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Mission Beach & Dunk Island Day Tour

Rainforest, Island & Swimming Adventures

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No booking or Credit Card fees
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Person (age 10 years or older)
A$164 A$159

We have a cheeky, slightly non-PC style of humour and enjoy some good banter… We carry decent coffee, cadbury hot choc, local tea and a hearty homestyle lunch! Having a flexible itinerary means you don’t have to spend the day rushing from one place to the next, sometimes we change it up, add stops or do the whole tour backwards just for shits and giggles.

Leave Cairns on an adventure with Barefoot Tours, through World Heritage listed Rainforest, home to stunning waterholes such as Alligators Nest and on towards what we call paradise, otherwise known as Mission Beach & Dunk Island the most beautiful locations in the Cassowary Coast!

We’ll show you all the best things to do in the tropical oasis towards the Cassowary Coast, snorkeling on Dunk Island, exploring the rainforest, a refreshing dip at one of the many freshwater swimming holes… If your lucky enough you may be able to spot some of Australia’s endemic wildlife in the National Parks like the famous Cassowaries, Tree Kangaroos, Green Tree Frogs…

Snap the perfect video as you look for rare wildlife in the lush rainforest to snorkelling on Dunk Island, explore the sights with your new found friends, enjoy a tropical morning tea, a yummy picnic lunch and Mission Beaches favourite frozen chocolate bananas! So, if you are ready to have your shoes blown away by Barefoot Tours then join up for a fun day in the amazing Cassowary Coast… Come and discover Australia’s unique landscapes with Barefoot Tours!!

We are all about nature, fun, beautiful swimming locations and love a good laugh!

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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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