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Atherton Tablelands / Waterfalls

The Atherton Tableland is a fertile plateau which is part of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland, Australia. It is located inland from Cairns, well into the tropics, but its elevated position provides a climate suitable for dairy farming. The fertility of the soils in the region can be attributed to the volcanic origins of the land.

Atherton Tablelands is a high priority on many tourists lists. With many beautiful places to visit like the waterfalls circuit which includes the famous Millaa Millaa Falls. There are volcanic crater lakes such as Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham as well as pockets of tropical rainforest and Giant Fig trees. South of the Atherton Tablelands just past Innisfail, is Paronella Park. This is an enchanting place filled with lush tropical gardens, Spanish Castle Ruins and has a great historic love story to be told.

There is a variety of Atherton Tablelands tours on offer to suit every traveller. Whether you want to spend the day full of swimming and adventure, or if you prefer a more structured tour with more attractions and sightseeing, or maybe you want to focus on the local farms and food tasting, or whether you are a nature lover and want to spend the night exploring and animal spotting.

Northern Experience Eco Tours - Waterfalls, Rainforest and Paronella Park


Rates from: $150

Northern Experience Eco Tours is independently owned, has operated since 1997 and is the "original tour" to Paronella Park. Northen Experience stands alone in high quality specialist touring and professionalism in this area. We will give you a fantastic informative and fun day out exploring the Atherton Tablelands including Lake Barrine, elevated boardwalk, Millaa Millaa Falls, Mena Creek Falls, Babinda Boulders and Paronella Park.

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3 Day Package - Cape Tribulation + Atherton Tablelands + Barron Rafting (FF)


Rates from: $439

This 3 Day Cairns Adventure Group Package is great value for money.  You will get a full day guided tour to the Daintree and Cape Tribulation Rainforest, a full day guided tour to the Atherton Tablelands, a half day white water rafting tour on the Barron River and half day tou of river tubing.  During your 3 days you visit the oldest living rainforest, Mossman Gorge, the Barron Gorge and a variety of beautiful waterfalls.  This package is designed for the backpacker or budget traveller.

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Barefoot Tours


Rates from: $109

Leave Cairns on an adventure with Barefoot Tours through the Atherton Tablelands.  At Barefoot Tours we love fun and nature, and we can't wait to share the Rainforest and Waterfalls with you in an eco friendly and laid-back casual kinda way!

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Behana Canyoning


Rates from: $184

Known as the adventure tour of the Behana Gorge waterfalls, not for the faint hearted and requires a reasonable level of physical fitness. Behana Gorge is a 45 minute drive from Cairns, and is one of Cairns best kept secrets!  This tour includes nature walks, abseiling, waterfall swimming and leaping from high rocks into safe deep waters below.  Travelling with a maximum of 8 passengers - ensures a wonderful small group adventure!

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Cairns Food Wine Tours


Rates from: $205

Enjoy a full day touring the magnificent Atherton Tablelands whilst tasting the best produce and visiting unique locations. Some of which no other tours visit. Benefit from your guides wealth of knowledge whilst sampling alcohol, cheese, chocolates, nuts and tropical fruits.

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Discovery Tours - Half Day 4WD Rainforest Tour


Rates from: $145

Discovery Tours is the only company who offer a (soft) 4WD Half Day Tour from Cairns.  You will stop at a giant fig tree with its own boardwalk, do a few creek crossings, enjoy tropical fruit tastings, see the amazing termite mounds and Barron Falls. All with a passionate Naturalist Guide who will remain with you to provide guided walks with informative commentary. 

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ER Cairns Motorcycle Hire and Tours


Rates from: $140

A local motorcycle company offering a large range options from chauffeured rides, self drive tours, trail bike hire & tours and straight Harley bike hire.

Riders and passengers must wear eye protection, enclosed shoes, long trousers and sunscreen.

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GTS Day/Night Tour Including Paronella Park


Rates from: $145

Departing Cairns at 12.30pm-1.00pm and returning at 9.30pm this tour is unique and not offered by any other company. You will visit Josephine Falls, the Mamu Tropical Skywalk, Paronella Park, the Mena Creek Hotel and enjoying wallaby sighting as well as star gazing. There are two tour options described in our 'long description' and both are priced accordingly.

Please note this tour operates Tuesdays to Saturdays only, it is not available Sunday and Monday.

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Tablelands & Waterfalls Tour (CTC)


Rates from: $94

SPECIAL - $60PP (currently only running on Tuesday and Thursday)

Cape Trib Connections operates this casual but fun filled tour to the Atherton Tablelands.  Suited to the backpacker and budget traveller who likes the focus of the day to be on natural sightseeing and visiting waterfalls and swimming holes for a very economic price.  Morning tea is included, but you will need to pack a lunch or bring some money to purchase food along the way.

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Uncle Brians - One Day Rainforest Waterfalls Tour


Rates from: $129

This day tour begins when your Uncle Brians guide takes you south along the Bruce Highway to visit the famous swim locations at Babinda Boulders and Josephine Falls. Travel further south and turning up the Palmerston Highway you will stop at the Millaa Millaa Falls Teahouse for great 2 course lunch. 

After lunch you travel on to the most photographed waterfalls in Queensland known as Millaa Millaa Falls. Guests just love to have their photos taken doing the famous 'hair flick' with falls as the back drop to the photo.

Last stop is Lake Eacham a gorgeous blue volcanic crater lake for your last swim of the day. 

 

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Undara Lava Tubes One Day Tour (AA)


Rates from: $740

Undara is an amazing must see location, the underground lava tube system spans over 160kms of the entire 615km property and were created 190,000 years ago. Yet due to the 4.5 hour drive each way many people do not have time to spare to self drive and stay a night or two. This private charter flight is the perfect solution.

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Wait-A-While Rainforest & Wildlife Night Tour


Rates from: $170

Wait-a-While Rainforest Tours offers small group rainforest and wildlife experiences within the Wet Tropics World Heritage area of Tropical North Queensland. Our wildlife tours visit restricted access mountain rainforest at night in the Atherton Tablelands, giving the best chance of seeing nocturnal animals in their natural environment.  This is the best tour for seeing native wildlife in its natural environment during the day and into the night.

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Waterfall Wanderers


Rates from: $119

SPECIAL - $90PP

Active Tropics Explorer operates this Waterfall Wanderers Tour.  Conducted in a laid back style this tour will suit the backpacker or budget traveller.  You will visit an array of swimming holes, waterfalls, pockets of rainforest and a volcanic crater lake.  We will also be providing morning/afternoon tea, lunch, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and fruit throughout the day, as well as heaps of music, games and puzzles to keep you entertained on the bus.

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Wilderness Eco Safaris - 4WD Rainforest Eco Safari


Rates from: $199

Experience North Queensland from a different perspective with this eco sensitive 4WD safari taking a maximum of 7 passengers.

Getting you away from the mass marketed areas to one of the north's last wilderness frontiers, where there are no "Touristy Crowds", no other vehicles and no sealed roads, just pristine "World Heritage Rainforest".

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Wooroonooran Safaris


Rates from: $219

Only 40 minutes south of Cairns is home to the largest wet tropics rainforest in Australia that is World Heritage Listed. This unique day tour visits regions where no other tours go, does a crocodile spotting tour that no other companies access, offers amazing bird watching and photographic opportunities and much more.

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