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Atherton Tablelands

Mount Hypipamee, The Crater & Dinner Falls

Part of the formation of Far North Queensland and the Atherton tablelands was due to volcanic activity. It is thought there were as many as 15 active volcanoes throughout the region from as early as 200 million to 10 million years ago. The lava and basalt from these eruptions helped form the tablelands the way…

Babinda Boulders

One of the most beautiful aspects of the Waterfalls Tour with Barefoot is its flexibility. Depending on the conditions we can adapt where we go to give passengers the best once in a lifetime experience. As a guide it is phenomenal to work in in Far North Queensland as there is so much variety in…

Henrietta Creek, Wooroonooran National Park

Photo credit: https://www.tropicalnorthqueensland.org.au/listing/product/nandroya-falls/ Hooray for Henrietta. The area around this campground is the gateway to the Misty Mountains and other brilliant hiking destinations in Wooroonooran National Park. There are short walks to some amazing waterfalls, great lookouts and longer hikes to tantalize the senses of the more determined bush walker. You can also connect a…

Bartle Frere

Photo credit: https://www.tropicalnorthqueensland.org.au/listing/product/mt-bartle-frere/ Sitting at 1622m above sea level in the Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland, Mt Bartle Frere is an imposing site and one of my absolute favourite hikes. It is not a hike for the faint hearted, at 15km return with a vertical climb of 1500m it is essential to be very…

Hiking in the Wet Tropics

Photo credit: https://www.tropicalnorthqueensland.org.au/things-to-do/hiking-walking-trails/ Having lived and guided in Far North Queensland during the last 15 years I am still yet to complete my hiking bucket list of the region. As a tour guide in the Wet Tropics, a love of nature is essential and one of the most amazing ways to really get in touch…

The Giant Fig Trees

The top of the Gillies Range is quite sensational and this is enhanced by the sheer number of Fig Trees in the region. There is one you walk through (yes, walk through) half way along the hike around Lake Eacham, but that is dwarfed in comparison to the phenomenal examples seen at the Curtain and…

The Peculiar Platypus is no stranger to the Wet Tropics…

Photo Credit: http://wildmelbourne.org/articles/2013/11/5/platypus-magic One of the most peculiar and definitely the strangest of animals found in the Wet Tropics would easily have to be the platypus. From its first discovery there has been much controversy surrounding them, for they are a venomous mammal that lays eggs, has a duck bill, the tail of a beaver,…

Millaa Millaa Falls

“Beauty is an essential vitamin” in life is a quote I heard once. If this is the case Millaa Millaa is essential for the soul. Depending on the day, we might decide to run the waterfalls tour in a number of ways. The favoured way for my tours is to head south of Cairns and…

Josephine Falls

It’s a cracker of a day, we start early with a beautiful array of people to travel to spectacular settings through the Atherton Tablelands. Each day differs depending on the people and the weather, but the one constant is my ability to guide and bask in the beauty of one of my favourite regions throughout…

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