Tropical Tablelands - Touring, Trekking & Pilates
FNQ (Ex Cairns) Queensland - Fri 27th August 2021

Max Participants:
FNQ (Ex Cairns) Queensland
Fri 27th August 2021
Start Time:
End Time:
4:00pm approx
5 Days
3 Dinners 4 Breakfasts 2 Lunches
Non-Member Cost:
$2195.00 per person
Member Cost:
$2095.00 per person
Deposit Required:
hiking pilates retreat trekking

Ancient rainforest, waterfalls, crystal clear crater lakes, rugged outback, food, history, wildlife and more!  Join Adventurous Women in the Atherton Tablelands for 5 days of Touring, Trekking & Pilates.  A perfect blend of relaxation, activity, exploration, fun, food and nature immersion - This is going to be one AWesome Adventure!


We keep our groups small to provide you with a more personalised adventure, a great way to get to know your fellow travellers and group leader  - This tour is limited to 10 guests only.


Zillie Falls - Photo Tourism and Events Queensland
Millaa Millaa Falls - Photo Tourism and Events Queensland
Millaa Millaa lookout (also called Gentle Annie lookout)


Please note map locations and route are approximate only


Welcome to Cairns!

This morning our driver and Adventurous Women Guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Cairns, or at our designated meeting point in the CBD. We then travel from Cairns to Atherton, arriving by mid afternoon (1.5 hour drive).

Check into our accommodation and enjoy an afternoon of leisure, with the option of joining in a Pilates session this afternoon on the deck.

Our first dinner together will be a relaxed meal prepared by our guide at the accommodation.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: B&B or Similar Atherton

Rise and shine, our morning Pilates class will set us up for the day! Our instructor will ensure that we are all working to our own pace - we have a fabulous day ahead and we all want to feel great!

After our session, we have breakfast before boarding the bus for our full day Waterfall Circuit Tour. We firstly stop in at Heberton, with the opportunity to visit the Historic Village (own cost). We continue to the stunning Millaa Millaa Waterfall with the opportunity to swim in falls. Once we have finished here, we will drive the short distance to Mungalli Creek Dairy Café for Devonshire tea in beautiful garden surrounds. From here we visit Zillie and Ellinjaa Falls.

A very relaxing and rejuvenating day, returning back to the sanctuary of our peaceful accommodation.

Dinner tonight will again be at our accommodation; the Tablelands has a rich agricultural history so as much as possible, we will be using local produce for our meals.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: B&B or Similar Atherton

Enjoy a continental breakfast on the deck if weather permits..... a gorgeous way to start our day!

We'll then enjoy a stretching session, whereby our Pilates instructor will take us through a series of stretches designed to loosen us up for our day of activity ahead. This session is more about stretching than it is about Pilates.

We then board our bus and drive to the trek start. We will be walking along old logging roads, through beautiful forests with a variety of flora. En-route we will take a relaxed pace, stopping to enjoy our packed lunch. Today is lengthy, however the terrain is not difficult and we will enjoy being in nature without the distractions of day to day life. At the conclusion of our trek, the bus will collect us to return to our accommodation.

Another optional short stretching session is available for those who would enjoy stretching out after our walk today.

Tonight we're dining out and will be taken by bus to the Yungaburra Hotel for dinner. The Yungaburra Hotel, also known as the Lake Eacham Hotel, was built in 1910 and is the pride of the Atherton Tablelands. It features Federation architecture and displays of historic photographs of the area’s early saw milling days.

After dinner, with our bellies full ......we are transferred back to our accommodation for a well earned rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: B&B or Similar Atherton

After exerting ourselves yesterday, it will be lovely to enjoy another gentle Pilates class. Our instructor will ensure that we are all working to our own pace as we stretch out those muscles and warm up for the day ahead.

Today is all about the tastebuds as we tour the outback - We will travel by bus to an idyllic country farm, where we will enjoy a scrumptious breakfast in a lovely gazebo. From here we will visit a grower and maker of condiments using locally grown Davidson plum, lemon aspen and others, which we can taste and wash down with a native fruit cocktail.

Three more food stops precede a visit to Mount Uncle Distillery, where we have the opportunity to sample some of their award winning liqueurs and spirits. And after anyone??

We return to our accommodation at around 3pm where we have the afternoon as leisure. Pilates will be available on request, otherwise the afternoon can just be spent reading, relaxing or sleeping off the food of the day!

We will enjoy a very light dinner tonight at our accommodation, as today has already been heavily food oriented! We will enjoy picking at a grazing platter of local produce.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: B&B or Similar Atherton

Wake up with an optional morning stretch to set us up for our last trekking day, working off what we ate yesterday!

Another beautiful refreshing breakfast, sampling more of the rich produce available on the Tablelands, before checking out of our accommodation

We load up the bus and are transferred to the beginning of our trek.

Though shorter than our previous trek, some sections of this track mean a steeper climb, so it will certainly get our hearts started! We trek through a variety of terrain, with a short exposed section undertaken early in the day before the heat. Our climb along this well maintained track is rewarded with beautiful views of the Atherton Tablelands and, hopefully, some good bird sightings.

By now we will have worked up some hunger, so what better to do than enjoy a lovely lunch in Atherton, before setting home. After lunch we board the bus for the final time and it's onto Cairns where we say our goodbyes after a fabulous five days of adventure!

Meals: Breakfast


Fully Escorted by Adventurous Women Group Leader

Detailed Risk Management Plan & Public Liability Insurance

QLD Commercial Tour Operator Licence

4 nights twin share accommodation (B&B or similar)

Bus & Driver for the duration of the tour

Pilates & stretching sessions as indicated

2 Escorted Hikes

Full day waterfalls tour

Full day outback tasting tour

AW Luggage Tag & Stuff Sack

3 Dinners

4 Breakfasts

2 Lunches


Flights to/from Cairns & Airport Transfers

Pre/Post Tour Accommodation

Meals other than those specified on the itinerary

Items of a personal nature, including trekking equipment

Travel Insurance (recommended)

Personal expenses (phone, laundry, internet, etc.)

What To Bring/Wear

- Pre-Departure Information & Gear List will be provided well in advance of the trip

More Information

Single Supplement on Request 

Cancellation & Refunds


If you wish to cancel all or any part of your booking, notification of cancellation must be made to Adventurous Women in writing. The date of the cancellation is the date on which written notification is received by Adventurous Women.

The following cancellation charges apply per person on cancellation:

60 days or more prior to trip departure – Loss of deposit

Between 30 and 59 days prior to trip departure – 50% of total booking cost or loss of deposit; whichever is the greater

Less than 30 days prior to departure – 100% of total booking cost

Force majeure or Government Travel Restrictions may amend these policies, credits will be offered in place of refunds. ( refer below:  Force Majeure)



Adventurous Women reserves the right to cancel a departure and will advise you of such cancellations no later than 30 days before the tour departure date. In that instance, you will be offered the opportunity to join the tour at another time, choose a different destination, or receive a refund. Adventurous Women will not be responsible for additional expenses incurred – e.g. airfares, travel insurance, etc.


Force Majeure

Adventurous Women will not be liable for any delay in, change to or cancellation of trips due to ‘Force Majeure’. ‘Force Majeure’ means a circumstance beyond the reasonable control of Adventurous Women and includes, but is not limited to, war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, industrial or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and strikes. In case of ‘Force Majeure’ or government travel advice, Adventurous Women will make every effort to transfer your tour to another date or destination. Depending on how close your tour date is, refunds of any kind may not be available, credits will be offered.  Adventurous Women will not be liable for any additional costs incurred by you.


Bookings taken from January 1st 2021, qualify for our deposit guarantee:

If you are unable to travel on your selected departure date due to having contracted COVID-19, or living in an area that restricts your travel in the region of your booked tour, you will be offered your choice of the following options: 

Transferring your deposit to another tour or destination 

Transferring your deposit to another departure date 

Receiving a full refund

FINAL PAYMENTS will be due 30 days prior to departure.



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