Escape to Tropical North Queensland
White sandy beaches, rainforests, vibrant cities and a warm tropical climate make North Queensland a holiday paradise and an ideal winter escape. Explore the Great Barrier Reef and tropical island, relax in 5-star resorts, or disconnect from the world in remote locations, this is the tropical paradise you have been dreaming of.
The easiest way to get to your tropical destination is from other Australian capital cities is via Cairns. But the city is so much more than a stop-off on your way through, home to the spectacular Trinity Bay, breathtaking mountain ranges, uninterrupted views and a thriving Marina home to world-class restaurants, and local markets.
A Scenic flight or boat ride from Cairns will take you to some of the most beautiful islands on the Great Barrier Reef, including Orpheus and Lizard Island. Here you can truly disconnect from the outside world, with a strong focus on the environment and sustainability these luxury lodges have education programs so you can learn more about conservation or if you could prefer just sit and relax with a cocktail in hand.
Travelling inland experience the Queensland hinterland and the Mt Mulligan township, tour the historic coal mine, or take a 4WD safari to the Tyrconnel Gold Mine. Stay at the luxurious Mt Mulligan lodge for a fully inclusive experience on a working cattle station, complete with beautifully designed suites, an infinity pool and locally inspired foods.
Admire the views while travelling up the coast from Cairns to the picturesque village of Port Douglas. Spend your days relaxing by the pool, strolling along 4-mile beach or exploring the township home to boutique shops, restaurants and markets. From here it is easy to organise a day trip out to the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest or the spectacular Mossman Gorge.
Travelling further up the coast will get you to the heart of the Daintree Rainforest, explore waterfalls, emerald green vines and lush canopies in a place that is like no other in Australia. Unplug from modern-day life and become one with nature in this beautiful location.