Variety and more variety – that’s what you’ll get on this group guided walking holiday. The walking is outstanding, with everything from very easy to hard (optional) walks. You’ll visit numerous waterfalls, walk through World Heritage rainforests, stroll along isolated tropical beaches, circumnavigate freshwater lakes, see one of the largest trees in Australia with an estimated one tonne of leaves and visit a picturesque tropical island.
This is a circuit trip from Cairns. Destinations include the Atherton Tablelands – home of the famous Millaa Millaa Falls. Rainforest walks will lead us away from the tourist route to remote gorges, cascading waterfalls and secluded lakes. In the Daintree World Heritage area we’ll learn about the importance of mangroves, walk to Cape Tribulation and enjoy a two night stay at a rainforest retreat. At Mossman Gorge national park we’ll trek with the Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people and learn about their bush foods, medicine and way of life. A highlight for many will be three nights at Mission Beach where we’ll enjoy beach walks, rainforest hikes and a day of walking on nearby Hinchinbrook Island.
Rainforests, beaches, mountains, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and a tropical island – this trip has it all!
This is a circuit trip starting and finishing in Cairns.
Overall this holiday has easy to moderate walking along board walks, beaches and well graded walking tracks. There are some optional walks that are more challenging including the Bump Track and another with several river crossings. This trip operates with two guides so we can offer easier and harder walk options along the way. For more detailed information including daily walk distances and times please see our Fact Sheet
Rainforest retreat, family-run motel and tropical resort hotel.
Far North Queensland is the home of the barramundi - a delightful white fleshed fish that lives in river estuaries. There will also be plenty of interesting tropical fruits to try.
Two guides, all transport from Cairns, 7 nights accommodation, 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners, guided Kuku-Yalanji Aboriginal walk, ferry across the Daintree River, crocodile spotting river trip, boat trip to Hinchinbrook Island, National Park fees, insulated lunch bag, maps & map case, info pack, memento DVD containing photos of your trip.
Alcohol, meals not listed in itinerary, drinks with meals (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).
Tropical North Queensland is at its best for hiking during the cooler winter months. It can get chilly at night on the Atherton Tablelands but the day time temperatures on the coast are great for being active.
See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.