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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Great location. Close to the lagoon and the casino. Rooms were very clean. Breakfast buffet very good.
A lovely view of the sunrise every morning was well worth the visit. A quiet hotel with friendly staff we would stay here again
Had a great stay at The Ville. Staff were very welcoming and the hotel was clean and well presented. Would definitely recommend staying here when visiting Townsville. The views are amazing.
The variety of lagoons around the pool. Service by all staff was exceptional; will definitely be back.
Excellent location sitting having breakfast and dinner overlooking the marina was great. Very good food and the staff were excellent Very helpful nothing too much trouble , also the tours desk were very obliging
Could do with a re-paint, doors look shabby and offsite parking is not undercover but overall and for price we were happy, clean room and great size for what we needed
Every thing was fine, helpful staff though we arrived when the Qld border was still closed so not many tourists such that some of the facilities at the resort were closed