Golden Hole

Golden Hole is a popular destination for both locals and tourists, located in Wooroonooran National Park in Far North Queensland.

Golden Hole
Cover photo by @conorsarran

Location - Wooroonooran National Park, North Queensland, Australia
Distance - ~100 m return
Duration - allow 1 hour to fully enjoy it.
Difficulty - Grade 2

The Golden Hole, located in Wooroonooran National Park in Far North Queensland, is a popular destination for both locals and tourists. This site is situated on the banks of the Russell River and features a wide and deep swimming area with sandy beaches. However, visitors should be aware that a crocodile warning sign has recently been posted in the area. In addition to the swimming area (seemingly no longer swimmable due to crocs), there is also an expansive grassy picnic area that is often used by the locals for gatherings and picnics.

How to get there

To reach the Golden Hole, take the Bruce Highway south from Cairns until you reach the town of Mirriwinni. From there, turn right off the highway and follow the bitumen road until you reach Josephine Falls, which is approximately 8 kilometres away. The Golden Hole is located at the end of this road, so simply follow the road until you reach the site.

Interactive Map

Overall, the Golden Hole is a beautiful and serene destination that offers a range of activities for visitors, from swimming and picnicking to simply enjoying the natural beauty of the area.


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