Sign up for mountain bike races through the rainforest, celebrate at Indigenous dance festivals and let your stomach guide you through foodie feasts on the reef.
Find festivals that cater to all your senses; from the Port Shorts Film Festival to the eclectic Port Douglas Carnivale. Or give your tastebuds a treat at Feast of the Senses and Reef Feast Palm Cove.
Love a little heart-stopping action? Feel the rev of motorsports in the tropics at Targa Great Barrier Reef or spend a day at the races at Cairns Amateurs Carnival.
You can also catch club AFL and NRL matches in Cairns.
Tropical North Queensland is home to both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures, and these cultures shine at the Keep the Flame of Culture Burning Festival. Find unique Aboriginal art or catch performing acts that merge culture and contemporary dance at Cairns Indigenous Art Fair (CIAF).
Heading north to the Torres Strait? Grab a spot on the grass and enjoy traditional Torres Strait Island dancing at the Winds of Zenadth Cultural Festival.
Put your endurance to the ultimate test at the Cairns Airport IRONMAN Asia-Pacific Championship Cairns, Reef to Reef MTB or Crocodile Trophy.