Tropical North Queensland | Things to do

See the only place on earth where two World Heritage Sites meet – the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef – and where Australia’s two Indigenous cultures come together. Discover a castle in the rainforest at Paronella Park, walk through the vast Undara Lava Tubes or test yourself with an Ironman, mountain biking or marathon endurance event.

Great Barrier Reef

The northern end of the Great Barrier Reef is at your doorstep in Tropical North Queensland. Dive and snorkel over pristine coral, swim with dwarf minke whales every June/July, take a scenic flight for a private picnic on the white sand of Vlassof Cay and Mackay Cay, and tackle some of the country’s most epic fishing adventures in the Torres Strait or Gulf of Carpentaria. 


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Daintree Rainforest & outdoors

Froom Cooktown to Mission Beach, the Wet Tropics of Tropical North Queensland are the oldest rainforests in the world. Walk and hike through the verdant landscape, find hidden waterfalls and swim in fresh waterholes, and look for the elusive cassowary, the third largest bird in the world. There’s adventure, too – jungle surfing through the canopy, white-water rafting on the Baron and Tully rivers, and horse riding on the beach at Cape Tribulation.

Experience timeless culture

Connect with the oldest cultures on earth. Visit ancient Aboriginal rock art sites and contemporary Torres Strait art galleries, learn how to hunt with Kuku Yalanji guides in Cooya Beach, and join in the celebrations at the Laura Aboriginal Dance Festival and Cairns Indigenous Art Fair.

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Shantara Resort Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
From AU$167 - 950
Shantara Resort Port Douglas offers boutique apartment style accommodation ideal for couples, honeymooners or the independent traveller looking to escape in tranquil surrounds. (Children over the age of 16 are welcome).

Pullman Cairns International

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$260 - 495
A personal welcome to Pullman Cairns International, located in the heart of tropical Cairns and gateway to the world famous Great Barrier Reef and lush World Heritage listed Rainforest. This unique hotel reflects the ambience and spirit of Far North Queensland with cool tiled floors, deep windows and magnificent vistas of the harbour, city and mountains.

Cayman Villas Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
From AU$250 - 650
Cayman Villas Port Douglas offers families, couples and discerning business travellers luxury apartments for a relaxing holiday stay, a romantic getaway or business trip. Located a short distance from the famous Four Mile Beach and the Cosmopolitan Town Centre of Port Douglas, Cayman Villa Apartments feature recently refurbished luxury one, two and three bedroom Villas.

Silky Oaks Lodge

Mossman, Douglas Area
From AU$455 - 1150
Neighbouring the World Heritage-listed wilderness of the Daintree National Park, Silky Oaks Lodge offers guests a stylish rainforest escape. Long regarded as Tropical North Queensland’s luxury bolt-hole, Silky Oaks Lodge is ideally located for access to the region’s spectacular natural attractions, including the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge, the Great Barrier Reef and Cape Tribulation.

Green Island Resort

Green Island, Cairns Area
From AU$720 - 820
Located 27 kilometres across the Coral Sea from Cairns in Tropical North Queensland, the eco-sensitive Resort is luxury on the Great Barrier Reef. Nestled among the rainforest and secluded from the day visitor facilities, Green Island Resort offers a unique blend of luxurious accommodation and unparalleled access to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef, lush rainforest, and a spectacular array of bird and marine life.

Villa San Michele

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
From AU$180 - 385
Villa San Michele boasts a fantastic location on vibrant Macrossan Street in the heart of Port Douglas. The central location places all that Port Douglas has to offer on your doorstep, and all within a five minute walk.

Cape York Camping Punsand Bay

Bamaga, Northern Peninsula Area
From AU$18 - 260
Cape York Camping Punsand Bay is the ultimate base for any Cape York adventurer looking to explore and discover the Cape York Peninsula and Torres Strait Islands. Situated five kilometres south-west from "The Tip" on the Cape York Peninsula, it is the most northern address in Australia.

Port Douglas Apartments

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
From AU$140 - 302
Your perfect Macrossan Street location. Port Douglas Apartments is an adult only resort located on the corner of Davidson and Macrossan Streets, the quiet end. This location is well situated with a short walk to the fabulous Four Mile beach and across the road to some of the best shopping and restaurants in Port Douglas.

Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore

Palm Cove, Cairns Area
From AU$220 - 1100
Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore is a luxury resort in Palm Cove, situated on the absolute beachfront. Just a matter of steps and you are surrounded by the beach, sea and swaying palms. Alamanda Palm Cove by Lancemore offers 69 luxurious one, two, three bedrooms apartment-style suites, each with en-suite and second bathroom, dining and lounge area, fully equipped kitchen including Nespresso coffee machine, laundry with washing machine and dryer, balcony or terrace overlooking the pool or ocean depending on booked room type - the perfect place to relax at the end of the day.

201 Lake Street

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$125 - 450
Located in the Central Business District of Cairns, the heart of Far North Queensland, 201 Lake Street offers contemporary one and two bedroom dual-keyed apartments as well as hotel suites set amongst beautiful tropical gardens.
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