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 they 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.

With every adult ticket purchased through Northern Getaway Tours website, a AUD25 dollar donation will be made in your name to Rainforest Rescue. An organisation that rehabilitates cleared land back to Rainforest. Your tour will help save the Cassowary.

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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Weekly from 23 – 24 February 2018
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