Tropical North Queensland is the northernmost part of Queensland stretching from Cairns to the Torres Straight. Within its borders it contains the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.
The nucleus of Tropical North Queensland is Cairns, a vibrant and modern city, considered the ‘gateway’ to the Great Barrier Reef.
Cairns is the perfect base to explore all tropical north Queensland has to offer. Within easy driving distance of cairns are pristine beaches, the majestic waterfalls of the Atherton Tablelands. Stunning rainforests filled with the sounds of birds, the famous Curtain and Cathedral Fig Trees. Luxurious resorts abound from Port Douglas, Mission Beach and Lizard Island, head north to visit Cape Tribulation and of course, you cant leave without seeing ‘the reef’.
Take the skyrail or scenic train to Kuranda the village in the rainforest. Enjoy ‘breakfast with the birds’ at Port Douglas, cruise along the Daintree and spot crocodiles. Snorkel the reef, swim in pools fed by waterfalls, soak up the serenity at secluded beaches. Dine at one of the many, many restaurants along the esplanade and sleep in comfort from backpacker to 5 star hotels.