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Time to explore

Travel restrictions are gradually easing and we are slowly being able to explore again. Find out what's open for business below.

It’s recommended to make a booking to dine in at a restaurant or cafe, or for any tours and attractions to ensure they can meet the COVID-19 workplace restrictions that limit the number of guests.

 
 
 

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Eat your way around the region and immerse yourself in nature.

Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome
Cairns & Northern Beaches
Ideas for a rainy day in Cairns with kids

Kids restless and suffering cabin fever? Let them release that pent-up energy by ziplining over a crocodile, exploring underwater coral gardens or venturing through the Southern Hemisphere’s largest butterfly sanctuary.

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Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Splash Park
Cairns & Northern Beaches
Why Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut is a kid’s (and parent’s) paradise

Ask any child under the age of 12 what they remember about their visit to Cairns, and chances are – it’s not the reef or the rainforest – it’s BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut.

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Food & Wine
How to explore the region’s food bowl

Get a taste for adventure exploring the region’s food bowl on a drive around the Atherton Tablelands and Cassowary Coast.

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Rex Smeal Park
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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Ellinja Falls in the Atherton Tablelands
Atherton Tablelands
10 waterfalls to chase on the Atherton Tablelands

Hit the famous waterfall circuit, uncover those less known or stretch a little further and take a dip in Australia’s widest, single-drop waterfall on the Atherton Tablelands.

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Camping on Bartle Frere
Cairns & Northern Beaches
Great places to go camping near Cairns

Are your campsites better described as camp palaces, or do you just roll with the bare essentials? Whether you’re at one end of the spectrum or the other, lace up your hiking shoes, load up your 4WD (or hatchback) and string your fairy lights around these camping sites near Cairns.

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Walkabout Cultural Adventures crab
Tropical Lifestyle & Culture
Mudcrab to mangoes: your guide to eating local in Cairns

From earthy bush tucker and exotic fruits to ocean-caught seafood and a biodynamic dairy farm, Tropical North Queensland offers up a menu with a unique ingredients list.

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Daintree & Cape Tribulation
Take a road trip on the Great Barrier Reef Drive

The strip of bitumen between Cairns and Cape Tribulation, now known as the Great Barrier Reef Drive, is 140 km of jaw-dropping beauty. The road winds between two world heritage icons that Tropical North Queensland is famous for: the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.

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Sing Sing Espresso coffee cafe
Cairns & Northern Beaches
10 cafes in Cairns for great coffee

With such a vibrant foodie culture, finding the best cafes in Cairns can be overwhelming. Fuel your caffeine addiction with these local favourites for a guaranteed quality cup of coffee.

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Falafellicious Kuranda Original Markets
Cairns & Northern Beaches
Your guide to vegetarian & vegan friendly restaurants in Cairns

You’ll find most cafes and restaurants around Cairns include quality meat-free dishes. The following eateries however, hero plant-based food. Here’s where to eat vegan and vegetarian food in Cairns.

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Atherton Tablelands
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.

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Children play in Palm Cove
Palm Cove
Palm Cove: a family affair

Make beautiful memories with a stay at this chic, laidback village just north of Cairns. Angela Saurine reveals 10 reasons why kids and grown-ups love Palm Cove.

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pullman palm cove
Tropical Lifestyle & Culture
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.

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Walking through tea fields
Atherton Tablelands
48 Hours on the Atherton Tablelands

Two days to refresh, revive and take in the sights and sounds of the lush countryside.

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Bike and Bird
Atherton Tablelands
The top spots to stay around the Atherton Tablelands trails

Exploring the Atherton Tablelands on two wheels and looking for a place to stay? Here are some accommodation options for your mountain biking adventure.

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