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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@ Verandahs Boutique Apartments

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
From AU$230 - 455
At Verandahs Boutique Apartments enjoy beautiful tropical style holiday apartments - set in lush tropical gardens and ideally located in the heart of picturesque Port Douglas. The premium position offers you the best location to enjoy all that Port Douglas has to offer - a mere 50 footsteps from the heart of Macrossan Street's Cafes, Bars and Boutique Shops and only 150 metres to the famous 4-Mile Beach.

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
From AU$299 - 1299
Located in one of the most internationally acclaimed locations in Australia on Four Mile Beach, Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort and Spa has been designed with the utmost luxury and relaxation in mind.

Peppers Beach Club and Spa

Palm Cove, Cairns Area
From AU$309 - 925
Overlooking a stunning palm-fringed beach, just 20 minutes from Cairns Airport, Peppers Beach Club and Spa is set in the heart of the charming Palm Cove village. Choose from elegant Suites, Spa Rooms, One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments.

NRMA Cairns Holiday Park

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$30 - 108
NRMA Cairns Holiday Park is located in the centre of Cairns, where two World Heritage listed areas meet - the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. The park offers a range of accommodation including studios and lodgings, as well as ensuite, powered and unpowered sites for caravanning and camping.

Reflections Of Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
From AU$260 - 520
Reflections Of Port Douglas Holiday Apartments are situated in beautiful Port Douglas on the tropical North Coast of Queensland, Australia a 50 minute scenic Drive north from the Cairns International Airport.

Meridian Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Douglas Area
From AU$170 - 450
Meridian Port Douglas is a contemporary boutique resort that offers 33 luxury four and a half star apartments for couples in a selection of self catered Studios and One Bedroom Apartments. Meridian is ideal for couples requiring a peaceful and relaxing getaway and is suitable only for mature guests over 16 years of age.

Ashs Holiday Units and Ashs at the Point Cafe

Karumba, Carpentaria Area
From AU$120 - 185
Ash's is ideally located just across the road to the Gulf of Carpentaria coastline - enjoy a leisurely stroll including the Norman River mouth, beach fishing spots, boat ramps, other stores, fuel station - Karumba airport pickups available plus pre-arranged transfers Karumba to Normanton.

Lizard Island Resort

Lizard Island, Cook Area
From AU$2029 - 7000
Lizard Island, Australia's northernmost island resort on the Great Barrier Reef, is truly secluded from the rest of the world and is located a one hour scenic flight over the reef from Cairns. With only one resort on the island hosting 40 rooms – it is the tranquility and natural beauty of the island that will first greet you.

Cairns Central YHA

Cairns, Cairns Area
From AU$24 - 170
Cairns Central YHA is located within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, cafes and nightlife. The property offers air-conditioned twin, double, family and multi-share rooms with shared bathroom facilities and en suites available .

Daintree Ecolodge

Daintree, Cairns Area
From AU$380 - 480
Nestled in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest, the Daintree Ecolodge combines nature, nurture and culture in a pure rainforest environment Believed to be over 135 million years old, and the oldest tropical lowland rainforest on Earth, the Daintree Rainforest is a rare jewel in the crown of Mother Nature.
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