Northern Getaway Tours

Clifton Beach, Cairns Area

Northern Getaway Tours is a family owned company. They want to show you the hidden treasures of Far North Queensland. Their tours give a relaxed experience with a maximum group of 10 per tour in late model spacious buses.

Explore the rainforest along the coastal fringe with an abundance of waterfalls, gorges and rivers. Wildlife can be a part of the adventure or seen while on the move. Cassowaries, birds, crocodiles and snakes are plentiful in this area and may be seen from the comfort of the bus. Coconut palms dot the coastal roads which lead to out of the way places where thdy enjoy meals made from local produce.

They have set tours or they can cater for individuals or groups that want to see a particular location or region.

Entry fees, light refreshments and lunch are included in all tours so once paid there is no further need to put your hand in your wallet.

Our Tours

Southern Explorer

This full day tour travels through the high country south of Cairns where the sun will crest the mountains as we stop for a short break. They continue the journey and the vegetation turns to rainforest and open farm land on the way to an ancient volcano lake with crystal clear water. It's there you'll enjoy a Devonshire morning tea. They visit three waterfalls on the way to Paronella Park. There you will have around two hours to amble through this magnificent estate from days gone by, followed by a trip down to the coast for lunch at Etty Bay, where cassowaries have been known to wander. After lunch you'll head back towards Cairns with a stop off at Babinda Boulders to take in the fantastic World Heritage area at the foot of Mt Bellenden ker ,whilst enjoying a complimentary glass of local wine with cheese and crackers.

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$210 $210
Western Explorer

This Tour is all about wildlife and culture. They travel west from Cairns through the rainforest of the Macalister Range with the first stop at Barron Falls, then head to open savannah country with a stop at Emerald Creek Falls, where you'll enjoy a Devonshire morning tea. You'll then travel further west to Granite Gorge Nature park where you can wander along marked tracks amongst giant boulders and feed the Mareeba rock wallabies, while lunch is being prepared for you. After lunch you'll head to Rainforestation where you can experience local Aboriginal dancing and story telling, try your hand at throwing a boomerang and jump on an army duck for a trip through the rainforest on both land and water. Stop of at a lookout for some final photos on your way back to Cairns.

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$220 $220
Northern Explorer

The Northern Explorer first heads to Crystal Cascades, a wonderful secret of Cairns. You'll then travel north along the picturesque coastal road, stopping for some photo opportunities at Rex lookout and a Devonshire morning tea at a secluded beach. On to the Daintree River to view wildlife in comfort aboard Bruce Belchers Daintree River Cruise, followed by lunch at beautiful Newell Beach. On the way back to Cairns you'll take in a little excitement at a crocodile attack show at Hartleys Crocodile Adventures. Take the boat ride in a lagoon filled with crocodiles or follow the staff as they feed an abundance of native animals.

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$225 $225

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Nursery Reef

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
Nursery Reef is a shallow rocky reef off Rainbow Beach that is always full of surprises. The least dived site in the area, due to its shallow depth and exposed location, Nursery Reef is only 5 metres to 7 metres deep.

Bird Watching - Tin Can Bay

Tin Can Bay, Gympie Area
Free Entry
The Cooloola Coast is part of the Great Sandy Strait, which is an internationally important wetland. It is an area of tidal swamps and intertidal sand and mud flats. The vegetation includes beds of seagrass, mangrove forests and saltmarsh wetlands.

Carlo Sand Blow

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
Free Entry
Carlo Sand Blow is a unique "moonscape" sand mass covering over 15 hectares and overlooks the towering coloured sands and the coastline from Double Island Point to Inskip Peninsula and the southern tip of Fraser Island.

Tin Can Bay

Tin Can Bay, Gympie Area
Secluded in the midst of picturesque Tin Can Inlet, experience a tranquil getaway to this area known for its eco-tourism surroundings. Tin Can Bay is a perfect place to unwind and relax. Originally known by the aborigines as Tuncanbar, this peaceful bayside town is well known for its recreational fishing and boating pleasures.

Inskip Peninsula Recreation Area

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
Free Entry
Inskip Peninsula is a narrow, sandy finger of land built up by wind and waves, forming a natural breakwater at the entrance to Tin Can Inlet and Great Sandy Strait. Close to Rainbow Beach, Inskip is a gateway to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.

Wolf Rock Dive Site

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
Free Entry
Wolf Rock, located off the coast of Rainbow Beach near Gympie, is an action packed dive site with few equals. A dive for experienced divers only, due to the depth and strong currents, Wolf Rock comprises of five interconnecting pinnacles that rising from 35 metres.

Tinnanbar

Great Sandy Strait, Fraser Coast Area
Discover one of Queensland's most beautiful and secluded beaches at the small seaside village of Tinnanbar in the Fraser Coast, with white sandy beach, clear turquoise water and stunning views to World Heritage-listed Fraser Island.

Rainbow Beach

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
This is heavenly sub-tropical, coastal town situated on the Great Beach Drive that is an aquatic lovers playground. Rainbow Beach, is a major entry point to the 41,000 hectare Cooloola National Park and the southern gateway to world heritage listed Fraser Island.

Round Bommie

Rainbow Beach, Gympie Area
Round Bommie is a large granite monolith divers can explore off Rainbow Beach. This huge slab of rock rises out of the sand at 15 metres and reaches within 6 metres of the surface. It takes about 30 minutes to swim around Round Bommie, but with many ledges and holes to investigate divers are lucky to complete a circuit in an hour.
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