Tour ID: 10062470
Departure from Cairns to travel the Gillies Highway climbing 730 metres above sea level into the amazing Atherton Tablelands.
Our first stop is beautiful Lake Barrine Crater Lake National Park where the Options A & B enjoy delicious freshly baked scones with jam & cream accompanied by locally grown & freshly brewed Tea and coffee (unlimited cup refills).
Then the Option A pax depart on a 40 minute guided wildlife cruise on the lake.The Option B & C pax can relax in the Tea House overlooking the Crater Lake or take a leisurely walk through the National Park rainforest walking tracks viewing two 1000-year-old Kauri Pines.
We all then meet back onto the bus & travel through extensive beef, dairy, sugar cane & other diverse types of farming areas & small villages.
Next stop is The Curtain Fig Tree, an amazing feat of nature reaching 45+ metres up into the tropical rainforest canopy. This is a boardwalk with plenty of time for photographs of the 600-800-year-old epiphyte.
After a 30 minute drive through the Malanda dairy lands, we arrive at the Millaa Millaa Falls - with the option of swimming under the cool waters falling 20 metres over an ancient volcanic lava flow from over 1 million years ago.
We then descend from the Tablelands down the Palmerston Highway through sugar cane & banana fields to the coastal town of Innisfail.
On arrival, we begin our delicious Lunch at Roscoe's all you can eat Hot buffet for Option A & B pax.
There are other food outlets available for the Option C pax. (we can show you these when we arrive or you can bring your own lunch)
Paronella Park is the next destination with a 45 minute guided tour in English, Chinese or Japanese of the extensive National Trust Gardens. We spend approximately one and a half to two hours here. If passengers are requiring more time, please feel free to approach your driver to arrange for this. This is where you will learn of Hosea Paronella's wonderful achievements & His colourful history of how he built his Spanish Castle in the rainforest.
After a quick stop at a local banana farm where you can purchase cheap bananas, papaya & home grown, homemade chocolate, we continue north bound to the small town of Babinda.
A 45 minute stop at the Babinda Boulders in the Wooroonooran National Park. This place is steeped in Aboriginal myth. Learn the legend of Oolana. There is time for a walk to the bottom of the Boulders, a swim in the fresh mountain water and a light afternoon refreshments.
From there it is an appro a 50-60 minute drive back to the city of Cairns & return to your accommodation.
Please refer to the varies different pricing options available (Option A, B or C)
Lunch if choosing option C, Souvenirs
10 hours approximately
7:00 AM Daily
Return approximately 6pm
Cairns, Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Skyrail, Cairns South
We will pick you up from your Cairns City, Cairns South accommodations between 7and 8am. If you are staying at the Cairns Northern Beach accommodations, we pick up and drop off at the Skyrail Terminal (Find your own way) Please email or call us and we can assist you with information on how to get here.
Please contact us if you have any concerns regarding your pickup location prior to booking.
Once you have made a booking, we will confirm the pickup time for you via email.
Hat, Camera, Sunscreen 30+, Insect repellent, Comfortable light clothing and walking shoes (Jumper June-August), Wet weather gear (May-August), Water bottle/water, Swimwear/towel
Infants = 0 up to 1 years travel FREE
Infants = 1 up to 4 years $60 fee applies
Child = 4 to 14 years
Family rates = 2 adults, 2 children
Cairns, Atherton Tablelands, North Johnstone River, Paronella Park, Wooranooran National Park, Yungaburra, Lake Barrine and Babinda Boulders, Curtain Fig Tree, Millaa Millaa Falls
Entry & up to 2 hour stay at Paronella Park, Includes a 45 min Historical Guided Tour, Chinese & Japanese tours available, Delicious all you can eat Hot Buffet lunch at Roscoe's Piazza Innisfail, Devonshire Morning tea, visits to all destinations, National Park Fees (NO Cruise inclusion)
Entry & up to 2 hour stay at Paronella Park, Includes a 45 min Historical Guided Tour, Chinese & Japanese tours available, visits to all destinations, National Park Fees, (NO Lunch, Cruise or Morning Tea inclusions)
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