Tips & Articles

15
March
2018

Things to Do at Lake Eacham

Set on the sprawling Atherton Tablelands in a volcanic region near Cairns, Lake Eacham is a World Heritage listed landmark proffering a rich history that spans back thousands of years and a range of adventurous outdoor activities combined with mesmerising wildlife spotting opportunities. How Lake Eacham Was Formed The lake itself dates back more than 12,000 years, when it first started to form via molten magma which rose from the centre of the earth and heated the surrounding water table. As a result, steam that was trapped underground escaped, creating massive explosions and causing massive cracks to appear in the […]

   
  
7
February
2018

Platypus Spotting in the Atherton Tablelands

Australia is renowned for its eclectic selection of native species, but none are more elusive than the platypus. It’s thought that only 10% of Australians have glimpsed one of these creatures, but with a hearty dose of patience and the right information, you have a good chance of spotting them on the Atherton Tablelands near Cairns. The Tablelands themselves offer incredible sprawling scenery, comprising of vast plateaus and bushland, as well as a stunning collection of flora and fauna to explore. Where to Spot Platypus on the Atherton Tablelands The best place to try your luck at spotting a platypus […]

   
  
2
January
2018

The Cathedral Fig Tree in the Atherton Tablelands

The Atherton Tablelands are renowned for their sprawling scenery, much of which dates back thousands and thousands of years. This ancient part of Australia is home to old rock paintings, soaring cliffs, and endless plateaus that seem to stretch out to the horizon and back. Amidst it all, there are pockets of rainforest that proffer a different set of scenery. In this parts of the tablelands, centuries-old trees jut skywards and exotic plants grow wild and free beneath the lush green canopies. It’s in one of these pockets that you’ll find the Cathedral Fig Tree. This monster of a tree […]

   
  
27
October
2017

A Day Out at Lake Tinaroo

The Atherton Tablelands are the perfect place to escape Cairns city life. Amongst the ancient landscape, there are plenty of incredible natural wonders to admire, including Lake Tinaroo. The picturesque body of water is a hotspot for swimmers, skiers, and walkers, and there are plenty of places to have a picnic and a barbecue around the edge on the banks. Today, Tinaroo is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area, with plenty to offer all kinds of visitors. As well as watersports and walking the trails that crisscross around the edge of the lake, you can try […]

   
  
22
September
2017

Exploring Millaa Millaa Falls on the Waterfalls Circuit

The Tablelands region of Queensland, Australia, boasts a collection of picturesque waterfalls that break up the unique landscape. Here, visitors amble from one watering hole to the next, enjoying refreshing plunge pools and charming scenery as they go. Millaa Millaa Falls is one of the best-loved waterfalls in the area, and can be found at Theresa Creek Road. The heritage-listed site was named on the Queensland Heritage Register on the 5th December 2005, and remains an important visitor hotspot for those looking to explore the history and natural beauty of this part of Australia. The falls themselves are located alongside […]

   
  
28
August
2017

Soaking Up the Views at Crawford’s Lookout

Set in the highland region of northern Australia on the outskirts of Cairns, the Atherton Tablelands unfold in a diverse mixture of landscapes. Here, you can see a collection of rainforests and wetlands that meet savannas home to native bird species and fascinating wildlife, like tree kangaroos and cute wallabies. The region is home to the famous Waterfalls Circuit, which is a 17km long driving loop that takes in several picturesque waterfalls in the region. As well as waterfalls and an eclectic collection of scenery, the Atherton Tablelands are also home to some stunning viewpoints, including Crawfords Lookout, one of […]

   
  
3
July
2017

Things to Do in Cairns City

Cairns is considered the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, one of the world’s most incredible natural wonders. From the city itself, you can pick up a cruise to take you out on to the calm lagoon of the ocean and spot mesmerising marine life and tropical island scenery. But it’s not just the Great Barrier Reef that draws visitors in. In fact, Cairns city has plenty to offer tourists, from delectable restaurants and cosy cafes, to an array of boutique stores and fun activities. Here are some of the best things to do in and around Cairns City. 1. […]

   
  
23
June
2017

Things to Do on Green Island

Green Island is set just 45-minutes off the coast of Cairns, and is easily reachable by catamaran or boat. Made up of a 6,000-year-old coral cay, it forms a popular part of the incredible Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, which remains one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. Today, the island is home to more than 120 native plant species and a plethora of bird and animal life, plus there are plenty of things to see and do during your time in the area. The History of Green Island The history of Green Island is a fascinating one, […]

   
  
7
June
2017

Things to Do at Josephine Falls

In the regions surrounding Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, you can find some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country, including Josephine Falls. The cascading water in this region plummets into crystal clear waters that is edged by sandy beaches and flanked by lush rainforest. Josephine Falls provides visitors with the perfect spot to kick back and relax, and is characterised by a peaceful swimming hole and picturesque scenery. Things to Do at Josephine Falls You can spend as long as you like at Josephine Falls, as there is plenty to do regardless of the kind of experience you’re […]

   
  
5
May
2017

Exploring the Boardwalk at Cairns Mangroves

Mangroves are an important ecosystem that help protect the land from the sea and vice versa, providing a home for many young reef fish in the area. The Cairns mangroves are a classic example of mangrove life, where the trees themselves have evolved over time to thrive permanently in a mixture of salt and freshwater that is forever changing. Playing host to a huge collection of creatures that each have their own special place in the ecosystem – expect to see quirky species like fish that can live outside of the water, fighting crabs, and baby sharks. At the heart […]