Uncle Brian's Cairns


Departure Times

Departs: 8:00am - Daily
Returns: 7:00pm - Daily

Join Uncle Brian's for a day filled with fun, falls and forests through the Atherton Tablelands

  • Visit famous waterfalls and a volcanic crater lake!
  • Enjoy a day of swimming and exploring
  • A tour that showcases the very best of far north Queensland's amazing wildlife and scenery
  • A fun-filled day with a popular day tour through one of the most beautiful parts of Australia
  • One of the best ways to spend a day, departing from Cairns

Theres no other tour quite like Uncle Brian's fun, falls and forest tour, taking you on a fantastic fun-filled journey through north Queensland's spectacular Atherton Tablelands. Your adventure will take you over the rolling grassy hills, exploring deep into rainforest gullies and dense eucalyptus mountains. You will enjoy majestic, cascading waterfalls, volcanic craters and interesting bird life of every description, not to forget platypus spotting too! Not only will you enjoy the best scenery in the area, our steady and faithful Gus the Bus will have you laughing, smiling and singing all day long!


  • Transfers to and from your Cairns city hotel and hostel accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Small groups
  • Delicious lunch at the Tea House
  • Visit Babina Boulders, Josephine Falls, Millaa Millaa Falls, Lake Eacham and go platypus spotting at Yungabarra
  • A fun-filled day of exploring
  • See unique waterfalls that offer a great place to swim
  • Plenty of beautiful photo opportunities!

So bring a day pack and sense of adventure for a day full of fun and laughter from start to finish!

Sample Itinerary

Uncle Brian's has been sharing rainforest and waterfall experiences with amazing people for almost 25 years and has been locally owned since 1995. The unbeatable combination of music, food and breathtaking natural history guarantees a truly fantastic day tour.

Your friendly, funny, expert driver and Gus the Bus will be as excited to be on the tour as you will be! They do this tour because they just love showing off their backyard and exploring it as much we first-timers!

Babinda Boulders
Your first stop is Babinda Boulders, a fast flowing creek, where you will explore the exuberant rainforest and the oldest living history museum. The rock pools are we welcome sight in the hot, tropical heat and are surrounded by lush forest to create a cool oasis. The waters offer refreshing refuge, where visitors can swim in the large pools that are surrounded by boulders. 

Josephine Falls
This amazing three stage rainforest waterfall has one of the most awesome swimming holes in Australia! It’s one of the more beautiful destinations of the day, making for a good place to try your camera skills and grab some photos! Visitors will get to enjoy a short bushwalk to the falls where they can enjoy the best part of this location - the naturally formed waterslide!

Millaa Millaa Falls
Millaa Millaa Falls is one of the most iconic waterfalls in Australia - and with good reason. This famous location is unparalleled in her beauty, with a picture-perfect waterfall fringed by palm trees, giant ferns, colourful flowers and towering trees. This is the perfect place for a cool dip, with the added bonus of picture-perfect shots and the chance to swim behind the waterfall for a truly amazing time. Due to its beauty, it’s one of the most photographed places in Australia and known for its stunning surroundings and picturesque setting. Enjoy the cool waters or relax on the grassy shores, taking in all the beauty around you! You can also keep an eye out for freshwater turtles, which hang out in the water!

Lake Eacham
Enjoy a short walk and relaxing swim at Lake Eacham, found in Crater Lakes National Park. This lake is actually a volcanic crater lake that is over 60 meters deep and was formed as the result of volcanic eruptions almost 10,000 years ago. The cool water offers a refreshing place for a dip, as does the shaded areas that are great for relaxing! The lake is surrounded by dense forest that is teeming with life, leaving you feeling immersed in nature as you enjoy your surroundings.

Platypus spotting
The last stop of the day is a very special one. Here, you will be looking for a very special creature called a platypus - one of Australia's icons. They are certainly one of the most unique animals in the world, and are sometimes hard to spot in the wild! We’ll take you to a place where you might get to see these fun aquatic animals as they play in the water. This fun activity is only available from April to October.


More Information

What To Bring

  • Ticket
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Swimming gear
  • Hat
  • Warm sweater/raincoat (for colder/wet months)
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Money or snacks/drinks

What's Included

  • Full day guided tour
  • Lunch at the Tea House
  • Courtesy transfers from Cairns hotel and hostel accommodation (Does not apply to private residences and Airbnbs)
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • All park fees


What's Extra

Additional snacks and drinks

Terms and Conditions

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. 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 actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We 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. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD card purchases.


All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 21 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the tour or package. If the tour operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to the departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance.

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