About Best of the Cairns Tablelands Tours



Best of the Cairns Tablelands highlights include Coffee Works, Millaa-Millaa Falls, Historic Village Herberton, Curtain Fig Tree. Spend the day exploring the high-country west of the Cairns city, sampling local produce in the food bowl of Tropical North Queensland and meeting local characters along the way.

  • Pickups from the Southside Accommodation 6.15 am, Cairns CBD is 6.30am, Northern Beaches 6.10 am, Port Douglas are at 6.00am. Returning time Port Douglas at approx 7.00 pm, Northern Beaches 6.00pm, Cairns City 6.30pm. 
  • Departing except Xmas Day

Billy Tea Safaris is a small locally owned Advanced Eco Accredited Tour Operator. Enjoy personalised tours with your naturalist guide sharing extensive knowleds of flora, fauna, history of the area, together with experiencing the local lifestyle and culture. Comfortable custom built 4WD vehicles with a maximum 16/20 passengers per vehicle.

Tropical North Queensland is undeniably one of the most exciting and diverse regions to visit in Australia and the Cairns Tablelands sits at the very heart of it. With its breathtaking waterfalls, scenic vistas at every turn, impressive lakes, lush rainforest and rugged outback, a visit to this region promises to be one of great contrast, beauty and exploration.

Highlights of your day in the Tablelands

Highlights of your day in the Tablelands
  • Unlimited Coffee and chocolate tasting for morning tea ….Coffee Works
  • Herberton Historic Village ….step back in time from the 1800s , over 50 original buildings
  • Tropical fruit & local cheese tasting
  • Visit the iconic Millaa Millaa Falls for a refreshing swim
  • Smokehouse platter featuring a selection of handcrafted smoke meats including crocodile and Barramundi
  • Sample locally crafted beer and wine from the Tablelands region
  • A main course lunch selection
  • Visit the 500-year-old Curtain Fig Tree
  • Last minute shopping for local produce at The Humpy Shop


1 Day Best of the Cairns Tablelands Tour
  • Courtesy pick-up and drop off...extra transfer fee from Port Douglas to Bus stop at Smithfield.
  • Morning tea at Coffee Works
  • Historic Herberton Village
  • Tropical fruit Tasting and cheese platter
  • Lunch Australian Platypus Centre
  • Guided walk to spot the Platypus
  • Millaa Millaa Falls (time for a swim )
  • Curtain Fig Tree
  • Visit The Humpy Store for local produce
  • Experence the local food and culture

What to Bring:

What to Bring:

Please take Hat, Sunscreen, Camera, extra batteries & memory cards Water bottle, Towel, Swimming Costume, insect repellent, extra cash for cold drinks, souvenirs or an ice-cream, raincoat in our rainny season or umbrella.

What to wear?
Comfortable clothes as you are in the tropics, our winter you may wish to take a light coat. Flat comfortable shoes or sandals. Preferable no thongs, shoes must have grip and ladies no high heels 

Please Note

Please Note

Seating Info:

  • Billy Tea vehicles take 16/20 passengers only. 
  • Booster seats are provided for young children. Notify ages at time of booking.

Special dietary requirements? All dietary requirements must be notified at time of reservation, or 48 hours notice we can cater for vegetarians and most other requirements within reason and providing they are of a medical nature 

Wheelchair Access:
Is the tour wheelchair / disabled friendly? We can only take passengers that are able to get themselves up the steps in the vehicle or have a carer to help them. They must be able to take walking steps by themselves or with the aid of their own carer. Their wheelchairs must be small compact collapsible chairs as space is limited and can only go in our storage comparments, not inside the vehicles and this must be checked at time of reservation. This also must be advised 48 hours prior to the tour.  The vehicles aren’t designed for disabled passengers, due to the remoteness and ruggedness of the areas visited. Billy Tea Staff are unable to assist with any lifting or assistance due to insurance liability and not authorised carer.

Best of the Cairns Tablelands Tours Reviews


We are Sun &Hu, we had two days trip with Billy Tea Safari on Saturday and this Monday, 1 day DAINTREE RAINFOREST and, 1 DAY BEST OF THE CAIRNS TABLELANDS, we had a wonderful time with Neville who is very knowledgeable and passionate guide, let us know many plants and local history, everything of 2 days arrangement is perfect, beautiful view, BBQ lunch, fruits, and comfortable vehicle, we really enjoyed this amazing trip, very impressive. Thank you Billy Tea Safari and Neville.


Deborah Conrad Lane

We did the Atherton Table Safari with Matthew our guide in late October. The stop and tasting at Coffee World was delicious, with lots of coffee varieties and chocolates to try in their tasting room. The coffee museum was also very amusing. Herberton Historical Village was amazing, full of iconic detail of the past, and was accompanied by a fruit and cheese platter of local exotic fruits and locally made cheeses for morning tea. The Platypus Park was very relaxing, and the view from our lunch table hard to beat. And we got to see the platypus in the wild afterwards, which made me very excited! We stopped at various other scenic spots around the area(Curtain Tree, Milla Milla Falls, lookouts) and had an excellent time with our fellow guests. Matthew was efficient, funny, and helpful at all times. This is a grand little day tour, and I thoroughly recommend it.


Best of the Cairns Tablelands Tours

Pickups from the Southside Accommodation 6.15 am, Cairns CBD is 6.30am, Northern Beaches 6.10 am, Port Douglas are at 6.00am. Returning time Port Douglas at approx 7.00 pm, Northern Beaches 6.00pm, Cairns City 6.30pm. Departing except Xmas Day

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