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Tour 1:  Chasing Waterfalls & Aboriginal Culture Tour

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Tour 1: Chasing Waterfalls & Aboriginal Cultural Tour
Full Day Tour 

$275 Adult

$175 Child

$880 Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)

Tour Highlights

  •  Enjoy an easy 45 minute walk with an indigenous ranger, listening to the dreamtime stories of the cassowary, the evolution of the landscape and the cultural heritage of the indigenous tribes over the last 60,000 years.

  • Swim in the cool, clear waters of  'Babinda Boulders' a stunning swimming hole, a magnificent serene environment with luscious rain forest surroundings.

  • Play in the natural water park of Josephine Falls, slide down the rock slides or paddle in the water and enjoy the serenity

**Translator tour guides are available on request for an additional cost - German, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Spanish and other languages.

Chasing Waterfalls & Aboriginal Culture Tour
 

Join us on an adventure, as we explore the crystal clear creeks, lakes and waterfalls of Far North Queensland and meet with the local Aboriginal tribe. 

Our day starts with an enjoyable drive south of Cairns to meet the indigenous tribe, for an easy 45-minute walk of the indigenous native fruit plantation, listening to the dreamtime stories, the evolution of the landscape and the cultural heritage of the indigenous tribes over the last 60,000 years.


After a digeridoo demonstration and a look at the spears and hunting tools we head off to enjoy a delicious lunch at a fantastic restaurant. 

After lunch we have a float in the cool, clear waters of ‘Babinda Boulders' a stunning swimming hole, a magnificent serene environment surrounded by lush and vibrant rain forest, it is home to an abundance of bird-life and natural beauty. 

The area is made up of fast flowing creeks that weave through huge granite boulders, creating a unique landscape that cannot be found anywhere else. 4

After time exploring the swimming area, we embark on a short rain forest walk to two incredible lookouts, on your walk you will  learn about the famous Yindinji Indigenous Legend that gave these beautiful pools their eerie name. 

Next we are off to to Josephine Falls ! this national park has natural rock slides, - enjoy sliding down the waterfalls at the incredible natural water park. *Please note you must be a confident swimmer to swim in the waterfall area, beginner swimmers can paddle in the water and creek. 

**If we have had heavy rain or floods the waterslides are not accessible, in these instances we visit another fantastic water park location. 

 

Please dress in sun-safe, light clothing, with a hat and bring a water bottle to keep hydrated. 

Key points
Low levels of fitness required
Maximum of 11 people per group
Local indigenous keepsakes and art are available for purchase


What to Bring: 
•    Closed in shoes such as hiking boots or sandshoes for walking through the rainforest and a pair of thongs for after the swim. Swimsuit and Towel.
•    Insect repellent 
•    Water bottle 
•    Hat / Sunscreen 
•    Umbrella/raincoat (in wet weather) 

Cancellations:
A strict cancellation policy applies, we require at least 72 hours’ notice for a 100% refund. 
All cancellations under72 hours will be a 100% cancellation fee. 
In the unlikely event of the tour being cancelled by the operator, guests will be offered a full refund or an alternative day.


**Translator tour guides are available on request for an additional cost - German, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Spanish and other languages.

Days of Operation

This tour operates 7 days per week with transfers from Cairns, Palm Cove & the Northern Beaches.

This tour does not operate on public holidays.  

What’s Included 

  • Return Door-to-Door Transfers from Cairns, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach and the Northern Beaches

  • Experienced Aboriginal Guide

  • Swim in the crystal-clear creeks and swimming holes

  • A Delicious Lunch, Morning Tea and Afternoon Tea 

 

Fitness Requirements  

This experience calls for a low level of fitness as guests will be walking an easy 45 minute walk on flat level ground.

 

Additional Information

 

Pickup from 

  • 8:00 am Northern Beaches

  • 8.30 am Cairns

Return from 

  • 3:30pm Northern Beaches 

  • 3:00 pm at Cairns 

** Please note these pick up times may vary during the year, please wait for your sms or email confirmation the day prior to departure with the exact pick up time.

 

What to Bring: 

  • Comfortable Clothes and closed in shoes. *Please bring a jumper or jacket in the cooler months May/June/July/ August

  • Beach / Reef Shoes – If you’re not comfortable walking bare foot on the sand or in the river at Babinda Boulders swimming hole 

  • Swimming Costume & Towel

  • Insect repellent 

  • Refillable Water bottle

  • Hat & Sunscreen 

  • Umbrella/raincoat (in wet weather) 

Rates & Prices  

  • Child 2-13 years inclusive 

  • Adult – 14 -100 years inclusive 

  • Family = 2A + 2C 

  • Rates are GST inclusive and in Australian Dollars 

  • Infants (under 2 years old) travel free

 

Cancellations


We require at least 72 hours’ notice for a 100% refund. 
All cancellations under 72 hours will be a 100% cancellation fee.

Tips for the Tour​

  • Don't forget your personal medication and please advise your tour guide if you have any existing medical conditions such as a pacemaker or any other heart or medical condition.

  • Please advise your tour guide if you are unable to swim confidently on your own.

  • Please advise your tour guide if you are taking any medications that might be used in the case of an emergency - e.g EpiPen 

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