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Whitsunday Islands

Whitsunday Islands

This group of roughly 160 beautiful tropical islands lies off the north-eastern coast of Queensland and is today one of the greatest tourist attractions in Australia, drawing more than 600,000...

Bowling Green Bay National Park

Bowling Green Bay National Park

About a six hours drive south of Cairns lies Bowling Green Bay National Park. Covering 55,300 hectares, this is the largest National Park in the region, an area once home to the...

Quilpie Opals

Quilpie Opals

Australia is known for producing the world's finest opals, with 95 percent of the world's production of these gems originating from rich mineral deposits in New South Wales, South Australia,...

The Esplanade

The Esplanade

The recently renovated Cairns Esplanade is the hub for visitors to the city, providing an entertaining promenade with numerous recreational opportunities, lined with a host of restaurants,...

Skyrail

Skyrail

The most popular tourist attraction in Cairns is the Skyrail rainforest cableway, which travels nearly five miles (7.5km) from the Caravonica Terminal, the gondolas gliding above the canopy of the...

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park

The name 'Tjapukai' means 'people of the rainforest' and applies to the indigenous people who have inhabited the tropical region between Cairns and Port Douglas, and inland to Kuranda, for...

Paronella Park

Paronella Park

Magical Paronella Park was the imaginative brainchild of a young entrepreneur, Jose Paronella, who built his dream castle on this site near Mena Creek, about 75 miles (120km) south of Cairns,...

Daintree Rainforest Discovery Centre

Daintree Rainforest Discovery Centre

The Wet Tropics of Queensland is the oldest tropical rainforest still surviving on Earth and a World Heritage listed site containing the highest number of rare or threatened plant and animal...

Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

One of the great natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef is as big as the total combined area of the United Kingdom and Ireland, and contains more than 1,000 islands, from sandy...

Riversleigh

Riversleigh

Australia's most famous fossil site, Riversleigh in north west Queensland is a World Heritage Site and is an extension of the Lawn Hill National Park. It contains the fossil remains of...

Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation

Located within the Daintree National Park and the Wet Tropics area of Queensland, the pristine and picturesque destination of Cape Tribulation is well worth a visit while travelling...

Wildlife Dome

Wildlife Dome

This spectacular attraction is enclosed by a 65-foot (20m) high glass dome on top of Cairns' iconic Reef Hotel Casino and features exhibits and shows of some of Australia's most exotic...

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