North Queensland

This section of BCL is for Tropical North Queensland. You’ll find accommodation, tours and lots of useful links Queensland cities along the coast and Great Barrier Reef through Townsville and Cairns up to Cooktown.

Winter (June, July, August) is the most popular time for tourism in the tropics, although most activities operate all year round. Mid-summer (January) can be cyclone season – watch weather forecasts and warnings. If you are unfamiliar with North Queensland, please see the Safe Travelling in Queensland website

Tours, Activities & Events

See What’s On in Brisbane for Queensland-wide events.

Cairns

Cairns is the best known of the North Queensland cities. It is a popular tourist destination and international gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest. Both are listed as World Heritage sites. Popular activities in Carins include snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, riding the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway through the Kuranda range, swimming… Read More

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Townsville North Queensland

Townsville is widely regarded as the capital of North Queensland. It provides the northern link for State and Federal Governments, and is the site of James Cook University. Townsville is approx. 1500 km north of Brisbane by road. Thuringowa Shire, to Townsville’s north, was declared a City on January 1st, 1986. Visitors and locals enjoy… Read More

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Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

If you are holiday in North Queensland, Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park is a must visit… Read More

North Queensland Tours & Activities

Port Douglas Tours

These tours and cruises depart from Port Douuglas…… Read More

North Queensland Tours & Activities

Palm Cove Tours

These tours and cruises depart from Palm Cove…… Read More

North Queensland Tours & Activities

Water Adventures in North Queensland

Adventures for people who don’t mind getting wet in Cairns and North Queensland – includes flyboarding, jet boats, SCUBA, snorkelling, white water rafting…… Read More

North Queensland Tours & Activities

North Queensland Private Tours

Private tours in Cairns, Port Douglas and around North Queensland…… Read More

North Queensland Tours & Activities

Helicopter Tours in North Queensland

Helicopter tours and combos in Cairns, Port Douglas, Townsville, Barrier Reef, Daintree, Torres Strait…… Read More

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North Queensland Airport Transfers

Transfers for travellers to Cairns, Port Douglas, Airlie Beach… Read More

North Queensland Tours & Activities

Cruises in Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef

Cruises from Cairns, Port Douglas and Palm Cove in North Queensland and the Whitsundays at the southern end of the Barrier Reef… Read More

North Queensland Tours & Activities