Top 5 Waterfalls around Cairns

Our beautiful city has much on offer, including many extraordinary waterfalls, just moments outside of the city centre. Below are five waterfalls that will take your breath away and make your trip to Cairns remarkable.

Milla Milla Falls

Milla Milla falls is one of three, on a waterfall circuit in the Atherton Tablelands. One of the most popular, and most photopraphed waterfalls in Far North Queensland, Milla Milla Falls is a 'must do' when visiting Cairns. The 18M heritage- listed waterfall offers a beautiful fresh pool to swim in, and a picnic area to enjoy the views all day long.

Image via Atherton Tablelands

Josephine Falls

Josephine Falls is a stunning waterfall, located a 1 hour drive south of Cairns City. Featuring a 1.2KM return walk through lush, heritage- listed rainforest, a natural water slide and beautiful views to settle down for a picnic.

Image via Wild Swimming Australia

Behana Gorge

Looking for an escape to the Tropical North Queensland heat? Behana Gorge is a short, 35 minute drive from Cairns city and is rapdily flowing 365 days a year. Behana Gorge offers visitors the chance to plunge into the mouth of the fresh waterfall and swim in the pools beneath. There is a 3.5KM steep walk up to the waterfall, so make sure you bring comfortable shoes!

Image via Tropical Coast Tourism

Crystal Cascades

Loved by locals, Crystal Cascades is a secluded swimming spot, a short 20-minute drive from the Cairns City. Featuring a series of small waterfalls that flow into large pools, with stunning green foilage overhanging the waters edge. Crystal clear water as the name suggests, this is the perfect place to cool off and enjoy the rainforest.

Image via Tourism Tropical North Queensland

Windin Falls

Windin Falls is known as the natural infinity pool and is the perfect waterfall for the adventurous explorer. Starting in the Atherton Tablelands, Windin Falls is found by hiking a track which is 11.5 KM return. These views are breathtaking overlooking mountain ranges, this waterfall is the perfect untouched piece of heaven.

Image via We Are Explorers

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