Tableland's Rainforests Day Tour
Product Code: 3640-114028
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Unique World Heritage rainforests and waterfalls are what this tour is all about.
  • • A refreshing all inclusive day tour in cool temperate climate.
  • • Pick up in Cairns or by special arrangement from Tableland towns or Cairns Northern Beaches.
Tour Code
3640-114028
Duration
9 hours
Departure City
Cairns
End City
Cairns
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
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Experience: Nature, Wildlife, Family

Get in touch with Mother Earth; Get up close and personal with nature on guided wildlife tours; Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family

Style: Escorted

Tour director/guided escort is available from the beginning to the end of the vacation

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Moderate

Designed for travelers in good health who are comfortable with light walking or hiking

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Not accessible

Tour does not have wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions or allow service dogs

Itinerary
Day 01
Curtain Fig Tree

Cairns - Tablelands - Cairns

Begin your day-trip visiting one of the largest Strangler Fig Trees in the Tableland's rainforests, over 500 years old and a spectacular giants of the rainforest.

From here, head to the Crater Lakes. These ancient extinct volcanic craters were formed when hot molten rock from now dormant volcanoes came into contact with groundwater. Learn how these fascinating and mind blowing craters were formed as we take a walk along the foreshore of the surrounding world heritage rainforest to observe much of the mind blowing flora and fauna of this fascinating are. The best known botanical features of Lake Barrine are the twin Rough-Barked Kauri Pines. These 164-foot (50m) giants are estimated to be over 1,000 years old. After your walk a relaxing and delicious Devonshire Tea will be served in the teahouse overlooking the lake.

Your next destination is the North Johnstone River, where a stunning waterfall was created by the last flow of lava from the Malanda Shield Volcano. There is a 20 minute walk in the surrounding rainforest with the possibility of spotting much of our tropical native rainforest species, Just a few to mention are the Water Dragons, Saw Shelled Turtles, the unique Platypus, and the rare and endangered Lumholtz tree kangaroo, along with an astonishing amount of tropical birdlife.

A visit to another spectacle of the Tableland Tropics is the aptly named Curtain Fig Tree. Another 500 yr old strangler fig with a character all of it's own. There truly is nothing like this place with many tourists left lost for words when they lay eyes upon the beauty of this creation.

After this visit, an exclusive tour lunch will be held at the Millaa Falls Teahouse. I can assure you what ever your dietary requirements are, you will not be disappointed with the food we have on offer.

After lunch, just a short three minute drive will bring you to the most photographed waterfall in Australia. Millaa Millaa Falls is a great place for a quick dip on a hot day without the danger of any crocodiles to spoil your day. Take advantage of an invigorating massage from the cascade of mountain water upon those stressed joints and muscles . After a swim, make your way to Zilliee Falls. A short walk takes you through some rainforest to the viewing area for a brilliant creative photo opportunities of cascading water flow, rain bowed colour reflections of the gorge, against the lush evergreen backdrop.

Next visit a spectacular waterfall, Ellinjaa Falls, only a short walk through some more unique world heritage rainforest to a very attractive water fall indeed. Steps have been cut into the path to make the descent safer and easier.

Next, travel deeper into the Tablelands driving through lush green rolling dairy pastures once covered in a canopy of tropical rainforest to visit Mungalli Falls, the highest waterfall on the Tablelands. There is a lookout platform providing a safe view of the top of the falls. In the small caves below its 295-foot (90m) high triple tier cascade are resident glow-worms that can be seen at night.

While continuing down the Palmerston Highway towards Innisfail, stop at one or two spectacular lookouts for more photo opportunities of deep valley gorges to the Johnstone River below.

Your next destination is the famous Mamu Tropical Skywalk. This 1.5 mile (2.5km) return walk takes just one hour to fully enjoy the scenery. It treats you to the experience of a tropical rainforest from ground level to the canopy and higher to the 121-foot (37m) tower above the forest floor. The walk provides uninterrupted views of world heritage landscapes and rainforest flora and fauna species that can only be found in the this wet tropical area.

As we make our way down to the coastal fringe we can either visit Josephine Falls or the spectacular Babinda Boulders, for one last walk, swim, and photo opportunity.

The above tour will be provided with a local and friendly driver, and guide who respects the uniqueness of what you are being shown. They will be able to provide you with accurate historical facts about our indigenous and pioneering history from yesteryear right up to the present day.

Tips:
Hotel Pick-up will begin at 7:30am. Please input your hotel name and address during booking.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • Professional Guide & Driver
  • 9 Hour Eco Tour
  • Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Lunch at the Millaa Falls Teahouse
  • All entry fees
  • Bottled water

Package Excludes

  • Personal Expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages at lunch
  • Tips
Special Notes
  • 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.
  • Please input your hotel name and address during booking.
  • To protect your own property, please carry all valuable items on your person at all times. Do not leave any valuable items on the bus or at the hotel, attraction, restaurant, etc. Tours4fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides are not responsible for any loss or theft at any location.
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Pricing Info

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Reservation Info

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    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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