|THE TROPICAL NORTH - QUEENSLAND|
Fabulous secluded beaches
Rainforest near Mossman
Exploring Cape York
Main towns in this Region
The Tropical North is the region at the top of the state extending from below Cairns, across to the Northern Territory border taking in the
Savannah country of the Gulf of Carpentaria, and extending north to Bamaga and the Torres Strait. Along the east is the northern section of
Cape York and the small and tropical towns and aboriginal settlements along its length. The western shore includes Weipa, Karumba
and Normanton and the Wellesley Islands, including Mornington Island.|
This is big river country and crocodiles will be found in every creek and river. They are man-eaters, and you should not swim at all, including in the ocean. Near Cairns, around Mossman and Cooktown are massive rainforests and several national parks. The seaside communities os Wonga, Cooya and Newell Beaches have long sandy beaches and the Daintree/Cape Tribulation region are where the forest meets the reef and the only place in the world where two World Heritage areas meet.
Above and to the west of Cairns is the Atherton Tableland, supporting a prolific dairy industy and supplying most of northern Queensland with milk and other dairy products..
Offshore, the islands, cays and reefs of the Great Barrier Reef can be seen and visited.
There is always something to suit your needs or budget. See the individual town information below for more details.
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