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Travel North Queensland.
An Atherton Tableland & Outback
- 3 Day Package.

Whilst in Port Douglas or Cairns you will experience the Reef & Rainforest, but ...

Tyrconnell Historic Goldmine

are you aware that just a short drive from your accommodation and from 500 to more than 1000 metres above sea level, there are another two natural wonders?

The Great Australian Outback &
The Amazing Atherton Tablelands.

Visit in "safety", with your own personal driver/guide, the mist enshrouded waterfalls, lakes and gorges of this magical part of Tropical North Queensland. Spot the native wildlife that abounds. Picture yourself having lunch on the side of a "Bush Billabong", after experiencing the vastness of Outback Australia. We stop to sample the natural wonders, such as the magnificent Mt Mulligan Escarpment, along the way.

Our most popular excursion,
ex Cairns or Port Douglas, is the
Exclusive "Swagman’s Trail" (Min 2 Adults - Max 4 Adults)


Day 1.

Barron Falls in flood

Depart from the front desk of your Cairns Accommodation, around 9.30 am, bound for Tyrconnell Historic Gold Mine. We view the stunning Barron Gorge, Coral Sea & Cairns Coastal Floodplain at the spectacular Henry Ross Lookout, at the top of the Kuranda Range. It is possible to do the Kuranda Skyrail one-way from Smithfield, and meet the Swagman's Trail again in Kuranda. (Cost of Skyrail is extra). We leave the coastal and Highland rainforest and head inland to Mareeba and the Savannah country. We visit the unique 'Golden Drop Mango Winery'. You can sample the wine and gift packs are available for purchase. Spotting scores of Kangaroo's on the Fairways of Mareeba Golf Course while enjoying home baked biscuits for morning tea is a necessary indulgence.

After enjoying a picnic lunch in Dimbulah, we arrive at Tyrconnell in the early afternoon, you are now in Outback territory, vast, rugged and definitely Australian. The afternoon is spent Gold Panning, and touring this fascinating mine, now having been restored to its former glory of 1880, before retiring to your quarters to prepare for dinner with your hosts, and a tour of the historical cemetery by Lantern light.



Included in Day 1:

  • Transfers from Cairns with sight seeing.
  • Lunch
  • Gold panning equipment & guide.
  • Mine & Cemetery Tours
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation

Day 2.

Gold Panning Up with the sun and after a good hearty breakfast and an early morning walk, you’re on your way to Maloberti's North Queensland Coffee Plantation. Observe the entire process from the beans on the trees, through to the harvesting and  roasting, Gift Packs are available to buy. We continue on to Granite Gorge. Walk this amazing Australian landscape, have a swim if desired and feed the native Rock Wallabies from your hand. 

After lunch on the top deck of Atherton Blue Gum, we digest the lush, unspoilt and scenic Southern Atherton Tablelands (or Cairns Highlands). We visit the Hallorans Hill lookout, and take in the view towards the two highest mountains in Queensland. Our secret platypus rendezvous, on the edge of the Barron River is an exciting adventure, have your camera ready! Continuing onto Volcanic Lake Eacham for turtle spotting, a walk or swim is another highlight, while the 500 year old, Curtain Fig Tree is breathtaking. We arrive back at The Summit B&B, a unique 4.5 Star Bed & Breakfast. You have a choice to stay either at The Summit B&B or, the 5 star Summit Rainforest Retreat (subject to availability & numbers). Dinner is your choice, with complimentary transfer to and from a local restaurant.

Included in Day 2:

  • Full Breakfast
  • Day Tour
  • Granite Gorge entry
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation
  • Transfer to Restaurant for Dinner

Day 3.

World Heritage Rainforest

Another early morning walk, if you so desire, followed by a full breakfast on the upper deck of your accommodation, overlooking the serene Atherton valley and surrounding mountains.

 We take a short journey to Lake Barrine Tea House, to see "Mother Nature" at her most wondrous and ponder how it all came about as we relax on the deck or take a short walk to the two giant Kauri Pines. A 45 min cruise around the lake is available, (cruise cost is extra, approx $12 pp), spot the giant python from the safety of the boat and enjoy the commentary supplied.

There will be an opportunity to stop off at a selection of stunning lookouts, on the edge of the Great Dividing Range, as we make our way down to sea level, for a lunch-time arrival on the Coast.


Included in Day 3:

  • Full Breakfast
  • Half Day Tour
  • Transfer to Cairns, Mission Beach or Port Douglas.

Cost of the Package: (Click Here for Currency Converter)

  • $1199   AUD  pp  (Adults)
  • $499   AUD  pp  (Children under 15 years of age)

John Donovan The 'Swagman’s Trail' has proven to be the most popular way to see the difference between the Tourist City of Cairns, 'Real Outback Australia' and the lush, tropical, scenic Atherton Tablelands. Tour director, John Donovan (a typical 'true blue Aussie') is able to tailor the tours to meet any special interests.

CONTACT: swagman@athertonbluegum.com to book this 3 Day package or to request more information.