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AJ Hackett Bungy Cairns Australian Butterfly Sanctuary Barefoot Tours
Bikelinx Billy Tea Safaris. Cobbold Gorge
Coffee Works Daintree River Cruise Centre Food Trail Tours
Gallo Dairyland Golden Drop Winery Guurrbi Tours
Hartley's Crocodile Adventure Herberton Historic Village iAudio Tours
Jaques Australian Coffee Jungle Adventures Cape Tribulation Kuranda Riverboat Tours
Kuranda Scenic Railway Lake Barrine Tea House & Rainforest Cruises Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway
Mareeba Wetlands Mt Uncle Distillery Murdering Point Winery
Nerada Tea Visitors Centre Paronella Park - Mena Creek QuickSilver Cruises
Raging Thunder Ballooning Adventures Rainforest Heart Skybury - The Australian Coffee Centre
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Spy & Camera Museum Tablelands Tours and Transfers
The Crystal Caves Tolga Bat Hospital & Bat Hospital Visitor Centre Tourism Kuranda
Raging Thunder Ballooning Adventures

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Rainforest Heart

Taste native Australian fruits such as the Davidson's plum as evolution has created them, wild and un-tamed! If you are lucky, you may see one of the valleys resident cassowaries! Relax and take in the tranquil surroundings while enjoying a refreshing cup of Davidsons plum tea or a wattleseed coffee with your bushfood morning or afternoon tea, while hearing the history of the first settlers to this valley, their relationship with the indigenous peoples who lived here, and the sustainable farming journey thus far.

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Skybury - The Australian Coffee Centre
After much anticipation Skybury Coffee Estate has literally burst open the doors to its one-of-a-kind coffee attraction, The Australian Coffee Centre.

Located about an hours drive from Cairns and Port Douglas on the Skybury coffee plantation, perched on the apex of the Great Dividing Range, the centre provides a rare opportunity for guests to visit one of the most successful coffee plantations in the world as well as taste some of the finest Arabica coffee available. The majestic timber building, winner of five building awards to date and constructed by award-winning Eacham builder Jon Nott sits atop an impressive granite outcrop, features a 120 seat restaurant overlooking the plantation, a bakery with tourist viewing window, an impressive licensed bar, a coffee laboratory and a working coffee processing plant, in addition to a comprehensive gift shop and state-of-the-art 54-seat cinema featuring a specially commissioned presentation.

Inside, superb timbers and woodwork are a testament to the skills of local craftspeople and artisans including a 22m handcrafted bar of mango timber and a 4m table made from a single piece of tallow.

An impressive range of works by accomplished local artists including Bill Cooper also feature heavily throughout the centre.

The Australian Coffee Centre provides fully escorted tours throughout the day. Our specialty, undertaken by our expert tour guides, is the Skybury Plantation Tour which includes: An introduction, followed by an informative walk through the coffee plantation covering everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the origins, life cycle and farming of coffee, harvester viewing, tour of processing plant, Coffee Cinema and introduction to coffee tasting in the coffee lab.

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Cairns Australia, is a world first in environmental tourism taking you on an amazing experience over Australia’s World Heritage listed Tropical Rainforest canopy and deep into the forest. www.skyrail.com.au

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Spy & Camera Museum
Tour Groups and Students also catered for. The guided tour runs for forty-five minutes and is a must see for any visitor to Herberton.

It is both interesting and information, you will learn about the history of photography and you will love the spy stuff.

Admission $14.00 per adult; $35 family

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Tablelands Tours and Transfers
Why not take advantage of our group bookings for cheaper rates? If you become a regular traveller with us discounts of up to 20% will apply. Likewise, pensioner and student discounts apply to all destinations and most tours.

Why not take the hassle out of booking a flight or scheduling an appointment by booking our airport shuttle service? We are like a taxi service, but we are less than half the price, and will collect you from the convenience of your home to your chosen drop-off point for less than you might think. This means there is no waiting around on the regular bus service because of a timetable, not to mention cab fares to the airport from where the bus dumps you at your stop. We'll take the stress out of relying upon other forms of transport and other people - so that you'll arrive at your destination on time and stress free, in a quick, comfortable, friendly and safe manner.

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The Crystal Caves
One hour from Cairns on the Atherton Tableland, share one man’s passion for crystals and fossils. On this self-guided tour, you journey through tunnels and grottos with million year old natural crystals and prehistoric fossils. Interactive crystal displays allow you to feel and photograph and even crack your own…

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Tolga Bat Hospital & Bat Hospital Visitor Centre
The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre provides an intriguing insight into the world of bats. Why do they hang upside down? How do they 'see' with their ears? Come see the bats being fed 3-6 pm Wednesday to Sundays, June to September. Bookings essential at other times.

The Visitor Centre has Advanced Ecotourism Accreditation and provides a unique wildlife experience. Meet 4 species of large flying fox and about 6 species of the miniscule microbats.

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Tourism Kuranda
The picturesque mountain retreat of Kuranda Village is just 25km northwest of Cairns in Far North Queensland, Australia and is surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest. Visitors can travel to Kuranda on Kuranda’s Historic Scenic Railway or by car or bus, via the spectacular Kuranda Range Road or over the rainforest on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Kuranda has come a long way from its initial origins as a centre for those choosing an alternative lifestyle in the late 60’s. Historic Buildings from the villages past now house a variety of upmarket restaurants, cafes and bars. It is still laid back, but with a style and sophistication that sets it apart from other Cairns Highlands Venues and Attractions. Kuranda’s shops and markets with their exotically handcrafted goods, Aboriginal artifacts, restaurants and coffee shops make Kuranda a well known day destination, but to truly enjoy the ambience this village has to offer you really have to stay a few nights. Whether you are looking for a cosy bed and breakfast, a well maintained multi-choice accommodation and camping park, a hotel that when you step inside you feel like you are back in the 1920's, a gorgeous resort or a backpackers hostel, you'll find it in Kuranda. Take the time to visit some of Kuranda’s many first class nature based tourist attractions, which include koalas, butterflies, native and exotic birds, kangaroos and reptiles. Don’t miss the famous Barron Falls, which are breathtaking. You can also see traditional Aboriginal dancers perform, travel on a riverboat on the mighty Barron River or join an Army Duck ride through the rainforest.

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AJ Hackett Bungy Cairns
Get ready to push your limits and break the laws of gravity at the Cairns Bungy site - the home of Australia's first and only Bungy tower. With a world-first Jump Menu offering 16 different jump styles, there's a Jump for everyone. Whether you're a first-time jumper or a seasoned thrill seeker, we guarantee we've got a jump to take you out of your comfort zone and beyond! There's nothing like a little adrenalin hit to remind you you're still alive!!

Our purpose-built, hand-crafted site is located 20 minutes north of Cairns We're right in the middle of dense tropical rainforest and the mountains, trees and natural waterfall flowing into the pond onsite make for a lush oasis to kick back and relax in after getting your thrills Jumping from the tower.

From the top of the 50-metre tower you can see out over the Northern Beaches and out to the incredible Great Barrier Reef. So when you’re on the edge, ready to jump, suck in the views as it all looks quite different on the rebound!

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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is the largest butterfly flight aviary and exhibit in Australia - a quality wildlife park in the heart of Kuranda Village.

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Barefoot Tours

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Billy Tea Safaris.
Our Chillagoe Caves & Outback Tour runs Monday, Wednesdays & Fridays and includes the Mareeba Wetlands for Morning Tea and cruise, Historical Outback Towns, Chillagoe Smelters, Guided Chillagoe Cave Tour, Delicious Pub Lunch and an Afternoon stop at Mt Uncle Distillery. See amazing wildlife, birdlife along the way as you take a step back into history.

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Cobbold Gorge
Access to Cobbold Gorge is by Guided Tour Only.

Two Cobbold Gorge tours operate daily from the village and range from pure relaxation to soft adventure, or experience the sheer excitement of a helicopter flight over the property. To cruise through this gorge is an awesome and unforgettable experience.

Cobbold Village offers an open bush setting giving a feel of warm hospitality while staying in this idyllic location. A range of accommodation is on offer from comfortable air-conditioned rooms to bush camping.

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Coffee Works
The ultimate coffee stop in the heart of Australias coffee growing region. Enjoy our daily tasting tours (fee payable), learn the secrets of the perfect cup, discover the Australian coffee story, treat yourself to a unique Australian Expresso experience and a bite to eat.

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Daintree River Cruise Centre
The Daintree River Cruise Centre is located on privately owned land, on the banks of the Daintree River, with its own private jetty to avoid the crowds.

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Food Trail Tours
Food Trail Tours is a unique full day tour from Cairns to the Atherton Tablelands (Cairns Highlands). It is the region's original and most comprehensive food and wine tour.

The day incorporates tropical food, wine and sightseeing , where every stop is a unique and tasty learning experience.

The tour travels off the beaten track across the Atherton Tableland's dry plains, rolling hills, and into it's lush Wet Tropics Rainforest . Experience exotic tastes, visits plantations, and hear the stories behind the foods from ground - to - table.

There's plenty of time to savour local produce including locally grown and processed coffee, exotic fruit wine, cheese, chocolate, macadamia nuts, local seafood and North Queensland hospitality.

Food Trail Tours' experienced guide will keep you entertained, throughout the day, with amazing information about the Atherton Tablelands and its people.

      .... Tropical fruit wine tastings.
      .... Cheese and chocolate tasting
      .... Coffee plantation tour - with tastings.
      .... Macadamia plantation tour - with tastings
      .... Tropical seafood lunch - alternatives available
      .... Dairy farm, cheese making talk.
      .... The amazing Curtain Fig Tree
      .... Lake Barrine crater and Tea-house
      .... Twin Kauri Pine trees
      .... Wet Tropics Rainforest.
      .... Informative commentary
      .... Morning and afternoon tea
      .... All meals, admissions, farm tours and tastings.
      .... Accommodation transfers

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Gallo Dairyland
Welcome to the newest attraction on the Atherton Tablelands. Gallo Dairyland is a fully functional dairy farm that is now producing a range of gourmet dairy products and hand crafted chocolates. Open daily, visitors to Gallo Dairyland will get to see how the age old method of cheese making has evolved over the years to become a complex and innovative process. With European Cheese Makers developing new and unusual cheeses, alongside the old favourites, a visit to Gallo Dairyland is not only informative, it is fascinating and tasty! Then of course there is the chocolate, which really needs little introduction. Once again Gallo Dairyland chocolate is produced by experts whose passion for this universally loved food shines through in all that they do. A short drive from Yungaburra, Atherton and Malanda, Gallo Dairyland is an attraction that will make any visit to the Atherton Tablelands complete. With a wholesome cafe, featuring a range of fresh farm baked produce, informative displays, observation decks into the cheese factory and the surrounds of a working farm, Gallo Dairyland is tahe perfect place to while away a few relaxed hours, in any weather and on any day.

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Golden Drop Winery
Golden Drop Winery is a family owned and operated boutique winery, situated on the largest commercial mango plantation in Far North Queensland. The mango wines come in three delicious varieties - dry, medium and sweet and are available in 375ml and 750ml bottles. Dry is light and fresh with a subtle bouguet of fruit, medium is a semi sweet wine, softer on the palate with a stronger hint of fruit, and the sweet is very smooth and has a rich undertone of fruit. The mangoes are grown, harvested and processed in the one place. Sample (for a fee) dry, medium or sweet wine, liqueur, purchase wines, liqueur, champagne, dried mango, frozen mango pulp etc

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Guurrbi Tours
These magical award-winning Aboriginal Tours with Nugal-warra Elder, Wilfred (Willie) Gordon, are now listed as One of Australia’s Ultimate Must-Do Experiences. Willie, the traditional story-keeper of the Nugal-warra clan, takes guests to his ancestral rock art sites, set high in the hills above Hope Vale, outside Cooktown. Here he shares the stories behind the art, and explains how the cave paintings speak of the essence of life and the lores of his people. With his great smile and infectious laugh, Willie gives an amazing insight into Aboriginal Culture and society, and shows how we all have a spiritual place, wherever we come from. Guurrbi Tours newsletter - http://email.atlasmail.com.au/t/ViewEmail/y/272B476E588389E6

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventure
Located just 40 minutes north of Cairns and 25 minutes south of Port Douglas, Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures is simply the best place to see crocodiles and local wildlife in Tropical North Queensland.

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Herberton Historic Village
Herberton Historic Village is located just outside the township of Herberton high on the Atherton Tablelands, about 90 minutes drive from Cairns. Open daily 9am – 5pm (Closed Christmas Day) — Last entry 3.30pm.

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iAudio Tours
Audio tours of popular touring routes in Australia. Available as GPS activated smartphone application or MP3 downloads.

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Jaques Australian Coffee
Jaques Coffee is grown using specialised modern agricultural methods to optimise the quality of the coffee. Care is taken from the growing, harvesting and processing, employing the wet processing and vital fermentation methods to ensure the full bodied flavour of this unique Australian Arabica Coffee. Plantation Tours are available for $12 per adult and $5 per child (5-12yo) and include the Jaques Coffee Movie, Safari around the Coffee fields riding in the Bean Machine, see Australias first mechanical coffee harvester, learn about coffee growing, wet and dry processing and roasting, enjoy a Cappuccino or Latte in lush tropical landscaped gardens after the tour and tast the Coffee Liqueur (over 18years old only)

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Jungle Adventures Cape Tribulation
Fly through the trees on flying fox ziplines, stopping at 5 tree platforms to take in spectacular bird’s eye views over the treetops, down to cascading streams and out to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Kuranda Riverboat Tours
The calm waters of the beautiful upland Barron River provide great photographic opportunities whilst your local guides share their vast knowledge of this unique area.

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Kuranda Scenic Railway
You will discover the pioneering history of the tropical north from way back in the late 1800's, be astounded by a magnificent engineering feat and explore some of the great characters involved in the construction of this great railway

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Lake Barrine Tea House & Rainforest Cruises
This unique and outstanding Cruise continues to be the highlight of many a holiday in North Qld and still fills visitors with wonder at what is one of the most complex and beautiful rainforests on earth. There is no better way to experience this very special environment than from our purpose built cruisers, they offer a first hand view even in rainy weather. The Tea House Restaurant offers affordable dining overlooking the lake and rainforest, a delightful experience with an enticing menu including award winning Devonshire Teas. Restaurant is also licensed so you can enjoy a coldie!

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Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway
An elevated walkway winds through the rainforest along the edge of the breathtaking river gorge offering close-up viewing of the amazing diversity of rainforest plants, insects and birds. The springboard cantilever offers views over the picturesque North Johnston River while the observation tower provides sweeping vistas over the rugged rainforest-clad landscape. Along the way, informative signs tell of the rainforest’s complex web of life and the rich culture and history of the area, including stories from the Aboriginal Traditional Owners, the Mamu people.

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Mareeba Wetlands

Tours & Activities For Day Visitors: Looking over Clancy’s Lagoon is the Visitor Centre. Tours commence from here. There is a cafe' for drinks and snacks. Entry, use of Visitor Centre facilities - adult $10.00, child $5.00 and family $25.00

Self-guided Walking Trails: Walks, from 2km to 15km. Maps are available at the Centre. The walks are well marked, and offer some spectacular views. Price is included in reservation entry fee.

Guided Boat Cruise: For a truly peaceful experience, cruise on Clancy’s Lagoon in the electrically operated Buralga. Sit back and watch the lilies float by, get close to the resident Jacanas and Pygmy-geese, and, for the lucky ones, a close up of the Freshwater Crocodiles! The cruise takes 30-40 mins in the company of one of the Wetlands guides, and can be tailored to all ages and interests. Boat tours depart from the Visitor Centre during the day or can be pre-booked.
Conservation Levy + Guided Boat Tour 40 minute boat tour with Wetlands Guide OR talk in the Visitor Centre (if boat unavailable or for large groups). Max 11 persons for boat tour. Adult $20.00, child $10.00

Canoeing: For the more energetic, canoes may be hired for paddling on Clancy’s Lagoon. These beautiful hand crafted timber canoes, made by local craftsman Grainger Morris, can seat two adults, or one adult and two children. Why not take a picnic from the Centre and explore the shoreline at your own pace. Canoe Hire Capacity 2 adults or 2 adults + 2 small children is $15.00 per hour

Twilight Safari: This very popular tour departs from the Visitor Centre each afternoon 2½ hours before sunset, (3.30pm in winter, 4pm in summer).
Levy + Twilight Safari -Min 2 hours guided interpretive tour by vehicle and boat. Billy tea and cake/homemade biscuits, cheese and wine. adult $65.00, child $32.50

Binocular HireDeposit required (eg; swiped credit card) $10.00 per tour.

Rates are subject to change without notice.

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Mt Uncle Distillery
Mt Uncle Distillery is nestled amongst avocado and macadamia nut orchards as well as the banana plantations that provide the Lady Finger Bananas for Elixir de Musa, Mt Uncles flagship liqueur. Jaques coffee liqueur is created using Mareebas finest roasted coffee beans, Sanguis usest the ripest mulberries, Amor captures the zestful freshness of lemons, Elixir de Musa is created from bananas, Calli Limecello is made of lime peel, and the Reserve is a banana brandy, aged for 2 years in oak barrels. Small fee for sampling and you can also try the different flavoured macadamia nuts. Buy 1, get 1 free tasting vouchers are available.

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Murdering Point Winery
Murdering Point Winery is open 7 days, 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, only 1.5 hours drive south of Cairns. Visitors are invited to enjoy free tastings and to learn the history of the region in the unpretentious surroundings of the cellar door and tropical landscaped gardens.

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Nerada Tea Visitors Centre
Come and visit our tea plantation and factory on the Cairns Highlands (Atherton Tablelands) just 10km outside the town of Malanda.

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Paronella Park - Mena Creek
Everyone has a dream but not everyone’s dreams are fulfilled. José Paronella’s dream was to build a castle. He chose a special part of Australia and created Paronella Park. On 5 Hectares beside Mena Creek Falls he built his castle, picnic area by the falls, tennis courts, bridges, a tunnel, and wrapped it up in an amazing range of 7,500 tropical plants and trees (now a lush rainforest!). It opened to the public in 1935. Paronella Park has received multiple Queensland tourism awards, is State and National Heritage listed and is a National Trust listed property. It is privately owned and operated and Eco accredited. Paronella Park is the site of Queensland’s 1st privately owned hydro electric plant (1933).

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QuickSilver Cruises
Set sail in luxury from Port Douglas to the idyllic Low Isles aboard Wavedancer, Quicksilver's 30 metre sailing catamaran.

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