Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Day Tours are scenic family-friendly tours visiting our spectacular World Heritage waterfalls in the Cairns Highlands. This is a popular small-group tour with a maximum of 10 people.
Visit up to seven of the best waterfalls on the Tablelands!
There are plenty of spectacular waterfalls that flow all year round surrounded by incredibly scenic country, that you simply cannot ignore, especially during the wet season (December to April) when the waterfalls are at their absolute best!
Enjoy morning tea, fresh bottled water on the road and a local home-cooked meal at one of the well-renowned local cafes or restaurants for a hearty lunch.
Your informative, fun, professional driver and guide will ensure you have a day to remember!
Once you’ve been picked up from Cairns, you will set off up to the Southern Tablelands observing spectacular World Heritage-listed scenery along the way.
Enjoy a freshly made, piping hot Devonshire morning tea at Lake Barrine and explore the stunning surrounds of this ancient crater lake. Visit one of the largest and most spectacular strangler figs in the Tableland's rainforests, the Curtain Fig Tree, estimated to be over 500 years old. Then travel to your first waterfall, the famous Malanda Falls, which forms part of the North Johnstone River and was created by the last flow of lava from the Malanda Volcano. Native platypus are often seen in this permanent source of flowing water.
Millaa Millaa Falls
Your next destination will be the small dairy town of Millaa Millaa with the opportunity to visit four separate waterfalls including one of the most photographed waterfalls in Australia, Millaa Millaa Falls. This classic waterfall is a great place for a quick refreshing swim on a hot day, with an invigorating massage from the cascade of cool flowing mountain water upon tired aching muscles.
After your swim, make your way to Zilliee Falls. A short walk takes you through some rainforest to the viewing area at the top of the falls which provides some creative photography opportunities. Next, a visit to a waterfall that's particularly spectacular in the wet season, Ellinjaa Falls.
As you travel deeper into the Tablelands, driving through lush green rolling dairy pastures the 295-foot (90m) triple tier cascade, Mungalli Falls will be revealed, the highest waterfall on the Tablelands.
Time for lunch
Afterwards, stop for a hearty lunch at one of the Tableland's best cafes before making your way to Ravenshoe. On the way, be treated to a view from the Millaa Millaa lookout where, on a clear day, there is a spectacularly panoramic view from Atherton to the Innisfail and the Cassowary Coast.
You will notice the rapidly changing scenery as you approach the gateway to the outback and the famous Millstream Falls, Queensland's widest single drop waterfall. Wind your way back over the Herberton ranges farmland towards a more tropical rainforest landscape and come to your final stop for the day - the spectacular Mount Hypipamee Crater. This is a one of a kind volcanic phenomenon and is the result of a massive, naturally occurring gas explosion leaving a crater over 196-foot (60m) in diameter and twice as deep. The path continues around to the Dinner Falls where the lowest tier is the most spectacular.
You will then be returned to your place of pickup via the township of Atherton to Cairns. The tour takes approximately 10 hours. Expect to arrive at your accommodation by 5.30pm.
Please be ready at least 5 minute prior to departure time.
January - December
Excludes Christmas Day
10 Hours (approx.)
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.