This is one of the only guided afternoon tours that shows guests the most beautiful rainforests and waterfall regions of southern Cairns along with visiting the multi award winning Paronella Park both during the daylight and night time .
The air conditioned coach collects guests from the hotel accommodation in Cairns at around 12.30 midday for the scenic drive south and makes its way to Josephine Falls one of the most beautiful locations to swim, relax and cool off, then it’s onto the Mamu Tropical Skywalk tower to take in the views from the 37 metre tall tower platform. From here you can see thru all the valleys and mountains to the rainforests. This is the tallest viewing tower in Tropical North Queensland Australia
The highlight of the tour is a visit both day and night to Paronella Park to see the results of the labour of love and hear the story that was the reason for building this castle in the rainforest
It’s time for dinner at Mena Creek Hotel and then the eagerly awaited Darkness Falls Paronella Park tour along with a bit of star gazing and wallaby spotting.
Leaving Cairns at around 12.30 midday your coach driver gives you a run-down of the things you will do, the places you will go and the things you will see so that you are fully aware of what exciting attractions lay ahead for you
The rainforests around Cairns are the oldest known rainforests in the world thus the World Heritage listing status. These rainforests are a place of beauty, a place of many secrets and home to an amazing variety of rare plants and animals. Begin your afternoon in this incredible eco-system with your first stop at the incredible Josephine Falls.
Enjoy a guided rainforest walks and take a refreshing swim under the waterfall - or be brave and try the natural rock waterslide.
Then it is onto north Queensland’s tallest tower the Mamu Tropical Skywalk which reaches up to 37 metres. Built high in the rainforest with trees brought down by Tropical Cyclone Larry, this boardwalkhigh inthe Wooroonooran National Park is the best place to take in the views over the valleys and mountains. There is plenty of time to rest and take a causal look around if you are not keen to walk up the gentle pathways or climb the stairs to the tower.
This wonderful attraction has been voted as the winner of the RACQ 150 Must Do’s in Queensland in past years and multiple tourism awards to allow it to enter the “Hall of Fame” as one of the best tourism attractions in Australia.
This Heritage Listed Spanish Castle in the rainforest built by Jose Paronella and opened to the public in 1935.
Popular throughout the war years as a place for high tea, tea dances & lawn tennis matches, It has weathered many a cyclone and flood but the buildings &gardens have withstood Mother Nature’s challenges to the delight of visitors from the world over.
You will return to Paronella Park after dinner at Mena Creek Hotel for an after dark tour
Choose from the 5 delicious meals at this historic local hotels menu and settle back for a nice beverage and relive the activities of the day so far for the next hour
The fully restored hydro-electricity plant that Jose Paronella originally built lights up the castles interiors and exteriors making for some extraordinary photographic opportunities. The gardens come alive and you will see the wallabies taking advantage of the light to find food in the gardens.
Take time to view the night sky away fromthecity lights before heading home to our Cairns accommodation to settle in for the evening.
12:30 from Cairns
Be ready at hotel lobby at least 5-10 minutes prior to departure time
January - December
Tuesday - Saturday
Closed Christmas Day
May not operate during severe flooding
We very much enjoyed this tour. From the booking through to pick-up and drop off everything was excellent. Stu our driver and tour guide was most informative and friendly, we liked him a lot! Even saw him again up at Kuranda the next day when he was driving the shuttle up there. All parts of the tour were excellent, Josephine Falls, the Mamu Skywalk and Paronella Park (both day and night visit). Stopping off on a lovely clear night to see the stars and spot the wallabies, most interesting. Meal at the Mena Creek Pub very good. Stu is a fountain of knowledge! Very good value for money. Highly recommended.
Response From Barrier Reef Australia
Thank you very much for your review of the Paronella Park tour Sandra Your feedback is vital for our tour operators, our guests and of course The Tour Specialists team We hope to see you in Cairns again for your next holiday
Tour was very interesting. We were given a great running commentary on where we were going and what was around us. Paronella Park was a beautiful place and the meal at the pub was a great feed. The skywalk was good, beautiful big trees. You could spend a lot more time at all the attractions but everything is run to a timetable. Poor bus drivers are more like sheppards keeping their flock together. Good day out
Response From Barrier Reef Australia
Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted you enjoyed this very special part of Tropical North Queensland. We are very proud of our Natural beauty and pioneering history and this tour offers the best locations based on a day trip from Cairns. We look forward to welcoming you back to our unique and beautiful location soon.
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