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.
The Clover Hill Trail combines an easy walk along an old forestry road, followed by a challenging scramble through rainforest. It passes four waterfalls and some nice swimming holes.
Combining the Rosewood Creek Track and Red Cedar Falls Track in Dorrigo National Park into a 10km loop is a great way to experience some of the best rainforest and to visit the highest waterfall in the park.
Allenby Park is a small but relatively unspoilt patch of bushland in the Northern Beaches. Walking trails provide access to rainforest, a picturesque creek and waterfall and nice rock formations.
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.