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Great Tropical Drive

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Explore palm-fringed beaches, ancient rainforests and the golden outback on a self-drive tour taking in the highlights of North Queensland. With 26 different routes to follow, the Great Tropical Drive takes you to some of Australia's best-known tropical attractions including the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree rainforest, Hinchinbrook Island and the Undara Lava Tubes.

Taste the flavours of the tropics on the Atherton Tablelands where local produce and fruity wines are popular, step back in time with an adventure into the western goldfields or discover incredible views as you drive between the two World Heritage areas of the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest. Along the way you can cool off under a waterfall, visit a turtle hospital, go jungle surfing or learn how to hunt mud crab with a spear.

Encounter nature, Indigenous culture, food and wine, wildlife, heritage or adventure and know that natural wonders are around every corner. The Great Tropical Drive offers ever changing landscapes as it passes through unique regions of North Queensland including Cooktown, Port Douglas and Daintree, Cairns and its beaches, Mission Beach and the Cassowary Coast, the Atherton Tablelands, the Gulf Savannah, Townsville, Charters Towers and Hinchinbrook.

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Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking/Trekking
  • Off Road Driving
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

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Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

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Bustard Downs

Mount Carbine, Mareeba Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$25 - 275
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.

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Malanda, Tablelands Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$334 - 402
Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat is 230 acres of pure paradise situated just ten minutes from Lake Eacham in the Cairns Highlands. The treehouses sit in elevated rainforest surroundings looking out over Wooroonooran National Park. All luxurious pole and timber treehouses are totally private and feature large spas, cosy fireplaces and balconies with stunning mountain views. There are pristine rainforest streams to explore, nine kilometres of walking tracks and abundant bird life with over 160 species recorded. Guided bird watching is available. A complimentary breakfast hamper is also included. This cool tropical mountain retreat offers peace and relaxation and with its eastern outlook, guests are rewarded with fabulous moon and sun rises over the mountains. They are ideal for the romantic hideaway or the family holiday.

Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort

Cairns, Cairns Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$41 - 390
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.

Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$260 - 1190
Welcome to Port Douglas, one of Australia's most stunning holiday destinations in Tropical North Queensland and the gateway to explore the world famous Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. A newly renovated beachfront luxury resort on famous Four Mile Beach surrounded by 147 hectares of lush tropical gardens, 2 hectares of sparkling saltwater lagoon pools and an 18-hole golf course, their resort amenities and service will make you feel at home in paradise. The UNESCO world heritage listed marvels, Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest await to take you on the adventures of a lifetime. Their rooms, suites and villas that afford captivating views of the ocean or tropical gardens and select rooms with private balconies. Exquisite dining venues provide scrumptious delicacies including fresh seafood in the comfort of the resort. Swing by the 18-hole golf course or explore any of their country club offerings for first-class sports facilities. 17 indoor and outdoor venues including their stunning beach and tropical gardens will make the perfect backdrop to your corporate meeting or enchanting wedding.

Cairns Holiday Park

Cairns, Cairns Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$28 - 95
Cairns Holiday Park is the ultimate destination for your next holiday. The park is the closest holiday park to the Cairns city centre and hospital and features accommodation for all tastes and budgets. Popular with both local and international travellers, Cairns Holiday Park is the perfect base to explore all the local attractions Tropical North Queensland is famous for. Stay in one of their motel style studios with air conditioning and Foxtel, or choose from one of their budget lodging style rooms with shared bathroom facilities. There's also plenty of shaded and spacious ensuite, powered and unpowered camping sites for campervans, caravans and tents. Free wireless internet, free internet cafe, free information and activity nights, free fresh milk and newspaper in studios/lodgings, free Foxtel television in studios and lodgings, free vegetable and herb garden.

Executive Retreats - Shangri-La

Newell, Douglas Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$595 - 795
Executive Retreats offer a selection of award winning architecturally designed holiday retreats in the Port Douglas area, Tropical North Queensland. Choose between trendy holiday homes and Balinese inspired beach villas on absolute beach front, luxury lifestyle and spa retreats on secluded, private acreages and chic apartments and townhouses in the heart of cosmopolitan Port Douglas. An Executive Retreat is essential for your next escape to paradise! Indulge and succumb to a qualified massage therapist as they unravel your stresses...or let five star chefs tantalise your taste buds with exotic culinary delights. All this can be arranged in the privacy of your Executive Retreat. Charter a boat to the reef or perhaps a helicopter to a spectacular rainforest setting. Indulge in the 'Art of Tropical Living' at Shangri-La, the ultimate in rainforest escapes. If you are looking to seriously escape to a safe haven then this is your Shangri-La with the majestic Daintree Mountains as your vista. This home appeals due to it's very special ambience and solitude. It becomes your own sanctuary. Luxurious and spacious, a relaxing and unforgettable holiday for a family, friends or honeymooners to hideaway. A holistic retreat to rekindle the soul.

Jungle Lodge

Cape Tribulation, Douglas Area
From AU$15 - 90
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, 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 the signage on arrival at Cape Tribulation! Whether you're there to relax or to participate in the numerous activities this area has to offer, the friendly and informative staff can advise and arrange the ultimate holiday for you.

Atherton Hallorans Leisure Park

Atherton, Tablelands Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$99 - 179
Atherton Halloran's Leisure Park is a quiet, peaceful and relaxing park set on 6.5 acres accommodating in villas, units, powered sites and camping on the base of Hallorans Hill, an extinct volcano on the edge of Atherton close to major attractions. Staff are friendly with a comprehensive knowledge of the area and they are happy to assist with your holiday. Saltwater pool, internet access, kiosk, tour bookings, barbecues and seniors card discounts are available.

Spicers Balfour Hotel

New Farm, Brisbane Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$249 - 429
From the outside, Spicers Balfour Hotel resembles many of the large and beautiful classic Queenslander homes found in its neighbourhood, the fashionable inner-city Brisbane suburb of New Farm. But inside it holds a secret that sets it apart from the other luxury hotels in Brisbane. Ideal for couples, exclusive groups and corporate stays. Located only 13 kilometres from Brisbane airport, three kilometres from Brisbane Central Business District, and in the heart of Brisbane's fashionable suburb of New Farm, Spicers Balfour Hotel offers a central, stylish escape for both work and leisure. New Farm offers Brisbane's best restaurants, cafes, bars, day spas, and designer boutiques - all within a five minute walk from the hotel. Just minutes away, Brisbane's Central Business District offers a multitude of attractions, activities and events. Comprehensive facilities: Guests are privy to the hotel's butler service, dining room, rooftop bar (with views of Brisbane's city skyline and Story Bridge), wifi access and conference room - creating a luxury retreat that is modern and functional, yet comforting and private. The Balfour Kitchen is open for Breakfast, Royal High Tea, Lunch Events and Dinner. Booking is recommended.

Dreamcatcher Beach-side Apartments

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$179 - 379
Dreamcatcher Beach-side Apartments in Port Douglas is Fringed by the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Daintree rainforests, Dreamcatcher Apartments offer you the opportunity to discover the colours of paradise. Port Douglas Australia is your holiday vacation rental escape - a place where you can delight in the natural wonders, adventure and spectacular scenery for which Northern Queensland, Australia is renowned. The ideal base for your Port Douglas escape is Dreamcatcher Apartments, featuring 12 spacious holiday apartments in a secluded beachside location just metres from pristine Four Mile Beach and minutes from the town centre of Port Douglas. Award winning design of this boutique resort offers your stay a home away from home in studio, luxury one and two bedroom self catering apartments, nestled in lush tropical gardens, complete with sublime heated pool, spa and barbecue gazebo. Enjoy a romantic relaxing stay, book a tour, prepare and enjoy a meal by the pool and just chill out in the tropics. Their years of local knowledge can guide you to all the best sights Port Douglas and the surrounding Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest have to offer. They look forward to hosting your great tropical escape at Dreamcatcher Apartments.
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