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Cairns/Tropical Nth

Our large range of Cairns accommodation will suit every taste and budget. Cairns is the gateway to Tropical North Queensland. This beautiful tropical city is teeming with, restaurants, nightlife, shopping and a wide range of luxury hotel accommodation from budget to five star. Most day tours depart from Cairns making it an ideal base to explore the best that Tropical North Queensland has to offer. Our Cairns hotel accommodation makes a great base for exploration. Ballooning, white water rafting, reef cruises, diving and rainforest tours are just a few of the wide range of activities accessible when staying in Cairns. Book your hotel accommodation in Cairns now and begin your exploration of this Australian gem.

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Cairns/Tropical Nth: Activities

  • Snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef
  • Explore the rainforest at Cape Tribulation
  • Experience Kuranda Scenic Rail
  • Enjoy a bird's eye view on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Hot air balloon over the Cairns Highlands
  • Get up close and personal with a crocodile at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
  • Raft the mighty Tully or Barron Rivers
  • Learn about Aboriginal heritage at Tjapukai

Cairns/Tropical Nth: Shopping

The shopping in Tropical North Queensland is as varied as the scenery. You’ll find everything from designer labels and international art galleries to inexpensive souvenirs and local arts and crafts. For unique gifts visit the Cairns Night Markets, open nightly from 5pm on the Esplanade, the weekend Mud Markets at The Pier or the Sunday markets in Port Douglas. The famous Kuranda markets are a must see and open daily. For air-conditioned comfort head to the shopping centres in Cairns,
Port Douglas.

Cairns/Tropical Nth: Eating Out

There’s no better place to experience the exotic tastes of the tropics than North Queensland. In Cairns, the Esplanade and the Marina offer the best choice in dining options, while beachside dining is a must do in Palm Cove. You can enjoy casual and fine dining with ocean views at the resorts and restaurants along the Esplanade. Port Douglas is a mecca for food lovers where you can experience everything from dinner surrounded by rainforest to breakfast with the birds. For a dining experience with a twist, try Flames of the Forest, Tjapukai by Night or Ocean Spirit’s Dinner Cruise.

Cairns/Tropical Nth: Travel Tips

Weather Guide
Tropical North Queensland temperature average
Summer 23ºC to 31ºC
Autumn 19ºC to 30ºC
Winter 16ºC to 27ºC
Spring 18ºC to 30ºC

What to bring
Most Queenslanders dress informally, although reasonable dress standards are maintained in restaurants, hotels and bars. Lightweight clothing is suitable all year round; however bring something
warm to slip on as the temperature drops at night during winter. To ensure adequate protection from the sun we suggest you bring a broad-brimmed hat,
SPF 30+ sunscreen, sunglasses and a long sleeved shirt with a collar.

Beach Safety
Queensland has some of the world’s best beaches, however care and caution should be exercised at all times. Please remember to swim between the red
and yellow flags and listen to instructions from lifesavers and lifeguards.

Marine Stingers
Marine Stingers are present in coastal waters from October to June, so please heed warning signs and instructions. Many beaches have netted enclosures
for safe swimming. The good news is that stingers do not inhabit the Outer Reef, so make sure you take the opportunity to experience one of the
world’s great wonders!