The Most Beautiful Places To Stop Between

Cairns and Tully

The drive between Cairns and Tully is 140km and 1 hour 46 minute. There is soo much too see in between it is worth taking a week road trip to explore it’s natural beauty. With plenty of waterfalls, Nature walks and hikes to spotting the most dangerous bird in the world ‘The Cassowary’.

Bahana Gorge

Behana Gorge is just 30 minute drive south of Cairns and. It’s about a 45 minute walk along a sealed road running parallel to the creek to your left and a pipe to your right. The walk is fairly easy with a few up and down hills along the way. The trail does seem to end at a big gate which is part of the water catchment. You can follow a well worn trail down to some rocks which is also where you will find the base of Clamshell falls. You can swim here, we decided not too as the water was flowing after all the rain and it was raining on the day we went. There is also a few small rock pools that you could also go for a cool dip in. There are no facilities so bring water, snacks and sunscreen.

Babinda Boulders

Located 1 hour south of Cairns in a small town is Babinda Boulders. It is a short 700m walk to the devils pool and you will pass another cascading lookout along the way. Although you cant swim at these two spots. There is a spot at the top of the falls where you can take a refreshing dip in the crystal clear water.

Josephine Fall’s

The waterfall is located 1 hour from Cairns and is a great place to spend a moring or an afternoon swimming. The walking trail is 1.2km up to the top waterfall and back through lush rainforest. Along the way there is 2 other lookouts to stop past. The best swimming spot is at the base of the falls where you can swim across to the boulder and the walk up to the top and slide down the granite rock.

Paronella Park

Known as the greatest detour in the North. Where you will pass through sugarcane fields, forests and stopping at the ruins of the Spanish Castle at Paronella Park. We got the Mamu skywalk and Paronella pass combined which saved money and at Paronella Park it gave us a free place to camp for the night. It also included unlimited entry to both for 2 years and you can visit during the day and night.

Mission Beach

Kennedy Track

Best done at low tide, this 6-8km easy to moderate walk starts in South Mission Beach and winds its way through rainforest, long sandy beaches, mangroves and rocky bays to the mouth of the Hull River. At Morgan’s Lookout there are great views of Dunk Island and the Family Islands. Also you may even spot a Cassowary along the trail. Fore more information on the trail Click Here.

Ulysses Walk

The Ulysses Walk is a coastal stroll through Mission Beach that takes you from Clump Point Jetty to Sea Dream’s Mission Beach. It is an easy 4.5km walking trail to the jetty. If you start at Sea dream’s resort, It adds on 500m each way. It’s a very beautiful trail and well worth checking out when in mission beach.

Lacey Creek Walk

Lacey Creek is only 7 minutes out of Mission Beach on the El Arish Mission Beach Road. It is a beautiful spot for a nature walk through the rainforest. The walking trail is 1.1km circuit takes you along dirt tracks, boardwalks and a couple of sets of stairs. There is a picnic ground, toilets and a swimming spot.

Bicton Hill

Located near Bingil Bay in Clump Mountain National Park. The moderate 4km circuit track zigzags and winds its way to the top of Bicton Hill. There are 4 lookouts along the way where you get fantastic views of the coast and Family Islands. The trail is mostly in the forest so it is fairly shady.

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