A short but very picturesque walk along Green Point Creek near Pearl Beach, which passes a waterfall and tranquil waterhole.
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.
A popular Daintree bushwalk, the Mossman Gorge Rainforest Circuit passes a swimming hole on the Mossman River, many giant fig trees and cascades along Rex Creek.
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.