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 Package Tours

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

North Queensland Tours & Activities

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

North Queensland Tours & Activities

Atherton Tableland Tours

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

North Queensland Tours & Activities

Townsville Tours

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North Queensland Tours & Activities

Cairns Backpackers

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

North Queensland

Whitewater Rafting in North Queensland

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

North Queensland Tours & Activities

Cairns Shore Excursions

Tours to fit in with your cruise timetable… Read More

North Queensland Tours & Activities

Skydiving in North Queensland

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

North Queensland Tours & Activities

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

North Queensland

5 star Cairns Hotels

Cairns 5 star Luxury Hotels… Read More

North Queensland