The very distinctive Walshs Pyramid is about 30min south of Cairns. The steep climb up the summit rewards with sweeping views over the Atherton Tablelands and surrounding peaks.
A short loop walk in the Dinden National Park (an hour from Cairns), the Davies Creek Falls circuit track combines great views, a waterfall and many idyllic swimming holes.
Fans Horizon is a short (3.6km return) bushwalk that climbs up to a lookout over the Grand High Tops area. For best photos go late in the day.
The most popular bushwalk in the Warrumbungle National Park, the Breadknife and Grand High Tops bushwalk offers spectacular views of the volcanic rock formations. A side-trip to the top of Bluff Mountains adds some of the best views along the extended loop.
A short but challenging loop walk, the Belougery Split Rock track in Warrumbungle National Park offers spectacular views from the top of an ancient lava dome.
An informal walking pad provides access to Refuge Bay at West Head. This spectacular spot has a waterfall which plunges onto the beach, a clifftop swimming hole, great views and fascinating WWII history.
Partly on firetrails and partly off-track, this bushwalk crosses the valley between Yeomans Track and Wallaroo Track to form a loop. Some nice rock formations and a small waterfall along the way!
The short but sweet Carrington Falls Walking Track passes multiple vantage points over the spectacular Carrington Falls, and provides access to the Kangaroo River.
Pigeon House Mountain or Didthul is one of the best walks in Morton National Park and on the south coast. The steep climb culminates in a set of steel stairs, with stunning views from the 720m high summit.