Queensland Rainforests & Waterfalls

  • Australia

Explore pristine coastal rainforests, swim beneath beautiful waterfalls, travel through the stunning scenery of the Atherton Tablelands.

Create your own “Dreamtime” experience over three packed days of remote natural and spiritual adventure. Head out from scenic seaside Cairns toward the tropical Daintree Rainforest without missing a fun-filled beat ziplining, swimming in waterfalls at the Atherton Tablelands, and climbing (the unfortunately and inaccurately named) Mount Sorrow. Also, take an unforgettable interpretive walk at the otherworldly Mossman Gorge to learn more about Aboriginal history, culture, and contemporary life straight from the people themselves. The dream is real and it’s just waiting for you to join it.

was €3893 days from €279

(€93 per day)

Suitable for
18-35 years
Trip Code
OANA
Travel Style
Yolo
Service Level
Basic
Physical Grading
3 - Average
Trip Type
Small Group
Group Size
Max 17, avg 12
Transport
Private vehicle.
Accommodation
Hostels (2 nights, multi-share)
Meals
2 breakfasts
Other
  • Mossman Gorge visit
  • Aboriginal interpretive walk
  • Free time in the Daintree Rainforest
  • View more
    • Millaa Millaa Falls visit
    • Atherton Tablelands visit
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Day 1 Cairns / Cape Tribulation

Depart early from Cairns, then head north. Learn about the flora and fauna with local Aboriginals, then cool off in a waterfall in Daintree National Park.

Head north to Cape Tribulation. Stop en route to explore Mossman Gorge, take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest and swim in a remote waterfall within the Daintree NP.

Arrival Day and Morning Welcome Meeting

Today, the adventure begins. Be sure to arrive in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip.

Private Vehicle

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Aboriginal Interpretive Walk

Take an interpretive walk through the Daintree Rainforest. Follow the Aboriginal guide and learn about bush food, medicinal plants and the lasting relationship of the Kuku Yalanji people with their natural environment. Find out how to make bush soap, watch an ochre painting demonstration and sample some bush tea.

accommodation

Cape Tribulation Beach House

Optional Activities:

  • Daintree Rainforest Night Walk

    Once the sun goes down, grab a torch and head out into the jungle for a guided night walk. With your guide you'll spot various critters who call this region home. Keep your eyes peeled for sleeping bats, birds, lizards and spiders as you listen to the sounds of the rainforest at night.

Day 2 Cape Tribulation / Yungaburra

Enjoy a free morning to further explore the rainforest or chill out poolside. Head towards Yungaburra in the Atherton Tablelands for the night, and enjoy additional free time to explore the area.

free time

Kick back and relax in the rainforest.

Private Vehicle

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

accommodation

On the Wallaby

Optional Activities:

  • Jungle Surfing

    See the Daintree Rainforest from the canopy top. This two hour tour will have you ziplining between six canopy platforms, with guides pointing out the different flora and fauna as you zip by. Channel your inner tree kangaroo as you hop from tree to tree, seeing the beauty of the world's oldest rainforest.

  • Cape Tribulation Horseback Riding

    Hop in the saddle and explore the rainforest on your trusty steed. Ride through lush canopy floors and crystal clear streams, ending up on the stunning Myall beach. Cap off this adventure by galloping through the ocean spray!

  • Daintree River Croc Cruise

    Cruise through the waterways of the Daintree Rainforest is search of crocodiles. Keep an eye out for exotic birds, tree-snakes and pythons while travelling through the mangroves – the wildlife here is abundant!

  • Night Wildlife Canoeing Tour

    Availability of this optional activity depends on what time the group arrives in Yungaburra.

    Paddle under the stars in search of nocturnal wildlife, like the tree kangaroo. Experience the calm of the rainforest at night, listen to the sounds of the jungle, and keep a keen eye for the elusive tree kangaroo. Approximately 80% of Australia's wildlife is active at night, making this the perfect opportunity to spot all kinds of critters in their natural habitat.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

Day 3 Yungaburra / Cairns

Stop at Lake Eacham, a volcanic crater lake, before continuing on to visit some of the waterfalls in the Atherton Tablelands, including the famous Millaa Millaa Falls. Later, go for a swim in the waters of Babinda Boulders before travelling back to Cairns where the tour ends upon arrival.

Lake Eacham Visit

Lake Eacham is a volcanic crater lake, formed over 12,000 years ago. The lake is protected, with no motorized boats allowed, making the clear, tranquil waters perfect for a dip.

Babinda Boulders Visit

The oddly shaped Babinda Boulders line a cool mountain stream, causing a beautiful cascade of clear water. An important site to the Bunna Binda aboriginals, take a swim and learn about the myth behind this sacred spot.

Millaa Millaa Falls Visit

Stop for photos and a dip in the Millaa Millaa Falls. This stunning cascade has been the backdrop for a number of music videos and tv commercials - try your own hair flip and catch that perfect shot!

Private Vehicle

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

Departure Day (Activities)

Depart on arrival to your final destination. Your CEO can help with any onward travel arrangements you require.

Meals Included

  • Breakfast

Ask your GCO about booking post night accommodation in Cairns, as this trip arrives back late in the evening.

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All Discounted prices quoted are only applicable to customers who also book their international flights with USIT. Customers can choose to avail of the Adventure Tour but book their flights separately to USIT but must then pay the full price displayed for the Adventure Tour. Only 1 tour can be discounted per passenger per reservation booking. If multiple tours are booked the discount will be applied to the most expensive tour booked.