Private 1 Day Cairns Waterfall Tour

All-inclusive Cairns Waterfall Tour

See the magical spectacular beauty that surrounds Cairns. Get off the beaten track and discover the dazzling beauty of North Queensland’swaterfalls, rainforests, and natural wonders on this full-day waterfall tour from Cairns to the Atherton Tablelands. See the magical spectacular beauty that surrounds–Atherton Tablelands from the Millaa Millaa waterfalls circuit, Josephine Falls, Curtain Fig Tree, Babinda Boulders, Lake Barrine and many more… Dine and unwind at Mungalli Creek Dairy, North Queensland’s only Biodynamic Farmhouse Cheesery and Cafe. A must for lovers of fine food! All products served are made on premises with their own produce as well as locally-sourced ingredients. Come and enjoy some fresh mountain air and stunning views as you relax on the cafe verandah which looks out to Mt Bartle Frere – Queensland’s Highest Mountain.

All National Park admission, lunch, refreshments, and hotel pickup included.


  • Millaa Millaa Falls
    • Paronella Park
    • Curtain Fig Tree
  • Babinda Boulders
    • Lake Barrine
    • Mungalli Creek Dairy
  • Atherton Tablelands
    • Josephine Falls
    • Teresa Falls

All-inclusive Cairns Waterfall Tour

Our waterfall tour is a full-day adventure featuring some of the most stunning, tropical swimming spots and beautiful rainforest areas on the Atherton Tablelands. When you join us for this tour, we'll kick off with a coach pick up from your Cairns accommodation or alternative meeting point around 7:30am.

Paronella Park, Josephine Falls & Babinda Boulders

Then we travel to Josephine Falls, where you can slide down natural rockslides. Next up we visit Babinda Boulders and then some more amazing falls before ascending up into the cool tropical rainforest climes of the Atherton Tablelands via the Gillies Highway, into the verdant green landscape of the Goldsborough Valley and enjoying the spectacular vistas along the way before stopping into Paronella Park. The extensive National Trust-listed gardens at Paronella Park are our next stop, where a 45-minute guided tour in English, Chinese or Japanese tells the story of the park’s memorable architecture. Photo opportunities abound here, from Kauri Avenue to Teresa Falls and the Grand Staircase. With 2.5 hours here, you’ll have ample time to explore the grounds and appreciate its history.

Lunch at Mungalli Creek Dairy Cafe

Now it’s time for Lunch at Mungalli Creek Organic Dairy will be a highlight of your day. The farm is located on the edge of the World Heritage Lamington National Park offering spectacular views over the mountains and rainforest. They are passionate about making quality produce using sustainable practices and they have developed a range of award-winning cheeses that you can sample at their café.

Millaa Millaa Waterfalls, Zillie Falls &  Ellinjaa Falls

We then take a beautiful scenic drive in the Atherton Tablelands to the waterfall circuit. This circuit takes you through the lush green rainforest of the Atherton Tablelands and features three amazing waterfalls, Zillie Falls, Ellinjaa Falls, and Millaa Millaa Waterfalls. Well placed picnic areas surrounding all three cascades will give you plenty of opportunity for great photos as well. Our first waterfall is Millaa Millaa Falls, which has a 18m (60ft) waterfall dropping over the long pipe formation of surface rocks. Beneath the waterfall is a plunge pool, surrounded by a rich green rainforest and a grassy picnic area. Swimming under or standing behind the waterfalls, is popular with many visitors visiting Millaa Millaa falls. If you are extremely lucky some people have spotted platypus in the creek, as well as small turtles and fish. You’ll want to put this on your bucket list when exploring the region.

Curtain Fig Tree

After visiting the magical waterfall circuit we journey to the a truly magnificent sightseeing attraction – the Curtain Fig Tree. Atherton Tableland is famous for its rainforest and this particular tree is estimated to be over 500 years old, with a trunk circumference of 39 and gets its name from its tendrils that hang down from the sky. One of the iconic tourists sights you should see when visiting Atherton Tableland, it’s one of the inspiration for Avatar movie… Wow!

Lake Barrine

Our last destination before heading home is Lake Barrine. Lake Barrine is a truly beautiful place, located in the Volcanic Crater Lakes National Park, which is within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Lake Barrine boasts an abundance of natural Australian beauty and features a quaint timber heritage tea house perched on the edge of the crystal clear waters of the lake and nestled amongst lush tropical rainforest. We highly recommend that visitors take time out to treat themselves to an award winning Devonshire Tea in the Tea House and a Rainforest and Wildlife Cruise on the sapphire waters of Lake Barrine.

End of our Cairns Waterfall Tour

After a full day of of rainforest, history and waterfalls behind us, itis time to head back to the city of Cairns and back to your accommodation. We will arrive at 6.00pm and make this back trip in about 50 minutes, so you can enjoy an evening around Cairns.

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Please Note
  • The Child Price is for ages 4 – 14.
  • Far North Escapes reserves the right to amend this itinerary due to any unforseen circumstances and accepts no responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged property, dinning and accommodation destination may be changed without notice, cancellation fees apply.
Outstanding Value Inclusions

Private Tour

Lunch at Mungali Cafe

Premium 4WD Vehicle

Paronella Park fees

Customisable Itinerary

National Park fees

Paronella Park priority entry and 45-minute guided tour and free time to explore.

Josephine Falls scenic waterfall fed by rains falling on Queensland's highest peak, Bartle Frere.

Babinda Boulders, a popular swimming hole surrounded by lush vibrant rainforest. 

Atherton Tablelands, lush, fertile region of rainforest, wetland and savannah.

Teresa Falls 15-metre single-drop waterfall inside Paronella Park is just as spectacular a sight.

Mungalli Creek Organic Dairy Café indulge in biodynamic dairy products and locally sourced organic produce

Millaa Millaa Waterfall, ,including time for a swim.

Visit Iconic Landmarks, Including Zillie Falls, Ellinjaa Falls, Curtain Fig Tree

Lake Barrine Afternoon Tea. Scones and tea/coffee at Lake Barrine Teahouse.

Return Hotel Transfers. (Cairns & Northern Beaches area only). Paid transfers for Port Douglas are available for $100 per vehicle.  


Cairns 7:30am - 6:00pm

Northern Beaches 7:30am - 6:00pm

Port Douglas 7:30am - 6:00pm

Please Note

Pick-up times are dependent on road conditions and traffic, and can vary.

Please Note
  • Far North Escapes requested dates and times are not always available due to accommodation suppliers. Which Far North Escapes will be more then happy to arrange another alternative date if suited to clients and accommodation suppliers. Pick-up times are dependent on road conditions, traffic, and can vary.



Group Sizes & Vehicle Allocation  

We have a strong focus on client experience, and as such our groups are small in size. We want to give you the best, most immersive experience and that just cannot be delivered with large group touring. We have capped our numbers for this reason. The tour you have booked will determine the vehicle you are travelling in and your group size.

PREMIUM: 79 Series LandCruiser – 4 Passengers
PREMIUM: 300 Series LandCruiser – 6 Passengers
Premium tours operate with a maximum of 2 vehicles, and 10 passengers per departure.

SAFARI: Fuso Canter 4x4 Truck – 6 Passengers
Although Safari Tours only have 6 passengers in the vehicle, these tours operate alongside our “Tag-a-long Tours”, which can a convoy of up to 5additional (client owned) vehicles travelling as a group.

Age limits and physical fitness

Our tours have been designed to suit a reasonable standard of fitness – for instance the ability to walk on some uneven surfaces. There are occasions, such as at Wujal Wujal Waterfalls, where you can walk up to a distance of 400 meters. The walk to the Signpost at Pajinka “The Tip” is on uneven surface and approximately 10 minutes in duration.

The ability to cope with remoteness is essential.

We have no age limits on our Tours. We have had young families on tours, and clients in their 90s. When completing the Medical Waiver Form, it is the guests responsibility to ensure their health and physical fitness is of a reasonable level and they have disclosed any ailments that are of concern. We suggest you seek advise from your GP if you are unsure.

Mobility Challenges & Disabilities: Yes, we have had clients with extra considerations join our Tours and it brings us great joy to be able to make their dream a reality. Please speak with our Agents if you or a member of your group has mobility challenges, a disability or is wheelchair bound. We are able to make adjustments accordingly.

Rest assured, you are in great hands with our experienced guides and we make every effort to ensure your trip is an enjoyable and inclusive one.

I am a solo traveler – do I need to pay a single supplement?

Yes, as we do not offer shared or paired accommodation for single travelers. See our (single) rates

Do I get a discount if I have travelled with you before?

Thank you for supporting our Family owned and operated local business. We’re so pleased you are back for another Escape! Please discuss your past travels with our friendly Agents for a discount to be applied.

What accommodation is provided, and do I need to share with other members of the group?

Accommodation is as stated in your itinerary. Please note, there are instances where accommodation in your itinerary can change or be amended due to operational or supplier requirements. Under no circumstances will you be required on any tour to share accommodation with any other member of the group.


Pre and Post Travel arrangements

Our Far North Escapes Agents are experienced in all aspects of Travel arrangements, and happy to assist you in organising your Pre and Post tour plans. Please call us to discuss.


Far North Escapes and/or its agents are not responsible or liable for loss, damage or theft of luggage or personal belongings whatsoever, nor for personal injury, accidents, hospitalization, illness or medical expenses. In our experience, most claims arise from personal or close-family illness before holiday departure, resulting in cancellation charges. We strongly recommend all intending passengers consult their travel or insurance provider, and take out adequate travel insurance to cover events that may affect your ability to travel(including, but not limited to, health, baggage, loss of monies through cancellation, additional expenses incurred through illness or personal liability prior to travel and early return, for example, following the death of a relative). We do not have any affiliation or personal recommendations regarding insurance – its important you do your own research and choose cover suited to your personal circumstances.

Stand By Lists

We do have a Stand By List should your preferred departure date be sold-outonline. Please contact us by your preferred contact method to request to beplaced on Stand By should a space become available, and we will be in contact.

Free Time on Tour

Yes, we balance our tours for the comfort and experience of our clients on tour. There are opportunities throughout your Itinerary where you will have time at Leisure – where you can book optional extra activities or just soak upyour surroundings.

Luggage & What to Pack

You will be provided with a suggested Packing List pertaining to your relevant booked Tour.
Luggage type is at your preference; however please note we do have a strict 15kg limitation per guest due to internal Flights.


How often will I need to cook?

You’re on holiday! At no time during our tours will you be required to cook.

Can I bring my pet?

If you are on a Private Charter, yes, we can make arrangements for you to bring your pet. This is on a request basis and needs to be discussed prior to booking with one of our friendly Agents.


As per government regulations, Smoking is not permitted inside our vehicles at any time. Ample stops on route can provide time for “Smoko” breaks.

Drinking in the Cape

Many of our accommodation providers and dining experiences are licenced Venues throughout our Itinerary.

Guaranteed Departures

All of our Cairns Tours are Guaranteed departures when at least 3 guests are confirmed.
Our one day and multi-day tours are a minimum of 2 guests for a Guaranteed departure.


At the time of writing: for recreational purposes, you do not need a permit to use a drone in Queenslands National Parks as long as it weighs under 2kgs,there are less than 10 people involved in the shoot and no buildings or structures are being filmed. For up to date information consult the Queensland National Parks website, or use the “Can I fly there” app.

Dietary Requirements

Yes, we cater to all Dietary requirements for our guests. Please ensure we have your considerations available to us upon booking.


Water is provided and available at all times to our guests. If you would like to bring your own reusable water bottle, you are encouraged to do so.


We provide ample stops and consider our guests comfort. On remote stretches, we provide port-a-loos.

Seating Arrangements

Our vehicles operate with a daily seat rotation system to ensure passengers enjoy a different perspective each day on tour.  

First Aid & Medical Emergencies

Your treatment will depend on the particular circumstances and your location. Our experienced crew members are first-aid trained, and our vehicles are equipped with a full First Aid kit. If you require medical evacuation in a remote location, the Royal Flying Doctor Service operate on a donation service. We will ensure you get the best treatment, and get you back on tour, or home, safely as soon as possible.

All our trips include:

Industry leading safety measures
Customer support for peace of mind
Experienced tour leaders
All taxes are included

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