Four Mile Beach aerial at sunrise looking through palm trees

Experience Everyday Luxury

Incredible natural landscapes make living in luxury effortless in Tropical North Queensland.

The Enchanting Tropics

People often say visiting Tropical North Queensland feels like a world away from the rest of Australia. That’s because life operates a little differently in North Queensland. From ancient cultures and modern marvels, larrikin characters and must-see creatures to reef and rainforest, peaks and palm trees, it’s the perfect place to enter a new state of mind.

With everything from 5 star resorts with all the trimmings, to sleeping under the stars with back-to-basics camping — all options leave you greater in their own unique way. 

Babinda Boulders
Babinda Boulders


There’s a reason Tropical North Queensland has a reputation for being the most laid-back part of the country. It’s hard to take life too seriously when the reef glistens at your doorstep, the rainforest is your backyard and the thermometer rarely drops below a balmy 25C (77 F).

It’s not just the weather that’s warm, either – the people are about as friendly and welcoming as they come. You’ll tend to find them outdoors – taking a refreshing dip before work, cooling off under a waterfall, snorkelling the reef, or simply lounging in a deckchair. You won’t get a warmer welcome anywhere else.


Summer fruit from Rusty's Markets
Summer fruit from Rusty's Markets


The weather not only influences how Tropical North Queenslanders are but how they live as well. Everyone embraces the outdoor lifestyle and you can experience it too – sip on an ice-cold beer on a pub’s shaded verandah, feast on an alfresco breakfast by the water, and drink cocktails as the setting sun casts its glow over the Coral Sea.

Taste tropical fruit that burst with flavour, fresh-from-the-boat seafood that’s as good as anything in the world, and traditional bush foods on an Indigenous-guided tour.


Sailaway Port Douglas


Make sustainable travel choices without compromising on your comforts. Retire to eco‑lodges from rainforest retreats, secluded island bungalows or luxurious outback havens. Sleep beneath the stars by some of the world’s most significant Aboriginal rock art sites or snorkel over coral nurseries from a luxury carbon‑neutral sailing vessel.



Tap into the magic of Tropical North Queensland & let its warmth wash over you.

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