Planning a holiday in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef and looking to beat the heat on your Tropical North Queensland break, Cairns and its surrounds are home to every kind of tropical watering hole you could imagine. Choose from man-made lagoons, rainforest waterfalls, ocean reefs and island beaches. Trek through the tropics or island-hop, discover hidden rainforest waterfalls, go white-water rafting along raging rivers, or even skydive over the sparkling blue ocean.
Explore nature's playground at Josephine Falls
Most famous for its natural, rock waterslide, Josephine Falls offers hours of fun. Fed from the summit of Mt Bartle Frere (Queensland’s highest mountain), it’s made up of three swimming pools nestled in the heart of Wooroonooran National Park. Wander along rainforest paths, laze on smooth granite boulders and most importantly, slide down the natural waterslide.
Explore a hidden waterfall at Crystal Cascades
Hidden in the rainforest, just 15 minutes from Cairns, you’ll find one of the locals best-kept secrets - Crystal Cascades. Shaded by the canopy and surrounded by impressive granite boulders, there’s no shortage of rejuvenating pools and swimming holes to cool off in.