2 May 2017

Where Is Your Dream Place? My Far North Queensland Secret Spots

girl wrapped in blue sheets watching sunset over private tropical far north queensland beach

Where is your dream place? If you could wake up anywhere in the world, where would you choose?

Today, I show you my favorite Far North Queensland secret spots that are an absolute dream to wake up in with my Ettitude Bamboo Lyocell sheets*.

Far North Queensland Dreamy Beach

girl in boho beach bed set up on tropical far north queensland secret spot watching sunrise

Picture this: pastel sunrises on your own private, tropical beach.

Nope: these photos aren't extracted from some sort of dream I had (although dream screen shots would be cool), they are a blissful reality.

Although this Far North Queensland secret spot isn't exactly a secret, it's one that many people don't even consider visiting.

In between the stunning tourist beaches of Palm Cove and Port Douglas, lies several dreamy beaches just off the side of the Captain Cook Highway. These beaches are always almost empty, making them perfect for private picnics, sunset snuggles or living out your 'Survivor' fantasies. (Just don't forget to bring your torch).

girl in pastel blue bedding under palm tree on far north queensland beach watching sunrise over sea

'Secret' beaches are the best for sleepy sunrises or sleeping under the stars. After all, nothing is less relaxing than screaming children, buses full of tourists or fishermen.

It's just you, the waves and views of endless ocean...

girl in pastel blue bedding under palm tree on far north queensland beach watching sunrise over sea

My ingredients for the perfect Far North Queensland beach sunrise:

  • A large knitted picnic blankets or throw.
  • A dream catcher (for Instagram photo opps, obviously)
  • Ettitude bamboo lyocell sheets- Mare Duvet Cover set*
  • A flask of hot coffee
  • Your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/dog/whoever you choose to enjoy it with. 
  • Boho printed cushions.

Far North Queensland Secret Waterfall

far north queensland cairns secret waterfall

Sorry fellow wanderlusters, but I'm not going to provide you with a map to this secret Cairns waterfall and point you in the direction (permission to virtually slap me granted). 

After I geotagged a location in the past, it went viral and turned into a tourist trap with litter, screaming children and concrete steps (eugh!) Goes to show that you never know who is going to stumble across your post...

girl wrapped in sheet waking up at tropical rainforest waterfall

This Far North Queensland secret waterfall is a stunning multiple tiered dream of nature in the middle of the rainforest. 

Secret waterfalls are the perfect place to get lost and overindulge in nature. Jake and I spent hours at this secret spot daydreaming and watching the water.
far north queensland cairns secret waterfall

My tips for finding hidden Far North Queensland waterfalls:
  • Go creek exploring and follow rain forest streams towards the mountains. Be careful though, only do this when it's shallow!
  • After heavy rain, drive along mountain-dotted roads to see if you can spot any waterfalls.
  • Ask a local. They aren't always going to tell you though!


Sleep With Ettitude: Organic Bamboo sheets

There's no point going to a dreamy location with crappy sheets! That's why I sleep with Ettitude. Don't worry, it's no where near as filthy as it sounds. **Insert winky face emoji**

Ettitude provides luxury bedding made from organic bamboo lyocell. My blue and white sheets are seriously softer than the lovechild of silk and clouds.

We spend over a third of our life in bed, so why not spend it on something that feels soft, luxurious and comfortable.

I use my Mare Duvet Cover Set* with a basic K-Mart fitted sheet underneath, and the difference is ridiculous. The K-Mart sheet feels hard, scratchy and sweaty. As a matter of fact, Jake and I want to purchase the bottom sheet from Ettitude, as they are the softest and comfiest sheets we have ever had.

ettitude organic baby blue lyocell bamboo sheets

You're probably thinking: bamboo, isn't that what panda's eat? But bamboo makes the most amazing bedding. Here's some of the benefits of Ettitude's 100% organic bamboo lyocell sheets:

  • Its environmentally friendly. It requires a tenth of the water it takes to make cotton sheets, plus there's no chemicals involved.
  • It's good for your skin and hair. Bamboo lyocell smooths hair and keeps your locks tangle free. 
  • It's hypoallergenic and is great for sensitive skin, acne-prone skin, eczema and psoriasis.
  • It inhibits bacterial growth. Yes: really!
  • It's thermoregulating.
  • It's oh-so-breathtable. Because who wants to wake up looking like a sweaty mess?
ettitude organic baby blue lyocell bamboo sheets used in boho beach set up on tropical beach

Over to you: Where is your dream place to #SleepWithEttitude?


*This post is sponsored by Ettitude, however, all opinions and insights are my own. I like to keep it honest!


  1. These spots are amazing!! Thanks for sharing.

    X Merel

  2. This is such an amazing selection of dream places. I definitely can't say I've found mine yet... thanks so much for sharing yours girl! <3 Would LOVE for you to check out my new Mother's Day post! :)

    XO Jessi,

  3. I don't blame you for not sharing the waterfall location. I read that post where you mentioned what happened so I wouldn't want the same thing to happen to this dreamy locale. Plus, it encourages people to go out, explore and find their own hidden gems. It'll mean more to them and feel more rewarding.


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  4. These are such incredible photo spots! I soooo wish I was back in Carins! It's such a magical place and you're so lucky to live there!


  5. A good secluded beach would be perfect for me! Wow, it is so lovely there!

    Madame X
    The Flower Duet

  6. Loving the photos!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  7. That sunset is insane! SO totally gorgeous! Those sheets look so so soft too!


  8. You know, before reading your blog and seeing your gorgeous photos, I had no idea how gorgeous Australia is. Here in the States, the beaches aren't shown, mainly the wildlife, so that's all I've ever associated with the country. Now that I've seen how amazing the beaches are and how surreal the sunrises/sunsets are, it's on the top of my list for travel destinations. Thanks for sharing these tips with us and I hope you're having a great week so far!



  9. This must be paradise ;)
    Nati xx

  10. Such a beautiful places!

  11. Girl these shots are UNREAL - that sky is epic!

    Hayley xo

  12. These are such beautiful spots, love the photos!

  13. Dreamy post Rachel! I love that dream catcher and this set of sheets and pillows.
    We (humans) are so blessed to have paradise places like these. Just Magical.
    Have a great weekend! ❤ Radi

  14. Secret places are the best, and these are beautiful!

  15. Your pictures are so gorgeous! Like a dream!

    xo Jamie

  16. Both of these spots look stunning and I don't blame you in the slightest for not wanting to give away the location of these beautiful waterfalls, I would be exactly the same! You have captured them so wonderfully in your photos and I just hope I will be able to visit one day :) x

  17. These photos are amazing and these sheets sound lovely!

    xx, Elise

  18. Bamboo! Who would of known! Your shots looks amazing, and how lucky you were to stumble upon the waterfall! I have no chance of that really in London lol. I shall live though you instead!
    Kate x

  19. OMG, this place looks like a paradise and extra effect on photos made it even more beautiful. I need to check out for this sheets, they look just amazing !

  20. These places looks so amazing! I'd love to visit the waterfalls!


  21. All the spots in this post look so dreamy and so do those beautiful sheets!

  22. WOW! Amazing spots! Thx for sharing these!

  23. My dream destination would be in NYC :) Just give me a brick wall studio, and I can live there forever!

  24. Wow, this beach looks like paradise. The waterfalls, the rainforest, the outdoor surroundings...all of it looks perfect. How amazing to sleep there and wake up to such a dreamy location. I had no idea that bamboo sheets even existed and that they had such beneficial properties. That's incredible and I will definitely look into getting some sheets for myself! xoxo, Christine

  25. Rachel - Thanks for sharing this great spot.

    Miley at

  26. Wow this looks like paradise. I don't know if I have a place that's my dream location. Somewhere with a beach and some drinks? And the blanket set sounds so divine. This is seriously so awesome!

  27. What a beautiful post babe! Nailed it!
    These photos seriously look like a dream! I think my dream place would look a lot like this one. Honestly, right now I just want to be some place warm with a beach and a cocktail hahaha
    These sheets look so soft and luxurious! I feel like I could stay wrapped in them forever!
    Great post babe! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Hey Darling,
    Ohhh Soo Amazing Dream Places, That Beach is Fabulous and Loved the Waterfall too:)
    Just Paradise:)
    I never Heard about Bamboo Sheets but definitely will check it out:) Sooo Interesting:)
    Now I would Awake in Some Paradise Island like Punta Cana or Phuket:)
    Love Beach and Sun, sooo Relaxing;)
    Love Open Kloset By Karina
    Happy Tuesday

  29. Wow, this place is truly dreamy! I would love to wake up somewhere like this! It looks absolutely unbelievable and unreal.
    I believe, there are a lot of hidden gems everywhere outside of the touristic routes, we just need to find them and make them ours. I totally agree with you, we have to keep secret about the location of the places like this one, otherwise we can find them overcrowded someday.
    The photos with waterfall are absolutely magical! I wonder, how come that these hidden spots haven't been found by some huge film companies, haha!

    Cheers, Eliza |

  30. Girl!! Do not even get me started. I need to really get out that way.....!! No fair I seriously need to start traveling and visit this dreamy place. I'm sure those sheets are amazing. I'm not too much into sheets, but i do enjoy comfort and I think it is important. I love how it looks like people are never were you are when you take your photos. Makes it all more magical.

  31. My dream place is probably Tokyo as I've never been there, but it's also in the archipelago of Stockholm during the summer. There's just no way of describing it if you haven't been there. I have to try to make a post out of it some time. :)
    The idea of sleeping on a beach watching the stars with a loved one and watching the stars while listening to the waves all night is beyond romantic and really makes me want to go find a bf just for the cause of being able to do that, haha. After waking up on the beach I'd love to head out exploring the secret waterfalls and I'm glad you didn't pin this geo spot down as you saw what happened to the last one you did.
    As for the sheets I had no idea bamboo could be so soft and I loved the comparison to a love child, haha. So perfectly fitting for a dreamy product like that!
    Now I have one more dream destination, the hidden beaches in North Queensland!

  32. Wow those locations look so dreamy! I can't get over the candy colored skies - so gorgeous! And those sheets look so luxe - I thought they were silk at first glace!

  33. Thanks for sharing your "secret" beach spot, it looks so peaceful and tranquil and I bet it is amazing falling asleep under the stars with the sound of the ocean waves. Those bamboo sheets looks so rich and luxe and perfect to blend into all the nature surroundings.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  34. wow this is something I can only see in the movies. your review is soo beautiful and the photos you tooks are spectacular. Thanks for sharing this secret beach. I can't wait to visit Australia.


  35. What beautiful pictures you did I would like to relax with a beautiful pińa colada drink or a large cup of iced coffee;) Beautiful photos with the effect of the horizon and waterfalls. I would like to sleep in a bamboo bed or at least try that blanket looks great.

  36. So many gorgeous places, now Im in need for another vacation!! This waterfalls are just absolutely gorgeous and even though we have some out here in Malibu there nothing compared to these!!

  37. OMG this places looks like a dream babe!!! Are they even real??? Absolutely love this spots they definitely are giving me the wanderlust vibes. For sure will add the to my places to visit this year or next. Thanks for sharing



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