The Best walks in Cairns tropics

Cairns humid climate and coastal landscape make it an ideal region for brilliant rainforests, unique wildlife, and spectacular natural wonders. Whether you are an expert bushwalker, a simple Sunday stroller, or a first-time adventurer, there is an array of walks to suit every desire and ability. Lace up those walking shoes and head out to the very best walks you should squeeze in during your holiday to the sub-tropical Cairns.

Atherton Tablelands

Take a day trip out to the Atherton Tablelands and witness the natural beauty of Australia firsthand. It is home to some of the highest peaks in Queensland, promising spectacular views of the cascading waters, lush rainforests, and large crater lakes this area is famous for. Although the Tablelands themselves stretch out for miles, your best bet for a good walk is at the Rainforestation Nature Park. The park owns 100 acres of land, giving you incredible walking tracks with indigenous cultural sites and local wildlife to see on the way.

Nandroya Falls Circuit

Nandroya Falls Circuit is just one of the many walks in the Palmerston section of Wooroonooran National Park. The track begins at Henrietta Creek campsite leads you along a 2.3km until you reach the Nandroya Falls. The air is thick, and the track is surrounded by one of the oldest continually surviving rainforests on earth. It allows both a short or long walk depending on how far you choose to go, either treking into the valley and past Douglas Creek or set off on the longer circuit back to the beginning and the base of the falls.

The Mount Bartle Frere trail

For a life-changing view, trek up to the highest peak in Queensland! Starting at Josephine Falls, this walk is a full day, taking up to 6-8 hours depending on how many breaks you take. Due to how long it takes, camping up to the mountain or starting at the crack of dawn is your best bet. Although it may be an exhausting adventure, it is well worth it for the escape from reality with a view to go with it.

Mossman Gorge

Set in the ancient Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge is on many travellers lists when visiting Cairns. The walk is quick and easy, offering a relaxing walk for any kind of visitor. Simply drive the 77km from Cairns before setting off on foot amidst the lush greenery. Keep your eyes peeled for the native wildlife that sprinkles this walking track.

Curtain Fig National Park

The famous Curtain Fig is around 5 hundred years old, so no wonder it has a national park named after it. Its trunk is a whopping 39 metres in circumference, with its curtain of fig tree vines falling down 15 metres. Seeing this tree in person is a truly worthwhile experience, promising a mystical natural wonder.

Check out our 1 Day Atherton Tablelands Tour for your next holiday!

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