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Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Day Tour - Includes Lunch – Departs Cairns

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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
  • 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:In the morning we will meet you at Gilligan’s at 7:30 am (or 7:25 am if you tend to always run late) in either a bright orange bus called Kombi, or a bright green bus we call Trudy.

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 which is homestyle sandwiches and fresh fruit – they do cater to dietaries so let them know in advance if you have any!
  • Afternoon tea
  • REAL proper coffee/tea/hot choc

Duration

  • Allow approximately 11 hours duration for the whole experience

Notes

  • This tour welcomes those aged 13 years and older, with many of their customers being 25 years + of age.
  • Meeting point is at 7:30am the bus stop outside Gilligan’s Backpackers, 57-59 Grafton St, Cairns City.

Available Bookings from February 18 to February 24

Change Dates

All prices for this activity are shown in AUD ($)

7:30 a.m.
Mon 18 Feb
Tue 19 Feb
Wed 20 Feb
Thu 21 Feb
Fri 22 Feb
Sat 23 Feb
Sun 24 Feb

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$50.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$70.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$70.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$70.00

12+spaces priced from:

  • Adult$70.00

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Victoria Turnell from Australia wrote on 17 September 2016

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Great fun

Had a great time on the tour. The waterfalls were amazing and our guide was so much fun. I recommend this tour to anyone.

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Karolien Maes from Belgium wrote on 20 January 2016

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Top tour!

It was so much fun. The guide was really entertaining. You see a lot of beautiful nature, waterfalls and animals. We were so lucky to be face to face with a cassowary! The morning and afternoon tea were extensive with a lot of biscuits, cookies and fruit!

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Lydia Kovacev from Australia wrote on 24 December 2017

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Fantastic

Amazing tour, lots of beautiful nature and activities, great food and a very knowledgable and funny gude who took great effort in making everyone feel part if the group.

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Pieter Daems from Belgium wrote on 08 November 2013

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Trip

It was a pleasant trip, but we thought it was a bit more active as it was. Beautiful views en lovely waterfalls.

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JEANNA LIU from China wrote on 17 September 2016

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very good experience

This is a very relaxing day tour as you could swim in many lakes and waterfalls, be ready to get a waterproof camera. Was a little scared about swimming in the first lake as there's a sign warning crocks, but it turns out to be ok. Josephine water fall is the most fun part, the water is so clear that you could see the bottom and slide down from the rock! I would recommend this tour and our guide Tom is a great guy that has kept an eye on me as my english was not very good that i skipped some of the instructions. The desserts provided are very nice. We head back when the sun goes down, it was a very good day! Thanks barefoot!

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