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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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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
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.
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.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 37685P1
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
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.
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 50 travellers
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
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
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 50 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for 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
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sarah_International
Portugal3 contributions
Inclusive and Informative
Dec. 2021 • Friends
Steve was an excellent driver, we felt very safe. He was an informative guide of great depth and breath and it was very informative. The small group (of 4) was beneficial for what we wanted to do and the time spent. He provided options for us to choose from, and was flexible to changes. The itinerary was great, however unfortunately we did not end up doing the boat trip on Lake Barrine which was disappointing. We would have liked to do that and the Mamu skywalk. Overall a great trip and Steve was very knowledgeable and accommodating! Would thoroughly recommend this tour! Louise & Sarah
Written 1 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bridgette P
Perth, Australia26 contributions
A Magical Experience
Nov. 2021 • Friends
A fantastic day trip made even more special with tour driver Steve providing detailed information on all the locations we visited. He went out if his way so we could see Platypus swimming in their natural habitat. The whole day flowed wonderfully with many highlights along the way. Throughly recommend this company and definitely value for money as an additional bonus.
Written 28 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 Steve 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 29 November 2021
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Julie 6042
1 contribution
Fabulous day seeing the highlights
Nov. 2021 • Solo
I really loved this tour!!
It covered all the places I had wanted to see, and it was perfect.
Simon, our guide, was 10/10.
From the moment we stepped on the coach, it was warm, friendly, inclusive, and full of history. Nothing was lacking.
I felt like I was on a coach full of friends.
The morning tea was amazing, and the lunch menu was the best. Pizza done the Italian way.
The places we saw, and the history we learned, cannot be seen by driving around in a car.
I have been travelling solo for many years, and this was my favourite tour so far.
The destinations? Absolutely fabulous..
The journey? Equally fabulous.
I didn’t want the day to end.
Highly recommended.
Thank you Simon
Written 20 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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 Simon 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 20 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dragana P
3 contributions
Great day out
Nov. 2021 • Couples
This was a small and intimate but beautiful and eye opening tour. Simon is an exceptional guide, knowledgeable, witty, courteous and attentive. He took us to gorgeous parts of rainforest, as well as stopping at lovely lake Barrine and Milla Milla Falls. Do try scones at Lake Barrine Teahouse, they are lovely! Beautiful and serene spot, with well tended garden. We didn't feel like swimming in Milla Milla Falls, weather was rainy and apparently water is 12 degrees, but still a great photo opportunity. At Paronella Park a guide showed us around, telling amusing stories about the Park. In the rain it looked the part, atmospheric and haunted. We covered 360 km in a day but it was enjoyable and we were kept interested and involved all the time.
Written 19 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for posting your review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day. Our Original Full Day Tablelands Tour has so many highlights and is the best way to experience the beauty of the Tablelands. Lake Barrine is lovely and their freshly baked scones are yummy. We are glad that you were able to appreciate the benefits of taking a guided tour and it's great to hear that Simon took such good care of you. I will pass on your feedback to him. Thank you for traveling with us.
Written 20 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Meredith C
Brisbane, Australia28 contributions
Taste of paradise
Oct. 2021
Paronella Park was so interesting and we worth the trip, Milllaa Millaa falls was beautiful and so refreshing, very few tourists so you get to enjoy the quiet and tranquility of the area, the morning tea at Lake Barone is delicious and I loved Fred the little dog that patrols the restaurant. Steve our driver was so friendly and knowledgeable, highly recommend this tour.
Written 20 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for posting your review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day. Our Original Full Day Tablelands Tour has so many highlights and is the best way to experience the beauty of the Tablelands. Lake Barrine is lovely and their freshly baked scones are yummy. We are glad that you were able to appreciate the benefits of taking a guided tour and it's great to hear that Steve took such good care of you. I will pass on your feedback to him. Thank you for traveling with us.
Written 21 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brett Ironmonger
1 contribution
Paronella Park
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Exceptional tour with an amazing tour guide. Thank you so much Steve, your knowledge, experience and sense of humor gave us an amazing adventure. What a great day out Thank you to everyone from Northern Experience ECO Tours. We will be back and our friends will be looking for you.
Written 25 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for posting your review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day. Our Original Full Day Tablelands Tour has so many highlights and is the best way to experience the beauty of the Tablelands. Lake Barrine is lovely and their freshly baked scones are yummy. We are glad that you were able to appreciate the benefits of taking a guided tour and it's great to hear that Steve took such good care of you. I will pass on your feedback to him. Thank you for traveling with us.
Written 17 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eric Y
Brisbane, Australia66 contributions
Atherton Tablelands, Paronella Park + Morning tea (Scones) & Lunch
What a great day, picked up from our hotel, greeted by our friendly driver then off on a full day tour. First stop Lake Barrine & a wonderful morning tea at Lake Barrine Tea house, the scones with jam & cream hit the spot. The journey here was filled with information by our informative driver as we travelled through the Atherton Tablelands. Next was Milla Milla Falls a very serene place, again the information provided enroute was well worth listening to. A drive through the picturesque town of Yungaburra was included. A lunch stop at Mena Creek Hitel was the precursor to Paronella Park, the pub meal was good quality. Onto Paronella Park for a guided tou, which is a must do to learn the history of Paronella Park & get a full appreciation of what was achieved as a result of one man's vision. After the guided tour there was ample time to wander around the grounds. A very worthwhile day tour & good value.
Written 2 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It's great to hear how much you enjoyed our Waterfalls, Rainforest and Paronella Park day tour. Our small group 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 so yummy, they even use locally produced jams. Thank you so much for traveling with us.
Written 8 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lori W
Brisbane, Australia16 contributions
Great Tour
Jul. 2021
Shane was very knowledgeable, would like to do the tree kangaroo adventure one day with him

Sights were great to see, and topped off our trip being at the end before flying home

Thanks you for a wonderful day
Written 21 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad that Shane made you feel so welcome and was able to help you to experience the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands and Paronella Park. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day out with us.
Written 8 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carolyn S
Gold Coast, Australia58 contributions
A fantastic tour
What a fantastic tour!! Shane was a wealth of knowledge as the tour guide and made the experience wonderful. From the cafe, for morning tea, to the awesomeness that was Paronella Park. This is a must do when in Cairns.
Written 11 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for posting your review. Our guide Shane takes great pleasure in showing guests the sights of the Cairns Tablelands and we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your day. Thank you for traveling with us.
Written 8 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BowraFox
1 contribution
Do it, just for the scones and cream
Jun. 2021
My wife and I haven't tour a lot in Queensland and so we did not know what to expect. The tour guide/driver was very informative about all the points of interest. The morning tea was excellent at Lake Barrine and the later lunch very filling. The Milla Millaa falls were a sight to be seen. The massive kauri pines were magnificent. Paronella Park was different and totally unique. The Paronella Park guide was very knowledgeable. Overall we enjoyed all parts of the tour.
Written 26 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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. 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. Thank you for traveling with us.
Written 8 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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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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An excellent visit to Paronella Park,
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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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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Excellent, Excellent,Excellent
Thank you so much Brett for making this trip to Cairns Great, The places you took us to and , the knowledge of the
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Top notch tour
Wonderful look into the ecological, agricultural and historic aspects of tropical North Queensland. Our guide Bret
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