Far North Queensland, in any language, should literally translate to paradise. With sparkling aquamarine seas and serious natural wonders right on my door step, I couldn’t imagine living anywhere more serene.
As many of you enter serious wanderlust territory when you see the backdrop of my outfit photos, I thought I’d share with you a few places around the Cairns area that a little bit off the beaten tourist track. Believe me when I say, these places are quite literally wanderlust on legs!
Spa Pools, Cardwell
Yes: this is actually real! Much like something from a mermaid-y fairytale, the Cardwell spa pools are a magnificent shade of turquoise. The colour is due to a mineral present in the water and is the most beautiful blue rainforest pool I’ve seen in Far North Queensland. If you are looking at visiting the blue hole in Daintree, I beg you to visit here instead. The blue hole is an area very significant to the spiritual beliefs of Indigenous Australians and the spa pool is just as stunning!
Emmagen Beach, Cape Tribulation
When you see those seriously blue seas and white sands, you expect this beach to be packed! But, luckily for us, there wasn’t a Hawaiian-shirt-clad tourist in sight, leaving us to live out our deserted island fantasies!
Emmangen beach sits at the start of the dirt track at the very north of Cape Tribulation and is, by far, the most stunning beach in the region! As it is only a few kilometres down the dirt track, you don’t necessarily need a four wheel drive. Although, be prepared for your car to get seriously grubby!
Oak Beach, Port Douglas
Another relatively quiet beach, Oak Beach is nestled between Cairns and Port Douglas. I personally love it for it’s dreamy beach swing and soothing golden sands. Such a big kid!
If you’re a beach bum, I recommend doing a ‘beach crawl’ between Cairns and Port Douglas, there as so many stunning beach along the Caption Cook Highway that are always empty.
Lake Eacham, Atherton Tablelands
This reflective, blue crater lake sits in the middle of the rain forest. Although it’s icy-cold to the touch, just the sheer beauty of it will make you want to jump in and live out your mermaid fantasies. If you’d prefer to stay dry sit in front of this magnificent work of nature and enjoy a picnic.
Speaking of paradise, Jake and I have just bought our first house, which is one street back from the beach! Apologies for being as useless as an ash tray on a motorbike on social media, I’m back on track now!