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From Cairns: Full-Day Guided Tour To Tablelands & Crater Lakes

On this spectacular Tablelands adventure, we visit the ancient Cathedral Fig Tree, a 800 year old relic. Travel along lakeside rainforest, Lake Barrine, look for the typical birds, learn about the history of the place. Visit Malanda Conservation Park, Goldsborough Valley, and enjoy a day trip with breakfast and lunch included. Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
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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
- Lunch
- Sunscreen and Insect repellent
- First aid kit on board
- Umbrellas provided for rainy days
- Binoculars

- What Is Not Included

- Any extras unmentioned

- Transfers

Our day tours start in the Cairns city with pickups commencing at 0730. For guests accommodated in the Northern Beaches suburbs, the pickup time will be 0800 and Port Douglas, 0830.


What do I wear?
Comfortable clothes as you are in the tropics, our winter or ‘dry season’ can be slightly cool in the mornings, a light jacket may be handy. Natural light colours are recommended for wildlife spotting and staying cool in the warmer months. Hiking shoes are not necessary for our day tours. Flat comfortable shoes or sandals are okay for our day walks. All our tours have access to safe swimming areas and therefore a towel and spare clothes are great to have in a day pack.
Will we see Crocodiles in the wild?
Saltwater Crocodiles are best spotted in the cooler months of the year (April-Oct). As the water temperature drops, Crocodiles spend more time bathing in the sun to warm their reptile bodies. This greatly improves the quality of our observations, however Saltwater Crocodiles breed during the summer months (Nov-March) and therefore get quite active in the river. We see more Crocodiles swimming and sometimes fighting, rather than laying in the sun. In Queensland we do not feed or entice our wild animals including Crocodiles. It can be dangerous to form an association between boats and food. Quite favorably when we witness Crocodile activity it is without any intervention and that makes it fantastic! We have a 100% success rate with Croc spotting, during difficult weather,we may spend extra time on the cruise to fulfil our desires.
What age groups are most suited for your tours?
Our tours are all about less time driving and more time exploring! Nature lovers of all ages can enjoy our tours!
What type of vehicle do you use?
Our touring vehicle is a modern and fully air-conditioned Hyundai Imax with a total capacity of seven. For private bookings requiring special access to remote areas, we use a modern 4WD Nissan Patrol, seating 6 passengers. For larger group enquires we have access to a 13 seat Hi-ace commuter.

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