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See Great. Leave Greater.

Connect with nature in a place unlike anywhere else. Up here, you’ll experience the astoundingly diverse and connect to something greater. It’s not just about relaxing on the beach (although we do that well too), it’s about making a connection to our special part of the world.

On the Trail of Inspiration

Where to experience the best Tropical North Queensland has to offer… from wandering to waterfalls to taking the plunge on the Great Barrier Reef.

cairns esplanade
Cairns & Northern Beaches
16 things to do on your first trip to Cairns

If ever the statement “so much to do, so little time” rang true of a destination, Cairns would be it. With the Great Barrier Reef in its front yard and the Wet Tropics rainforest out the back, aside from your bathers, time is the best thing you can pack for a visit to Tropical North Queensland. If it’s your first time in the North Queensland capital, start with these 16 things to do in Cairns.

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Mossman Gorge Centre Ngadiku Dreamtime Walk
Cairns & Northern Beaches
How to explore iconic landscapes with Traditional Custodians

Delve deeper into the iconic landscapes of Tropical North Queensland by visiting with Traditional Custodians.

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private helicopter flight over daintree waterfall
Tropical Lifestyle & Culture
Live the luxe life with these luxury & wellness experiences

From soaring above the Great Barrier Reef in a private helicopter to sundowners on a secluded sand cay, indulge in the lap of luxury in Tropical North Queensland with these luxury and wellness experiences. 

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Cairns & Northern Beaches
50 must-do day trips from Cairns

While Cairns itself is known for its laid back city vibes and stunning esplanade, the Great Barrier Reef, rainforest, waterfalls and quirky townships are just a stone’s throw away. Grab a pen and paper and add these day trips from Cairns to your holiday bucket list.

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Eco Certified
A Guide to Sustainable Dining in Tropical North Queensland

From utilising organic and locally sourced produce to reducing food waste with Green Food Australia, these sustainable restaurants in Tropical North Queensland are not only delicious, but kind to people and the planet too.

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Great Barrier Reef Drive
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Mini road trips in Tropical North Queensland

Discover local specialties and hidden gems on a mini road trip through Tropical North Queensland with these one day wonders. Here are eight itineraries to get you out and about.

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aerial of sheraton grand mirage port douglas
Port Douglas
The ultimate Port Douglas accommodation guide

Whether you’re heading for a romantic getaway or a budget family holiday, this Port Douglas accommodation guide will help you find your perfect home away from home.

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Emerald Creek Falls
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20 waterfalls near Cairns

Mighty mountain ranges and Wet Tropics Rainforest create the optimum environment for a myriad of extraordinary waterfalls. Fall in love with these 20 waterfall wonderlands only a short drive from Cairns.

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undara train carriage accommodation
Cairns & Northern Beaches
Quirky & unique accommodation you won’t believe is in the tropics

From the utterly adorable (staying with tree kangaroos anyone?) to the beautifully bizarre, accommodation options in the tropics are anything but your boring bread-and-butter hotel. Pack your bags and check into one of these quirky accommodation spots in Tropical North Queensland.

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Lukure Caff Paninis
Cairns & Northern Beaches
Your guide to vegetarian & vegan friendly restaurants in Cairns

You’ll find most cafes and restaurants around Cairns include quality meat-free dishes. The following eateries however, hero plant-based food. Here’s where to eat vegan and vegetarian food in Cairns.

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daintree rainforest boardwalk
Cairns & Northern Beaches
Walk on the wild side with these rainforest boardwalks

From wandering through the top of the rainforest canopy, to venturing to thundering waterfalls, these rainforest boardwalks are short on distance but big on experience.

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nandroya falls atherton tablelands
Mission Beach & Cassowary Coast
Mission Beach & Cassowary Coast Waterfalls & Swimming Spots To Cool Off In

Mother Nature sees your backyard swimming pool and raised you her take on it with these waterfalls and swimming spots– each perfectly moulded and best explored with a sense of adventure.

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private helicopter flight over daintree waterfall
Tropical Lifestyle & Culture
Live the luxe life with these luxury & wellness experiences

From soaring above the Great Barrier Reef in a private helicopter to sundowners on a secluded sand cay, indulge in the lap of luxury in Tropical North Queensland with these luxury and wellness experiences. 

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bathtubs in tropical north queensland
Cairns & Northern Beaches
Boujee Bathtubs: Bathe with a view in the tropics

These boujee bathtubs with incredible views are all wham, bam, put it on the ‘gram! From rustic tubs in the outback, to the actual epitome of forest bathing, here’s the bathtubs with a view you need to add to your bucket list.

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#exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR

In case you didn’t already know, @queensland has some pretty epic locations right here on our own shores…especially in Tropical North Queensland 🌴⛵️

Did you know that all of this and more lies just a 2 hour drive from Cairns!? Say hello to the incredible @cassowarycoastaustralia ☀️🏝️

🎥 @_chelseacavo_ #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #cassowarycoast #missionbeach

[ID: clips of Mission Beach and Cassowary Coast including: Resort entry overlooking the pool with a pink and yellow sky in the background; boating experience showing snorkelling, blue ocean waters and golden sandy beaches]
If you didn’t already know, the most common residents of Tropical North Queensland are the tourist-turned-locals (aka ‘I came for a holiday and never left)🌴

If you’re wondering why, it’s because of incredible experiences like this one with @oceansafaricaprtib just being part of the every-day! 

Have you gone swimming with turtles before? Drop us a 🐢 or head to our bio link to find out how ☝️

🎥 @rachelsholliday #exploretnq #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #explorecairnsgbr #portdouglasdaintree #greatbarrierreef #capetribulation
Shout out to @crystalbrookflynn for reminding us that winter in the tropics is unlike anywhere else 🌴❄️

Head to our bio link to find winter activities to book on your next holiday ☝️

#exploretnq #explorecairnsgbr  #winter #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia
Happy World Oceans Day! 🌊🐠

Around here, the ocean isn’t just celebrated one day a year - it’s everyday! And here are just a few ways you can dive in while you’re exploring Tropical North Queensland 🩵

Head to our bio link to find more ways to explore ☝️

#exploretnq #explorecairnsgbr #worldoceansday #greatbarrierreef 

[ID: clips of woman exploring the bright blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef on a scenic helicopter flight, glass bottom boat, snorkelling, an aquarium and helmet diving]
Tag your hiking buddy 💅😮‍💨

#exploretnq #explorecairnsgbr #hiking #fitness #nature #outdoors
Hey you, time to update your holiday itinerary to include a few of Mareeba’s hidden gems! 🌴✨ 

From quaint museums, epic views over farmlands and incredible waterfalls there’s more to Mareeba than meets the eye! 

Keep an eye out on @visitmareebashire for all the tips and tricks to make your next trip away the best it can be 🙌

#exploretnq #explorecairnsgbr #mareeba #lovemareebashire #qldday 

[ID: couple exploring Mareeba including hot air ballooning, feeding wallabies at Granite Gorge Nature Park and going to the heritage museum with antiques from the region]
Happy World Environment Day! 🦋 

This years theme of #generationrestoration is a fitting one for Tropical North Queensland, with so many awesome initiatives in place to help regenerate our environment - from reef to rainforest and so much more! Here are just a few ways you can get involved 🩵🌴 

📍 Book a tour with an eco-certified operator (we have lots!)
📍 Plant a tree in the rainforest (try @ReforestYourFootprint)
📍 Reduce your waste and help clean up rubbish on our shores
📍 Take part in coral restoration projects and tours
📍 Volunteer at a wildlife rescue facility
📍 Donate to your favourite environmental cause

#exploretnq #explorecairnsgbr #worldenvironmentday

[ID: Woman standing on rock in front of flowing creek, surrounded by lush green rainforest]
Ever wondered what waking up at the @hiltoncairnsofficial is like? Well wonder no more! 🌴✨

🎥 @__racheljane #exploreTNQ #explorecairnsGBR #cairns 

[ID: POV style video, walking towards the window of a hotel room overlooking palm trees and ocean. A colourful and cloudy sunrise is visible over mountaintops in the distance]
Where better to get your party on this pride month than Tropical North Queensland? 🌈✨

Head to our bio link to join in the festivities and celebrate Cairns’ colourful LGBT+ community ☝️

🎥 thanks to @turtlecoveresort @cairnspridefestival @calypsoclubcairns for footage #exploretnq #explorecairnsgbr #pride #lgbt

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