Free things to do in Cairns

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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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    de Brueys Boutique Wines

    The region of Far North Queensland provides an ideal climate to grow a range of delicious tropical fruits, producing some of the finest tropical wines, port and liqueurs in Australia. Head out west of Cairns to Mareeba and you will come across the amazing tropical taste sensation of de Brueys Boutique Wines! Established in 2003 Read More

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    Mungalli Creek Dairy Farm

    Picture lush rolling hills, stunning landscapes, amazing fresh food and and small town hospitality and you’ll probably find yourself at Mungalli Creek Dairy Farm. Established in 1920, Mungalli Creek Dairy is a must do if you’re out and about in the Atherton Tablelands, not only giving visitors the opportunity to explore a fully functional farm Read More

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    Glacier Rock Lookout

    One of the hidden gems of Cairns is a series of walking tracks through Barron Gorge National Park with one in particular leading to an amazing lookout point, Glacier Rock Lookout. If you love walking through the rainforest, we can highly recommend making a start in this area where you’ll encounter some spectacular views of 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

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    Cape Tribulation

    Whether you are backpacking around Far North Queensland, looking for romantic things to do in or around Cairns or looking for activities for kids, a visit to Cape Tribulation and the Daintree rainforest should definitely be on the to-do list. Cape Tribulation became a tourist destination in the mid-1980s when the first backpacker hostels were Read More

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    Barron Falls

    When it comes to waterfalls in Cairns and surrounding regions, there is certainly no shortage, yet when it comes to magnitude Barron Falls is by far the leader of the pack! Located in Barron Gorge National Park (just over 30 minutes drive North West of Cairns) Barron Falls is very popular waterfall that is truly Read More

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    Copperlode Dam (Lake Morris)

    Located 20 minutes drive West from Cairns, Copperlode Dam (also known as Lake Morris) is a stunning and picturesque location for those looking for scenic hot spots in the region. Built in 1976 and sitting at 430 metres above sea level, Copperlode Dam is a fully functional dam that supplies drinking water to the region Read More

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    Curtain Fig Tree

    Located a few minutes drive out of Yungaburra, the Curtain Fig Tree is not only one of the largest trees in Far North Queensland, it has now become one of the most popular natural attractions in the Atherton Tablelands. Curtain Fig Tree is truly a natural marvel. and its creation is quite amazing. The Curtain Fig Trees Read More