1. Kuranda

From Cairns to Kuranda, experience the historic rail journey on the Kuranda Scenic Railway or glide over the rainforest canopy on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. Spend the day in Kuranda strolling through the shops, sampling local produce or visit the Rainforestation Nature Park for a unique insight into the local area. 

2. Cape York

Stand at the northern most point of Australia and take in the wilderness, sacred Aboriginal sites and rugged mountains of the Peninsula. 

3. Unspoilt Beaches

Feel the sand between your toes, soak up the fresh sea air and make a splash at Four Mile Beach. Relax under a coconut palm at Palm Cove, or just soak up the laidback atmosphere of Mission Beach.

pristine Queensland beach

4. Daintree & Cape Tribulation

With 900,000 hectares of World Heritage Listed rainforests, you can take your pick from Daintree and Cape Tribulation adventures. Join a 4WD safari, spy the predators of the north on a croc-spotting Daintree River cruise or relax at a rainforest retreat. You’ll soon see why the rainforest is one of Tropical North Queensland’s star attractions. 

5. Island Getaway

Escape to a Tropical North Queensland Island. Treat yourself to an indulgent stay at Lizard or Orpheus Island or laze on the iconic white sandy beaches of Fitzroy Island. Spend the days swimming, snorkelling, fishing or simply being pampered in world class day spas. 

channels of water between Queesnsland Islands

6. Great Barrier Reef

Take a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef. Explore the world’s largest marine park and check out the underwater wonders while swimming, snorkelling and diving or try something completely different and grab a dive helmet for an undersea walk. 

The great barrier reef

7. Indigenous Culture

Learn about Australia’s Aboriginal heritage at Tjapukai with dreamtime storytelling, a didgeridoo blessing and cultural performances. Venture to Mossman Gorge and take part in a traditional ‘smoking’ ceremony before gaining exclusive access to Kuku Yalanji land with an Indigenous guide. 

8. Adventure Experiences

Get your heart racing in Tropical North Queensland. Conquer rapids on the mighty Tully River, hot air balloon over Cairns, enjoy a scenic helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef or jungle surf through tropical rainforest. If that’s not enough adventure, try skydiving, canyoning or bungy jumping! 

9. Outback Queensland

Live Australia’s story in Outback Queensland, where pioneers shaped the nation, Banjo Patterson wrote ‘Waltzing Matilda’ and 93 million year old fossils show a dinosaur stampede. Discover the towering cliffs of Cobbold Gorge or pull up a stool and hear almighty yarns spun by locals. 

stream along a cliff face in the Queensland Outback

10. Townsville & Magnetic Island

Wander along the Strand, check out the largest living coral reef aquarium in the world at Reef HQ or enjoy stunning views from Castle Hill. Jump on the ferry and in just 20 minutes you will be on Magnetic Island surrounded by eucalypt forest and peaceful beaches.