Tropical North Queensland Accommodation

Tropical North Queensland is Australia's unique tropical getaway location. Whether you're visiting the Whitsunday Islands for a romantic honeymoon or exploring the Great Barrier Reef on your family holiday you'll be left with unforgettable memories. Rain or shine, Tropical North Queensland is the perfect place to escape the craziness of your everyday routine as you surround yourself with the peace and pure beauty of tropical Australian Nature.  Relax by the seaside or explore the iconic rainforests as you enjoy all that Tropical North Queensland has to offer.

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Tropical North

Why Visit Tropical North Queensland?

The tropical north region of Queensland is considered Australia's playground paradise – with year-long warm weather, sunshine and endless stretches of sand and sea, it holds some of the most incredible eco-adventures in the world. From Cairns to Port Douglas, and every part in between, Tropical North Queensland has something for everyone. Snorkel or scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef and get acquainted with the local turtles and fish. Trek through the ancient and magical Daintree Rainforest or experience the rapids of white water rafting in freshwater rivers. Learn about the indigenous Australians who originally inhabited the land and experience the overall magic of this part of the world. Feel welcome in one of the hotels offered by Accor or our partners in Tropical North Queensland on your next business trip or relaxing family holiday. Whether it's for one night or an extended stay, take your pick from our selection of comfortable hotels, resorts and apartments with Tropical North Queensland accommodation to match any budget.

When is the best time to visit Tropical North Queensland?

Whilst the Tropical North offers year-round warm weather and sunshine, the best time to visit is during the autumn months. Between March to May you can expect swim-worthy days, as temperatures sit between 21-29 degrees. With warm tropical rain expected during the autumn months, enjoy the bright green rainforests and hidden freshwater swimming spots under the lush green trees.
During autumn waterfalls flourish, filling swimming holes hidden under the emerald green treetops of the Tropical North. Make the most of adventure with adrenaline pumping activities such as rafting across rapids or skydiving and create memories to last a lifetime, or choose to relax in natural spa pools for the ultimate rejuvenating experience.

Getting around Tropical North Queensland

Getting around the Tropical North is easy with a car, bus and train service to get you to and from your day's activities. As you arrive at the local airport, consider a hire car as the Tropical North is ideal for self-drive style holidays. This is a great option if you want to work on your own schedule or wish to experience the natural beauties of the land from the rainforest to the reef. For those that want to explore deep in the rainforests or the outback, it is recommended you drive a 4WD for a smooth adventure.

If you want to sit back and let someone else take care of the driving, bus services run regularly from Cairns all the way along the coast. Stopping at popular beaches such as Port Douglas, Palm Cove and Mission beach, you won't miss out on the sightseeing action. Experience the scenic tour of the Tropical North on the Kuranda scenic rail, and explore local hidden gems.

Things to do in Tropical North Queensland

The Tropical North is the ultimate adventure playground, with plenty of things to see and do for couples and families. From the rainforest to the reef enjoy the best of time in the sun, even on rainy days embrace the tropical rain as you enjoy local swimming holes. If you're after indoor activities, the tropical north won't leave you short on options, from breathtaking aquariums to indoor zip lines.

Outdoor things to do in Tropical North Queensland

Explore the best of outdoor life the Tropical North has to offer, from exploring the Great Barrier Reef trekking through the rainforest. Cool down in the magical blue water as you snorkel, kayak, swim with turtles or explore the SS Yongala Shipwreck. Immerse yourself amidst the rainforest with bungy jumping for the adrenaline chasers or wander through the Daintree Rainforest and its many hidden natural swimming holes. Discover even more with 10 things you can't miss in Cairns, the gateway to Queensland's tropical north. For 4WD lovers explore the Cape York Peninsula offering some of Australia's best 4WD routes. Chase the sunrise and relax at Myall beach, as the sun appears from the horizon. With something for families and couples to enjoy, everyone can experience what they love best about the great outdoors.

Indoor things to do in Tropical North Queensland

If you're looking for a relaxed day or where to get some shade from the Tropical North Queensland sun, explore the indoor-based activities on offer. If you are with the family, go on an underwater experience without getting your feet wet at the iconic Cairns aquarium. With twilight experiences, marine life encounters and turtle rehabilitation centres to visit, you'll want to spend the whole day exploring the breathtaking ocean life. Get your adrenaline pumping with a zipline experience in the Cairns zoom and wildlife dome, as you fly over a four-meter saltwater crocodile! For couples and friends travelling together, taste local favourites and award-winning beverages with a breweries tour stopping at Sauce Brewing Cairns, Macalister Brewing Company, Narrow Tracks Distilling, Coral Sea Brewing and the Barrier Reef Brewing Co. With lunch included, enjoy a day of tasting the local favourite go-to's and sharing a laugh with friends.

Where to eat and drink in Tropical North Queensland?

Treat your taste buds to local favourites when it comes to food and drinks on the North Coast. Enjoy a beachfront experience in Palm Cove at NuNu offering a breakfast and lunch menu, featuring the finest local produce. Enjoy low-key style dining with ease at Accor-operated venues in the Tropical North. From the KOKO poolside bar and kitchen at Peppers Beach Club in Port Douglas, the MOKU bar and grill at the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort, or the Temple of Tastes restaurant at Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort and Spa, your taste buds are in for a treat.

Sip on your favourite beverages as you relax by the pool at the Lagoon bar at the Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort, or immerse yourself into resort life at the Moku beach club bar at the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort. If you are after more of a local's experience, check out the many breweries and distilleries the Tropical North has to offer.

Where to stay in Tropical North Queensland?

Immerse yourself with the Accor hospitality experience, with venues in Townsville, Port Douglas, Cairns, Magnetic Island, Nelly Bay and Palm Cove. With a range of Tropical North Queensland accommodation to choose from, experience the Mercure, Mantra, Peppers, Pullman, Novotel or The Sebel holiday experience for your next tropical escape. With onsite dining and facilities such as pools and gyms, everything you need will be within walking distance. With accommodating hospitality to take the chores out of your tropical holiday, you'll have more time to experience the magic of the tropical north.

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