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Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour from Cairns

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  • Full-day active tour of the Atherton Tablelands, from Cairns
  • Cool off in pristine natural pools, waterfalls and natural water slide
  • Get great photo ops of the Crater and Lake Eacham, both formed by volcanic activity
  • Includes morning and afternoon tea, expert guide, entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Indulge on a picnic lunch of sandwiches and fruit platter
  • Chance to spot Australian rainforest wildlife such as cassowaries, tree kangaroos
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Experience the natural wonders of Queensland’s Atherton Tablelands to visit different parts of the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest on this outdoorsy day trip from Cairns. With a guide, you’ll take easy walks to three waterfalls—Josephine Falls, Millaa Millaa Falls and Dinner Falls—and take a refreshing swim in Lake Eacham. See the Cathedral Fig Tree, take in views of the volcanic crater in Mt Hypipamee National Park, and enjoy lots of time for swimming and photo ops. Morning and afternoon snacks are picnic lunch provided
What to Expect
Your day trip to the Atherton Tablelands, part of the World Heritage–listed Wet Tropics of Queensland, starts with hotel pickups in Cairns by coach for the drive to the Tablelands, located about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Cairns. After about an hour of driving, make a stop at the Cathedral Fig Tree, a large 500-year-old strangler fig tree with long aerial roots.
Drive onward into a pristine rainforest, where you’ll stop at Lake Eacham. Go for a swim in the volcanic lake, created more than 12,000 years ago, and watch for turtles in the clear water while your guide prepares a hearty morning tea.
After your snack break, head to Mt Hypipamee National Park to check out Dinner Falls, where you can go swimming again, and then take a 0.5-mile (800-meter) walk to a viewpoint to admire the crater. You’ll spot a jewel-toned lake as you look down at the crater rim, a dizzying 450 feet (138 meters) below you.
When you're ready for lunch, we serve a picnic style meal with fresh bread, salad items for sandwiches and a meat and fruit platter. We do cater for food allergies so let us know in advance.
Then head to Millaa Millaa Falls to take a swim in its natural tropical pool.
Your last destination, and the highlight of your tour, is Josephine Falls, which you’ll reach by taking a short walk with your guide. If you’re feeling adventurous, go down the ‘waterslide’ that drops you into a deep pool, or just relax and enjoy the scenery. You’ll also refuel here with afternoon snacks provided by your guide.
Your day trip ends with the drive back to Cairns for hotel drop-off.
Please note: This is a sample itinerary; yours may vary based on the road and/or weather conditions on the day of your tour.
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had an amazing day on this tour, so jam packed with beautiful destinations and efficient time to enjoy each one. Picked up at 7.30 am and finished around 6. The day included morning tea, lunch and various treats throughout the day. Gabby was our tour...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Aishooti
Reviewed 6 days ago

Taking this Atherton Tablelands tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Cairns. We visited amazing spots and learned so much about the local ecosystem and traditional dreamtime stories. The Catherdral Fig Tree was stunning beyond expectations, just like pretty much everything we...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Emanuele V
BarefootTours_2019, Intern at Barefoot Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for the review, and good to hear that our tour was one of the highlights! Love that you enjoyed your tour with Gabs! The guides are always happy to hear nice feedback from guests. Hope you have a fab holiday! Vivian @ Barefoot Tours

Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent about 4 days in Cairns going on different tours and excursions. This tour was by far my favorite tour. Not only was the trip beautiful, but the tour guide was spectacular. Gabs brought the group together and helped break the ice. She provided...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Marie K
BarefootTours_2019, Intern at Barefoot Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review. Love to hear that you had such an amazing day with Gabs! Good to hear that this tour was one of your favorite tours. Hope the rest of your travelling is going to be as much fun as this tour!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Gabs was a fantastic tour guide. She gave us culturally and environmentally relevant information throughout the day which made me gain such an appreciation for the beautiful things we were seeing. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone traveling in and around Cairns.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Smscox99
BarefootTours_2019, Intern at Barefoot Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Smscox99, Thanks for the review, yes Gabs is a very knowledge tour guide she will make your day awesome no matter what. have a great journey! Vivian Barefoot tours

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an absolute blast with everyone on the tour and Gabs was an amazing tour guide. We were originally going to do a tableland drive ourselves but looked into tours and picked this one and we are so so so happy that we did because...More

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BarefootTours_2019, Intern at Barefoot Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi 770jaydef, Nice review, and really good to hear that you chose our tour and that you liked it! We try to keep the tour surprising and different. Vivian Barefoot Tours

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Oops we are a bit late to see this sorry! Kids are charged at the same rate as adults... however we dont provide the option as we like to check with parents of under 10yrs... some kids dont always like a full day of... More
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