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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

  •   Met James at Tyto Wetlands, he found two new crakes for us. Thoroughly impressed with his knowledge, great advice and conversation. Highly recommended.

    Shelly G
    11/29/2020
  •   My three day private tour with James was unbelievably good. James is an amazing ambassador for Far North Queensland, and his love for the region is infectious! Having travelled to... read more

    blairwickham
    11/23/2020
  •   An awesome trip in small groups that was personalized for what we wanted to see. We travelled in comfort with a very informative guide. A highlight was the night animal... read more

    Henwood1
    11/18/2020
  •   We had such a great day with Kelvin. His knowledge and hosting was exceptional and we loved his passion for his job! From the time we were picked up until... read more

    kimberleighs2014
    8/03/2020
  •   A really enjoyable day! Our guide Matt was awesome. Very engaging, passionate and knowledgeable. Even our unenthusiastic 13 year old son had a great day. Saw heaps of crocs from... read more

    BiancaD568
    7/28/2020
  •   My family were visiting my beautiful backyard of Cairns for the first time as a family so naturally, I wanted to give them the best experience possible! FNQ Nature... read more

    bridgettestingray
    7/20/2020
  •   James is an amazing tour guide! Right from the beginning he made us feel so welcomed and accommodated transportation for us. He is very knowledgeable and knows the rainforest as... read more

    sfajardo10
    2/25/2020
  •   Wow we had an amazing trip with James. He is an extremely knowledgeable and upbeat tour guide and made our entire experience a time we will never forget. From seeing... read more

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    2/20/2020
  •   In summary, Matt was absolutely fantastic and we would highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Daintree.

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    SusieD01
    2/09/2020
  •   During our 11-day Australia vacation we spent two days with FNQ Nature Tours, firstly in the Atherton tablelands and secondly in the Daintree rainforest. Both days our guides were... read more

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    2/07/2020

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