Tropical North Queensland

A gateway destination for the wonders of the world

The laid back cosmopolitan city of Cairns has a plethora of trendy restaurants, bars and cafés and is a paradise for those with a passion for adventure. It is also the gateway destination to some of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world including the Daintree Rainforest, Kuranda (a village in the Rainforest) and the Great Barrier Reef. With beautiful beachside resorts at its doorstep, an abundance of outdoor activities and a lively nightlife, Cairns and Tropical North Queensland (or TNQ) is the ultimate holiday destination.

After a jam packed holiday of outdoor adventure, nothing will complete your time in Cairns and Topical North Queensland better than a few days at a relaxing resort, pampering yourself with massages, spas and body wraps. You deserve it!

The Wet and Dry Seasons

While Cairns and Tropical North Queensland is always warm, there are two distinct seasons – ‘Dry’ and ‘Wet’. December to March is generally Wet Season where the temperature is hot and humid and, of course, it rains! The Dry Season commences around March/April through to September. The temperatures at this time of year tend to drop and the wind can pick up, but it is still very pleasant. If you are planning to dive into the deep blue water or snorkel, then October/November are your ideal months.

Top 6 Things to Do in Cairns and Tropical North Queensland

1. Swim in the man-made lagoon at Cairns and enjoy the entertainment of people watching
2. Spend a day experiencing the Kuranda Scenic Railway, meandering through the rainforest and riding the cable car
3. Jump on a boat to the Great Barrier Reef and discover the spectacular coral and marine life
4. Fill your suitcase with souvenirs at the popular Night Markets in Cairns
5. Visit the Cairns Botanical Gardens and enjoy the short nature walk through the rainforest to a great lookout of the city
6. Visit the nearby beachside resorts including Palm Cove and Port Douglas for some downtime.

Top 5 Things to Do in TNQ for Adventure Seekers

1. Take a small daytrip by boat from Cairns to the outer reefs and spend the day diving
2. Take the jump with a tandem skydive over the Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforests
3. Experience the feeling of flying as you hangglide off Rex Point Lookout
4. Take on the rapids through the World Heritage Rainforest with a white water rafting adventure
5. Experience the adrenaline rush of jumping from the world’s first purpose built bungee tower in Cairns

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91 Nicole Drive Cape Tribulation 4873 Australia
Black Palm Cape Tribulation is a self-catering accommodation located in Cape Tribulation. FreeWiFi access is available. The property is 2.2 km from Daintree Rainforest and 2.1 km from Cape Tribulation...more
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Lot 4 Cape Tribulation Road Cape Tribulation 4873 Australia
Coconut Beach House offers accommodation in Cape Tribulation. The unit is 45 km from Port Douglas. Free private parking is available on site.There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen comp...more
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Noah Valley Rainforest Trail Reserve, Lot 62 Cape Tribulation Road, Thornton Beach Cape Tribulation 4873 Australia
Noah Creek Forest Stay Eco–Huts are situated on the Noah Valley Rainforest Reserve. They offer private self-contained accommodation, in a ideal setting to experience the Cape Tribulation Daintree rain...more
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3939 Cape Tribulation Road Cape Tribulation 4873 Australia
Offering a barbecue and sun terrace, Cape Trib Farm is situated in Cape Tribulation, 3.4 km from Daintree Rainforest. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available on site.Certain unit...more
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40 Hutchinson Street, Edge Hill Cairns 4870 Australia
Offering an outdoor pool, Kookas Bed and Breakfast is located in Cairns. Free WiFi access is available.Rooms here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. Complete with a refrigerat...more
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20-22 Robb Road Redlynch Cairns Cairns 4870 Australia
Offering an outdoor pool, Jungara Cairns Bed and Breakfast is located in Cairns. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony. There is also...more
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145 Pease Street Cairns 4870 Australia
Featuring a bar, a restaurant and regular live entertainment, The Edge Hill Tavern is 10 minutes' drive from Cairns Esplanade Lagoon and Cairns Airport. All rooms offer a flat-screen TV.The Edge Tav...more

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52, Hibiscus Lane Holloways Beach Cairns 4878 Australia
Offering a private beach area, Drift Beach House Getaway is located in Cairns. The accommodation will provide you with a TV and air conditioning. There is a full kitchen with a dishwasher and a microw...more
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93 Esplanade Cairns 4071 Australia
Offering an outdoor pool, Jazz Cairns is located in Cairns. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning and a terrace. Shared bathroom also comes with a shower...more
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9/351 Lake Street Cairns 4870 Australia
Just a 3-minute drive from Cairns Esplanade, Park Royal guests can enjoy swimming in the outdoor pool. The self-contained apartment features a balcony with garden views and an outdoor dining area.Pa...more
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26-30 Sheridan St Cairns 4870 Australia
Located in Cairns (Cairns), Il Centro Apartment Hotel is minutes from Cairns Convention Centre and Cairns Rainforest Dome. This 4-star apartment is within close proximity of Cairns Central Shopping C...more
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107 The Esplanade Cairns 4870 Australia
With a stay at Cairns Aquarius in Cairns (Cairns), you'll be minutes from Cairns Esplanade and Esplanade Lagoon. This 4-star apartment is within close proximity of Kick Contemporary Arts and Center of...more
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147 Lake Street Cairns 4870 Australia
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Cairns Girls Hostel offers accommodation in Cairns, 700 metres from Cairns Convention Centre. Free private parking is available on site.Rooms come with a...more
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12-30 Little Street Cairns 4870 Australia
Guests can swim in the outdoor pool or be entertained in the games room when they stay at Cairns Holiday Park. Just a 5-minute drive from the heart of Cairns, this property offers lodge-style accommod...more
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75 Kamerunga Road, Stratford Cairns 4870 Australia
Featuring free WiFi, Lilybank Bed and Breakfast offers pet-friendly accommodation in Cairns. Free private parking is available on site.Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Views of the mountains,...more

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