The home of lush tropics, coastal landscapes and quaint little tourist townships, North Queensland offers the complete gamut of experiences for the discerning traveller. This means that you can pace yourself across a number of activities ranging from the adventurous to the laid-back.
We put ourselves up in Port Douglas about one hour north of Cairns. Although a popular township with its own inherent charm, we found Cairns preferable as a base with better access to attractions and greater choices of restaurants and accommodation. Cairns is also an idyllic city with relaxed walkways, an inviting atmosphere and alfresco dining.
While in Cairns, the man-made beach is worth a visit especially as the City cools down by dusk. Fanned by balmy sea breezes and veiled in ambient lighting, it’s the perfect setting for a relaxed stroll to soothe any travel fatigue.
From Port Douglas we made an hour’s drive back to Kuranda. Here are our top experiences in this popular destination. Continue reading →