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Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Day Tour from Cairns

World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest, Tropical North Queensland

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Welcome to Barefoot Tours’ Rainforest & Waterfalls Day Tour in the Atherton Tablelands. We are a small group tours’ experience with Full day tours leaving from Cairns to the Queensland National Parks.

Located at an hour’s drive to south-west of Cairns, in Tropical North Queensland, lies the cooler-climate of The Atherton Tablelands that accents of a wide variety of landscapes and attractions. A region that changes from agricultural land, to scrub forest, to ancient rainforests, it is definitely a natural wonder which is worth exploring. Sometimes if we are lucky, we can spot the famous cassowaries which is the flightless birds or Tree Kangaroos (endemic to the Wet Tropics) or other Australian Wildlife. Everything from ranges and waterfalls, to spectacular national parks and tea plantations, make the Atherton Tableland Tour a must do for any adventurer heading to Cairns. 

Why should I come on tour with Barefoot Tours?

We have a cheeky, slightly non-PC style of humour and enjoy some good banter. If you want a variety of scenery, love the outdoors, want to take some refreshing swims, up for a bit of an adventure but don’t want to feel rushed… then welcome aboard!

Let us take you on an adventure through the mountain ranges, through World Heritage listed Rainforest (older than South Americas Amazon Rainforest), across a variety of nature and beauty. We’ll show you all the best things to do in the tropical oasis of the Atherton Tablelands, from taking a dip at some of Cairns most epic waterfalls (like Millaa Millaa falls, Ellinjaa falls, Dinner falls, Zillie falls, Nandroya falls) to sliding down the natural rock slide at Josephine falls, to exploring the mystic curtain of roots set by a half a century old Curtain Fig tree, and swimming in the volcanic crater lake known as Lake Eacham. 

Our itinerary isn’t set, whilst we have the main locations, we do each day, we change things around, add things in, do it backwards or whatever way we think will be best. Each day is catered to our groups, what you feel like doing, how long you feel like staying, the weather and a little bit on what our guides feel like doing too…

If you’re up for a bit of fun, want to explore the falls’ & the forest, then bring your friends or family or come alone, make new friends and have an amazing time of your life with Barefoot Tours.

Barefoot Tours - Rainforest & Waterfall Day Tours in Cairns

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Tropical Adventure

Overall good experience .

– Nadia S. is a Verified Guest from June 2019, Barefoot Tours
Relaxed Fun & Beautiful Places

This tour was such an easy way to see some of Australia’s most beautiful places. Epic trees, massive rocks, cold waterfalls, great music, and a super-fun & interesting guide, Gabs, made this day unforgettable. Keep it up! If anyone gives you a tough time, they’re lame.

– Halley A. is a Verified Guest from July 2019, Barefoot Tours
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Fantastic Tour! Loved our Guide!

Russel was a wonderful guide, authentically warm and completely dedicated to everyone having a great day!! A truly awesome and unique Australian experience!!!

– Robin G. is a Verified Guest from July 2019, Barefoot Tours
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Slip & Slide!

Had a wonderful day with Gabs! Grandmother aged 70 and grandchildren ages 17 & 15 were equally entertained. They loved sliding down the rock and I loved watching!! Highly recommend!!

– Elizabeth H. is a Verified Guest from June 2019, Barefoot Tours
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Absolutely fabulous

Awesome day from go to whoa.! Magnificent scenery. The serenity & beauty of forest nature highlighted by spectacular waterfalls. Sheer joy of swimming in pure deep pools & the adrenaline rush of Josephine falls natural waterslide. Thanks to our gorgeous guide gabby who made our day fun, bonding us with her quirky jokes, music & dance, food & treats. Top of my tour list (at 60yrs l have done plenty). ta for an unforgettable day. It was my dream day. I was better prepared for than most for cool wet day but wish I had an even warmer jacket with me after so much swimming, your blankets were needed. thanks for great day.

– Lyn B. is a Verified Guest from Aug 2019, Barefoot Tours
Unforgettable Experience

It might have been winter in Australia, but we beat the cold and had so much fun on this day trip! It had been recommended to us by a friend, and after three days on the Great Barrier Reef we were ready for a change of scenery and the rainforest was a fantastic choice. Will definitely be recommending to friends if staying in the Cairns area! A few thoughts: 1) pickup was easy and flexible; 2) Daz was incredibly informative and entertaining (and had great music!) - we learned so much about the area; 3) the locations are so beautiful and each was different from the last; 4) it was super cold (I mean, even in the summer, these are bodies of running water so I'm sure they're always cold), but as soon as you jumped in you got over it! 5) my husband and I could have played on that natural waterslide all. Day. Long.

– Amanda B. is a Verified Guest from Aug 2019, Barefoot Tours
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Great experience

Unbelievable locations, variety of activities (sweeming, water slides, walking), great and informative commentaries - what more one can ask for?

– Svetlana R. is a Verified Guest from Aug 2019, Barefoot Tours
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Waterfall fun

Had such a great day with our guide Daryl. He is very knowledgeable, and always trying to get a laugh. Took us to some great waterfalls + view points and also found us some crocs to see! Water was a bit on the chilly side but we powered through 😆

– Kristen D. is a Verified Guest from Sep 2019, Barefoot Tours
Amazing Day!

Our tour guide Tery was so funny. We all had a very relaxed day full of laughter. We were a group of just 15 people so you could talk to everyone easily. We visited some waterfalls, made some great pictures, had some lunch and fruit and Tim Tams. Tery stopped and just bought us all some bananas and then showed us how to open a coconut. There was no stress and everything was very relaxed and spontaneously. The price is more than okay for what is offered. 👍🏽

– Marina K. is a Verified Guest from Sep 2019, Barefoot Tours
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A fun day - minus the racism

I thoroughly enjoyed the day on the Atherton Tablelands Tour. The weather was perfect and we visited a number of very beautiful swimming locations. The guide was friendly and the music in the bus was surprisingly very good.

– Prefer Anonymity is not a Verified Guest but travelled in Oct 2019, Barefoot Tours
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Waterfalls Tour with Gabs

Gabs was the best guide I ever had in a daytrip. Always joking and making the whole bus laugh! The trip was even better than I expected. Only a small group of 16 people. We went swimming under a waterfall and the lunch option was great! Would definitly recommend the trip.

– Annika R. is a Verified Guest from Nov 2019, Barefoot Tours
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Fantastic day thanks to Gabi our tour guide

We did the Atherton tour waterfalls and rainforest it was stunningly beautiful, but the cherry on the cake was our tour guide Gabi, not only was she very knowledgeable about the area but also made the day fun, she didn’t over egg the cake by yapping too much about nothing like some guides do, she kept everyone on our tour interested without it becoming boring, she was funny Knowledgeable and just a great person to spend the day with. Thank you Barefoot Tours but most of all thank you Gabi xx Ps the lunch and coffee was also very good.

– Amber P. is a Verified Guest from Nov 2019, Barefoot Tours
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Magical day

The natural beauty of the tablelands, rainforests and waterfalls couldn’t be better. But our guide, Terry, put it over the top! Thanks for an amazing day.

– Sonia M. is a Verified Guest from Nov 2019, Barefoot Tours
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What a tour

The tour was great. Getting to see all the waterfalls and being able to swim and have a laugh. Was just what we were looking for when we booked the trip. The tour guy (Terry) was very knowledgeable and has some great stories to tell. Would recommend the tour to all my mates

– Scott S. is a Verified Guest from Jan 2020, Barefoot Tours
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Great day out!

I don’t normally write reviews but I felt I needed to for this trip. If you’re in cairns for even just a day its worth booking this up and heading to the waterfalls. You’re fed and you’re looked after all day, we were told so much information not just on the waterfalls but anything to do with cairns or even a potato. Daryl was a great tour guide & Chelsea was awesome too. Definitely recommend 👌🏼

– Tom B. is a Verified Guest from Jan 2020, Barefoot Tours
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Best part of my Cairns trip

It was amazing! Our guide, Russel was super knowledgeable and friendly and was able to maintain a very chilled out atmosphere throughout the tour. It was organised so that we were able to visit 5 beautiful locations in the one day, and spend enough time at each of them. There was always enough food, snacks, coffee and tea to keep us going and the bus was air conditioned with music playing. The locations were all stunning, great swimming and walking locations

– Leah C. is a Verified Guest from Feb 2020, Barefoot Tours
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Stress less with a pre-packaged itinerary created by locals, with your best interests…

With three tours in three different directions you’ll get a good understanding on the basics of Cairns Outdoor Nature Adventure.

  • 3 full day tours
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