Stretching over 2500 kilometres the Great Barrier Reef is a premier attraction, recognised as the world’s largest and healthiest coral reef eco system. Tourists can scuba dive, snorkel, sail, or simply float your way around the reef in awe of this natural wonder.
Not to be outdone, Queensland’s expanse of rainforests offer a range of activities for tourists to enjoy, the most well known of these is the Daintree Rainforest and nearby Cape Tribulation. Located north of Mossman and Cairns, the Daintree Rainforest is 2600 kilometres squared, home to an abundance of wildlife and animal species.
Over 30% of Australia’s frog, reptile and marsupial population lives in the Daintree and it’s this diversity that makes the rainforest so vital to the country.
So now that we have checked out the reef and the rainforest what else is there to do in Tropical North Queensland? When exploring the area most tourists base themselves in Cairns and it’s easy to see why: See full article on Cairns.
Keep heading north and you’ll encounter the stylish resort town of Port Douglas, offering a range of al fresco dining and boutique shopping options in a sophisticated yet relaxed setting. Chill out at Four Mile Beach and take a dip, enjoy the Marina Mirage or explore Macrossan Street and stop off at a café.
If fishing is your thing then why not head west to the Gulf of Carpentaria and try and catch that elusive big one? There’s also a rich and colourful history in the area with many frontier towns preserving their heritage.
Mission Beach is a collection of four villages stretching over 14 kilometres serving as the closest mainland access to the Great Barrier Reef. It’s an area of and is an abundance of natural beauty in an aquatic playground.
Dunk Island lies 4 kilometres off Mission Beach and is home to a vast collection of bird species. There is a resort on the Island but at time of publication was currently closed for repairs. Dunk Island also has a National Park, Great Barrier Reef tours and a whole range of water activities.
Dining in Tropical North Queensland is as varied as the landscape itself. From seafood to steak, burgers to barramundi there are a whole range of culinary delights to choose from.
Accommodation in Tropical North Queensland ranges from the budget to the luxurious and everything in between. Hotels are available as are serviced apartments, bed and breakfasts and homestays.