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Northern Experience Eco - Waterfalls, Rainforest, Paronella Park

FROM: $189

Departure Times

Departs: 7:15 am - Daily
Returns: 6:30 pm - Daily

Departure Point: Cairns CBD.

Pricing Options

$189 AUD / Person - Adult (Between: 06 Sep 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
$569 AUD / Family - Family (2A + 2C) (Between: 06 Sep 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)
$139 AUD / Person - Child (4 - 14) (Between: 06 Sep 2022 and 31 Mar 2023)

Immerse yourself in iconic Atherton Tablelands destinations, from tropical waterfalls, ancient rainforests and Paronella Park!

  • Explore World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics Rainforests in one all-inclusive day
  • Discover Lake Barrine, Curtain Fig Tree and the unique Paronella Park
  • Enjoy swims at the pristine Millaa Millaa Falls and Babinda Boulders
  • Learn the captivating history of the region from expert local guides
  • The perfect way to see the sites in a small group, eco-tour setting!

Discover the sensational destinations and hidden gems of the ancient Atherton Tablelands region, where pristine waterfalls and captivating tropical rainforests are awaiting around every corner! Cruising in air-conditioned comfort with local naturalist guides, guests can experience the natural beauty of Lake Barrine, Curtain Fig Tree, Millaa Millaa Falls, Babinda Boulders and the heritage-listed Paronella Park, which was voted Queensland’s #1 must-see attraction. Taking time to pause for breathtaking scenic views, charming townships, and refreshing swims, the Northern Experience Eco Tour guarantees an adventure-filled, all-inclusive day for every type of traveller!

Two friends hugging with their arms raised at Millaa Millaa Falls, Cairns.


  • Experience the ancient destinations of the Atherton Tablelands and Wet Tropics Rainforest
  • Learn the region's history with expert naturalist guides 
  • Visit Lake Barrine and enjoy a guided walk to the Twin Kauri Pines
  • Spend ample time at Paronella Park with Priority Entry and a Historical Guided Tour
  • Swim amongst tranquil waters at Millaa Millaa Falls
  • Visit Walsh’s Pyramid, Heales Lookout, Curtain Fig Tree and Babinda Boulders
  • Devonshire morning tea, including freshly baked scones, tea, and coffee
  • All-inclusive hot buffet lunch at Roscoe’s Pizza Place
  • Small group tours and air-conditioned bus
  • All National Park fees included
  • Complimentary pickup and dropoff from Cairns CBD accommodation

Mena Creek Falls at Paronella Park, Cairns

Join the Northern Experience Eco Tour for a full day of ancient wonder and tropical adventure!

Sample Itinerary

Departure Pickup from accommodation within Cairns CBD between 7:15 am - 7:45 am.
Return Dropoff to accommodation within Cairns CBD between 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm.

Your Northern Experience Eco Tour begins with a complimentary Cairns pickup before travelling south from Cairns to the Atherton Tablelands! As one of the largest naturally formed pyramids in the world, your first photo opportunity is at the towering Walsh’s Pyramid. Next, capture the spectacular vista over Goldsborough Valley and the Coral Sea from Heales Lookout!

Lake Barrine

The first stop in the Wet Tropics World Heritage region comes at Lake Barrine, located within the Crater Lakes National Park. Enjoy a guided walk to the 1000-year-old Twin Kauri Pines, listening to the area’s ancient natural history along the way. Afterwards, it’s time for a Devonshire morning tea filled with freshly-baked scones and locally-brewed tea and coffee.

Lake Barrine Teahouse, Cairns

Curtain Fig Tree

Next stop is the historical town Yungaburra, where your guide will share the township’s logging past before continuing on to Curtain Fig Tree. Towering and twisting more than 45 metres into the rare Mabi forest, your guide will share the interesting story behind the formation of the 600 - 800-year-old epiphyte. Whilst exploring, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the unique Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo!

Women wearing a backpack standing in front of Curtain Fig Tree, Cairns

Millaa Millaa Falls

After cruising through the historical Australiana township of Malanda, the Northern Experience Eco Tour will arrive at one of Australia’s most-photographed waterfalls, Millaa Millaa Falls! Cascading at an astounding 18 metres high and surrounded by a stunning natural amphitheatre, we recommend enjoying a swim in refreshing rainforest waters and bringing along a camera for this destination!

Person with arms raised standing in front of Millaa Millaa Falls, Cairns

Paronella Park

From here, guests can enjoy a well-deserved hot buffet lunch at Roscoe’s Pizza Place with their small social group before heading to the National Trust-listed gardens at Paronella Park. Set amongst sprawling tropical gardens and inspired by founder Jose Paronella’s dream of a Spanish castle, guests can enjoy two hours of exploring the site and enjoying a 45-minute guided tour in either English, Chinese, or Japanese. From Kauri Avenue to Teresa Falls, the Grand Staircase and the suspension bridge over Mena Creek Falls, the photo opportunities are endless!

Paronella Park, Cairns

Babinda Boulders

Lastly, heading north back towards Cairns, guests can enjoy their second swim at the tranquil waters of Babinda Boulders. Nestled between striking granite boulders and Queensland’s two highest mountains, this lush mountain range is blanketed by World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest. As the Northern Experience Eco Tour cruises back to Cairns as the sun sets, be sure to reflect on the stunning day of adventure you’ve experienced!

Babinda Boulders, Cairns

Please note the visit to Babinda Boulders is time permitting.

Sample Menu

Guests on the Northern Experience Eco Tour can enjoy an all-inclusive hot buffet lunch at Roscoe’s Pizza Place and delicious Devonshire morning tea including freshly-baked scones, jam, cream and locally-brewed tea and coffee during their full-day tour.

Scones and coffee at the Lake Barrine teahouse

More Information

What To Bring

  • Swimsuit and towel (if you plan on swimming)
  • Sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Comfortable flat shoes. Does not have to be walking shoes
  • Hoodie or warm jacket (can get cold in the mountains)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Camera
  • Money for souvenir purchases

What's Included

  • Visit Lake Barrine, Twin Kauri Pines, Millaa Millaa Falls, Walsh’s Pyramid, Heales Lookout, Curtain Fig Tree, Babinda Boulders and more
  • Priority Entry and Historical Guided Tour at Paronella Park
  • Expert naturalist guides with guided walks
  • Devonshire morning tea, including freshly baked scones, tea, and coffee
  • Hot buffet lunch at Roscoe’s Pizza Place
  • Air-conditioned small coach bus
  • All National Park fees 
  • Complimentary pickup and dropoff from Cairns CBD accommodation
  • All-inclusive small group day tour visiting ample Atherton Tablelands destinations

What's Extra

  • Additional souvenir purchases
  • Northern Beaches (Palm Cove & Trinity Beach) Pickups: Complimentary if guests make their way to/from either The Skyrail Terminal at Smithfield or from Cairns Central Railway Station, Bunda Street Entrance. Return Transfers from Northern Beaches Hotels are $28 per person – Payable Direct to the Driver.
  • Infants: Travel free of charge if carried on the parent's lap. If you would like the infant to occupy a seat, there is a charge of $70 - this includes the supply of an infant seat/booster (please advise age).

Terms and Conditions

Important Information:

  • All walks are classed as easy, with well-maintained pathways.
  • Please note the visit to Babinda Boulders is time permitting.

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 Fraser 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 vessel 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. 

Prices/Extra Costs:

All prices are stated in Australian dollars and include GST. Surcharges over peak holiday seasons may apply. 

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. All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. 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. 

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.


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. 

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.


Client Cancellations:

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 14 days of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

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.

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 Sailing Whitsundays retail outlet located Airlie Beach, please be aware that they operate as a separate entity and are unable to access reservations made by the Mr Travel online department.


All refunds are in Australian Dollars and must be made to the card of payment. Sailing Whitsundays/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.


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.

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

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