Fly from either Alice Springs or Ayers Rock airport, to Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest in northern Queensland. Use Cairns, Port Douglas or Palm Cove as a base to explore this tropical paradise.
Cairns has a lovely ocean front promenade, lots of restaurants and a buzzing nightlife. Port Douglas, one hour north of Cairns offers a beachside escape. Head here for a relaxed vibe, delicious seafood and vibrant seafront café culture.
Palm Cove is another option, 30 minutes north of Cairns, offering gorgeous accommodation, lovely boutiques and spas, and an idyllic stretch of beach.
Alternatively check in on one of the island resorts off the coast or even venture to one of the beautiful retreats found in the stunning rainforest.
Wherever you stay up here you will have a fabulous finale to your holiday in Australia.
- A day trip to the Great Barrier Reef, snorkelling, diving or enjoying the underwater world from a glass bottom boat.
- A trip to the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation- where the rainforest meets the sea.
- Taking the scenic railway up to - and the Skyrail back from - the rainforest village of Kuranda, famous for its markets, galleries and wildlife experiences.
- Devouring fresh seafood whilst looking over the ocean.