Tropical North Queensland

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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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141 Herberton Road Atherton 4883 Australia
Set amongst award-winning gardens, this peaceful retreat offers an outdoor swimming pool and free WiFi. NRMA Atherton Tablelands Holiday Park features a children’s playground and BBQ facilities.NRMA A...more
4 star
22 Twelfth Avenue Atherton 4883 Australia
Offering an outdoor pool and WiFi in rooms, The Summit Rainforest Retreat is located in Atherton. The accommodation will provide you with a TV and a balcony. Complete with a microwave, the dining area...more

Lilly Pilly House

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30 Herberton Road Atherton 4883 Australia
Situated on the beautiful Atherton Tablelands, Lilly Pilly House is a holiday home set in the centre of Atherton. The property is only a short drive to the many surrounding attractions such as the Cur...more
3 star
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 Taver...more
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52, Hibiscus Lane Holloways Beach Cairns 4878 Australia
Drift Beach House Getaway offers accommodation in Yorkeys Knob, 7 km from Skyway Rainforest Cableway. Featuring sea and garden views, this holiday home also comes with free WiFi.The main house consist...more

Park Royal

4 star
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. Fre...more
4 star
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

Lilybank Guest House

4 self rated
75 Kamerunga Road, Stratford Cairns 4870 Australia
Offering an outdoor pool and terrace, Lilybank Guest House is situated in Cairns. Free private parking is available on site. Guests enjoy free continental breakfast.Rooms are equipped with a flat-scre...more
2 self rated
187 Bunda Street, Parramatta Park, Cairns Central Cairns 4870 Australia
Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, Travellers Paradise offers accommodation in a historical, heritage listed building in Cairns, 1.2 km from Cairns Convention Centre. Free street parking is availabl...more
3 self rated
187 Sheridan Street Cairns 4870 Australia
Situated within 2.6 km of Cairns Convention Centre and 1.2 km of The Cairns Civic Theater, Cairns Motor Inn features rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in Cairns. Boasting a tour desk,...more
2 self rated
28 Bunting Street Cairns 4870 Australia
Set amongst tropical gardens and featuring an outdoor pool with hammocks to relax in, Tropic Days Boutique Hostel is set in Cairns and provides free WiFi and a free light breakfast of breads and sprea...more

Floriana Villas

4 star
187-189 the Esplanade Cairns 4870 Australia
Featuring an outdoor pool, Floriana Villas in Cairns offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking for guests who drive.Offering pool or garden views, each unit comes with a kitchen, a...more
2 self rated
52-54 Spence Street Cairns 4870 Australia
The Jack Backpackers offers refurbished pub-style backpacker accommodation. It features free WiFi.The hostel has a range of 8, 6 and 4 bed dormitory's as well as private twin and double rooms. The roo...more
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The Rocks Rd, Redlynch Cairns 4870 Australia
Providing garden views, BIG4 Cairns Crystal Cascades Holiday Park in Cairns provides accommodation, free bikes, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar, a shared lounge and a garden. Both WiFi and private par...more

City Garden

3 star
11/8 Clare Street Cairns 4870 Australia
Located in Cairns in the Queensland region, with The Cairns Civic Theater and The Center of Contemporary Arts nearby, City Garden provides accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking.All uni...more

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