There’s a lot to see in Queensland’s Tropical North and we’re going to give you some of our top picks. It’s a tough ask…but somebody’s got to do it! These are just a few ideas – there’s loads more to be found on our website. Check out www.discoverqueensland.com.au to check it out for yourself!
When you think of Cairns, what do you think of? Do you think of a quaint sleepy tropical sort of town, tucked between the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea and the lush rolling downs of the Atherton Tableland to the west?
Or do you think of adrenaline-charged adventures like diving, white water rafting and bungy jumping? Perhaps more gentle pursuits like bird watching, hiking, gourmet restaurants or just sitting under a palm tree sipping a cocktail is more your style.
Cairns is home to more than 130,000 people from all corners of the world and is renowned for its tourism attractions like the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics World Heritage rainforest. There is something here for every visitor to enjoy.
Cairns offers visitors fabulous accommodation choices, everything from five star resorts to backpacker accommodation or camping grounds – along with temperate weather, sunny skies and sea breezes. Where else can you enjoy an international band one day and total isolation on a tropical island the next?
Cairns is the jewel in the crown of Australia’s natural attractions, for more information on booking your next holiday to Cairns, check out Discover Queensland’s amazing options and Hot Deals.
Next up, take a breather and recharge in Palm Cove!
Just the name Palm Cove gives us a sense of calm. Aaaaaaaahhhhhh. Nestled in-between the sprawling city of Cairns and the tropical town of Port Douglas lies Palm Cove – a 1.5km long beachfront village, perfect for tropical holidays. Surrounded by the mountains of the Great Dividing Range Palm Cove looks over the pristine Coral Sea.
There is easy access to the Great Barrier Reef and the lush Daintree Rainforest is only a short drive away. Palm Cove is described as a resort community, located on a palm fringed beach with many day spa options and fashion shopping.
Browse through DQ’s range of stunning Palm Cove beachfront holiday accommodation. Many of the resorts along the palm-lined esplanade have restaurants overlooking the sea and there are several bars and cafes so you’ll never be short on views whenever you need a bite to eat or a cool drink. Dotted in amongst the accommodation providers are various fashion outlets and day spas – what could make a girl happier?
In and around Palm Cove resorts there are many tours and activities. There are several golf courses in the area; horse riding through bush land; ATV tours for some serious quad biking action; white water rafting on the Tully, Baron and Russell Rivers; sky diving from 10,000 feet; luxury boat charters and scenic helicopter and 4WD rainforest tours. Now if that doesn’t keep the blokes happy, we don’t know what will!
Port Douglas – get set for some fun in the sun
When you think of a holiday in Port Douglas, Australia, you imagine tropical laid-back luxury, one thing that this gorgeous tropical North Queensland town does extremely well. Now one of the chosen destinations of the rich and famous, Port Douglas has an extensive range of luxury accommodation.
Just a 67km spectacular scenic coastal drive north from Cairns, Port Douglas has a distinctive laid back atmosphere, and a low-rise tropical old world charm. The world famous 4 Mile Beach is right at your door and is a great place to see the sun rise.
Explore the ‘Reef And Rainforest Coast’, a spectacular 200km stretch of Coral Sea coastline that includes Port Douglas. Don’t miss the World Heritage rainforest areas of Daintree and Cape Tribulation on a guided day tour or 4WD safari.
Port Douglas Accommodation Book your perfect tropical holiday now. We have many budget accommodation options and can recommend some great family holiday resorts as well. Browse through our selection of 3 to 5 star hotels, holiday apartments and luxury beachside resorts. The wide range of vacation options for Port Douglas is complemented by the world-class array of restaurants and boutique shops.
Your Far North Queensland Holiday is only a phone call away. We’ve got some terrific deals coming through at the moment and it’s an ideal time to visit this gorgeous part of the world. Call 1300 788 553 today or visit us at www.discoverqueensland.com.au.
Our Top Picks For Tropical North
The Lakes Cairns
Stay 6 Pay 3 or Stay 4 Pay 2
$113 p/nWas $225
Hides Hotel Cairns
Hides Hotel offers affordable accommodation right in the city heart. With the convenience of public transport outside our door and tours that collect you from the hotel you will be able to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree and all that Tropical North Queensland has to offer.