Seasons

Discover Tropical Winters

Welcome to the place where your typical idea of winter doesn’t exist.

Escape Winter

There’s No Place Like It On Earth

Connect with nature in a place unlike anywhere else – fringed by reef and enveloped by rainforest, 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.

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Tropical Lifestyle & Culture
17 bars & breweries to check out in Cairns CBD

A big part of travelling is finding the perfect spot to have a cold drink at the end of a day adventuring. Here’s where to quench your thirst in Cairns, whether your a cocktail connoisseur, beer buff, gin junkie or simply love a glass of wine with a view.

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Atherton Tablelands
10 things near Mareeba worth the drive from Cairns

If your ideal holiday involves roaming from providore to providore, seeing 400-million-year-old rock cave formations and exploring waterfalls in between, there’s a town on the Atherton Tablelands you’ll want to get to know.

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Roadtrips
Hit the road: 8 mini road trips in Tropical North Queensland

Discover local specialties and hidden gems on a mini road trip through Tropical North Queensland with these one day wonders. Here are eight itineraries to get you out and about.

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Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
Where to shop local in Cairns City

Step away from the mainstream chain stores and hit the city streets to browse an array of local Cairns shops.

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Tolga Bat Hospital
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
Conscious travel: How to travel Tropical North Queensland for a cause

Take nothing but photographs, leave only footprints and help give back to the unique environment of Tropical North Queensland with these experiences and causes.

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Adventure
Incredible hikes you need to conquer near Cairns

Surrounded by national parks, World Heritage rainforest and the Great Dividing Range, find countless bush walks or hikes within a short distance of Cairns.

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Port Douglas
Things to do in Port Douglas

Don’t let its flop and drop reputation fool you, there are many things to do in Port Douglas. From hunting with Traditional Owners & exploring the Great Barrier Reef, to river floats & wildlife parks. Here’s how to spend your time in Port Douglas.

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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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Cairns & Northern Beaches
Accessible Travel in Cairns & Palm Cove

As a region, Tropical North Queensland offers an array of experiences that will engage your senses and immerse you in its natural wonders. From the rainforest to the reef, you’re sure to find an abundance of accessible adventures for all tastes.

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Adventure
7 Rainforest Adventures in Tropical North Queensland

From mild to wild, there’s endless opportunities for rainforest adventures in Tropical North Queensland.

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Adventure
10 Great Barrier Reef Experiences for Adventure Seekers

While most people come to the Great Barrier Reef for postcard-perfect swimming, snorkelling or scuba diving in the real-life World Heritage-listed aquarium, there’s plenty of ways to experience the reef and not all involve getting wet. Choose your own Tropical North Queensland reef adventure with this adrenaline scale ranging from sunset sails to vistas served at speeds of up to 200km per hour.

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Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
9 ways to be a more eco-conscious traveller

These eco-travel tips will ensure that your trip to Tropical North Queensland is as green as the lush rainforest environment itself.

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Wet Tropics Rainforest
10 relaxing ways to sleep in the rainforest

This summer, swap your inner city stresses for cool, rainforest rejuvenation, checking into one of these accommodation providers in the rainforest.

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Adventure
10 adventures to take you from coast to country in Tropical North Queensland

From exploring outback caves to diving deep into local Indigenous culture, there’s endless opportunities for adventure in Tropical North Queensland.

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Cairns & Great Barrier Reef
The Ultimate ‘Only in Tropical North Queensland’ guide

It might be a well-known fact that Tropical North Queensland is the only place in the world where two natural World Heritage sites collide, but there’s more first and only’s to this destination than its reef and rainforest.

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Explore the region

Where to stay, what to see and what to catch while you’re in Tropical North Queensland.

#exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR

Approximately 450 separate paintings, dating back as far as 20,000 years, cover the rock walls of Magnificent Gallery at @Jarramali_Rock_Art_Tours 👣☀️ On this tour, you'll camp perched atop a sandstone escarpment overlooking steep cliff-faces with exclusive access to the remote location near Laura in #CapeYork ⛺️ Your #KukuYalanji guide will teach you about rock art, bush tucker &  medicine & how his people have interacted with the land for thousands of years 🍃✨
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📸 @locklangilbert & @Irena_srbinovska by @nics_mindset, via @jetstaraustralia
Follow the palm trees to paradise in the tropics🌴 We might be a little biased, but there’s no better place for a driving holiday than @tropicalnorthqueensland 🌴🚙 From reef to rainforest to an outback oasis, get ready for your ultimate travel experience 🙌

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​📸 @tropicalpassports #explorecairnsGBR #seeaustralia #thisisqueensland #exploreTNQ
Let's go chasing waterfalls on the @athertontablelands! 💦 Much of this area was shaped by volcanic activity & the mystical #ZillieFalls is evidence of this 🌿✨ Here you can see water cascading over basalt columns shaped by ancient lava flow 🌋  You'll find this on the waterfall circuit which includes other highlights #MillaaMillaaFalls & #EllinjaaFalls 🦋 After a day of exploring, put your feet up at nearby @CanopyTreehouses for a well-earned break & cosy night in the @wettropicsworldheritage
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​📸 @_letsescapetogether_ #exploreTNQ #seeaustralia #explorecairnsGBR  #thisisqueensland
If you just can't wait to get on the road again, point your compass west & head to the @athertontablelands 🌿✨ With rolling fields of green, spectacular waterfalls & long winding roads, there's no better place to be behind the wheel 🚙

📸 @daysoffdownunder #thisisqueensland #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR  #seeaustralia
Hello island paradise 🏝😍 Green Island is where all your island fantasies come true ✨ Hop aboard @greenislandcairns & explore the stunning reef 🤿🐠 You might even be lucky enough to come face-to-face with a turtle in the big blue @gbrmarinepark while you're there 🐢🐚 Just can't get enough island magic? Stay a while at @greenislandgbr & embrace tropical living 🐚🥂

📸 @ashleydobson #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Now that's what we call a picture perfect waterfall 💦 By now you've probably seen every angle of #BehanaGorge, but you'll never get tired of seeing the incredible waterfalls of @tropicalnorthqueensland 🌴 Despite the strenuous hike, this spot is well worth your time 🥾🌴 So when you get the chance, lace up your walking shoes, pack some snacks & cool off in one of the prettiest swimming holes near #Cairns 🦋✨

📸 @pb.ay  #seeaustralia #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #exploreTNQ
Looking for adventure? Try the almighty Kahlpahlim Rock 🌄 Standing at an incredible 1300m above sea level, this landmark is the highest point of the Lamb Range in Dinden National Park ⛰ The 12.6km hike will take you around 6 hours to complete. While the view from the top might be spectacular, it's all about the journey on this hike 🥾 You'll cross crystal clear creeks, breathtaking rock formations & diverse plant life before finding yourself looking out over some epic views of Cairns 😍

📸 @jacintapink #exploreTNQ #thisisqueensland #explorecairnsGBR #seeaustralia

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