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Waterfalls, Wildlife and Paronella Park From Cairns

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Key facts

Where: Cairns , Palm Cove, Port Douglas , Australia Duration: 10 hours

Highlights

  • Jump on the first morning wildlife cruise on lovely Lake Barrine
  • View 1,000 year-old Kauri pines
  • Get stunning photographs on the spectacular Waterfalls Circuit
  • Luscious Devonshire tea at Lake Barrine Teahouse
  • Excellent two-course lunch atop Mungalli Falls
  • Interpretive rainforest walks with experienced naturalist guide
  • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off

Overview

Take off to the Tablelands high above Cairns to see places of spectacular beauty and many examples of nature’s genius.

Cruise the jade green waters of volcanic Lake Barrine. View 1,000 year old twin Kauri Pine Trees and an amazing Giant Curtain Figtree. Look out for shy Lumholtz Tree Kangaroos.

Journey through the quaint Tablelands townships and follow The Waterfalls Circuit – a dream tour for photographers. Each waterfall is viewed from a different aspect and all waterfalls flow in abundance all year round.

This enchanting tour will leave you with a head full of glorious memories and a camera full of wonderful photos.

Itinerary

For your thrilling Waterfalls, Wildlife and Paronella Park From Cairns you will be picked up from your hotel and will spend a day exploring the Cairns highlands.

Departing the Cairns' coast, your Tour ascends the mighty Lamb Range providing panoramic views of the Mulgrave River Valley from Heale’s Lookout.

The high elevation Southern Tablelands rainforests are vastly different to coastal rainforest surrounding Cairns and support a wide variety of wildlife, many unique to the Tablelands.

Enjoy freshly baked scones and morning tea before boarding the first morning cruise on the calm waters of the volcanic crater Lake Barrine. View the Lake’s abundant wildlife and marvel at the ancient rainforests that surround it. A short guided walk reveals the Twin Kauri Pine Trees, 1000- year-old forest giants and some of the tallest trees in Australia.

Your guide will escort you along boardwalks to the ancient Giant Curtain Fig Tree – an amazing work of nature! The surrounding forest is home to the shy Lumholtz Tree Kangaroos.

You then begin the Waterfalls Circuit. Each of the waterfalls is unique and is viewed from a different aspect and all waterfalls flow in abundance all year round!

Explore the world-famous Millaa Millaa Falls (featured in many film productions) and travel quaint country roads through rich dairying pastures to Mungalli Falls. Enjoy an excellent two- course lunch served outdoors in a private gazebo situated atop Mungalli Falls, the Tableland’s tallest falls.

The lunch menu varies with the season but generally consists of a choice of three main courses and three desserts:

Main Courses
Fish & chips with salad
Quiche with salad
Cold meat (generally corned beef) with salad

Desserts
Pavlova with ice cream
Apple Crumble with cream or ice cream
Cheese Cake with cream

After lunch, you will arrive at the Crawfords Lookout. From here you will take in the immensity of this majestic landscape including the North Johnstone River. View the remote wilderness and tree canopy and absorb the atmosphere of this ancient landscape.

Descending the range, you arrive at Paronella Park where you will be accompanied by the park's knowledgeable guide for a leisurely tour of the National Trust listed Heritage gardens and castle ruins.

There is free time to view the museum and the remains of North Queensland’s first hydro-electric plant on the beautiful Mena Creek. Kids will enjoy feeding the fish and turtles below the falls.

Your tour concludes with scenic drive via Innisfail. At the end of a day of delight and wonder you will be dropped back at your hotel.

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Reviews

knowledgable ,enthusiastic guide made for an exciting,and interesting tour.... Ruth Rich

I thoroughly enjoyed tour. Lovely scenery, nice lunch and well organised.... Valerie E Spence

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily

Duration

10 hours

Start time

Start time: Approximately 0730h (07:30am) (Please refer to hotel pick-up times given under Additional Information)
Duration: 10 hours

Meeting point

Pick-up from most Cairns hotels.
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

Ending point

You will be dropped off at the same point at which you were picked up

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • Bilingual driver / guide (English and another language) – German on Sundays and Wednesdays, French on Mondays, Italian on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Spanish on Saturdays and Japanese or Chinese on Fridays
  • 2-course lunch at the Tableland’s tallest falls (special diets catered for, please advise when booking)
  • Morning Devonshire tea with scones
  • Afternoon tea
  • All entrance Fees and Park Fees, Wildlife Cruise on Lake Barrine

Exclusions

  • Alcoholic beverages

Do/Dont's

Bring sunscreen, hat, comfortable walking shoes, towel and swimwear.

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Please remember to state your preferred language for the tour when making your booking. The driver/ guides are bilingual (English and another language) and the languages offered vary with the day of the tour: German on Sundays and Wednesdays, French on Mondays, Italian on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Spanish on Saturdays and, Japanese or Chinese on Fridays.
If you have any special dietary requirements please advise these when booking

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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