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Overnight Tour of Mission Beach Cairns

We are all about nature, fun, beautiful swimming locations and love a good laugh! Our tours take a maximum of 21 passengers, to ensure you a personalized tour service and to provide you with the best opportunity to meet new friends and see the Cairns region like us locals do…

Just a Overnight trip from Cairns, you’ll feel a world away in the Cassowary Coastal town, Mission Beach… Snorkel dunk island (equipment inc), spend a half day rafting the Tully, Chase the waterfalls and lax out on the beach or take a short hike to the lookout!

We are not strict with the itinerary and often throw in other stops or change locations depending on time/weather… If you like a place – we’ll stay longer, if you don’t, then we will move on.

These are the regular stops: Babinda Boulders, Josephine Falls, Mena Creek falls (Paronella Park viewing platform), Mission Beach, Dunk Island & the Tully river (rafting).

You are visiting the World Heritage Wet Tropical Rainforest on this tour, this rainforest has been around since dinosaurs existed (6-10x older than the Amazon).

Discover Australia’s unique landscapes, keep your eyes peeled for Aussie’s Endemic wildlife, like Cassowaries, Tree Kangaroos, Green Tree Frogs… and at the end of your journey chow down on a pac of Tim Tams. Let’s go!

  • Departs Mon & Thurs
  • Start ~8:30am Northern Beaches
  • Start ~9:30am Cairns CBD
  • Maximum 21 passengers
  • Optional Snorkelling at Dunk Island
  • Chance to spot rainforest wildlife (cassowaries, tree kangaroos)
  • A cheeky, slightly non-PC style of humor
  • Decent coffee, hot breakfast
  • Includes all meals whilst on tour
“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

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

Barefoot Tours customises the timings of the day based on the customers and the weather that nature delivers that day… With only a few things slightly restricted by time like rafting & Dunk island.

Your Mission Beach Overnight tour includes REAL proper (& local) coffee/tea/hot choc, all meals throughout the trip, morning/afternoon snacks too!

The main sights our Mission Beach Overnight tour visits are:

  • Babinda Boulders
  • Josephine falls
  • Mena Creek Falls (Paronella viewing platform)
  • Mission Beach
  • Dunk Island

Some of the occasional stops we like to add in include: Etty Bay, Luggers Bay lookout, Historical pub stop, Alligators Nest, Henrietta Creek.

Barefoot Tours returns around 7 pm for Cairns and around 8 pm for Northern Beaches accommodation.

So, if you are ready to have your socks blown away by Barefoot Tours then join us for a safe, relaxed overnight tour in Mission Beach, Far North Queensland, Australia.

  • Return Transfers to Cairns or Northern Beaches hotels
  • All meals whilst on tour
  • Accommodation in dorm share (basic linen)
  • Options to upgrade
  • Transfers & snorkel gear for Dunk Island
  • Half day Tully Raft
  • Multiple swimming spots
  • Sunscreen & mozzie repellent on-board

What to Bring
  • Togs/swimmers/bathers/bikini/boardies/cozzie
  • Towel (some on-board for $5ea)
  • Camera for all those awesome photo ops
  • A dry change of clothes (maybe something warm in winter)
  • Overnight clothes
  • A Hat – that’s not a bad idea either
  • Footwear– Easy tracks, so thongs are fine but sneakers or runners or closed toe shoes preferable for rafting.

Tour Costings:

Raft, Skydive or Chill!!

Tour Extensions:

  • Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Snorkel gear
  • Optional diving – extra $
  • Morning & Afternoon tea, lunch

Lock in your day trip and an additional nights at Mission Beach

2 nights from $265pp or 3 nights from $285pp

  • Full Day Rafting
  • Lunch included
  • Grade 4/5 rapids

Lock in your day trip and an additional nights at Mission Beach

2 nights from $XXpp or 3 nights from $XXpp

  • Unlimited travel, up to the days purchased
  • Flexibility backtrack and repeat trips
  • Freedom to travel in any direction
  • Greyhound has the largest network of coaches in Australia
  • No restrictions, no itinerary
  • Wifi & USB charging on board
  • Start your pass from Mission Beach and carry on down the East Coast..

Whimit travel pass available as  7, 21, 45, 60, 90, 120 & 365 days 

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.


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