Cairns is the gateway to Tropical North Queensland - where the world heritage listed Daintree rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef!

Tropical North Queensland is also home to the unique Indigenous communities and cultures of Cape York and the Gulf of Carpentaria and the departure point for travel to the Torres Strait archipelago.

Visitors to Cairns can snorkel the reef, experience the dense rainforest of the Daintree, tour the lush countryside of the Atherton Tablelands, visit the remote Cape York Peninsula or relax in the idyllic resort towns of Palm Cove and Port Douglas.

They can also experience the region's rich Indigenous culture at Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park, on tour with The Bama Way and in the rainforest at Mossman Gorge with the Dreamtime Guides of Kuku Yalanji

The mild, dry August weather, with a daily average temperature of 26.5°C, is perfect for golf, deep sea fishing, white water rafting, diving, snorkelling, hiking and every other activity Cairns has to offer.

The city boasts world-class tourism facilities, including an international and domestic airport, luxury hotels and day spas, designer shopping, heritage markets and some of the nation's best restaurants for modern Australian and Asian cuisine.

To find out more about Cairns and Tropical Australia or book your holiday and accommodation visit Tourism Tropical North Queensland's official website for 'nature's theme park'.