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Cairns hiking experience

LENGTH: FULL DAY TOUR | PRICE: $275 AUD PP
DEPARTS: CAIRNS AND NORTHERN BEACHES

The only hiking operator in Cairns!

Beautiful Lamb Range is an hour drive West of Cairns and towers high above the Dinden National Park surrounds. The track consists of open woodland, giant gum trees, savanna habitat and beautiful iconic Xanthorrhoea grass trees. As we gain height we’ll notice abrupt granite boulders coursing the summit area, providing spectacular scenery.

*Children under 14 are not recommended for this tour

UNIQUE FEATURES OF THIS TOUR

TOUR SUMMARY

Hike is classed as ‘Difficult’ (recommended for experienced hikers)

FNQ Nature Tours is the only Cairns tour operator offing guided Hiking Experiences, we don’t expect see much traffic on the walk! The beautiful Lamb Range is an hour drive West of Cairns and towers high above the Dinden National Park surrounds.

Expect an early start! We like to begin our hikes while the birds are singing and the early dawn light beaming through the open forest

The track consists of open woodland, giant gum trees, savanna habitat and beautiful iconic Xanthorrhoea grass trees. As we gain height we’ll notice abrupt granite boulders coursing the summit area, providing spectacular scenery.

We provide our guests with snacks and fruit to keep your energy high while on the hike. On our return from the walk, we’ll travel a short distance to Davies Creek for our picnic lunch and a swim!

The trail is a 10 kilometre experience of a lifetime. The Rainforest habitat near the summit with its beautiful Oraniopis palms and Cycads will amaze you! Experience the smells and sounds of the ancient Wet Tropical Rainforest.

ITINERARY

7:00am Pickup in Cairns
Heading Westward, we drive up the beautiful scenic Kuranda Range and continue along the Kennedy highway to Dinden National Park. We find some shade and prepare ourselves for the walk.

8:15am Prepare for Hike
We take some time while in the shade of the trees to get our gear and bodies ready for the hike. Several alternate hikes are available to suit a range of difficulty levels. We have a 3 hour moderate hike or the popular 6 hour difficult hike. * Snacks, muesli bars and fruit will be provided to keep our energy high for the walk.

8:30am Begin hiking Lamb Range
Our popular trail is a 10 kilometer experience of a lifetime. The Rainforest habitat with its beautiful Oraniopis palms and Cycads will amaze you! Experience the ancient smells and sounds of a Rainforest that survived the breakup of the Gondwana Supercontinent. There are several peaks to this ridge trail, all offering different views and abundant natural landscape.

*Note: Lamb Range is classed as a difficult hiking trail. However, difficulty levels can be modified for families!

2:30pm Accomplished!
On our return from the mountain, we have a long break to enjoy a picnic lunch and cool off in Davies Creek. Facilities present.

3:30pm Depart National Park
As our bodies relish in the yummy lunch and welcome swim, we can chill and discuss our fun tales of the hike while we make our way back to Cairns.

5:00pm Arrive in Cairns
We’ll drop you back to your accommodation in Cairns at 5:00pm.

MORE DETAILS

What’s included:

  • Passionate interpretive guide
  • Pre-walk snacks and fresh fruit
  • Lunch and cold drinks
  • Insect repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • First aid kit

What to bring:

  • Good walking shoes
  • Large water bottle
  • Day pack for carrying personal items
  • Camera
  • Wet weather gear (for expected rainy days)
  • Swimming gear, towel and spare clothes

HIGHLIGHTS

  • An experienced hiking guide
  • Secluded Rainforest trail
  • Fun 4WD creek crossings
  • Scenic views from the summit and unrivalled panoramas
  • Exploring Davies Creek
  • Optional summit rope climb
  • Clohesy River Fig Tree Boardwalk
  • 1300 metre summit
  • A refreshing swim at the end!

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Reviews

  • star rating  We had an absolutely brilliant day with tour guide Matt. Due to some Covid cancellations, we were the only ones on the tour and we had what ended up being... read more

    jezzwill17
    August 16, 2021
  • star rating  This small group four day wildlife conservation tour was everything we had hoped for. Great wildlife spotting, beautiful environment and a knowledgeable and passionate guide in Matt who... read more

    Robyn M
    August 7, 2021
  • star rating  Our tour with FNQ was absolutely fantastic and we couldn't recommend this locally owned business more. James, our guide was the most knowledgeable and passionate guide we have... read more

    Olga
    August 5, 2021
  • star rating  We had an absolutely brilliant day with tour guide Matt. Due to some Covid cancellations, we were the only ones on the tour and we had what ended up being... read more

    jezzwill17
    August 1, 2021
  • star rating  James enthusiasm, friendliness and passion for Nature is obvious in his manner and the information he imparts. Our tour was a joy from beginning to end and we are... read more

    Gayle
    July 26, 2021
  • star rating  Having just returned from the 3 night 4 day wildlife and conservation tour I can honestly say that this small group tour was wonderful. All the arrangements went smoothly from... read more

    Yvonne T
    July 26, 2021
  • star rating  I had a fabulous time on a recent Australian Geo 4day Far North Queensland Wildlife and Conservation Safari run by FNQ Nature Tours. James was an excellent and knowledgeable guide.... read more

    tornac2017
    July 24, 2021
  • star rating  James was active enthusiastic careful and thoughtful could not get a better guide. The accommodation was. Excellent and our companions also compatible

    patric
    July 22, 2021
  • star rating  We had a great time and James was a great tour guide. His passion and enthusiasm for the wildlife and nature was admirable, and we learnt heaps of interesting facts.... read more

    927karenz
    July 10, 2021
  • star rating  We had a great time and James was a great tour guide. His passion and enthusiasm for the wildlife and nature was admirable, and we learnt heaps of interesting facts.... read more

    Karen Z
    July 10, 2021

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