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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  Just spent four full days on a small group tour with these folk, going to some of the most nature rewarding places in FNQ with truly dedicated and professional... read more

    BellthorpeDave
    6/16/2021
  • star rating  Everything about this tour was spot on. Kelvin picked us up at our accommodation on time, personalized every aspect of this experience and showed an incredible level of knowledge and... read more

    nomwo
    5/20/2021
  • star rating  My husband and I had the pleasure of Matt taking us on the afternoon Nocturnal tour. Matt is a wonderful guide, such a broad knowledge and great sense of... read more

    roslynb16
    5/14/2021
  • star rating  Amazing tour through the Daintree with very knowledgeable, friendly guides. The small group was fantastic.

    548katys
    5/05/2021
  • star rating  In short: our trip was amazing! We had the privilege of having Matt as our tour guide and his knowledge and enthousiasm about wildlife and the general rainforest made the... read more

    Ay1990
    4/05/2021
  • star rating  My experience with FNQ Nature Tours was a highlight of my trip to Port Douglas. From start to finish, I was just so impressed.

    I toured with Kelvin and... read more

    travlntheblood
    3/20/2021
  • star rating  I had the pleasure of joining FNQ Nature Tours on a afternoon night spotting tour. I am a Cairns local and boy was I impressed. The knowledge of the team... read more

    95micks
    3/15/2021
  • star rating  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
  • star rating  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
  • star rating  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

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