Tropical North Queensland

Tropical North Queensland fits in more untouched beauty, ancient culture and adventure within its borders than some entire countries manage to do, with the World Heritage List double-act of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest its most prized stars.

World Heritage Listed. Life changing.

Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef is total bucket list material.

  • Snorkel, dive or join a live-aboard to and share the water with curious minke whales and sea turtles.
  • Zipline through the ancient beauty of the Daintree Rainforest and meet the local tree kangaroos or elusive cassowary.
  • Tackle world-class mountain bike trails weaving through World Heritage Listed rainforest.
  • Kayak, walk or gallop your way along Cape Tribulation beach – where you may not see another soul.

Thousands of years in the making

If you’re seeking a real connection to the land, you’ll find it in the stories, the smiles and the history of the Indigenous Australians who share their culture with you.

  • Stand in the world’s oldest open-air gallery at an Indigenous rock art site.
  • Learn traditional painting and hunting skills.
  • Experience a spa treatment in a sacred rainforest cultural site.

Launchpad to (even more) paradise

While Cairns, Palm Cove and Port Douglas are the main ports of call, your holiday here among the palm trees is just the beginning.

  • Discover the real meaning of untouched in the Torres Strait Islands.
  • Taste the tropics on a road trip through the Atherton Tablelands, sampling locally-made coffee, cheese, chocolate, liqueur and more. 
  • Become an outback adventurer on the Savannah Way and take the great 4WD pilgrimage to Cape York.
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Bustard Downs

Mount Carbine, Mareeba Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$25.00 - 275.00
Bustard Downs is a 200 acre organic beef farm offering Outback Farmstay Bed and Breakfast Guesthouse accommodation, self-contained authentic Farm Cottages and Caravan and Camping. The property is owned and run by an Australian family. Bustard Downs is the perfect place to find an Outback Bush experience in Tropical North Queensland. Close to Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas, Daintree, Mareeba, Julatten and the Atherton Tablelands. Driving north to Cooktown and Cape York? This is a natural Retreat for Eco-travellers, bird watchers, swimmers, animal and nature lovers. The organic Farmstay Guesthouse provides personalised hosted accommodation. Rooms take in mountain views, private gardens and feature king size or twin single beds with 100 per cent cotton linen, perfect for the Tropics. Breakfast hampers and barbecue dinner packs feature fresh local produce simply presented for self-catering. Supplies are from the farm and local Tableland growers. They use and source organic and bio-dynamic produce where possible. Farmstay guests enjoy exclusive use of the owners private 20 metre swimming pool. The self-contained Farmhouse and Cottage are for the independent traveller located above the Mary Creek. The caravan and camping area is rarely crowded and has a great social communal fire place.

Barking Owl Retreat

Kairi, Tablelands Area
From AU$190.00 - 230.00
Atherton Tablelands Bed and Breakfast Farm Stay accommodation, Barking Owl Retreat in Kairi, on the Cairns Highlands offers private luxury accommodation with the friendliness and atmosphere of a traditional bed and breakfast farm stay. This Atherton Tableland accommodation features fully self contained cottages tucked in a secluded valley at the end of a country road, just over an hours self-drive from the Cairns Airport, minutes from Lake Tinaroo Dam, close to Yungaburra and the Atherton Tablelands main township, Atherton, on the Atherton Tableland, Cairns Highlands, Tropical Far North Queensland, Australia. Lake Tinaroo Dam known for water sports, wake boarding, skiing, and barramundi fishing, and the historical village of Yungaburra famous for its restaurants and markets. The self contained cottages are perfect for your wedding honeymoon, romantic getaway, or family holiday with the kids. Centrally located in Kairi, on the edge of the Atherton Tableland Golden Triangle, just outside the highland drizzle. Barking Owl Retreat is privileged to be just minutes away from wineries, coffee plantations, wildlife viewing, and many more local tours and attractions, and not to mention a cheese and chocolate factory. Barking Owl Retreat has a large variety of beautiful Australian native birds and wildlife at their doorstep.

Alkoomie Station

Cooktown, Cook Area
From AU$64.00 - 225.00
Alkoomie is an 18,000 hectare working cattle station just 30 minutes from historic Cooktown, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland where you get to experience the real Australia. The homestead is built on Mt Dixon 500 metres above sea level with spectacular views to the Coral Sea. There are plenty of activities and adventures for all the family including feeding the farm animals, horse riding (extra cost), working cattle dogs, and swimming in rock pools, dinner cooked in a camp oven and eaten around the camp fire and much more or you can just relax and take in the spectacular views. Three types of accommodation are available: Homestead-entire top floor or a room; two bedroom self-contained unit; and self-contained furnished tents.

Jungle Lodge

Cape Tribulation, Douglas Area
From AU$10.00 - 90.00
Far away from the stresses of city life, with no mobile phones and televisions, the Jungle Lodge sits happily between two world heritage areas, the stunning Great Barrier Reef and the tropical Daintree Rainforest. Sleep in the jungle and enjoy the sounds of the rainforest at night, or rise early to experience the sunrise over beautiful Myall Beach only minutes away. Experience the region without the crowds. Jungle Lodge offers affordable eco huts known as Safari Huts - quad share, twin, single or dorm - as well as camp sites in the tropical rainforest, close to the beach, restaurants and water holes. Onsite facilities include a swimming pool, fully equipped camp kitchen,toilets and showers and a laundry. Jungle Lodge is located onsite at the Ocean Safari Great Barrier Reef Tours check in office, which is also home to the Turtle Rock Café. Cross the Daintree River and follow the coastal road into Cape Tribulation then look for their signage on arrival at Cape Tribulation! Whether you're there to relax or to participate in the numerous activities this area has to offer, their friendly and informative staff can advise and arrange the ultimate holiday for you.

Kurrimine Beach Holiday Park

Kurrimine Beach, Cassowary Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$35.00 - 245.00
Dare to be spoiled at Kurrimine Beach Holiday Park just 70 metres from beautiful Kurrimine Beach, an unspoilt tropical retreat - North Queensland's best kept secret! With King Reef just offshore, there is great fishing to try, fossicking or just relaxing around their huge pool watching the kids enjoy themselves with their fun pool toys. Or they can try out the jumping pillow, the playground or the giant chess or checkers sets. The camp kitchen has a giant television screen and their gym and games room contribute to a great holiday experience. Enjoy nearby attractions like Paronella Park, Dunk Island, Canecutter Way, Murdering Point Winery, and numerous waterfalls and national parks. A great place to base yourself to explore the beautiful Cassowary Coast area. Wireless internet, bait, ice and a small shop with supplies are available. Kurrimine Beach Holiday Park is a Top Tourist Park.

Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort

Cairns, Cairns Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$38.00 - 375.00
On the southern entrance to Cairns, seven kilometres from the city, is their multi Australian and Queensland Tourism Award winning resort. Set on 28 acres of tropically landscaped award-winning gardens, the resort boasts a fantastic range of features and facilities to suit everyone. The minute you arrive your holiday begins at Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort. A tour in their "Nemo Buggy", "Turtle Buggy" or "Frog Mobile" introduces you to the many exciting, free facilities and activities. The all-weather Mini Coconuts Playground is their most recent addition, Neos Interactive Play Hub, Splash Waterpark, two giant jumping pillows and huge playground, your children will be entertained while you relax. Their Garden Pool is heated and hosts aqua aerobics and the resort pool has heated/cold spa's . Watch a family movie on the giant outdoor screen or enjoy Thursday's free pancake breakfast by the pool. Free Wi-Fi, gymnasium, Mini-Mart, restaurant and laundries are among the other facilities. They offer a range of accommodation, priced to suit all budgets. Self contained condos, villas, units and cabins are designed to suit couples, families and groups. Caravanners, motorhomers and campers can choose from a large selection of Ensuite Sites, Powered Slab Sites or Grass Camping Sites.

Kookaburra Holiday Park

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$35.00 - 120.00
Kookaburra Holiday Park is situated on three acres of lush tropical gardens 800 metres north from the centre of town and 250 metres from the beach. Staff aim to exceed expectations and proudly offer to all their guests a wide range of clean, quality accommodation at an affordable price. Offering everything from a camp-site or dormitory bed to an Executive Villa, they are sure to be able to fit your budget and your preference. Cardwell is the gateway to Hinchinbrook Island, the largest island National Park in the world, surrounded by the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The friendly staff at the Kookaburra Holiday Park will be happy to assist you with any of your accommodation needs.

Cooktown Holiday Park

Cooktown, Cook Area
From AU$45.00 - 165.00
Cooktown Holiday Park is just a short stroll into town and is set amongst eight acres of tropical award winning gardens and beautiful surroundings, comfortable fully self contained one and two bedroom cabins, motel style units, budget cabins, and roomy caravan and camping sites that can accommodate large motorhomes and recreational vehicles. It is a great base in which to explore Cooktown local attractions - Must do's include the James Cook Museum, take in the 360 degree views from Grassy Hill, stroll down the main street and see some of the old Historical Buildings, try your luck at catching a fish off the Wharf, and visit the Botanical Gardens. Surrounding area drives out to Archer Point, Black Mountain and numerous waterfalls are all within easy reach. Make it your starting point for your Cape York Adventure. Historic Cooktown is the Gateway to Cape York Peninsula in Far North Queensland. An easy three and a half to four hour drive north of Cairns.

Seisia Holiday Park

Seisia, Northern Peninsula Area
From AU$10.00 - 365.00
Seisia Holiday Park is situated on the western side of Cape York Peninsular. The Campground features Powered Sites, Unpowered Sites, Caravan Sites, and Hut Sites along Beachfront. They also have a range of accommodation from Villas Sleeping 6, Cottages sleeping 4 and Budget Lodge sleeping 2. They are close to all amenities from the famous Seisia Wharf with Ferry service daily to Thursday Island, Boat Ramp, fully stocked supermarket open 7 days 8am to 7pm, Service Station, Mechanics, Butcher Shop, Ice and Tackle store all at your doorstep. Come and relax at the campground with views of the setting sun over the Torres Strait Islands, even a spot of fishing of the Seisia Wharf. Relax ,Enjoy, Smile

Cardwell Beachcomber Motel and Tourist Park

Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$27.00 - 175.00
Located on the beachfront, Cardwell Beachcomber Motel and Tourist Park is in the heart of the Great Green Way (highway A1), a leisurely two hour drive from Townsville or Cairns. Cardwell is a seaside town surrounded by world heritage listed areas, offering a diverse and stunning range of natural attractions. The Hinchinbrook Channel, nearby islands and coral reefs offer great boating, fishing and crabbing. The newly refurbished beachfront motel rooms all offer spectacular views over the Hinchinbrook Passage to Hinchinbrook, Goold and Dunk Islands. They offer Standard and Executive rooms providing accommodation for up to four guests. Executive rooms offer King size beds and microwaves, and all rooms offer free movies with Foxtel. The Tourist Park covers six tropical acres and offers shady powered and unpowered sites and self contained cabin style accommodation. Their new Ocean View Villas offer the ultimate in family accommodation, with two bedrooms, full kitchen,upstairs mezzanine level and large outdoor deck facing the ocean. We also offer budget accommodation with shared kitchen facilities, ideal for backpackers and workers. FREE Wi Fi now available. The Cardwell Beachcomber Motel and Tourist Park has a licensed beachfront bar and restaurant offering fresh local seafood, great steaks and homemade pizza.
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