First up on this fantastic nature day, we visit the ancient Cathedral Fig Tree. An 800 year old relic of the flora kingdom. Learn about the intricate life story of the Giant Fig while enjoying the morning chorus. Over 120 birds can be found and heard in the area.
Travelling on further to Lake Barrine we delight in an interpretive journey through the lakeside rainforest. Enjoy a one hour lake cruise for more wildlife opportunities and learn about the European history of the area. Listen out for the infamous Victoria’s Riflebird and many other elusive creatures.
We continue on our way for a delicious lakeside lunch and some WILD Platypus spotting! We’re grateful that our continual interaction in the region has afforded us some great locations to sight these rare and unusual animals. During the heat of the day enjoy a pleasant swim or simply go exploring at Lake Eacham, often a highlight and a nice cool off.
Visit Malanda Conservation Park. The park is invaluable to the elusive Mapee (Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo) They are seen on a regular basis in this small patch of protected forest. Malanda falls is a beautiful photo opportunity on the walk and several other wildlife opportunities are available here, such as the Freshwater Snapping Turtle and the Grey-headed Robin.
To finish off our wonderful day, a wonderful panoramic photo opportunity from Heales lookout overlooking Goldsborough Valley. Returning to Cairns approximately 5:30pm.
- What To Expect- Professional accredited guide
- The Incredible Cathedral Fig Tree!
- Lake Barrine Wildlife Cruise
- Interpretive Rainforest walk
- Tropical lunch at Tarzali Platypus park
- A refreshing swim at Eacham Crater
- Platypus Spotting
- What Is Included- Passionate interpretive guide
- Morning tea
- Sunscreen and Insect repellent
- First aid kit on board
- Umbrellas provided for rainy days