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Full-Day Tour from Cairns: Atherton Tablelands and Waterfalls

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    Depart your central Cairns or Northern Beaches hotel by air-conditioned bus and venture into rural North Queensland. Composed of highlands, tropical rainforests, and waterfalls, this pristine region is renowned for its beauty and ancient culture.

    Visit the Babinda Boulders, a tropical creek lined with huge boulders, and hear about the aboriginal legends that surround this magical-looking place. Then head to your first swim spot, Josephine Falls, and slide down the natural rock slide.

    Continue to the Atherton Tablelands and swim in the Millaa Millaa Falls. Bordered by protected rainforest, this 59-foot (18-meter) single-drop waterfall has featured in several TV ads.

    After a country-style lunch at Australia’s largest timber pub, continue to Mt. Hypipamee Crater, a pipe-shaped, 278-foot (85-meter) deep crater. Take a bushland walk to admire the crater lake, watch for wildlife like possum and emu-like cassowarys, and stop to bathe in the idyllic Dinner Falls.

    After visiting a creek to search for platypus, enjoy another swim and a sunset stop at Lake Eacham, famous for its turtles.

    Finally, return to Cairns, perhaps playing the provided games on your bus before your trip ends at the original starting point.
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Fabulous day out, such stunning places. I looked at the weather forecast first and so didn't take my bathers but when I saw the glorious waterfalls and places to swim I wish I had taken them despite it being a bit cold. Will do this...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Dianne S
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    The day of the tour was raining but still a really nice experience. Swimming in the clear and cold water is really refreshing 😍 Also, our guide was nice and provide us a lot of information about the forest.

    Thank simonacannas5
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    I had the best time doing that tour as a solo backpacker. It was so easy to make friends on the tour. I abseloutely love going to the Millaa Millaa falls. the guide was lovely and had an answer to all our questions.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Charlesleroi
    Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

    This had to be the most action packed full on day.This is what you call “Bang for Buck” We had an absolute blast and the best fun with out tour guide showing us all the things around Cairns and the beautiful sights it offers, Not...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Min Y
    Reviewed June 8, 2019

    This day tour was SO much fun! From the moment my friend and I stepped on the bus we couldn't stop laughing at our fantastic tour guide who new exactly how to break the ice and make everyone feel comfortable with each other. Not only...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    2  Thank JB19922
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