Bahana Gorge / by Ethan Astall

Just south of Walsh’s pyramid off the highway on the way to cairns lies another swimming hole a little different to how it’s perceived on Instagram.

The start of the trail is the car park for a small water treatment plant, over the swing gates you’ll follow a massive pipe along a 3km paved driveway. Your legs won’t exactly be stoked about it either with long relentless hills and descents. Once at the end you’ll peel off the concrete and down the embankment, before you is an array of small and large swimming holes. She was flowing pretty hectic so we had a quick dip in the corner of one and walked back to the car dripping wet.