Spectacular coral gardens, ancient rainforests, breathtaking waterfalls and misty mountain tops are more than possible.
Switch off, recharge, connect with your surroundings and jump on a plane – no passport required.
Feel grounded in Tropical North Queensland.
Escape and unwind on a short stay in Cairns
A weekend to unwind in Cairns
Desperate for an escape from stressful, busy city life? Take a well-deserved break and feel grounded the moment you touch down in Cairns; the gateway to Tropical North Queensland.View itinerary
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Long weekend escape from the city
Cairns & Atherton Tablelands
Leave the hustle and bustle of life behind and reconnect with yourself in Tropical North Queensland. Jump on a plane to Cairns for a mini-escape, you don’t need a passport to visit this tropical destination.View itinerary
arts culture attractions
A short break to reground in the tropics
Cairns, Port Douglas & Daintree Rainforest
This five-day adventure through Cairns, Port Douglas and the Atherton Tablelands will give you a holiday glow and leave you feeling grounded and recharged.View itinerary
Tropical Weekend Food Trail
Atherton Tablelands & Cairns
Craving fresh air away from city life? Savour a weekend escape to tropical Cairns and the hinterland food bowl that is the Atherton Tablelands.View itinerary
Coral gardens, ancient rainforests and breathtaking waterfalls.
Vlasoff Cay: the most incredible place to picnic
Feel grounded the moment you arrive at a private sand cay on the Great Barrier Reef.
15 ways to connect with Indigenous culture
Tropical North Queensland is the only region in Australia with two distinct Indigenous cultures, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. Connect with these ancient cultures 60,000 years in the making.
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.
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.
13 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.
The Wet Tropics’ Famous Five Precincts and a guide to exploring them
If you’re looking to connect with nature and discover a rainforest that’s the oldest, longest and largest in Australia, go behind the foliage with this guide to the five precincts of the Wet Tropics.
5 Dreamy sand cays you must visit on the Great Barrier Reef
We’ve all seen those gorgeous wisps of whiteness poking out from an azure sea on Great Barrier Reef. But what are they? More importantly, where are they? And how can we get a piece of sand cay action? I’m here to reveal all.
Rainforest to reef
Visitors to Tropical North Queensland can experience two natural treasures in one amazing day — the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Jane Scott reports on a nature lover’s dream.
Adventure and discovery in Tropical North Queensland
Welcome to Tropical North Queensland, a destination that’s more famous than Indiana Jones when it comes to adventure and discovery.
Choose your own adventure: Discover the Daintree & Cape Tribulation
Choose your own adventure with these unique tour ideas in Cape Tribulation; a place where Australia’s oldest, largest and longest rainforest collides with the only living organism seen from space.
Explore nature, tropical vibes and Indigenous storytelling at your own pace.