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Goldsborough Valley Swimming Holes
Goldsborough Valley (30-45 minutes from Cairns City)
Goldsborough Valley acts as a catchment area for the Mulgrave River as it tumbles off the side of Queensland's highest mountain, Mt Bartle Frere. Goldsborough Valley State Forest Park is a pleasant camping and picnic site that offers plenty of opportunities to dip in the Mulgrave River and explore old gold mining routes. A closer alternative is the Council's Ross and Locke Park, which offers a decent sized swimming hole and picnic site along the riverbank.
Getting There: Head south along the Bruce Highway towards Gordonvale. Turn right onto the Gilles Highway and head towards the Atherton Tablelands. Goldsborough Valley is signposted approximately 6km from Gordonvale on the left hand side. It's a further 15km to the end of the road and the camping and picnic sites. Ross and Locke can be found along the Gillies Highway, 1.5km past the Goldsborough Valley turn-off.
Where: Goldsborough Rd (view map)
When: Open 365 days a year
Website: (visit website)
Author: Kate Richards
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