Cairns (Port Douglas, Palm Cove)

Tropical North Queensland is a vast region stretching from reefs and islands, through coastal wetlands to mountains, tablelands and grassland. Cairns is the heart of the Tropical North, and provides an ideal base for exploring the rich and varied treasures of this region.  Cairns is one of the leading destination in Queensland just one hour south of Port Douglas and is the gateway to tropical north Queensland Cairns is surrounded the wet tropics rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Tours and a large range of tours and activities can be enjoyed from here. The northern beaches of Cairns stretch for 25km along a beautiful coastline. This is an idyllic tropical holiday location - warm seas, watersports and miles of sandy beaches. And the backdrop to all this is mountainous rainforest.


If you're into: scuba diving, snorkelling, golf, white water rafting, tennis, water-skiing on the lake, windsurfing, parasailing, horse riding adventures, swimming, sky diving,  bungy jumping, rainforest hikes, hill climbing, viewing coral and marine life in a semi-submersible  and a myriad of other great outdoor and underwater excitement, then this is the place to do it all.

With summer almost all year around (during our winter, day time temperatures remain around 26 - 27 degrees Celsius), you can dive virtually 365 days of the year. 


Australia's Great Barrier Reef is where you can enjoy the immense beauty, colour and richness of a truly natural underwater wonder. Two natural wonders actually. The Wet Tropics Rainforest is just a stones throw from any of the towns in the tropical Far North of Australia. Feel the salt spray whilst lazing on the tropical beaches or smell the clean fresh air on the picturesque tablelands plateau.

Port Douglas sits close to the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. With classic palm fringed beautiful beaches to sit, relax, take in the warmth and views and unwind from your luxury Port Douglas accommodation or take a tour or explore the reef diving or snorkelling. From Port Douglas the Great Barrier Reef is just 15 km off-shore. There are over 1,000 islands in the Great Barrier Reef and the best are accessible from mainland Tropical North Queensland. Some have diverse vegetation including rainforest and are encircled by coral reefs.