0408 835 160 paul@nqwildscapes.com

Paul Curtis

north queensland wildscapes

wilderness images and information

Since 1985

wilderness images and information

My many travels have led me through areas of almost untouched landscapes and have enabled me to collate one of comprehensive photographic image libraries of the Cairns and North Queensland region. You are invited to browse through this site to view a small selection of my work. All images are available for purchase via this site, along with copies of my book.

I can now directly share my experiences and discoveries through a personalised photo-touring opportunity for visitors to and residents of the Cairns region. I have put together some half and full-day tours to some of those places I am consistently inspired by and regularly return with wonderful images. Choose your destination. Golden beaches, clear, cascading rainforest streams or sunsets over spectacular scenes of wilderness. Sometimes all in the one day! These tours are for the benefit of the photographer in us as well as anyone like me who appreciates the outdoors. Time is spent where it is needed and rarely are 2 tours identical. I try and personalise each trip for my daily passengers. Have a browse through what I have on offer and what might excite you. Book on-line or contact me and we can discuss your needs and expectations. Maximum of 4 people.


One of my personal goals has been to become an authority on out of the way places in North Queensland. Along the way I published a book – “The Travellers Guide to North Queensland”. This book through 5 editions over more than 20 years reveals how to reach outstanding destinations in the Cairns region (from Ingham to Cooktown) — whether it be by bushwalking, four wheel drive on foot or canoe – where you can immerse yourself in a wilderness often remote from regular human visitation. I will be regularly updating its content and the revised pages can be found in the Chapter Amendments section.

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Available tours

Golden Beaches Tour - Half Day

Explore one of my favourite beaches in North Queensland. Half day afternoon tour to a photogenic beach.

Cloud Forest Tour - Full Day

Spend a day in high altitude rainforest exploring the lush creeks and one of the north’s premier rainforest drives.

Opportunities to stop in many places to indulge your creativity.

Mysterious Waterfalls - Full Day

Some photogenic tableland waterfalls that few people visit or even know about.

A little bit of exciting 4wdriving through remote country past some great lookouts and spectacular northern rainforest.

Rainforest Circuit Drive - Full Day

A bit of everything on this one: anything can pop up along the 40 km rainforest drive.

We’ll have the chance to explore some rainforest streams, all sorts of scenic forest types and some spectacular viewpoints along this wilderness circuit drive.

Creeks and Canopy Walk - Full Day

Spend a day at the Mamu Rainforest Canopy Walkway. Something quite unique in this part of the world that provides some great photo opportunities. Visiting the Babinda Boulders, Henrietta Creek and Mungalli Falls along the way.