Escape to Queensland’s Tropical North and discover a place of vast beauty and natural wonders - Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef – an Australian tropical adventure brought to you by nature. Being the only place on earth where two World-Heritage areas meet, adventures are as diverse as trekking through an ancient rainforest one day, to diving on the world’s largest coral reef the next.
An international gateway to the rainforest, reef and the Outback, Cairns is city offering spectacular scenery, world-class accommodation, art and cultural activities and a popular oceanfront Esplanade. It is also the perfect starting point to discover tropical Australia via the self-drive routes of the Great Tropical Drive.
Located one hour from Cairns along the scenic Captain Cook Highway, the coastal village of Port Douglas offers a sophisticated and low-key escape. World-class dining, beachside markets and spa pampering are all on offer.
Choices here are diverse – enhance your reef adventure with an awe-inspiring seaplane flight, a world-class dive, snorkelling its warm waters or from the dry delights of a glass bottomed boat or submersible vessel. The highlight of your Queensland visit will undoubtedly be Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef.
A haven of cool lush greenery, sweet floral aromas, trickling streams and exotic wildlife. The Daintree Rainforest is a must-see – it is the oldest surviving tropical rainforest on earth and is home to the most species of plants and animals in Australia.
Tour the Daintree Rainforest with an expert indigenous guide and gain an insight into the lives of those who have lived on this land for thousands of years. Discover ancient rock-art sites, learn about the culture and traditional bush foods and watch traditional dance, all within Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.
Cairns is the heart of Tropical North Queensland and Australia's primary gateway to the Great Barrier Reef More >
Palm Cove in Tropical North Queensland is set amidst an idyllic stretch of beach and luxurious resorts. More >
Port Douglas offers a sophisticated and low-key escape for travelers from around the world and is a popular base to explore the Great Barrier Reef. More >
Atherton Tablelands in Tropical North Queensland is a land of beautiful lakes, waterfalls, rich red soil and tropical rainforest. More >
Mission Beach in Tropical North Queensland is a relaxed beachfront town with stretches of pristine golden beaches, bordered by rainforest. More >
Cape Tribulation sits north of Port Douglas in Tropical North Queensland and is where the frontier of the north begins. More >