Tropical North Queensland
Tropical North Queensland is where the rainforest meets the reef. Here the green of the Wet Tropics rainforest and the blue of the Great Barrier Reef touch, making this the only place on earth where two World Heritage areas lay side by side.
Swim with dwarf minke whales, glide past turtles on a stand-up paddle board or spend the night on an island to watch the sun rise over the Great Barrier Reef. Tropical North Queensland is the gateway to the world’s largest and most spectacular coral reef system with more than 100 ways to experience this World Heritage area.
There is no need to keep your feet on the ground while you explore the world’s oldest tropical rainforest. This is where you can zipline through the canopy, glide past a thundering waterfall in a gondola or raft the rapids of a rainforest river. The Wet Tropics World Heritage area wraps around Cairns, stretching from Cardwell in the south to Cooktown in the north, and takes in Australia’s largest island national park, Queensland’s highest mountain and ancient crater lakes.
A warm tropical climate and spectacular landscapes set the scene for an idyllic outdoor lifestyle in Tropical North Queensland, where every day can be a new discovery.
Explore southern beaches fringed by the world’s oldest tropical rainforest, marvel at the colour of an underwater world, or discover the food trails of the Atherton Tablelands. For an experience rich in culture, find your inner artist and learn about Aboriginal handicrafts, taste ocean-fresh seafood or lose yourself in an island daydream.
Let Tropical North Queensland help you unwind, push your body to the limits or take you on a journey of discovery. Engaging activities and extraordinary scenery make Tropical North Queensland the place to escape to.