Your Tour Itinerary
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To start off we pick up from your accommodation and return you back at the end of the day.
- The pickup is usually between 7.15am – 7.45am depending on where you are staying
- We arrive back to Cairns City between 6:00 – 6:30 pm.
Our Itinerary Includes:
Departure from Cairns, we head south travelling past Walsh’s Pyramid, one of the largest naturally formed pyramids in the world. Here your guide will stop so you can grab a photo of this unique North Queensland landmark.
Now it’s time to travel up the World Heritage listed Gillies Highway climbing 730 metres above sea level whilst enjoying the breathtaking views over the Goldsbourgh Valley.
Just before the top of the amazing Gillies Range is a short photo opportunity at the Heales Lookout before heading into the gorgeous Atherton Tablelands.
Our first stop is beautiful World Heritage Listed Lake Barrine Crater Lake National Park. On arrival, your tour guide will take you on a short walk to visit the 1000-year-old Twin Kauri Pines, true giants of the rainforest.
After the guided walk, Options A & B enjoy a delicious freshly baked scones with jam & cream accompanied by locally grown & freshly brewed Tea and coffee.
Once the cruise is complete, we will all meet back at the bus for our departure to the historical town of Yungaburra. Yungaburra is recognised as having the most Nationally Listed Heritage buildings in Queensland. Here your guide will take you on a driving tour around this quaint town showcasing the many Nationally Heritage buildings. He will even stop for a photo or two!
Next stop is The Curtain Fig Tree located in the Curtain Fig Tree National Park.
This amazing feat of nature reaching 45+ metres up into the tropical rainforest canopy. Here your guide will guide you around on the boardwalk interpreting the amazing formation of this 600-800-year old epiphyte while also looking out for endemic wildlife species in the rainforest canopy, like the rare Lumhotz Tree Kangaroo.
From here, we will head through the historical dairy town of Malanda, home to Australia’s oldest continuously running commercial picture theatre. Your guide will drive you around this charming town showcasing the beautiful old pub & theatre.
After a 30 minute drive travelling through extensive beef, dairy, sugar cane & other diverse types of farming areas, we arrive at Millaa Millaa Falls – one of Australia’s most photographed waterfalls. Here you will have an option of swimming under the cool waters falling 20 metres over an ancient volcanic lava flow formed over 1 million years ago or you can sit back, relax & enjoy the tranquility of nature.
Now it’s time to descend from the mountains down the Palmerstone Highway through sugar cane & banana fields to the coastal town of Innisfail.
- On arrival we begin our delicious Lunch at Roscoe’s all you can eat Hot buffet for Option A & B pax.
- There are other food outlets available for the Option C pax.
Paronella Park is the next destination with a 45-minute guided tour in English, Chinese or Japanese. The tour will guide you through the extensive National Trust Gardens while learning the rich history of Hosea Paronella’s wonderful achievements & his colourful history of how he built his Spanish Castle in the rainforest;you will have amazing photo opportunties of the breathtaking Mena Creek & Theresa falls & much more.
We spend approximately 2.5 hours here allowing plenty of free time to enjoy the rest of the park at a leisurely pace after the guided tour.
Now, it’s time to head north towards Cairns where will stop at a local banana farm where you can purchase cheap bananas, papaya & seasonal home grown fruit.
We continue northbound passing the wettest town in Queensland, Babinda with an annual rainfall total over 4 metres per year. This “umbrella” town sits between Queenslands two highest mountains; Mt Bartle Frere (1,611 metres) & Mt Bellender Ker (1,593 metres).
These majestic mountains are all covered in World Heritage Rainforest and form part of the Great Dividing Range; Australia’s most substantial mountain range and the third longest land-based range in the world. The range spans 3,500 kilometres from the northeastern tip of Queensland, running the entire length of the eastern coastline through New South Wales, then into Victoria and turning west, before fading into the central plain at the Grampains in western Victoria. WOW!!
From there it is approximately a 50-60 minute drive back to the city of Cairns & return to your accommodation.