A natural mineral springs located between Ravenshoe and Mt Garnet on the Kennedy Highway. The hot springs of Nettle Creek have long been established as rejuvenating and healing and the water was even bottled and shipped to Europe a hundred years ago. Mules hauled the water over the Cardwell Range all the way to Townsville, where it was bottled at the Innot Cordial Factory.
Be warned that they were not called hot springs by accident (they are up to 75 degrees Celsius)! Sections of the creek are really hot - in fact, close to boiling point - and can seriously burn your skin. If you wish to bathe here, use the pools near the Hot Springs Village or ask advice there on where cooler water is.
Next door is the spas and pools of the Hot Springs Village. There are seven pools to enjoy the water, all at different temperatures. Innot Hot Springs Leisure and Health Park has six thermal mineral pools. There are good camping areas and a variety of accommodation. Not luxurious but reasonable. Tel (07) 4097 0136.
Reputedly Australia's widest single-drop waterfall. The park is an open forest of towering bloodwoods and stringybark trees, and is part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Toilets, a shelter shed, picnic tables, wood barbecues and tank water are provided.
Australia s first network of long distance walking trails in a high altitude rainforest environment, Misty Mountain Trails are situated between the towns of Innisfail, Tully, Ravenshoe and Millaa Millaa. This 130km walking network offers a variety of rainforest walks from shorter half day and day walks to longer treks requiring overnight camping. Passing through some of North Queensland s most pristine rainforest, the trails give access to stunning waterfalls, spectacular rainforest, crystal clear creeks and magnificent vistas.