About Cairns

Welcome to Paradise – Tropical North Queensland. Whether it’s an indulgent break or a thrilling adventure, this stunning region offers you a magical and life-changing experience.
Feel the energy of Cairns’ vibrant tropical culture brought to life with festivals, events and experiences shaped by the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest. Revel in the outdoors lifestyle and discover a cosmopolitan city where world-class hospitality is a way of life.

Refine your senses with an exotic getaway to an absolute beachfront tropical hideaway where every day is all about you. Indulge in beachfront dining, decadent day spas and tropical resorts to uncover Palm Cove.

Let the charm of Port Douglas’ boutique tropical village and the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest revitalise you. Indulge in dining, shopping and pampering and experience the beauty of two World Heritage areas in a region where the rainforest meets the reef.

Serene waterfalls, towering trees and crater lakes contrast against a tapestry of farms along self-drive trails to timeless villages and fascinating markets. Discover the exotic tropical flavours, unique wildlife and outdoor pursuits that make the Tablelands and Kuranda one of the many must-do’s within the region.

Be seduced by an easy going beachside retreat where natural encounters are the norm. Free your playful side exploring 14 kilometres of sand by bike, marvelling at romantic ruins or rafting the rapids to discover Mission Beach.

Explore a vast savannah landscape where spectacular gorges, ancient lava tubes and the history of Australian pioneers await discovery. Uncover these hidden gems in the rugged lands of the Gulf Savannah.

Journey through the natural wilderness to the top of Australia and discover the landscapes of Cooktown & Cape York. Follow in the footsteps of early explorers on an epic adventure taking in memorable pubs, Aboriginal culture and Australian pioneering history.

We welcome you to Tropical North Queensland.


Whether you prefer an international hotel in the heart of Cairns, a beachside resort or a retreat in the rainforest, Tropical North Queensland has the accommodation to suit. With more than 7,000 accommodation rooms available, visitors are spoilt for choice in Cairns City. With high-end five star international hotels and luxurious self-contained apartments, family-friendly motels, budget hostels, mid-range hotels, tropical resorts, or unique B&Bs, Cairns has it all, with proximity to dining, tours, shopping and nightlife.

On the edge of the city are a variety of apartments and motels, while camping and caravan parks are found nearby in the suburbs.

For more information on accommodation options, please visit http://www.tropicalnorthqueensland.org.au/accommodation/

If you’d prefer to speak with someone about the range of accommodation on offer, contact the Visitor Information Centre:

Email: info@ttnq.org.au
Phone: (07) 4051 3588

51 The Esplanade
Cairns QLD 4870

Things to see and do in Cairns

The Tropical North Queensland region is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. You can experience the Great Barrier Reef in a multitude of ways – diving, snorkeling, sailing, cruising, kayaking, scenic flights and island hopping are a part of everyday life.

While you’re in town, there are many other things to see and do including exploring the Wet Tropics Rainforest, immersing yourself in the traditional Indigenous culture, experiencing the region by bike on tracks suiting all levels, following your stomach on a food trail through the Atherton Tablelands, meeting the local wildlife, or sampling the diverse and acclaimed restaurants throughout the region.  

For more information, visit the official Tropical North Queensland site or get social by following the Explore Tropical North Queensland Facebook page, Instagram feed or Twitter account. When you’re in the region, don’t forget to share your photos by tagging #exploreTNQ.