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Cape Tribulation. Photo: Adam Creed, Queensland Government

Tropical North Queensland

Where rainforest meets the reef… and the edge of beyond

Wild, unspoilt, and adventurous by nature, Tropical North Queensland is home to two World Heritage-listed wonders and enough adventure to tick off the bucket list of even the most seasoned traveller. Explore vast gulf savannah plains, lava tubes, volcanic crater lakes and lush forests with spectacular waterfalls, all within easy reach of the tropical centres of Cairns and Port Douglas. Visit islands surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Great Barrier Reef and be seduced by internationally-renowned beachside retreats.

Feel the energy of this region and get your adrenaline pumping as you revel in the outdoor lifestyle—try caving, mountain biking, skydiving or zip-lining through the canopy. Join a tour or visit a wildlife park to encounter the amazing diversity of tropical wildlife or follow the pathways of Aboriginal people who have a close spiritual connection to the land and sea. Choose a novel way to travel—take a train along an historic route or a cable car high above the rainforest. Further north, journey through the vast unspoilt expanse of Cape York Peninsula—a unique natural and cultural landscape—and follow in the footsteps of early explorers on an epic 4WD expedition. Whether it’s an indulgent break or a thrilling adventure, Tropical North Queensland offers magical experiences and memories to treasure.

Photos: Explore Cape York and Experiences, Tourism and Events Queensland; Wildlife Encounters, Queensland Government