Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls and Wildlife Spotting

The Cairns region has thousands of visitors per year. While most will visit the Great Barrier Reef, relatively few will discover the Atherton Tablelands region. Boasting magnificent waterfalls and teaming with wildlife. The Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls and Wildlife Spotting package will show you the very best this incredible region has to offer.

Although these tours depart from Cairns, if you’re staying on the Tablelands, we can arrange pickups for you.

Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour

Jump aboard Gus the Wonder Bus! Uncle Brian will take you in his fun and friendly way on a day of adventures in our natural world.  We’ll visit ancient coastal Rainforests and the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands during this Atherton Tablelands Waterfalls Tour.

All Day Fun Fun Fun!!

We’ll be walking and talking, swimming, rock sliding, singing in waterfalls, floating in a volcanic crater lake. Then an exciting journey home! We look forward to welcoming you into our family and sharing fun times.

Waterfalls Itinerary

  • The day begins with a visit to the Babinda Boulders. After a delicious morning tea, you take your first walk and swim of the day.
  • From here, your journey on to Josephine Falls. Enjoy a short rainforest walk before sliding down a waterfall.
  • Drive to the beautiful Tablelands and famous Millaa Millaa Falls. Uncle Brian will keep you amused and entertained with tales of adventure!
  • Lunch at the Millaa Millaa Falls Tea House is a selection of cold roast meats, salads and vegetarian meals.
  • For Dessert, enjoy freshly brewed tea, coffee and cake.
  • When you get to Millaa Millaa Falls, make your way to beneath the waterfall and SING your heart out! One of the most photographed waterfalls in Australia.
  • Delicious afternoon tea of hot chocolate and muffins follows a swim or stroll around Lake Eacham.
  • Platypus spotting is next.
  • You get to relax by a volcanic crater lake in the evening before the exciting fun journey home with Uncle Brian.

Waterfalls Inclusions

  • Morning and afternoon drinks and snacks.
  • Delicious home-cooked 2-course lunch.
  • Ancient Rainforests.
  • Experience the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands.
  • Swimming, walking and just relaxing.
  • Milla Milla Falls
  • Babinda Boulders
  • Josephine Falls
  • Lake Eacham
  • Friendly, relaxed company.
  • Fun-filled day! Sing along on the homeward journey.
  • Pick up & return from/to your Cairns CBD accommodation.

What to Bring

  • Sense of fun
  • Sunscreen
  • Raincoat
  • Swimming Gear
  • Walking Shoes/Sandals
  • Towel
  • Change of Warm Clothes


Rainforest Night Tour

To experience the sights and sounds of the rainforest at night is truly something special. The Rainforest Night Tour takes you on a journey through the Atherton Tablelands rainforest as it comes alive at night.

About 80% of Australia’s wildlife is more active from dusk through to nighttime. This tour starts in the early afternoon, and we use spotlights in the dark to capture our unique animals up in the rainforest canopy. Your informative guide will show you some of the world’s most unusual animals. Some of which include the mysterious platypus, tree kangaroos, possums, gliders, bats, bandicoots, echidnas, snakes, frogs and many others.

On the Rainforest Night Tour, you will also learn all about the tropical rainforest and how local Aboriginal tribes use the vegetation to make tools and to heal and make remedies.

Wildlife Spotting Itinerary

Don’t forget your camera!

  • Bus pickups commence in Cairns at 2.00 pm.
  • We head to the southern suburbs of cairns to check out a large mob of Agile Wallabies.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive up the Gillies Range. You are climbing up to 800 metres along with one of the country’s windiest roads.
  • Stopping at the Danbulla State Forest, we observe the large Cathedral Fig Tree. An 800-year-old giant of the rainforest.
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at Lake Barrine. A volcanic crater lake surrounded by lush rainforest. Take a walk to view the towering Bull Kauri Pines along with some wildlife spotting. Here, we have spotted Boyde’s Forest Dragons, the Musky Rat Kangaroo, and many rainforest birds. Depending on the season, we may sample some rainforest fruits.
  • We head to Lake Eacham to look for Saw Shelled Turtles, Archerfish and Eastern Water Dragons.
  • We then visit our private access viewing area to witness an active breeding pair of Platypus.
  • Enjoy dinner at a lovely country restaurant in Yungaburra. Coffee, tea provided any other drinks at your own expense.
  • After dark and armed with spotlights, we venture back into the forest. The Curtain Fig Tree park is a hive of activity with many species calling it home.
  • On clear nights you can enjoy stargazing at the Southern Cross and Milky Way.
  • The Rainforest Night Tour comes to an end at your accommodation at around 10 pm.

Wildlife Spotting Inclusions

  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicles
  • Small groups
  • Pick up from accommodation
  • National Park Fees
  • Afternoon tea, dinner, and refreshments
  • Binoculars, rain ponchos, torches, and reference materials.

What to Bring

  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Good walking shoes
  • Camera and water bottle
  • Day pack for personal items
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Uncle Brian's has been sharing rainforest and waterfall experiences with amazing people for over 21 years. The combination of music, food, world people's and breathtaking natural history has made us who we are. Your driver and Gus the bus are as excited to be on the tour as you will be, they do it because they love showing off their backyard.


Rainforest Night Tour

Rainforest Night Tour

See some of the most unique animals on the planet and experience the rainforest coming alive at night!




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