If you haven’t been to Tropical North Queensland, you’re certainly missing out. This region has great weather conditions that are perfect for holidays and weekend escapades! It is the perfect haven for tourists because you’ll never run out of attractions to visit there.
If you’re planning to go on a holiday anytime soon, we suggest you try driving to Tropical North Queensland, specifically Palm Cove! It’s a sleepy village that lies along the coastline of the region.
The best thing about it is that it’s near to almost every tourist attraction in the area. Below are only some of the spots that you could check out:
1. Great Barrier Reef
A weekend getaway in Tropical North Queensland is not complete without an exploration of the Great Barrier Reef. Luckily for you, this world-renowned tourist spot is just a stone throw away from Palm Cove.
Once you’ve sailed to the Great Barrier Reef, a great view of the underwater life awaits you! You can either go snorkelling or scuba diving to marvel at the colourful marine life, up close and personal.
So if we were you, we’ll bring underwater cameras to make sure that you can take pics with our friendly neighbours from the wild. Save some photos for IG later!
But if you’re not much of a fan of snorkelling and scuba diving, you can still appreciate the colourful life underwater through the glass-bottom panels of your boats.
2. Daintree National Park
This national park is the oldest rainforest in the whole world. We call it the great grandfather of all forests. This stretches across the Cairns region and is home to rare and diverse wildlife and rich flora and fauna.
You can explore this centuries-old rainforest in two ways. You can either weave through the forest on foot or glide above the trees.
If you prefer walking or hiking trails within the rainforest, the Mossman Gorge Tour is perfect for you. This tour, offered by the Back Country Bliss Adventures, allows tourists to marvel at the sky-high ancient trees and spot the wild animals that are nestling inside the forest.
If you prefer flying above the century-old trees of Daintree, you can hop on the Skyrail Rainforest. You are afraid of heights, it’s about time that you face your fears. Don’t worry, the gondolas you’ll be riding on are weather-proof. They’re sturdy enough so you can go back in one piece.
3. Wildlife parks
If you want to see animals up close and personal, you can always meet and interact with them through wildlife parks. If in Daintree, you weren’t able to interact with the animals, in wildlife parks you can meet our friendly neighbours from the wild.
Just like in the Koala Gardens, where you can watch koalas in their own habitat. You can take a picture of them eating, sleeping, and just be the furry icons that they are. If you want to carry them in your arms, just ask the staff nicely and they can help you with your request.
If you love birds more than anything, you’ll certainly enjoy a trip to the Birdworld Kuranda. Over 60 species of birds just fly around in this sanctuary. A cheeky bird might even hitch a ride on your shoulders so watch your back!
After visiting all these tourist spots, you’ll certainly feel body aches and foot pains after a long day. Good thing you can always drop by the Reef House Spa to have your muscles massaged and your whole body revitalized. This way, you will still have the energy for the next day’s trips and activities.