Cairns Best Rainforest Waterfall Day Tour

Unique World Heritage Rainforest Tour with Native Flora and Fauna Including Crater Lakes and Millaa Millaa Falls

What Our Customers Say:

"...the Daintree Rainforest or Cape Tribulation is so hot and humid compared to the Atherton Tablelands Rainforests."

"The diversity of the Atherton Tablelands rainforest is far better than the Daintree or Cape Tribulation and the Tablelands is much easier to get to."

Fitness Level: Slightly Above Average. You will need to be able to negotiate tracks, trails and pathways with slightly steep and uneven terrain. Some paths also have exposed tree roots and loose stones. This tour is not suitable for people with walking aids or existing knee or ankle problems. Please contact us for further details. We can arrange a private tour tailored for any special needs.

Departure Time: Between 7:30 am - 7:45 am from your hotel accomodation in Cairns, or from the Northern Beaches (excluding Port Douglas) between 7:00 and 7:15am.

Duration: Approximately 10 hrs. You will be returned safely to your accomodation by 5:30 pm

Includes: All entry fees, bottled water, and lunch (excluding alcoholic beverages).

Prices: Adults $195 | Child (up to 12 years old)/Pensioner $170 | Concession $170 | Family (2 adults and 2 children) $650 | Exclusive Couples Tour $590

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Enjoy this ancient World Heritage-Listed Tropical Rainforest and waterfall day-trip from Cairns. Experience and photograph a great range of native tropical fauna and flora in their natural environment, one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world, with this all inclusive, breathtaking, small group day tour. Breath in the fresh mountain air, refresh with a quick swim or soak up the spray from one of the many waterfalls you'll visit. You'll be left in awe at the timeless beauty this natural paradise has to offer.


    All entrance fees are included
    Family friendly
    Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
    Lunch and bottled water included
    See native wildlife in their natural environment
    Informative, fun and friendly professional guide

What You Can Expect:

Begin your day-trip visiting one of two huge Strangler Fig Trees in the Tableland's rainforests, the Cathedral Fig Tree. This tree is over 500 years old and is a spectacular giant of the rainforest.

From here, head to the Crater Lakes. These craters were formed Thousands of years ago when hot molten rock from now dormant volcanoes came into contact with groundwater. The build-up of steam and gas blasted the central cores from the volcanoes, and over time the spectacular craters have filled with fresh rainwater, to form a now serene and peaceful paradise.

Enjoy a relaxing Devonshire Tea served in the teahouse overlooking the lake.

We will then take a short but informative rainforest walk partly around the lake after morning tea, where we will discover one of the best known botanical features of the Lake, the twin Rough-Barked Kauri Pines. These 164-foot (50m) giants are estimated to be nearly 1,100 years old.

Your next destination is a similar creation of scenic wonder and a great place for a quick swim in Summer. The Lake Eacham Crater.

Now we move to the North Johnstone River, where this local waterfall was created by the last flow of lava from the Malanda Shield Volcano, many thousands of years ago.

Visit the hi-tech Malanda information centre here too, and afterwards walk the two 20-minute walks in the surrounding rainforest with the possibility of spotting several unique tropical rainforest species of flora and fauna including the Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo.

Now it’s a short 20-minute drive to the most photographed waterfall in Australia. Millaa Millaa Falls, another great place for a quick dip on a hot day with an invigorating massage from the cascade of mountain water.

After a swim, we visit the spectacular Ellinjaa Falls. Just a short walk through the rainforest will reveal the majesty of this very unique waterfall that’s very easy to photograph like a professional.

It’s lunch time! Lunch is a selection of hearty country meals, light salads, big dairyman’s platters, or maybe an all-day breakfast. Whatever you fancy these country kitchen hands can do, and each meal caters to special dietary requirements.

While continuing down the Palmerston Highway towards Innisfail, stop at one or two spectacular lookouts for more photo opportunities.

Now it’s back down to sea level with time to visit either the Babinda Boulders or the picture perfect Josephine Falls. Both destinations are in the midst of the Wooroonooran National Park, and provide great locations to both cool off on a hot day and to get those last spectacular photos of the tour.

As the sun sets over the mountains, it’s time to relax in the air-conditioned vehicle on the way back to Cairns and reflect upon the new memories and friends made on this wonderful trip.

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