Cairns Tropical North Queensland

Cairns and Port Douglas are the gateways to the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns, Tropical North Queensland offers the best scuba diving and snorkelling tours to experience the Reef's unique marine life and brilliant corals. Book a helicopter flight to see the Great Barrier Reef today!

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About Cairns Tropical North Queensland

Bursting at the borders with more ancient culture, diverse natural beauty, and adventure than imaginable, Cairns is home to not one but two World Heritage-listed areas: the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics.

Explore the Great Barrier Reef from the hub of Cairns, the seaside town of Port Douglas, or even off the Daintree Coast from Cape Tribulation, swimming alongside whales, turtles, clownfish, rays, and giant clams (see: 'The Great 8') before soaring above the rainforest canopy all in one day.

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Bursting at the borders with more ancient culture, diverse natural beauty, and adventure than imaginable, Cairns is home to not one but two World Heritage-listed areas: the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics.

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Places to See in Cairns Tropical North Queensland

Cairns, Tropical North Queensland

Cairns

Cairns

Cairns tours to the Great Barrier Reef attract visitors to see this World Heritage-listed underwater world and its brilliant marine life. Browse the biggest selection of Cairns tours and attractions and read the indepth tour itineraries of each tour. Tours departing from Cairns offer activities for all types of travellers whether on a budget or those looking for more intimate luxury travel.

Green Island Tours - Aerial view of Green Island and the Great Barrier Reef

Green Island

Green Island

Green Island just off Cairns is a nature lover's paradise and the only coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest. See all the things to do and things to see on Green Island. Snorkel tours, dive tours, helicopter scenic flights and Seawalker.

Fitzroy Island Resort, Tropical North Queensland

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island

Beautiful Fitzroy Island is just a short boat ride from Cairns and is one the most favourite islands on the Great Barrier Reef. Stay for a holiday and enjoy the snorkeling and scuba diving straight off the island. Fitzroy Island is ideal for kids of all ages and romantic couples.

Port Douglas,Tropical North Queensland

Port Douglas

Port Douglas

Sophisticated eateries and bars, luxurious holiday homes and resorts, and a bustling marina – Port Douglas is the number one destination for celebrities to holiday and mix it up with the locals. An ideal location from which you can explore the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

Low Isles Port Douglas - Glass Bottom Boat Tours

Low Isles

Low Isles

Explore the beautiful Low Isles on the Great Barrier Reef just off shore from Port Douglas on a half day, full day or combination snorkel tour and sunset cruise. A group of islands that are home to sea turtles, dugongs and other fascinating marine life. Take it easy or enjoy all the activities on the island such as the lighthouse historic walk and nature excursions.

Beachfront dining, Palm Cove

Palm Cove

Palm Cove

Conveniently located between Cairns and Port Douglas, the beachside suburb of Palm Cove is one of Australia's most popular holiday destinations in Far North Queensland. There are so many tours and attractions on offer for holiday makers in this dreamy beachside mecca and each of the tour operators will collect guests from their hotels to take them our on tour of the Great Barrier Reef.

Daintree Rainforest - Cassowary looking for food on the beach

Daintree Rainforest

Daintree Rainforest

Lauded by Sir David Attenborough as “the most extraordinary place on earth”, the Daintree Rainforest is home to a diverse array of prehistoric flora and fauna. A visit to Cairns Tropical North Queensland isn’t complete without exploring this magical part of the region.

Sunrise, Mission Beach, TNQ

Mission Beach

Mission Beach

A beautiful beachside town located between Townsville and Cairns, with the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest right on its doorstep. Offering a range of activities from extreme sports to beach relaxation. Mission Beach is perfect for family holidays, eco-adventures, adrenaline seekers and backpackers.

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