Tropical North Queensland

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Tropical North Queensland is one of Australia's most popular tourist destinations. The region starts at Townsville in the south and extends to Cape York in the north and in between is one of the world's most sensational holiday destinations. The area is dominated by the Great Barrier Reef and several island resorts as well as the tropical rainforests of the Daintree and the Atherton Tablelands. There is so much tourist infrastructure in the region you could easily fill a month as there is so much to see and do. The region is centered on the city of Cairns. Here is an oceanfront resort city with an international airport located right on the fringes of the Great Barrier Reef. The dive industry here is one of the world's leaders and there are so many options. Take a day tour to the reef or join one of the many live aboard options. Try one of the fabulous Island resorts. Magnetic Island, Orpheus Island, Bedarra Island, Dunk Island, Fitzroy Island, Green Island or Lizard Island all provide a superb assortment of resorts to tempt you.

The best places to stay leave nothing to be desired as there is an awesome range of top quality resorts and hotels to suit any requirement. Just to the north along Cairns northern Beaches there is a large number of beach front resorts just waiting to tempt you. At Palm Cove the range is sensational. A little further north along one of the world's most spectacular coastal drives lies the resort town of Port Douglas. Here you will find some of the most exclusive and beautiful resorts in Australia. Port Douglas is located on an inlet with great marina and sensational shopping facilities. The restaurants and cafés along McCrossan St are second to none and the village like atmosphere is terrific. There are many touring options available from this region. You must visit Cooktown and the Daintree rainforest and also take the Skyrail to Kuranda and return to Cairns via the railway over the Barron falls. There are a million other tours on offer in this website so just have a good look.

There is also a quiet side to the north Queensland experience. Towns like Mission Beach, Palm Cove, Townsville, Mossman, Cooktown and Magnetic Island can provide a laid back country ambience unlike anything else. The city of Townsville is also a must see location with great accommodation and the Strand is a really special family tourist destination.

If you are planning to visit the tropical North Qld region, don't hesitate to email or call us for advice. Our team has been selling this area for 17 years and we know it back to front. We are only too happy to share our knowledge and help make your holiday a reality.

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