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 your Great Barrier Reef tour today!

About Cairns Tropical North Queensland

Bursting at the borders with more ancient culture, diverse natural beauty, and adventure than imaginable, this 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, this 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 is the gateway to the World Heritage-listed double act of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, Cairns offers world-class tours and attractions, beautiful coral reefs and rainforests and a safe destination for a laid-back tropical holiday in Australia.

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.

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 destinations for weddings and romantic holidays and also a safe destination for family holidays during the peak school holiday periods, featuring 3 to 5-star resorts, holiday apartments and hotels.

Kuranda Scenic Railway, Kuranda

Kuranda

Kuranda

Kuranda is the quaint ‘Village in the Rainforest’, nestled on the Atherton Tablelands, is famed for its markets, wildlife experiences, and fudge. Travelling to and from Kuranda is a spectacle in its own right. Experience the best of Kuranda, the rainforest and surrounding attractions with one of our great $$$ saver combo deal tours.

Snorkelling at Green Island, Great Barrier Reef

Green Island

Green Island

Green Island is a nature lover's paradise and the only coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef with a rainforest.

Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef

Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the Daintree Rainforest at Cape Tribulation by ziplining through rainforest canopy, kayaking the coastline, wandering the forest floor on foot, or cruising for crocs on Cooper Creek.

Fitzroy Island Resort, Tropical North Queensland

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island

For families, Fitzroy Island is a favourite. Double kayaks, a massive ocean trampoline, and a glass-bottom boat mean it’s ideal for kids of all ages.

Zip lining through the rainforest, Daintree Rainforest

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.

Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park

Mossman Gorge

Mossman Gorge

Set against a backdrop of lush greenery, gigantic granite boulders and a stream feeding the popular swimming hole, Mossman Gorge is the southernmost part of the Daintree Rainforest. Explore the area via one of the easily-accessible walking tracks or experience local Indigenous culture on a guided rainforest tour.

View from Atherton Tableland

Atherton Tablelands

Atherton Tablelands

The Atherton Tablelands or highlands area is not only home to dairy farms, wineries, fruit, nut, and coffee plantations, but is also renowned for its incredible, diverse beauty replete with waterfalls, stunning crater lakes and rolling, green hills. Explore the region on a day trip from Cairns or Port Douglas, see more with our great value Atherton Tablelands combo package tour deals.

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.

View from Dunk Island Lookout, Tropical North Queensland

Dunk Island

Dunk Island

Situated just 4km off the mainland Tropical North Queensland coast and characterised by lush rainforest, Dunk Island is home to a wide range of unique and rare wildlife, pristine, palm-fringed beaches and colourful fringing coral reefs with diverse marine life.

Fishing in the Russell River, TNQ

Flying fish point

Flying fish point

If fishing from the comfort of your own back deck sounds appealing, look no further. Likewise, if you’re after an indulgent, relaxing getaway from which to explore this beautifully diverse region.

Curtain Fig Tree, Atherton Tablelands

Innisfail

Innisfail

Famous for its sugar cane and banana farming, picturesque esplanade, and art deco architecture, Innisfail is an ideal base from which to explore award-winning attractions such as Paronella Park.

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