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

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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 5 days per week: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Monday's

$365 Adult

$220 Child



Full Day Tour

Online bookings - 6% surcharge
Phone bookings - no surcharge


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

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

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

$365 Adult

$230 Child

We start the day with a journey up the mountain to the Atherton Tablelands, stopping to enjoy the lookout and the scenic views of the Gillies Range. 

 

Our first stop is the Curtain fig tree, a 500 year old. Learn about the fascinating life cycle of strangler fig trees and the unique ecological role they play in the rainforest ecosystem whilst you marvel at the sheer size and intricate architecture of the tree, with its sprawling roots cascading down like a curtain. Our local indigenous guide will provide us with a cultural walk around the tree, sharing dreamtime stories of the lands and showcasing some of the Rainforest tucker, medicines, and tools from the natural lifestyle and ancient culture. 

Morning tea is served at the multi-award winning Lake Barrine Tea House, a charming 90-year-old tea house that takes in the serene lake views. Morning tea is a Devonshire Tea, locally grown tea and coffee, scones made to a fourth-generation secret recipe and topped with cream and jam produced in the neighbourhood as well.

Next we embark on a lovely short walk amongst the Wet Tropics World Heritage tropical rainforest. We follow the easy track to the boardwalk which leads us to a pair of towering bull kauri pine trees (Agathis microstaychia), also know as the 'lovers' and 'twin' trees! These incredible giants are an astonishing 45m tall and have a trunk girth of more than 6m, we take a moment to stand in awe of these ancient beings, believed to be more than 1000 years old.

 

A short drive away we arrive at Lake Eacham, another magnificent volcanic lake. Those whom wish to enjoy a hike through the UNESCO world heritage rainforest can do so, or you may choose to retreat to the grassy lookout or the bench seats surrounding the lake.

Lunch is delicious and is served with a view of the lake and the world heritage rainforest.

 

After lunch its time to jump into this tranquil blue lake. The lake was formed within a volcanic crater, e free time, glide along the smooth surface with a pool noodle & keep watch for curious turtles and schools of fish darting below. 

Our last stop of the day is a wildlife river walk, we venture along a river path home to possums, tree kangaroos and platypus, at the end of the day, searching for a meal before they pack up camp for the night. 

Late afternoon we head back down the mountain range to Cairns.

 

Days of Operation

This tour operates 5 days per week with transfers from Cairns, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach & the Northern Beaches

This tour does not operate on most public holidays, please check our booking calendar for your preferred date,

 

 

What’s Included 

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

  • Aboriginal Cultural Experience

  • Lake Barrine Tea House - famous scones, jam and cream 'Devonshire Tea'

  • UNESCO World Heritage Rainforest - Guided Walk

  • Visit a Volcanic Lake and Crater
  • Swim in the crystal clear blue waters of the volcanic lakes

  • Experienced Tour Guide  

  • A Delicious Lunch, Morning Tea and Afternoon Tea 

 

Fitness Requirements  

This experience calls for a low level of fitness. 

Additional Information

 

Pickup from 

  • 8:00 am Northern Beaches

  • 8.30 am Cairns

What to Bring: 

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

  • Insect repellent 

  • Refillable Water bottle 

  • Camera

  • 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 under 72 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. 

  • Child 4-14 years

  • Adult 15 years +

  • Family = 2A + 2C 

  • Rates are GST inclusive and in Australian Dollars 

  • Infants (under 4 years old) travel free with parent

Tips whilst on 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 taking any medications that might be used in the case of an emergency - e.g EpiPen 

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