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Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour from Cairns provided by Barefoot Tours

Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour from Cairns

Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour from Cairns
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from ₱9,954.25 per adult (price varies by group size)
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from ₱9,954.25 per adult (price varies by group size)
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Last updated: 14 Jun 2020
A note from Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour from Cairns
Barefoot Tours is committed to ensuring the safety and protection of our staff and customers. We have developed a COVID Safe Plan which complies with the current approved Queensland Government and Tourism Industry guidelines.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
About
The Atherton Tablelands are part of Queensland’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics rainforest and lie just southwest of Cairns. On this tour, enjoy ample time to explore the region’s natural wonders, including the Cathedral Fig Tree; hike through the rainforest and cool off with a swim at Lake Eacham; and visit three waterfalls—Josephine Falls, Millaa Millaa Falls, and Dinner Falls.
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Guided short hikes to Josephine, Millaa Millaa, and Dinner Falls.
Chance to swim in the natural pools and waterfalls
Includes picnic lunch, morning and afternoon tea
Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Cairns hotel
What to expect
Your day trip to the Atherton Tablelands, part of the World Heritage–listed Wet Tropics of Queensland, starts with hotel pickups in Cairns by coach for the drive to the Tablelands, located about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Cairns. After about an hour of driving, make a stop at the Cathedral Fig Tree, a large 500-year-old strangler fig tree with long aerial roots. Drive onward into a pristine rainforest, where you’ll stop at Lake Eacham. Go for a swim in the volcanic lake, created more than 12,000 years ago, and watch for turtles in the clear water while your guide prepares a hearty morning tea. After your snack break, head to Mt Hypipamee National Park to check out Dinner Falls, where you can go swimming again, and then take a 0.5-mile (800-meter) walk to a viewpoint to admire the crater. You’ll spot a jewel-toned lake as you look down at the crater rim, a dizzying 450 feet (138 meters) below you. When you're ready for lunch, we serve a picnic style meal with fresh bread, salad items for sandwiches and a meat and fruit platter. We do cater for food allergies so let us know in advance. Then head to Millaa Millaa Falls to take a swim in its natural tropical pool. Your last destination, and the highlight of your tour, is Josephine Falls, which you’ll reach by taking a short walk with your guide. If you’re feeling adventurous, go down the ‘waterslide’ that drops you into a deep pool, or just relax and enjoy the scenery. You’ll also refuel here with afternoon snacks provided by your guide. Your day trip ends with the drive back to Cairns for hotel drop-off. Please note: This is a sample itinerary; yours may vary based on the road and/or weather conditions on the day of your tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7088ATHERTON
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
FREE Picnic Lunch • Tour guide/bus driver - maximum of 20 people • National Park fees • Fun, Adventures and memories for a lifetime • Use of our umbrellas on a rainy day
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities • Your contact details are not passed fourth to the operator, you will need to contact them directly
Duration
1 day
Departure details
Allbout Cairns, 58 Grafton St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia 58 Grafton St @ Allbout Cairns Shop
Inclusions
FREE Picnic Lunch • Tour guide/bus driver - maximum of 20 people • National Park fees • Fun, Adventures and memories for a lifetime • Use of our umbrellas on a rainy day
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities • Your contact details are not passed fourth to the operator, you will need to contact them directly
Departure details
Allbout Cairns, 58 Grafton St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia 58 Grafton St @ Allbout Cairns Shop
Duration
1 day
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
TripAdvisor books with live availability, confirmation is instant
Minimum age is 10 years
Please note: This is a sample itinerary. The route may change based on weather or road conditions.
Please bring with you on the day:
Towel
Swimmers, bathers, togs, bikinis, boards, swimsuit - whatever you call them
flip flops or sneakers - as long as they are comfy
your camera for all the cool stops we visit and the possibility of spotting some of Australia’s’ endemic wildlife like the famous cassowaries or a green tree frog, platypus, turtles, tree kangaroos and possibly even a croc!
It is also recommended to pack a jumper for those winter months when the weather is cooler.
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Allbout Cairns
    58 Grafton St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    58 Grafton St @ Allbout Cairns Shop
    See address & details
  • 1
    Atherton Tablelands
    Stop: 10 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Barefoot Tours
    Stop: 10 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Mt. Hypipamee National Park
    Stop: 1 minute - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Josephine Falls
    Stop: 1 minute - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Millaa Millaa Falls
    Stop: 1 minute
    See details
  • 6
    Cathedral Fig Tree
    Stop: 1 minute - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park
    Stop: 1 minute - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Allbout Cairns
    58 Grafton St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    58 Grafton St @ Allbout Cairns Shop
    See address & details
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imogencorsetti
Hanoi, Vietnam9 contributions
Amazing experience!
Apr 2021 • Friends
What an amazing experience! From the minute we checked in to the minute we were dropped back at the hotel we enjoyed our experience. Our tour leader, James, was knowledgeable on our surroundings, including the animals. He provided great insight. The areas we visited were magnificent. Our safety was of upmost importance which was great for anyone feeling nervous. Enjoyable and fun tour suited to all ages! Would travel with them again.
Written 15 April 2021
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leonielozza
Blacktown, Australia5 contributions
Best day ..great tour
Apr 2021 • Friends
Had the best day with a great bunch of people. Our guide Marcio was the best guide I have had. He was well informed..a great guy and so much fun. He took us to some amazing places
Written 6 April 2021
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Niall K
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Shoutout to tour guide James!
Mar 2021
Spent a fantastic day with tour guide James - highly recommend this day trip especially if you can go with James! Great scenery, taken to lots of “secret” places only known to the guides with an interesting and informative commentary along the way. Get to go swimming in some stunning locations and get up close with the waterfalls. Lunch is shared with the group which is a great way to meet people. Would really recommend this trip.
Written 27 March 2021
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@pavezpedro
2 contributions
Awesome!
Mar 2021 • Couples
You won't regret this tour! I never leave a review but this trip deserve it, I highly recommend James he takes the adventure to another level, we had so much fun that day, from very beginning to an end. ( the food is also good) I have done many tours before, but I never had a guide who is more fearless than me, I lost a few challenges against him hahaha😂 Looking forward to go back and have more tours like this one👌
Written 24 March 2021
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Terry Mapleson
3 contributions
Tablelands on the max
Mar 2021 • Solo
A not to be missed experience in Cairns. James was in charge and he had Dom the dominator along for the ride. Both guys are like your crazy enthusiastic young brother except they are grown up. Every aspect of the day went smoothly and no matter who you were they looked after you. I would love to go again.
Written 17 March 2021
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Peter Kolesik
Adelaide, Australia1 contribution
A wonderful trip!
Jan 2021
This was an excellent and relaxed way to explore the wonderful world of the Atherton Tableland. We walked through the rainforest, swam in picturesque streams and waterfalls, saw many plant and animal species and enjoyed views of tropical agriculture landscape. Our guide was Russell, a caring, attentive, enthusiastic guide with an extensive knowledge about the history and nature of this special place. He drove with us more than 300 kms - it was a pleasant ride with a lot of stops and free time to enjoy ourselves. We felt like being on a class trip with our favorite teacher. Highly recommended!
Written 19 February 2021
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691nishac
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions
Must do!!
Dec 2020 • Couples
We Did the waterfalls tour in Dec and had a great time!! Our guide Rohan did an amazing job and the locations were great!! The food was plentiful and Rohan even bought fresh bananas and papaya from a local fruit cart!! Would totally recommend this tour. Thanks Rohan!!
Written 15 January 2021
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Clare W
Chermside, Australia3 contributions
One of our best tours yet!
Jan 2021 • Couples
Our tour was guided by Rohan, who was so knowledgeable about the area and its history. He was friendly, funny and upbeat. We had a bit of a rainy day but it didn't stop this tour being incredible. We had the chance to swim around awesome waterfalls and areas that if I hadn't been with a tour guide, I might have been unsure about (i.e. clueless about where is safe and where is dangerous). Lovely healthy lunch and morning/afternoon tea provided, and plenty of bathroom stops as it wasn't too far from place to place. Would definitely recommend this company! They are smart to hire a guy like Rohan who made it so enjoyable for us all.
Written 9 January 2021
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Charlie E
4 contributions
Great Tour
Dec 2020
Thoroughly enjoyable tour, a lot packed into the day including four different opportunities to swim in amazing locations. Our tour guide Rowan was a top bloke and made the tour really fun despite the smaller group due to Covid.
Written 12 December 2020
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megoo05
Brisbane, Australia76 contributions
Wonderful day out with amazing scenery
Nov 2020
We had a great day on the Atherton waterfalls day trip in November. Our driver Rowan was so down to earth, making everyone feel welcome and included. He had a great personality and sense of humour and by end of day we felt like we had known him forever. We liked the songs he played as we came up to landmarks - this added to the fun. Scenery at every stop was different and amazing from waterfalls to national parks etc, we never felt rushed. He ensured everyone knew the plans for the day. Lunch was also lovely and in a nice park setting. Rowan also took photos for everyone. We had a nice small crowd on bus due to covid and hand sanitiser was available. We highly recommend this tour. Rowan you are an asset to your employer and thank you again for a wonderful day.
Written 3 December 2020
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It's time to go chasing waterfalls!
We had a great day out with Barefoot Tours. The day started early with pickup from a location walking distance from
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Brilliant trip!
We headed out into the rainforest on a very wet day with Russell as our tour guide and had a fantastic day! As a gr
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Must do
Thanks Rohan for a great day out! Your knowledge of the local area was great and a good time was had by all!
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Great waterfalls and swimming
Had a fantastic tour with Rohan visiting waterfalls and swimming holes throughout the Atherton region. Very knowle
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A must do in Cairns
We had an amazing experience with Barefoot Tours & the Atherton tablelands waterfalls tour. All waterfalls and visi
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Awesome Day Tour
What an amazing day this tour was. Our guide Rohan was fun, knowledgeable and so entertaining! He tailored the tour
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Waterfalls Tour
I wish I could give this tour 6 stars. By far the highlight of our holiday so far. It was everything we hoped for a
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What a great day!
We as a family did the Tablelands tour. Our guide Rohan was a wealth of knowledge! The day was full on jam packed
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Best experience ever !!
Our guide was amazing, literally the nicest guy I have ever met. Our destinations were incredibly beautiful as well
missy_x0x
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Great!
My guide Daryl was great. The tour was a lot of fun. The waterfalls were awsome and it wasn't rushed at all! We had
Chrislopez88
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Amazing day at the waterfalls!!
My partner and I decided last minute to book a trip to the waterfalls, after some research we found Barefoot tours
jaynaspontayna
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Amazing!
We had a great day and it’s obvious that the guide terry is obsessed with the rainforest. He told us so many intere
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eacham lake!!!!
hello terry thank you for everything. I m south korean man and would like to have a trip with you again later. you
brontem749
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Awesome experience
This is the best way to see some of the best sites close to Cairns! Our guide Terry was super enthusiastic and know
Alicia L
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Amazing trip and awesome guides
It was an Amazing and memorable experience. Our tour guide Terry gave detailed information about the places we vis
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