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Swimming Holes

  • 72 hours in Port Douglas

    This old favourite has a new sense of cool about it. Here’s how to make the most of your time away.

  • An active traveller’s guide to Cairns

    Boasting nature’s ultimate keep-fit playground, nutritious local produce for those post-workout gains, and plenty of idyllic spots for some all-important recovery time, Tropical North Queensland is an active traveller’s dream. Here are our top tips to exploring the region like a top athlete:

  • Cardwell Spa Pool – How to get there & what they look like right now

    Cardwell Spa Pool is a naturally-fed, seasonal creek that shot to stardom on social media in 2016. Ever since, people have been adding it to their holiday itinerary but there are a few things you might not know about this idyllic swimming spot.

  • 12 other things to do when visiting the Cardwell Spa Pool

    Whether you’re out to catch a barra, hike Australia’s largest island National Park or adventure your way through a scenic 4WD track, Cardwell is the perfect launch pad for an outdoorsy weekend with a friendly local twist.

  • 10 Cool ways to cool down during the wet season

    It’s no secret that it gets a little warm in Tropical North Queensland during Summer but with it comes the Wet Season. This is one of the best times to visit as the rainforest shakes the dust from its leaves and the rivers, creeks and waterfalls are at their best. Here are ten cool ways to cool off during Summer:

  • Lake Barrine, Crater Lakes National Park

    This popular park features a deep crater lake surrounded by cool lush rainforest. Lake Barrine, part of Crater Lakes National [more…]

  • Lake Eacham, Crater Lakes National Park

    A clear, blue lake surrounded by cool rainforest, Lake Eacham offers swimming, birdwatching, canoeing, picnic areas and shady walking tracks, [more…]

  • Lake Tinaroo

    Lake Tinaroo is a very popular spot for swimmers, skiers, walkers, fishing (permit required), red clawing, ideal for picnics with [more…]

  • Guide to the natural attractions around Mission Beach

    Snuggly tucked along the Cassowary Coast, Mission Beach and its 14 kms of golden beaches are one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. Here are all the reasons why.

  • 48 Hours on the Atherton Tablelands

    Two days to refresh, revive and take in the sights and sounds of the lush countryside.