Adventures in Queensland
Collected by Angie Orth
123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove QLD 4879, Australia
Just across the street from the beach boardwalk, Peppers Beach Club & Spa is at the center of the tropical village of Palm Cove, and though it's only 20 minutes from Cairns Airport, Peppers feels like it's a million indulgent miles away from city...
Coral Coast Dr, Palm Cove QLD 4879, Australia
Everyone knows there are crocodiles in these parts, and the biggest, friendliest one can be found at the family friendly pool at the Novotel Palm Cove -- in the form of a waterslide! A relaxed property just a 10-minute walk from the beach, the...
1 Veivers Rd, Palm Cove QLD 4879, Australia
For an unforgettable sunrise, wake up before dawn, grab a coffee from a nearby hotel and wander down the long stretch of beach in Palm Cove. You won't be alone, but the beach isn't crowded at this time of day either. It'll be you, your camera and...
154 Yorkeys Knob Rd, Yorkeys Knob QLD 4878, Australia
For those with the need for speed, a visit to Blazing Saddles Adventures in Yorkeys Knob is in order. This 4-wheeler experience is appropriate for speed demons and Sunday drivers, so just about anyone with the ability to drive can participate....
59-63 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Spectacular sunrises over the Coral Sea are the norm in Queensland (and thanks to jetlag, you might just catch more early mornings than usual), but if you grow weary of the traditional beach daybreak, there's nothing like the 4 a.m. pickup for a...
Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
It wouldn't be a visit to Queensland without a snuggle with one of its cutest and most iconic inhabitants - the koala! Koalas in captivity follow very strict time guidelines when it comes to snuggling with tourists, so don't expect a lengthy...
Cooya Beach QLD 4873, Australia
If you've ever wondered if you could hack it in the wild with little more than a spear and your own brains, a cultural experience with Linc and Brandon Walker, members of the indigenous Kuku Yalanji tribe in Queensland, might help you figure it...
Bonnie Doon QLD 4873, Australia
To experience the pristine rainforest from a brand new perspective (and have the best chance of spotting the elusive platypus!), try river drift snorkeling in Queensland. The river is crystal clear, COLD and surrounded by the green canopy of one...
29 Barrier St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
About an hour from Cairns and 10 minutes from the best hotels in Port Douglas is a dining experience unlike anything else in Queensland. Hidden in the Daintree Rainforest, the Flames of the Forest experience takes place under a tent, with huge...
141 Camelot Cl, Cape Tribulation QLD 4873, Australia
There are a dozen ways to explore the Daintree Rainforest, but seeing it as you whiz by from treetop to treetop has to be the most fun! At Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, a quick walk will take you to the first platform, where you're strapped into a...
87-109 Port Douglas Rd, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
The heat's been turned up in Port Douglas with the reasonably new QT resort. It's not beach side but with all the relaxing by the in-house lagoons, the juicy citrus tones and staff dressed in bright Hamptons style, who is going to leave the hotel...
Fitzroy Island QLD 4871, Australia
You have a good chance of seeing a sea turtle while snorkeling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef, but you have a 100% chance of spotting one if you stop by the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Center on Fitzroy Island. At the facility, sick and...
2 McGregor Rd, Smithfield QLD 4878, Australia
"Every day do something that reminds you you're still alive." Words to live by from AJ Hackett Cairns, the premiere place in Queensland to scare yourself half to death in the jungle. Traditionalists go for the Bungy, a 50-meter / 164-ft. plunge...
5 Warner St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
When I signed up for Grub's Personalised Trike Tour, I thought it would be a unique way to experience the area around Port Douglas... and it certainly was! I just didn't expect it to be so darn FAST! Throughout the fully customizable journey, the...
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