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.

Atherton Tableland Tours

Towns on the tableland include Atherton, Herberton, Kairi, Kuranda, Mareeba, Malanda, Millaa Millaa, Ravenshoe, Tinaroo, Tolga, and Yungaburra… See more

Atherton Tablelands, North Queensland, Australia

Atherton Tablelands, also known as the Cairns Highlands, is a plateau inland from  Cairns and Innisfail in far north Queensland. The Barron River, which was dammed to form Lake Tinaroo, flows across the tablelands to descend as the Barron Falls. Towns on the tableland include Atherton, Herberton, Kairi, Kuranda, Mareeba, Malanda, Millaa Millaa, Ravenshoe, Tinaroo… See more

Business Groups and Links in North Queensland Australia

Business Groups and Contacts in North Queensland Business groups are an excellent source of information for new and established businesses.  Chambers of Commerce provide networking and business lobbying for local areas. Cairns Chamber of Commerce Townsville Chamber of Commerce Mareeba Chamber of Commerce North Queensland Serviced Offices Free enquiry service – get details of serviced… See more

Cape Tribulation, 4873, Queensland, Australia

Cape Tribulation is located within the Daintree National Park approximately 110km north of Cairns. Tourist activities include night time walks, jungle surfing, 4 wheel drive tours and horse riding. Cape Tribulation Accommodation… See more

Cooktown in Tropical North Queensland

Cooktown is the most northern town on the Queensland coast.  The Endeavour River runs inland from Cooktown and the Endeavour River National Park is nearby. See also Cape Tribulation which is within the Daintree National Park approximately 110km north of Cairns. Cooktown Accommodation… See more

Cruises to Green Island, Queensland, Australia

Cruises to Green Island Green Island is a popular day trip destination with colourful marine life. You can get to Green Island on a cruise from Cairns. Many scenic helicopter flights in NQ include flying over Green Island… See more

Daintree Rainforest Hotels and Resorts Australia

Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation, Far North Queensland The ancient Daintree rainforest, on the coast of Far North Queensland, is more than 110 million years old, possibly the oldest rainforest in the world. Daintree is 111km north of Cairns. Cape Tribulation and Daintree Accommodation… See more

Hayman Island, 4801, Queensland, Australia

Hayman Island Hayman Island is one of the closest islands to the outer reef, where tourists can enjoy a whole range of water activities. Hayman Island is a part of the Whitsundays Island group and is located in the Whitsundays Region of Queensland. Hayman Island Accommodation… See more

Ingham , North Queensland, Australia

Ingham is 110 kilometres north of Townsville. From Ingham is it another 130 kilometers north to Innisfail or 220 kilometres north to Cairns. Orpheus Island is off the Coast from Ingham. The area is mainly known for sugar cane farming. Many locals are Italian or of Italian descent. The Australian-Italian festival is held every May… See more

Kuranda – Tropical North Queensland

Kuranda is surrounded by World Heritage Rainforest on the Atherton Tablelands/Cairns Highlands, approximately 25km northwest of Cairns.  You can travel to Kuranda on Kuranda’s Historic Scenic Railway, by car or bus via the spectacular Kuranda Range Road, or over the rainforest on Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. If you’re holidaying in Cairns, make sure you take a… See more

Kuranda Scenic Railway

The Kuranda Scenic Railway is an amazing feat of engineering.  Completed in 1891, the railway line runs from Cairns through the Barron Gorge National Park to Kuranda.  There are lookouts along the way with views of the Barron Gorge and, on a good day, over Cairns and out to sea.  Listen to the commentary on… See more

Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Kuranda Skyrail Rainforest Cableway Passengers on the Kuranda Skyrail ride in a gondola along 7.5km of cableway from Cairns to Kuranda above the Barron Gorge National Park, up to 40.5m above the ground and 545m above sea level.  During construction, great care was taken to preserve the rainforest environment.  No roads were built — workers… See more

Mission Beach, 4852, Queensland, Australia

Mission Beach Far North Queensland Mission Beach is a small town along the Coral Sea in Northern Queensland, approximately 138km south of Cairns, the main attraction is Dunk Island which lies 4km offshore.  The region offers quiet and relaxation as well as adventure — white water rafting, kayaking and sky diving are popular activities. Mission… See more

Port Douglas Tropical North Queensland

Port Douglas North Queensland One hours drive or 68km north of Cairns, Port Douglas is home to some of Tropical North Queensland’s most exclusive resorts, award winning restaurants, great galleries and world class shopping. Port Douglas Accommodation Port Douglas – 5 star, 4 star and 3 star apartments, units and motels Port Douglas Tours Port Douglas… See more

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… See more

Yorkey’s Knob Hotels

Cairns Northern Beaches Hotels Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob, Kewarra, Clifton, Palm Cove and Ellis beaches are known as Cairns’ Northern Beaches… See more

Yungaburra, 4884, Queensland, Australia

Yungaburra on the Atherton Tableland is a small historic town with an economy based on tourism. It is the largest National Trust village in Queensland with 18 heritage-listed buildings. The Yungaburra Markets are held on the fourth Saturday of each month. The Tablelands Folk Festival is held at Yungaburra each year in October. Yungaburra Accommodation… See more