Billy Tea Safaris

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

Billy Tea Safaris is a truly local company, having been locally owned and operated since 1983 – we are the pioneers of the Daintree Rainforest tour! Billy Tea Safaris is a leading eco-certified tour operator and provider of world-class, small group experiences with unique itineraries to the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and Bloomfield Track, the Outback and Chillagoe and the best of the Cairns Tablelands. Also, tailor-made private charters of the area. Group sizes are limited for a more personalised experience.

Billy Tea Safaris prides itself on being an Advanced Eco Accredited and an Eco-Tourism Hall of Fame operator, a Green Travel Leader, and Roc Certified (Respecting our Culture) in the Wet Tropics World Heritage areas that they operate.

Guests sit back and relax in comfort in a custom-built 4WD air-conditioned vehicle while listening to informative and entertaining commentary by their local eco-accredited naturalist guide for the day. Their local knowledge of flora, fauna, and local history combined with their passion, enthusiasm, and professionalism is what sets them apart from other tours, creating an unforgettable experience in Tropical North Queensland.


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Adventure and Outdoors Tours Cultural and Theme Tours Food and Wine Tours Nature and wildlife Sightseeing Tours Walking and Biking Tours


Birdwatching Boating Camping Fishing Four Wheel Driving Swimming Walks


Basic Moderate

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


Australian Tourism Export Council Charter Vessel Association Queensland Tourism Industry Council Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation


ATEC COVID Ready/ WTTC Safe Travels Stamp Australian Tourism Accreditation Climate Action Business Certified by Ecotourism Australia COVID Clean Practicing Business COVID Safe ECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia Professional Association of Diving Instructors Respecting Our Culture (ROC) Certified by Ecotourism Australia Tour Guiding Association



Billy Tea Safaris operates small personalised Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation tours, where the rainforest meets the reef! On this full-day rainforest tour from Cairns, you will explore all the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation region has to offer. As one of the only tour companies to travel on the Bloomfield Track, your experience will be like no other!

Sit back and relax in comfort in our custom-built 4WD air-conditioned vehicles while listening to informative and entertaining commentary by your local naturalist guide who has extensive knowledge of flora, fauna, history of the area and aboriginal culture. Learn all about the oldest rainforest in the world, the Daintree. Your day will be a memory of a lifetime!

Disabled Access

Family Friendly


Billy Tea Safari’s offers the only Full Day Outback Tour from Cairns! Explore the Chillagoe Caves, Granite Gorge and other highlights of Tropical North Queensland on this full-day tour from Cairns.

Your day begins with a pick up by your friendly accredited guide in a custom-built air-conditioned 4WD vehicle. After introductions and getting to know your fellow passengers, they’ll ascend the McAllister Ranges looking for many different species of bush birds, including emus, wedge-tail eagles, squatter pigeons, kangaroos and frilled neck lizards along the way to your first stop at Skybury Coffee Plantation in Mareeba for morning tea.

Travel out to Chillagoe while listening to the informative commentary by your guide who will share information about the region’s wildlife, history, and Aboriginal culture. Explore the Chillagoe-Mungaga Caves National Park with an expert local guide, travel through historic mining towns and small outback communities, see the Chillagoe Smelter Ruins, visit Balancing Rock for an amazing photo opportunity, see and learn about aboriginal rock art and visit Granite Gorge to see the wallabies. You’ll also be treated to an Aussie outback pub lunch and get a chance to leave a message on the wall of this classic Aussie pub!

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Experience the best of the Tablelands with Billy Tea Safaris; exploring the high-country west of the city and sampling local produce along the way!

Travel 500 metres above sea-level and drive out of the rainforest and on to visit the multi-cultural village of Mareeba and award-winning Coffee Works for an introduction to Australia’s largest coffee-growing region. Continue on through the banana plantations, sugar cane, and through the townships of Tolga and Atherton on route to Historic Village Herberton, voted on TripAdvisor as one of the top 10 museums to visit Australia! Billy Tea Safaris is the only group tour that includes Admission to Historic Village Herberton. Enjoy a selection of local tropical fruits and cheese.

Continuing on Queensland’s highest scenic drive with epic views of the Tablelands and the Great Dividing Range, stop at a scenic lookout and also the iconic Millaa Millaa falls for a photo opportunity (and a swim!). Enjoy lunch at the Australian Platypus Centre. You might be lucky enough to spot a platypus! Walk into the rainforest to view one of Australia’s oldest trees, The Curtain Fig Tree; 500 years old. Finish the day at The Humpy Store to purchase local produce.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

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