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.

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!

Take a dip beneath Millaa Millaa Falls and slide down the natural waterslide at Josephine Falls – two of Cairns’ most breathtaking waterfalls at our fingertips. As we stroll through parts of the Rainforest you’ll meet a 500 year old (curtain or cathedral) fig tree. Swim in the volcanic crater lake known as Lake Eacham. Not a fan of water, don’t worry, there’s still plenty for you to see and do!

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.

Snap the perfect picture from beneath the cascading Millaa Milla Falls, explore the sights with your new found friends, and enjoy a tropical morning tea, a yummy picnic lunch and good ol’ Aussie Tim Tams!

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!! Come and discover Australia’s unique landscapes with Barefoot Tours!!

  • 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!
  • Transfers to/from your Cairns CBD hotel/hostel!
  • A cheeky, slightly non-PC style of humor
  • Decent coffee
  • Transfers to/from your Cairns hotel/hostel
  • 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)
What to Bring
  • Togs, swimmers, bathers, bikini, boardies, (whatever you like to call them!!). If you’d rather go naked, that’s fine too!!
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Water Bottle– to stay hydrated
  • 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
The main sights:
  • Lake Eacham & Fig tree
  • Dinner falls & The Crater
  • Millaa Millaa falls
  • Josephine falls
  • Lookouts up/down

The Occassional sights:
  • Malanda falls
  • Zillie & Ellinjaa falls
  • Henrietta creek
  • Wallicher falls
  • Tchupala falls
  • Babinda boulders

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).


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).

Your Atherton Tablelands tour kicks off around 7am from any Cairns city hotel (or hostel) in our fun bright orange bus!

We customize our route/timings on a daily basis, based on the customers and the weather that nature delivers each day… The main sights are lisited in order and sometimes we do them backwards.

Barefoot Tours returns around 6-7:30pm. We can return you to your Cairns city hotel (or hostel) or we can drop you off anywhere in the Cairns CBD city area.

Unfortunately we are unable to pick up (or drop off) at 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.

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!

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we look forward to seeing you on the bus

Refund 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.


#2 out of 141 Outdoor Activities in Cairns