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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102-120 Maunds Road Atherton 4883 Australia
Atherton Motel features an outdoor pool, free on-site parking and free Wi-Fi access. The property is within a 5-minute drive of central Atherton and The Crystal Caves.All rooms include a fridge, a toa...more
4 self rated
22 - 28 Twelfth Avenue Atherton 4883 Australia
Built in the classic "Queenslander" style, this BandB features a access to the outdoor deck with 180-degree views. All units come with WiFi connection for multiple devices.Facilities at The Summit BandB i...more
3 star
90 Main Street Atherton 4883 Australia
Located in Atherton city centre, this Queensland hotel features an a la carte bistro and bar with billiards. Atherton Golf Course is 7 minutes’ drive away.A cable TV, small refrigerator, and dining ar...more

Atherton Blue Gum BandB

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36 Twelfth Ave Atherton 4883 Australia
Offering an outdoor pool and BBQ facilities, Atherton Blue Gum B and B is located in Atherton. WiFi access is available throughout.Each room features a TV and tea and coffee making facilities. There is...more
3 self rated
44 Cook Street Atherton 4883 Australia
Set on over 10,000 square metres, Atherton Hinterland Motel is located just a 10-minute walk from the centre of Atherton. Local shops and supermarkets are just 400 metres away. Lake Tinaroo, a popular...more
0 star
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

0 star
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

Inn Cairns

4 self rated
71 Lake Street Cairns 4870 Australia
5.67 km from Cairns CNS-Cairns Intl. airport
Located in the centre of Cairns, Inn Cairns offers spacious, self-contained apartments with a private balcony. The rooftop terrace garden provides views of the Great Barrier Reef islands and the emera...more
4 star
43 The Esplanade Cairns 4870 Australia
5.67 km from Cairns CNS-Cairns Intl. airport
Located on the Cairns Esplanade overlooking Trinity Harbour, Pacific Hotel Cairns offers guests stunning views from private balconies and provides easy access to the nearby Reef Fleet Terminal, shoppi...more
4 star
275-277 Esplanade Cairns 4870 Australia
3.33 km from Cairns CNS-Cairns Intl. airport
Ideally situated on the waterfront of the Cairns Esplanade, this 4-star boutique property has a quiet location close to Cairns city centre with its restaurants, shops and casino.The suites are tastefu...more
5 star
35-41 Wharf Street Cairns 4870 Australia
5.94 km from Cairns CNS-Cairns Intl. airport
Featuring elegant rooms with a spa bath and a balcony overlooking Cairns or Trinity Inlet, Pullman Reef Hotel is only 250 metres from Cairns Esplanade. It features a casino and 4 bars with live music....more
4 star
122 Lake Street Cairns 4870 Australia
5.23 km from Cairns CNS-Cairns Intl. airport
The Novotel Oasis is a 4.5 star resort featuring a gorgeous lagoon pool, complete with a sandy beach, children's pool and a swim-up bar. The hotel is a short walk from the Esplanade, Cairns city centr...more
4 self rated
Corner of Lake and Gatton Streets Cairns 4870 Australia
4.40 km from Cairns CNS-Cairns Intl. airport
Bay Village Tropical Retreat is located just 3 minutes’ walk from the Cairns Esplanade and 10 minutes’ walk from the city centre. It features an outdoor swimming pool and unlimited free WiFi in all ro...more

Waterfront Terraces

4 star
Waterfront Terraces 233 The Esplanade Cairns 4870 Australia
3.72 km from Cairns CNS-Cairns Intl. airport
Waterfront Terraces Holiday Apartments offers comfortable accommodation in a unique position on Cairns Esplanade.Waterfront Terraces is a Queenslander-style building that provides fully self-contained...more

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