On the hunt for things to do in Cairns and looking for that spectacular nature experience? If the answer is yes, Stoney Creek is sure to please.
Located 15- 20 minutes North of Cairns at the end of Stoney Creek Rd, Kamerunga, Stoney Creek offers a large assortment of swimming holes and water falls surrounded by rainforest and large cliff faces and is one of the less known Cairns attractions, accessed mostly by locals and those living in Cairns.
Once you arrive, there is a small swimming hole which is particularly suited for children, as it is quite shallow and easy to access. Unfortunately, if you are looking for things to do in Cairns with kids and decide to visit Stoney Creek, this waterhole is the only one that we recommend for the young ones, as the others are only accessible through a steep rocky track.
To access the other water holes, this track will lead you up and though the rainforest gully, providing many fantastic selections of different swimming holes from small to very large.
Some water holes even feature large waterfalls, although these are generally much further down the track and can take substantially longer to get to.
Tips and Tricks
Like many water holes, get there early as it can get busy.
Pack good shoes for bush walking. The tracks can get steep, rocky and slippery.
Take plenty of water and pack a light lunch. There are no shops close by.
Don’t try to go off the track to access a water hole. Stick to the paths.
Pack a camera, as the scenery is absolutely stunning.
Stoney Creek is a great way to spend a half day with friends or family and it’s one of the top free things do in Cairns, leaving you with more money in the pocket, without compromising quality.