Tour ID: 10063741

Experience the best of the Cairns Tablelands region, exploring the high country west of the city, sampling local produce and meeting local characters along the way. The naturalist guides have extensive knowledge of flora, fauna, history of the area, ensuring you experience the local lifestyle and culture of the people in the Tablelands. Taking a maximum of 20 passengers per vehicle, your day in the Cairns Tablelands will be a memory of a lifetime.

  • Coffee and chocolate tasting, with time to shop among a treasure trove of Gourmet Gifts
  • Step back in time from the 1800s at the Herberton Village, over 50 original buildings
  • Spot the elusive Platypus,you may also see Turtles
  • Sample locally crafted beer and wine from the Cairns Tablelands region
  • 500 year old Curtain Fig Tree one of the largest in Australia

Experience the best of the Cairns Tablelands region with our experienced tour guides; exploring the high-country west of the city; sampling local produce and meeting local characters along the way!

Travel 500 metres above sea-level and drive out of the rainforest and on to visit multi-cultural village of Mareeba and award-winning Coffee Works for an introduction to Australia’s largest coffee-growing region. Continue on through the banana plantations, sugar cane, and through the townships of Tolga and Atherton on route to Historic Village Herberton, voted on Trip Advisor as one of the top 10 museums to visit Australia!

This is the only group tour that includes Admission to Historic Village Herberton.

After exploring, you'll enjoy a selection of local tropical fruits and cheese tasting. Continuing on Queensland’s highest scenic drive with epic views of the Tablelands and the Great Dividing Range, you'll stop at a scenic lookout and also the iconic Millaa Millaa falls for an iconic photo opportunity (and a swim if you wish!). Enjoy lunch at the Australian Platypus Centre, where you might be lucky enough to spot a platypus!

Walk into the rainforest to view one of Australia’s oldest trees, The Curtain Fig Tree; standing at 500 years old and finish the day at The Humpy Store to purchase local produce such as nuts, fruit and much more!

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Unlimited coffee and chocolate tastings at Coffee Works Mareeba
    Wander the coffee museum at Coffee Works Mareeba
    Explore Historic Village Herberton - we are the only tour group who visits this outdoor museum!
    Morning tea with tropical fruit & local cheese tasting
    Stop at the scenic Millaa Millaa Lookout
    Visit iconic Millaa Millaa Falls for a photo opportunity and a refreshing swim if you wish!
    Lunch at the Australian Platypus Centre with local wine, beer or a soft-drink
    Wildlife walk to try and spot platypus
    Visit the 500-year-old Curtain Fig Tree
    Last minute shopping for local produce at The Humpy Shop

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Other refreshments not listed in inclusions.

  • Duration:

    8 hours

  • Departure:

    7:30 AM Tue, Thu, Sat

  • Return:

    6.30pm to Cairns CBD and Northern Beaches. Approximately 7.00pm to Port Douglas.

  • Departure points:

    Cairns, Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Cairns Beaches, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach, Machans Beach and Holloways Beach

  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    - Southside accommodation: pick up 6.15 am

    - Cairns CBD: pick up 6.30am

    - Northern Beaches: International Coaches will pick you up around 6.10am and transfer you to Canopys Edge Bus Stop in Smithfield where you will be picked up by your Billy Tea guide. You will be returned to Canopys Edge Bus Stop around 6pm where you will be picked up by International Coaches to return to the Northern Beaches.

    - Port Douglas: we do not offer pick-up or drop-offs to Port Douglas. You will need to make your own way to Canopys Edge Bus Stop in Smithfield where you will be picked up by your Billy Tea guide. Please arrange your own transport to and from Canopys Edge Bus Stop. Please advise accommodation details at time of booking.

    Please ensure you are on time for your hotel pickup! If you are not on time, you may miss your pickup which will incur a 100% cancellation fee. Please note all times are approximate.

  • What to bring:

    Comfortable footwear and clothing, hat, sunscreen, cash or credit card for purchases.

  • Fitness level required:


  • Child policies:

    Child prices applies to childred 0 -14yrs, including infants. Infants will be in a baby seat, supplied by operator.

    Family price applies to 2 adults and 2 children up to the age of 14 years. Additional children may be added to the family at a special price in the booking form.

  • Additional Information:

    All dietary requirements must be notified at time of reservation, or 48 hours notice we can cater for vegetarians and most other requirements. Your lunch order will be taken at Coffee Works by your Tour Guide prior to your arrival at the lunch destination.

  • Destinations:

    Atherton Tablelands

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