Atherton Tablelands and Waterfalls Guided Tour

Meals included
Hotel pickup
Fitness level low
Intensity level low
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4.85 reviews

Highlights & inclusions

Full Day Waterfalls & Rainforest Tour
The famous Babinda Boulders
Morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea provided
Josephine Falls
Platypus viewing
Millaa Millaa Falls

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Sat, Jun 15, 2024

What you can expect

Want to swim in natural waterfalls, swimming holes and native wildlife but don’t know where to go? Join this Cairns waterfall day tour to discover some of North Queensland’s most iconic waterfalls surrounded by lush rainforest in the Atherton Tablelands. Your guide will collect you from Cairns accommodation at 7.30am and take you on a day filled with adventure amongst nature. Relax and let someone else take care of the driving as you sit back and soak in the panormic views on the drive. The first stop is the Babinda Boulders where you will hear spooky Aboriginal stories before your first swim of the day at Josephine Falls. Swim in nature’s waterpark here as you slide down the water rockslide. The next stop is Australia’s famous Millaa Millaa falls which make a beautiful backdrop for any photograph and a scenic swim. Enjoy Australian country hospitality with a hearty lunch at the Malanda Pub before continuing the adventure in the afternoon. Visit Mount Hypipamee Dinner and Crater Falls to walk through the bush, swim behind the waterfall and gaze into the 85 metre deep volcanic crater. Additional stops include a visit to the Curtain Fig Tree with tree roots that tower 3 storeys above you. You may even spot Tree Kangaroos and Cassowaries while you are here. Finally, end the day visiting a creek looking for platypus and a swim in a dormant volcanic crater at Lake Eacham amongst turtles. The tour will return you to Cairns accomodation at 5.30pm after a full day exploring cascading waterfalls and rainforest near Cairns. Begin your Cairns waterfall adventure and book your tour online here!


What you need to know

  • Full day tour of rainforests and waterfalls of Atherton Tablelands
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Lunch
  • Pick up and drop off from selected Cairns hotels
  • Babinda Boulders, spooky aboriginal stories
  • Josephine Falls, natural rock slide
  • Crawfords Lookout, big high lookout
  • Millaa Millaa Falls, world famous hair flick waterfall
  • Malanda Pub, biggest timber pub in Oz
  • Mount Hypipamee, Dinner Falls and the Crater
  • Curtain Fig Tree, biggest tree you’ll ever see
  • Platypus viewing
  • Lake Eacham, swim in a volcanic crater lake
  • Tours depart at approximately 7.30am and return at approximately 5.30pm
What To Bring
  • Hoodie or a warm jacket (as it can get cold up in the mountains)
  • Camera
  • Hat, swimmers, sunblock, towel, thongs
Additional Information
  • Children must be 5 years and over to participate in the tour
Cancellation Policy
  • 50% cancellation fee applies within 48 hours of departure
  • 100% cancellation fee within 24 hours of departure
Booking Information
  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

Recent reviews

4.85 reviews

Lots of fun and you have enough time to enjoy each stop

Excellent experience, you had enough time at every spot, and the staff was so nice. I had lots of fun. We skipped the last point due to giant flies, I'll never be sure that it wasn't an excuse. Oh and the kids ate the cookies and they never took out more for everyone else but as everything else was awesome I'll still drop my 5 stars.

Gabriela Alvarado Cantu 8 months ago

The Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls tour was a great day.

Our waterfall tour was a great day, visiting some beautiful places as detailed in the tour. Our tour guide was great and full of knowledge. Thank you for a fantastic day. Highly recommend this tour and company. Will do future tours when back in Cairns.

Karen Heath 11 months ago

Waterfall Wanderers Day Tour is simply amazing. 5 stars.

A great day for the Waterfall Wanderers Tour. The experience is really amazing; a big thank you to our top kiwi driver. Stu is the number one driver and guide. An additional surprise was a stop at a farm at Tablelands; drinking hot chocolate and tasting choco-sweets. Awesome!!!

Matteo Onusti 11 months ago
Free cancellation up to 48 hours prior to experience