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Tropical North Queensland Vacation Packages

Encounter the largest living structure on the planet, see crocodiles, swim in waterfalls and hike through pristine rainforest in Australia’s Tropical North Queensland.  

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.

Q: Should I book a car while on vacation in Tropical North Queensland?

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.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a vacation to Tropical North Queensland?

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.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a vacation to Tropical North Queensland?

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.

Q: What does a vacation booking with Expedia include?

A: The sky is the limit. We have the usual offerings, like flights, hotels and cars. We also have a ton of activities and experiences to have a look through. Book just one or fill your itinerary to the brim.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my vacation to Tropical North Queensland?

A: A package deal makes traveling easier, and it can save you a few bucks to boot. Flights, Hotels, Activities — Expedia has you covered. Bundle the lot and start thinking about what you'll be able to do with that extra spending money.

Q: What are the best things to do in Tropical North Queensland?

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.




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Pacific Hotel Cairns NT$1,842
Reviewed on 2020/4/11
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Pacific Hotel Cairns

Pacific Hotel Cairns

Corner Esplanade And Spence Street, Cairns, QLD
     
    4.3 of 5
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Great location. Close to the lagoon and the casino. Rooms were very clean. Breakfast buffet very good.

    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns NT$2,428
    Reviewed on 2020/7/9
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    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

    Rydges Esplanade Resort Cairns

    209-217 Abbott Street, Cairns North, QLD
       
      4.0 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      A lovely view of the sunrise every morning was well worth the visit. A quiet hotel with friendly staff we would stay here again

      The Ville Resort - Casino NT$2,696
      Reviewed on 2020/6/25
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      The Ville Resort - Casino

      The Ville Resort - Casino

      Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville, QLD
         
        4.3 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        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.

        Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas NT$5,418
        Reviewed on 2020/3/11
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        Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas

        Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas

        Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
           
          4.4 of 5
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          The variety of lagoons around the pool. Service by all staff was exceptional; will definitely be back.

          Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina NT$3,600
          Reviewed on 2020/3/24
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          Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

          Shangri-La Hotel, The Marina

          Pierpoint Road, Cairns, QLD
             
            4.3 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            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

            Oaks Port Douglas Resort NT$2,196
            Reviewed on 2020/2/23
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            Oaks Port Douglas Resort

            Oaks Port Douglas Resort

            87 Port Douglas Road, Port Douglas, QLD
               
              4.4 of 5
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Large enough for the 2 of us, friendly staff, definitely will be back.

              Madison Plaza Townsville NT$1,731
              Reviewed on 2020/7/4
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              Madison Plaza Townsville

              Madison Plaza Townsville

              409 Flinders St., Corner Of Stanley And Flinders St., Townsville, QLD
                 
                3.9 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                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

                Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove NT$4,150
                Reviewed on 2020/7/3
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                Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove

                Peppers Beach Club and Spa - Palm Cove

                123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove, QLD
                   
                  4.5 of 5
                  5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  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