2. Atherton tableland

A full-day tour with a local guide from Cairns to see Australian wildlife and wet tropics: gorges, tropical farms, wild animals and birds, monster trees in a jungle.

This tour is probably one of the most interesting and informative tours not just in Cairns but in Australia. There are few other opportunities to see such diversity – from farms to wildlife – and to learn so many interesting things.



The tour starts at 9am in Cairns (The arrangements for Palm Cove, Pt Douglas, etc. could be slightly different. Please enquire). Your local guide will pick you up and you will go to the mountains covered by a jungle, and to the Atherton tableland behind the mountains. After the tropical Kuranda with a rich aboriginal heritage you will see a change in the landscape – we will be going through a savannah and will visit a true township of huge termite hills. We will go to Mareeba, the sunniest city in Australia which claims 300 days of sunshine per year.

Then you will visit Granite Gorge and will meet the locals – wild wallabies (small kangaroos) that live in the rocks. Our guide will explain to you how to hand feed them, and will also show you picturesque huge granite formations and ancient aboriginal dwellings – granite caves. Then we will go past vast banana and mango plantations, and will visit the ‘capital’ of the tableland – Atherton where we’ll have lunch. You could visit, if you wish (for an additional fee), a museum with a unique collection of minerals, including the World’s biggest Amethyst Geode – The ‘Empress of Uruguay’ and a meteorite piece.


Then we will go to the Curtain Fig Tree which is 1000 years old.

And then, to a place where one of the rarest and unique animals of the world lives – the platypus. It is one of the only two egg-laying mammals in the world and it inhabits the most remote places in Australia with pure water and clean environment. You will be able to see the platypus in the wild in its natural habitat.


Our tour will then take us to Lake Eacham, a crater lake in the jungle. You will see turtles and fish there, and could swim in this friendly round lake (if you are not afraid of cool water).

The we will visit another crater lake – Lake Barrine, surrounded by the rainforest. You will see two giant kauri pine trees, as well as lots of orchids and bromeliads.

This unique tour will take to the genuine Australian outback (which locals also call ‘bush’), will get to know Australian wildlife, and will visit the most beautiful places of the Australian wet tropics. You will learn lots of new and interesting things. After the tableland tour your guide will take you to your hotel down through a picturesque windy mountain road, through the southern suburbs of Cairns with a couple of Sikh (!) temples, and the main city road.

Tour duration from Cairns: 10 hours


Cost of a private guided tour from Cairns:
• A$970 (1-4 persons)
• A$1170 (5-8 persons)
• A$1370 (9-11 persons)
Best price – guaranteed!
Additional cost (if requested):
Lunch – $35 per person
*A minimum of 2 people to conduct a tour. Otherwise, a full fee (for a 2-people tour) is required.
How to book this tour from Cairns:
You could book any guided tour online, by email info@azbukatours.com.au or by calling +61 458 240 933.
Or just send me an SMS to +61 458 240 933 and I will call you back!
Book 2 tours in Cairns and get a 5% discount!
Book 3 tours in Cairns and get a total of 10% discount!

Look forward to seeing you in Australia! Your local guide in Cairns Vadim


After receiving your order and prepayment for the tour/s, we will reserve particular days for your programme and tours. This will guarantee that no other orders will be taken for these days.
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Book 2 tours and get a 5% discount! Book 3 tours and get a 10% discount!!
You could contact me by email info@azbukatours.com.au or by calling +61 458 240 933 . Or just send me an SMS to +61 458 240 933 and I will call you back!
We could also talk by Skype. My username is: VadimRT61
Please feel free to enquire about other tours. Send your request for information to info@azbukatours.com.au
I could also organise customised tours. Please enquire if you are interested.

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