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2-Day Atherton Tablelands, Mossman Gorge and Daintree Tour

1. 2-Day Atherton Tablelands, Mossman Gorge and Daintree Tour

Experience the diverse beauty of Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, and Mossman Gorge on 2 day trips from Cairns. Day 1: Learn the Aboriginal history of Babinda Boulders in the Atherton Tablelands, and go for a swim in the crystal clear waters of Josephine Falls. Slide down a waterfall on a natural rockslide before visiting Millaa Millaa Falls. Enjoy lunch at a Australia’s largest timber pub before a bush walk and time to swim behind a waterfall. Gaze into a volcanic crater and look for wild cassowary in their natural habitat. See the Curtain Fig Tree before heading to Lake Eacham, a dormant volcanic crater lake full of turtles. Watch the sunset before the drive back to Cairns. Day 2: Take a scenic coastal drive towards the Mossman Gorge and enjoy panoramic views of the Coral Sea along the way. Get a warm welcome from the local Aborigines on arrival, and then cross the Daintree River for lunch at a beach. Explore the ancient rainforest on a guided tour of Marrdja Botanical Boardwalk and learn more about the flora and fauna, from low-lying ferns and shrubs to the massive canopy and mangroves. Taste some locally made ice cream, and enjoy a wildlife cruise to look for crocodiles before the return trip to Cairns via Port Douglas.

From Cairns: Full-Day Birdwatching Excursion

2. From Cairns: Full-Day Birdwatching Excursion

This excursion offers visitors to North Queensland the opportunity to explore a private wetland reserve known for its highly-prized birdwatching experience. Encounter diverse habitats, stumble upon endemic wildlife and have a chance to spot up to 220 different species.  Begin your day with an early morning pickup and start exploring the wetland by 7:30 AM. Enjoy the morning tranquility as you walk around the lagoon in search of bush birds, ducks, geese, and many more species.  In the afternoon, stop for a picnic lunch and travel to the nearby Atherton Tableland to visit what is known as the oldest continually growing tropical rainforest in the world. Be stunned by the Tableland's beautiful landscape and continue your birdwatching excursion. 

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The Atherton Tablelands (waterfalls) tour with Cairns Adventure group was good and worth it, lots of waterfalls and opportunities to swim in nice places. The Mossman Gorge and Daintree tour (Cape Tribulation) was spectacular. We got to see the rainforest, crocs, thousands of flying foxes and dingos. On top of that, Carlos (our guide) was probably the best guide I've come across so far, who shared with us great stories, knowledge and sense of humour.

Both days were great, though we looked better the waterfalls circuit as it had more stops, it was more dynamic and the guide (Bill) was incredible. I will recommend at least one more swimming spot on the Mossman Gorge you, as it was very hot being the whole day on the bus. Despite that, it was a great value for money as in both tours there are many spots that we wouldn't have seen for our own.

Drivers Tom and Andy were fantastic. Good knowledge of area and amazing history knowledge. Liked local short stops, like gelati (ice cream) stop at local fruit farmer. I would go again. Lunches were good,but skip the chips though at Cape Tribulation. Malanda pub staff were great.

Wonderful tour over 2 days. Very knowledgeable guides. Beautiful way to see the beauty of the Daintree, waterfalls, tablelands and also learn more about the indigenous rituals, back stories of places visited etc.

Great experience!

Fun guides, a lot of beautiful things to see and do. Would definitely recommended it!