Cairns Waterfalls and Swimming Holes

Looking for swimming holes and waterfalls in Cairns and surrounding regions? We have a list of the best waterfalls and the coolest swimming holes to unwind, relax and take in the serenity.

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    Goldsborough Valley

    Looking for a top camping spot around Cairns or maybe a day out with family and friend for swimming, water activities and a nice picnic? Located just over an hours south of Cairns, Goldsborough Valley is certainly worth a visit. The Goldsborough Valley is among the most lush locations within the Cairns region. It happens Read More

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    Bloomfield Falls

    Looking for a great waterfall in the Cape Tribulation region? If you have a 4WD we highly recommend you stop by the indigenous community of Wujal Wujal and visit the Bloomfield Falls, a sacred site of the local Kuku Yalanji clan. Cascading over 40 metres from the hills above, Bloomfield Falls offer visitors spectacular photo Read More

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    Nandroya Falls

    Spanning at over 50 metres high, Nandroya Falls are quite the visual spectacle. Located in Wooroonooran National Park (20 kilometres west of Innisfail), the falls present an excellent photo opportunity for both the large drop off and the smaller fall further down. The main fall is a picturesque drop with huge cliff faces on either Read More

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    Tchupala Falls

    Head 20 kilometres west of Innisfail and you come across Wooroonooran National Park which features not only some stunning walking tracks but also a waterfall of amazing beauty. Tchupala Falls. One of the feature waterfalls in Wooroonooran Nation Park, Tchupala Falls is located around 600 metres from the parking area. There are tracks that you Read More

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    Murray Falls

    Unknown to most, Murray Falls is a spectacular location for swimming and discovery if you are passing through the Cassowary Coast. Grab a towel and select from a range of swimming holes to cool off, spanning over hundred of meters through the bush. Pool range from deep waterholes to shallow trickling streams, so Murray Falls Read More

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    Emmagen Creek

    For those that are feeling a little adventurous, Emmagen Creek near Cape Tribulation is certainly worth a visit. With numerous swimming holes ranging from deep pools to shallow trickling water, Emmagen Creek is a swimming location that is popular with tourists and locals alike. Located 7km north of Cape Tribulation, Emmagen Creek is the first Read More

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    Hutchinson Creek

    Looking for a freshwater swimming hole in the Daintree? Hutchinson Creek offers safe swimming and is easily accessible with a gentle flow of water (most of the year). It provides an excellent opportunity to cool off and refresh while travelling through the region. Hutchinson Creek is accessible from Cape Tribulation Road. Park beside the main Read More

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    Mason's Waterhole

    One of the most popular swimming holes in Cape Tribulation is accessible from Mason’s Store and Café, on Myall Creek. Mason’s Waterhole is the nearest swimming hole to Cape Tribulation’s accommodation and has a popular rope swing. It is also one of the best spots to see a variety of fish and turtles. Mason’s waterhole Read More

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    Emerald Creek

    Waterfalls! There are so many to choose from in the region, but if you’re out and about and wanting a cool place to chill, Emerald Creek is a great location out on the Atherton Tablelands. Similar in terrain to Davies Creek, this is a crystal clear fresh water creek with waterfalls gushing over granite rock. Read More

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    Crater Lakes National Park

    With its lovely blue watered lakes and epic scenery, it’s no surprise why Crater Lakes National Park is often on the agenda for people looking for things to do in Cairns. The lakes (Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham) were formed thousands of years ago from volcanic activity. Groundwater that was super heated by molten magma Read More