Get excited! The time has come to book a holiday in Tropical North Queensland!
Feel grounded and connected with nature in a place unlike anywhere else – lined by coral reefs and covered by rainforest, the warmest welcome is waiting. From Mission Beach in the south to the Torres Strait in the north, Tropical North Queensland is an extraordinary region where the rainforest meets the reef. Enjoy exploring the unbelievable Daintree Rainforest and the Wet Tropics or discover the hidden gems of the Great Barrier Reef.
Made up of nine distinct regions, each has their own unique charm. Cities like Cairns and Port Douglas are the ideal tropical destinations filled with plenty of accommodation options from luxury escapes to family friendly TNQ packages.
Explore Tropical North Queensland with our list of accommodation and activity packages here.
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Top things to do in Tropical North Queensland:
- Watch the sunrise from the Mount Cook Summit
- Explore the popular Beaver Reef Dive Site
- 4WD your way across the Cape York Peninsula
- Tour the islands in the Torres Strait
- Sleep under the stars at Cape Tribulation
- Take a hot air balloon ride over Cairns
- Venture through the Daintree Rainforest
- Wander through the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
- Swim with Dwarf Minke Whales
- Mountain bike through Mission Beach
Tropical North Queensland travel tips
- Two words: INSECT REPELLANT. Do it and thank us later.
- Use sunscreen to protect yourself and the reef. You’ll be in the water A LOT, so make sure you slip, slop slap. Reef safe if you can!
- Pack clothes that allow you to breathe. It is warm so thin clothing that breathes is best.
- It’s casual! Queensland is a very casual state so other than the five-star resorts and restaurants, smart-casual attire will be appropriate for most occasions.
- Bring polarised sunglasses. To help with reflections off the ocean and to help save your eyes from harmful UV rays.
Other Tropical North Queensland Destinations
A relaxing tropical paradise with stunning ocean views perfectly created to soothe the mind & enrich the soul.
Located on the Cairns Esplanade overlooking beautiful Trinity Bay, Holiday Inn Cairns Harbourside is a popular retreat for both holidaymakers and business guests.
The Boutique Collection is proud to showcase our handpicked accommodation within the Sea Temple Resort Port Douglas.
Situated on the waterfront of the Cairns Esplanade, this 4-star property is in a quiet location but close to restaurants, cafes, and shops.
Aquarius on the Beach on the Strand boasts the best waterfront hotel views in Townsville.
Mantra Aqueous on Port offers lush and private accommodation in the heart of the spectacular beachside town of Port Douglas.
Conveniently situated just metres from 5 star restaurants, specialty shops and the stunning golden sand beaches of Port Douglas, Mantra in the Village is the ideal base for your next tropical getaway.
Whether it be you're searching for fun, adventure or a relaxing holiday in the sun, Mantra PortSea is the perfect option for accommodation in Port Douglas.
Situated in the prime position right upon one of Australia's most well renowned beaches at Palm Cove, Mantra Amphora is the perfect base for your next peaceful, luxurious getaway.
Mantra Trilogy is in the perfect location, right on the Cairns Esplanade, overlooking all fantastic attractions and activity of the waterfront that draws so many people to Cairns every year.
Situated in its prime waterfront location, Mantra Esplanade offers equitable and contemporary accommodation in the heart of the beautiful Cairns.
Discover casual elegance in the iconic Tropical North Queensland town of Port Douglas.
Charming Palm Cove is a classic tropical destination, with a beach fringed by swaying palms and a coastal village atmosphere.
With your choice of spacious, modern 1 and 2 bedroom self-contained Cairns apartments getting away has never been easier. Whether you are travelling for business or leisure there is something for everyone.
Positioned on the Cairns Esplanade overlooking Trinity Harbour, Pacific Hotel Cairns offers guests an amazing experience.
Green Island Resort, 45 minutes off Cairns in the heart of the unique Great Barrier Reef is one of the most unique holiday accommodation locations in Australia. Part of the award winning Quicksilver Group.
Indulge in the picturesque scenery that Palm Cove has to offer, making your getaway sun-filled and scenic.
Stunning ocean views in tropical north Queensland. Hundreds of nearby attractions means never a dull moment. Beautifully appointed accommodation. Fully self contained apartments in tropical paradise.
Saltwater Luxury Apartments, perfectly located in the heart of Port Douglas with total seclusion, privacy and luxury and just a short stroll to the beach and the marina.
For the perfect Port Douglas accommodation, Mandalay luxury beachfront apartments offer a unique foreshore location with all the facilities and services you expect from your holiday accommodation.
Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments are conveniently located right in the heart of Cairns’ CBD, offering super-spacious and well-appointed holiday living just a stone’s throw away from the action.
Top location … the Cairns Plaza is within a short walk of all the best Cairns has to offer. A 5-star setting with a 3½ -star price tag – that’s the promise of the Cairns Plaza Hotel.
Mango Lagoon Resort, Palm Cove is situated on a whopping 2.5 acres of choice land.
With spectacular ocean views from every apartment, private balconies, full-size kitchens, air conditioning and a wide range of onsite facilities, our accommodation is the perfect base for your dream holiday.
Orpheus is an all-inclusive, luxury island resort located in the Great Barrier Reef, providing accommodation for up to 28 people.
Welcome to Fitzroy island, we are the official operator of the resort and island facilities, we look forward to welcoming you to our slice of paradise very soon.
The award-winning Lizard Island Resort is Australia’s most northern island resort on the Great Barrier Reef, fringed with vibrant coral and some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches.
Settled in the midst of white-sand shorelines and lush tropical gardens, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas is an immaculate 5 star resort located in the stunning Tropical North.
The Cairns Sheridan Hotel offers affordable luxury close to the Cairns Airport and Cairns City. Spacious, modern rooms and the friendliest staff in Cairns.
The perfect lush tropical setting awaits your arrival at Oaks Port Douglas Resort where the rainforest meets the reef and our stunning resorts sits nestled amongst the palm trees.
The Tropical Heritage invites you to come and stay with us and experience the amazing world of Tropical North Queensland, nestled between stunning untouched rainforest and the natural wonder of the Great Barrier Reef.
Thala Beach Nature Reserve is a deluxe family-owned eco and wildlife retreat containing 58 hectares of native forest adjacent to secluded Oak Beach.
Cayman Villas Port Douglas offers families, couples and discerning business traveller’s modern and spacious apartments ideal for a relaxing holiday or a romantic getaway.
Built with the comfort of our guests at the centre of every design aspect, mist introduces light, airy, modern and fresh accommodation to the rainforest.
Bay Village Tropical Retreat is nestled among lush tropical gardens in coastal city of Cairns, North Queensland.
This luxury outback lodge is situated on a secluded, entirely private 28,000-hectare heritage site, offering boutique accommodation in the shadow of majestic Mount Mulligan.
Park Regis City Quays invites you to discover Cairns and surrounds by providing the ultimate base during your next visit. With the Esplanade, harbour foreshore, restaurants, shops, night markets, Reef Casino and Marlin Marina merely a short stroll away; you are close to everything that makes Cairns a great destination.
Located in the entertainment and dining centre of Townsville, this 4-star hotel features 2 swimming pools, a restaurant and BBQ facilities. All accommodation is air-conditioned and includes cable TV and 250 MB of free WiFi daily. The property is 1.9 miles from the Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal.
Castaways Mission Beach accommodation is your ultimate beachfront escape in the tropics. Idyllically bound by the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Wet Tropics Rainforest, our resort is the perfect destination for couples, families or groups of friends.
Meridian Port Douglas is a contemporary boutique resort that offers 33 luxury 4 ½ star apartments for couples in a selection of self catered Studios and One Bedroom Apartments.
Our Port Douglas accommodation offers a boutique style ADULTS ONLY hotel experience – enjoying an unrivalled beachside location overlooking Four Mile Beach and is the only hotel in Port Douglas with beach and ocean views.
Nestled amid the lush flora of the Melaleuca rainforest, a comfortable oasis awaits at the Ramada Resort Port Douglas. At your home away from home, there is easy access to discover The Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest—the only place on the planet where two such magical sites collide.
Set amidst 11 acres of spectacular rain forest gardens, the family-friendly Cairns Colonial Club houses 345 modern accommodation rooms, three gorgeous lagoon-style swimming pools and a man-made beach.
Famous for our Luxury Escapes we are an iconic boutique hotel overlooking the Coral Sea in the Tropical village of Palm Cove.
Acacia Court Hotel is located on the Cairns Esplanade over-looking Trinity Inlet and Cairns CBD.
Located within 3 hectares of rich tropical garden, Hotel Grand Chancellor invites you to the serene ocean side town of Palm Cove.
This stunning ADULTS ONLY resort jumps right into the good life of Tropical North Queensland and everything it has to offer. At BreakFree Royal Harbour experience the allure of Cairns and why it is a fantastic holiday destination.
Choose from an ensemble of accommodation options. Our stylish Links Rooms and the 1 and 2 bedroom dual key apartments boast gorgeous views over the lagoon style swimming pool and the lush tropical gardens.
Amaroo Resort at Trinity Beach – Cairns captures the true essence and beauty of all that Far North Queensland has to offer without the hustle and bustle of the busier beach locations.
Allure Hotel & Apartments is the latest addition to Townsville’s accommodation market. We are a privately owned and operated hotel offering stylish sophistication, innovative design and grand hotel services on an intimate & personal scale.
Our 4-star Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville, located within the heart of the commerce and shopping locale, is affectionally known as the 'Sugar Shaker' by locals due to its bizarre shape.
Just 100 m from Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas Apartments is an adults only, non-smoking property featuring an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and BBQ area set in beautiful gardens.
Make your stay in Cairns an enjoyable and convenient one. Here at Southern Cross Atrium Apartments, we offer budget friendly accommodation without comprising on comfort and cleanliness. We are located in the CBD of Cairns, right next to Cairns Central Shopping Centre and just a 15 minute stroll to The Esplanade.
The White House Port Douglas is a delightful example of “Old Queenslander” architecture, nestled amid lush tropical gardens.