Tropical North Qld

Taking in Port Douglas, Palm Cove and Cairns, this unique region is home to two World Heritage Listed attractions: the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. To the west, the colours and customs of the authentic Australian outback offer another aspect to your holiday experience. On the shores of Trinity Bay, the vibrant city of Cairns is an ideal base for exploring some of the diverse attractions of Tropical North Queensland and is the closest point to The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. Surrounded by tropical rainforest, Palm Cove and Port Douglas are internationally-renowned tourist destinations both offering an eclectic assortment of resorts and dining, boutiques and marinas, as well as tours of every kind to the Reef's Islands and dive locations. Whether you're after a reviving spa holiday, cultural experience, action adventure or family getaway, Tropical North Queensland has myriad options for you to choose from.

Port Douglas is the most fashionable resort destination in Tropical North Queensland, with five star restaurants and designer boutiques compete for the tourist dollar. Other visitors explore the Daintree Rainforest, the oldest surviving rainforest on earth or take 4WD excursions north to Cape Tribulation visiting beaches such as Cow Bay, Alexandra Bay and Noah Beach.

Cairns - the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics rainforest. Soak up the tropical lifestyle, swim at the Esplanade lagoon, sample local produce at a farmer's market, shop for a new wardrobe or put your feet up and take a cruise around the marina. There are many secluded freshwater swimming holes to explore or jump on a bike for a sightseeing tour along the city's network of cycle paths. When the sun goes down, choose a lively bar for drinks, taste local seafood at an award-winning restaurant or party the night away on the dance floor. With so many things to see and do, Cairns has it all.

Palm Cove is fast becoming the Riviera of Tropical North Queensland. A mere thirty minutes drive north from the bustle of central Cairns, it has become an enclave for those seeking luxury amidst palm fringed tranquillity.