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  • 5 Iconic Running Tracks

    Let’s be real – most of us don’t entertain the thought of exercising while on holidays, let alone go through the effort of packing our runners and active wear! But if you’re one of those virtuous travellers who likes to fit in a workout here and there while sightseeing (we’ll be by the pool bar if you’re looking for us), then we’ve compiled a list of our top 5 tracks to get those legs a-running.

  • Riding the Misty Mountains Trails near Mission Beach

    The Misty Mountain trails consist of a number of scenic rides from the coast to the rainforest. Ride the wilderness tracks and explore the Cassowary Coast with these hot hints.

  • Mission Beach – The best kept secret in mountain biking

    From the moment you turn off the highway, away from the never-ending cane fields and through the twists and turns of the Djiru National Park, you’ll be captured. Get set for your perfect mountain biking getaway in Mission Beach.

  • Choose your own adventure: Discover the Daintree & Cape Tribulation

    Choose your own adventure with these unique tour ideas in Cape Tribulation; a place where Australia’s oldest, largest and longest rainforest collides with the only living organism seen from space.

  • 48 hours mountain biking the Cassowary Coast

    From making first tracks at sunrise along the coast to meeting friendly local wildlife in the ancient rainforest, uncover the secrets of the mountain biking trails of Mission Beach and surrounds.

  • The Rainforest People of Kuranda

    Known as the colourful village in the rainforest, Kuranda has a much deeper history that stretches way beyond its famous quirky markets. Learn more about the Indigenous people who have called Kuranda home for at least 10,000 years.

  • Walks in Kuranda

    Experience the famous village in the rainforest along a network of easy trails that introduce you to the surrounding Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Accommodating all types of walkers, discover the amazing scenery that exists a stone’s throw from Kuranda’s shopping experience.

  • Beginners guide to rainforest evolution

    The creation story of this ancient place isn’t simple, so here’s the abbreviated version of how the rainforest began some 200 million years ago.

  • 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.

  • How to shoot waterfalls like a pro

    At the top of North Queensland’s ‘must-see’ natural attractions are undoubtedly it’s tropical waterfalls. You know the ones with the oh-so-silky water and the brilliant greens. Here are four tips from professional photographer, Andrew Watson, to help you capture your own slice of natural beauty.