It’s no wonder this region is so popular with both Australian and international travellers, it has it all! Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef, tropical island resorts, pristine rainforests, waterfalls and a relaxed atmosphere. Cairns is a vibrant and liveable city with a unique, broad appeal for all visitors, with so many remarkable natural attractions and activities at its doorstep.
Be sure to visit the northern beach communities of Palm Cove and Port Douglas for a relaxing retreat filled with spa treatments at luxurious resorts. Just a little further north you’ll enter into the Daintree National Park where you can experience the stunning Mossman Gorge and the beauty of Cape Tribulation. To the west are The Tablelands (or Atherton Tablelands) a highland region inland from Cairns, often referred to as ‘the food bowl of the tropics’ with plenty of food and wine trails to explore. This area is rich in scenic splendour with waterfalls and stunning highland views and is extremely popular with birdwatchers and bush walkers. The landscape ranges from rainforest to savanna and was once a very active volcanic area resulting in lakes, craters and unforgettable geological formations such as the Undara lava tubes which are well worth the visit.