Far North Queensland

Summary

The Northern Most point in QLD.

Popular Walks

Parent Regions

History

Any interesting history for the region?

Features

What are the standout bushwalking features?

Access

How do you get there? Include all access points if there are many?

Maps

Which maps cover the region?

Accommodation

Where can I stay there? or near there?

Camping

Council Areas:

  1. Burke Shire 
  2. Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire
  3. Capentaria Shire
  4. Croydon Shire
  5. Mareeba Shire
  6. Etheridge Shire
  7. Tablelands Reginoal
  8. Cassowary Coast Regional
  9. Cairns Regional
  10. Douglas Shire
  11. Cook Shire
  12. Aurukun Shire
  13. Torres Shire
  14. Lockhart Reiver Aboriginal Shire

Contact details

Contact details for National Park offices or similar...

Easy
1.8 km return
45 mins

Davies Creek Falls Circuit

Close to Cairns and Mareeba, Davies Creek National Park is a favourite spot for locals. It offers a spacious picnic area and camping facilities, spread out amidst the rocky platforms and shady trees by the creek. Visitors can negotiate the rocks and swim in the pools in this area at their leisure. Davies Creek Falls,is a magnificent waterfall cascading over huge granite boulders,

Easy
300 m return
10 mins

Cooktown lighthouse

Short walk from the car park to the lighthouse.

Very Easy
2.4 km return
1 hr

Crystal Cascades

Crystal cascades is popular freshwater swimming hole surrounded by a tropical rainforest, it has a series of small waterfalls that flow into large pools, This short easy walk takes you to popular swimming holes and with a waterfall at the last swimming hole

Very Easy
500 m
36 mins

Curtain Fig NP

A well built boardwalk surrounds the most astounding sight - a massive curtain of aerial roots created over 3 toppled trees by a single strangler fig. The fig is thought to be over 500 years old.

Medium
4 km return
90 mins

Earl Hill Summit Track

Earl Hill is a 2.9 kilometre moderately trafficked out and back trail located at Trinity Beach north of Cairns, Queensland, Australia that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Medium
2 km return
1 hr

Emerald Creek Falls walking track

Emerald Creek rushes out of the rainforests of the Lamb Range. The waters of the creek tumble over granite boulders, forming the picturesque falls that plunge into placid pools.

Medium
2 km return
1 hr

Fairy Falls - Cairns

An isolating walk through the forest, ending in a waterfall and small swimming hole.

Medium
10.8 km
5 hrs

Island Circuit

A lovely scenic walk around Dunk Island - not too strenuous, lots of wildlife!

Easy
4.8 km return
105 mins

Lake Barrine

This picturesque freshwater lake has a walking track all the way around, together with Tea House and the opportunity of a Cruise on the waters. This is a water filled crater that was created some 10,000 years ago as a result of a volcanic eruption.

Easy
3.2 km return
75 mins

Lake Eacham

A clear, blue lake surrounded by cool rainforest, Lake Eacham offers swimming, bird watching, canoeing, picnic areas and shady walking tracks. It is a popular recreation area for locals and visitors.
In geological terms, the lake is a maar; a volcanic crater formed by massive explosions from the superheating of groundwater. The crater fills with rain water only, forming a lake 65m deep.
Over 180 bird species have been recorded from the rainforest and you may be lucky enough to see one of the few species of marsupial active during daytime—the small musky rat-kangaroo.