platypus viewing area in Yungaburra for a 90% chance of seeing the unique mammal. Enjoy a delicious dinner at a restaurant in the township of Yungburra. Then, your nighttime spotlighting adventure begins! Walk under the night stars and into the rainforest. Look out for Lumholtz's tree-kangaroo, northern leaf-tailed gecko, ringtail possums, gliders, frogs, owls and more. Return to Cairns at around 10:00 PM and Northern Beaches at around 10:30 PM.

Atherton Tablelands: Lakes, Waterfalls, Rainforest Day Tour

3. Atherton Tablelands: Lakes, Waterfalls, Rainforest Day Tour

This tour is one of Cairns most popular tours.. Over the past 20 years the combination of music, food, fun and breathtaking natural history has made them who they are. Your driver and “Gus the Bus” are as excited to be on the tour as you will be, they do it because they love showing off their backyard. On your journey you'll be swimming in pristine waterfalls and crater lakes, going on rainforest walks and enjoying seriously good food! Get ready to meet new friends and to enjoy a day you will never forget!

From Cairns: Atherton Tablelands Eco-Adventure & Swim Tour

4. From Cairns: Atherton Tablelands Eco-Adventure & Swim Tour

Welcome to Barefoot Tours, where every journey is an adventure tailor-made to the spirit of our guests. Our tours are a canvas, and the day's experiences are the vibrant colours we use to paint unforgettable memories. Flexible Itineraries, Unique Experiences: Forget the rigid schedules; our tours breathe with the day. We keep our plans flexible, allowing us to add surprise stops and tailor the day to the group's vibe. This means no two tours are the same, and every adventure is as unique as you are. Central Meet-Up, Optional Direct Pick-Up: Our day of exploration kicks off from a central Cairns location, making it easy to start the adventure. Prefer a direct pickup? We've got you covered for a small additional fee, ensuring a hassle-free morning. Nature's Playground Awaits: With a cosy group of up to 20 adventurers, we venture into the heart of the Atherton Tablelands. From the exhilarating natural slides at Josephine Falls to the serene waters of Lake Eacham and the towering majesty of ancient fig trees, we immerse ourselves in the beauty of Queensland's landscapes. Swim, Explore, Laugh: Our itinerary is dotted with opportunities to swim in nature's most beautiful pools. Whether it's the iconic Millaa Millaa Falls or the crystal-clear Lake Eacham, we're here to splash, laugh, and create moments that last a lifetime. Picnic with a View: When it's time to refuel, enjoy a picnic lunch that's as delightful as the views around you. Craft your perfect sandwich, enjoy fresh fruits, and let us know of any dietary needs in advance. We're all about keeping the energy up and the smiles wide. Eco-Conscious Adventure: Our commitment extends beyond the day's fun; we're dedicated to preserving these natural wonders. Our tours are carbon offset, ensuring that our exploration contributes positively to the environment we cherish. Crafting Your Adventure: As the sun begins to set on an unforgettable day, we return to Cairns, each with a heart full of joy and a camera full of memories. Barefoot Tours isn't just about seeing the sights; it's about diving deep into the experiences, making every moment count, and ensuring that every tour is as unique and memorable as our incredible guests. Are you ready for an adventure that adapts to the day, ensuring a unique experience filled with discovery, fun, and the untouched beauty of the Atherton Tablelands? Join Barefoot Tours, where every day is an opportunity to explore, laugh, and create stories you'll tell for years to come. Let's make today unforgettable. Adventure awaits!

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What people are saying about Lake Eacham

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(355 reviews)

The day was amazing. Saw some beautiful sights that I wouldn’t have gotten to see on my own. Our tour guide was relaxed and informative and made the journey fun. If I was to do the tour again I would have packed more snacks, it’s a long day! We didn’t get to swim at Josephine falls as it was too dangerous but that was to be expected. Overall a 10/10 trip!

Very friendly and enthusiastic guide, extremely suitable for solo travelers and backpackers in groups of 2! The stops are breathtaking and we were always given enough time to walk around and swim, the guide was clearly a local with a lot of knowledge and created a pleasant group atmosphere through music and jokes! Recommended and worth it!

I had a good time swimming and watching the waterfalls as well as experiencing the gorgeous tablelands. Andy knows a lot about Queenslands flora & fauna. I would recommend!

The guide Oscar was a biologist, which was great. He showed us a very large lizard on a tree. The waterfalls were also impressive!

The tour was a 10/10. Steph was so good as a guide and all spots were just beautiful.