Great Barrier Reef

The most incredible place to picnic

Don’t you love a good tease? First the travel TV shows, then the endless Instagram feed, not to mention the glossy magazine pictures of exotic tropical locations. It’s time to stop imagining and start planning – the perfect picnic at Vlasoff Cay is awaiting you.

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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.

Cape York
Fishing from Cairns to Cape York

Cairns to Cape York is an angler’s Nirvana: a pristine environment that is both challenging and inspiring. With the largest diversity of fish species in Australia and the ability to fish all year round, a visit to Tropical North Queensland should be on everyone’s bucket-list.

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Tropical Lifestyle & Culture
Luxury places to rest your head

Escape to luxe island hideaways, indulgent outback retreats or tranquil ancient rainforests. Kick off your shoes, take some much needed R&R and discover the unique landscape of Tropical North Queensland.

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Port Douglas
Say “I do” – 8 wedding combos in Port Douglas

The knee has been dropped, or the questions been popped – now you’ve got a wedding to plan. Not to fret, your wedding fairy godmother is here, armed with the ultimate ceremony and reception combos in Port Douglas.

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Great Barrier Reef
Swim with dwarf minke whales

The Great Barrier Reef is the only place in the world that you can swim with dwarf minke whales: an experience so exclusive it only happens for two months of the year and only in Tropical North Queensland.

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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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Atherton Tablelands
Old town young heart: your guide to Yungaburra

It’s no coincidence the Atherton Tablelands village of Yungaburra attracts visitors from far and wide. This village, 1200m above sea level, translates to Meeting Place in local indigenous dialect – and the trail of headlights coming from Cairns each weekend proves it.

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Cairns & Northern Beaches
A wildlife warrior’s 3 day guide to the tropics

Love animals? Love nature? Love khaki? If you answered yes, this guide has your name written all over it, and we’re calling you a wildlife warrior from now on. Trek to the tropics for three days of nature in the north with this itinerary.

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Gulf Savannah & Outback
Savannah Way – An Outback Adventure through Gulf Country
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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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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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