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The Original Day Tour to Paronella Park, Lake Barrine and Millaa Millaa Falls provided by Northern Experience Eco Tours

The Original Day Tour to Paronella Park, Lake Barrine and Millaa Millaa Falls

The Original Day Tour to Paronella Park, Lake Barrine and Millaa Millaa Falls
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from £85.54 per adult
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What you can expect during your visit
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Drive two hours south of Cairns and you'll find the lush rain forest, natural waterfalls, and wildlife-filled woodlands of the Atherton Tablelands. On this tour, choose from three different itineraries and discover beautiful spots, including Millau Millau Falls, the Twin Kauri Trees, and Petronella Park, plus optional extras, such as morning tea, a buffet lunch, or a cruise on Barrine Crater Lake.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Customizable Atherton Tablelands tour: choice of three itinerary options
Spectacular views of Millau Millau Falls and Petronella Park
Spot wildlife on a cruise around the Barrine Crater Lake (optional)
Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Cairns
What to expect
After pickup from your Cairns hotel, set out on the approximately 2-hour drive into the Atherton Tablelands region. Depending on the itinerary chosen, start your tour either with a scenic cruise around Barrine Crater Lake, followed by a delicious Devonshire morning tea and a guided walk to see the Twin Kauri Trees. Continue your tour, discovering the many natural wonders of the tablelands, including photo stops at Heales Lookout, Yungaburra, and Crawford’s Lookout; a visit to landmarks, such as the Curtain Fig Tree and the Babinda Boulders; and a refreshing swim beneath the Millau Millau Falls (depending on the season). A couple of tour itineraries also allow you to tuck into an all-you-can-eat hot buffet lunch at Roscoe’s Piazza. Finally, enjoy a guided tour of Petronella Park, followed by free time to explore, before setting out on the return journey. Back in Cairns, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 37685P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
National Park fees • Live commentary on board • Professional guide • As per option chosen in itinerary • Entry/Admission - Lake Barrine • Entry/Admission - Atherton Tablelands • Entry/Admission - Millaa Millaa Falls • Entry/Admission - Curtain Fig National Park • Entry/Admission - Innisfail • Entry/Admission - Paronella Park
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities • Cairns Northern Beaches - AUD$28 per person • Tour does not operate from Port Douglas
Duration
10h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from all hotels in Cairns, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach & Clifton Beach. Please note for Palm Cove, Trinity Beach & Clifton Beach - Return Transfers from Northern Beaches is an additional $28 per person and is payable on the day of travel. Alternatively you can make your own way to either Skyrail Terminal in Smithfield or Cairns Central Railway and return transfers are free of charge. Tour does not operate from Port Douglas.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
National Park fees • Live commentary on board • Professional guide • As per option chosen in itinerary • Entry/Admission - Lake Barrine • Entry/Admission - Atherton Tablelands • Entry/Admission - Millaa Millaa Falls • Entry/Admission - Curtain Fig National Park • Entry/Admission - Innisfail • Entry/Admission - Paronella Park
Exclusions
Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities • Cairns Northern Beaches - AUD$28 per person • Tour does not operate from Port Douglas
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from all hotels in Cairns, Palm Cove, Trinity Beach & Clifton Beach. Please note for Palm Cove, Trinity Beach & Clifton Beach - Return Transfers from Northern Beaches is an additional $28 per person and is payable on the day of travel. Alternatively you can make your own way to either Skyrail Terminal in Smithfield or Cairns Central Railway and return transfers are free of charge. Tour does not operate from Port Douglas.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Chinese & Japanese language guides are ONLY available on the Paronella Park guided tour. All commentary throughout the day is in English ONLY.
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Lake Barrine
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Atherton Tablelands
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Millaa Millaa Falls
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Curtain Fig National Park
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
    Pass by
    Innisfail
  • 5
    Roscoes Piazza
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    Paronella Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
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Bronwyn G
Brisbane Region, Australia25 contributions
Paronella Park experience
Jun 2021 • Friends
This trip had lots of highlights from the bus trip up to the Tablelands, a swim at Millaa Millaa Falls, and Paronella Park was so interesting and intriguing. Would highly recommend this. Bus driver was very friendly and informative and a safe driver.
Written 12 June 2021
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Denise J
Cairns, Australia9 contributions
A great day out
This was a great day for my husband and I. Simon was a terrific guide, so well informed, amazing local knowledge and entertaining to listen to as we made our way to each destination. The waterfall was incredible, we didn’t swim as it was a bit too cold in the water but some people did brave it. The morning tea snd lunch was superb. The highlight was definitely Paronella Park, just wow! This is a must. A big, but very entertaining and well organized tour.
Written 4 April 2021
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chris w
Broadbeach, Australia15 contributions
Rainforest and Paronella Park
Mar 2021 • Couples
Fabulous small group tour of the Atherton tablelands.Trip included rainforest waterfalls,Lake Barrine curtain figs and wildlife.Lovely Italian lunch and the romantic sad and stunning Paronella park in Innisfail last but not least a swim or wander at Babinda Boulders.Full day experience great value for money.Darryl our driver was knowledgeable and engaging credit to the company.
Written 24 March 2021
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Jillej
Brisbane11 contributions
Great Tour!!
Mar 2021 • Friends
Highly recommend this tour. Scenery was spectacular - so lush & green. Our driver & tour guide Darryl was excellent. Professional, extremely knowledgeable about the whole area and its history. Waterfalls were beautiful, morning tea at Lake Barrine stunning, and Paronella Park amazing to hear the story behind the creation of the castle and park. It's like stepping back in time & imagining how life was then. We also experienced sunshine, a bit of wind, light rain and humidity all throughout the day. Welcome to North Queensland! 🙂
Written 21 March 2021
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Isabelle G
3 contributions
Best Tour of Our Whole Holiday
Dec 2020
Out of my whole stay at Cairns this was my favourite tour/activity just wished we had done this last not first as all the other tours just didn't compare. Daryl was so cool and a very intelligent man about the various areas we drove past and visited, he also engaged in many conversations on the tour bus throughout the day. It was a small tour group (5 people) which worked well as I feel that every person got something out of this tour. I cannot recommend this tour enough, with the whole covid thing tour companies have been struggling and daryl was just soo appreciative of us doing the tour. As an Australian I'm shocked at how little I know about my country and the land I live on, this tour was a real eye opener for me to get educated and to travel more.
Written 8 December 2020
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Martin A
1 contribution
Great trip
Dec 2020 • Couples
Well planned and organised small group with an excellent driver who was interesting and well informed xx covered all the advertised activities xx morning tea and lunch underwhelming
Written 5 December 2020
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Haylee O
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
Day Trip
Nov 2020 • Friends
Absolutely loved this trip. Our tour guide Steve was so knowledgeable and knew the history about almost every tree we passed :). The tablelands were so beautiful as well as every place we stopped at, highly recommend this trip for families of all ages
Written 29 November 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to post a review. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Glad we were able to add an extra dimension to your holiday. We have structured this tour to highlight the diversity and the important points of interest in the region including our unique World Heritage rainforest and waterfalls. Something you won't see anywhere else. Thank you for traveling with us.
Written 30 November 2020
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Elaine180553
Port Macquarie, Australia1 contribution
Amazing Day
Nov 2020
My husband and I spent the day with was excellent. Mick who was a wealth of knowledge. His driving was excellent and commentary great. The morning tea and lunch were included in this package. Paronella Park was beautiful and the rainforest and tablelands amazing. Wonderful day was had and would recommend this tour to anyone. Thanks Mick for a great day.
Written 29 November 2020
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Thank you very much for your kind words and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your day and your time at Paronella Park. We are glad that you were able to appreciate the benefits of taking a guided tour - the only way to "experience" the Atherton Tablelands and it's great to hear that Mick took such good care of you. I will pass on your feedback to him. Thank you for traveling with us.
Written 30 November 2020
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Phyllis H
5 contributions
Day on the Tablelands, Waterfalls and Paronella Park
Nov 2020 • Family
Darryl, our driver was informative and friendly. Being a local he had a heap of knowledge on everywhere we went. We travelled up the Gillies Hwy which has 295 turns so not for the queasy. Our first stop was at Lake Barrine to have a short walk to the Twin Kairi Pines. Next was time for Devonshire teas at the Teahouse. Lovely scones cream and jam. Then it was to the Curtain Fig Tree. Darryl gave us an informative chat on how this phenomenon occured. Milla Milla Falls are one of the most photographed falls. Lunch was at a fantastic little place in Innisfail called Roscoe's Piazza. Looking at the meals every one chose, everyone had plenty on their plate. After this great meal we then headed onto Paronella Park where we were greeted by the owner. Our tour started soon after. We were told the fascinating story of how the Park came into existence. The life of Jose Paronella is a true story of one man's dreams coming true and keeping that dream going.We then headed to Babinda Boulders for a short stay and a choice of a swim if we wanted. Our day ended back in Cairns being dropped at our motels by our great tour guide Darryl.
Written 20 November 2020
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Thanks for posting your review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day. Our Original Full Day Tour has so many highlights and is the best way to experience the beauty of the Cairns Tablelands. Lake Barrine is lovely and their freshly baked scones are yummy. We have structured this tour to highlight the diversity and the important points of interest in the region including our unique World Heritage rainforest and waterfalls. Something you won't see anywhere else. It's great to hear that Darryl took such good care of you. I will pass on your feedback to him. Thank you for traveling with us.
Written 30 November 2020
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George Fraser
Brisbane, Australia9 contributions
Thank you Carsten and Northern Experience
Nov 2020 • Couples
Denise and I are divided on the best part. Denise loved Paronella Park; I did too, but enjoyed Lake Barine and the forest trail a bit more. The Babinda Boulders swimming area is also so peaceful.... a wonderful place to relax. Carsten’s broad-ranging knowledge and experience makes him a great guide and a terrific discussion partner. Very safe and attentive driving throughout.
Written 17 November 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It's always lovely to hear how much you enjoyed our full day Waterfalls, Rainforest and Paronella Park day tour. I'm glad that Carsten made you feel so welcome and was able to help you to experience this area with plenty of time at each of our attractions. Being a small group tour, we do try to take the time to allow flexibility in your day and if that means taking time out to show our clients something we think they will enjoy, then we can. Our day is as much about the people as it about the area we visit and our guides do go above and beyond because they love it as much as you. Thank you for traveling with us.
Written 30 November 2020
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Tour guide very enthusiastic. Really it is just a lot of broken concrete. falling down buildings. This venue is n
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Unforgettable and Fun day tour
Brett is the best! Very welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable. There was never a dull moment in the tour! Thank y
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We had such a great day, Brett, our tour guide and driver, was a gem: friendly, knowledgeable and entertaining and
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brilliant day out
if you need an interesting day out away from the sea for a change, look no further. this was a great day out, i hav
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As someone who was involved in the tourism industry for many years it was a treat to find a Company with a local g
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Full day Eco tour
Fantastic day. Thanks to. Brett for his great commentary all day. We drove through the Tablelands areas, saw some
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Most Enjoyable!
I want to start off saying that Brett was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about everything. He was able to ans
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Big day in the bus
But worthwhile. Brett was a very friendly guy. Eager to chat and share his experience of the area. Being local he h
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Nothern Cairns fantastic day
IT was amazing day we spend with my mum and group of tourist from around the world. Thank you Brett for guiding us
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A wonderful day
I'm Japanese so it was happy to explained each place in easy English and Japanese.Thanks to him, I spent a wonderfu
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Great Tour
Would have rated this tour 5 stars except for two things. Lunch was an Italian buffet at Roscoe's in Innisfail. As
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Great day out
This was our first visit to Cairns and we wanted to see a few places other than the reef and Kuranda etc. This tour
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Fantastic day!
Thank you Brett for an amazing day! Your knowledge of the area was very impressive! And we loved your stories and j
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Top notch tour
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