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Published October 31st 2018
Off the beaten track nature experience
Near Mareeba, in the Tropical North Queensland wilderness, a natural wonderland is nestled in the picturesque Davies Creek National Park and Dinden National Park. The Davies Creek Falls calls this lush National Park home.
The magnificent Davies Creek Waterfall cascades over massive granite boulders, creating a wonderful feature to the National Park. It is surrounded by the impressive Clohesy River Fig Tree as well as lush rainforest that cloak the wetter eastern side of the range, where Lake Morris (main water reservoir for Cairns) is situated alongside Eucalypt woodland that occupies the drier rain-shadowed areas on the western slopes.
Other activities that can be enjoyed at this tranquil natural attraction include relaxing under the canopying trees, enjoying the sun-warmed water-sculpted rocks or enjoying the small rock pools abounding with opportunity to enjoy a refreshing paddle in them. (The little ones will also enjoy wondering over the rocks and having a dip in the shallow pools).
At the top of the hill above the Waterfall, you will discover a gravel path which leads to a lookout. The huge rock platform allows you to see straight down to the Falls and to the rockpool below. There are also many breathtaking views down the creek and across Mareeba and the Tableland in the distance.
Turn left at the Davies Creek sign (few minutes before Mareeba) and head down the unsealed dirt Davies Creek Road till you reach the sign- Davies Creek Falls. The road is suitable for non-4WD vehicles. Do note the gravel road has corrugations and narrow turning points making it unsuitable for caravans.