Davies Creek National Park

When it comes to things to do in Cairns, you just can’t miss out on the opportunity to view some local beauties and Davies Creek is a spot worthy of a visit!

Located 20 km South West of Cairns in the Atherton Tablelands, Davies Creek National Park  is a fantastic location for that relaxed day out with friends and family, the keen explorer and even those looking for a top camping site.

Pick a great spot by several waterholes and indulge in pure serenity as you dive into the fresh mountain waters and lounge by the banks, listening to the local native bird life and day dream of times long gone.

A bonus feature about the waterholes that are scattered around Davies Creek is that a minority of them are quite shallow, many knee height or a little deeper, so Davies Creek serves as a fantastic location for parents looking for a great day for the kids.

Davies Creek also provides a few picnic tables, so you can pack up that picnic before leaving (or even cook it there if you have a portable BBQ) and sit under the gumtrees enjoying some good food with friends and family.

When you’re done swimming and eating, we also advise that you check out some of the other waterholes and go exploring, or even head up the mountain and take on some nice walking tracks that lead down into a beautiful gully oasis.

Another feature of note are the Davies Creek Falls, a spectacular waterfall that cascades down a multitude of huge granite boulders. Davies Creek Falls can be seen from lookout up the mountain, overlooking the valley and surrounds. Quite a sight!

Want more than a day to soak it all in? Camping spots are available, so if you’re travelling around the region and are keen on camping in Cairns and outlying regions, Davies Creek is a great spot to revive and explorer for a couple of days. Camping information can be found at the Queensland Department of National Parks HERE.

Tips and Tricks

Make sure you get there early. You can get a few visitors on a hot weekend.

Take note of the weather. If it has been raining, the slow trickling waterfalls do turn into fast and dangerous rapids. If you see the water running fast, don’t swim in the water.

The road leading to Davies Creek is a dirt road. Normal cars can use the road, however it is not advisable with caravans.

Keep your eyes peeled for reptiles. You will see plenty of them basking on the rocks around the area. Snakes and big goannas are common.

So when you’re on the hunt for scenically beautiful Cairns attractions or a bit of a cool off in some stunning water holes, make sure you head out to Davies Creek. It can be a little bit of a drive from Cairns, however you’ll see once you get there that it was well worth it. Get out there!

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