Twenty minutes south of Cairns, the Bruce Highway town of Edmonton lies in cane country between the Davies Creek and Grey Peaks National Parks.
Although a traditional north Queensland sugar town, the character of Edmonton is changing as developers encroach deeper into the canefields to carve out new housing estates. Edmonton is already taking on the shape of a dormitory suburb of Cairns and some believe it will only be a matter of time before it will be absorbed by the northern tourist capital’s increasing suburban sprawl.
Edmonton lies just east of vast tracts of protected rainforest in the Davis Creek and Barron Gorge national parks.
The town's prime attraction is Sugarworld Waterslides, a family-oriented park which offfers giant slides, a wading pool for toddlers and picnic facilities laid out beneath magnificent shade trees. You can also dine in the park's licensed restaurant.