Tropical North Queensland:
Tourism Tropical North Queensland is the official regional tourism organisation
responsible for the marketing and development of Cairns,
Great Barrier Reef, and the Tropical North Queensland region of Australia.
Atherton Shire is situated on the Atherton Tablelands, 90kms south-west of Cairns.
Situated close to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, the
Waterfalls and Crater Lake District is a wonderful place to spend some time in Far North
Cedar Vale Farmstay in
Located at the southern edge of the Atherton Tableland, Ravenshoe is the highest town in
Queensland, at 930 metres, and is a lush region of mountain pastures and unspoiled World
Heritage Rainforest. Les and Ros cater for both bed-and-breakfast visitors and those
looking for an extended stay.
Explore a labyrinth of caves on 2 levels to discover spectacular and colourful natural
crystals, ancient fossils, and rare delicate minerals. Located a scenic hour's drive from Cairns, on the Atherton Tablelands.
Feathers Rainforest Treehouse:
Fur 'n' Feathers Rainforest Tree Houses offer accommodation with a perfect balance of
luxury, wilderness and privacy. Situated 90 minutes from Cairns
and central to all Atherton Tableland attractions.
15 terrace-style cabins and 5 ensuite rooms on the shores of Lake Tinaroo, Atherton
As the proclaime Baramundi capital of Australia, Burketown is famous for its fishing and
annual fishing competition.
Escott Barramundi Lodge is 18km west of Burketown. The turn-off to Escott is approximately
3km from Burketown, off the Gregory road. The road takes you through Escott Cattle Station
and then into Escott Lodge.
With offices in Burketown, Normanton, Borroloola and Mt Isa, Savannah Aviation offer
charter services to Cairns, Darwin, Mt Isa and Cape York as
well as air tours of the Australian Outback.
Cape Trib Beach
Only 20m from the Cape Trib Beach House bar, bistro and pool deck is the pristine Cape
See Also -- Daintree
Cooktown is about four
hours drive north of Cairns...... and no, Cooktown doesn't
have a ferry from Cairns.... or to Lizard Island.
The wet season up here runs from December to April,
although most of the rain occurs in the evening. For fisherfolk, the best time to visit is
between July and December.
Big Mama Yacht
Carrying a maximum of 12 guests, Big Mama operates under a "Roving Permit" in
the northern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland's Cape York.
Cooktown is one of Queensland's oldest historic towns and is still charming and
uncorrupted by urbanisation. As Cooktown is where the tropical rainforest meets the reef,
the town is surrounded by some of the largest national parks in Cape York.
The latest news affecting Cooktown residents.
Originally constructed in 1874, at the port end of Charlotte Street, The Sovereign Resort
was transformed into a resort style hotel in 1986. The air-conditioned two bedroom
apartments and resort style units are fully refurbished and recently constructed and
there's a free form swimming pool set amidst landscaped tropical gardens.
Extending from the Great Dividing Range in the east, to the Northern Territory border in
the west, the Gulf Savannah region of Tropical North Queensland covers an area of 186,000
square kilometres - a safari country of golden Savannah grasslands abounding with
wildlife, and the essence of Australia as it once was.
A network of professional tour guides with a collective, in-depth knowledge of the natural
and cultural assets of the tropical savannahs of northern Australia.
Neither hotel nor resort, the Undara Lava Lodge offers guests the chance to sleep in
authentic turn-of-the-century railway carriages that have been beautifully restored and
now rest under tall shady gum trees, alongside an old teamsters trail.
Hartley's Creek is not only home to hundreds of crocodiles, but also koalas, kangaroos,
cassowaries, dingoes, snakes and other native animals. Situated in a lush tropical
rainforest, midway between Cairns and Port Douglas.
Kuranda is well-known for
its markets, local art and crafts, scenic railway and award winning Skyrail cableway. 25
minutes from the city of Cairns, Kuranda makes an ideal
base for exploring the region's natural wonders of reef, rainforest and outback.
Established in 1985 as a guest-house for those with an interest in natural history,
particularly birds, Cassowary House offers 4 rooms, two en suite double rooms and two
singles that have individual showers but share a toilet.
The Resort itself is situated on a peninsula of land surrounded by river frontage on three
sides, while the lodge is large and rambling, offering spacious 3 and 4 star rated studio
type units. About 18km from Kuranda.
Excursions in Hummer 4WD vehicles, on rugged off-road tracks that pass through, and allow
you to explore both Tropical Rainforest and the Australian bush as well as see the native
animals close-up and even hand feed kangaroos.
A wonderful spacious old world hostel set in one and a half acres of cool tropical gardens
with old rainforest and fruit trees, as well as large lawn areas and a pool.
Bed and Breakfast:
The property borders on World Heritage and State Forest -- home to hundreds of species of
native flora and fauna. The location makes early morning bird watching easy; and with over
50 kilometres of walking track which passes through several types of forest right from
your doorstep, even the most enthusiastic bushwalker will be satisfied.
Choose from the scenic rail journey, the world's longest rainforest cableway or a
magnificent drive through World Heritage Rainforest. Only 25 minutes from Cairns.
The market in the rainforest is open everyday from 9am to 3pm. While at the Kuranda
Heritage Market you can also enjoy the incredible BirdWorld with over 80 species of
brilliant Australian birds (including Cassowary) and exotic species from rainforests
around the world.
Explore the natural beauty of pristine creeks, open eucalyptus forest and steep ravines in
the comfort of 4WD Hummer vehicles or quiet rainforest walks.
There's not a postcard around that can capture the beauty you'll witness onboard the
Kuranda Scenic Railway. For one and a half fabulous hours, you'll travel onboard
historical carriages through some of the lushest rainforest, pass deep gorges, rugged
mountains and the spectacular waterfalls. Morning departures from Cairns.
A 40 hectare tourist attraction in the midst of World Heritage rainforest. Situated on the
Kennedy Highway, Rainforestation is five minutes from the Kuranda Village or half an hour
by coach from Cairns.
Take a gondola ride up to Kurada from Caravonica Lakes Station.
Located one hour's flight from Cairns, Lizard island is remote, ruggedly beautiful and
surrounded by some of the finest beaches and clearest waters of any Great Barrier Reef
islands -- ideal for couples and honeymooners who enjoy natural beauty and seclusion.
The island houses forty exclusive and private rooms of varying styles. Sunset Point Villas
are stylish elevated villas with ocean views, and Anchor Bay Suites have spacious open
plans, with direct access to the beach. Anchor Bay Rooms are set in tropical gardens with
views across Anchor Bay.
Although Andrew and his family mined for gold at Tyrconnell in the 1980s, the focus is now
on restoring the heritage assets on site and sharing it with visitors. Head west to
Dimbulah from Mareeba then follow the signs. 8km out of Dimbulah, the unsealed road
commences and extends 27km to Tyrconnell.
At Palm Cove, 20 minutes north of Cairns, is six hectares
of tropically landscaped gardens featuring a natural habitat displaying Australia's unique
animals, plus some exciting international exhibits.
Experience the primeval, ancient Daintree Rainforest. Visit the
magnificent Bloomfield Falls and cool off in one of the secluded rockpools; see the
spectacular Undara Lava Tubes; the historic Tyrconnell gold mine; the rock art of
Jowalbinna. The choices are endless.
One of the complex's unique attractions is a 14 metre wide timber boardwalk bounded by
shops and restaurants on one side and overlooking the Marina on the other.
With a tailor made charter to suit any itinerary, experience the spectacular Great Barrier
Reef of Australia in style.
Port Douglas Daintree
The twin Australia World Heritage listed jewels of the Great Barrier Reef and the
rainforests of Daintree and Cape Tribulation glitter in welcome
to visitors arriving along the spectacular coastal ribbon road.
Port Douglas Visitors
Just a 44 mile spectacular scenic coastal drive north from Cairns,
Port Douglas has a distinctive laid back atmosphere, and a low-rise tropical old world
The sole nominated booking agent for all weddings at St. Mary's by the Sea -- an historic
1880 fully restored non-denominational church with a huge glass altar window offering
breathtaking views of the Coral Sea and rainforest clad mountains.
Poseidon's high cruising speed takes you to the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef,
to superb unspoilt reefs. Departs daily from the Marina in Port Douglas at 8:30am and
returns at approximately 4:00pm.
Port Douglas Accommodation
24 Oak Beach Road:
At 24 Oak Beach Road you wake up in the huge master bedroom to a view through floor to
ceiling windows of the World Heritage listed tropical rainforest.
Only 70 meters from Four Mile Beach, Beach Terraces offers very spacious one, two and
three bedroom holiday apartments with fully equipped kitchens, large lounge, private
balconies and launderette.
Sardi's Italian Restaurant is a main feature of the property serving delicious Italian
food at reasonable prices. A fully licensed bar and lounge offers a smorgasbord of tasty
cocktails, cold beers and selected wines.
Managed by Sue and Graham Fletcher, Garrick House offers you the unique tropical ambience,
hospitality and lifestyle so well known in Port Douglas.
Oak Beach Villa:
Set in an unspoilt tropical paradise with spectacular views, Oak Beach Villa's luxury
beachfront accommodation is a scenic 10 minute drive south of Port Douglas, and just 5
minutes from Turtle Cove.
17, 4 star plus, self-contained 1 bedroom apartments with private balconies, quality
furnishings, pool, spa, tour desk and only 100 metres from 4 Mile Beach and a short walk
to the Port Douglas village centre.
More than just accommodation, the properties Port Douglas Getaways offer become the
foundation of your holiday. The beautiful area and spectacular sight seeing trips only add
to the experience.
Situated amongst beautiful lush gardens on a melaleuca-lined avenue -- overlooking
parkland, marina and mountains -- each apartment is individually styled with its own
balcony or patio.
Douglas Reef Club:
Port Douglas Reef Club is located 150 metres from Four Mile Beach. One and Two bedroom
apartments with air conditioning and ceiling fans, direct dial telephones, TV and video,
kitchen, bath/shower, balconies and free undercover parking.
Operator of holiday rental properties with a wide range of quality properties to suit
Less than a five minute drive from the village of Port Douglas and only a short stroll
from spectacular Four Mile Beach.
Choose from a hotel-style room (bedroom, bathroom, balcony) with tea and coffee making
facilities, toaster and fridge; a self-contained one bedroom apartment with indoor spa and
sofa bed; a one bedroom apartment with balcony jacuzzi; or a two bedroom apartment with
two bathrooms and both an indoor bath with spa jets, and a balcony jacuzzi.
Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas presents a choice of 294 superbly appointed rooms and suites,
or stunning two, three of four bedroom villas.
Centrally located on vibrant Macrossan Street, home of upmarket restaurants, cafes, bars,
specialized shopping and still walking distance to famous Four Mile Beach and the Marina
The Portsea offers easy beach access to spectacular Four Mile Beach and the village of
Port Douglas Dining
Take a stroll down the boardwalk for a lazy, appetising lunch or dinner overlooking the
impressive fleet of luxury yachts and cruisers moored in the Marina. Fiorelli's offers an
exotic range of food and wine that compliments the magic of it's surroundings.
Marina Ristorante Italiano:
La Marina specializes in traditional Italian and innovative cuisine, renowned for the
homemade pastas, the premium King Island meats, the freshest of local seafoods,
scrumptious desserts and famous for the local mudcrabs and lobsters.
The 37 room, 4 star property is set in tropical landscaped gardens and decorated with
local indigenous artworks in the rooms and common areas. The beach front location offers
spectacular views across to the Prince of Wales and Horn Islands.
Trinity Beach is only 15 km
north of Cairns and 60 km south of Port
Beachfront Bed and Breakfast:
Inspired by the beautiful villas that dot the Balinese coast, Absolute Beachfront Bed and
Breakfast, at Trinity Beach, is a home of exceptional beauty, where the architecture has
captured the essence of both indoors/outdoors living in one sweeping gesture.
Amaroo Trinity Beach
Amaroo Beach Resort is beautifully situated on a lush tropical hilltop overlooking Trinity
Beach and the Coral Sea, just 25 minutes north of Cairns.
Coral Sands Resort:
Stylishly decorated, fully air-conditioned one, two and three bedroom self-contained
apartments featuring spacious open plan living areas, with floor to ceiling glass and huge
private balconies overlooking Trinity Beach.
Trinity On the Esplanade:
Set in lush and tropical surroundings looking out over the Coral Sea, where dolphins are
regularly seen playing close to the shore, this exclusive five star accommodation is
conveniently located, with access to all major tourist attractions including the Great
Barrier Reef, Coral Sea, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Kuranda Scenic Train and
championship golf courses.
Wonga Beach is about 30
minutes drive to the reef at Port Douglas, 15 minutes to the
rainforest at Daintree and an hour to The
Budget accommodation on a stunning beachfront location with share and twin accommodation
and a host of services and activities.
8 self contained holiday homes in around two acres of tropical garden alongside Wonga
Beach -- the beach is a 100m stroll through a strip of rainforest forming the beach
A Villa Gail:
Nestled between the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest with a 20 minute drive to Cairns and Port Douglas A Villa Gail bed and breakfast is a
perfect place to base yourself.
A boutique resort style hotel on Cairns northern beaches
providing one and two bedroom self-contained holiday apartment accommodation at Yorkeys
Knob. Features include direct beach access, a large lagoon pool, garden restaurant and
19 fully self-contained one bedroom luxury apartments with full self catering facilities,
set in lush tropical gardens at the picturesque Half Moon Bay Golf Club in Yorkeys Knob.
All apartments are fully airconditioned plus ceiling fans, and each apartment /condominium
has its own private balcony.
Just 10 minutes north of the Cairns International Airport,
this delightful Cairns Northern Beaches destination has everything to offer visitors --
safe swimming beaches, restaurants, shopping centre, accommodation, world class marina,
sporting activities, car hire and really friendly locals.
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