Far North Queensland’s Most Instagrammable Spots

Whether you’re an influencer with thousands of followers or just posting on Instagram for fun, you will not want to miss the chance to share these iconic Far North Queensland (FNQ) locations with your friends and followers.


Our Nerada Tea Plantation is Australia’s largest estate, with picturesque views across to Queensland’s two highest mountain ranges. Taking a snap overlooking the tea fields is sure to conjure up the need for a cuppa, but there’s other local places that are equally worth exploring. Here’s some of our local tips to also explore.


Cape Tribulation

Travelling across the Daintree River by ferry and deep into the ancient Daintree Rainforest, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back to a time when dinosaurs roamed planet Earth. Prepare to pull over around every twisting turn to take in the breathtaking views on offer. FNQ beaches are all special, but UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, Cape Tribulation, where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef is something to behold! Cape Tribulation is the ideal place to grab yourself a photo and feel the serenity.  View on Instagram --> 



There’s a reason why Cassowary selfies are not a thing. These prehistoric-looking birds can reach over 2 metres in height and are fiercely protective of their young. The horn on its head is an indicator of the damage it could do, so keep your distance. Look out for the Cassowary signs in the area and have a pic with that instead. Safer and much easier. Try gorgeous Etty Bay or the Daintree Discovery CentreView on Instagram -->


St Mary’s by the Sea

St Mary's by the Sea Church

This tiny heritage listed church in Port Douglas could win the prize for the prettiest church in Australia. Its pristine painted white walls and stained-glass windows ensure it stands out against its Coral Sea and mountain view. The tropical garden surrounding the building is also picture perfect. Just make sure you get your Insta-worthy photo before a coach-load of people turn up.  View on Instagram -->


Curtain Fig Tree

Curtain fig tree in Far North Queensland

The Atherton Tablelands is home to some remarkable trees, but topping them all is the 500-year old Curtain Fig Tree. The size of it is hard to fathom - its aerial roots drop 15 metres to the floor forming a curtain, and the trunk circumference is an impressive 39 metres. Give your friends and followers a sense of the size by having a photo taken in front of this gentle giant.  View on Instagram -->


Nerada Tea Estate

Australia may be well known for its red dirt and white sand, but wait until you see the lush green fields of FNQ. Our Nerada Tea Estate is Australia’s largest single origin tea plantation. View on Instagram -->


Millaa Millaa Falls

While you’re in the Tablelands, join the thousands of others who have put themselves in the frame with the most photographed waterfall in Australia. Heritage-listed Millaa Millaa Falls is just 30-seconds from the car park and is accessible to all. There really is nowhere more picturesque, the question is; do you need a photo of the waterfall or of you swimming under the waterfall?  View on Instagram -->


Cape York

Are you planning on making the adventurous trip up to Cape York while you’re in FNQ? This 4WD road trip is famous for its rugged remoteness, so be prepared with extra fuel, water and a satellite phone. If you make it to the very top of the Cape you will be rewarded with an epic photo opportunity, a sign letting the world know you have been to the most northerly tip of Australia. A definite Kodak moment.  View on Instagram --> 


Wherever you travel, Far North Queensland looks just like a postcard - it’s a tropical paradise which has to be seen to be believed. Expect to take a lot of photos, so don’t forget your spare battery packs, charger and your best smile.


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Looking for other places to visit on the Atherton Tablelands? Here’s some further inspiration from the team at Nerada. 

Exploring the Atherton Tablelands over Summer