🏨 The Original Day Tour to Paronella Park, Lake Barrine and Millaa Millaa Falls Activity - Travel Guide

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

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From $118.66

179 reviews   (4.79)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Cairns, Cairns

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Northern Experience Eco Tours was established in 1997 and is the original Tablelands-Paronella Park tour.

Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned mini coach with local naturalist guides and experience the uniqueness of the tropics and the diversity of our beautiful tropical rainforests. Tour south of Cairns for a full day out traveling through the magnificent World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforests of Wooroonooran National Park, swimming in waterfalls, traveling through the Atherton Tablelands, viewing Volcano’s and visiting local must see attractions such as Millaa Millaa Falls, Lake Barrine, Curtain Fig Tree, extended touring time at Paronella Park and much more.

What's Included

As per option chosen in itinerary

Live commentary on board

National Park fees

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Cairns Northern Beaches - AUD$30 per person


Option C Doesn't Include Morning Tea & Lunch (can upgrade on the day)

Tour does not operate from Port Douglas

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 90

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Atherton Tablelands
Departure from Cairns, we head south travelling past Walsh’s Pyramid, one of the largest naturally formed pyramids in the world. Here your guide will stop so you can grab a photo of this unique North Queensland landmark.

Now it’s time to travel up the World Heritage listed Gillies Highway climbing 730 metres above sea level whilst enjoying the breathtaking views over the Goldsbourgh Valley.

Just before the top of the amazing Gillies Range is a short photo opportunity at the Heales Lookout before heading into the gorgeous Atherton Tablelands.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Lake Barrine
Enjoy a relaxing quiet stop in the cool of the morning at beautiful Lake Barrine filled with pristine rain water and surrounded by World Heritage listed rainforest teeming with abundant wildlife.

This is the first stop of the day and includes a delicious morning tea (Option B only). Lake Barrine are famous for their award winning ‘Devonshire Morning Tea’ of freshly baked scones and jam/cream and locally brewed tea or coffee.

On most days the banks of the lake will reveal a variety of birds including pelicans and ducks and other animals such as tortoises, eels, water monitors and various species of snakes including pythons, carpet snakes & red bellied black snakes sunning themselves on the shoreline.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Curtain Fig National Park
After leaving Lake Barrine, we take a short journey through quaint country towns and farming areas to visit an unusual quirk of nature – the 600 year old Curtain Fig Tree nestled in World Heritage Mabi rainforest. This is the worlds most visited tree and easily accessible via elevated boardwalks.

The surrounding rainforest is home to the shy Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo – only found in Queensland. We spot them seasonally high up in the trees.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Millaa Millaa Falls
Visit The World famous Millaa Millaa Falls, one of the most renowned and photographed waterfalls in Australia surrounded by Mabi rainforest. This waterfall has been used as a feature in both television advertisements and movies.

The waterfall flows over solid volcanic basalt rock formed over many thousands of years ago giving the perfect drop for Millaa Millaa creek to fall for approx 20 metres into a pool surrounded by rainforest.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Enjoy a short drive through this interesting country town, with many buildings of the Art Deco Era

• Admission Ticket Free

Paronella Park
In the cool of the afternoon we visit amazing Paronella Park’s Spanish style castles in the rainforest. This includes a 45 minute tour expertly conducted by Paronella Park’s own knowledgeable English, Chinese & Japanese speaking guides.

Paronella Park is a multi award winning tourist attraction with National Trust listed Heritage gardens and castle ruins, also boasting North Queensland’s first hydro-electric power plant all built by Jose Paronella at Mena Creek Falls. Originally created in the 1930’s by Jose Paronella, a man with a dream.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Great day out
Annita_G, 15-12-2022
Great day out. Really comfortable bus, friendly and informative host. Nice scones and coffee at Lake Barrine. Good pub lunch at the Mena Creek Hotel. Millaa Millaa falls were a highlight. Fabulous spot for a swim and waterfall photography. The tour at Paronella Park was really informative.
Fantastic tour
Paul_B, 13-12-2022
Excellent tour. Tour guide was knowledgeable and genuinely funny. I’ll be back next year and highly recommend this tour company.
Our guide Mario was...
Marcela_A, 28-11-2022
Our guide Mario was exceptional and excellent and provided really cool interesting commentary that made the tour come to life.
Fun day!
NEIL_M, 25-11-2022
Michele, our tour guide was simply wonderful! She made our day exciting and so much fun! I had a wonderful time. Thanks!
Best trip ever
Patricia_H, 03-11-2022
This tour was the highlight of our trip, we were picked up by our driver/guide Michelle who would have to be the best natured guide we have ever had, went to lake barrine a beautiful spot. Overall a fantastic day out thanks to Michellle.