Put your hole self in
Southerners tend to worry that Tropical North Queensland waterholes are crawling with crocodiles but there are plenty that are too small and freshwater for a croc appearance to be likely. A short drive north of Cairns, Crystal Cascades is a refreshing cool green pool surrounded by small waterfalls. An hour’s drive south of the city you’ll find the stunning jade-green Josephine Falls swimming hole, which you reach via a stroll through butterfly- and bird-filled rainforest.
Image credit: Tourism Tropical North Queensland