Paronella Park & Waterfalls Experience
Prices from $205 AUD


Travel in Air Conditioned comfort on this tour south of Cairns for a full day out travelling through the magnificent World Heritage Wet Tropics rainforests of Wooroonooran National Park, swimming in waterfalls, travelling through the Atherton Tablelands, and visiting local must see attractions such as beautiful Lake Barrine, Millaa Millaa Falls, Curtain Fig Tree, Babinda Boulders and the world famous Paronella Park.




  • Paronella Park
  • Lake Barrine
  • Cirtain Fig Tree
  • Millaa Millaa Falls
  • Babinda Boulders
  • Wooroonooran NP

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From 1/04/2024 to 31/03/2025 adultchildinfantseniorfamily
Paronella Park, Waterfalls & Rainforest
option B
Paronella Park, Lake Barrine, Curtain Fig Tree, Millaa Millaa falls, Babinda Boulders Buffet Lunch, Devonshire Tea & more $205.00$155.00$70.00$200.00$680.00
Paronella Park, Waterfalls & Rainforest
option C
Paronella Park, Lake Barrine, Curtain Fig Tree, Millaa Millaa falls, Babinda Boulders & more $175.00$135.00$70.00$170.00$580.00
+ Beaches & Palm Cove transfers standard tour includes pickup and dropoff from City accommodation - select here for Northern Beaches & Palm Cove $35.00$25.00$25.00$35.00$120.00
PLEASE NOTE: Child = 5-14, Infant = 1-4, Family = 2 adults and 2 children. No charge for a baby, 0-1.


This day tour covers a distance of over 300 kilometres, with stops at 6 different destinations during your day. The ecology varies from the drier tropical forests through to a variety of beautiful wet tropical rainforest. Throughout the day you will get to experience many panoramic views including the Mulgrave Valley, the Atherton Tablelands, farming and dairy pastures, the Palmerstone Highway with stunning views over Mamu traditional lands and the beautiful Johnstone River Valley with views to Queenslands's highest mountains, Mount Bartle Frere and Mount Bellenden Ker.

Wildlife is just that, ‘WILD'. When at the various locations opportunities for wildlife spotting are available when the wildlife are there. For many species this can be seasonal. For example, we may spot Tree Kangaroos up to 5 times a week for several months, and then not see any for the next 3 or 4 months.

Select the optional Rainforest Wildlife Cruise at Lake Barrine and you can observe different kinds of birds such as ducks, pelicans, sea eagles and various other seasonal visitors to the lake. Eels and turtles are constantly visable, as are carpet pythons, amethystine pythons & red bellied black snakes. Water dragons and others are visible on the banks of the 10,000 year old lake.

Or chose to take a walk along one of the many walking tracks around the Lake you may see the ever elusive Musky Rat Kangaroo one of the smallest & oldest species of kangaroo in Australia.

At the Curtain Fig Tree you will be amazed by this 600-700 year old epiphyte that towers over the surrounding forest. This is the amazing Strangler Fig Tree (species-ficus Virens) which stands approx 50 metres tall. We may also see the shy Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo, the Boyd's forest dragon, Green Ring tailed possums, eastern whip birds, Victoria's rifle birds and various other species.




After departing the Curtain Fig Tree, we travel through picturesque farming areas and country villages to visit 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.

A quick swim is also encouraged as the excitement of being underneath the cool flowing waters of the water fall is invigorating to say the least.

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 or 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.

Have fun feeding the fish and turtles with free time to browse through the museum. The minature bats in the 'Tunnel of Love' will make you smile.Enjoy the combination of the 7,500 plants, trees & ferns Jose and his wife Margarita planted plus the growth that has occured over the past 70 years. The Park has become an amazing habitat for hundreds of varieties of birds, butterflies, fish & many other animals.



Immerse yourself in the tranquil rainforest settings of the Babinda Boulders surrounded by the Wooroonooran World Heritage listed National Park shrouded in Aboriginal myth and history (learn the tragic legend of Oolana).

Experience an interpretive educational walk along stunning pathways that demonstrate the diversity, uniqueness and beauty of North Queensland's abundant tropical rainforests, equal to none.

This is where you have the choice to relax beside beautiful crystal clear waters & have afternoon tea/coffee & a swim in the cool waters that flow all year round one of North Queensland's best swimming spots.

View breathtaking lookouts where you can admire waterfalls, the giant boulders and sink holes. There are many great photo opportunities as well as ample time for a swim in the cool crystal clear mountain spring waters, direct from the rain forests of Mount Bartle Frere, Queensland's highest mountain.

This tour picks up from all city locations however a surcharge of $30pp applies for any Northern Beaches pickups. 



Contact Details

07 4057 4312
+61 7 4057 4312

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