Holidays to Cairns & North Queensland

Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns Holidays

Queensland’s northern region is a tropical paradise and a superb holiday destination. Along its coastline, stunning, sheltered beaches of pristine white sand fringe a verdant interior of ancient rainforest.

Running the length of North Queensland’s coast is the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living coral reef in the world and a protected World Heritage Area.

The holiday town of Cairns is gateway to North Queensland, and the Reef, and is a great place to stay. Just north of the town are the quieter beach resorts of Trinity Beach and Palm Cove and the fashionable resort town of Port Douglas.

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    North Queensland Holiday Ideas

    Book any of these itineraries as they are, or ask one of our Australia Experts to design a tailor made holiday just for you.

    Turtle on the Great Barrier Reef

    Gold Coast & Tropical North

    Gold Coast | Cairns

    Holiday Idea 14 days from £525
    Great for Families
    Uluru at Sunrise

    Sydney, Rock & Reef

    Sydney | Ayers Rock | Cairns

    Holiday Idea 13 days from £749
    Maui, Queensland

    East Coast Motorhome Adventure

    Sydney | Brisbane | Noosa | Hervey Bay | Airlie Beach | Townsville | Mission Beach | Cairns

    Holiday Idea 21 days from £935
    Mission Beach, Queensland

    North Queensland Discovery

    Cairns | Cape Tribulation | Atherton Tablelands | Mission Beach

    Self drive 7 days from £612
    Moore Reef, North Queensland

    East Coast Islands & Rainforest

    Sydney | Gold Coast | Hervey Bay | Rockhampton | Hamilton Island | Mission Beach | Cairns

    Escorted Tour 12 days from £2885
    2022/23 PRICE FREEZE
    Sydney, New South Wales

    Australian Highlights

    Melbourne | Alice Springs | Ayers Rock | Cairns | Sydney

    Escorted Tour 13 days from £3115
    2022/23 PRICE FREEZE

    About North Queensland

    Welcome to North Queensland: a tropical paradise where white sand beaches and vibrant reefs sit side by side with ancient rainforest and cascading falls.

    Mesmerising Whitsundays

    Begin your adventure in this epic region by cruising the breathtaking Whitsundays, 74 pristine islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Take in the sight of the mesmerising swirls of Hill Inlet, sink your toes into the silica sands of Whitehaven Beach and snorkel in azure waters – the Whitsundays are a truly highlight of most Australia itineraries.

    Incredible Great Barrier Reef

    For those looking to explore the Great Barrier Reef, we recommend Cairns as your base. This laidback city offers plenty of ways to experience this World Heritage Listed wonder, including cruises, dives and even scenic helicopter flights. After a day exploring the reef, take the opportunity to dine in one of Cairns’ fine restaurants or wander its quirky market stalls.

    Ancient Rainforest

    From Cairns, take a trip to Australia’s oldest rainforest, Daintree. Hike through dense emerald canopies, hear the chorus of over 430 different species of bird and cruise along the crocodile filled waters of the Daintree River. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must on any North Queensland itinerary.

    If you’re thinking about a holiday in North Queensland and would like to learn more about this incredible destination, talk to one of our Australia Experts today. All of our team have spent time in Queensland and would be happy to help plan your dream itinerary.

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