Tropical North Queensland covers a huge area, and so do we! From Airlie Beach and the breathtaking vistas of the Whitsunday Islands, to the isolated community of Cooktown, through the lush coastal rainforest to the Atherton Tablelands and into the great untamed Australian outback. And right in the middle of all this splendour? The gateway city of Cairns, and the Great Barrier Reef! Whatever youŽre looking for in a destination, Cairns Unlimited has it and more. YouŽll love every second in Tropical North Queensland, and the memories will last a lifetime!
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Cairns is the throbbing heart of beautiful Tropical North Queensland, internationally renowned for the world's best scuba diving and snorkelling on the nearby Great Barrier Reef. This city will surprise and delight you with activities for everyone, from the nature lover to the thrill seeker.
The Atherton Tableland is a unique area, rich in natural beauty and classic Tropical North Queensland culture. The magical mountain village of Kuranda, just 40 minutes drive from Cairns, is such a popular destination that we have given it its own page. Click here for Kuranda.
Port Douglas is a favourite of visiting movie stars and the rich and famous, but you don't have to be a millionaire to afford a stay in this relaxed seaside town. Just seventy kilometres north of Cairns, it's an accessible destination, well serviced by all forms of transport and tours.
Now you're really getting into the Wet Tropics. 135 million year old rainforest, giant crocodiles, deserted beaches and isolated coastal communities. The Daintree rainforest spans 1200 square kilometres, enveloping tiny Daintree village, and Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest quite literally meets the reef.
Cooktown is rich in history, and Cape York Peninsula is an unmissable destination for the keen fisherperson. It is an isolated frontier, an adventurous journey... and one of the few places in Australia where you might actually see kangaroos hopping down the main street!
The famed Aussie Outback stretches north right into Queensland's Gulf of Carpentaria 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.
This is the Cassowary Coast, named after the endangered flightless bird which inhabits the area. The area around Mission Beach and Innisfail is known as the wettest in Australia, and the vegetation is lush, with cool mountain streams, waterfalls, and mangrove everglades...
The Whitsunday Islands are without a doubt, the shining jewels in Queensland's crown. Pristine beaches, luxury resorts and views that you could just stare at all day. And the base for exploring the Whitsundays? The buzzing little town of Airlie Beach, a favourite for backpackers...