Day trip

Paronella Park, Lake Barrine, and Milla Milla Falls Day Tour

Paronella Park, Lake Barrine, and Milla Milla Falls Day Tour

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Discover the highlights of North Queensland with a guided trip to Paronella Park, Lake Barrine, and Milla Milla Falls. Depart from Cairns by coach and enjoy a day packed with natural landmarks.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese, Chinese
Pickup included
Wait in The Lobby / Reception of your hotel
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit Lake Barrine where you will observe different kinds of birds such as ducks, pelicans, sea eagles
  • Visit the World famous Millaa Millaa Falls, one of the most renowned and photographed waterfalls in Australia surrounded by Mabi rainforest.
  • In the cool of the afternoon we visit amazing Paronella Park’s Spanish style castles in the rainforest.
  • Visit an unusual quirk of nature – the 600 year old Curtain Fig Tree nestled in World Heritage Rainforest.
Full description
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 Goldsborough 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. Enjoy a Wonderful Devonshire Morning Tea, before we depart and head to the historical town of Yungaburra. This beautiful village 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. 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 Lumholtz 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. 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, where we enjoy our delicious Lunch. 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 Hose Paronella’s wonderful achievements & his colourful history of how he built his Spanish Castle in the rainforest; you will have amazing photo opportunities of the breathtaking Mena Creek & Theresa falls & much more. We spend approx 2.5 hours here allowing plenty of free time to enjoy the rest of the park at a leisurely pace after the guided walk. We then make our way back to Cairns.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Devonshire Morning tea, with freshly baked scones
  • Visit to Lake Barrine
  • Visit Milla Milla Falls
  • Visit The Curtain Fig Tree
  • All you can eat Buffet Lunch
  • Entry and Guided Walk at Paronella Park
  • Free time to further explore Paronella Park
  • Tour does not operate from Port Douglas
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen
  • Jacket

Know before you go

  • We pick up from all hotels in Cairns, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Clifton Beach, Holloways Beach.
  • Please note for Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Clifton Beach, Holloways Beach - Return Transfers from Northern Beaches is an additional $28 per person and is payable on the day of travel.
  • Tour is not available from Port Douglas.
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

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The waterfalls were beautiful, lunch was disappointing & Paronella Park was interesting. Shane was a good driver, friendly & very knowledgeable, but talks far too much. We didn’t need to hear about his family’s fishing & camping experiences or how he provided insect spray to hikers. At the end of a long day, silence on the bus would have been preferable.

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June 29, 2022

July 21, 2022

nice road trip

July 1, 2022

Product ID: 301508