Reeforest Adventure Tours - Mackay

Multiple Locations

Reeforest Adventure Tours has operated in Mackay since 1986 and Col and Jenny Adamson have owned and operated the tour business from 1994. A variety of tours operate from Mackay and Airlie Beach to Eungella National Park, Mackay City, Cape Hillsborough National Park, Pioneer Valley, Nebo and the Mining Trail to the hinterland and the highly acclaimed Farleigh Sugar Mill Tour along with the Paddock to Port tour and our new tour Kangaroos on the beach. All our tours include meals except our 2 hour City tour. All our tours are informative and entertaining
Reeforest Adventure Tours also operate a variety of package holidays around Australia, such as Cape York, Western Australia, Rockhampton, Townsville and Cairns just to name a few. The coaches we use to travel are safe, air-conditioned and vary from 14 to 46 seaters.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Swimming

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

Farleigh Sugar Mill Tour

If you're curious about how a sugar mill works and how sugar cane is turned into sweet and yummy sugar, then a Farleigh Sugar Mill tour with Reeforest is a definite must. Meeting at the Farleigh Sugar Mill, you will be taken through the mill by your guide and have the process explained to you step by step. Tours run 9am, 11am and 1pm, seven days a week. Light refreshments included. Long sleeve shirt to wrist, long pants to ankle and closed shoes are mandatory on this tour. Please note tours run during the Crushing/Harvest season only which is May to December.

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$28 $28
Platypus and Rainforest Eco Safari

This tour operates Wednesdays and Sundays and other days on request.

Journey to Eungella National Park's Broken River to see platypus in their natural habitat as they feed. Then over to the 'Finch Hatton Hilton' to have a cooked lunch in Reeforest's private bush camp. Then visit the beautiful Auralun Falls and a walk around the rainforest with a interpreted guided talk about the area and a swim. Back to Mackay around 6.30/7pm.

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$130 $320
Cape Hillsborough Northern  Safari

A day filled with travel to various attractions in the Cape Hillsborough area. This tour tells the history of the Juipera Aboriginal Tribe and how they lived in this region, including visits to the old Aboriginal Midden, ancient Fish Trap and the Aboriginal Bush tucker trail. On this tour you will see wallabies and various bird life in it natural habitat. Morning tea is supplied at the Resort at Cape Hillsborough with lunch being had at the Old Station Tea Rooms. You will also visit places like Ball Bay, Seaforth, Haliday Bay, The historic Leap Hotel and learn about the legend of how this place got its name.

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$145 $320
Mackay City 2 Hour Tour

Depart from the Blue Water Quay at the end of Brisbane Street adjacent to Paxton's Warehouse. Your journey begins touring the Mackay Central Business District looking at heritage listed and Art Deco buildings (some are listed with the Heritage Trust of Queensland), such as the Uniting Church in Macalister Street. Travel along River Street where the boats come to pick up and drop off supplies to locals. Your guide will tell you stories of the various buildings and places of interest like the Old Town Hall and McGuires Hotel, then you will travel over the Pioneer River on your way to the Mackay Harbour where you will drive along the break wall overlooking the Marina with the expensive boats that are docked there and the restaurants that are aligned along the water front. Your guide will tell you all about the Marina and the Mackay Port, where nibbles and drinks will be enjoyed, before travelling back to the City Heart. You might like to have dinner in one of the restaurants that you saw on the city drive.

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$35.00 $35.00
Paddock To Port Farm Tour

If you're curious about how a sugar mill works and how sugar cane is turned into sweet and yummy sugar, then a Paddock to Port tour is for you, stopping off at a working cane farm and see harvesting up close. Then it is off to the Farleigh Sugar Mill tour with morning tea. Lunch will be served at the Farleigh Tavern overlooking the mill and cane fields, then it is off to see the refinery and the largest sugar storage in the world. Long sleeve shirt to wrist, long pants to ankle and closed shoes are mandatory on this tour.

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$125.00 $125.00
Kangaroos on the Beach

With an early morning start. Travel to Cape Hillsborough to see the Kangaroos on the beach at sunrise. After having a tea/coffee with the Kangaroos the tour will take you for a drive to Haliday Bay and Ball Bay if time permits to have a look and you may see some more Kangaroos and curlews. You will then be ready for breakfast which will be served at the Old Station Tea House at Cape Hillsborough after breakfast you will return to Mackay.

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$115.00 $295.00
Australian Wildlife Safari

This is an unforgettable experience with Australian native wildlife. This is the home of the Bare Foot Bushman and his family who operate 175 acres of coastal lagoons and grazing land. You will have hands on experience with native wildlife, such as feeding the cassowary, to learning about Australian snakes, holding pythons, lizards, cuddle a Koala and hand feeding Kangaroos. From here you will then visit the big crocodiles where they will hand feed them. Return back to camp central for lunch and you may hold other little critters that they have at the farm.

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$135.00 $135.00

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