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2-Day Atherton Tablelands, Mossman Gorge and Daintree Tour

1. 2-Day Atherton Tablelands, Mossman Gorge and Daintree Tour

Experience the diverse beauty of Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, and Mossman Gorge on 2 day trips from Cairns. Day 1: Learn the Aboriginal history of Babinda Boulders in the Atherton Tablelands, and go for a swim in the crystal clear waters of Josephine Falls. Slide down a waterfall on a natural rockslide before visiting Millaa Millaa Falls. Enjoy lunch at a Australia’s largest timber pub before a bush walk and time to swim behind a waterfall. Gaze into a volcanic crater and look for wild cassowary in their natural habitat. See the Curtain Fig Tree before heading to Lake Eacham, a dormant volcanic crater lake full of turtles. Watch the sunset before the drive back to Cairns. Day 2: Take a scenic coastal drive towards the Mossman Gorge and enjoy panoramic views of the Coral Sea along the way. Get a warm welcome from the local Aborigines on arrival, and then cross the Daintree River for lunch at a beach. Explore the ancient rainforest on a guided tour of Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk and learn more about the flora and fauna, from low-lying ferns and shrubs to the massive canopy and mangroves. Taste some locally made ice cream, and enjoy a wildlife cruise to look for crocodiles before the return trip to Cairns via Port Douglas.

Cairns: Rainforest and Waterfalls Tour Atherton Tablelands

2. Cairns: Rainforest and Waterfalls Tour Atherton Tablelands

Venture into the wilderness of Queensland's far north on a tour that makes nature and the outdoors fun and accessible. See waterfalls, lookouts, lakes, and craters on this day-trip of the Atherton Tablelands from Cairns. Experience the unique endemic wildlife and natural beauty of the Atherton Tablelands. Visit places like Josephine Falls, Babinda Boulders, Millaa Millaa Falls, and Lake Eacham. Choose what destinations suit you best with a flexible itinerary that caters to your group's interests. Make a stop for a swim in a freshwater waterfall or natural water slide and take a break for some coffee or tea. Be sure to also check out the ancient fig tree that's hundreds of years old. Your knowledgeable guide will help you to learn more about the region as you explore the terrain.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 13 reviews

The Atherton Tablelands (waterfalls) tour with Cairns Adventure group was good and worth it, lots of waterfalls and opportunities to swim in nice places. The Mossman Gorge and Daintree tour (Cape Tribulation) was spectacular. We got to see the rainforest, crocs, thousands of flying foxes and dingos. On top of that, Carlos (our guide) was probably the best guide I've come across so far, who shared with us great stories, knowledge and sense of humour.

Drivers Tom and Andy were fantastic. Good knowledge of area and amazing history knowledge. Liked local short stops, like gelati (ice cream) stop at local fruit farmer. I would go again. Lunches were good,but skip the chips though at Cape Tribulation. Malanda pub staff were great.

Wonderful tour over 2 days. Very knowledgeable guides. Beautiful way to see the beauty of the Daintree, waterfalls, tablelands and also learn more about the indigenous rituals, back stories of places visited etc.

Driver/guide very well informed- good communicator/sense of humour. Trip ran to time as planned

Great experience!

Fun guides, a lot of beautiful things to see and do. Would definitely recommended it!