Accommodation in Far North Queensland, The Great Barrier Reef and Islands
Far North Queensland is a tropical region of the state stretching from Cairns all the way up to the Torres Strait. It is almost always summer up here where most days are sunny, the humidity is high and even the tropical downpours are relatively warm.
With the vibrant coral of the Great Barrier Reef off the east coast, the pristine sandy beaches and World Heritage listed tropical rainforests on land there aren’t many places that can boast such a plethora of beautiful natural attractions within such easy reach.
Tropical Far North Queensland has been attracting tourists for many years and has a huge range of activities to cater to all interests.
Dive the reefs, go on your own fishing charter boat, hike through the rainforests or just visit the viewing platforms, wineries, museums or simply get pampered at a day spa. Whether you’re after the comfort of a resort lifestyle or the tranquillity of a rainforest B&B, there is bound to be something for you.
Nestled between the rainforest and the sea, Port Douglas is a sleepy mainland paradise. Here you’ll find yourself in close proximity to the amazing Great Barrier Reef and Daintree National Park. Among several luxurious resorts there is also a world class marina with boutique shops and some scrumptious seafood restaurants overlooking crystal clear waters.
Just 70km north of Cairns, Port Douglas is secluded enough for a quiet escape while still close enough to all the facilities of a basic city.
3-5 Davidson Street, 4877 Port Douglas
Encompassing all Port Douglas has to offer, Mantra Aqueous on Port is the ideal location for couples, families & honeymooners. Situated in the heart of the village centre of Port Douglas lies one of the most fashionable resort destination in Tropical North Queensland. You can take advantage of the five star restaurants, designer boutiques, family eateries and a range of bars and cafes.
Mitre Street, 4877 Port Douglas
This 5-star resort is on the secluded beachfront of Four Mile Beach, close to Alexandra Reefs. It offers a large lagoon pool with a bar and an 18-hole golf course. Sea Temple Resort & Spa Port Douglas provides a variety of large, luxury studio rooms and apartments. Each features a private bathroom, cable TV and a minibar.
121 Port Douglas Road, 4877 Port Douglas
On 15 acres of tropical grounds, Rendezvous Reef Resort Port Douglas offers self-contained villas with balcony or patio. Facilities include a fitness center, barbecue area and 5 swimming pools. The tour desk at Port Douglas Rendezvous Reef Resort can arrange trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.
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The north Queensland city of Townsville is a bustling regional hub that is fast becoming a tourist destination too. Situated amid beaches, rainforests and wetlands, Townsville is the ideal location for outdoor activities in a relaxed lifestyle.
Whether you’re staying for work, visiting friends or on the lookout for a proper outdoor holiday, there is a range of activities and accommodation options to suit you.
75 The Strand, 4810 Townsville
Aquarius on the Beach is the most outstanding beachfront, high rise hotel situated on the foreshores of Cleveland Bay overlooking beautiful Magnetic Island and the Coral Sea. With total beach frontage, we offer the most spectacular panoramic views from every room. Not only do we recommend you take the time to soak up the magnificent view from your private balcony, we encourage you to enjoy the magical sites of nearby attractions.
495 Sturt Street, 4810 Townsville
Classique bed and breakfast is an old Historic Queenslander with three en-suite rooms all with queen size beds, an outdoor spa and games room with a pool /snooker table and some austar channels on the tv .Ttopical breakfast is served on the deck with a view of castle hill. It is private and centrally located .your hosts Russell and Iva also live on the property and look forward to welcoming you.
2 Dibbs Street, 4810 Townsville
Oaks Gateway on Palmer is Townsville's next generation in resort-style accommodation. Located within easy walk of the CBD, the hotel has a range of restaurants & cafes on it¿s doorstop on cosmopolitan Palmer Street. Oaks Gateway on Palmer offers hotel, one & two bedroom apartments and is a perfect choice for families, couples or the business traveller.
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The jewel of Australia’s tropical crown, Cairns has been a popular holiday location for locals and tourists for many years. Relax in the warm climate and tropical scenery between tours of the phenomenal Great Barrier Reef, the rainforests and villages of the Tablelands and a myriad of other activities.
Many visitors use Cairns as their base as they day trip to the coastal towns and mountain villages that surround the coastal city. There is so much to see and do here in the relaxed atmosphere that some come for a holiday and simply never leave.
223 - 227 Esplanade, 4870 Cairns
Comfort Hotel Acacia Court offers air conditioned accommodations in a waterfront location on the Cairns Esplanade. The hotel’s large outdoor swimming pool is surrounded by lounge chairs.
157 Sheridan Street, 4870 Cairns
The Contemporary newly refurbished and vibrant Best Western City Sheridan is located in the city of Cairns, with a premier location to all the shops, restaurants, attractions and only 100 metres to the esplanade. Set amid one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world surrounded by lush rainforest, and beautiful tropical waters, Best Western City Sheridan is the ideal location, and regarded as one of Cairns best motels.
23-51 Anderson Road, 4868 Cairns
Set amongst 28 acres of landscaped tropical gardens, this award-wining resort features a family friendly water park, plus tennis courts and mini golf. Each accommodation unit includes cooking facilities.
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Australia’s northernmost coastal town, Cooktown is situated on the mouth of the Endeavour River and named for the famed visit by Captain Cook on his discovery voyage to Australia in 1770. Cooktown today is a relaxed beach town perfect for the quiet holiday lifestyle.
The town sits as the gateway to the Australian wilderness of the Cape York Peninsula; an unspoilt region of tropical rainforests, eucalyptus savannahs and floodplains.
130 Hope Street, 4895 Cooktown
Hillcrest Guest House is a recently renovated 1880's Queenslander. Nestled at the base of Grassy Hill with close access to all shops and attractions. Hillcrest consists of 8 bedrooms of various different configurations to cater for single's to family's. The Guest House is a shared facility accommodation, as such it has 2 bathrooms (one male/one female), shared kitchen and dining area, relaxation area's, a 10 metre swimming pool and tropical gardens for all guests to enjoy. We also have 3 ensuite rooms seprate to the house.
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More about Far North Queensland
- Read our tips on what to do in Far North Queensland.
- Find out more about popular destinations Port Douglas and Cairns.