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Enjoy the dive of a lifetime on the Great Barrier Reef, a structure so large, at 1,429 miles (2,300 kilometers) long, it can be seen from outer space. Agincourt Reef just offshore from Port Douglas is a great place to start, with 16 dive sites and underwater caves to explore. Boats to the Great Barrier Reef leave from Cairns, Port Douglas, Cape Tribulation and Mission Beach. Spend a day diving or snorkeling among barracudas, colorful reef fish, turtles and sharks. Enjoy glass bottom viewing in comfort on the Reefworld pontoon.
See Australian wildlife from koalas and crocodiles to butterflies at the many sanctuaries around Cairns, Tropical North Queensland’s largest city. Hartley's Crocodile Adventure, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Birdworld Kuranda and Cairns ZOOM & Wildlife Dome are some of the places where you can interact with the unique flora and fauna in this part of the world. While in Cairns, beat the heat at the Esplanade Pool or the Sugarworld Waterpark. From Cairns, take a tour with an indigenous guide to the ancient rock art sites in Hope Vale and Laura River in the Cape York Peninsular.
To the west is the Gulf of Savannah region, a mixed landscape of outback woods, rivers, wetlands and historic gold-mining towns between the Great Dividing Range and the Northern Territory. Tour underground lava tubes at Undara and discover gold-mining history at Golden Gate Mining and Town Complex near Croyden. Fish for barramundi in the wetlands and river near Karumba.
South and inland of the gulf are the rainforest towns of the Atherton Tablelands. Here you can experience 1,500 free-flying butterflies in rainforest habitats at the Butterfly Sanctuary Kuranda. Enjoy the area’s many scenic waterfalls and barramundi-filled lakes popular with fishermen.
Many Chinese people came to the Atherton Tablelands to work in the gold-mining camps of Tropical North Queensland. Immerse yourself in their history and material culture at the Atherton Chinatown Museum and Temple.
Tropical North Queensland’s diverse and beautiful landscapes are the perfect place to enjoy Queensland’s sunshine. Autumn and spring are the best times to visit to avoid the rainy summer season.
A: If you're limiting yourself to the energetic cities of Townsville or Cairns, it might be a good idea to use public transportation or ride-share services. But if you're in the mood to take the road less traveled in the region of Townsville City or farther afield, you may like to book a vehicle in advance. If you're on the lookout for Cheap Car Hire in Tropical North Queensland, we can help you out.
A: If you're off to Tropical North Queensland, typically you'll come in to land at Cairns, QLD Airport (CNS-Cairns Intl.). This airport terminal operates roughly 197 international flights every month.
A: From plush options to those with fewer frills, there's ample choice. Many travelers choose to relax and unwind in apartments. Other popular places to stay are private vacation homes, hotels and motels.
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A: If you're vacationing in Townsville, you'll never have a dull moment. Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville Golf Club and Strand Park are the cream of the crop when it comes to entertaining attractions.
Great location and reasonably quiet, tidy rooms and everything supplied and working. Staff friendly and happy to help. Just need to change brand of TP as absolute rubbish
great kitchen set up with washing machine and drier. big room and quite.
very accessible, close to everything. very good size room, good value dinner served by the hotel resturant,equipped with self service laundry a big bonus. very comfortable n appealing lobby. few ants found n rooms (we booked two rooms), the shower space has half panel glass which cannot stop water ...
It was a stopover for the night. The air con remote didn't work and the instructions I left on Expedia apparently didn't show up on the booking, not sure if that's Expedia's problem or the hotel. Duty manager was very good.
I liked everything about the property, and we would stay there again
Room was clean and tidy, bed was comfortable. WhT more can you ask for?
Great value for money excellent location. Breakfast is a disaster, toaster continually broke down and difficult to use. Getting a cup of coffee was difficult, their pod machines are difficult to use and not always working, I saw countless people give up trying to use their machines, many of the pods ...