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Down Under Tours | Waterfall, Wetlands & Skyrail

FROM: $299
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Departure Times

Departs: 9:30am - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Returns: 6:00pm approx.

Pricing Options

$299 AUD / Person - Adult (15+) (Between: 31 Dec 2022 and 31 Mar 2025)
$225 AUD / Person - Child (4-14 years) (Between: 31 Dec 2022 and 31 Mar 2025)

Enjoy a beautiful day out exploring hidden gems of Cairns on this all inclusive Waterfall, Wetlands and Skyrail experience! 

  • Visit the Cattana Wetlands on a guided walk around Jabiru Lake
  • Learn about the cultural significance of Din Din (Barron Falls) to local aboriginal peoples
  • Savour a delicious signature lunch and coffee-tasting tour at Skybury Plantation
  • Try unique, locally made ice cream at Emerald Creek Ice Creamery
  • A fun, immersive day trip from Cairns

Venture off the beaten track and experience a different side of Cairns on this all-inclusive Waterfall, Wetlands and Skyrail tour. See the Cattana Wetlands on a guided nature walk. Enjoy a fully guided private tour of Din Din (Barron Falls) with a Djabugay cultural guide. Savour a tropical lunch with coffee and papaya tastings at Skybury Plantation, just past Mareeba. Try out four unique ice cream flavours made locally at Emerald Creek Ice Creamery, and finish off the day with a journey over the rainforest in the famous Skyrail gondola. 

Cattana Wetlands

Highlights:

  • Expert local driver and guide
  • Luxury coach for small group numbers
  • Wheelchair and mobility walker accessibility tour
  • Cattana Wetlands guided walk
  • Morning tea refreshments
  • Exclusive Make Travel Matter® tour at Din Din (Barron Falls) - with indigenous guide
  • Signature tropical lunch at Skybury Plantation
  • Coffee and coffee liqueur tasting tour at Skybury Plantation
  • Taste 4 delicious flavours of locally made Emerald Creek Ice Cream
  • One way Skyrail Rainforest Cableway gondola ride

Rainforest guide with man in wheelchair on boardwalk

Important Information

  • This tour is accessible for wheelchair users.
  • To ensure safe boarding on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, wheelchairs should not exceed 63cm x 95cm, and must be capable of being tilted backwards to raise front wheels on entry.
  • Please advise us prior to travel if you are with a wheelchair or mobility aid, as accessible capacity is limited.
  • This tour is not recommended for children under 4 years due to the length of the tour.

Sample Itinerary

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Cattana Wetlands 

Head North from Cairns City with your driver tour guide where you'll arrive at your first stop, Cattana Wetlands. Immerse yourself in this unique landscape and appreciate the serenity of nature as you walk around Jabiru Lake spotting native flora and fauna that call this place home. 

Cattana Wetlands Jabiru Lake


Din Din (Barron Falls)

Barron Falls, known to the local indigenous people as Din Din, is a m...

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Cattana Wetlands 

Head North from Cairns City with your driver tour guide where you'll arrive at your first stop, Cattana Wetlands. Immerse yourself in this unique landscape and appreciate the serenity of nature as you walk around Jabiru Lake spotting native flora and fauna that call this place home. 

Cattana Wetlands Jabiru Lake


Din Din (Barron Falls)

Barron Falls, known to the local indigenous people as Din Din, is a majestic waterfall with significant cultural importance to the Djabugay Aboriginal people. Go behind the scenes with a cultural guide on an exclusive Make Travel Matter® moment. Take part in a Calling to Country, learning about the deep connection the Djabugay first nations people have with the land here. 

Aerial view of Barron Falls (Din Din) in low season


Skybury Coffee Plantation

Travel up to the tablelands and just past Mareeba you'll find Australia's oldest and largest coffee and papaya plantation. It's here you'll enjoy a delicious lunch with distinct flavours unique to Skybury, infused with elements of coffee and papaya. After lunch soak up the sweeping views across the Atherton Tablelands and indulge in a locally grown coffee and liqueur taste testing tour. 

Skybury balcony deck overlooking tablelands


Emerald Creek Ice Creamery

Make your way back towards Kuranda and stop off at the locally-owned Emerald Creek Ice Creamery for a sweet treat. You'll get to try four different ice cream flavours proudly produced on site with love.  you'll also have the option to browse the gift shop and purchase other tasty delights such as fudge, biltong, homemade condiments and handmade accessories from locally sourced artisans. 

Emerald Creek Ice Creamery


Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Jump on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Kuranda and make the scenic journey over a lush World Heritage Listed canopy. Take in the breathtaking 360 degree expansive views with picturesque stops at Red Peak and Barron Falls Lookout Stations. Wander along the boardwalks, marvelling at the massive trees above and majestic Barron Gorge drop below.

Skyrail Cableway Gondola ride over the rainforest


As you come down the range, absorb views of the beautiful coastline of Cairns and if you're lucky, you'll be able to see all the way out to Green Island! Meet you tour guide at the Smithfield Skyrail Terminal and relax as you make the return journey back to Cairns City. 

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What To Bring

  • Small day pack
  • Comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Umbrella or rain jacket (in wet weather)
  • Cash or card for any extra purchases

What's Included

  • Expert local driver-guide and luxury coach
  • Cattana Wetlands guided walk
  • Morning refreshments
  • Exclusive Make Travel Matter® tour at Din Din (Barron Falls)
  • Delicious lunch at Skybury Plantation
  • Coffee and coffee liqueur tasting tour
  • Locally homem...

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What To Bring

  • Small day pack
  • Comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Umbrella or rain jacket (in wet weather)
  • Cash or card for any extra purchases

What's Included

  • Expert local driver-guide and luxury coach
  • Cattana Wetlands guided walk
  • Morning refreshments
  • Exclusive Make Travel Matter® tour at Din Din (Barron Falls)
  • Delicious lunch at Skybury Plantation
  • Coffee and coffee liqueur tasting tour
  • Locally homemade ice cream at Emerald Creek
  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway one way journey

What's Extra

  • Any extra purchases or souvenirs

Terms and Conditions

All information provided at any time by Cairns Tours and our affiliates is subject to these Terms & Conditions. This includes but is not limited to tour information, pricing, blog posts, travel advice, itinerary information and availability.


Your Responsibilities:

Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip. 

You must reconfirm all booked tours prior to travel as specified on your voucher. If applicable, notes such as dietary requirements, pick-up locations and additional fees should also be confirmed at this time. Reconfirmations cannot be actioned through Cairns Tours/Mr Travel and must be done so directly through the Service Operator as specified on each ticket.

It is your responsibility to notify us of ticket discrepancies. Please read through the details on your voucher thoroughly to ensure all details such as passenger names, ages and dates of travel on vouchers are correct.

It is the responsibility of all passengers travelling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and check-in agent before boarding of any medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from.

You need to allow adequate time to check-in prior to the specified departure time. Please refer to the specific tour page for full check-in instructions.


Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices and extra costs. Extra costs may include EMC fees, Stingersuit/Wetsuit Hire, Luggage Storage, Insurance, Linen Hire, National Park Fees, Fuel Levies, Dietary Fees, etc. Bonds may also apply.

We will also endeavour to communicate these extra costs with you at the time of booking, and on your ticket. However, it is your responsibility to confirm which (if any) additional costs apply with each Service Operator upon reconfirming your trip.


Travel Risk/Insurance:

It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We highly recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. You should also ensure your travel insurance will cover special circumstances including weather events preventing guests from travelling to their tour departure destination and cancelled flights due to unforeseen circumstances. 


Transport:

It should be noted that any transport you have booked (buses, flights and ferries) through Cairns Tours is non-refundable and non-transferable. It might be possible to change flights however do note this must be done directly with the flight operator and we are unable to offer any support with this. This may incur change fees or cancellation fees, it depends on the T+Cs of the flight operators themselves. As we acted as a booking agent for you, it is possible to liaise with the airline directly should there be any unexpected events and the airline is forced to cancel your flights. If there are any changes to your flight times or days, we will get notified and send this email directly to you in a reasonable time.


Merchant Fees:

Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


Other: 

Terms and Conditions (including the Cancellation Policy) are subject to change. The most recent versions can be found online on the relevant product pages. 

All ticket/voucher reissues attract a $20 administration fee.


Transfers:

The Service Operator reserves the right to limit courtesy transfers to select local accommodations. Private residences or Airbnb properties may be asked to meet at the closest confirmed location. Failure to meet at the specified pick-up location may be treated as “No Show”, for which the Client Cancellation Policy applies. Not all tours offer transfers, please refer to the individual product to see if this is applicable to your tour.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees.

You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations

Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 24 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

Cairns Tours is required to notify the operator of any cancellations within the specified cancellation period. It is your responsibility to make sure you submit your cancellation request with adequate time, and during standard business hours (9am-5pm), to allow us to contact the tour provider.

Transfers between tours can be made at the suppliers' discretion, however, it should be noted that supplier fees may apply. Tour transfers also incur a $20 administration fee. 

It is compulsory that all cancellation requests are in writing and sent via email to: admin@mr-travel.com. Cancellations attempted via online chat or phone will not be actioned.


Supplier Cancellations:

The Service Operator reserves the right to alter prices, alter itineraries, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport and vary itineraries and services if necessary.

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Service Operator. If the Service Operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus a 20% administration fee and any associated card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season.

All add-on activities (including but not limited to scuba diving, stand-up paddleboarding, helmet diving, guided snorkel tours, banana boat rides and waterslides) are subject to availability and price changing, and may not be available during your tour without notice. Guests are not eligible for refunds on the grounds of non-operating extra activities.

In the unlikely event of your trip being cancelled or stood down, all guest communication is required to go through our Online Store via telephone or email. While there is a Travel Shop retail outlet located in Cairns, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Cairns Tours/Mr Travel online department.


Refunds:

All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Cairns Tours/Mr Travel is not liable for exchange rate fluctuations or fees, or any other merchant/bank fees associated with domestic and/or international transactions.

Where a full refund is applicable, there is the option to transfer the whole cost of the tour to another tour or “Credit” to avoid the administration fee. A transfer fee of $20 will apply.

You will be emailed confirmation once the refund has been processed. Once the refund has been processed, it may still take time for the banks to clear the amount. Please allow 7-10 business days for the funds to clear into Australian accounts and up to 21 business days for international accounts.


Accountability/Misconduct:

All Service Operators have the right to provide client feedback and to cancel bookings based off of feedback from other Service Operators. 

Please enjoy your travel experience in a kind and responsible manner.

Cairns Tours/Mr Travel will treat this as any normal client cancellation and therefore the cancellation fees stated in the Client Cancellation Policy will apply.


Information & Advice:

All information, advice or pricing provided by Cairns Tours and our affiliates, or through any of our team, is subject to change. Cairns Tours articles and products are provided online for general information purposes only and are intended as guides. Any advice interpreted from information on the website (including but not limited to financial, immigration, employment and tax information) is not specialist advice and does not constitute legal, tax or other professional instruction. Cairns Tours does not guarantee that any information provided is up-to-date or accurate. Please obtain professional advice before actioning any advice, including but not limited to tax, immigration, employment, travel restrictions and finances.


Thank you for booking with our East-Coast travel experts here at Cairns Tours/ Mr Travel. If you would like any further advice, assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours please get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are hotel pickups available?

Yes, coach pickups are available from local Cairns accommodation. Please provide your pick up location upon booking, as there is a minimum 24 hours' notice is required for all pickup requests.

What food is included on this tour?

There is lots of locally-made, delicious food included in this day trip! Enjoy morning refreshments, lunch at Skybury Plantation, a coffee and coffee liqueur tasting tour, and homemade ice cream at Emerald Creek.

Is there an age requirement?

Due to the length of the tour, this day trip is only suitable for people ages 4 and above. 

Is this tour accessible for wheelchair users?

Yes, this tour suits passengers with limited mobility or wheelchairs. To ensure safe boarding on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, wheelchairs should not exceed 63cm x 95cm, and must be capable of being tilted backwards to raise front wheels on entry.

What is the weather like around Cairns?

Cairns and the surrounding area has a tropical climate, so the weather will be warm or hot depending on the time of year. Check the weather that day, and pack sun protection and/or a rain jacket in case it's rainy!

How many people are on this tour?

With a max capacity of just 11 guests, this is a comfortable small-group tour. 

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