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Waterfalls OverviewUpdated: 02-Feb-2007
Waterfalls, lakes and lagoons are everywhere in North Queensland. We suggest hiring a car and visiting some of these amazing spots. Crystal Cascades is only a 20 minute drive from the CBD and is a beautiful spot to spend at least a few hours. Lake Placid is also very close to town.
The Tablelands have some ancient volcanic craters such as Lake Barrine and Lake Eacham which are beautiful. Lake Tinaroo is a large man made lake with plenty of watersports available such as waterskiing. The Millaa Millaa Falls are picture perfect and the Malanda Falls are fun for a cooling dip.
Heading south from Cairns you could visit Josephine Falls which has a natural slippery dip - lots of fun! The Boulders are close by and are steeped in Aboriginal Legend. There are so many to choose from. I have only mentioned a few of the more popular and easy to find locations which are all surrounded by beautiful rainforest or Aussie bush.
North of Cairns is Mossman Gorge which is also an excellent spot within a National Park. There is a ring walk which is well worth doing. The water is invigorating and absolutely clear. This is a truly beautiful spot.
There are a selection of guided day trips available from Cairns which visit these areasEdit This Page