The best of both worlds.

We trust you will enjoy this Reef Cruise and Waterfalls combination.


Day 1 – Rainforest & Waterfalls

Jump aboard Gus the Wonder Bus! Uncle Brian will take you, in his fun and friendly way on a day of adventures in our natural world.  We’ll visit ancient coastal Rainforests and the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands during this Rainforest and Waterfalls Tour.

All Day Fun Fun Fun!!

We’ll be walking and talking, swimming, rock sliding, singing in waterfalls, floating in a volcanic crater lake.

Then an exciting journey home!

We look forward to welcoming you into our family and sharing fun times.

Yours in Fun, Falls and Forest.

Waterfalls & Rainforest Highlights

  • Babinda Boulders – Rainforest, swim in crystal clear mountain water…AMAZING!
  • Josephine Falls – Stunning three stage rainforest waterfall that has an awesome swimming hole.
  • Tea House – We take our food very seriously and you will not be disappointed…!
  •  Milla Milla Falls – Are you ready to swim behind a 30 meter (100 foot) waterfall? If not let us help take you.
  • Lake Eacham – A volcanic crater lake over 60 meters deep. Created by underground pressure which erupted and left a large crater.
  • Yungaburra – Our last stop is a very special one. We will be looking for a very special creature called a Platypus.

Waterfalls & Rainforest Itinerary

  • The day begins with a visit to the Babinda Boulders. After a delicious morning tea, you take your first walk and swim of the day.
  • From here, you journey on to Josephine Falls. Enjoy a small rainforest walk before sliding down a waterfall.
  • Drive to the beautiful Tablelands and famous Millaa Millaa Falls. Uncle Brian will keep you amused and entertained with tales of adventure!
  • Lunch at the Falls Tea House with a selection of cold roast meats, salads and vegetarian meals.
  • Freshly brewed local tea and coffee is served with freshly baked cake for dessert.
  • When you get to Millaa Millaa Falls, make you way to beneath the waterfall and SING your heart out! This is one of the most photographed waterfalls in Australia and has made appearances in many films over the years.
  • A delicious afternoon tea of hot chocolate and muffins follows a swim or stroll around Lake Eacham.
  • Platypus spotting is next. It’s a wonderful moment when you see one.
  • You get to relax by a volcanic crater lake in the evening before the exciting journey home with Uncle Brian.

Waterfalls & Rainforest Inclusions

  • Morning and afternoon drinks and snacks.
  • Delicious home cooked 2 course lunch.
  • Visiting ancient Rainforests.
  • Experience the beauty of the Atherton Tablelands.
  • Swimming, walking and just relaxing.
  • Milla Milla Falls
  • Babinda Boulders
  • Josephine Falls
  • Lake Eacham
  • Friendly relaxed company.
  • Fun filled day! Sing a long on the homeward journey.
  • Pick up & return from/to your Cairns CBD accommodation.

Day 2  – Great Barrier Reef Cruise

Today you will escape for an unforgettable day at one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the “Great Barrier Reef”.

Enjoy a leisurely reef cruise  fun day with the Crew aboard Compass Cruises to the outer Great Barrier Reef.  Snorkel amongst beautiful corals and a colourful variety of tropical fish, giant clams, turtles, moray eels and huge Cod.

Relax and soak up the sun on the huge sundeck and take the “Wild Ride” on the famous Compass Boomnet.

Diving is also available (at extra cost) for all levels of experience and snorkelling is made easy with the helpful crew to assist you.

Tour Highlights

  • Two spectacular Reef locations
  • Unlimited snorkelling
  • Up to 4 hours at the Great Barrier Reef
  • Great crew

Great Barrier Reef Inclusions & Itinerary

Great Barrier Reef Inclusions

  • 2 Spectacular Reef Locations
  • Unlimited snorkeling
  • All snorkeling equipment (excluding Wetsuits)
  • Flotation devices if required Friendly crew assistance for non confident swimmers
  • Boomnetting – “The Wild Ride” (weather permitting)
  • Delicious BBQ lunch with fresh salads
  • Fresh fruit platters
  • Tea and Coffee all day (while boat is stationary)
  • Glass of wine, cheese & crackers on return journey

Reef Cruise Itinerary

  • 07:45 – Board Compass Cruises vessel at the Marlin Jetty, Cairns
  • 08:00 – Departure Marlin Jetty for the reef cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 09:00 – On the way, a detailed dive & snorkelling briefing will be given
  • 10:30 – Arrive at our first spectacular reef site,
  • 11:30 – Glass Bottom Boat tour (Extra Cost)
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 13:00 – Cruise to our second location
  • 14:30 – Depart the Great Barrier Reef
  • 14:40 – Boomnetting
  • 15:30 – Glass of wine, tropical fruits, cheese & biscuits
  • 17:15 – Arrive back in Cairns
  • All Government Taxes and Levies Included
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Uncle Brian's has been sharing rainforest and waterfall experiences with amazing people for over 21 years. The combination of music, food, world people's and breathtaking natural history has made us who we are. Your driver and Gus the bus are as excited to be on the tour as you will be, they do it because they love showing off their backyard.



1 Review for “Reef Day Tour and Waterfalls”

  1. Reef Cruise and Waterfalls review by Denisse C

    REEF: I have travelled a lot and I have to say that this was the best experience ever. The best crew, very responsible instructors and the most amazing experience. Thank you guys!! FALLS & FOREST: It doesn't get more Australian then this, what an awesome trip...:) Back to nature, swimming in crystal clear pools up in the rainforest, the waterfalls are breath taking. Paul told us everything about all the flora & fauna, we even spotted a platypus!!!!! The food was a lot and tasted so good. The last thing you want is to be back in the city so we went back up to the lodge where we finished our trip that day, to stay for a few nights. When the girls checked us in we had our first Ozzie BBQ in the backyard and gazed at the stars from our hammocks. Happy days!


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