Your friends might think that retirement is all about watching tele, and learning to crochet, but not you. You're off to the Great Barrier Reef, the Wet Tropics rainforest and the North Queensland Outback. And why not.. you deserve it! But there's more to consider as you get older, isn't there?

Relax! We've found all the information you'll need to ensure that your Far North Queensland experience is the most fun you've had since the sixties!
All Queensland residents aged 60 and over are eligible for either a SENIORS CARD or a SENIORS BUSINESS DISCOUNT CARD. Australian Seniors Cards are issued free by each state and territory government and entitle holders to a wide range of discounts at thousands of business outlets throughout the country.
Being of a more senior stature isn't always a disadvantage. There are plenty of things to see and do around Tropical North Queensland that don't require the nimbleness of youth. In fact, your longevity will even earn you savings on many of your holiday purchases, if you play your cards right. From mechanics services to fresh bread rolls, from a relaxing massage to a scenic flight, there are thousands of businesses in Tropical North Queensland which offer substantial discounts to our greying friends!

CLICK HERE for more information about Seniors Cards and Seniors discounts.


Trinity Beach Holiday Apartments. Trinity Beach Holiday Apartments. TRINITY BEACH HOLIDAY APARTMENTS
Trinity Beach
Phone (07) 4000 0566

A wide choice of accommodation options!

With a range of 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 3 bedroom apartments and spacious townhouses across three different complexes, Trinity Beach Holiday Apartments truly does have accommodation to suit everyone's needs and budget. From luxury self contained beachfront apartments to affordable family options and senior friendly ground floor apartments as well, all rooms are airconditioned and free wi-fi is available

Trinity Beach Holiday Apartments lets you choose your Cairns beaches accommodation from:

Costa Royale, 59 to 61 Vasey Esplanade,
Meridien st Trinity, 37 Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach
Palms at Trinity, 83 to 85 Moore Street, Trinity Beach

Just 20 minutes north of Cairns, but a whole world away from your average holiday experience. The unique village ambience of Trinity Beach is yours to enjoy; Award winning restaurants, Al Fresco dining, cocktails on lazy tropical afternoons.

Sea Change Beachfront Apartments, on Trinity Beach, Tropical North Queensland.Five star luxurious self-contained apartments at Trinity Beach, just north of Cairns. SEA CHANGE BEACHFRONT APARTMENTS
31-35 Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach (MAP)
Phone (07) 4057 5822 / Fax (07) 4057 5899

FIVE star luxurious accommodation!

This five star luxurious self-contained apartments offering absolutely beachfront and stunning views of the beach and ocean. This stylish resort provides the ULTIMATE in Trinity Beach accommodation. All the apartments are sumptuously appointed and magically complimented by the stunning views of the Coral Sea from your private balcony or roof deck.

These modern and spacious apartments incorporate contemporary interior design which includes huge spa baths, air conditioning, large LCD TV's, DVD players, and cable TV. Kitchens are equipped with Blanco stainless appliances and all apartments have espresso coffee machines, blenders, juicers...

An aura of mystique is created with thatched roofs and Balinese water features together with vast Mediterranean style roof decks, resort pool and spa.

Billabong Bed and Breakfast in Holloways Beach offers a 10% Seniors Discount.BILLABONG BED & BREAKFAST
30 Caribbean Street, Holloways Beach, Cairns
Phone (07) 4037 0162 / Fax (07) 40370162
This holiday home is built on an island surrounded by a private lake with spectacular bird life. Billabong Bed & Breakfast offers two guest rooms with doors opening on to your own deck enjoy views across the lake, air conditioning, en-suite and quality queen size beds.

192 Mann Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4051 9946 / Fax (07) 4051 9948
The Coral Reef Resort in Tropical North Queensland offer 3 star, fully furnished, fully self contained 1 & 2 bedroom holiday apartments 2.5km (5 min) from Cairns Central; suitable for families, couples or singles.


Mantaray Bed & Breakfast is well-positioned in Newell Beach for visitors wishing to visit the Daintree, Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef and the attractions of the Atherton Tablelands.Mantaray Bed & Breakfast offers deluxe, private accommodation at secluded Newell Beach, in Tropical North Queensland.Mantaray Bed and Breakfast in Newell Beach offers a 10% Seniors Discount.MANTA RAY BED AND BREAKFAST
23 Coulthard Close, Newell Beach (MAP)
Phone (07) 4098 1261 / Fax (07) 4098 1254

Your base to explore Tropical North Queensland!

Mantaray Bed and Breakfast is a tropical getaway offering deluxe, private accommodation at secluded Newell Beach.

The B&B environment is Bali-inspired and the accommodation is situated within a tropical garden compound. The two pavilion bedrooms are in a separate wing with individual entrances from a shady verandah and feature marble floors, high bamboo lined ceilings, fans and air-conditioning. A central, large, salt water lap pool divides the guest accommodation from the main house and features a Bali Bale and day bed catching the sea and mountain breezes perfect for relaxing day or evening.

At the rear are cane fields stretching to rainforest covered mountains and beautiful, pristine, white sanded and palm fringed Newell Beach is just a two minute stroll from the back gate and can be viewed from the main house.

Choose Papillon B&B as your accommodation and experience what the Daintree National Park and the Great Barrier Reef has to offer.Papillon Bed and Breakfast is a wooden pole-house, perfect for your holidays in Tropical North Queensland.Papillon Bed and Breakfast in Mossman offers a 10% Seniors Discount.PAPILLON B&B
36 Coral Sea Drive, Mossman (MAP)
21km north of Port Douglas
Phone (07) 4098 2760 / Fax (07) 4098 2760

The the rainforest on your doorstep.

Welcome to Papillon Bed and Breakfast. Relax and unwind on your private deck; float away in the heated pool, dream under the trees in a hammock; enjoy the tropical garden and watch the Ulysses swallowtails and the many other butterflies; listen to the birds; have a massage or just read a book in your own comfortable chair.

Two private and well-appointed rooms with king beds, shower ensuite, AC, fan, TV, filtered water, local tea and plunger coffee. Enjoy a brought in meal on your own deck cutlery and crockery provided. Microwave available for guest use.

Papillon Bed and Breakfast is a wooden pole-house. The guest rooms have their own entrance. Papillon B&B is tranquil, private and the rainforest is on your doorstep. Come and join Papillon B&B

Verandahs, in Port Douglas, offer tropical style holiday apartments, the ideal base for your Tropical North Queensland vacation.Make Verandahs your base while spending your holidays in Far North Queensland. A short stroll will take you to the serene Four Mile beach.Verandahs in Port Douglas offers a Seniors Discount of 15% off the rack rate for accommodation.VERANDAHS
7 Davidson Street, Port Douglas (MAP)
Phone (07) 4099 6650 / Fax (07) 4099 6653

Not just good... gorgeous!!

Opened in January 2002 these delightful tropical style apartments offer all the modern comforts of home. The laid back, relaxed tropical lifestyle and atmosphere makes Verandahs, Port Douglas the ideal base for your holiday.

Verandahs has 20 fully self contained two bedroom two bathroom apartments, spacious and airy, designed to give you every comfort. Well appointed kitched, with full size over, hot plates, dishwasher, microwave and frige in modern bright settings. Each apartment has its own private laundry, with washing machine, clothes dryer and ironing facilities. Individual control air-conditioning, ceiling fan, television, CD and video player. There are polished light oak floors throughout and the simple luxury of summer furnishings and spacious dine out verandahs to capture the cool breezes.

Enjoy a 10% discounts to Senior Card Holders for stays of 2 or more nights at Port Douglas Motel.PORT DOUGLAS MOTEL
9 Davidson Street, Port Douglas
Phone (07) 4099 5248 / Fax (07) 4099 5504
The motel offers a choice of motel rooms, standard self-contained studios, deluxe self-contained studios & family deluxe self-contained studios. Rooms include air-conditioning, ceiling fan, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.

Daintree Manor Eco Retreat, in Cape Tribulation, is a colonial style Queenslander pole home that offers luxuriously appointed rooms.Your hosts at Daintree Manor Eco Retreat will ensure that your stay is a relaxing, unique and very memorable experience.Daintree Manro Eco Retreat offers a 10% discount off rack rates to all seniors card holders  minimum 2 night stay.DAINTREE MANOR ECO RETREAT
27 Forest Creek Road, Daintree (MAP)
Phone (07) 4090 7041

Daintree's Number One Bed and Breakfast

Daintree Manor is a purpose-built bed & breakfast house in the Queenslander style with guest accommodation on the upper floor. The Manor is located atop a ridge in the foothills of the Alexandra Range, which allows for panoramic views of surrounding mountain ranges and a splendid view of the Daintree Valley.

There are three luxurious rooms available. These include two doubles and one twin share room with each room having its own private ensuite and access to the verandahs' wonderful views. Also available for the exclusive use of the guests is the spacious guest lounge complete with TV, and a selection of books and board games to relax and while away the hours.

Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa offer a 20% Seniors Discount on their consumer direct rack rates.DAINTREE ECO LODGE AND SPA
20 Daintree Road, Daintree
Phone (07) 4098 6100 / Fax (07) 4098 6200
Daintree Eco Lodge and Spa - offers award winning, unique tree house style resort accommodation in the heart of the Daintree Rainforest World Heritage region, just 40 minutes drive north of Port Douglas on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.


Atherton Bluegum Bed and Breakfast, with sweeping views of the Atherton Tablelands.Atherton Bluegum Bed and Breakfast caters for singles, couples, family groups, business travellers and those returning to Atherton for special occasions.Atherton Bluegum Bed and Breakfast offers a 10% discount for seniors.ATHERTON BLUE GUM B&B
36 Twelfth Avenue, Atherton (MAP)
Phone (07) 4091 5149 / Fax (07) 4091 5149

Wake to a chorus of native bird life!

Atherton Bluegum Bed and Breakfast is a magnificent pole house on Halloran's Hill with panoramic views, an a choice of rooms. Caters for singles, couples, family groups, business travellers and those returning to Atherton for special occasions. Sparkling pool and heated spa, poolside pergola with guest barbecue facilities.

Atherton Blue Gum B&B is a home-away-from home. Spacious, clean, rustic rooms makes it a great place to base yourself. Wake to a chorus of native bird life and enjoy breakfast served on the upper deck. The views are magnificent, looking down on Atherton township, which is nestled in an emerald valley. The mist enshrouded mountains, with tropical sunlight glistening on their exposed peaks in the morning, is a delight to behold.

The Summit Rainforest Retreat, with panoramic views across the Atherton Tablelands, in Far North Queensland.The Summit Rainforest Retreat offers accommodation in a beatiful holiday house or an apartment.The Summit Rainforest Retreat offers a 10% discount for seniors.THE SUMMIT RAINFOREST RETREAT
22 Twelfth Avenue, Atherton (MAP)
Phone (07) 4091 7300 / Fax (07) 4091 5149

Winner 2007 HMAA 'Most Unique Accommodation'!

Situated on the summit of an extinct volcano and commanding the highest point in Atherton, this fully self contained four bedroom retreat (three with ensuites) enjoys 180 degree panoramic views. Walk through the rainforest to the centre of the crater, enjoy an 'in house' massage or relax by the pool whilst you sip a cool drink.

The Summit Rainforest Retreat is a 5 bedroom holiday house or a 1 bedroom apartment in a luxurious, "nature lovers" setting. If available and requested, rooms can be booked on a Bed & Breakfast basis, with shared facilities . Ideal for singles, couples, families, groups, multiple couples, weddings, conferences, meetings & seminars etc.

Malanda Lodge Motel offers the finest accommodation in the Cairns Highlands region.Malanda Lodge Motel is situated on a massive 11 acres of rolling green lawns, in the Atherton Tablelands.Malanda Lodge Motel offers a 5% Seniors Discount on accommodation.MALANDA LODGE MOTEL
Cnr Merragallan & Millaa Millaa Rd, Malanda (MAP)
Phone (07) 4096 5555 / Fax (07) 4096 5516

Nothing's a problem and everything's a pleasure!

Malanda Lodge Motel offers the finest accommodation in the Cairns Highlands region. Experience the calm and tranquility that only Malanda has to offer. Malanda Lodge Motel's accommodation is a stone's throw from most amenities, yet surrounded by beautiful rolling green native lawns and shrubs.

The rooms are well-appointed 3 1/2 Star quality with country style decor and quality motel amenities. and sleep up to four. All rooms have a queen bed and some have single beds and the family rooms have queen and two comfortable single beds. Malanda Lodge Motel also has some inter-connecting rooms to cater for larger groups and families. The views overlook the lawns and shrub towards a freshwater creek, with mountain views in the background and guests can relax on the patio of their room and take in the fresh, cool, clean country air.

Lake Tinaroo Holiday park offers a 10% seniors discount all year round.LAKE TINAROO HOLIDAY PARK
Dam Road, Lake Tinaroo
Phone (07) 4095 8232 / Fax (07) 4095 8808
The park has received a major upgrade with fully sealed internal roads, new luxury villas, a free-form landscaped swimming pool, spring-fed lagoon camping site, wide-screen TV in the entertainment room, and picnic and barbecue areas.


Balgal Beach Holiday Units offer self contained vacation accommodation - ideal for groups or families - on Balgal Beach, just north of Townsville.With its beachfront location on one of Townsville's Northern Beaches, Balgal Beach Holiday Units offer comfortable, affordable holiday accommodation for up to six people.Balgal Beach Holiday Units offer Seniors Discount  5% off for 2 days, and 10% off for 7 days (Off Peak Season Only)BALGAL BEACH HOLIDAY UNITS
284 Ocean Parade, Balgal Beach, Townsville (MAP)
Phone (07) 4770 7296

Relax in paradise!

Balgal Beach Holiday Units offer 10 self-contained beachfront units where guests can 'Relax in Paradise'.

UNITS 1 9 are located at 284 Ocean Parade with reception, pool and resident owners.

STUDIO 26 is located separately at 26 Madelaine Drive and caters for guests travelling with pets.

All the units are spacious, homely and well maintained. Relax in the tropical gardens, look and listen to the abundant wildlife. Prepare your own meals indoors, on the barbeques or dine at a local eatery.

The combination of well equipped units, peaceful location and family friendly atmosphere help to ensure a relaxed stay. Balgal Beach is central for day trips to Townsville, Ingham, Wallaman Falls, Paluma or numerous nearly islands

Arcadia Beach Guest House offers a 10% discount on room rates but not on safari tents, for senior travellers on the presentation of a Seniors/ Aged Pension Card.ARCADIA BEACH GUEST HOUSE
27 Marine Parade, Arcadia Bay
Phone (07) 4778 5668 / Fax (07) 4778 5816
A newly renovated bed and breakfast which is centrally located, close to pristine beaches and National Parks, still great for a relaxing tropical island getaway.

Whitsunday Organic Bed and Breakfast offers homely accommodation with magnificent views over the Port of Airlie and the Whitsunday Islands.At Whitsunday Organic Bed and Breakfast, in Airlie Beach, you can pamper yourself with sensational accommodation and superb organic food.Whitsunday Organic Bed and Breakfast are happy to offer a 10% discount for seniors on presentation of their Seniors Card.WHITSUNDAY ORGANIC BED & BREAKFAST
8 Lamond Street, Airlie Beach (MAP)
Phone (07) 4946 7151

Fabulous hospitality and delicious food!

The Whitsunday Organic Bed & Breakfast is set amongst tropical gardens with ocean views over the Port of Airlie and Whitsunday Islands. Creating a relaxed and friendly holiday atmosphere, there are only seven rooms that are spacious, modern and light filled, each room has air-conditioning as well natural ventilation. The house has been designed with sustainable features in mind and reflects the hosts' philosophy of sustainable living.

Breakfast is served on the Balcony. The panoramic views will have you mesmerised by the natural beauty of the region. The Whitsunday Organic B&B prides itself on using wholesome organic ingredients for their sumptuos three course breakfast.


All the businesses featured on this page are reputable, participating organizations, which offer genuine discounts to Queensland (and in many cases, interstate) Seniors Card holders. Cairns Unlimited has a 'zero tolerance' policy on businesses which falsely purport to offer a Seniors Discount, by applying the 'discount' to an artificially inflated price. We will not recommend or advertise such businesses, and if you have any problems dealing with any of the businesses featured on this page, please .