The below map showcases the most popular mainland holiday destinations in Tropical North Queensland from Cairns all the way to the Daintree. While there is no 'official' boundary separating North Queensland from the rest of the state, it is made of nine sub-regions, each with their own special attractions.
Its diverse location offers a number of unique environments and experiences from the rugged outback of the Gulf Savannah to the ecologically diverse and World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and the crystal waters, colourful corals and white sand beaches of the Great Barrier Reef to the cosmopolitan seaside towns of Cairns, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. There really is something for everyone in North Queensland.
By Air: Cairns is the gateway to North Queensland and the Cairns Airport offers domestic, international and general aviation terminals serviced by all major carriers. International flights are direct to Cairns as their point of entry into Australia. Domestic flights are available from Virgin Australia, Qantas and Qantas Link with a number of charter companies also operating regular flights from regional Queensland and major southern cities.
By Rail: Rail is a great way to enjoy scenic access to Tropical North Queensland and Cairns. There are options to suit all kinds of travellers and there are five services available every week. The Tilt Train offers a modern experience with business class seating throughout. Hopping between coastal centres, Cairns is also the departure point for the famous Kuranda Scenic Railway.