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Cairns & Great Barrier Reef

Your next Queensland holiday is waiting here!

There’s no better way to warm up than a holiday in Cairns & Great Barrier Reef. With an average year round temperature of approximately 29°C, it is the perfect next getaway for long stretches of coastal bliss contrasted with life-giving, lush rainforests 80-million years older than the Amazon.  Luxury resort towns have evolved, tailored to make the perfect getaway in tropical hotspots Port Douglas and Palm Cove. Experience the vibrant and multi-cultural city of Cairns, the breath-taking Daintree Rainforest and Atherton Tablelands and of course, the surrounding Great Barrier Reef!


If you’re after a touch of urban life, a dash of tropical landscape and a whole lot of Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is for you! This eclectic city has it all. It’s popular with divers, snorkellers and inland holidaymakers alike. Head up to the Table Lands to explore the forests surrounding Kuranda, ride the sky rail, go ziplining, 4-wheel driving and more! Dine at the many restaurants and bars that line the esplanade, aboard a boat tour in the Marina or try your luck at the casino! Set just north of Cairns is Palm Cove, where you’ll likely stay metres from the sand, try a new restaurant every day and make the most of the epic water sports on offer. This small beachfront community gifts visitors with the postcard-perfect getaway for couples and families. Enjoy romantic indulgence at rejuvenating day spas and know that the kids will be kept busy with new activities each day!

Port Douglas

Dreaming of quiet, luxurious resorts, tropical vegetation, fine-dining and boutique shopping? Look no further than Port Douglas! Just over 1-hour north of Cairns, nestled into a peaceful stretch of beach, this idyllic destination boasts a myriad of children’s activities plus excellent access to the Great Barrier Reef. The resorts here flaunt some of the most scenic pools in the tropics. This adds to the family appeal of Port Douglas, but also to the indulgent escape-factor that couples search for!

Check out our exclusive hot deals above or contact our dedicated My QLD Holiday Experts for more information on how to experience the best of this stunning destination. There’s never been a better time to discover Queensland!