Cairns Esplanade is a public swimming lagoon in Cairns.

Tropical North

The laid-back, tropical centres of Cairns and Port Douglas are major gateways to the Great Barrier Reef.

If you are looking for a unique and unforgettable holiday destination that is full of natural beauty, then look no further than Tropical North Queensland (TNQ). This region of Australia is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the world. From lush rainforests and rugged mountains to white sandy beaches and vibrant coral reefs, TNQ has it all! Let's take a closer look at why this region should be at the top of your bucket list.

The Far Northern region covers most of Cape York Peninsula and stretches to the Torres Strait at the northernmost part of Queensland. Located on the sunny northern tip of Australia’s east coast, Cairns is a vibrant tropical city and the main gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda and Barron Falls.

Beaches Galore

Tropical north Queensland is home to some of the most stunning beach spots in all of Australia. From popular tourist areas like Cairns and Port Douglas to more secluded locales like Mission Beach and Cape Tribulation, there's something for every beach lover here. Whether you want to hop from one beach to another or just stay put and admire the views, you won't be disappointed with the selection available in tropical north Queensland.

Lush Rainforests

Tropical north Queensland is also home to some of the most beautiful rainforest scenery in the world. In particular, Daintree National Park is a must-see spot if you're looking for an unforgettable experience surrounded by nature. The park features a range of different habitats including mangrove swamps, lowland jungles, and ancient forests—all within easy reach from Cairns city centre!

Unique Wildlife

The wildlife in tropical north Queensland is also worth noting; not only will you have the chance to spot some rare species here, but it's also home to many unique creatures that can't be found elsewhere on earth! For example, keep an eye out for wild platypuses while kayaking along Mossman Gorge or take a tour through Undara Volcanic National Park to see cassowaries. With so much wildlife around, there's plenty of opportunity to get up close and personal with nature during your trip!

The Food Scene

TNQ has quite a diverse food scene with influences from all over the world. You can find everything from fine dining restaurants serving up local seafood dishes to street food vendors offering up delicious Indian curries and Chinese dumplings. There is even a thriving cafe culture where you can enjoy fresh coffee and pastries while watching the world go by. No matter what type of cuisine you’re craving, you won’t have any trouble finding it in TNQ!

Tropical North Queensland has something for everyone – whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation. With its stunning scenery, wealth of activities suited to all interests, diverse food scene and friendly locals – it’s no wonder why so many people flock here year after year! So if you’re looking for your next holiday destination – consider exploring what TNQ has to offer!



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  • Streets Beach, Brisbane
    Streets Beach, Brisbane
    Streets Beach, Brisbane is a man-made oasis that portrays Queensland's laid-back beach vibe.
  • Devil's Pool
    Devil's Pool
    Devil's Pool is a natural pool in a treacherous stretch of Babinda Creek (Qlnd) which holds a sinister centuries-old Aboriginal history.
  • The Gulf Country
    The Gulf Country
    The Gulf Country is a region of woodland and savanna grassland surrounding the Gulf of Carpentaria in the region of north western Queensland.
  • The Daintree Rainforest
    The Daintree Rainforest
    The Daintree Rainforest is the largest remaining piece of untouched and pristine rainforest wilderness remnant in Australia.
  • Atherton Tablelands
    Atherton Tablelands
    The Atherton Tablelands is a highland region of northern Australia near Cairns, Queensland.
  • Cape York Peninsula
    Cape York Peninsula
    Cape York Peninsula is one of the last remaining wilderness areas on Earth and located in Far North Queensland.
  • About Brisbane
    About Brisbane
    Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane is named after the Brisbane River and its eastern suburbs line the shores of Moreton Bay.
  • Great Barrier Reef
    Great Barrier Reef
    The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) stretches 1930 kilometres from the mouth of the Fly River in Western Papua to Breaksea Spit off Bundaberg, and is one of the world's great wonders.
  • Whitsunday Islands
    Whitsunday Islands
    In the heart of Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef lies The Whitsundays, a place of stunning natural beauty.
The Daintree Rainforest
The Daintree Rainforest

The Daintree Rainforest is unique for its high concentration of plant and animal species all within the largest remaining piece of untouched and pristine rainforest wilderness remnant in Australia.

Cape York Peninsula
Cape York Peninsula

Cape York Peninsula is one of the last remaining wilderness areas on Earth and located in Far North Queensland.

Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) stretches 1930 kilometres from the mouth of the Fly River in Western Papua to Breaksea Spit off Bundaberg, and is one of the world's great wonders.

The Gulf Country
The Gulf Country

The Gulf Country is a region of woodland and savanna grassland surrounding the Gulf of Carpentaria in the region of north western Queensland.

Exploring Streets Beach, Brisbane
Streets Beach, Brisbane

Streets Beach, Brisbane is a man-made oasis that portrays Queensland's laid-back beach vibe.

Devil's Pool
Devil's Pool

Devil's Pool is a natural pool in a treacherous stretch of Babinda Creek (Qlnd) which holds a sinister centuries-old Aboriginal history.

Whitsunday Islands
Whitsunday Islands

In the heart of Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef lies The Whitsundays, a place of stunning natural beauty.

Atherton Tablelands
Atherton Tablelands

The Atherton Tablelands is a highland region of northern Australia near Cairns, Queensland.

Queensland - Overview
About Queensland

Queensland, also known as the 'Sunshine State' is the country's holiday playground attracting visitors all year round.

About Brisbane
About Brisbane

Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane is named after the Brisbane River and its eastern suburbs line the shores of Moreton Bay.


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