Port Douglas

72 hours in Port Douglas

This old favourite has a new sense of cool about it. Here’s how to make the most of your time away.

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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.

Kuranda
Guide to Kuranda Markets

The bumper sticker catchphrase ‘Magic Happens’ was surely created after a visit to the picturesque village of Kuranda, a rainforest township where the outside world seemingly does not exist.

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Cairns & Northern Beaches
20 waterfalls near Cairns

Mighty mountain ranges and Wet Tropics Rainforest create the optimum environment for a myriad of extraordinary waterfalls. Fall in love with these 20 waterfall wonderlands only a short drive from Cairns.

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Tropical Lifestyle & Culture
Best waterfront bars in Tropical North Queensland

Beaches and bars are a match made in heaven – especially in the tropics, where any excuse to down a cool beverage is welcomed. Here are some of the coolest waterfront and beach bars Tropical North Queensland has to offer.

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Gulf Savannah & Outback
Savannah Way – An Outback Adventure through Gulf Country
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Cairns & Northern Beaches
Guide to the Red Arrow walking trail in Cairns

Throw on your best activewear and prepare to stretch your legs as you venture into the natural playground of Mount Whitfield. You’ll feel worlds away from city life as you delve into the depths of the rainforest, despite being less than ten minutes from Cairns CBD.

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Great Barrier Reef
Sleep under the stars on the reef

Is the Great Barrier Reef at the top of your travel bucket list? How about seeing the uninterrupted Southern night skies? Sunlover by Starlight gives you 48 hours of wanderlust-inducing experiences tied with a bow of exclusive reef tours, scrumptious food and five-star treatment.

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Atherton Tablelands
14 Food trail highlights on the Atherton Tablelands

Foodies take a deep breath and prepare your tastebuds for tantalisation. Here’s fourteen fun ways to get your foodie fix on the Atherton Tablelands.

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Mission Beach & Cassowary Coast
Cardwell Spa Pool – How to get there & what they look like right now

Cardwell Spa Pool is a naturally-fed, seasonal creek that shot to stardom on social media in 2016. Ever since, people have been adding it to their holiday itinerary but there are a few things you might not know about this idyllic swimming spot.

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Mission Beach & Cassowary Coast
Great Green Way – The start of your East Coast Adventure

Spanning 457km down Australia’s East Coast from Cairns to Townsville, the Great Green Way encompasses waterfalls, wetlands, mountains, and plenty of friendly country towns.

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Great Barrier Reef
Ways you can help the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is an extraordinary mosaic of coloured corals spotted with curious creatures. While the threats to its future are real and immediate, it’s important to know that there are many things you can do to help.

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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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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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