2 Day Budget Rainforest & Waterfalls Package: Cape Tribulation Day Tour + Atherton Tablelands Day Tour

$289.00

This 2 Day Budget Rainforest & Waterfalls Package includes a one day tour to the beautiful Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation, as well as another day tour to the spectacular Atherton Tablelands & Waterfall region.  Great value for the budget traveller!  Both day tours are fully guided and also provide lunch, hotel transfers and outdoor adventure!

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Adult $289.00

This 2 Day Budget Rainforest & Waterfalls Package includes a one day tour to the beautiful Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation, as well as another day tour to the spectacular Atherton Tablelands & Waterfall region.  Great value for the budget traveller!  Both day tours are fully guided and also provide lunch, hotel transfers and outdoor adventure!

Daintree & Cape Tribulation

See the oldest living rainforest in the world on this budget friendly tour. World Heritage listed Cape Tribulation is where the rainforest meets the reef. This day tour delivers it all, coastal drives and river cruise, rainforest walks, Mossman Gorge, the Daintree Rainforest and an Indigenous “Welcome to Country” and smoke ceremony.

Atherton Tablelands & Waterfalls

Travel south and discover the majesty and beauty of north Queensland’s most iconic waterfalls, a MUST see for anyone wanting to experience pristine rainforest, cascading waterfalls, stunning panoramas of Queensland’s highest peaks and maybe a glimpse of rare and unique native wildlife.  Enjoy varied landscapes and incredible natural attractions with our informative guides as they introduce you to serenity with walks, swims and the amazing history of an unforgettable location and getaway experience.

Daintree & Cape Tribulation Tour

  • Scenic Coastal Drive (Cairns to Port Douglas)
  • Mossman Gorge (EXCLUSIVE! Arriving at Mossman Gorge you’ll be met by the traditional owners and participate in a “Welcome to Country” and Smoke Ceremony with the Kuku Yalanji. Learn about the weapons, custom and culture of the Bama people with an informative presentation)
  • Daintree River (ferry crossing)
  • Lunch
  • Rainforest Boardwalk (guided tour)
  • Cape Tribulation Beach
  • Wildlife River Cruise (NOT inlcuded in the budget option)
  • Port Douglas (scope it out)

Atherton Tablelands & Waterfalls

  • Babinda Boulders (spooky aboriginal stories)
  • Josephine Falls (natural rock slide)
  • Crawfords Lookout (big high lookout)
  • Millaa Millaa Falls (world famous hair flick waterfall)
  • Malanda Pub (biggest timber pub in Oz)
  • Mount Hypipamee (Dinner Falls and the Crater)
  • Curtain Fig Tree (biggest tree you’ll ever see)
  • Platypus viewing
  • Lake Eacham (swim in a volcanic crater lake)
  • Morning and afternoon tea, lunch, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and fruit throughout the day, as well as heaps of games and puzzles to keep you entertained on the bus.

 

  • DAY 1: ITINERARY (Daintree & Cape Tribulation)
  • Departs Cairns:  Approx 7.30am
  • Returns Cairns: Approx 6.30-7.00pm

Heading north along the scenic coastal drive, our first stop is at Mossman Gorge. This is in the southern sector of the world famous Daintree National Park and the gorge has been carved out by the cold mountain waters of the Mossman River.  It’s a magical place with large granite boulders surrounded by lush tropical rainforest.  You will experience a “Welcome to Country” with the traditional owners, the Kuku Yalanji people, who will cleanse you of evil spirits with a smoke ceremony.  There is also the opportunity to enjoy a quick refreshing swim afterwards.

Continuing north we cross the mighty Daintree River on the ferry and head straight to Cape Tribulation for lunch.

After lunch, it’s time to explore this ancient rainforest with a relaxed interpreted guided walk along the Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk.   You will view everything from low lying ferns and shrubs, to the massive rainforest canopy and even mangrove ecosystems.

Next stop – Floravilla – which has 26 flavours of locally made ice-cream, including dragonfruit, coconut ginger, black sapote and goji berry with rainforest honey. Yum! [At own cost.]

Photo opportunity at the Alexandra Range Lookout (Walu Wugirriga), which provides sweeping views over the Daintree River and out to the Coral Sea.

This afternoon it’s onto the river for a wildlife cruise where you might get to see a crocodile, while learning about the fragile ecosystem of this impressive serpent-like river system.  (Not included on the Budget option).

Then it’s back on to the bus for the return journey to Cairns, including a quick drive through Port Douglas, which is a picturesque beachside village with a laid back vibe and loads of bars and cafes.

  • DAY 2: ITINERARY (Atherton Tablelands & Waterfalls)
  • Departs Cairns:  Approx 7.30am
  • Returns Cairns: Approx 6.30pm

Travelling south of Cairns our first stop is Babinda Boulders.  You will be amazed by the legend of this area which is steeped in Aboriginal history of trapped spirits and a tragic love story that will chill you to the bone.

Next, your morning swim beckons amidst the lush rainforest and cascading crystal clear waters of Josephine Falls.  Here a natural waterslide awaits the young at heart and the beautiful backdrop scenery provides great photo opportunities and wildlife spotting.

Then we journey on to the popular waterfall, Millaa Millaa Falls, made famous by Qantas and Herbal Essence (hair shampoo) commercials by the iconic “hair flick”. This 18m single drop waterfall lies in the heart of the Wet Tropics World Heritage listed rainforest.

For lunch, we will take you to Australia’s largest timer pub and fill your belly with some good old fashioned country cooking. Then it’s back into the waterfalls.

Mount Hypipamee, the Crater and Dinner Falls, WOW 3 great things in 1 location! Here you will have the opportunity to take a bush walk, swim behind a waterfall and gaze into an 85 meter deep volcanic crater and if that’s not enough, we quite often see the local Cassowary here too.

As the afternoon starts to roll on, we head to the Curtain Fig Tree. Here 15 meter high tree roots tower above, like a 3 story building; keep your eyes peeled for the elusive Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo.

Just before our last swim spot, we will take you down to a quiet little creek to search for Platypus and then off to our last stop of the day at Lake Eacham.  This is a dormant Volcanic Crater lake filled with turtles and surrounded by wildlife. We’ll watch the sunset over a truly spectacular location as our days adventure ends.