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Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour from Cairns

Rated 4.1 out of 5.0 from 779 reviews.
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Free cancellation
Mobile ticket
11 hrs
Transfers included
Meals included

Get a taste of Australia's rugged natural beauty as you explore the exquisitely beautiful rainforests and waterfalls, on this 11-hour day tour of greater Cairns and Atherton Tablelands.


  • Immerse yourself in the beauty of Australia's lush rainforests and waterfalls located in greater Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands region.

  • Enjoy the convenience of being picked up and dropped off in Cairns and the Northern Beaches, all while traveling in an AC coach.

  • Indulge in morning tea, afternoon tea, and a satisfying lunch at Top Rail in Malanda, ensuring you stay revitalized and invigorated for your adventure.

  • Explore the otherworldly landscape of the renowned Babinda Boulders, as your guide regales you with Aboriginal tales of trapped spirits and poignant love stories.

  • Uncover the breathtaking Millaa Millaa Falls, one of Australia's most photographed waterfalls, situated within the Wet Tropics World Heritage-listed rainforest.

  • Keep your eyes out for the uniquely charming platypus. Work up your appetite with a traditional country meal at Australia's largest timber pub.

  • Experience a trifecta of iconic locations in a single outing: Mount Hypipamee, the Crater, and Dinner Falls.

  • Embark on a nature walk or take a refreshing swim behind the waterfall while soaking in the panoramic vista of an 85-meter deep volcanic crater.

  • Witness the astonishing grandeur of the Curtain Fig Tree, stretching three stories high above the ground and adorned with voluminous curtain-like vines. Keep watch for a potential sighting of the elusive Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo.

  • Conclude your journey by venturing to the stunning volcanic crater, Lake Eacham. Wrap up your unforgettable day with a sunset swim in the lake.


  • 11-hour day tour

  • Live guide

  • Pick-up and drop-offs from Cairns and Northern Beaches

  • Transfer through air-conditioned coach

  • Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea

  • Games and puzzles to keep you entertained on the bus


  • Gratuities

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Enjoy a comfortable ride in an air-conditioned coach on your way to north Queensland. Once there, admire the fairytale-like landscape of the Babinda Boulders, as your expert guide narrates some chilling Aboriginal stories. From there, head towards the scenic Josephine Falls, complete with a natural rock water slide. You can even enjoy a refreshing swim in the cool waters of the falls.

Next, you will explore the beautiful Wet Tropics World Heritage-listed rainforest. Here, you will discover the truly remarkable Millaa Millaa Falls. Keep your cameras at hand as the plunge waterfall is one of the most photographed in Australia! You might even be able to spot a platypus.

All the exploring and swimming will no doubt leave you famished. Sate your hunger pangs with an old-fashioned country meal at Australia's largest timer pub. Once you have restored your energy, it is time to head to the next location, which boasts of 3 mesmerizing spots in 1 place. At Mount Hypipamee, the Crater, and Dinner Falls, you will have the opportunity for a bushwalk, an invigorating swim behind the waterfall, and the astonishing view of an 85-meter deep volcanic crater.

Next, you will see the mammoth Curtain Fig Tree which rises to a staggering height of 3 stories above the ground level and features some unique curtain-like vines. Here, you have the chance to spot another rare species - the Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo. The final destination of the trip is the beautiful Lake Eacham, located inside a dormant volcanic crater. Home of several turtles, the water is a comfortable 23 degrees all year round. Finish your day with an idyllic sunset swim, and head back with a lifetime of memories and a host of Instagram-worthy photos.

Important Information

  • Bring along a hoodie or a warm jacket as it can get cold in the mountains. Also bring swimwear, sunscreen, towel, hat, and a camera.

  • Departs from Cairns & Northern Beaches at 7:30am and returns at 7pm.

  • Infants (under 2 years old) must be seated on parents' lap and no meal is provided

  • Vegetarian, vegan & gluten-free meals are available.

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your guide.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

Pick-up Point

  • This ticket includes pick-ups and drop-offs from Cairns and Northern Beaches.

  • Please specify your pick-up location at the time of booking.

  • Please arrive at the pick-up point 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled time to avoid delays.


This ticket is valid for the date selected during checkout.

ratings & reviews

779 Ratings
Kelly Martinez


Jul, 2021
Awesome tour! The guide was great, and all the places we visited were really beautiful.
Jean Ortega


Jul, 2021
Some really nice photo-worthy spots. Our guide was really friendly, we enjoyed hearing the spooky Aboriginal stories from him.
Alex Bennet


Jun, 2021
Great experience. The places were beautiful, especially the Millaa Millaa Falls. The bus was cool and clean, and our guide did a great job of keeping everyone entertained with games on the ride. Loved his way of narrating the Aboriginal stories, it made them seem even more spooky.
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