Why should I visit Mason’s Swimming Hole?

Why should I visit Mason’s Swimming Hole?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 11/06/2023

Reading time: 3 mins

Mason’s Swimming Hole is the perfect swimming spot to cool off on a hot day in Queensland.

Travellers are always taken aback by the heat and humidity that tropical north Queensland has. If this sounds like you, you may be looking out for a swimming spot to cool off in. That’s when Mason’s Swimming Hole is perfect for you.

This swimming hole is fresh water and doesn’t have any crocodiles, so it’s safe to swim in! There are fish and turtles in the water, but nothing to be worried about. There is also a rope and a stick for you to swing off and land into the water with.

Mason’s Cafe

After you’ve cooled off at Mason’s Swimming Hole, you’ll probably start feeling a little hungry. Luckily for you, there is the Mason’s Cafe right nearby serving some of your favourite foods and drinks. You can try a crocodile or even an emu burger for something different!

What else can I do?

Mason’s Swimming Hole is in Cape Tribulation which is a unique town. This town is most known for where two World Heritage Sites meet, the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

There is plenty of things to do while you’re in Cape Tribulation.

Myall Beach

This stunning beach is certainly worth your time to see. If you park at the Kulki Boardwalk car park, you can walk through the lush rainforest and be welcomed to the stunning white sand beach. From here you will be overlooking the gorgeous blue water of the Great Barrier Reef.

Enjoy a picnic at the beach, bring a good book, and listen to the sound of nature.

Explore the Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest is a rainforest to explore as it is the oldest in the world! The rainforest has incredible waterfalls, unique plants that date to the Jurassic period, well known wildlife, and a river. Join a tour and explore the best parts of the Daintree Rainforest or hire a car and explore in your own time.

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most travellers. The reef is the world’s largest coral reef system and is worth seeing more of it while snorkelling.

While you snorkel, you’ll come across all kinds of marine species and see the colourful coral. From Cape Tribulation, you can go on a tour that takes you out to a reef in the Great Barrier Reef for you to snorkel.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.