Tropical North Queensland is rich with attractions, both of the natural and the cultural kind. On this page, we've compiled something of a 'best of the best'... our top votes from all the great things that visitors come here to see. From the obvious natural attractions of the Great Barrier reef, the Wet Tropics Rainforest and the stunning islands and beaches of this tropical region to the award winning tourist attractions like Skyrail, the Kuranda Scenic Railway and the many wildlife parks, there's something here for every age and every taste.
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The 2000 kilometre long Great Barrier Reef is the largest living organism on the planet, and can be seen from outer space. But for our purposes, we will stay within the atmosphere, and confine our adventures to exploring it from below or from the surface.
There are about 900 islands in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, and we've picked out the ones we know you will love... the whitest beaches, the clearest water, the best snorkelling and diving, the top luxury resorts and the most rugged nature. There's an island here for everyone!
You'd have to go a long way to find beaches more spectacular and unspoilt than those of Tropical North Queensland. From lively Airlie Beach to the isolated wilderness of Cape Tribulation, and the talcum white sands of Whitehaven. Why would you go anywhere else?
We're talking about the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics. It's the oldest rainforest on the planet, and covers an area the size of Jamaica. Even if you're not a devoted anture lover or a seasoned bushwalker, it's hard not to be impressed with the grandeur of our rainforest.
The famed Aussie Outback stretches north right into Queensland's Gulf of Carpinteria and Cape York Peninsula, a vast, untamed region that mystifies visitors who are bold enough to get 'off the beaten track'. We can offer you a range of options for exploring this unique part of Australia.
Aborigines lived in Australia for at least fifty thousand years, and had an intriguing and rich culture. Tragically, much of their culture has been lost since European settlement, but there is much to learn about the fascinating culture of these ancient people.
The National Parks of Tropical North Queensland are among the most spectacular and varied in the country. From the arid outback parks to the numerous wetland nature reserves, and a dozen or more island National Parks...
Koalas are not bears. They are marsupials, like kangaroos. They are, however, very cute and cuddly. And yes, you can cuddle one. You can also see wombats and cassowaries, pat a crocodile (be careful!), feed kangaroos or their fat little cousins, the wallabies.
The Cairns Museum presents a history of the region in static and pictorial displays. Cairns Regional Gallery offers a changing program of Australian and international works as well as the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. But wait! there's more...