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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Eukey

Eukey, Southern Downs Area
Originally called Paddock Swamp, a discovery of tin in the late 1800s meant Eukey was once a mining area. Today Eukey is a pleasant rural locality on the Granite Belt near Stanthorpe. From Eukey you can visit many award winning wineries to taste boutique vintages direct from the cellar door.

Wallangarra

Wallangarra, Southern Downs Area
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Donnellys Castle

Pozieres, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
The original bushranger hideout for 'Thunderbolt' who roamed the New England Tableland. Donnelly's Castle is a granite rock formation that you can walk between, around and over! The massive boulders are just as spectacular as some of the rock formations in Girraween National Park, and is far more accessible for young adventurers.

Glen Aplin

Glen Aplin, Southern Downs Area
The Granite Belt town of Glen Aplin, south of Stanthorpe on the New England Highway, is famous for its fruit orchards and wineries. If you are in the area in the right season you will be able to savour the taste of fresh stone-fruits (November to March) and berries (November to early March).

Glenlyon Dam

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Free Entry
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Stanthorpe

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
At the heart of the Granite Belt, Stanthorpe gives easy access to big sky panoramas, spectacular countryside dotted with precariously balancing prehistoric granite boulders and a generally cooler, temperate climate (there’s even an occasional winter snow-fall!

Amiens

Amiens, Southern Downs Area
Heading west along Amiens Road you’ll find an area of post-World War I soldier settlements: Fleurbaix, Bullecourt, Passchendaele, Bapaume, Messines and Pozieres. Along this drive route are also many fine wineries.

Thulimbah

Thulimbah, Southern Downs Area
Straddling the New England Highway at Thulimbah, a range of providores offer specialty items, local produce and meals. Here you're in the thick of 'apple country' - the only place in Queensland with just the right climate and growing conditions for premium apple orchards.

Storm King Dam

Stanthorpe, Southern Downs Area
Free Entry
Storm King Dam rests in a picturesque rural setting with many water birds (including pelicans) and is an ideal spot for picnics, water sport and fishing. Fish species include golden perch, murray cod, silver perch, jew and river black fish.

Ballandean

Ballandean, Southern Downs Area
Ballandean has the largest cluster of wineries on the Granite Belt. Stop over at Vineyard Cottages and Café on the highway, then head west to Ballandean Estate, Golden Grove Estate, Bungawarra and Tobin Wines.
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