Cairns Waterfall Day Tour

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.

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Highlights

  • Visit up to seven of the best waterfalls in the Cairns Highlands 
  • Small groups - no more than10 guests in total aboard this full day tour.

Perfect Selfie

  • Grab the perfect selfie at Mt Hypipamee with the crater as your back drop.

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Cairns Waterfall Day Tour

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.

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Included In Price

  • Fully Guided Tour
  • Courtesy Return Transfers (Cairns Accommodation Only)
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Morning Tea
  • Delicious Lunch
  • Small Group Size
  • All Entry Fees Included
  • Bottle of Water
  • Live Commentary On Board
  • See Native Wildlife in their Natural Environment
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

7.30am

Departure Instructions

Please be ready at least 5 minute prior to departure time.

Pickup Locations

Cairns

Destinations
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Cairns
  • Lake Barrine
  • Curtain Fig Tree
  • Malanda Falls
  • Millaa Milla Falls
  • Zilliee Falls
  • Ellinjaa Falls
  • Mungalli Falls
  • Millstream Falls
  • Dinner Falls
  • Mt Hypipamee Crater
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Excludes Christmas Day

Duration

10 Hours (approx.)

What to Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Any special needs medicines
  • Swimming gear
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Spare T-shirt and warm top
  • Money
  • Camera
Fitness Level Required

Medium

Child Policy
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
  • Walking aids and prams will be safely stowed in our luggage trailer.
  • All drivers and assistants are licenced to carry paying passengers, blue card registered and police checked.
  • Teens between the age of 13 and 16 years of age are allowed to travel individually but only with the permission of a consenting parent, guardian or carer.
Cancellation Policy

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.

  • All cancellations must be made at least twenty-four (24) hours before the time of travel.
  • All cancellations and refunds incur a $10 fee.
  • Refunds will be made if the person or persons named as passengers do not appear on time and date of pre-booked travel as arranged.
  • Refunds may be made at the discretion of the company who at all times reserves the right to charge cancellation and booking fees.
  • The operator reserves the right to cancel the service or to alter or substitute routes, timetables, itineraries, schedules or carriers in any way it considers necessary or advisable to do so.
Additional Information
  • Family Price is for 2 adults and 2 children.
  • Apart from bottled water, we request that there be no consumption of food or drink within the vehicle.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, such as severe electrical thunder storms or Cyclones (Hurricanes) you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • For the comfort and safety of all passengers and our drivers, we respectfully request that passengers observe the following rules: Passengers must remain seated and, seat belts must be worn at all times when the bus is moving.
  • No animals (with the exception of properly trained and certified guide and mobility dogs for the visually & hearing impaired) will be allowed on board.
Eco Certifications
Ecotourism Certified
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.

Read More

Highlights

  • Visit up to seven of the best waterfalls in the Cairns Highlands 
  • Small groups - no more than10 guests in total aboard this full day tour.

Perfect Selfie

  • Grab the perfect selfie at Mt Hypipamee with the crater as your back drop.

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

Cairns Waterfall Day Tour

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.

Read More

Included In Price

  • Fully Guided Tour
  • Courtesy Return Transfers (Cairns Accommodation Only)
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle
  • Morning Tea
  • Delicious Lunch
  • Small Group Size
  • All Entry Fees Included
  • Bottle of Water
  • Live Commentary On Board
  • See Native Wildlife in their Natural Environment
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time

7.30am

Departure Instructions

Please be ready at least 5 minute prior to departure time.

Pickup Locations

Cairns

Destinations
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Cairns
  • Lake Barrine
  • Curtain Fig Tree
  • Malanda Falls
  • Millaa Milla Falls
  • Zilliee Falls
  • Ellinjaa Falls
  • Mungalli Falls
  • Millstream Falls
  • Dinner Falls
  • Mt Hypipamee Crater
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Excludes Christmas Day

Duration

10 Hours (approx.)

What to Bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Any special needs medicines
  • Swimming gear
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Spare T-shirt and warm top
  • Money
  • Camera
Fitness Level Required

Medium

Child Policy
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years.
  • Walking aids and prams will be safely stowed in our luggage trailer.
  • All drivers and assistants are licenced to carry paying passengers, blue card registered and police checked.
  • Teens between the age of 13 and 16 years of age are allowed to travel individually but only with the permission of a consenting parent, guardian or carer.
Cancellation Policy

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.

  • All cancellations must be made at least twenty-four (24) hours before the time of travel.
  • All cancellations and refunds incur a $10 fee.
  • Refunds will be made if the person or persons named as passengers do not appear on time and date of pre-booked travel as arranged.
  • Refunds may be made at the discretion of the company who at all times reserves the right to charge cancellation and booking fees.
  • The operator reserves the right to cancel the service or to alter or substitute routes, timetables, itineraries, schedules or carriers in any way it considers necessary or advisable to do so.
Additional Information
  • Family Price is for 2 adults and 2 children.
  • Apart from bottled water, we request that there be no consumption of food or drink within the vehicle.
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, such as severe electrical thunder storms or Cyclones (Hurricanes) you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • For the comfort and safety of all passengers and our drivers, we respectfully request that passengers observe the following rules: Passengers must remain seated and, seat belts must be worn at all times when the bus is moving.
  • No animals (with the exception of properly trained and certified guide and mobility dogs for the visually & hearing impaired) will be allowed on board.
Eco Certifications
Ecotourism Certified
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