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Tropical North Queensland Vacation Packages

Encounter the largest living structure on the planet, see crocodiles, swim in waterfalls and hike through pristine rainforest in Australia’s Tropical North Queensland.  

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.

Q: Should I book a car while on vacation in Tropical North Queensland?

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.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a vacation to Tropical North Queensland?

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.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a vacation to Tropical North Queensland?

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.

Q: What does a vacation booking with Expedia include?

A: The sky is the limit. We have the usual offerings, like flights, hotels and cars. We also have a ton of activities and experiences to have a look through. Book just one or fill your itinerary to the brim.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my vacation to Tropical North Queensland?

A: A package deal makes traveling easier, and it can save you a few bucks to boot. Flights, Hotels, Activities — Expedia has you covered. Bundle the lot and start thinking about what you'll be able to do with that extra spending money.

Q: What are the best things to do in Tropical North Queensland?

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.




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Best Lodging Options Near Tropical North Queensland

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Madison Ocean Breeze ¥6,089
Reviewed on May 15, 2020
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Madison Ocean Breeze

Madison Ocean Breeze

81 Mitchell Street, North Ward, QLD
     
    4.4 of 5
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    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

    Oaks Townsville Metropole Hotel ¥8,169
    Reviewed on Apr 10, 2020
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    Oaks Townsville Metropole Hotel

    Oaks Townsville Metropole Hotel

    81 Palmer Street, South Townsville, QLD
       
      4.4 of 5
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      great kitchen set up with washing machine and drier. big room and quite.

      Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort ¥9,147
      Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020
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      Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

      Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort

      122 Lake St, Cairns, QLD
         
        4.0 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        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 ...

        Mission Reef Resort ¥6,397
        Mission Reef Resort

        Mission Reef Resort

        58-62 Holland Street, Mission Beach, QLD
           
          4.5
          of 5, from 219 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars
          Oaks Townsville Gateway Suites ¥8,169
          Reviewed on Apr 22, 2020
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          Oaks Townsville Gateway Suites

          Oaks Townsville Gateway Suites

          2 Dibbs Street, South Townsville, QLD
             
            4.4 of 5
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            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.

            Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns ¥11,130
            Reviewed on Apr 3, 2020
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            Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

            Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

            209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
               
              4.1 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              I liked everything about the property, and we would stay there again

              Madison Plaza Townsville ¥5,987
              Reviewed on Apr 6, 2020
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              Madison Plaza Townsville

              Madison Plaza Townsville

              409 Flinders St., Corner Of Stanley And Flinders St., Townsville, QLD
                 
                3.9 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Room was clean and tidy, bed was comfortable. WhT more can you ask for?

                Pullman Cairns International ¥10,682
                Reviewed on Mar 7, 2020
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                Pullman Cairns International

                Pullman Cairns International

                17 Abbott Street, Cairns, QLD
                   
                  4.4 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  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 ...

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