Within striking distance of the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest, Cairns sits between two of Tropical North Queensland's most prized natural attractions. Get ready to explore Australia’s most beautiful jungles and rainforests during your luxury holiday to Cairns and the Tropical North. Whether you’re here for the romance or family fun, this is the ideal luxury holiday destination.
Tropical North Queensland’s landscape will leave you in awe. Coral reefs frame the island and inland you'll find dense rainforests alive with wildlife. Cairns is the stylish, colourful heart of Tropical North Queensland and is an attractive place to visit year-round. Travel North to the rich highland plateau of The Atherton Tablelands - bursting with green rainforests, incredible mountains and calming waterfalls.
At more than 700 metres above sea level, this fertile land is home to wetlands and savannahs. The produce is so abundant here that it boasts over 2000 farms and is a major coffee-growing region. Kids of all ages will enjoy exploring waterfalls in Barron Gorge National Park or geological wonders like the stunning Chillagoe Caves.
After an active adventure, unwind at the popular celebrity hangout and family-friendly getaway – Port Douglas. Port Douglas is a beautiful haven nestled between the rainforest and the reef. With many high-end luxury resorts, this is the perfect location for relaxation and romance. Visit the famous Four Mile Beach, shop at exclusive boutiques, or dine at world-class restaurants as you admire the sunset.
The beach season, May to October, is an excellent time to visit Queensland's Tropical North. With sunny days and cool evenings, the water stays around 25°C which is ideal for swimming and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.
Whale watching is available from July to September. Just join a tour to see these amazing creatures for yourself. The green season of November to April makes areas such as Daintree Waterfalls renewed energy and rivers are in full flow.
With a strong multicultural vibe, Cairns and Tropical North Queensland’s fine-dining cuisine is full of tasty surprises. Take to the beach for a tranquil escape or dine at a rainforest hideaway for a romantic experience. Recognised for innovative restaurants local restaurants serve only the freshest produce on their menus including tropical fruits and seafood.
Visit the high-end getaway of Palm Cove for award-winning restaurants serving cuisine from modern Australian tasting menus and premier wines to immaculately presented Asian seafood. You can also admire spectacular views with alfresco dining options.
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