arts culture attractions

  • Green Hill Fort

    Green Hill Fort on Thursday Island was built between 1891 to 1893 as part of Australia’s defence against a possible [more…]

  • Milbi Wall (The Story Wall)

    To acknowledge the significance of the first known European contact with the Aboriginal people of the area, Cook Shire Council [more…]

  • Long weekend escape from the city

    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.

  • A short break to reground in the tropics

    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.

  • 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 50,000 years in the making.

  • Experience an incredible Aboriginal rock art tour

    Discover what true connection to country feels like at a 20,000-year-old Aboriginal rock art gallery with Jarramali Rock Art Tours. Fly in via a scenic helicopter or jump in a 4WD with a Traditional Owner guide for the full overnight experience.

  • A guide to fishing the Gulf of Carpentaria

    Fishing in the Gulf of Carpentaria is a must-do for many. Catch a barra in the rivers at Burketown or drop a line in the shallow sea off Karumba. Embark on an epic gulf fishing adventure in Tropical North Queensland’s.

  • The Great Barrier Reef Drive

    Welcome to the loveliest little drive in Queensland. Short but oh-so-sweet, the Great Barrier Reef Drive covers just 140km in a straight line north from Cairns to Cape Tribulation.