• Departs Cairns, Includes Lunch

Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Day Tour

The Best Outdoor Tour In Cairns

The Barefoot Rundown:

Join us on our legendary Cairns tour – one that’s chill, fun and all about nature.

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 waterfalls like Ellinjaa Falls, Josephine falls, Dinner falls and on towards some of the most beautiful locations in the Atherton Tablelands!

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 (Millaa Millaa falls, Dinner falls, Elinjaa 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 (Cathedral or) Curtain Fig tree, and Swimming in the volcanic crater lake known as Lake Eacham. If your lucky enough you may be able to spot some of Australia’s endemic wildlife in the Rainforest like the famous Cassowaries.

Snap the perfect picture from beneath the cascading Millaa Milla Falls, explore the sights with your new found friends, enjoy a tropical morning tea, a yummy picnic lunch and good ol’ Aussie Tim Tams! So, if you are ready to have your shoes blown away by Barefoot Tours then join up for a fun day in the amazing Atherton Tablelands… Come and discover Australia’s unique landscapes with Barefoot Tours!!

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

 

  • Chevron down Locations we visit:
  • Main Locations: 

    • Lake Eacham & Fig tree
    • Dinner falls & The Crater
    • Millaa Millaa falls
    • Josephine falls
    • Lookouts up/down

    Occassional Locations: 

    • Malanda falls
    • Zillie & Ellinjaa falls
    • Henrietta creek
    • Wallicher falls
    • Tchupala falls
    • Babinda boulders
  • Chevron down What to Bring:
  • What to bring: 

    • Togs, swimmers, bikini, or boardies
    • A Towel to dry yourself
    • Camera to take some cool pics
    • A dry change of clothes – maybe something warmer in winter?
    • Water bottle to stay hydrated!!
    • Casual Footwear – Thongs are okay too
  • Chevron down Inclusions & Exclusions:
  • Inclusions:

    • Transfers to/from your Cairns accommodation
    • Morning Tea (fruits, cakes, & muffins)
    • Beautiful lookouts & awesome photo opportunities
    • Locally grown tea & plunger coffee (not that cheap instant crap)
    • Chance to spot rainforest wildlife (cassowaries, tree kangaroos)
    • Picnic lunch (fresh bread, salad items, meat & fruit platter)
    • Multiple swimming spots including waterfalls & a natural water slide
    • Afternoon tea (good ol’ Aussie Tim Tams, quick fruit stop)

    We try to take photos to upload, however this is not a guarantee… Might be a tech issue, or our guides just f*** it up. Please do not rely on our camera (it’s free & sometimes a slow service). 

    Exclusions:

    • Personal spendings
    • Drinks (we have a water tank on board for waterbottle refills)
  • Chevron down FAQ's:
  • Will I have a crappy time if the weather is shit? Will my tour be cancelled?

    We go out in all types of weather, but rest assured we will only go out if we are confident it is safe to do so on tour. The joys of our tours is that our itinerary is flexible, so we simply adjust it to the weather and to our guests. If people are really digging a location, we simply stay longer… Majority look bored, then we move on to the next… We simply keep stopping at stops until it’s time to go home. Awesome!

    Rainy Days are generally more adventurous we see more, do more, really get into it and chase those waterfalls! 

     Sunny days we find people tend to take their time a little more, soak in the sun, relax!!

  • Chevron down The boring stuff:
  • Barefoot Tours departs between 7-8am, returns around 6-7:30pm. Unfortunately, we are unable to transfer to/from the Northern beaches (too lazy sorry). If driving in, we suggest you select Cairns City Backpackers – 274 Draper St as your pickup location, you can park there all day for free.

    Age Policy: This tour welcomes those aged 10 years and older. No max age limit, but you do need to be fairly fit and healthy and ok on your feet (some of the tracks can be a little tricky otherwise).

    Cancellation Policy: Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 24 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

    Weather Policy: Your guarantee is we will only commence a tour with confidence knowing the day will go according to plan. However we cannot predict acts of Gods.We cannot be held responsible for any (abnormal) changes to the tour itinerary. Due to the tour being located in the Wet Tropics region, we encounter a monsoonal Wet season. We cannot compensate for any Acts of god. (Example: Flooded roads, Trees Blocking access roads, Bridges going over with flooded water, Landslides, extremely hot weather, or torrential Rain.) Once you have joined the tour group on the day we all have committed to the days tour.  We will endeavour to deliver a full day of entertainment regardless of the present conditions. We will do our absolute best given any situation.

Ath-reviews
Had a Magical Day In Spite of the Rain

Darryl was a fantastic guide full of great stories and knowledge about the rainforest and Aboriginal culture. The day of our tour was our last in the area and unfortunately there was a cyclone moving in. It rained most of the day and a few of the stops were too unsafe for swimming due to the rising water levels. In spite of this, Darryl made the trip fun and still managed to get us to some amazing swimming spots and other beautiful sites. We learned so much and had wonderful time. The trip included an early morning tea break with snacks and a light lunch later. Thanks a lot Darryl for a great rainforest experience. This is definitely something that I would do again. The landscape is breathtaking and there is so much to see and do.

– Recommended by Juan J, May 2019, TripAdvisor
Waterfall wonderland

My 21 year old daughter and I did this tour today and absolutely loved it. Our guide Daryl was full of information but also allowed us time to relax and listen to some music during the drive. Beautiful scenery, great swimming spots and no stress. Great trip and excellent value for money.

– Recommended by Caroline S, June 2019, TripAdvisor
The bigger the the rain, the bigger the waterfall...The bigger the waterfall, the bigger the adventure!

What an exciting day! My family and I had THE best day with our very enthusiastic, and informative tour guide, Arthur on the Athertons Tablelands Waterfalls tour! I could not think of a better way to spend my birthday than by chasing waterfalls and rainbows until we came to the "Cathedral," a 500 year old tree of life. This tour let us set our own pace. My senior Mom and two teenage children were all satisfied. Thanks for the memories and beautiful pics to last a lifetime! :)

– Recommended by Rebecca V, June 2019, TripAdvisor
This was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever done!!

This was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever done!!! From the bear hug in the morning till the time we left the bus at night... it was full of laughs, fun and I met the most amazing people on my tour. Also shout out to the guide who came with me down Josephine falls. If you are looking for a way to see lots of places in one day, then this is truly a unique tour experience you have to try!!

– Recommended by Karmai W, Dec 2018, Google
Daryl is awesome!!

Daryl is awesome!! I did the atherton table lands waterfall day tour with daryl and it was a blast! He knew alot and is a great guy, great sense of humor too! Highly recommend

– Recommended by Erskine L, Feb 2019, Google
Epic tour! Tour guides are awesome. Can't remember laughing so much in a long time :p

Epic tour! Tour guides are awesome. Can't remember laughing so much in a long time :p

– Recommended by Max B, May 2019, Google
Did the Atherton your with Daryl and it was awesome even if it was a rainy day.

Did the Atherton your with Daryl and it was awesome even if it was a rainy day. Daryl gives you a lot of informations about the wild, nature, animals, plants. Also about history and travelling. We had a really great time I definitely recommend this place.

– Recommended by Caribou B, May 2019, Google
Literally had the best day with the best guide - Daryl, he is such a legend!

Literally had the best day with the best guide - Daryl, he is such a legend! It rained all day but it was still great, he took us all over and knew al about the history which was great. The views and waterfalls are breathtaking. I would highly recommend anyone coming to cairns to do this tour! Lots of food and snacks through the day! I would do it again in a heartbeat! ❤️

– Recommended by Victoria T, June 2019, Google
We didn’t stop laughing from the moment we stepped onto the bus - Bruce was an absolute legend!

What an incredible tour! We didn’t stop laughing from the moment we stepped onto the bus - Bruce was an absolute legend! 12 hours of breathtaking sites, laughs, great music and riddles that were no match for Smarty Pants Shelley! Bruce takes time to find out about everyone on the tour, you arrive as strangers and leave as friends! Here’s one for your next tour Brucey.... what goes up a chimney down, but can’t go down a chimney up?

– Recommended by Shelly M, Jan 2019, Facebook
Had an absolute blast on our barefoot tour to the Atherton Tablelands.

Had an absolute blast on our barefoot tour to the Atherton Tablelands. Our guide Arthur was incredible and went above and beyond to make us all comfortable and relaxed while giving us fun facts about the Tablelands. He was super informative while keeping us all engaged. He tailored our tour to suit our small group and I could not thank him enough for our day and would highly recommend Barefoot Tours!!

– Recommended by Jordhan G, Jan 2019, Facebook
The Atherton Tablelands tour was awesome!

Our fantastic guide Dylan (who truly was barefoot the whole day btw) took us to 4 amazing sites where we could spend time, with a few other photo opt stops along the way. He did an awesome job of getting everyone involved by keeping the conversation going during the drive and encouraging participation at the sites. It was great to see strangers mingling with one another and not sticking with the people they came with. For a solo traveler this was especially enjoyable and made the experience that much better.

– Recommended by Jamie T, 5 Jan 2019, Facebook
10 out of 10 for this tour company!

10 out of 10 for this tour company! Hubby and I had an excellent time with Brucey our tour guide, and our crew of tourists. The locations were beautiful and the swimming holes were amazing. One of the best things we have done in many years :)

– Recommended by Helen S, Jan 2019, Facebook
Brucey’s the man.

Brucey’s the man. Had a great day. Lots of laughs and great scenery and commentary . Thx again Bruce.

– Recommended by Kate M, Jan 2019, Facebook
WAS AMAZING!

WAS AMAZING! We love Bruce! Made the trip so awesome he’s hilarious and played awesome throwbacks! This was our highlight of cairns! -haley (Canada, 20)

– Recommended by Haley K, Feb 2019, Facebook
Arthur our guide was amazing!

Arthur our guide was amazing! He was lucky enough to have a group of all girls and took it in stride! He made sure we got the most out of our Waterfall tour! Thank you Arthur for putting up with our Girl Power Music! Cherona & Kristin

– Recommended by Cherona C, Feb 2019, Facebook
HAD THE BEST TIME EVER YESTERDAY!

Had the best time ever yesterday! Had Arthor as our guide and he was amazing! Would definitely recommend

– Recommended by Izzy A, Mar 2019, Facebook
Pete was great and the we went to so many different locations!

Fantastic tour! Pete was great and the we went to so many different locations! We seen tree kangaroos and a platypus as well. Highly recommend!! :)

– Recommended by Shannan S, Apr 2019, Facebook
Our tour guide, Pete, was the friendliest and most knowledgeable guide and he really made all of the group feel included and part of a team!

We went on this tour today and it completely exceeded any expectations we had. Our tour guide, Pete, was the friendliest and most knowledgeable guide and he really made all of the group feel included and part of a team! He showed us tree kangaroos, a platypus and some amazing waterfalls. The scenery is spectacular. Pete went out of his way for us, even stopping at the supermarket to get us some vegetarian lunch! I wish he organised tours up and down the county as we would certainly be booking on some more! Thanks a lot :)

– Recommended by Gemma C, Apr 2019, Facebook
Fantastic tour of the Tablelands.

Fantastic tour of the Tablelands. The guide, Russ was excellent - very knowledgeable in all areas and went out of his way to make the experience even more enjoyable. Never felt rushed or pressured to move on and was flexible with people's preferences. Definitely recommend.

– Recommended by Chris H, Apr 2019, Facebook
What an awesome day.

What an awesome day. Our guide Arthur (King Arthur) was nothing short of spectacular. Very informative, interactive and just a good bloke. This tour comes highly recommended for all people. Thanks for a fantastic day out. One to be remembered for life.

– Recommended by Brett O, Apr 2019, Facebook
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