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Cairns Small Group Tours - Atherton Tablelands - Volcano Craters | FNQ

Tour Code: 961

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

  • A full 10 hour day tour encompasing the Atherton Tablelands and volcano craters, 
  • See the amazing Tablelands of Cairns see the incredible tropical wildlife including wild Platypus, Listen to the tropical birds singing and possible see a Mapee tree kangaroo
  • During this full day tour take the opportunity to cool off in lake Eacham with a refreshing swim in this amazing extinct volcano crater  

Included In Price

  • Cairns Small Group Tours
  • Return transfers from Cairns accommodation
  • Morning Tea - Lunch
  • Water: We supply water bottles made by Klean Canteen for all our tours. They are stainless steel and bamboo to limit single use plastic wherever possible.
  • Professional accredited guide
  • The incredible Cathedral Fig Tree!
  • Lake Barrine Wildlife Cruise
  • Two interpretive rainforest walks
  • A refreshing swim at Eacham Crater
  • Platypus spotting (high success rate)
  • Sunscreen - Insect repellant
  • Binoculars

This Cairns small group tour on the Atherton Tablelands has been put together for nature's lovers. Discover some amazing locations and wildlife including the Platypus, Australia's amazing shy mammal.

Our private charter Atherton Tablelands and Volcanic Crater Lakes tour from Cairns caters for small groups 1 to 7 guests however we can cater for larger groups and special interest tours.

Your professional wildlife tour guide for the day is more than passionate about his region and will share with you his awesome knowledge...

This private charter small group day tour will make some 'forever' memories especially when you spot a Platypus in the wild just beyond Cairns city!

You will be absolutely delighted with this small group Private Charter Atherton Tablelands and Volcanic Crater Lakes tour!

Our Cairns rainforest itinerary can be altered to suit your needs so don't hesitate to speak to our Cairns private charter tour co-ordinators.

Cairns Rainforest Tour Highlights

We visit the ancient Cathedral Fig Tree. An 800 year old relic of the flora kingdom. Learn about the intricate life story of the Giant Fig while enjoying the morning chorus. Over 120 birds can be found and heard in the area.

Travelling on further to Lake Barrine we delight in an interpretive journey through the lakeside rainforest. Enjoy a one hour lake cruise for more wildlife opportunities and learn about the European history of the area.

Listen out for the infamous Victoria’s Riflebird and many other elusive creatures.

We continue on our way for a delicious lakeside lunch and some WILD Platypus spotting! We’re grateful that our continual interaction in the region has afforded us some great locations to sight these rare and unusual animals.

During the heat of the day enjoy a pleasant swim or simply go exploring at Lake Eacham, often a highlight and a nice cool off.

Visit Malanda Conservation Park. The park is invaluable to the elusive Mapee (Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo) They are seen on a regular basis in this small patch of protected forest. Malanda falls is a beautiful photo opportunity on the walk and several other wildlife opportunities are available here, such as the Freshwater Snapping Turtle and the Grey-headed Robin

To finish off our wonderful day, a wonderful panoramic photo opportunity from Heales lookout  overlooking Goldsborough Valley.

Sample Atherton Tablelands and Volcano Crater Tour Itinerary

7:30am - Pickup in Cairns
Travel up the panoramic Gillies highway while witnessing the dramatic change in habitat as we gain altitude.
Enjoy beautiful views of Goldsborough Valley from Heales Lookout.

8:45am - Arrive at Lake Barrine
Lake Barrine is an outstanding location for nature activities.
Several walks are available offering great wildlife and bird watching opportunities.
From 30 minutes to two hours, tailored to your desires.
Let’s toast our wildlife spotting achievements over some local tea/coffee and the famous Tea House scones with jam and cream. 
The lake cruise takes approximately 1 hour and is a big highlight to spot reptiles such as water dragons, birds, eels, fish, other reptiles and several Wet Tropics endemic species but you will also learn about the European history of the area.

11:30am - Arrive in Yungaburra
One of our major focus points of the day, spotting WILD Platypus!
Learn about their elusive Platypus behavior and take as much time as you need to get that perfect photo!
We often witness a resident Tree Kangaroo family at this location also.

1:00pm - Arrive Lake Eacham
A chance to cool down during the hottest part of the day; swim in an extinct volcanic crater with pristine clear water surrounded by Rainforest.
For our guests who would prefer not to swim, other nature sites are available close by!

2:00pm - Arrive at Malanda Conservation Park
This conservation park is invaluable to the elusive Mapee (Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo).
They are seen on a regular basis in this small patch of protected forest. Malanda falls is a beautiful photo opportunity on the walk and several other wildlife opportunities are available here, such as the Freshwater Snapping Turtle and the Grey-headed Robin.

3:00pm - Arrive at Cathedral Fig Tree
One of the most incredible trees you will see in your life.
This ancient Curtain Fig Tree is an epic rainforest survivor (800 years) with a very complex ecosystem surrounding its lifecycle. 
Over 120 birds can be found and heard in the area.

4:00pm - Depart Tablelands for Cairns
Time permitting, we may stop at the Mountain View hotel for a beverage and lovely views of the Little Mulgrave River and possibly a drive through Gordonvale to view the Sugar Refinery. 

5:00-5:30pm - Arrive Cairns
We’ll drop you back to your accomodation in Cairns between 5:00-5:30pm

What's Unique About This Small Group Tour From Cairns?

More time in Nature: we have access to multiple nature walks to ensure the greatest outcome for nature observations.
Platypus: we have a 100% success rate, viewing wild Platypus at our viewing location. Often a Tree Kangaroo also!

Good To Know

We have Wet Tropics Certification and Savannah Guide Certification

We are monthly supporters of Bush Heritage Australia and Volunteers for Tropical North Queensland Wildlife Rescue

See more small group tours decicated to native Australian Private Charter Wildlife tours in Cairns 

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Cairns

Departure Time
  • Cairns - 7:30am (approx) - Returning 5:00pm
  • Northern Beaches - 7:00am (approx) - Returning 5:30pm
Pickup Locations
  • Cairns
  • Cairns Northern Beaches
  • Palm Cove
Destinations
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Cairns Tablelands, Lake Barrine, Yungaburra, Lake Eacham, Malanda Conservation Park and the Cathedral Fig Tree
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

10 hours (approx)

Fitness Level Required

Medium

Additional Information

Modern 7 seat capacity fully air-conditioned Imax. 13 seat Hi-Ace can be arranged for larger groups.

Sun protection advised: hat, sunglasses, good walking shoes, camera, water bottle. day pack for carrying personal items, towel and spare clothes for swimming and your enthusiasm!

As this is a small group private charter tour, children of all ages are welcome however we do recommend this tour for 14 years and older

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.

Operator’s Cancellation Policy:

1 week (7 days) notice of cancellation required. If cancelled between 7 days and 24 hours a 25% fee may be charged at the discretion of the operator. No refund will be given for bookings cancelled within 24 hours.

In the unlikely event that the operator is charged for the cancellation of any external services relating to a private tour cancellation, the full cancellation fee applied will be subtracted from the refund amount.

Cairns Small Group Tours - Atherton Tablelands - Volcano Craters | FNQ

Tour Code: 961

Departing: Cairns

Pickup: Cairns, Cairns Northern Beaches, Palm Cove

From

au$1,560.00

Prices are AUD, per charter and include all levies fees and taxes.

Tour Code: 961

From

au$1,560.00

15 yrs & over

4 - 14 yrs

Ages of Children
(Discounts May Apply)
Phone
1300 761 612
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745
Phone
1300 761 612
WhatsApp
+61 427 074 745

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