Zion Narrows is a spectacular hike up the Virgin River from the Temple of Sinawava. For most of the hike you’re wading in the river below the towering walls of the Zion Canyon. (It can also be done as a longer one-way trip down the river, which requires a permit.)
A short but very picturesque walk along Green Point Creek near Pearl Beach, which passes a waterfall and tranquil waterhole.
One of the best day walks in Brisbane Water National Park, the Tunnel Trail and Rocky Ponds Trail passes waterfalls, cascades and swimming holes. The Icicles at the end of the bushwalk offers great views over Brisbane Water,
An interesting and scenic loop bushwalk in the Brisbane Water National Park, which visits the Woy Woy Waterfall (or Trough Waterfall) and the Mount Wondabyne summit.
Muddy tracks and wet feet from multiple creek crossings is part of the fun on the West Canungra Creek Circuit. The reward is some stunning rainforest scenery and waterfalls as you follow the West Canungra Creek upstream from the Yerralahla Pool.
This North Head Loop is an interesting bushwalking circuit around North Head in Manly, which uses some “secret tracks” as well as official trails. The loop passes some stunning viewpoints and World War II historical ruins.
The Nandroya Falls Loop bushwalk in the Wooroonooran National Park passes some small cascades, with the destination being a spectacular plunge waterfall and large swimming hole.
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.