Cairns & the Tropical North Travel Tips
Tropical, wild and rugged, Queensland's Far North proves the theory that size doesn't matter. Although small geographically, this stunning destination contains the richest pockets of biodiversity in Australia, if not the world.
The dense and ancient rainforests of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area coat the landscape, spilling out onto gorgeous beaches. Offshore lies the spectacular Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, January 2012
This is a bit of a no-brainer when out in stunning Cairns , but you must, must, must, take at least a day-trip to the reef where you can engage in snorkeling, or just lay out on the white sandy ...
Snorkelling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef at its best!!! Leaving from Townsville for a full day tour including lunch and around 4 hours actually in the water and if you want a complimentary ...
Written by Emma, Australia, October 2011
When to visit:
popular over summer, which in the southern hemisphere starts in December
and ends in late February. This is the best time to enjoy the famous
Written by Brooke, Australia, February 2013
Cairns benefits from being a quaint beach town that works as a hub for dozens of top Queensland attractions. From Cairns, one can easily take a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef, Mossman Gorge, Cape ...
Written by Emma, Australia, June 2012
If you’re planning a trip to Queensland’s Hamilton Island in July, you’ll be able to take part in one of Queensland ’s premier gourmet events. Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from ...
Written by Chou Fleur, Australia, October 2010
What better way to view the beautiful Great Barrier reef from far above and deep below the water surface! Though snorkeling is as good as diving at the Great Barrier Reef. Staff are well organized, ...
Written by Brooke, Australia, October 2012
A well-rounded visit to the tropical Cairns
region is not complete without experiencing it at morning, day and
night. Beach excursions and visits to local animal parks cover daytime
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, November 2011
As most experienced travelers will tell you, running around Australia
is expensive. With the ever-growing value of the Australian dollar and
an expanding economy, moderate fiscal spending here ...
Written by Brooke, Australia, March 2013
As a backpacking hub to all the northern Queensland attractions, Cairns houses numerous hostels and backpacker focused restaurants, bars and clubs. What that means is the nightlife is fairly big in ...
Jamaica Joes Bara and Grill on the strand in Townsville, has the best bbq/grill styll food, with friendly waiters and great views of the ocean across to Magnetic Island.
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, May 2012
One of the great rides of Cairns, Australia the Kuranda Scenic Railway is a relaxing and most impressive way to experience the history and beauty of the area. In just two hours, the famous railway ...
Written by Brooke, Australia, December 2012
At New Year’s, Cairns is hot—literally. The average high temperatures in December reach around 88 degrees Fahrenheit in the tropical north of Queensland. Whether you’re a local, a backpacker, or a ...
Written by John Reality, Cambodia, July 2012
Cairns is often referred to as the “Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef ,”
and it most certainly is. Most travel enthusiasts know something about
the beautiful beaches, terrific diving ...
Written by Brooke, Australia, January 2013
Seeing how Cairns lies in the tropical north of Queensland ,
the terms summer and winter don’t have the same impact as in other
parts of the world. What those terms do indicate, however, is ...
Written by Emma, Australia, July 2011
From Mission Beach just south of Cairns all the way up to Cape York and the Torres Strait, the tropical north offers a swathe of attractions ranging from beach bumming and spa pampering to diving ...
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