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Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns
"You'll never forget the wonder romance and silence of watching the sun rise in Tropical North Queensland during your hot-air balloon flight. Your pilot will point out features of the landscape as you enjoy the sensation of floating with up to a dozen other balloons over the Atherton T"""Don't miss the chance to go for a hot-air balloon ride over Far North Queensland's Atherton Tablelands - it's one of the top ""must do"" activities when visiting the tropics. You have the choice of pick-up from Cairns the Northern beaches or Palm Cove hotels."title=Tour+Highlights&1=Early-morning+30+or+60-minute+scenic+flight+over+Far+North+Queensland%27s+Atherton+Tablelands&2=Free+commemorative+flight+certificate&3=Expert+interpretive+commentary&4=Pickup+and+drop+off+from+all+centrally+located+Cairns%2C+North""
From AUD250.00
 
Barron Gorge National Park Half-Day White Water Rafting from Cairns or Port Douglas
"The beautiful Barron Gorge National Park is only 20 minutes from the center of Cairns (40 minutes ex-Port Douglas). It’s known for its rugged rainforest mountains steep ravines the mighty Barron Falls and of course Barron Gorge which has been carved out over thousands of years by the Barron River.This is where you will do your half day white water rafting tour on the ebb and flow of the Barron River as it snakes its way down from the mountains and heads out to the Coral Sea. This is a scenic rafting and rainforest adventure which combines calm water floating with a series of white water rapids for adventure and action.The Barron River half-d
From AUD99.00
 
Mulgrave River Tubing from Cairns
"Play in natures theme park with this half-day river tubing adventure on the Mulgrave River. This fun and exciting tour is a safe water activity which includes calm water drifting small rapids and some beautiful scenery.The Mulgrave River is part of the catchment system for Queensland’s highest mountains Bellenden Ker and Bartle Frere which is also Australia’s highest rainfall area. This freshwater river flows year round and is bordered by rainforest and tropical vegetation creating a lovely natural backdrop for your river tubing tour.The half day river tubing tour is safe and fun. The minimum age to participate is 5. Minimum of 2 guides on the water. Your guides are certified with the International Rafting Federati a world wide organization setting the standard in the rafting industry. Regular ongoing river rescue and first aid training ensures our guides maintain high safety standards on every tour.Suitable for people of all experience levels
From AUD69.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Atherton

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ALWAYS CARRY A STRONG MOSQUITO REPELLANT

ATHERTON TABLELANDS Whenever travelling in the northern parts of Australia now always carry and use a strong mosquito and insect repellant. Due to the tropical climate the chance of being bitten by...
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DON'T UNDERESTIMATE THE HEAT OF THE SUN

ATHERTON TABLELANDS Whenever travelling in these tropical areas never underestimate the heat in the sun.. When you are out and about here, it is like the locals don't take any notice, but you will...
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Leeches in the Rainforest

The picture shows Ellinka Falls, another of the many waterfalls around here.Mostly you park your car nearby and walk down the path through the wood to the fall.If its rainy (as we had it) this path...
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Things to Do Near Atherton

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Atherton Tableland

This was actually a great day out. I went with a company called Northern Experience Eco Tours. The Tablelands area is very scenic and we visited some nice waterfalls that were tucked out of the way....
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Fitzroy Island

You will not believe your eyes when you arrive to Fitzroy Island. This peaceful and perfect island 45 minutes from Cairns by ferry, is 339 hectares of pure bliss. It contains vast rainforests, Turtle...
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Trinity Beach

Cairns does have nice beaches with lovely white sand but you need to travel north to get to them. We went to Trinity Beach on the local public bus which took 55 mins to get there. Bus 111 from Cairns...
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