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Atherton Tablelands Tour - Rainforest, Waterfalls, Paronella Park - Option A

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Family rates = 2 Adults, 2 Children

Included in price:
Devonshire Morning Tea, Lake Barrine Cruise, All you can eat Buffet Lunch, Entry to Paronella Park & Guided Walk (available in Japanese, Chinese & English)
Able to be purchased/hired:
Souvenirs
What to bring:
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
Fitness level required:
Low
Child policies:
Infants = 0 up to 1 years travel FREE Infants = 1 up to 4 years $70 fee applies - payable direct to operator Child = 4 to 14 years as per child price
Departure points:
Cairns, Queensland
Palm Cove, Queensland
Trinity Beach, Queensland
Yorkeys Knob, Queensland
Clifton Beach, Queensland
Kewarra Beach, Queensland
Machans Beach, Queensland
Holloways Beach, Queensland
Skyrail, Cairns South, Queensland
Departure time:
7:00 AM Daily
Pickup/departure instructions:
We will pick you up from your Cairns City, Cairns South accommodations between 7.00 and 8.00 am. If you are staying at the Cairns Northern Beaches Accommodation (Machans Beach, Holloways Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Trinity Beach or Palm Cove) - Pickups are complimentary from either The Skyrail Terminal or from Cairns Central Railway Station, Bunda Street Entrance. (Please email or call us and we can assist you with information on how to get here. ) If you prefer Return Transfers from a Northern Beaches Hotel, this will incur a $22 per person fee – payable direct to the driver. Once you have made a booking, we will confirm the pickup time for you via email. Please contact us if you have any concerns regarding your pickup location prior to booking.
Duration:
10 hours approximately
Approximate Return Time:
Return approximately 5.30pm
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Tour Details

Operator
Northern Experience Eco Tours
Destinations
Cairns, Atherton Tablelands, North Johnstone River, Paronella Park, Wooranooran National Park, Yungaburra, Lake Barrine and Milla Milla Falls
Departs From
Cairns, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach, Machans Beach, Holloways Beach and Skyrail, Cairns South

Tour Description

Departing from Cairns, we head south passing the Walsh's Pyramid mountain one of the largest naturally formed Pyramids in the world, here we will stop for a photo before starting our journey up the World Heritage listed Gillies Highway climbing 730 metres above sea level into the amazing Atherton Tablelands. Along the way, you will view spectacular scenery with a photo opportunity at Heales lookout. This stunning lookout overlooks the breathtaking Goldsbourgh Valley and beyond to the Great Dividing Range, Australia's longest range system.

Our first touring stop is the beautiful Lake Barrine Crater Lake National Park where you'll enjoy delicious freshly baked scones with jam & cream accompanied by locally grown & freshly brewed Tea and coffee (unlimited cup refills).

Then you'll depart on a 40 minute guided wildlife cruise on Lake Barrine.

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 Palmerstone 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.

Paronella Park is the next destination with a guided tour in English, Chinese or Japanese of the extensive National Trust Gardens. We spend approximately 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 Jose Paronella's wonderful achievements & His colourful history of how he built his Spanish Castle in the rainforest.

After being inspired by Paronella Park, we head north back towards Cairns stopping at a local banana farm where you can purchase cheap bananas, papaya & homegrown, homemade chocolate.

From here we continue our journey back to Cairns passing Queensland's two highest mountains, Mt Bartle Frere (1,622 metres) and Mt Bellender Ker (1,593 metres); these spectacular mountains are the backdrop of Australia's wettest town called Babinda with an annual rainfall total of 4,200mm.

From Babinda we head back towards Cairns & return you to your accommodation.

• Fully guided commentary cruise at Lake Barrine Crater Lake
• Devonshire Morning Tea
• Guided walk to view the Twin Kauri Trees
• Visit all destinations. Washes Pyramid, Heales Lookout, Yungaburra, Curtain Fig Tree, Malanda, Crawford’s Lookout, Millaa Millaa, Mena Creek & Theresa Falls
• Delicious all you can eat hot buffet lunch at Roscoe’s Piazza
• Wildlife spotting at various touring locations
• Entry & up to 2-hour stay at Paronella Park; includes historical guided tour in English, Chinese or Japanese & plenty of free time to explore the park
• All National Park and Entry Fees
• Complimentary pickup & drop off from selected accommodations (fees apply from some locations)

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