World Heritage Park on the edge of Cairns
Part of the Queensland Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, the Wooroonooran National Park is about an hours drive to the south of Cairns.
With the park including the Bellenden Ker Range and some of Queensland tallest mountains, it is well known for its picturesque waterfalls.
Queensland’s tallest peak
Queensland’s tallest mountain is Bartle Frere, as part of Bellenden Ker Range. It has a height of 1,611 meters and is covered by rainforest at all elevations.
The mount can be climbed via a trail leaving from the Josephine Falls car park and takes about 10 – 12 hours to cover the 15 kilometers return.
Where three local streams meet and carve their way down a a small valley of boulders, the Babinda Boulders or ‘Devils Pool’ has a history of loss of life for swimmers who brave it.
Otherwise the boulders provide some spectacular scenes due to the thousands of years of water erosion.