The Cairns region is a unique environment and is renowned nationally and internationally as a premier tourism destination. The region attracts more than two million domestic and international visitors each year. It's the only place in the world where two world heritage areas meet - the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.
The region has some of the most beautiful parks and beaches in Queensland. Swimming enclosures are provided at most beaches during the dangerous marine stinger season - typically from November to May (subject to seasonal variability). View the current beaches status.
For information on tours and travel, climate, accommodation, dining and things to see and do in the region, please visit Tourism Tropical North Queensland, Tourism Daintree Coast or the Tourism Port Douglas Daintree website.
Perfectly positioned for lifestyle
Combining a tropical lifestyle with cultural activities of a thriving region, Tropical North Queensland offers the best of both worlds. The Cairns region is renowned as the gateway to two of the world's greatest natural attractions: the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.
Thinking about moving to the region? Visit the Cairns: Perfectly Positioned website to read more about what the region has to offer.
Destination guide - free mobile app
The FREE Tropical North Queensland mobile app is the free and official guide to our region. It covers the entire Tropical North Queensland region including Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, Port Douglas and Daintree, Cape Tribulation, Atherton Tablelands and Kuranda, Gulf Savannah, Mission Beach and Cassowary Coast, Cooktown and Cape York.
For those travelling from outside Australia all information including maps, augmented reality and travel content is accessible offline to avoid roaming charges. The mobile app is available for iPhone and Android phones, and is produced and managed by Tourism Tropical North Queensland.