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Experience Summer in the Tropics

From waterfalls to ocean waves, summer in the tropics has something for everyone. See the landscape transform as the warm tones of spring fade into the vibrant green tones of summer; feel invigorated in the cool rain or the bask in the thundering spray of a waterfall; and taste sweet tropical produce as summer species flourish.


Summer Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef

See the reef in high def

Water clarity on the Great Barrier Reef is incredible through summer. With pleasant water temperatures and active marine life, you’ll never want to go back to dry land.


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Rejuvenating rainforest

Kick back and relax in one of the world’s oldest surviving tropical rainforests – the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. The gentle patter of rainfall and chorus of birdsong makes for the perfect soundtrack to unwind to.


While you’re here

There’s more to explore in the tropics, find the most picturesque waterfalls, taste the sweetest fruit, or jump into the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Rocky, wild, and undeniably dramatic, Barron Falls has a regal presence that is suitably fitting to its moniker. Whether you witness it as a scenic trickle in winter or as a mist-filled force in summer, Barron Falls deserves a spot in your tropical travel itinerary. Get ready to chase the ultimate waterfall with this guide to Barron Falls near Cairns.

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