Where to go in Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef
List of regions
Mission Beach is relaxed beachfront town around two hours south of Cairns. Here two World Heritage areas, The Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics Rainforest converge with more than 14 kilometres of golden sandy beaches to create a popular tropical paradise destination.
The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef and richest source of marine life as well as the only living thing visible from space. Spectacular and awe-inspiring, this natural wonder never ceases to amaze.
The 135-million-year-old Daintree rainforest is the oldest in the world. It is a vast, exotic living museum, home to the largest range of plants and animals in the world. Once you cross the Daintree River north toward Cape Tribulation you are entering an untouched and ancient region where a 4WD veh…
The palm-fringed resort town of Port Douglas attracts sun-seekers, honeymooners, celebrities, and even US Presidents to rejuvenate on its shores. Luxurious day spas, championship golf courses and designer boutiques sit comfortably alongside Aussie pubs and independent shops and local markets.