Tropical Lifestyle & Culture

  • It’s a locavore life

    Flanked by the coral sea, the Gulf of Carpentaria and tropical rainforest, boasting vast differences in climate and altitude, Tropical North Queensland has arguably the greatest variety of fresh produce in Australia.

  • 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.

  • Top places for a date near Cairns

    Whether you’re embraced in the thralls of a new holiday romance, on your honeymoon or anywhere in between, deciding on where to actually go for a date can be tough. Find some fresh and fun inspiration below:

  • An active traveller’s guide to Cairns

    Boasting nature’s ultimate keep-fit playground, nutritious local produce for those post-workout gains, and plenty of idyllic spots for some all-important recovery time, Tropical North Queensland is an active traveller’s dream. Here are our top tips to exploring the region like a top athlete:

  • Where to find the best small bars in Cairns

    If big pubs aren’t your favourite venue, there are plenty of cosier options for a quiet drink in Tropical North Queensland.

  • 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.

  • Dive into this guide of swim-out hotel rooms

    Walk in: swim out. For that added splash of luxury to your weekend getaway, family holiday or romantic retreat the following hotels will get you as close as you can to the most convenient and luxurious pools in the region.

  • Retreat Hopping on the Atherton Tablelands

    Pack the mini-break bag and head for the hills for a long weekend of retreat hopping on the Atherton Tablelands.

  • Spa-tripping in Port Douglas and the Daintree

    Deep tissue massages, vichy showers, hot stone therapies, seaweed wraps and coconut coffee scrubs, here are a few places to bliss out in Tropical North Queensland.

  • 10 Cool ways to cool down during the wet season

    It’s no secret that it gets a little warm in Tropical North Queensland during Summer but with it comes the Wet Season. This is one of the best times to visit as the rainforest shakes the dust from its leaves and the rivers, creeks and waterfalls are at their best. Here are ten cool ways to cool off during Summer: