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Things to do in Speewah

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Great place for a refreshing dip in a crystal clear river in the rainforest. Where the locals go.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Traditional wood fired pizza napoletana style, mediterranean antipasto, fresh hand made pasta and tasty cocktails with a beautiful veiw over Lake Placid. TUESDAY-FRIDAY 5:30-11pm, SATURDAY 12-3pm, 5:30-11pm, SUNDAY 12-3pm (07) 4039 4411”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mountain
“Amazing lookout spot overlooking Cairns City, Northern Beaches & Coral Sea, can be reached through spectacular rainforest walks from Speewah Camping Ground, Stoney Creek carpark or Wrights Lookout”
  • 4 locals recommend
Lake
“lovely place to have a picnic and just chill out in the serenity. Great facilities such as bathrooms and BBQs. There is also a authentic Italian restaurant right on the lake front. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Stoney Creek Falls is only a 15-20 minute drive north of town. With a crystal clear waterhole, rocky walking tracks and secret cooling-off spots, you can enjoy all the benefits of a tropical rainforest without venturing too far from the unit.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Wonderful lookout at the top of a three hour round trip hike from our front door, check our free walking guide. Please take plenty of water food, cover up with sun protection and insect repellant.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
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Locality
“Rugged rainforest-clad mountains and gorges, tumbling waterfalls, varied wildlife, easy access and a fascinating history make Barron Gorge National Park one of Queensland’s most popular parks. The park extends from the coastal lowlands (Lake Placid) to the elevated regions of the Atherton Tableland (near Kuranda), and lies within the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The Barron River dominates the park. Rising from the rainforests of Mount Hypipamee, the river winds 60 kilometres across the Atherton Tableland and enters the deeply-incised Barron Gorge, and falls 250 metres onto the coastal lowlands before flowing into the Coral Sea. During the wet season, floodwaters often create a spectacular sight at Barron Falls, best viewed from the Din Din Barron Falls lookout near Kuranda.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
  • 1 local recommends
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Parking
“Absolutely stunning local swimming hole. 10-15minutes medium level hike to get there. Avoid on rainy days.”
  • 2 locals recommend