|Cairns - Far North Queensland|
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The major centre in Tropical North Queensland is Cairns, a popular gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the vast wilderness of Cape York Peninsula. The city is fringed by lush rainforests and, to the north and south, are miles of white sandy beaches and turquoise oceans teeming with marine life.
From Cairns, daily cruise boats and sail boats travel to Green Island, Fitzroy Island and the outer reef. Charter seaplanes and helicopters are also available. The World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef is as diverse as beautiful. Many visitors flock to the reef to experience what is arguably the best diving in the world. Others choose a glass bottomed boat, or a semi-submersible to view the myriad species of coral and marine life.
Due to unique beauty, sand and year round sun, Cairns is the second most popular destination for the gay and lesbian traveller with its range of exclusively gay/lesbian resorts.
Travel north along the scenic Captain Cook Highway to Port Douglas, a beach resort town offering modern, luxurious accommodation as well as backpacker hostels, pubs with character, and many good restaurants. Attractions and activities include the Rainforest Habitat and tours to the outer reef and rainforest.