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Hiking in Forest

Tour 5: UNESCO World Heritage Rainforest, Volcanic Lakes. Indigenous Culture & Wildlife TOur


Tours 5: UNESCO World Heritage Rainforest, Volcanic Lakes, Indigenous Culture & Wildlife Tour
Full Day Tour

$350 Adult (16 Years & Older)
$220 Child (5 - 15 Years Old)
Private Tour (up to 7 people) $1950

Private Tour (up to 11 people) $3000

This is a truly personal experience of the UNESCO World Heritage Rainforest, the volcanic lakes, wildlife and local indigenous tribe showcasing their culture.

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

Tour 5: UNESCO World Heritage Rainforest, Volcanic Lakes. Indigenous Culture & Wildlife Tour

Departing Cairns, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach & Palm Cove daily.


Tour 5: Unesco World Heritage Listed Rainforest, Volcanic Lakes, Heritage Tea House, Platypus & Wildlife Spotting, Aboriginal Cultural Tour & a 500 year old Curtain Fig Tree!

Available: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Monday's

$350 Adult

$220 Child

Welcome to an unforgettable journey through the natural wonders of the UNESCO World Heritage Rainforest and the Atherton Tablelands! Our day begins with a scenic drive up the mountain, treating you to breathtaking vistas of the Gillies Range from a picturesque lookout.

Our first enchanting stop is the renowned Lake Barrine Tea House, a delightful establishment with a 90-year legacy. Here, amid serene lake views, we indulge in a delightful Devonshire Tea experience. Savor locally sourced tea and coffee, accompanied by scones made from a closely guarded fourth-generation recipe, topped with heavenly cream and jam from nearby producers.

After this delectable pause, we embark on a leisurely stroll through the Wet Tropics World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest. Following an easy trail to a captivating boardwalk, we encounter the awe-inspiring Bull Kauri Pines, affectionately known as the 'lovers' and 'twin' trees. These ancient giants, standing tall at 45 meters with trunks over 6 meters in girth, are believed to have witnessed over a millennium of history.

Our journey continues with an immersive cultural experience as we meet with a local indigenous tribe. Discover the rich tapestry of Dreamtime stories, Rainforest tucker, traditional medicines, and tools reflecting a sustainable ancient culture deeply connected to the land.

Refreshed and enlightened, we move to the tranquil blue waters of a volcanic crater lake for a refreshing swim. Glide along the serene surface, keeping an eye out for playful turtles and darting fish, amidst the UNESCO World Heritage-listed rainforest backdrop.

A sumptuous lunch awaits us with a panoramic view nestled within this ancient rainforest sanctuary, providing a fitting culmination to our morning adventures.

Our exploration unfolds further as we visit the iconic Curtain Fig Tree, an imposing strangler fig that has stood for over five centuries, adorned with curtains of aerial roots cascading from its branches—a true marvel of nature's resilience and creativity.

As our day draws to a close, we embark on a wildlife river walk, tracing a path inhabited by possums, tree kangaroos, and the elusive platypus. It's a chance to glimpse these creatures in their natural habitat, as they prepare for their nocturnal activities.

With hearts full of wonder and memories etched in our minds, we descend the mountain range back to Cairns, reflecting on a day filled with natural beauty, cultural richness, and wildlife encounters that define the essence of the Atherton Tablelands..


Fitness Requirements  

This experience calls for a low to medium level of fitness.


Additional Information


Pickup from 

  • 7:am Cairns 

  • 8.00am Northern Beaches 

  • 8.45am Port Douglas 

Return from 

  • 3:00pm Port Douglas 

  • 3:40pm Northern Beaches 

  • 4:00pm at Cairns 

What to Bring: 


  • Please bring comfortable and easy-to-wear shoes, a hat, a towel, and swimwear. We recommend wearing your swimwear under your clothes before arriving for the day to maximize your swim time. 
  • Insect repellent 

  • Water bottle 

  • Hat / Sunscreen 

  • Umbrella/raincoat (in wet weather) 

Rates & Prices 

  • Rates are GST inclusive and in Australian Dollars 

  • Infants are Free. Infants are considered to be under 4 years old.

Cancellation Policy

This tour requires a minimum of 48 hours’ notice to cancel or re-schedule.

Tour Tips

  • 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 or 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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