2 Day Premium Rainforest & Waterfalls Package: Small Group Daintree & Cape Tribulation Tour + Tablelands, Waterfalls & Paronella Park Tour

$395.00

DTANEET

This 2 Day Premium Rainforest & Waterfalls Package includes a one day small group tour to the Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation including Mossman Gorge, as well as another small group day tour to the Atherton Tablelands including Paronella Park.  Great value for those who prefer to travel on smaller group tours to ensure a more personalised and inclusive experience.  Both days are fully guided and also provide lunch, hotel transfers and are premium quality tours!

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Adult $395.00
Child $299.00
Family $1,219.00
Concession $385.00
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Rates are valid until 31st March 2023.  Child: 4-14 years.  Family: 2 adults & 2 children.  Concession:  Must hold an Australian Senior or Pension card.

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This 2 Day Premium Rainforest & Waterfalls Package includes a one day small group tour to the Daintree Rainforest & Cape Tribulation including Mossman Gorge, as well as another day tour to the Tablelands, Waterfalls & Paronella Park.  Great value for those who prefer to travel on smaller group tours to ensure a more personalised and inclusive experience.  Both days are fully guided and also provide lunch, hotel transfers and are premium quality tours!

Small Group Daintree & Cape Tribulation Tour

This premium full day tour includes the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge and Port Douglas. It takes in the best bits of lush tropical rainforest, cascading rivers and the iconic Cape Tribulation beach, the only place on earth where two natural World Heritage listed sites, the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest, exist side by side. This tour takes a maximum of only 14 guests and is great value. A memorable and personal rainforest experience including a Daintree River Cruise, morning tea and a quality restaurant lunch. You’ll travel with a small group in a comfortable air-conditioned, late model vehicle, with free WIFI onboard.

Tablelands, Waterfalls & Paronella Tour

Join our small group tour for a full day of discovery through the Wet Tropics rainforests of the Atherton Tablelands and Wooroonooran National Park.  You will visit must-see attractions including Lake Barrine, Milla Milla Falls, the Curtain Fig Tree and of course, historic Paronella Park.  Our accredited, expert guides provide insights into this unique part of the world, including its Aboriginal cultural history and ancient plant and animal life.  Swim in a rainforest waterfall, enjoy a volcanic crater lake and revel in the history and tranquility of Paronella Park.

Small Group Daintree & Cape Tribulation Tour

  • Full Interpretation and commentary by naturalist guides.
  • Port Douglas. Flagstaff Hill lookout with views over 4 Mile Beach.
  • Mossman Gorge. Guided walk and swim in the cool waters of Mossman River.
  • Morning Tea & Lunch. Choice of meals at lunch and all served with a selection of exotic tropical fruits
  • 1 Hour Daintree River Cruise. Aboard a solar powered electric boat to maximise animal spotting opportunities along the Daintree River
  • Daintree River Cable Crossing.
  • Alexandra Lookout. Amazing photo opportunity providing panoramic views over the Daintree delta, river and out to the Coral Sea
  • Daintree Rainforest. Oldest surviving tropical rainforest on earth .
  • Botanical Walk. Through the Daintree Rainforest you will wander beneath the ancient rainforest trees on a guided botanical walk, learning more about the biodiversity of the amazing ecosystem .
  • Cape Tribulation Beach and Kulki Lookout. Where reef meets rainforest.
  • Attractions and all national park fees and permits as per itinerary.
  • Small Group Touring in comfortable, late model, air-conditioned vehicles.

 

Tablelands, Waterfalls & Paronella Park Tour

  • Devonshire Morning Tea. Scones and tea/coffee at Lake Barrine Teahouse.
  • Rainforest Lakeside Walk. Visit the twin kauri pines at Lake Barrine.
  • Curtain Fig Tree and elevated rainforest boardwalk.
  • Millaa Millaa Falls, including time for a swim.
  • Quality Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Paronella Park including priority entry, 45-minute guided tour free time to explore.
  • Visit Iconic Local Landmarks, Including Walsh’s Pyramid, Heales Lookout, Yungaburra, Curtain Fig Tree, Malanda, Crawford’s Lookout, Millaa Millaa Falls.
  • Rainforest Swim at Babinda Boulders (time permitting).
  • Taste The Tropics. Buy your own locally grown tropical fruit at local fruit stall.
  • Return Hotel Transfers (Cairns area only). Paid transfers available for northern beaches hotels ($28 per person) or make your way to collection points.
  • Attractions and all national parks permit fees as per itinerary.
  • Small Group Touring in comfortable, air-conditioned buses.

Day 1 – Daintree & Cape Tribulation Tour

  • Departs Cairns:  Approx 7.00am  Departs Port Douglas: 8.15am
  • Returns Cairns: Approx 6.30pm   Returns Port Douglas: 5.30pm

This premium full day tour has pick-ups in Cairns, the northern beaches and Port Douglas. Where you commence your journey, will impact the itinerary slightly. For those being collected in Cairns and the beaches, the day begins with a trip along the scenic Great Barrier Reef Drive, to Port Douglas. The road hugs the mountain side and we stop at Rex Lookout to enjoy stunning views of the Coral Sea. From here, we cruise to Port Douglas, picking up any extra guests and stopping at Flagstaff Hill which overlooks 4 Mile Beach.

The next stop is Mossman Gorge, where we refresh with local tea, coffee or a cold drink, before exploring this secluded gorge and rainforest paradise. The cool, clear waters of Mossman River tumble through and over giant granite boulders. We’ll take a guided walk and you have the opportunity for a swim, should you wish to do so.

We then enjoy a quality restaurant lunch, with a choice of meals available, before stepping aboard a solar powered electric boat to take a 1-hour cruise on the Daintree River. Keep your eyes peeled for crocodiles and other local wildlife.

Driving on to the Daintree River Cable Crossing, it’s a short ride over and into the ancient Daintree Rainforest.

Alexandra lookout provides panoramic views over the Daintree delta, river and out to the Coral Sea.

We then wander beneath the ancient rainforest trees on a guided botanical walk, learning more about the biodiversity of the amazing ecosystem.

Cape Tribulation is where the rainforest meets the reef and you can take it all in from the Kulki Lookout. This is the most northern point of our day tour adventure, so from here we begin the journey home, but not before pausing at the Daintree Ice-Cream Company where you can purchase locally made tropical ice-cream (at your own expense).

Day 2 – Tablelands, Waterfalls & Paronella Park Tour

  • Departs Cairns:  Between 7.15am-7.45am
  • Returns Cairns: Approx 6.00pm-6.30pm

Your full-day discovery tour of the Atherton Tablelands and Paronella Park starts with a coach pickup from your Cairns and then travelling south from Cairns in our air-conditioned coach, your first photo opportunity is at the towering Walsh’s Pyramid, a Cairns icon and one of the largest naturally formed pyramids in the world at over 900 metres in height.

Onwards through the verdant green landscape of the Goldsborough Valley, we commence our ascent into the cool tropical rainforest climes of the Atherton Tablelands via the Gillies Highway. Rainforest giants stand sentinel over our winding path, breaking momentarily at Heales lookout for a spectacular vista over the valley and out to the Coral Sea.

Our first stop in the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area comes at Lake Barrine, in Crater Lakes National Park, where a short guided walk with our expert guide reveals the area’s ancient natural history at the 1000-year-old twin kauri pines, true giants of the rainforest.

After a walk imbibing the rainforest ambience, it’s time for Devonshire tea: enjoy freshly-baked scones with jam and cream, washed down with locally-grown, fresh brewed tea and coffee. You can then relax in the teahouse overlooking Lake Barrine, or take a leisurely walk through the rainforest walking tracks, keeping watch in the water for eels and turtles, in the trees for Boyd’s forest dragons and on the rainforest floor for Australia’s most ancient marsupial: the musky rat-kangaroo.

Next stop is the historical town of Yungaburra, where your guide will share the township’s logging past, taking you on a driving tour around this quaint town and showcasing the many heritage-listed buildings. He will even stop for a photo or two! From Yungaburra it is a short drive to the Curtain Fig Tree, which towers more than 45 metres into the rare Mabi forest of its namesake, Curtain Fig Tree National Park. Leading a fascinating boardwalk tour, your guide shares the unlikely story behind the formation of this 600-800 year-old epiphyte, while also looking out for unique wildlife in the rainforest canopy, like green ring-tailed possums, eastern whip birds, Victoria’s rifle birds the rare Lumholtz’s tree-kangaroo.

Next is a driving tour through the historical dairy town of Malanda, before we arrive at Millaa Millaa Falls.  It’s one of Australia’s most-photographed waterfalls! Jump into the cool rainforest waters and shower under the falls as they tumble over 20 metres from volcanic lava flow formed over 1 million years ago. Or, sit and enjoy the sights and sounds from the rainforest canopy.

We descend from the Atherton Tablelands via the Palmerston Highway and through the traditional lands of the Mamu people, passing expansive sugar cane and banana fields to the coastal town of Innisfail. With lunch included, you’ll enjoy a hot buffet at Roscoe’s Pizza Place. The extensive National Trust-listed gardens at Paronella Park are our next stop, where a 45-minute guided tour in English, Chinese or Japanese tells the story of the park’s memorable architecture, set amongst sprawling tropical gardens and inspired by founder José Paronella’s dream of a Spanish castle. With 2.5 hours here, you’ll have ample time to explore the grounds, appreciate its history and capture some memorable moments.

Now, we head north towards Cairns, stopping at a local banana farm where you can buy your very own taste of the tropics with local bananas, papaya and seasonal, home-grown fruit. Onwards past Babinda, where — time permitting — we stop for another dip at Babinda Boulders, sampling the tranquil waters nestled between striking granite boulders.

Following these northern portions of the Great Dividing Range home with a full day of rainforest, history and waterfalls behind us, it is approximately a 50-60 minute drive back to the city of Cairns and onwards to your accommodation, arriving between 6.00 – 6.30pm