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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17 Stewart Street Daintree 4873 Australia
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4 James Road Mission Beach 4852 Australia
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10-11 Davidson St Port Douglas 4877 Australia
With a stay at Seascape Holiday-Tropical Reef Apartment in Port Douglas, you'll be by the sea and minutes from Marina Mirage and St Mary's by the Sea Chapel. This apartment is within close proximity...more

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17 Esplanade Port Douglas 4877 Australia
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20 Esplanade Port Douglas 4877 Australia
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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...more
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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 refrigerato...more
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146 Ganyan Drive, Speewah, Queensland Kuranda 4881 Australia
Honeybee House is located less than 10 minutes' drive from the centre of Kuranda Village. Guests enjoy free WiFi.The house is set on 5 acres of tropical gardens and rainforest. There is a lounge/dinin...more
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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

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129 Reid rd Mission Beach 4852 Australia
Located opposite Mission Beach, Pandanus Holiday Apartments offers an outdoor pool and self-contained accommodation with a patio.All air-conditioned apartments feature a fully equipped kitchen, a dish...more
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Offering an outdoor pool, free WiFi and included breakfast, Jungara Cairns Bed and Breakfast is located alongside Freshwater Creek State Forest. All rooms feature a balcony offering mountain and garde...more
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9-13, The Esplanade Port Douglas 4877 Australia
At The Peninsula Apartments guests can sit by the pool or walk across the road to Four Mile Beach for a day in the sun. For your relaxation the property also offers a hot tub. Centrally located in Por...more

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8 Rutherford Street Yorkeys Knob 4878 Australia
Situated just 50 metres from the beachfront, Villa Marine Holiday Apartments are set in secluded tropical gardens with an 18-metre long swimming pool. Each has a private patio overlooking the rainfore...more
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18 Reserve Rd Wonga Park 3115 Australia
Australian Home Away @ Wonga Park Brushy Creek is a lovely cottage with a balcony, outdoor furniture and both garden and mountain views.This country house is an 8-minute walk from Kellybrook Winery and...more

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1/5 Little Reef Street Port Douglas 4877 Australia
Well set in Four Mile Beach of Port Douglas, Sea La Villa Port Douglas features barbecue facilities, a garden and a terrace. The accommodation is 3.8 km from the Marina Mirage.The air-conditioned vill...more

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