Lake Barrine is a volcanic maar surrounded by rainforest. The five kilometre track around the lake allows for forest-fringed views of the lake and its wildlife.
A clear, blue lake surrounded by cool rainforest, Lake Eacham offers swimming, birdwatching, picnic areas and shady walking tracks.
In Malanda Falls Conservation Area, the North Johnstone River flows through dense rainforest, tumbling over Malanda Falls into an artificial swimming pool. The Ngadjon Jii is the Traditional Owners of this area. Have a picnic and take a dip in the pool. Follow the easy one kilometre Tulip Oak walk beside the river and through the rainforest. Watch for platypus from the viewing platforms. Keep an eye out for secretive tree-kangaroos, sometimes seen here. Learn about the region at the Malanda Falls Wet Tropics Visitor Centre.
On the Atherton Tableland, Malanda Falls Conservation Park protects a small rainforest remnant. The falls on the North Johnstone River tumble over an ancient lava flow which originated from the Mount Hypipamee area, 15 kilometres away.