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In Tropical North Queensland we a blessed with countless beautiful and amazing swimming holes with year-round warm climate, providing the perfect excuse to explore. Many of these stunning swimming spots are located in the World Heritage Wet Tropics rainforest and some not too far from when you touch down in Cairns.
The Cairns Esplanade Swimming Lagoon is a popular destination for families and tourists alike, who are looking for a relaxing and fun day by the water in the middle of town. The lagoon is located within walking distance from popular hotels and hostels in the city, and is the perfect spot for an afternoon BBQ. If you prefer your swimming holes to be surrounded by the thick lush rainforest, drive only 30 minutes from the Cairns CBD to Crystal Cascades or Stoney Falls for an unique experience in nature.
Sensational swimming holes
Tropical North Queensland is home to an extraordinary array of waterfalls, waterways and waterholes.
Cardwell Spa Pool – all you need to know
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.
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:
One day wonders
Discover local specialties and hidden gems on a mini road trip through Tropical North Queensland. Here are six itineraries to get you out and about.
20 waterfalls near Cairns
Mighty mountain ranges and Wet Tropics Rainforest create the optimum environment for a myriad of extraordinary waterfalls. Fall in love with these 20 waterfall wonderlands only a short drive from Cairns.
8 Free ideas for family fun in Cairns
Outdoor loving families will have a tonne of fun in Tropical North Queensland and the best part about holidaying in the tropics is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy yourself. Here are our top 8 free things to do as a family in TNQ.
10 waterfalls to chase on the Atherton Tablelands
Hit the famous waterfall circuit, uncover those less known or stretch a little further and take a dip in Australia’s widest, single-drop waterfall on the Atherton Tablelands.
7 great reasons to head to the Atherton Tablelands
The Atherton Tablelands are the kind of place you want to take at your own pace. Jump in a car and head inland to tick off these must-do experiences.
Trail running the Goldfield Trail at Babinda Boulders
Trail runners and bushwalkers are spoilt for choice in Tropical North Queensland. It’s hard to put a figure on how many trails there are but trust me, there are hundreds. Situated in lush, heritage-listed rainforest, the Goldfields Trail, between Babinda and Goldsborough Valley, is one the most iconic in the region.