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Atherton Tablelands Highlights



On this "Journey of Contrasts" you are not only visiting the classic highlights of this volcanic tableland, you will also experience its contrasting landscapes with upland rainforest and dry open Eucalypt Bush. Marvel at unusual fig trees, crater lakes, scenic waterfalls, spectacular lookouts and historic towns. Finish the day off in the fascinating landscpae of Granite Gorge, where you can hand feed wild Rock Wallabies (small kangaroos).

Travel route from Cairns, Queensland

To Gordonvale and via Gillies Highway 700 metres higher to the Atherton Tableland. Visit of Cathedral Fig Tree (Strangler Fig), Morning Tea at the volcanic crater of Lake Barrine, Twin Kauri Pines (gigantic trees), Lake Eacham with choice of swimming or walking around the lake through pristine rainforest.

Yungaburra, Curtain Fig Tree (Strangler Fig), Malanda, Millaa Millaa Waterfalls, Millaa Millaa Lookout with spectacular views, historic Herberton, Atherton, Granite Gorge Nature Park with handfeeding of wild Rock Wallabies, Mareeba, Cairns.

> Itinerary & photos

  • German speaking Driver/Guide
  • Travelling in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Coffee/tea and scones in the morning
  • Picnic style lunch
  • Refreshments in the afternoon
  • Entrance fee Granite Gorge Nature Park
  • National Park Fees
  • Daily
  • Pick up from hotels in Cairns 7am, Palm Cove on request
  • Return about 6pm


  Group size:
  • Min 2 / max 12 passengers


  Price per person
valid until 31 March 2012
  • AUD$ 238 (ca. 188 Euro)
  • children 8 - 14: AUD$178 (ca. 141 Euro)
  • children 4 - 7: AUD$119 (ca. 94 Euro)
  • pickup from Port Douglas: adults $40 (ca. 33 Euro), children 4-14: $20 (ca. 17 Euro)
  • families with infants under 4 years - please ask for a private tour

We guarantee the conduct of these tours. However, for reasons that are beyond our control, such as closed roads, it can be necessary to change the itinerary on short notice.

The maximum group size of 12 persons warrants that all passengers equally see, understand and experience everything.

Suitable for wheel chairs

Our Atherton Tableland Tour is suited for wheel chair bound people. Even the selected 3 km walk around Lake Eacham follows a wheel chair proof track. Only the access to Granite Gorge requires some minor assistance on a short distance.

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