Tropical North Queensland

You’re guaranteed to experience many a “WOW moment” exploring lush Tropical North Queensland. It’s a large region of northeastern Australia famed for its rainforest and wildlife, waterfalls and hiking and walking trails. The beaches truly are something special too. Recommended places to visit are Port Douglas, Daintree and Cape Tribulation, the Gulf Savannah and Atherton Tablelands. A trip to Tropical North Queensland wouldn’t be complete without a rail journey in Kuranda and a stay in Cairns – the gateway to the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.


What you’ll love most about Tropical North Queensland

  • Dive into the mesmerizing underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system, located off the coast of Tropical North Queensland, where you can snorkel, scuba dive, or take a glass-bottom boat tour to witness vibrant coral gardens, colourful marine life, and breathtaking underwater landscapes
  • Venture into the ancient beauty of the Daintree Rainforest, one of the oldest rainforests on Earth and a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, where lush foliage, cascading waterfalls, and diverse wildlife await exploration, providing opportunities for guided walks, wildlife spotting, and cultural experiences with Indigenous communities
  • Take a scenic journey to the picturesque mountain village of Kuranda, nestled amid the lush rainforest of the Atherton Tablelands, where you can browse local markets, visit wildlife sanctuaries, and explore attractions such as the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, and Barron Falls
  • Unwind in the laid-back coastal town of Port Douglas, known for its pristine beaches, boutique shopping, and world-class resorts, offering opportunities for swimming, snorkelling, and sailing in the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea, as well as dining at award-winning restaurants and cafes along the waterfront
  • Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Mossman Gorge, located within the Daintree Rainforest, where crystal-clear waters flow over granite boulders, surrounded by towering rainforest canopy, providing opportunities for guided walks, indigenous cultural experiences, and cooling off in natural swimming holes
  • Explore the remote wilderness of Cape Tribulation, where the rainforest meets the reef, offering a rugged coastline, secluded beaches, and ancient landscapes to discover through guided tours, kayaking adventures, and exploring the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest

Where to Book

  • Noah Beach drone view, Daintree - Tourism Australia

  • Four Mile Beach, Queensland - Tourism Port Douglas and Daintree

  • Walking along Myall Beach, Daintree National Park - Tourism Australia

  • Kuranda Scenic Railway

  • Port Douglas, Tropical North Queensland

  • Bloomfield River near Wujal, Queensland

  • Cape Tribulation - Tropical North Queensland

  • Daintree Rainforest and coastal view

  • Crossing a boardwalk over a creek in Daintree Discovery Centre, Tropical North Queensland - Tourism Australia

  • Coastal road in Tropical North Queensland

  • Bad Fishy Jet Boat in mangrove waterways of Cairns Inlet, Tropical North Queensland - Tourism Australia

  • Blue Hole Pools in Cooper Creek, Daintree

  • Kuranda train, Cairns

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 32℃
  • 32℃
  • 31℃
  • 29℃
  • 27℃
  • 26℃
  • 25℃
  • 27℃
  • 29℃
  • 30℃
  • 32℃
  • 32℃
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 16
  • 12
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 7
  • 11

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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