What To Do In The Cairns Region
The Tropical North Queensland region is best known as the gateway to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforests. The only place in the world where the ‘rainforest meets the reef’. The region encompasses areas Cape York Peninsula and Torres Strait in the north, Cairns, Cairns Beaches, and Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Daintree and Cape Tribulation, Cooktown, Gulf Savannah, Kuranda, Atherton Tablelands and Mission Beach and south to Cardwell.
The reef contains an abundance of marine life and comprises of over 3000 individual reef systems and coral cays and literally hundreds of picturesque tropical islands with some of the world’s most beautiful sun-soaked, golden beaches.
Australia’s Tropical Rainforests cover approximately 900,000 square hectares and are internationally recognised as being one of the most ecologically fascinating natural areas in the world, as one of few remaining truly pristine tropical rainforest places on the planet. Stretching for over 500 kilometres along Tropical North Queensland’s coastline, these rainforests are the oldest continually surviving rainforests on earth and once covered the entire Australian continent.
With so much to see in the magnificent Tropical North Queensland region, there are a variety of tours on offer to suit every taste. Choose from a huge selection of Cairns day tours to the Kuranda Scenic Railway, Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, the Atherton Tablelands, Tjapukai Cultural Park, Mossman Gorge, Tropical Zoo, Daintree River and Cape Tribulation tours – even the great Australian Outback!