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Are you in search of a unique Cairns experience that goes beyond the usual tourist attractions?

Unearth cairns’ best-kept secret: the atherton tablelands waterfall adventure 🌊🌿.

Atherton Tablelands Waterfall Day Tour—a one-of-a-kind journey through Cairns’ most jaw-dropping natural playgrounds.

Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Atherton’s volcanic crater lakes, get lost in the mesmerizing beauty of cascading waterfalls, and find your zen in the secluded creeks that make this region Cairns’ best-kept secret.

👉 Not Just a Tour, It’s an Experience! Forget the usual Cairns sightseeing snooze-fest. We’re talking about a sensory overload of Atherton’s hidden treasures, from mystical volcanic crater lakes to waterfalls that’ll make your Instagram followers green with envy.

👉 Who’s This For? Eco-warriors, peace chasers, and everyone in between—this tour’s got your name on it. Our guides are not just experts; they’re your adventure allies, committed to giving you a sustainable, soul-stirring experience that’s kind to Mother Earth and epic for your travel diaries.

Your Day, Your Way: A Flexible Itinerary to Uncover Atherton’s Hidden Wonders  🗺️

Think of our itinerary as your adventure playlist, and we’re the DJs. We vibe with the weather, your mood, and even our guides’ whims. So every day is a fresh mix of Atherton’s greatest hits!

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100% recommend this tour if you are in the area. This was an absolutely amazing day from start to finish. It was my first time in Australia so I was going in blindly, but this trip far exceeded my expectations. Just when I thought I had a new favorite spot, the next place would be even more beautiful. Josephine Falls and Lake Eacham were gorgeous and loads of fun. We had lunch by the beautiful Milla Milla Falls. Honestly, the whole thing felt like a dream.

I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Our Guide had such a great sense of humour and fun and you could tell his heart was really in the job making sure we all had the best day. I love swimming in waterfalls and photography. Each spot was just so beautiful. I definitely loved the Josephine Falls - it was super great fun sliding down the rockface in the waterfall. The Babinda Boulders were also amazing. 10/10. I thought the timing was just right - I didn't feel rushed or that we stayed too long in any one spot.

This was such an amazing experience! The scenery was beautiful and our guide knew so much about the region so we learnt alot too. All the places we saw were amazing but sliding down Josephine Falls and Swimming under Millaa Milla fallls were the highlights. Plenty of food on offer along the ride and nice to sit back and not worry about getting lost or deciding which places to see! You are in good hands and are guaranteed to enjoy the Tableland experience with Barefoot Tours.

We had so much fun with our tour guide. What a laugh! My husband and I really needed to laugh. Our Guide was also very knowledgeable about the area and sites which was good to know. It was a long day but it wasn't a rushed day. We had plenty of time at each water hole/waterfalls and the water was totally refreshing. He didn't stop working for us and always had a smile on his face. Well done barefoot tours!

Ladies & Gentlemen, This tour should definitely be on your agenda! It’s suitable for the young & old, it’s very informative and I have to add that when your guide is as passionate as he was was you then do really appreciate the beauty that surrounds you. The locations you go to see are simply stunning & swimming in those waterfalls is just breathtaking. People there’s so much to see, appreciate and embrace in this Great land of ours. Don’t Change a thing!

Pioneering Eco-Friendly & Carbon-Neutral Adventures in Atherton Tablelands 🌿

We’re not just about showing off Atherton’s natural beauty; we’re on a mission to protect it. That’s why we’re stoked to be a carbon-neutral tribe, doing our bit for a happier planet.

🌱 Eco-All-The-Way! Our green mojo doesn’t stop at carbon offsetting. We’re all about responsible travel—from choosing eco-certified partners to waste-busting moves, we’re Cairns’ green travel champs.

🌍 More Than a Tour—It’s a Movement! Our adventures are designed to wow, educate, and ignite. We’re turning every guest into a planet-saving hero. Choose Barefoot Tours, and you’re not just getting a day out; you’re joining the eco-revolution in Atherton Tablelands and beyond.

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Departure Times

Meeting point: Benson Hotel, 58 Grafton St, Cairns CBD

Pricing Options

Join Barefoot Tours for a unique and immersive experience in the natural beauty of the Atherton Tablelands!

  • See the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands in one amazing day
  • Visit stunning waterfalls including the famous Millaa Millaa Falls
  • Swim in a volcanic crater lake
  • Opportunity to spot unique wildlife in the rainforest
  • All transport, local guides, and food included for the day

Barefoot Atherton Day Tour   is a great way to see the Atherton Tablelands for an amazing one day tour, full of laughs, good friends and beautiful sights. With landscapes including waterfalls, volcanic crater lakes, and a natural waterslide, you'll have an amazing time that you'll not soon forget and make friends to last a lifetime. This tour is ideal if you are on a budget but want to see the highlights of the rainforest in one epic day! Your cheeky tour guides will make sure you have a day full of laughs and new experiences and tell you all there is to know about this beautiful part of Australia.

  • See and swim in a volcanic crater lake
  • Visit a famous world heritage rainforest
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch plus morning and afternoon tea (all-inclusive)
  • See   Lake Eacham, Millaa Millaa Falls, Josephine Falls and more!
  • Flexible itinerary, depending on the weather, what the group feels like doing, how long you want to be at each location...
  • Carbon neutral tour
  • Fun and friendly local tour guides
  • Eco certified

Walk the walk with Barefoot Atherton Day Tour for the experience of a lifetime in the Atherton Tablelands. 

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Sample Itinerary

Join your local tour guide on board your home for the day, a loveable and comfy bus, where you will set off for a journey through the beautiful green Atherton Tablelands for a day of adventure.

During your tour, you'll get to visit unique locations including Lake Eacham, Millaa Millaa Falls and Josephine Falls! During the day you will have the opportunity to swim in a volcanic crater lake, take a dip under breathtaking waterfalls and slide down a natural waterslide! This is the perfect opportunity to swim and explore, as well as enjoy the natural surroundings of the Atherton Tablelands at their best. If you're not a fan of water and are just along for the ride, don't worry, there's still plenty for you to see and do with a full day of laughs, good company and a fun group of people.

Enjoy morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea in the beautiful tropics and be blown away by the beauty of the tablelands while we take care of the rest.

Important Information

  • Meeting point is at Benson Hotel, 58 Grafton St, Cairns CBD at 7:25am
  • Minimum age is 8 years old.
  • No age limit, but you must be reasonably fit and healthy and have a good sense of humour!
  • All bookings MUST reconfirm 48hrs in advance. PH +61742433242 or email [email protected]

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More information, what to bring.

  • Swimwear 
  • A dry change of clothes, and something warm in winter
  • Sunscreen, sunnies, hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Footwear 
  • Water bottle

What's Included

  • Morning Tea (biscuits, cakes and muffins)
  • Stunning lookouts with picturesque views
  • Locally grown tea and coffee 
  • Chance to spot Australian wildlife in the rainforest wildlife 
  • Picnic lunch (fresh bread, salads, meat and fruit platter)
  • Multiple freshwater swimming pl...
  • Multiple freshwater swimming places including waterfalls and a natural water slide
  • Afternoon snack (Aussie Tim Tams and a quick fruit stop)

What's Extra

  • Additional $10pp to be picked up within Cairns CBD (Must be organized at least 72 hours prior to departure)
  • Soft drinks, beers, personal expenses
  • Photo and video packages

Terms and Conditions

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the tour operator. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Also please note is select swag accommodation this is a camping experience so sleeping on deck open to the elements and weather. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1.5% surcharge for VISA and MASTERCARD  purchases.

Open Date Vouchers / Gift Certificate:

Shipping Costs are in addition to the ticket price and will be added at check-out. Shipping costs are non-refundable and do not makeup part of the ticket value. 

E-Vouchers incur no shipping fees. You have 5 years to use the value of the voucher. Seasonal Price Rises will apply if travelling out the current seasons pricing. Vouchers can be exchanged for free up to the full value of the voucher excluding credit card fees and charges.

Cancellations

All cancellations forfeit 25% of the recommended retail price (RRP) - not the discounted/sale price. No shows or client cancellations made within 48 hours of departure forfeit 100% of the total ticket price. 

If the tour operator has to cancel the trip (prior to the departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season. Please note it is the responsibility of  ALL  passengers traveling to advise both your travel agent at the time of booking and vessel check-in agent before boarding of  ANY  medical conditions including food allergies you may suffer from. Thank you for booking with Mr Travel/Sailing Whitsundays . If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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