Things to do in Tropical North Queensland

Welcome to Paradise – Tropical North Queensland. Whether it’s an indulgent break or a thrilling adventure, this stunning region offers you a magical and life-changing experience.

Feel the energy of a vibrant tropical culture of Cairns brought to life with festivals, events and experiences shaped by the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics rainforest. Revel in the outdoor lifestyle and ease of an intimate cosmopolitan city that is adventurous by nature.

Be seduced by an easy going beachside retreat where natural encounters, not crowds are the norm. Free your playful side exploring 14 kilometres of sand by bike, marvelling at romantic ruins or rafting the rapids to discover Mission Beach.

Explore a vast savannah landscape where spectacular gorges, ancient lava tubes and the history of Australian pioneers await discovery. Uncover these hidden gems in the rugged lands of the Gulf Savannah.

Refine your senses with an exotic getaway to an absolute beachfront tropical hideaway where every day is all about you. Indulge in beachfront dining, decadent day spas and tropical resorts to uncover Palm Cove, or journey through the natural wilderness to the top of Australia and discover the landscapes of Cooktown & Cape York and follow in the footsteps of early explorers on an epic adventure taking in memorable pubs, Aboriginal culture and Australian pioneering history.

Serene waterfalls, towering trees and crater lakes contrast against a tapestry of farms along self-drive trails to timeless villages and fascinating markets. Discover the exotic tropical flavours, unique wildlife and outdoor pursuits that make the Atherton Tablelands and Kuranda one of the many must-do’s within the region.

Let the charm of Port Douglas’ boutique tropical village and the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest revitalise you. Indulge in dining, shopping and pampering and experience the beauty of two World Heritage areas in a region that is adventurous by nature.

Welcome to Tropical North Queensland.

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AJ Hackett Cairns
AJ Hackett the originators of Bungy since 1986 invite you to come and experience the world's most amazing adventure playground nestled in the World He ...

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Aroona Luxury Boat Charters
Aroona is a 22 meter/70 foot Outer Reef Motoryacht that stands out from the rest, boasting three spacious deck levels and luxurious accommodation for ...

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Bad Fishy Jet Boating Cairns
Bad Fishy operates the thrilling "Tropical Twist" ride on The Trinity Inlet in Cairns. With spins, slides, speed and the stunning sights of Cairns it' ...

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Big Cat Green Island Reef Cruises
Green Island is a beautiful coral cay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel, dive and swim in the warm island waters, view the spectacular reef f ...

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Billy Tea Safaris
Join Billy Tea Safaris on one of the many personalised tours available including World Heritage listed Daintree/Cape Tribulation and also Chillagoe Ca ...

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Cairns Harbour and Sunset Cruises
Alongside Cairns is a magnificent tidal estuary that is rarely seen and only accessible by boat. M.V. Crocodile Explorer is a comfortable air-conditio ...

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Cairns Regional Gallery
Cairns Regional Gallery is Far North Queensland's only visual art museum. Housed in a refurbished heritage building in central Cairns, the gallery in ...

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Cairns Tableland Tours
Cairns Tableland Tours specialises in small to medium day tours. Cairns Tableland Tours offer personalised tours to cruise ship passengers as well a ...

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Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome
The Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome is the world's first Challenge Ropes Course in a wildlife immersion exhibit, It consists of 65 elements of crossings ...

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Challenger Bay Dive Site
Divers that love to watch fish, and plenty of them, will have a great time exploring Challenger Bay. Located on Ribbon Reef No.10, north of Cairns, Ch ...

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Clam Gardens Dive Site
The name kind of gives it away, but divers will see a number of giant clams while exploring the Clam Gardens. Located on the Ribbon Reefs, north of Ca ...

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Cod Hole Dive Site
Possibly the most well-known dive site in the world can be found roughly 96 kilometres north of Cairns, at Cod Hole. Part of the string of long narrow ...

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Coral Expeditions - Great Barrier Reef
Coral Expeditions knows the UNESCO World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef better than most, having pioneered overnight cruises on the outer reef mor ...

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Coral Gardens Dive Site, Flynn Reef
Positioned 20 kilometres east of Green Island off the Cairns coast, Flynn Reef is home to several dive sites - with the Coral Gardens being just one o ...

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Discovery Tours Australia
Want a personalised small group four wheel drive tour? Why not come and join them on one of their premium full day tours to Cape Tribulation and the D ...

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Dundee's Restaurant On The Waterfront
Dundee's Restaurant captures the three ingredients of success at its best. Great food, great location and perfect ambience. Open seven days a week fo ...

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EagleRider Cairns
EagleRider Cairns Motorcycle Hire and Tours offer chauffeured Harley Rides, Harley Davidson, Royal Enfield, SWM, Triumph and Suzuki Adventure Bikes av ...

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Food Trail Tours
Food Trail Tours was been the first business to been offer food, wine and rainforest experiences, in Tropical North Queensland. They provide a day of ...

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Great Adventures Reef and Green Island Cruises
With Great Adventures you can explore the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef on any day of your holiday, be it from the spacious reef platform or at the ...

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GSL Aviation - Cairns
GSL Aviation are your best value scenic flight operator in the Cairns and Whitsunday region, with bases in both locations. Operating 7 days a week ov ...

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Hot Air Balloon Cairns
Did you know that Cairns in Tropical North Queensland is one of the best places in the world to go ballooning? And the only balloon option offering th ...

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Jorgey's Patch Dive Site
Accessible on a day trip from Cairns, Jorgey’s Patch features a variety of terrains for divers to explore, including bommies, ridges, gutters and le ...

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Kuranda Scenic Railway
The original Kuranda Scenic Railway is a spectacular journey comprising unsurpassed views of dense rainforest, steep ravines and picturesque waterfall ...

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Lighthouse Bommie Dive Site
Lighthouse Bommie is a giant tower of coral that rises from the sea floor at 25 metres and stands 20 metres tall. Located on the Ribbon Reefs, north o ...

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Monolith Dive Site
Located on Ribbon Reef No.10, Monolith offers the diver the option of exploring a coral wall or a collection of scattered bommies, or both if you have ...

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Nautilus Aviation
Nautilus Aviation has been operating as a privately-owned and operated luxury Helicopter charter company since 1993. With bases in Cairns, Townsville, ...

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North Queensland Wildscapes Phototours
Join Paul Curtis of North Queensland Wildscapes Phototours in a tour some of the less visited but extremely photogenic sites around the tropical north ...

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Ocean Free and Ocean Freedom - Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours
Come and experience the passion of "Ocean Free and Freedom"- Cairns Premier Reef and Island Tours' team. Enjoy first class service with that friendly ...

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Pixie Pinnacle Dive Site
Situated on the Ribbon Reefs off the coast of Cooktown, hop on a livaboard dive boat in Cairns to discover Pixie Pinnacle. At 30 metres tall and about ...

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Pro Dive Cairns
Pro Dive Cairns is Australia's Premier PADI Dive School as well as a leading outer reef liveaboard dive trip operator. Since 1983 Pro Dive Cairns have ...

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Reef Magic Cruises
If you only experience the Great Barrier Reef once you will want to see it at its best. Outer reef locations such as Marine World are visited by those ...

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Seawalker Green Island
Especially for those who might not want to or might not be able to participate in scuba diving or snorkelling, Seawalker @ Green Island is an underwat ...

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Skydive Australia
Skydive Australia is the largest and most professional skydive company in Australia. And offers thrill-seeking tourists from around the world the per ...

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway is a unique rainforest experience, taking you on an unforgettable journey over and through Australia's World Heritage list ...

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Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
Discover ancient tropical rainforest and journey into one of the oldest continually surviving tropical rainforests on earth. Skyrail is a unique rainf ...

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Snake Pit Dive Site
The Snake Pit is located inside the Ribbon Reefs, not far from Lizard Island, and is a dive site where divers are guaranteed to encounter an olive sea ...

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Southern Small Detached Reef Dive Site
Southern Small Detached Reef, 80 kilometres North of Lockhart River in Far North Queensland, is a remote but stunning reef. Sitting so far off the coa ...

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Steve's Bommie Dive Site
Located north of Cairns, Steve’s Bommie is an incredible dive site located at Ribbon Reef No.3. The bommie rises from 30 metres deep up to just five ...

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Sunlover Reef Cruises
Discover one of the natural wonders of the world as you join Sunlover Reef Cruises fast, air-conditioned catamaran to the brand new multi-level pontoo ...

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Tagalong Tours of Australia
Tagalong Tours of Australia offers you the best value four wheel drive off road camping safaris in the country. Their tag-a-long tours will take you t ...

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The Oasis Dive Site
Divers exploring The Oasis at Milln Reef, off Cairns, have a choice of exploring coral gardens in the shallows or a series of bommies in deeper water. ...

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Thetford Reef Dive Site
Thetford Reef, nestled close to the Cairns coast and just a short boat trip from the popular Green Island, is a two kilometre long burst of colour - w ...

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Three Sisters Dive Site
The Three Sisters, part of the impressive Milln Reef, can be found just a short boat trip from Cairns. The three large, colourful bommies are perhaps ...

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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is the ultimate place to experience the rich and ancient cultures unique to Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait ...

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TransLink Cairns
TransLink, through the Department of Transport and Main Roads, together with Sunbus Cairns, the local operator, are responsible for managing public tr ...

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Tropic Wings Cairns Tours and Charters
Tropic Wings Cairns Tours and Charters offers full day touring programs to Kuranda (including Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail, Rainforestation Nature ...

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Tusa Dive
Dive or Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef with the experts! With more than 30 years experience, a choice of 16 outer reef locations, modern comfortable ...

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Two Towers Dive Site
Two Towers could be called Two Big Towers and Several Smaller Towers as this site is a wonderful collection of bommies on the Ribbon Reefs, north of C ...

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