Unfolding along the Great Diving Range about an hour and a half southwest of Cairns, the Atherton Tablelands are full of contrasts. The area boasts a tropical climate and waterfalls surrounded by old-growth rainforest as well as crater lakes, lava tubes and a thriving agricultural industry centered on dry farming. Once known for tin mining […]
North Queensland is rich in Aboriginal heritage, with groups like the Kubirri Warra and Tjapukai inhabiting the region for tens of thousands of years. Several tours give visitors a glimpse into indigenous culture through traditional hunting and gathering demonstrations, shopping for Aboriginal arts and crafts, eating “bush tucker” and learning Dreamtime stories amid some of Australia’s […]
Blessed with tropical jungle, rushing rivers, and the largest reef system in the world, Queensland is the outdoor capital of Australia. Whether you’re drawn to water, rainforest or towering heights, there’s an adrenaline rush within a short drive from Cairns. Here are the top eight extreme adventures in North Queensland. Whitewater Rafting on the Tully […]
Places that seem calm and quaint can take on a whole different character after dark. Sometimes the contrast is quite literally day and night. Wilderness areas and rainforests expose new residents and unfamiliar sounds once the moon and stars take the night shift. A night tour is the only way a traveler can see […]
For ocean lovers, there’s no greater bucket-list achievement than visiting the Great Barrier Reef. The UNESCO World Heritage site, the largest and most biodiverse reef system in the world, is home to 400 types of corals, 1,500 species of fish, 4,000 breeds of clams, 500 types of seaweed, 200 species of birds, 1,500 different sponges […]
Between the World Heritage–listed Wet Tropical Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef lies the Daintree, one of the oldest rainforests in the world. The lesser-known Cooper Creek Wilderness is the oldest and most biologically diverse section of the Daintree Rainforest. It has been continuously evolving for more than 170 million years.