Atherton Tablelands

10 waterfalls to chase

Hit the famous waterfall circuit, uncover those less known or stretch a little further and take a dip in Australia’s widest, single-drop waterfall.

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There’s No Place Like It On Earth.

Tropical North Queensland is like nothing else you’ve ever experienced – fringed by reef, enveloped by rainforest, ringed by the red-dirt of the Outback. The world’s warmest welcome is waiting for you.

On the Trail of Inspiration

Where to experience the best Tropical North Queensland has to offer … from wallowing under a waterfall to taking the plunge on the Great Barrier Reef.

Tropical Lifestyle & Culture
Seafood lovers’ guide to Cairns

As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is teeming with an abundance of restaurants offering fresh, local catches and exceptional seafood. Find the stand-out seafood dishes in Cairns below.

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Torres Strait
5 Unmissable sights in the Torres Strait Islands

Between Cape York and Papua New Guinea, there’s a fascinating world of unforgettable adventures to be had. Journey to this culturally unique part of Australia and you’ll find vibrant Indigenous communities celebrating their strong connection to land and sea.

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Wet Tropics Rainforest
Embrace the Wet Season in the Wet Tropics

The wet season in the Wet Tropics brings a different beauty to the area. For locals, it offers a sense of nostalgia; for visitors, an understanding of why it’s affectionately named “the big wet”.

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Mission Beach & Cassowary Coast
12 other things to do when visiting the Cardwell Spa Pool

Whether you’re out to catch a barra, hike Australia’s largest island National Park or adventure your way through a scenic 4WD track, Cardwell is the perfect launch pad for an outdoorsy weekend with a friendly local twist.

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Great Barrier Reef
Reef Talk – A chat with marine biologist Gareth Phillips

The Great Barrier Reef is a thriving, living marine environment. It inspires all who visit, even those who see it every day, like marine biologist and owner of Reef Teach, Gareth Phillips.

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Port Douglas
Why Port Douglas is the perfect spot for a family holiday

Port Douglas is the perfect getaway for kids and parents alike, with everything from adrenaline-filled rainforest adventures and awe-inspiring wildlife tours to top-end eateries and bustling local markets.

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Tropical Lifestyle & Culture
11 Best markets near Cairns

Soak up the colour and the character, the smells and the sounds clunk and clash in a cacophony of the excitement of these 12 great markets.

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Palm Cove
Palm Cove: a family affair

Make beautiful memories with a stay at this chic, laidback village just north of Cairns. Angela Saurine reveals 10 reasons why kids and grown-ups love Palm Cove.

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Wet Tropics Rainforest
10 Things you didn’t know about the Wet Tropics Rainforest

Get to know our famous forest, which spans 8940 square-kilometers and covers more ground than Samoa, Luxemburg and Puerto Rico, with this list of 10 things you didn’t know about the Wet Tropics.

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What’s On

Brilliant events against spectacular backdrops. Here’s what not to miss when you’re in Tropical North Queensland.

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