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When it comes to hidden gems 💎 @tropicalnorthqueensland is full of them & this one is just out of #Cairns 🌴🦋 Tucked away in the @wettropicsworldheritage rainforest, #BabindaBoulders is one stop not to be missed 💚

This lush location is more than just a pretty picture, here you’ll find the site of great significance for the local Aboriginal communities 👣🌿 The Dreaming legend tells the story of star-crossed lovers, Oolana & Dyga, who fled their tribes to be together 💘 They were discovered at Babinda Boulders & captured. Oolana managed to escape, but her lover did not & her anguish turned the still waters into rushing rapids 💦 The story goes that her spirit still guards the boulders, calling for her lost love in the area now known as the Devil’s Pool 🌺
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​📸 @hikes.drinks.laughs #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Like something out of an old love story, @paronellapark is truly a magical & unforgettable place nestled amongst the lush @wettropicsworldheritage rainforest 🌿✨ Experience the fusion of romance & history as you explore the architecturally unique ruins of the castle & the heritage gardens ✨ One of the highlights? It has got to be Kauri Avenue 👆
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📸 @exploremorewithdizz #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Nestled between two headlands is the favoured local hangout, #TrinityBeach 🌴☀️ Beach almonds dotted between coconut trees provide shady hangouts to lounge on the sand between swims 🐚✨ This picturesque beach is perfect for active travellers with walking tracks along& chill out under the palms, or try the more challenging 1km steep climb to the summit of Earl Hill 🥾🌿
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​📸 @coccinelli__ #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
When the sun comes out, swimming is on at the @cobboldgorge infinity pool 🏊🏼‍♂️ If the view hasn't sold you, don't forget about the swim up bar 😉🍹When you're done splashing about in the pool, get up & close with the gorge on a boat cruises, where you glide on custom-made, electric powered boats in almost eerie silence, ensuring minimal disturbance to wildlife 🍃✨
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​📸@sarahjanegriffiths #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia 
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We'll never get sick of that view! 🌿✨ 
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​Hailed for its sparkling streams, cascading waterfalls & stunning rainforests, @mossmangorge holds more secrets than you could ever imagine 🌴✨ You won’t want to stop with just a dip in the water 💦 Join a Dreamtime Walk & watch the magical rainforest come to life with the help of a local indigenous guide 👣🌺
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​📸 @andcuriouser #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Wombat Wednesday’s with our friend Warren ✨ 

Named after Federal Member for Leichardt, Warren Entsch, this adorable joey is loving all the cuddles he’s been getting at @hartleyscrocodileadventures  🌿😍

If you’re looking for a place to get up close & personal with some furry friends, Hartley’s is the place to be 🙌 Book a premium wildlife tour for your chance to get a one-on-one animal experience with the native residents of the park 🐨
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​📸 @bill_collett_ #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
All aboard 🚂 
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​Find a change of scenery in @kurandavillage with some incredible rainforest journeys 🌿✨ Glide above the rainforest canopy with @skyrailcairns then explore this quaint village by foot before returning to Cairns aboard the historic #KurandaScenicRailway 🚠🍃 If you’re looking for a ride that’s just a little fancier, try upgrading your train ticket to Gold Class for that extra bit of luxury 😉
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​📸 @jamesvodicka #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Long winding roads for the long weekend 🚙 

263 corners, 19kms & 800m elevation with @wettropicsworldheritage views, say hello to one of @queensland’s most curvaceous roads, the Gillies Range Road 🌿✨

​⚠️ Remember to be careful driving in wet conditions, roads can be slippery & vision can be limited.
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​📸 @spurwaya #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia