Cairns is best known for its natural wonder of the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. There are many options for experiencing the reef, whether it is by boat or taking a scenic flight. This is a most-do for everyone especially for divers or water lovers. Activities include Scuba diving, snorkeling, or viewing from a glass-bottomed boat. Or from a more relaxing unforgettable experience sail between the islands of the region. Choose the very liveable modern city of Cairns for your hub of life enhancing tropical moments and activities that await you. Swim at the Esplanade’s saltwater lagoon and beach or shop at many boutiques, night markets and galleries. There are numerous restaurants and bars along the oceanfront promenade to dine at or simple unwind with a cocktail soaking up the view. Visit the World Heritage listed Wet Tropics Rainforest by train or sky-rail. Play at the Reef Casino and view its unique rainforest simulation. Visit the Outback and see glimpse into the ancient history of the rainforest plants. Or simple relax with a spa treatment at Palm cove or enjoy the sun at the varied communities of the northern beaches. For the more adventurous there are a number of activities to thrill you such as bungee jumping, skydiving and white water rafting.
Port Douglas is best known for being a glamorous hotspot for the famous. But this premier holiday Queensland destination is ideal for couples wanting a relaxing getaway and is just over an hour drive north of Cairns. Visit beautiful Four Mile Beach for a lazy day soaking up the sun on pristine sand. For a bit of adventure why not take a day tour exploring the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforests of the Wet Tropics. Pamper yourself with a spa treatment or massage to the sounds of the rainforest or the waves crashing on the beach. Spend some time shopping at many boutique shops on Macrossan Street or at Marina Mirage. Stimulate your taste buds at many alfresco restaurants and cafes. Exploring further north you’ll find the stunning Mossman Gorge and the beauty of Cape Tribulation, which are located in the Daintree National Park. Or if you have time further north still is Cape York Peninsula, known as the furthest tip of the state of Queensland with the largest unspoilt wilderness. Choose Port Douglas for a relaxing holiday or as a base to discover the beauty of the Wet Tropics.