Depart from Cairns City at 8.30am. It takes 1.5 hour drive to the
Atherton Tablelands. On the way, you will see the fascinating natural scenery.
The landscape is like a beautiful pastoral painting, puffy white clouds against
endless blue skies with cattle across the vast prairie and endless horizon.
will arrive at Herberton Historical Village about 10am. It has received
numerous awards and it’s recognized as Queensland’s most important open air
museum since it maintains the original building bricks and historical relic from
The Herberton Historic Village collection currently features over
50 original out house buildings with intact interior displays, original
machinery and vehicles, plus thousands of antique items and period
A guided tour has been arranged on the day (about 45minutes). You will
have 2.5 hours free time to enjoy the village and have a light lunch.
If you choose to go to Paronella Park, the departure time will be at 9am
and we will be arrived around 10.30am. Paronella Park was built in the 1930’s
by a Spanish entrepreneur. It is alleged that the Japanese animation master
Hayao Miyazaki is inspired by the castle to create his famous cartoon movie
‘Sky City’. Paronella Park is surrounded by lush, green tropical rainforest. It
also has magnificent waterfalls and a spectacular boulevard, making you feel
like being in the fairy-tale. It is one of the three most popular wedding
venues in Australia. In addition, there is an inspirational and motivational story
about this park.
A guided tour has been arranged on the day, followed by free time and a
light lunch. You will be spending about 2.5 hours in the park, which allows you
to have plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings.
After lunch, we will drive to Millaa Millaa Falls. The falls was
considered to be the ‘Magical falls’ by the ancient tribes inhabited in the area.
Lake Barrine is one of the best known local attractions on the Atherton
Tablelands. Lake Barrine is something special as it’s actually a water filled
crater left by a volcanic eruption approximately 10,000 years ago. Lake Barrine
offers one of the most beautiful and relaxing environments. The privately-owned
teahouse offers affordable dining overlooking the lake and rainforest. A delightful
experience with an enticing menu including award winning Devonshire Teas.
On the way to Lake Barrine, we will stop at a fig tree,
called the ‘Curtain Fig Tree’. Nestled amongst lush rainforest, the Curtain Fig
Tree is estimated to be over 500 years old. This is the most amazing tree you
are ever likely to see. It is a unique example of nature's unpredictability and
Departure time is 4.30pm, arrival time is about