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Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Day Tour - Includes Lunch – Departs Cairns

Typical, rushed, overpriced, blah blah blah. Nah, BUGGER THAT!!! Swim in volcanic crater lakes, take a dip under breath-taking waterfalls and slide down a natural waterslide around the Atherton Tablelands!

Highlights

  • Voted no.1 on TripAdvisor from 2010 to early 2018 as the best tour in Cairns
  • Voted by the Luxury Travel Guide as Australia’s Tour Operator of the year 2018
  • Awarded for Excellence in Service from the Travel and Hospitality Awards 2018
  • Visit Lookouts, Lake Eacham, 500yr old Fig Tree, Waterfalls & enjoy freshwater swimming!
  • Small personalized group tours with a maximum of 20 travellers

Travel in style with us as we take you to our favorite spots in the World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest on our MUST-DO full day Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls tour. Departing daily we all about fun, adventure, laughs and swimming in some of the best spots to visit in the Cairns region.

Barefoot Tours customizes the route and the timings of the day based on the weather and yourselves! This means as a group, you can choose when you are ready to leave each spot. If we have time up our sleeves we will make extra stops like Dinner falls, Ellinjaa falls, Zillie falls, Babinda Boulders, Nandroya falls, Henrietta creek plus there are a few more to choose from. On average we visit 4-7 locations a day + lookouts.

Lookouts – This one is weather dependent but there are up to 3 amazing lookouts each over different landscapes ranging from a breathtaking mountain range to views over the farmlands. If it has been raining we may stop off at the Barron falls which is magnificent after a huge downpour!

Josephine falls – A series of cascading waterfalls - the bottom pool is open to the public where you have the possibility to try Josephine’s natural rock slide. Not only is this a locals favourite swimming spot, but Australia also agrees that this is one of their most beautiful waterfalls boasting pristine fresh water from the Mount Bartle Frere.

Volcanic Crater Lake Eacham – Serene crystal clear blue lake that's up to 65m deep. Over 180 bird species have been recorded here, as well as the musky rat-kangaroo. It’s not often you can take a refreshingly cool dip in a volcanic crater lake, definitely, a must do on your Aussie tour.

500yr old Fig Tree – We visit the ancient mystic roots of a half-century old fig tree. If you have ever seen the movie Avatar, then this is where a lot of the ideas for the movie came about - check out the unique resemblance!

Millaa Millaa Falls – A magnificent waterfall surrounded by lush rainforests, one of the most photographed waterfalls in Australia due to the Herbal Essence hair flick ad back in the ’90s. There is the possibility of seeing turtles & some have even caught a glimpse of a platypus here (although we are yet to see one here).

Departure: Please be at Gilligan’s by 7:25am & look for a bright orange and green bus with “Barefoot Tours” written down the side. We leave Gilligan’s at 7:30am, so don’t be late, we can’t wait!

Make sure to bring your camera for all the cool stops we make or the possibility of spotting some of Australia’s endemic wildlife like the famous cassowaries, the green tree frog, platypus, turtles, tree kangaroos and possibly even a croc!

The day finishes around 6:30 - 7:30 pm, we can drop you off anywhere in the Cairns CBD city area 3km radius – for those who want to go straight out afterward. The Atherton Tablelands is around an hours drive from Cairns, the time between locations range from 10mins to 45mins and this covers part of the World Heritage Rainforests, Waterfalls, Volcanic Crater Lake and whatever else we find in between!

So, if you are ready to have your (They are actually called Thongs) flip-flops blown away then join up for a fun, adventurous, relaxed stress-free day in the Atherton Tablelands.

Adult $109.00

What's included

  • Picnic lunch with sandwiches and fresh fruit
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea
  • Return transfers from Gilligan’s in Cairns CBD

Duration

  • Allow approximately 11 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Trip Departs from Gilligan’s, 57-59 Grafton St, Cairns City at 7:30am.

Notes

  • This tour welcomes those aged 13 years and older, with many of their customers being 25 years + of age.
  • Please be at Gilligan’s by 7:25am & look for a bright orange and green bus with “Barefoot Tours” written down the side. We leave Gilligan’s at 7:30am, so don’t be late, we can’t wait!

Available Bookings from November 13 to November 19

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Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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Kelly Wilson from United Kingdom wrote on 17 September 2019

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Fantastic tour - would do it again!

I had such an amazing day - absolutely 10/10 for experience, value and service.

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Lou Murtinu from France wrote on 24 August 2019

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Awesome !

This tour was really good, I think it must be the best one for the Atherton Tableland if you're really keen to do it, we've been to 5 places in the whole days + the lookout, and we were not in a rush at all, we stayed at each place as much as we wanted, it was really chill and flexible. The guide actually told us about the history of the places, and gave us good advices on what was the best to do/ see during the tour but also in Cairns. The places we've been to were breathtaking and we had some good swim! Thanks!

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Kathryn from United Kingdom wrote on 14 June 2019

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Amazing Day

I had a fantastic day visiting some stunning waterfalls. Our tour guide was so friendly and very informative and I would highly recommend this tour.

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Andrej from Germany wrote on 29 May 2019

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Very nice Trip!

We visited and swum several locations like forest/waterfalls/rivers/lakes...saw a tree kangaroo and even a croc. Lunch is simple and cold but definately ok to get full. Tea Coffee and snacks included. Our Guides Darren and Gabrielle were really nice, funny and welcoming...gabs had her ukulele with her and sang for us while lunch...very cool! The Tour is definately worth it!!!

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Giada from Italy wrote on 26 May 2019

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Great

The nature we were surrounded by was breathtaking. The waterfalls, lakes and creeks we visited and swam in were fresh and crystal clear. We had fun, good company and a beautiful view for the whole time. Darryl was the perfect guide! He's lived in those lands his whole life and been a guide for over 14 years. He's loads of fun, outgoing and very informed. Took good care of us, made sure we all had pictures taken and made us laugh the whole time. Thanks Barefoot!

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