Enjoy the ultimate Paronella Park experience by taking in the daylight scenery and then delighting in illuminated after-dark views. This 8-hour tour includes entry to Mamu Tropical Skywalk with its 121-foot (37-meter) rainforest viewing platform, an informational presentation and swim at Josephine Falls, and wildlife spotting for a chance to see wallabies. When booking, you have the option to upgrade to include dinner.
The World Heritage–listed rainforests known as the Wet Tropics of Queensland are more than 180 million years old—the oldest in the world. You'll be introduced to this fragile natural wonderland on your tour, which starts in the afternoon with pickup from Cairns. Head to Mamu Tropical Skywalk to marvel at the rainforest from the viewing tower, and visit two waterfalls in the area, including Josephine Falls for a chance to cool off or simply enjoy the sounds of the cascade. Go swimming in clear mountain water, and enjoy a tropical fruit tasting and afternoon tea. Your experience extends after nightfall, pretty much guaranteeing a sighting of nocturnal wallabies; on clear nights, stargazing is also a possibility. At Paronella Park, the highlight of your tour, admire the lush environment and Spanish-style buildings. You'll arrive at the park in time for sunset—the best way to appreciate the landscape. After dinner at the nearby Mena Creek Hotel (if option selected when booking; you'll have five dishes to choose from), return to the park for the 'Darkness Falls' illuminated castles and waterfalls tour. Your tour ends with return to Cairns.