Cairns Hiking & Walking Tour - Mountains - Rainforests

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches

Unique & Amazing Experience

From

au$175.00

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$75.00
Family: au$525.00

Tour Code: 387

Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
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  • A magical trek through ancient rainforest and authentic Australian bushland
  • Scale the peak of the Lamb Mountain Ranges to uncover breathtaking views
  • Test your stamina on a rope climb (optional) 
  • Learn about native flora and fauna, and encounter rare Australian wildlife
  • Cool off in the sparkling waters of Davies Creek (seasonal)

On this one-of-a-kind, breathtaking walking trek through Cairns Rainforest and Australian bushland, you'll discover rare native wildlife, swim in mountain streams, climb granite boulders and soak up stunning scenery.

Your hiking tour experience will begin nice and early as your travel an hour west of Cairns to Dinden National Park on the Great Dividing Range, where your trek begins.

Your local, accredited hiking guide tour leader will lead you through iconic Australian bushland and rainforest winderness as you walk towards Lambs Head, the stunning peak of the Lamb Mountain Range in the Atherton Tablelands.

There, among a setting of ancient granite boulders, you’ll be witness to a truly unforgettable panorama of valleys, lowlands, ocean and peaks.

There will be plenty of fresh fruit and snacks along the way to keep you energised; and once you’ve conquered the summit, you’ll be invited to cool off in the clear waters of Davies Creek.

Enjoy the mountain waters, before resting on the banks of the river to indulge in a picnic lunch.

From the base to the summit, your Cairns mountain hiking and walking tour will be a day full of action and natural beauty that will refresh your senses and give you a great appreciation of Mother Natures gifts of fauna and flora and her native Australian wildlife.

Hike in the Cairns Mountains - Rainforests

Rising with the sun and chirping birds, you will travel an hour west of Cairns to stunning Dinden National Park.

There will be fresh fruit to snack on before the hike commences, and a presentation on some of the amazing sights you’ll encounter during the day.

Your friendly local guide is a passionate ambassador for Far North Queensland as well as an accredited world heritage Wet Tropics guide.

Lamb Ranges in the Dinden National Park

You’ll begin your 10km hike at the base of the magnificent Lamb Ranges, found in Dinden National Park behind Cairns. 

The trail leads you through Australian bushland and ancient rainforest, and as you climb the elevated paths you’ll notice the air becomes crisp and void of humidity.

You'll be immersed in the sounds, sights and smells of the rainforest – with no civilisation in sight you’ll feel like you’re really a part of the ‘bush’.

The rainforest tapers as you encounter a landscape of huge granite boulders that set the stage for the most extraordinary view from Lambs Head (Kahlpahlim Rock). Standing upon this granite dome, 1,300 metres above sea level, you’ll be awed by the panorama of Cairns, the ocean and its valleys, stretching all the way to Copperload Dam.

Unique flora and fauna

The Wet Tropics of the Great Barrier Reef region are part of the oldest rainforest on our planet, and the plant and animal species that inhabit the area are just as rare.

You’ll see iconic Australian gums and eucalyptus, along with an array of figs, ferns, palms and cycads in this magnificent savannah bushland. 

This area is home to about a third of Australia's 315 mammal species - 13 of these species are found nowhere else in the world.

The region is also home to a quarter of Australia's frogs, a little over a third of the country's freshwater fish, and nearly half of Australia's birds - that's more than 370 different species. 

It could be your lucky day to spot a water dragon, tree kangaroo, honeyeater, or a glorious Amethystine python.

Nature enthusiasts and bird lovers alike will enjoy this experience.

Picnic at Davies Creek

After experienceing breathtaking views across the Wet Tropics panorama from Lambs Head plateau, you’ll descend down the mountainside to Davies Creek.

This creek boasts its own waterfalls and is the destination for your picnic lunch today.

This stunning, calm water will be an inviting location for a swim or to simply on the shoreline.

Enjoy local fresh tropical fruits and produce.

Clohesy River Fig Tree Walk

Along the walking trail, you’ll be led to the famed Clohesy River Fig Tree Boardwalk.

Set among open woodlands and savannah habitat, this unique walk showcases a natural phenomenon - the towering strangler fig.  

Though the wooden, sun dappled boardwalks are just 300 metres long, they wind around this stunning giant to highlight each angle.

You can even veer off the hiking trail and explore the cathedral shaped interior and billowing, curtain-like root system of this huge tree.

Informational placards are dotted along the walk, so you can read some fascinating facts about this world heritage flora as you explore. 

Good To Know

We have Wet Tropics Certification and Savannah Guide Certification

We are monthly supporters of Bush Heritage Australia and Volunteers for Tropical North Queensland Wildlife Rescue

See more Cairns and Daintree Rainforest hiking and walking tours 

Included In Price

  • Guided tour with knowledgeable local guide
  • Courtesy return transfers
  • Air conditioned vehicle
  • Small group size (max. 7)
  • Morning Tea
  • Pre-walk snacks
  • Picnic lunch
  • Binoculars available for use throughout the day
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Cairns City 7:00am
  • Northern Beaches 7:30am
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • No pickups available from Port Douglas. If staying in Port Douglas, guests will need to arrange transport to Cairns to be picked up for the tour.
Destinations
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Lambs Head
  • Lamb Ranges
  • Davies Creek
  • Clohesy River Figtree Boardwalk
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day

Duration

Full day - departs Cairns 7.00am and returns Cairns 5.30pm

Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active

Restrictions
  • The walking track is 10 kilometres in distance, so a reasonable level of fitness is required for this hike.
  • There are also a range of hikes across different mountains available so guests of all fitness levels have an option to suit them.
  • This tour requires a minimum of 4 guests to run, your tour will be fully confirmed once minimum numbers have been reached
Additional Information

Your tour guide will provide sunscreen and insect repellent for the day.

Eco Certifications
Eco Certified Guide
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Good joggers/runners/walking shoes
  • 1.5 litre water bottle
  • Day pack for carrying personal items
  • Camera (charged)
  • Wet weather gear (for expected rainy days)
  • Swimming costume (swimming is optional)
  • Towel
  • Baby seats are available, please advise when booking.
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions  for details prior to booking.

Tours cancelled within 48 hours of tour date are non-refundable.

Cairns Hiking & Walking Tour - Mountains - Rainforests

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches

Unique & Amazing Experience

From

au$175.00

Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$75.00
Family: au$525.00

Tour Code: 387

Phone
1300 231 118
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
WeChat
BarrierReefAustralia

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