Welcome to Tropical North Queensland – Welcome to Paradise (they say) – This stunning region has such a variety of attractions, there is something for everyone!. The Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest, easy-going beaches, a vast savannah landscape with spectacular gorges, serene waterfalls and towering trees.
The lagoon right in the middle of Cairns, built to provide a safe swimming place away from the stingers in the sea. Babinda Boulders – An amazing walk just a few kilometres off the main road south of Cairns, the rock formations were amazing! This is the home of the highly recommended Waterfall Circuit, which begins near Millaa Millaa on the Palmerston Highway. Follow the scenic Theresa Creek Road to the fairy-tale drop of Millaa Millaa Falls, the region’s popular emblem and the most photographed waterfall of all. Drive on to Zillie and Ellinjaa Falls, and visit Mungalli Falls.
Yungaburra – had lunch at this picturesque village in the heart of the Atherton tablelands. Walu Wugirriga Mount Alexandra Lookout – The lookout is about 10 minutes drive north from the Daintree River ferry. There’s a great view of the coastline, stretching south from the foothills of Mount Alexandra.
Coffee Works – We stumbled across this place mid afternoon, looking for a late lunch but it turned out we were just in time for the last tasting of the day. Wow – heaps of coffee, tea, flavoured coffees, and many flavours of chocolates to taste. Not what you would call a healthy lunch but very, tasty!! We also looked through the museum which was very interesting.
Coffee beans and some of the memorabilia in the museum below. Barron Falls are found in Kuranda. Spectacular all year round, the majestic Barron Falls is at its best during the Green season. There is a very nice walk to the lookout.
Barron Falls Kuranda markets Not sure what sort of spider this was!! Wouldn’t want to get too close! This was outside a toilet block at one of the many beautiful walks in this area. Hartley’s Adventures just north of Cairns see post