My Top Dreamy Spots in Far North Queensland

best places to visit in Far North Queensland

Far North Queensland, in any language, should literally translate to paradise. With sparkling aquamarine seas and serious natural wonders right on my door step, I couldn't imagine living anywhere more serene.

As many of you enter serious wanderlust territory when you see the backdrop of my outfit photos, I thought I'd share with you a few places around the Cairns area that a little bit off the beaten tourist track. Believe me when I say, these places are quite literally wanderlust on legs!

Here's my top beautiful places around Cairns, tropical North Queensland, that you just HAVE to visit!

Spa Pools, Cardwell


Cardwell spa pools
natural blue pool in Australia
spa pool Cardwell


Yes: this is actually real! Much like something from a mermaid-y fairytale, the Cardwell spa pools are a magnificent shade of turquoise. The colour is due to a mineral present in the water and is the most beautiful blue rainforest pool I've seen in Far North Queensland. If you are looking at visiting the blue hole in Daintree, I beg you to visit here instead. The blue hole is an area very significant to the spiritual beliefs of Indigenous Australians and the spa pool is just as stunning!

Emmagen Beach, Cape Tribulation
secret beach Cape Tribulation

Emmagen beach Cape Tribulation

cape tribulation beach beach

When you see those seriously blue seas and white sands, you expect this beach to be packed! But, luckily for us, there wasn't a Hawaiian-shirt-clad tourist in sight, leaving us to live out our deserted island fantasies!

Emmangen beach sits at the start of the dirt track at the very north of Cape Tribulation and is, by far, the most stunning beach in the region! As it is only a few kilometres down the dirt track, you don't necessarily need a four wheel drive. Although, be prepared for your car to get seriously grubby!

Oak Beach, Port Douglas
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beach swing in paradise


Another relatively quiet beach, Oak Beach is nestled between Cairns and Port Douglas. I personally love it for it's dreamy beach swing and soothing golden sands. Such a big kid!

If you're a beach bum, I recommend doing a 'beach crawl' between Cairns and Port Douglas, there as so many stunning beach along the Caption Cook Highway that are always empty.

Lake Eacham, Atherton Tablelands 
walking down the steps into lake eacham

lake eacham blue rainforest lake
lake eacham atherton tablelands

This reflective, blue crater lake sits in the middle of the rain forest. Although it's icy-cold to the touch, just the sheer beauty of it will make you want to jump in and live out your mermaid fantasies. If you'd prefer to stay dry sit in front of this magnificent work of nature and enjoy a picnic.

Speaking of paradise, Jake and I have just bought our first house, which is one street back from the beach! Apologies for being as useless as an ash tray on a motorbike on social media, I'm back on track now!


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53 comments:

  1. Amazing photos! ;)
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  2. All of these locations looks so lovely, especially the top one! Stunning ones and lovely guides! Xx

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  3. Gorgeous photos! You look fantastic as always.
    Xx, Raysa

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  4. I don't think I could choose which place I would want to visit first! They all look stunning and you've captured them beautifully in your photos :) Congratulations on your first house! x

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  5. Your orange maxi skirt is just everything, love it!
    Big kiss, xx Frederique
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  6. These beaches looks surreal, so beautiful!
    I love the first style way too much :)

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  7. Gorgeous pictures! I'd love to visit Cardwell :)

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  8. Amazing! I dream of visiting!
    Xo
    Jeanie
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  9. Amazing water colors! That is one gorgeous place, I love the beach area.

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  10. Such incredible photographs, seriously so beautiful. I haven't visited Australia before let alone Queensland but these images really tell me exactly why people love it so much and why they never seem to want to return home after a trip to Oz!

    Great photographs!

    Laura xo
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  11. Such incredible photographs, seriously so beautiful. I haven't visited Australia before let alone Queensland but these images really tell me exactly why people love it so much and why they never seem to want to return home after a trip to Oz!

    Great photographs!

    Laura xo
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  12. Holy cow, Spa Pool is unreal, the water is so milky blue! Can you swim in it or the mineral content is way too high?

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    1. I know right! It's so dreamy :) You can swim in it but it's very cold! Next time I go though I WILL jump in!

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  13. Amazing shots and I love all the looks!
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  14. love the pics!! those places looks so dreamy!
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  15. Ah, these are lovely. You're a fashion inspiration.

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  16. These photos are amazing- I can't believe the colour of that water! And your outfits were incredible as usual! Much love Holly xo

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  17. Love your breathtaking pictures and the outfits, you look stunning, thanks for sharing!!!

    xxx

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  18. These places are amazing, breathtaking views and your outfits are always so on point and glamorous, love them =)

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  19. I envy you so much! You've been to such lovely places <3

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  20. Beautiful.. you look stunning

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  21. Love these photos!!

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  22. You always have the most gorgeous backdrops in your photos that are so dreamy, I'm glad you shared some of those places in this post! I've never been to any of them, but have made note Oak Beach, Port Douglas, that beach looks amazing! I also love all your outfits, too, that yellow printed skirt is so lovely! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you're having a great week so far!

    XO,

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous.You look amazing.

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  24. All these places look like a paradise, especially Spa pool... Can I just live there? Also congratulations! One street back from the beach, it is a perfect location for a house, everyday I'd take a walk to the beach :) x

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  25. I can't believe you bought your first house?! That's pretty amazing congrats! Also, those spa pools are so dreamy and tranquil.

    -M

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  26. wow it looks like such a beautiful place! would love to go one day xx
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  27. The locations are amazing love! You look so stunning hun! Love all your outfits! Perfect as always!Congrats to your new house, this is so great ! :))
    Much love, Pisa
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  28. Wow!! Such a beautiful place. Seriously breathtaking!! Love all the pictures. You look stunning babe! <3

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  29. wow beautiful view <3 amazing post!

    xx,
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  30. What beautiful places! I really want to take a trip up north soon, I haven't seen very much of Queensland at all which is kinda sad!

    Congrats on your new house! :)


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  31. Oh my gosh, I really need to add North Queensland to my dream destination list. These places look too beautiful to even be real Rachel! What an absolute dream .

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  32. Giiirl you are giving me SO much wanderlust. Every photo here is absolutely breathtaking. I would absolutely love to visit Queensland!

    Elle
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    xx

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  33. Oh my goodness, they all look like absolute bliss!
    Queensland is now at the top of my list for places to visit <3

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  34. Dear Rachel, yes, it looks definitely like direct from a fairy tale! Thanks for sharing all these beautiful spot. Hopefully one day I will be able to visit them in reality. Love also the wonderful and stylish looks you wore during you visited the spots - I see you are definitely always fashionable and cool <3
    Have a very happy weekend!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  35. This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

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  36. All of these places look so fun to explore! Would love to visit one day!

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  37. Wow! Stunning shots!!

    Adi xx
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  38. Amazing photos! love it!

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  39. That water is gorgeous and I love that first ensemble!

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  40. The Spa Pools in Cardwell look utterly amazing - the colour of the water, wow! It almost looks thick in a way?! More than anything though, I just can't get over how gorgeous the weather is 24/7 over there. Dreamy...

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  41. Wow amazing shots doll! You look gorgeous too :)
    xoxo

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  42. Wonderful photos!
    Have a nice week-end!
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  43. Rachel this is such a wonderful treat to see you post such great places to visit. You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. Thanks for posting it!

    xx,
    Tania
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  44. your outfit so beautiful

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  45. wow those beaches look so enchanting <3 just magical :) I need to vistig them all one day *_* these photos are just s t u n n i n g <3
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  46. Gun to my head I'd probably be killed because I can't be able to choose my favorite spot, all the places are beautiful and you look gorgeous in all the outfits! You were born to live in he beach dear, that life suits you perfectly!
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  47. A dreamy paradise and a gorgeous girl! You look fantastic darling! <3 xxx
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  48. Gorgeous places! The water is sooo blue, love it!<3

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