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Waterfall Wanderers Destinations

Waterfall Wanderers will take you on a tour of the very best of North Queensland, from lush tropical rainforests and cascading waterfalls, to natural rockslides and hidden waterfall caves. From breathtaking panoramic vantage points, to the quietest most intimate encounters with some of Australia’s rarest and most elusive wildlife.

This tour is FUN, full of laughter and music with just the right amount of INTERESTING local commentary. Our guides are the friendliest, most knowledgeable and passionate guides in the region. Morning, afternoon tea and lunch is included, along with loads of games and puzzles to keep you entertained on the bus.

There are 4 swim spots, 3 rainforest walks and heaps of opportunities to spot Cassowaries, Tree Kangaroos, Rainforest Dragons and Platypus.

Babinda Boulders (Spooky Stories)

Secluded rainforest swimming spot and place of cultural significance to the region’s Aboriginal people. The constantly cold water has flown down the slopes of Queensland’s tallest mountain for hundreds of years, smoothing the giant granite boulders, for which the place is named. Make sure you visit The Devil’s Pool, a 1.3km return walk along Babinda Creek with viewing platforms overlooking a series of waterfalls and washpools. Fast flowing green water with a tragic Aboriginal love story.

Josephine Falls (Natural Rock Slide)

This is it – the hero shot location for Waterfall Wanderers! Josephine Falls and its rock slide form a natural waterpark adventure activity. It doesn’t get any more perfect than this. A gentle rock slope, awash with crystal clear rainwater, running into a pool surrounded by lush green rainforest. C’mon – you know you want to get involved with a bit of this action. Great photo opportunities and the chance for some wildlife spotting too.

Crawford’s Lookout (Big High Lookout)

A feature of this landscape is rugged mountains with steep ravines, carved out over the years by mighty rivers. Crawford’s Lookout on the Palmerston Highway provides the perfect vantage point to take in this amazing panorama, providing views over the North Johnston River far below, framed by trees and ferns. It’s easy to imagine what it must have been like for early explorers, trying to find their way through thick jungle and raging rivers.

Millaa Millaa Falls (Hair Flick Waterfall)

SELFIE! OK, this one will appeal more to the ladies, but come on lads, you know you want in on this too. This place is so stunningly beautiful that it has featured on Qantas and hair shampoo commercials. Picture the perfect rainforest waterfall and yep, this is it. Millaa Millaa is an Aboriginal word meaning plenty of water or waterfall. The 18m single drop waterfall lands in a generous pool surrounded by tree ferns.

Malanda Pub (Biggest Timber Pub in Oz)

Time for some grub in the biggest timber pub. Lunch is included in the tour and we’ve picked the location to make sure it’s more than just a pit stop, it’s an experience in itself. Over 100 years old, the Malanda Pub has a photo gallery showing its development from the early days, right through til now. Constructed with local timbers, make sure you check out the staircase. Lunch is burgers and chips and salad.

Mount Hypipamee (Crater and dinner falls)

Hard to say, worth a visit. This location has three great attractions, an impressive volcanic pipe crater and two more waterfalls. The crater is 61m in diameter. The viewing platform is 58m above the water, which is covered in native waterweed, giving it an eerie green appearance. The crater extends down a further 85m beneath the surface. Not a place to fall in! Keep your eyes peeled, we often see the local Cassowary here.

Curtain Fig Tree (It's Huge)

Get ready to be impressed, even if trees aren’t your thing. The Curtain Fig Tree is a landmark around here. The tree is hundreds of years old and its aerial roots drop down 15m from the canopy to the ground, making a tree root curtain. It’s like an animal tree house on steroids and a good place to keep an eye out for the elusive Lumholtz Tree Kangaroo. Elevated boardwalk lets you walk right around.

Platypus Viewing

Heard of these critters? Aboriginal legend says the first platypus was born after a young duck fell in love with a lonely water-rat. The end result is a creature that has the bill of a duck, is covered in fur and gives birth to live young. Platypus intrigue all who see them. They are shy creatures and you need to be quiet if you have a chance to see them in the wild. This is your chance.

Lake Eacham (Swim in a Volcanic Crater Lake)

The last stop of the day is at Lake Eacham. This crater lake is 65m deep and filled with clear blue water, wrapped in lush rainforest and home to an amazing diversity of flora and fauna. The water is a constant 23 degrees and is home to turtles and freshwater fish.   Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea with lots of time for relaxing, swimming or exploring the boardwalks. A great place for birdwatching too, with over 180 species recorded here.

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