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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Port Douglas Tours

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

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Palm Cove Tours

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

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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

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North Queensland Private Tours

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

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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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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

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Cairns Package Tours

Packages combining accommodation and tours around Cairns, the Great Barrier Reef and Atherton Tablelands… Read More

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Attractions and Theme Parks in Cairns, Townsville, Port Douglas and North Queensland

If you’re holidaying in Cairns, make sure you take a detour to Kuranda.  The world famous Kuranda scenic railway and Kuranda skyrail are must-sees.  We recommend going up on the train and down on the skyrail for the best of both worlds.  Also near Kuranda is the Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, another world-famous experience. Green… Read More

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Atherton Tableland Tours

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

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Townsville Tours

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Cairns Backpackers

Backpacker hostels and accommodation in Cairns. Check prices, availablility and book online… Read More

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Whitewater Rafting in North Queensland

Adventure rafting on the Tully and Barron rivers in far North Queensland… Read More

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Cairns Shore Excursions

Tours to fit in with your cruise timetable… Read More

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Skydiving in North Queensland

Skydiving in the Whitsundays, Airlie Beach, and further north in Mission Beach and Cairns… Read More

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Atherton on the Atherton Tablelands / Cairns Highlands

Atherton is the “capital” of the Tablelands. The rich tablelands red soil is famous for producing peanuts, maize, potatoes and tea. Atherton is about an hour and twenty minutes drive south-west of Cairns. Each year in August, Atherton celebrates the Maize Festival. Atheron is on the Kennedy Highway which runs north to Kuranda and down… Read More

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Palm Cove

At just over 20 minutes drive north of Cairns, Palm Cove is the perfect low key getaway. Hugging the coast and lapped by the Coral Sea, the village offers apartment and resort-style accommodation, relaxed beachfront dining, art galleries, a championship golf course, and day trips to to the Great Barrier Reef and nearby rainforests and… Read More

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Daintree Rainforest

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… Read More

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Palm Cove Accommodation North Queensland

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Cooktown

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… Read More

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Cape Tribulation

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… Read More

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Barrier Reef Island Resorts

Get away from it all on the Great Barrier Reef. Barrier Reef Island Resorts… Read More

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Cairns Serviced Offices

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Port Douglas Holiday Accommodation

For something different, try these holiday homes and unrated accommodation in Port Douglas… Read More

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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is seen as the gateway to the Whitsundays Region. It’s on the mainland, half way up the Queensland coast… Read More

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