Tropical North Queensland – there’s no other place on earth where you can connect with nature, in two world heritage listed icons – the Great Barrier Reef and the world’s oldest living rainforest, the Wet Tropics.
Tropical North Queensland is the only region with two distinct Indigenous cultures. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have been continuously active longer than any other culture on the planet. Whether it’s in the rainforest with the Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience at Rainforestation Nature Park Kuranda, preserving and sharing diverse cultural stories through dance, art, and hunting demonstrations, or exploring the variety of colourful corals and marine life on the reef with Indigenous rangers to gain a deeper cultural understanding of this diverse ecosystem on Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel, the region has an wealth of indigenous experiences.
Scattered along the coast, the region’s islands are amongst the most beautiful in the world, offering an idyllic escape from the everyday. Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise of rainforest and coral beaches, popular for day trips due to its proximity to the coast. Almost completely surrounded by coral reef, it’s an excellent place for snorkelling straight off the beach. Visitors can stay overnight at Fitzroy Island Resort, at the camping area, Bungalows or unit-style accommodation. There are plenty of activities on offer, including sea kayaking, glass-bottom boat tours, walking trails, paddle boarding, scuba diving and snorkelling, tours of the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, and of course a beachfront restaurant and bar.
Situated between Port Douglas and Palm Cove, Turtle Cove is a world-renowned, adult-only LGBTQIA+ & allies beachfront resort. It’s the perfect place to relax and unwind, or party and play with their regular signature Full Moon Parties attracting visitors and locals alike.