Indulge yourself

Pamper your body, quieten your mind and relax your soul with a luxury spa and wellness health experience in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.

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Your island escape

Boasting over 140 islands scattered throughout the region, it’s easy to turn daydreams about tropical island holidays into reality here in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.

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Hit the road

Whether you're into nature-based activities or pure adventure, the Great Tropical Drive self-drive holiday experience has something for everyone.

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Head outback

Uncover the quintessential spirit of Outback Australia only a few hours from the coast. Hot springs, lava tubes, and even World Heritage fossil fields are all part of the region's enormous diversity.

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A new world awaits

Snorkel one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The largest and most spectacular coral reef system in the world. Mere minutes away from Cairns, Port Douglas and Mission Beach.

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Wildlife encounters

So many chances to get up close to over 6,000 species of wild animals, endangered animals, rainforest animals and birds living around the region.

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Rainforest adventure

Immerse yourself in Australia's World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics Rainforest where ancient rainforests are parted by waterfalls, cool waterholes and giant Kauri pines.

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Experience adventure

With the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef side by side, it’s easy to see why Mother Nature chose this region to be the international hub of adventure.

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Dive the Great Reef

Here you can discover a whole new underwater world and greet over 6,600 species of flora and fauna, including 1,500 species of fish, 4,000 species of molluscs and 400 types of coral.

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Turn up the volume

Jump out of a plane, take on Australia's only Bungy Jump, Tarzan through the oldest rainforest on earth or race down world renowned white water rapids. If you're game.

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What kind of getaway are you after?

Relaxed

Adventurous

Welcome to Tropical North Queensland

Welcome to Paradise - Tropical North Queensland. Whether it's an indulgent break or a thrilling adventure, this stunning region offers you a magical and life-changing experience.

Feel the energy of a vibrant tropical culture of Cairns brought to life with festivals, events and experiences shaped by the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest. Revel in the outdoors lifestyle and ease of an intimate cosmopolitan city that is adventurous by nature.

Be seduced by an easy going beachside retreat where natural encounters, not crowds are the norm. Free your playful side exploring 14 kilometres of sand by bike, marvelling at romantic ruins or rafting the rapids to discover Mission Beach.

Explore a vast savannah landscape where spectacular gorges, ancient lava tubes and the history of Australian pioneers await discovery. Uncover these hidden gems in the rugged lands of the Gulf Savannah.

Refine your senses with an exotic getaway to an absolute beachfront tropical hideaway where every day is all about you. Indulge in beachfront dining, decadent day spas and tropical resorts to uncover Palm Cove or journey through the natural wilderness to the top of Australia and discover the landscapes of Cooktown & Cape York and follow in the footsteps of early explorers on an epic adventure taking in memorable pubs, Aboriginal culture and Australian pioneering history. 

Serene waterfalls, towering trees and crater lakes contrast against a tapestry of farms along self-drive trails to timeless villages and fascinating markets. Discover the exotic tropical flavours, unique wildlife and outdoor pursuits that make the Tablelands and Kuranda one of the many must-do's within the region.

Let the charm of Port Douglas' boutique tropical village and the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest revitalise you. Indulge in dining, shopping and pampering and experience the beauty of two World Heritage areas in a region that is adventurous by nature.

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Destinations

Atherton Tablelands

Stretching from Kuranda to Chillagoe the Atherton Tablelands is rich with natural diversity and experiences for young and old, couples, families and adventurers alike.

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Cairns

ateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Wet Tropics Rainforest and the only place on earth wherGe two World Heritage-listed areas meet.

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Cape Tribulation

Home of the oldest tropical rainforest on earth and the only place on the planet where World Heritage-listed Daintree rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef.

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Cape York

Home of magnificent national parks, sacred Aboriginal sites, untouched beaches and one of the most awesome four-wheel-drive adventures in Australia.

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Cooktown

Located in south-eastern Cape York, Cooktown is the historical 1770 landing site of Captain James Cook, home to ancient aboriginal art and the best fishing in Australia.

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Daintree

Home of the oldest tropical rainforest on earth and the only place on the planet where World Heritage-listed Daintree rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef.

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Great Barrier Reef

Discover a whole new underwater world and greet over 6,600 species of flora and fauna, including 1,500 species of fish 4,000 species of molluscs and 400 types of coral.

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Gulf Savannah

A vast 186,000 sq kilometre expanse of healthy, winding rivers, pristine waterfalls, tree studded grass lands where abundant bird and wildlife merge with wetlands.

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Great Barrier Reef Islands

Over 140 Great Barrier Reef islands scattered throughout the region, it’s easy to turn daydreams about tropical island holidays and romantic island escapes into reality.

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Kuranda

A quaint village of nestled among World Heritage-listed rainforest at the top of the Kuranda Range Road, a short 45 minute drive north-west of Cairns

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Mission Beach

An unspoilt tropical paradise of World Heritage-listed rainforest, golden, sandy beaches and the closest departure point to the Great Barrier Reef and Dunk Island. and Bedarra Island.

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Outback Queensland

Over 140 Great Barrier Reef islands scattered throughout the region, it’s easy to turn daydreams about tropical island holidays and romantic island escapes into reality. in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef.

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Palm Cove

Located just 30 minutes north of Cairns city centre, or 20 minutes south of Port Douglas, Palm Cove looks just like a postcard for paradise.

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Port Douglas

A tropical holiday destination of choice for A-list celebrities, heads of state and sports stars from all over the globe.

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Torres Strait

A stunning network of 17 Great Barrier Reef islands just north of Australia's most northern point in Cape York.

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Trinity Beach

Tucked between two lush green headlands Trinity Beach is a golden crescent of sand, lapped by the blue waters of the Coral Sea.

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Wet Tropics Rainforest

The World Heritage-listed rainforests surrounds Cairns in all directions and can be easily accessed and exprienced in many ways. Join one of the many tour operators that conduct day and overnight tours into the rainforest or by car at your leisure.

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Accommodation

Accommodation

Find accommodation near Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, Tropical North Queensland. Choose from a variety of accommodation types for any style and budget. From 5-star luxury hotels and resorts, to budget backpacker hostel accommodation, camping and caravan parks or self-contained apartments and holiday homes.

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Events

Feast of the Senses Inc

Feast of the Senses Inc

21 Mar 2015 - 29 Mar 2015

Freshwater creek in Redlynch along Shiptons Flat walk

Wildlife of Australia's Rainforests

14 Feb 2016 - 28 Feb 2016

200 riders

Cairns to Karumba Bike Ride

27 Jun 2015 - 3 Jul 2015

Latest Blog

Latest Blog

Savour the view at Thala Beach

Posted on May 23, 2012 by Liz Inglis

With rainforest-clad mountains on one side and the Coral Sea on the other, the drive to Port Douglas is truly one of Australia's most spectacular.

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