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From Cairns: Splash & Slide Waterfall Tour with Picnic Lunch

1. From Cairns: Splash & Slide Waterfall Tour with Picnic Lunch

Travel South for a taste of the Far North's best waterfalls in this exhilarating half day tour. Start your day with a leisurely 10am Cairns pick up, the perfect antidote to those early mornings, before travelling through the stunning panoramas of Queensland's highest peak, verdant cane fields and pristine rainforest on your way to Josephine Falls. Bring out your inner child on the world famous natural rock slide slipping into the crystal clear waters, perfect for the young and the young at heart, or spot some of the Far North's native wildlife in the lush rainforest. Next stop, Babinda Boulders! A picnic lunch will be served alongside the fascinating Aboriginal history of this culturally significant site, the legend of trapped spirits and a tragic love story that will chill you to the bone. Enjoy a quiet afternoon swim, rest or explore the many walks before we return to Cairns, to be back at your hotel around 15.30pm.

Chillagoe Caves and Outback from Cairns Full-Day Tour

2. Chillagoe Caves and Outback from Cairns Full-Day Tour

Discover the Chillagoe Caves and the Outback on a tour alongside a licensed local guide. Enjoy striking natural landscapes, lunch at a 100-year-old pub, and learn about Aboriginal culture. Your naturalist guide will meet you at your accommodation in an air-conditioned 4WD vehicle. After being picked up, ascend the McAllister Ranges and head west through Mareeba embarking on a remarkable journey back to prehistoric times, when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. The first stop is for morning tea at Skybury Coffee Plantation for tea, coffee and a light morning tea snack while enjoying the serenity and views. There is also time to stroll and purchase something from the gift shop if you wish. Then, travel through historical towns and rolling hills rich in minerals eventually giving way to towering limestone karsts scattered around Chillagoe. Travel out to Chillagoe while listening to the informative commentary by your guide who will share information about the region's wildlife, history, and Aboriginal culture. Explore the Chillagoe-Mungaga Caves National Park with an expert local guide, visit Balancing Rock for an amazing photo opportunity and see and learn about aboriginal rock art. Visit the remains of the once-mighty smelters to ponder what it was like working there before heading to an iconic 100-year-old Aussie pub for lunch. After lunch and a visit to the local souvenir shop, head back towards the East Coast, stopping at Granite Gorge where you get up close to the wild rock wallabies who inhabit the area. The tour then returns down the range to Cairns.

Cairns: Waterfalls Tour Full day - Advanced

3. Cairns: Waterfalls Tour Full day - Advanced

Unveiling the Ultimate Rainforest Adventure: Spillway Canyon with Cairns Canyoning Embark on an exceptional journey with Cairns Canyoning as we introduce you to the Spillway Canyon – an adventure like no other. This is your exclusive opportunity to experience a full day of heart-pounding excitement, immersed in the lush beauty of the rainforest. A Day of Thrills and Triumphs For those seeking an extraordinary escape, the Spillway Canyon experience is the answer. It's a day designed for the daring, the nature enthusiasts, and those ready to confront their fears. Whether you're an experienced adventurer or a first-timer, this is your chance to push your limits and conquer new horizons. Nature's Artistry Unveiled Your adventure begins with a scenic drive, treating you to captivating views of Cairns City as you ascend to the enchanting Lake Morris, also known as Copperlode Dam. Once there, the surroundings transform into a tapestry of colors and textures, showcasing the World Heritage Wet Tropics rainforest. As you prepare for the canyoneering ahead, the beauty of nature will undoubtedly captivate you. Descending into the Extraordinary Guided by skilled professionals, you'll receive comprehensive instructions to ensure your safety and enjoyment. The heart of the Spillway Canyon welcomes you with a thrilling 52-meter drop through abseiling. This daring feat will test your courage and leave you with an unparalleled sense of accomplishment. An Oasis of Natural Wonders What sets the Spillway Canyon experience apart is the array of natural wonders awaiting your exploration. From exhilarating drops and cascading waterfalls to invigorating slides that plunge you into crystalline waters – every twist and turn of this 4.2-kilometer course is meticulously designed to awaken your inner adventurer. Throughout your journey, you'll witness parts of Far North Queensland that remain hidden from the masses. A Journey to Cherish Your adventure culminates at Crystal Cascades, a cherished Cairns waterfall. Here, surrounded by the beauty you've traversed, you'll create memories to last a lifetime. With a commitment to preserving the environment, our canyoning experience is carefully crafted to ensure no trace is left behind, maintaining the rainforest's pristine allure. Your Invitation to Thrill If you're 12 years or older, possess swimming skills, and crave adventure, consider this your invitation. Join us for an unparalleled exploration of nature's wonders. With up to 8 abseils, 3 exhilarating rock jumps, and 2 invigorating rockslides, this experience promises a harmonious blend of challenges and moments of serene reflection. Secure Your Adventure Seize the opportunity and secure your spot for the Spillway Canyon adventure with Cairns Canyoning. A day filled with camaraderie, triumphs, and enduring memories awaits. Unleash your inner explorer and embrace the ultimate rainforest encounter – an experience that only we can deliver.

From Cairns: Daintree National Park Private Tour

4. From Cairns: Daintree National Park Private Tour

Start with pickup from your accomodation in Carins at 7:30 AM. Begin a journey heading North along the Great Barrier Reef Drive with beautiful coastal views of the Coral Sea. Upon arrival at the park embark on a Daintree River wildlife cruise. This 2-hour cruise is full of opportunities to observe and photograph some of the most primitive forms of animal and plant life in the world. After the cruise, enjoy lunch at the Daintree Tea House. Lunch has an exotic theme with the outside dining area secluded in the rainforest with beautiful views of tropical rainforest and continuous sounds of birds and nature.  After lunch travel to Mossman Gorge. Go on an ancient journey to witness the evolutionary complexities of the rainforest. The gorge has multiple trails for you to explore with your guide. Enjoy up to 4.5 kilometers of quiet walking tracks within the World Heritage Area, and take some time to swim in the incredible freshwater gorge. After a full day of exploring the park, be returned to your accommodation at 5:30 PM.

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Fantastic trip. Good communication regarding bookings and confirmation. Very knowledgable tour guide (Harani) who constantly talked through the trip. Perfect itinery with several different venues to visit and see. Great hospitality from the Rangers and venue hosts.

Our travel guide was amazing and his knowledge on our trip, plus other things was amazing. We had about an hour wait in getting picked up which made getting back late. But didn't stop our guide showing us everything

Good experience with a good guide from Cairns (Mark) and a knowledgeable park ranger at the caves. Very different from typical Cairns tourist activities.

I had the driver Neville. We had a total of 11-13 people and he gave everyone of us equal attention. He was an excellent tour guide and a safe driver.

There was an interesting selection of things to see and experience. Our tour guide was great.