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Tropical North Qld

Cape Tribulation
Cape York
Fitzroy Island
Green Island
Gregory Downs
Gulf Savannah
Hartley’s Creek
Lizard Island
Mission Beach
Mornington Island
Mount Surprise
Palm Cove
Port Douglas
Thursday Island
Trinity Beach
Wonga Beach
Yorkeys Knob

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Tropical North Queensland

Tourism Tropical North Queensland:
Tourism Tropical North Queensland is the official regional tourism organisation responsible for the marketing and development of Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, and the Tropical North Queensland region of Australia.

Atherton Shire Attractions:
Atherton Shire is situated on the Atherton Tablelands, 90kms south-west of Cairns.

Atherton Tablelands:
Situated close to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, the Waterfalls and Crater Lake District is a wonderful place to spend some time in Far North Queensland.

Cedar Vale Farmstay in Ravenshoe:
Located at the southern edge of the Atherton Tableland, Ravenshoe is the highest town in Queensland, at 930 metres, and is a lush region of mountain pastures and unspoiled World Heritage Rainforest. Les and Ros cater for both bed-and-breakfast visitors and those looking for an extended stay.

Crystal Caves:
Explore a labyrinth of caves on 2 levels to discover spectacular and colourful natural crystals, ancient fossils, and rare delicate minerals. Located a scenic hour's drive from Cairns, on the Atherton Tablelands.

Fur 'n' Feathers Rainforest Treehouse:
Fur 'n' Feathers Rainforest Tree Houses offer accommodation with a perfect balance of luxury, wilderness and privacy. Situated 90 minutes from Cairns and central to all Atherton Tableland attractions.

Tinaroo Terraces:
15 terrace-style cabins and 5 ensuite rooms on the shores of Lake Tinaroo, Atherton Tablelands.

Burketown Tourism:
As the proclaime Baramundi capital of Australia, Burketown is famous for its fishing and annual fishing competition.

Escott Barramundi Lodge:
Escott Barramundi Lodge is 18km west of Burketown. The turn-off to Escott is approximately 3km from Burketown, off the Gregory road. The road takes you through Escott Cattle Station and then into Escott Lodge.

Savannah Aviation:
With offices in Burketown, Normanton, Borroloola and Mt Isa, Savannah Aviation offer charter services to Cairns, Darwin, Mt Isa and Cape York as well as air tours of the Australian Outback.

Cape Trib Beach House:
Only 20m from the Cape Trib Beach House bar, bistro and pool deck is the pristine Cape Tribulation beach.

See Also -- Daintree

Cooktown is about four hours drive north of Cairns...... and no, Cooktown doesn't have a ferry from Cairns.... or to Lizard Island.

The wet season up here runs from December to April, although most of the rain occurs in the evening. For fisherfolk, the best time to visit is between July and December.

Big Mama Yacht Charters:
Carrying a maximum of 12 guests, Big Mama operates under a "Roving Permit" in the northern reaches of the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland's Cape York.

Cooktown is one of Queensland's oldest historic towns and is still charming and uncorrupted by urbanisation. As Cooktown is where the tropical rainforest meets the reef, the town is surrounded by some of the largest national parks in Cape York.

Cooktown News:
The latest news affecting Cooktown residents.

Sovereign Resort Hotel:
Originally constructed in 1874, at the port end of Charlotte Street, The Sovereign Resort was transformed into a resort style hotel in 1986. The air-conditioned two bedroom apartments and resort style units are fully refurbished and recently constructed and there's a free form swimming pool set amidst landscaped tropical gardens.

Gulf Savannah:
Extending from the Great Dividing Range in the east, to the Northern Territory border in the west, the Gulf Savannah region of Tropical North Queensland covers an area of 186,000 square kilometres - a safari country of golden Savannah grasslands abounding with wildlife, and the essence of Australia as it once was.

Savanna Guides:
A network of professional tour guides with a collective, in-depth knowledge of the natural and cultural assets of the tropical savannahs of northern Australia.

Undara Lava Lodge:
Neither hotel nor resort, the Undara Lava Lodge offers guests the chance to sleep in authentic turn-of-the-century railway carriages that have been beautifully restored and now rest under tall shady gum trees, alongside an old teamsters trail.

Hartley's Creek Crocodile Farm:
Hartley's Creek is not only home to hundreds of crocodiles, but also koalas, kangaroos, cassowaries, dingoes, snakes and other native animals. Situated in a lush tropical rainforest, midway between Cairns and Port Douglas.

Kuranda is well-known for its markets, local art and crafts, scenic railway and award winning Skyrail cableway. 25 minutes from the city of Cairns, Kuranda makes an ideal base for exploring the region's natural wonders of reef, rainforest and outback.

Cassowary House:
Established in 1985 as a guest-house for those with an interest in natural history, particularly birds, Cassowary House offers 4 rooms, two en suite double rooms and two singles that have individual showers but share a toilet.

Cedar Park Rainforest Resort:
The Resort itself is situated on a peninsula of land surrounded by river frontage on three sides, while the lodge is large and rambling, offering spacious 3 and 4 star rated studio type units. About 18km from Kuranda.

Kanga Venture:
Excursions in Hummer 4WD vehicles, on rugged off-road tracks that pass through, and allow you to explore both Tropical Rainforest and the Australian bush as well as see the native animals close-up and even hand feed kangaroos.

Kuranda Backpackers Hostel:
A wonderful spacious old world hostel set in one and a half acres of cool tropical gardens with old rainforest and fruit trees, as well as large lawn areas and a pool.

Kuranda Bed and Breakfast:
The property borders on World Heritage and State Forest -- home to hundreds of species of native flora and fauna. The location makes early morning bird watching easy; and with over 50 kilometres of walking track which passes through several types of forest right from your doorstep, even the most enthusiastic bushwalker will be satisfied.

Kuranda Cultural Rainforest Village:
Choose from the scenic rail journey, the world's longest rainforest cableway or a magnificent drive through World Heritage Rainforest. Only 25 minutes from Cairns.

Kuranda Heritage Market:
The market in the rainforest is open everyday from 9am to 3pm. While at the Kuranda Heritage Market you can also enjoy the incredible BirdWorld with over 80 species of brilliant Australian birds (including Cassowary) and exotic species from rainforests around the world.

Kuranda Nature Park:
Explore the natural beauty of pristine creeks, open eucalyptus forest and steep ravines in the comfort of 4WD Hummer vehicles or quiet rainforest walks.

Kuranda Scenic Railway:
There's not a postcard around that can capture the beauty you'll witness onboard the Kuranda Scenic Railway. For one and a half fabulous hours, you'll travel onboard historical carriages through some of the lushest rainforest, pass deep gorges, rugged mountains and the spectacular waterfalls. Morning departures from Cairns.

Rainforestation Nature Park:
A 40 hectare tourist attraction in the midst of World Heritage rainforest. Situated on the Kennedy Highway, Rainforestation is five minutes from the Kuranda Village or half an hour by coach from Cairns.

Take a gondola ride up to Kurada from Caravonica Lakes Station.

Located one hour's flight from Cairns, Lizard island is remote, ruggedly beautiful and surrounded by some of the finest beaches and clearest waters of any Great Barrier Reef islands -- ideal for couples and honeymooners who enjoy natural beauty and seclusion.

Lizard Island Resort:
The island houses forty exclusive and private rooms of varying styles. Sunset Point Villas are stylish elevated villas with ocean views, and Anchor Bay Suites have spacious open plans, with direct access to the beach. Anchor Bay Rooms are set in tropical gardens with views across Anchor Bay.

Tyrconnel Outback Experience:
Although Andrew and his family mined for gold at Tyrconnell in the 1980s, the focus is now on restoring the heritage assets on site and sharing it with visitors. Head west to Dimbulah from Mareeba then follow the signs. 8km out of Dimbulah, the unsealed road commences and extends 27km to Tyrconnell.

Wild World:
At Palm Cove, 20 minutes north of Cairns, is six hectares of tropically landscaped gardens featuring a natural habitat displaying Australia's unique animals, plus some exciting international exhibits.

Heritage and Interpretive Tours:
Experience the primeval, ancient Daintree Rainforest. Visit the magnificent Bloomfield Falls and cool off in one of the secluded rockpools; see the spectacular Undara Lava Tubes; the historic Tyrconnell gold mine; the rock art of Jowalbinna. The choices are endless.

Marina Mirage:
One of the complex's unique attractions is a 14 metre wide timber boardwalk bounded by shops and restaurants on one side and overlooking the Marina on the other.

Phantom Reef Charters:
With a tailor made charter to suit any itinerary, experience the spectacular Great Barrier Reef of Australia in style.

Port Douglas Daintree Tourist Association:
The twin Australia World Heritage listed jewels of the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of Daintree and Cape Tribulation glitter in welcome to visitors arriving along the spectacular coastal ribbon road.

Port Douglas Visitors Bureau:
Just a 44 mile spectacular scenic coastal drive north from Cairns, Port Douglas has a distinctive laid back atmosphere, and a low-rise tropical old world charm.

Port Douglas Weddings:
The sole nominated booking agent for all weddings at St. Mary's by the Sea -- an historic 1880 fully restored non-denominational church with a huge glass altar window offering breathtaking views of the Coral Sea and rainforest clad mountains.

Poseidon Dive:
Poseidon's high cruising speed takes you to the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef, to superb unspoilt reefs. Departs daily from the Marina in Port Douglas at 8:30am and returns at approximately 4:00pm.

Port Douglas Accommodation

24 Oak Beach Road:
At 24 Oak Beach Road you wake up in the huge master bedroom to a view through floor to ceiling windows of the World Heritage listed tropical rainforest.

Beach Terraces:
Only 70 meters from Four Mile Beach, Beach Terraces offers very spacious one, two and three bedroom holiday apartments with fully equipped kitchens, large lounge, private balconies and launderette.

Comfort Inn:
Sardi's Italian Restaurant is a main feature of the property serving delicious Italian food at reasonable prices. A fully licensed bar and lounge offers a smorgasbord of tasty cocktails, cold beers and selected wines.

Garrick House Holiday Apartments:
Managed by Sue and Graham Fletcher, Garrick House offers you the unique tropical ambience, hospitality and lifestyle so well known in Port Douglas.

Oak Beach Villa:
Set in an unspoilt tropical paradise with spectacular views, Oak Beach Villa's luxury beachfront accommodation is a scenic 10 minute drive south of Port Douglas, and just 5 minutes from Turtle Cove.

Port Douglas Apartments:
17, 4 star plus, self-contained 1 bedroom apartments with private balconies, quality furnishings, pool, spa, tour desk and only 100 metres from 4 Mile Beach and a short walk to the Port Douglas village centre.

Port Douglas Getaways:
More than just accommodation, the properties Port Douglas Getaways offer become the foundation of your holiday. The beautiful area and spectacular sight seeing trips only add to the experience.

Port Douglas Queenslander:
Situated amongst beautiful lush gardens on a melaleuca-lined avenue -- overlooking parkland, marina and mountains -- each apartment is individually styled with its own balcony or patio.

Port Douglas Reef Club:
Port Douglas Reef Club is located 150 metres from Four Mile Beach. One and Two bedroom apartments with air conditioning and ceiling fans, direct dial telephones, TV and video, kitchen, bath/shower, balconies and free undercover parking.

Port Douglas Rentals:
Operator of holiday rental properties with a wide range of quality properties to suit every budget.

Radisson Treetops Resort:
Less than a five minute drive from the village of Port Douglas and only a short stroll from spectacular Four Mile Beach.

Regal On Macrossan
Choose from a hotel-style room (bedroom, bathroom, balcony) with tea and coffee making facilities, toaster and fridge; a self-contained one bedroom apartment with indoor spa and sofa bed; a one bedroom apartment with balcony jacuzzi; or a two bedroom apartment with two bathrooms and both an indoor bath with spa jets, and a balcony jacuzzi.

Sheraton Mirage:
Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas presents a choice of 294 superbly appointed rooms and suites, or stunning two, three of four bedroom villas.

The Newport:
Centrally located on vibrant Macrossan Street, home of upmarket restaurants, cafes, bars, specialized shopping and still walking distance to famous Four Mile Beach and the Marina Mirage.

The Portsea Resort:
The Portsea offers easy beach access to spectacular Four Mile Beach and the village of Port Douglas.

Port Douglas Dining

Fiorelli's Bistro:
Take a stroll down the boardwalk for a lazy, appetising lunch or dinner overlooking the impressive fleet of luxury yachts and cruisers moored in the Marina. Fiorelli's offers an exotic range of food and wine that compliments the magic of it's surroundings.

La Marina Ristorante Italiano:
La Marina specializes in traditional Italian and innovative cuisine, renowned for the homemade pastas, the premium King Island meats, the freshest of local seafoods, scrumptious desserts and famous for the local mudcrabs and lobsters.

Jardine Motel:
The 37 room, 4 star property is set in tropical landscaped gardens and decorated with local indigenous artworks in the rooms and common areas. The beach front location offers spectacular views across to the Prince of Wales and Horn Islands.

Trinity Beach is only 15 km north of Cairns and 60 km south of Port Douglas.

Absolute Beachfront Bed and Breakfast:
Inspired by the beautiful villas that dot the Balinese coast, Absolute Beachfront Bed and Breakfast, at Trinity Beach, is a home of exceptional beauty, where the architecture has captured the essence of both indoors/outdoors living in one sweeping gesture.

Amaroo Trinity Beach Resort:
Amaroo Beach Resort is beautifully situated on a lush tropical hilltop overlooking Trinity Beach and the Coral Sea, just 25 minutes north of Cairns.

Coral Sands Resort:
Stylishly decorated, fully air-conditioned one, two and three bedroom self-contained apartments featuring spacious open plan living areas, with floor to ceiling glass and huge private balconies overlooking Trinity Beach.

Trinity On the Esplanade:
Set in lush and tropical surroundings looking out over the Coral Sea, where dolphins are regularly seen playing close to the shore, this exclusive five star accommodation is conveniently located, with access to all major tourist attractions including the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, Kuranda Scenic Train and championship golf courses.

Wonga Beach is about 30 minutes drive to the reef at Port Douglas, 15 minutes to the rainforest at Daintree and an hour to The Outback.

Budget accommodation on a stunning beachfront location with share and twin accommodation and a host of services and activities.

Tropical Beachside
8 self contained holiday homes in around two acres of tropical garden alongside Wonga Beach -- the beach is a 100m stroll through a strip of rainforest forming the beach protection zone.

A Villa Gail:
Nestled between the Great Barrier Reef and Rainforest with a 20 minute drive to Cairns and Port Douglas A Villa Gail bed and breakfast is a perfect place to base yourself.

Golden Sands Beachfront Resort:
A boutique resort style hotel on Cairns northern beaches providing one and two bedroom self-contained holiday apartment accommodation at Yorkeys Knob. Features include direct beach access, a large lagoon pool, garden restaurant and tennis court.

Half Moon Bay Resort:
19 fully self-contained one bedroom luxury apartments with full self catering facilities, set in lush tropical gardens at the picturesque Half Moon Bay Golf Club in Yorkeys Knob. All apartments are fully airconditioned plus ceiling fans, and each apartment /condominium has its own private balcony.

Yorkeys Knob:
Just 10 minutes north of the Cairns International Airport, this delightful Cairns Northern Beaches destination has everything to offer visitors -- safe swimming beaches, restaurants, shopping centre, accommodation, world class marina, sporting activities, car hire and really friendly locals.

Sightseeing and Tours in Tropical North Queensland

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