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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Anchor Bommie Dive Site

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Lady Elliot Island has many wonderful dive sites, but one of its most impressive is Anchor Bommie. This tower of coral sits on the sandy sea floor at 21 metres and stands 10 metres tall, a very imposing sight.

Musgrave Dropoff

Lady Musgrave Island, Gladstone Area
On the southern side of Lady Musgrave Island the reef edge drops from 10 metres to 25 metres and forms an amazing wall of coral. Often simply called Musgrave Dropoff, this extensive wall is rarely dived, but you can jump in anywhere along its length and have a great dive.

Lady Musgrave Island

Lady Musgrave Island, Gladstone Area
An underwater oasis is waiting to be discovered as you pop on your snorkel and mask to reveal one of the Great Barrier Reef's biggest swimming pools at Lady Musgrave Island. The protected lagoon is truly unique on this coral cay island, where you can play castaway on a bare-bones camping adventure or hop aboard a luxury vessel and visit in star worthy style.

Three Pyramids

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
The Three Pyramids is a collection of three coral bommies on the sheltered western side of Lady Elliot Island. Rising from the sand in depths from 20m, these coral heads attract a great variety of marine life, with each one home to a good population of reef fish and invertebrates.

Spiders Ledge

Lady Elliot Island,
Spiders Ledge is a good place to see sharks at Lady Elliot Island. The reef at this site slopes from 8 metres to 25 metres and is cut by a series of gutters and ledges. Pretty corals and abundant reef fish are found at the site, as are turtles and schools of pelagic fish.

Lady Musgrave Island Dive Sites

Bundaberg, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Lady Musgrave Island on the Great Barrier Reef is accessible from either Bundaberg or the Town of 1770. This 44 acre coral cay sits in a lagoon of approximately 3,000 acres with 14 world class dive sites:

The Blowhole

Lady Elliot Island,
Lady Elliot Island has many wonderful dive sites, but the most dramatic dive site off this coral cay would have to be The Blowhole. Located off the eastern side of the island, this spectacular L-shaped cave opens on the reef top and exits on the reef wall.

Severance Shipwreck Dive Site

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Quite a few ships have come to grief on the fringing reef around Lady Elliot Island, but only one of these can be dived, that is the Severance. This fully intact yacht sank in 1998 and still has much of its rigging in place that is now covered in glorious soft corals.

Lady Elliot Island

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
Where else in the Great Barrier Reef can you walk less than 100 metres out of your door and slip on a snorkel, mask and flippers and be immersed in one of the seven wonders of the natural world? Lady Elliot Island is the Southernmost island on the Great Barrier Reef and is home to nesting turtles, manta rays, migrating whales, resident and visiting bird populations among the natural and abundant reef life.

Musgrave Channel

Lady Musgrave Island, Gladstone Area
For those after a fast-paced drift dive at Lady Musgrave Island then try a dive through the Musgrave Channel. Best done on the incoming tide, so you end up in the lagoon, this channel is a sensational dive and only 13 metres deep.
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