Davies Creek Your FNQ 2

Davies Creek

A Davies Creek Getaway

It’s starting to heat up in FNQ so now is the perfect time to enjoy a refreshing swim! Today we went up to Davies Creek, located 53km from Cairns via the Kuranda Range. It’s the perfect spot for a day trip – or camp and make a weekend of it! 


We drove all the way to the end of the road on this trip where we explored the forest and dipped our feet in the refreshing (albeit shallow) waters. After our little frolic we headed back down and stopped at camp number 5. It’s our favourite site by far as there are dozens of little turtles in the pristine waters, beautiful granite and a eucalypt bushland backdrop!


Camp number 5 is situated in Dinden National Park. You can book camping here. The site includes a toilet and features direct access to the river. Plus, campfires are allowed so you can roast those marshmallows! It has a max of 10 people camping at any time so it’s semi-private – you won’t be camping right next to other people. 

You can’t go to Davies Creek and not go to the beautiful lookout swimming hole, so, after lunch we packed up again and headed down to enjoy swimming at the top of the waterfall. The view is simply amazing and showcases the nature of the Tablelands. The best part is that you get to experience it while having a refreshing swim in the river! The granite stone has made a natural basin at the top of the waterfall which is deep enough for swimming.


It’s truly amazing what we can experience in FNQ. We recommend visiting here if you haven’t before or revisiting if it’s been a while! 


With love from the team at Your FNQ – it’s your FNQ, own it


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