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Things to do in Tropical North Queensland

Pristine white beaches only scratch the surface of what Tropical North Queensland has on offer. Experiences include skydiving over the beach, exploring the rainforest or getting up close and personal with aquatic life on the Great Barrier Reef. There are so many fun things to do in Tropical North Queensland.

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Things to do in Northern Queensland

Tropical North Queensland is the only place in the world with two natural World Heritage sites, making it the perfect destination to visit. Ticking off the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest should be at the top of your list when visiting TNQ. Whether you’re a local Queenslander looking to explore their own backyard, visiting from interstate or even from overseas, there is plenty of amazing things to do in Tropical North Queensland. The best way to explore it all is with a RedBalloon experience. From snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef to scenic helicopter flights over the tropical landscapes, you’ll find the perfect activity for exploring this picturesque part of Australia.

Tropical North Queensland destinations

There are plenty of amazing places to go in Tropical North Queensland to experience everything this region has to offer. Discover some of the top locations below and tick off one of the RedBalloon experiences there.

Cape Tribulation

There are plenty of amazing things to do in Cape Tribulation that are perfect for exploring this coastal area located on a remote headline of Northeast Queensland. One of the top experiences to enjoy here is the Cape Tribulation Beach horse riding adventure. You’ll wind your way through the oldest rainforest in the world on this spectacular horse riding tour. After discovering the sights and sounds of the Daintree, you will trot along the beautiful Myall Beach and enter the ocean shallows on horseback for incredible photo opportunities.

Palm Cove

Located in the Cairns region, there are plenty of fun things to do in Palm Cove. This coastal suburb is the perfect holiday destination if you’re looking to relax or explore sunny paradise. RedBalloon offers a variety of things to in Palm Cove as well as beautiful getaway packages.  The 5 night stay with breakfast, dinner and massages for 2 people is the best way to enjoy a relaxing holiday whilst ticking off all the must-see attractions. Soak up the tropical vibes with your accommodation only moments away from the Coral Sea. During your stay enjoy daily breakfast, two delicious dinners and an indulgent massage.

Barron Gorge

Baron Gorge National Park located in the Cairns region extends from the coastal lowlands to the elevated regions of the Atherton Tableand. With its stunning mountain scenery, tropical rainforests and diverse wildlife, there is so much to do in Barron Gorge. One of the most exhilarating experiences to do there is white water rafting. Set against the beautiful surrounds of Barron Gorge, you will raft down grade 3 rapids under the guidance of an experienced instructor. It’s the perfect way to combine adventure whilst discovering the beautiful landscapes of this area.

Magnetic Island

Located 8km offshore from the city of Townsville, Magnetic Island is famous for its natural surrounds, stunning beaches, marine life and serenity of an island paradise. With plenty of things to do in Magnetic Island you’ll get to discover everything this destination has to offer. One of the top experiences to tick off whilst you’re there is the Shipwreck snorkel tour. Enjoy a guided snorkel around Geoffrey Bay and uncover the hidden secrets of the underwater world. The beauty of Magnetic Island continues offshore as you marvel at the colonies of fish, coral and diverse sea life beneath the waters.


This popular coastal city in Tropical Far North Queensland is considered the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Discover the wide variety of things to do in Cairns that’ll let you explore both World Heritage natural wonders plus so much more. Discover our whole range of things to do in Cairns and book in the perfect experience!

Port Douglas

Located in Tropical Far North Queensland, there are plenty of must-do experiences in Port Douglas from fishing, scenic flights, getaway packages and more. Explore the entire RedBalloon range of things to do in Port Douglas and tick off bucket list worthy experiences in this picturesque part of Queensland!

There are plenty of amazing Tropical North Queensland attractions and experiences on offer at RedBalloon! Don’t know which one to pick? Don’t worry, you can always choose a gift voucher and decide later. A gift voucher can be used to purchase any experience or product in TNQ including any accommodation available on RedBalloon. Find out more about our gift vouchers.

Things to do on the Great Barrier Reef

Whilst enjoying things to do in Tropical North Queensland, why not discover our range of Great Barrier Reef experiences and tick off one of the world’s natural wonders from your bucket list. North Queensland is the perfect base for day trips and visits to the Great Barrier Reef. Discover cruises, snorkelling tours, accommodation packages and plenty more experiences in the Great Barrier Reef on RedBalloon.

Things to do in Queensland

Discover these TNQ activities and plenty more experiences from the RedBalloon range of things to do in Queensland. You’ll never be short of things to do in the sunshine state with activities in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and plenty more destinations.

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