Emerging from a canopy of lush green tropical rainforest, you can feel the cool mist of the waterfall plunging into the swimming hole below. Rainforests receive at least 1.3 metres of rain a year which feeds the freshwater creeks and rivers that flow into the spectacular waterfalls in our National Parks.
Take a trip to Girringun National Park to see the tallest sheer drop waterfall in Australia, Wallaman Falls. Other top swimming holes to visit include Kondalilla Falls, Currumbin Rock Pools and Finch Hatton Gorge.
The Daintree, the oldest rainforest in the world, has the greatest diversity of animals and plants found anywhere in Australia including the elusive Cassowary. It is a place of enormous Aboriginal significance and has the landscape to prove it, like the phenomenal Mossman Gorge river system.
Queensland’s rainforests are so biologically diverse that many have been recognised as World Heritage Sites including the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia in the southern part of the state and the Wet Tropics in North Queensland which converges with the Great Barrier Reef.
Add some of the rainforests listed below to your holiday.