WEP Cairns Outback, Reef & Rainforest Adventure

Day 4 – Outback Cattle Station, Farm Activities and National Park Swimming and Night Markets

Cattle Station Life: This morning you get a sample of true outback life on a cattle station. You visit the cattle yards to learn about the cattle musters and branding, and efforts made for humane animal treatment. You also learn what this robust rural family does to survive flooding, drought and economic hardships.

Cow Milking, Animal Feeding and Whip Cracking: Breaking into small groups, you can feed the goats and chickens, learn how to milk the cows and crack a whip properly in true cowboy style. You also take a walk back through time on the homestead to the age of the early Australian pioneers, and you can touch the old furniture, trinkets and memorabilia all well-preserved by the family.

Boomerang Throwing: Yes, they actually come back to you! Your guide teaches you the significance of the boomerang and how they were cleverly used for hunting. You learn proper throwing technique and what makes them return

National Park & Babinda Boulders:  The clear waters that pour from Mt Bartle Frere spill over massive granite bounders in this luxuriant section of jungle. Here you can learn about the significance of this special place to the local Aboriginal people, and swim in cool calm waters with the rainforest as your backdrop. 

Night Markets:  Tonight you have time for shopping at the Cairns Night Markets.  You can find opals, pearls, silver, clothing, massage oils, t-shirts, arts, crafts, Australian food products, toys, and plenty of souvenirs and gifts.   

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

(PLEASE NOTE if we get many signups, the large group may be split into smaller groups and this itinerary may be run in reverse order)

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