Welcome to Tropical North Queensland, where you can connect with nature in two World Heritage listed icons – the Great Barrier Reef and the world’s oldest living rainforest, the Wet Tropics.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been continuously active longer than any other culture on the planet, and Tropical North Queensland has a wealth of Indigenous experiences to explore. Journey into the rainforest with the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience at Rainforestation Nature Park Kuranda, preserve and share diverse cultural stories through dance, art, and hunting demonstrations, or join Indigenous rangers on Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel to explore marine life on the reef and gain a deeper cultural understanding of this diverse ecosystem.
Scattered along the coast, the region’s islands are amongst the most beautiful in the world, offering an idyllic escape from the everyday. Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise of rainforest and coral beaches, popular for day trips due to its proximity to the coast. Almost completely surrounded by coral reef, it’s an excellent place for snorkelling straight off the beach. Visitors can stay overnight at Fitzroy Island Resort, at the camping area, Bungalows or unit-style accommodation. There are plenty of activities on offer, including sea kayaking, glass-bottom boat tours, walking trails, paddle boarding, scuba diving and snorkelling, tours of the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, and of course a beachfront restaurant and bar.
Situated between Port Douglas and Palm Cove, Turtle Cove is a world-renowned, adult-only LGBTQIA+ & allies beachfront resort. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind, or party and play with their regular signature Full Moon Parties attracting visitors and locals alike.
The region offers a wide variety of activities, from scenic tours on historic railways to geological wonders, exhibits and performances to educational experiences, and adventure sports to wellness retreats. There are plenty of ways to tick items off your bucket list, like seeing the region from a hot air balloon, exploring lava tubes created almost 200,000 years ago, and conquering the summit of Queensland’s tallest mountain.