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The town's lyrical name is thought to mean 'place of questioning' in the local Yidinyji language.


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$143.40 Day Trips & Excursions

Atherton Tablelands Food and Wine Tour from Cairns

Your day starts with morning pickup at your Cairns or Northern Beaches hotel. Travel up to the inland hills in a comfortable air-conditioned minicoach driven by your guide. Stop at Lake Barrine, located at 2,395 feet (730 meters) above sea level within Crater Lakes National Park. The biggest of the natural volcanic lakes in the region, Lake Barrine is known for its towering twin Kauri pines that are estimated to be 1,000 years old. Follow your guide on a short walk in the fresh mountain air to see this national treasure.Then have a seat on the balcony of the 80-year-old tea house and take in views of Lake Barrine while snacking on a delicious Devonshire tea consisting of locally grown tea or coffee and fresh-baked scones.Continue your route through the Atherton Tablelands, traveling through the historic towns of Yungaburra, Atherton, Tolga and Mareeba. Stop at local farms for a behind-the-scenes look at their operations, with exclusive access to a macadamia nut farm and a tour of a coffee plantation. You also taste chocolates and cheese at a dairy farm where they handcraft a range of delicious sweets and dairy products. At each stop, you'll learn about their foods and production methods, and packaged goods are available to purchase.Around midday, pop into a historic pub for a hearty seafood lunch. Then visit a winery for a tasting of their tropical fruit wines, made from fruits such as lychee, mango, mulberry, bush cherry and passion fruit.Get great photo ops of the famous Curtain Fig Tree, a strangler fig that grows on top of a host tree. This specimen, one of the tallest in north Queensland, has impressive aerial roots that measure 49 feet (15 meters) long. After a full day of great food and fascinating commentary, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.

$983.77 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Cairns Scenic Helicopter Flight Including Atherton Tablelands

This is our newest addition to our scenic tour packages on the Atherton Tablelands, and we are very proud of what we have been able to create for our guests at the very best price.To the discerning traveller, the opportunity to enjoy customised and personalised helicopter flights and packages is now here on the Atherton Tablelands for the first time, and we will get you to your destination from Cairns or the Northern Beaches upon your request. You will be collected from your hotel accommodation in or near Cairns at approx. 7:30am and taken by road to the Atherton Tablelands via the spectacular McAllister Range to the Tableland town of Mareeba and its airport. Here you will meet your pilot and become familiar with your aircraft during a safety briefing. Then it’s time to fly.Fly south on your 30-minute flight from Mareeba airport over Tinaroo Dam and the spillway. Tinaroo is not only a popular fishing and water skiing haven but also the source of the highly productive Mareeba-Dimbulah irrigation scheme, but most importantly makes for some mind-blowing photos that even the locals haven’t seen. From here, it's on to the lush rainforest and undulating farmland around the picture-perfect crater Lakes regions of Lake Barrine and Eacham. Your pilot will circle around these crater lakes and even hover for that perfect photo opportunity. Now its time to circle around some of the most fertile agricultural farming country you'll ever see, with the famous extinct volcanic mountains of the 7 sisters as your backdrop. Then you fly over the picturesque historical village of Yungaburra, don’t forget to wave to the locals below. Upon your return to Mareeba airport there is still time to capture different angles of the red soil farming lands across Mango, avocado banana macadamia and coffee plantations before landing.Now it's time to travel by road I take you to see the most outstanding scenery you have just flown over, but now we get to experience the flora and fauna at ground level. walk slowly through the forest and take in the sound of many various native birds unique to Australias tropical rainforests. See the famous giant Kari Pines over 1000 years old, to the smallest ferns mosses and lichens of the oldest world heritage listed rainforest in the world. See the best waterfalls lookouts and unique wildlife this tropical paradise has to offer.Enjoy a huge lunch planned around your diet and taste. Visit wineries, coffee plantations and dairy farms, before your leisurely descent down the Lamb Range to Cairns and the driveway of your accommodation . 

$566.38 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cairns Atherton Tableland Diversity Tour

You will be collected from your Cairns accommodation and taken directly to the Smithfield Skyrail station, embarking upon your Skyrail adventure expect to be awestruck as you gently sail above the World Heritage Listed Tropical rainforest of Kuranda towards the Atherton Tablelands, truly a sight never to be missed. Take in the sights of Barron Gorge and its spectacular waterfall. photograph ancient world heritage rainforest and the spectacular coral coast and fringe. Now its time to catch your cruise down the Barron River, You can expect to see the endangered Southern Cassowary, an array of rare bird life, reptiles and plant life endemic to this area. Your cruise time will also include a delicious morning tea. Continuing half an hour by road we begin to see contrasting changes in the landscape as we drive towards the Savannah Region and dine on fine cuisine for lunch at a well-known outback Cafe' or a working coffee plantation situated in Mareeba, either location offers a beautiful backdrop looking over the peaks of the Great Dividing Range and savannah gardens.  After lunch, it's time for your optional 40 min scenic helicopter flight from Mareeba Airport. Fly over Tinaroo Dam, Lake Barrine, Lake Eacham and the Tablelands heritage town of Yungaburra. You can even ask the pilot to hover or slowdown to capture that once in a lifetime shot. After your Helicopter adventure, it's time to explore the Golden Drop Mango Winery, a large-scale, tropical fruit winery on a working mango plantation. Here you can sample and purchase your choice of lovely refreshing tropical Mango Wines, together with Citrus Cellos, Mango Port, and Golden Mango liqueur style wines. A unique locally owned 100% Australian company. Finally, we take the inland road back down towards Port Douglas, via the small outback timber town of Mt Molloy. Watch the landscape turn from savannah wetlands to rainforest in just 30 mins as we wind our way back to the coastal fringe, and drive the heritage listed scenic coastal drive towards Cairns. If time prevails, tapas under the coconut palms by the sea at Palm Cove will make a great finish to your day. Now the challenge is up to you. Tell me where you would find this diversity and value for money on any other tour in Cairns? See you on tour soon!

$135.99 Cultural & Theme Tours

Water Pack-2 days of Waterfalls and Rafting!

Day OneWaterfall Wanderers - Fresh fun day tour of the Atherton Tablelands where you do not just witness the wonders of the rainforest waterfalls, but you engage with them on every level. Slide down natural rockslides, swim in volcanic crater lakes and relax under free-falling streams. We'll also stop for lunch at the largest timber pub in Australia before visiting the Curtain Fig Tree and Platypus spotting in Yungaburra.Day Two:Half Day Barron River Rafting - Fantastic introduction to White Water Rafting with Foaming Fury. This Half Day Tour is fun, exciting and exhilarating. Enjoy up to two hours rafting, on up to grade 3 rapids through the World-Heritage Listed Rainforest of the Barron Gorge National Park. No experience necessary and all safety equipment and tuition is included. Fully trained and certified River Guides.Both of these tours include return transfers from your hotel or accommodation.

$293.68 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Cairns Adventure Package- 4 tours in 3 days!

On day one of adventure begins with a float through a rainforest paradise with Aussie Drifterz for a half day Tubing tour.  We'll choose the optimal river for your day of travel water level dependent, either beautiful Behana Gorge-the locals favourite, or the Mulgrave River which has water year round and spectacular rainforest scenery. In the afternoon, we'll up the ante and take on the Barron River with Foaming Fury on a half day White Water Rafting trip.  Only a 20 minute drive from Cairns city, stunning rainforest combines with Grade 3 rapids to create an exhilarating yet peaceful rating adventure.  All safety equipment and tuition is provided making this the perfect trip for beginner rafters as well as those who have rafted before. Day two starts with the natural rockslide of Josephine Falls before adventuring through a series of spectacular waterfalls and volcanic lakes on the Atherton Tablelands with Waterfall Wanderers.  We'll visit the world famous Millaa Millaa waterfall before heading off for a pub lunch in the oldest timber pub in Australia, spotting platypus in Yungaburra and visiting the Curtain Fig Tree-sure to impress!  Our last stop of the day is beautiful Lake Eacham, a volcanic crater lake heated from below, ensuring a balmy water temperature all year round! For your third day visit the oldest rainforest in the world, The Daintree, and explore Cape Tribulation with Active Tropics Explorer.  Your day starts with a coastal drive and a Welcome to Country and Smoke Ceremony with the local indigenous Kuku Yalanji people of Mossman Gorge.  Swim in the crystal clear waters of the Gorge before we head up to the Daintree River to see some wildlife-keep your eyes peeled as crocs are plentiful here!  Lunch is included and you'll enjoy a guided rainforest walk, locally made rainforest ice-cream and spectacular scenery as we make our way from Cape Tribulation back to Cairns.

$86.69 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tableland Waterfalls Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Josephine Falls, Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Atherton Tablelands, Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Millaa Millaa Falls, Millaa Millaa, Queensland.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Barron Falls, Kuranda, Queensland.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Platypus Viewing Platform, Yungaburra, Queensland.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park, Lake Eacham, Queensland.Duration: 1 hour

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