The Best Outdoor Tour In Cairns

Day Tour of Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Cairns

Join us for your dream Cairns tour – one that’s chill, fun and all about nature. We’ll show you all the best things to do in the tropical oasis of the Atherton Tablelands, from taking a dip beneath some of Cairns most epic waterfalls to exploring the mystic curtain of roots set by a half a century old tree. If your lucky enough you may be able to spot some of Australia’s endemic wildlife in the Rainforest like the famous Cassowaries

Just a day trip from Cairns, you’ll feel a world away. Meet new friends, discover Australia’s unique landscape and chow down on a box of Tim Tams at the end of it all. Let’s go!

Rough itinerary (we are not strict with the itinerary and often throw in other stops or change locations depending on time/weather, and sometimes we run the whole tour backwards for shits and giggles!!)

However these are the regular stops: Cathedral Fig Tree, Lake Eacham, Dinner Falls and The Crater, Millaa Millaa Falls, Josephine Falls

All meals are included during the day.

  • Offered Daily | $109 per person
  • Includes Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea
  • Take a dip under breathtaking waterfalls, swim in a volcanic crater lake, and slide down a natural water slide!
  • Pickup from your Cairns hotel/hostel!

Yip, ya do meet some cool people...

This wouldn't be very exciting website if there wasn't a photo of people jumping

The classic hair flick photo

What a freakin' wicked view!

Another classy hair flick photo

Josephine Falls, this is truly the ducks nuts

Kamikaze girls in bikinis

Bare feet, Bare bum !!

  • Transfers to/from your Cairns hostel/hotel
  • Morning Tea (fruits, cakes, & muffins)
  • Beautiful lookouts (weather dependent) and awesome photo opportunities
  • Locally grown tea & plunger coffee (not that cheap instant crap)
  • Chance to spot rainforest wildlife (cassowaries, tree kangaroos, etc.)
  • Picnic lunch (fresh bread, salad items, meat & fruit platter)
  • Multiple swimming locations including waterfall & a natural water slide
  • Afternoon tea (good ol’ Aussie Tim Tams, quick fruit stop on the way home)
What to Bring
  • Togs, swimmers, bathers, bikini, boardies, (whatever you like to call them!!). If you’d rather go naked, that’s fine if that’s what floats your boat!!
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • A dry change of clothes (maybe something warm in winter)
  • Sunscreen– watch out for that good ol’ Aussie sun, otherwise you’ll be a lobster before you know it! A hat’s not a bad idea either.
  • Insect repellent for those pesky mozzies
  • Footwear– whatever you’re comfortable with (no high heels please ladies!). Easy tracks, so thongs are fine
“Great Day.
We recently went on a day trip on Barefoot Tours to all the remote waterfalls in the area. Josephine falls were the best. The guide was amazing and super friendly. Can’t recommend these guys enough.”  -TripAdvisor Review

This tour welcomes those aged 13 years and older, with many of our travellers being 25 years + of age. 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).

Your Atherton Tablelands tour kicks off around 7am from any Cairns city hotel (or hostel) in our fun bright orange bus! Unfortunately we are unable to pick up from the Northern beaches (too lazy sorry).

If driving in, we suggest you select Cairns City Backpackers (274 Draper St) as your pickup location as you can park there all day for free. You can also catch the public bus or you can call FNQ Airport Shuttle (0432 488 783) for a one way transfer for $11 per person, or you can uber in too.

We customize our route/timings on a daily basis, based on the customers and the weather that nature delivers each day… this allows for you to be able to make the most out of your day, have a bit of control over your day on the bus, and to change things up with the help/advice from your Barefoot Tours guide. *We say “your” because this is your tour, your bus and your guide whilst travelling with us.

The main sights our Atherton Tablelands tour visits are:

  • Lake Eacham
  • Fig tree
  • Dinner falls
  • The Crater
  • Millaa Millaa falls
  • Josephine falls

Some of the occasional stops we like to add in include: Malanda falls, Zillie falls, Babinda boulders, Ellinjaa falls, Henrietta creek, Tchupala falls, Wallicher falls, and a few lookouts on the way up/down.

We also try to take photos throughout the day on our camera to upload to Facebook, however this is not a guarantee sometimes there is technical issues, or our guides just f*** it up we recommend not relying on our camera but using it for bonus photos instead (it’s a free of charge service we try to provide).

Barefoot Tours returns around 6:30-7:30pm. We can return you to your Cairns city hotel (or hostel) or we can drop you off anywhere in the Cairns CBD city area – for those who want to go out for dinner or shopping straight away…

So, if you are ready to have your socks blown away by Barefoot Tours then join up for a fun, safe, relaxed day in the amazing Atherton Tablelands, Cairns region, Australia. We recommend booking in advance to avoid missing out!

Atherton Tablelands Tour

we look forward to seeing you on the bus

Refund Policy: Bookings cancelled more than 24 hours before the tour departs are entitled to a full refund, no refund if cancelled within 24 hours of departure time.


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