Perfectly Positioned

Cairns Region

Tropical North Queeensland

Tropical North Queensland is well recognised as being one of the world’s most desirable destinations for both leisure and business visitors from Australia and overseas. READ MORE

Cairns

The stunning city of Cairns is perfectly positioned in tropical North Queensland to offer the best for those looking to live, visit or do business. READ MORE

World Heritage Great Barrier

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. It is larger than the Great Wall of China, in fact it is the only living thing on earth visible from space. READ MORE

World Heritage Rainforest

Tropical North Queensland is the only place in the world where the rainforest meets the reef and, as a result, the region is an unrivalled tourism and lifestyle destination. READ MORE

Accessibility

Cairns is a global city with international connections. READ MORE

Tropical North Queensland

Tropical North Queensland is well recognised as being one of the world’s most desirable destinations for both leisure and business visitors from Australia and overseas.

The region combines adventure and relaxation with some of the greatest natural wonders of the world.

Not only does Tropical North Queensland offer visitors direct access to the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, tropical islands and beaches, as well as the world’s oldest tropical rainforests and the outback, it also boasts easy access to the unspoilt wilderness of areas like Cape York, Torres Strait, Gulf Savannah and the Cassowary Coast.

Tropical North Queensland covers 22% of the total area of Queensland and is home to 6% of the State’s population.  Half of the residents of TNQ live in the Cairns Regional Council area.

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Cairns

The stunning city of Cairns is perfectly positioned in tropical North Queensland to offer the best for those looking to live, visit or do business.

Celebrated as the world’s most liveable tropical city, the natural beauty and diverse landscape of Cairns has made it an international tourism destination and a desirable lifestyle region.

Home to over 150,000 people, Cairns is a safe, secure and multicultural community boasting world class education, health and tourism infrastructure.

The population is estimated to increase by more than 90,000 by 2026 and the $12-billion strong regional economy is predicted to continue to grow by 3% annually.

The major infrastructure development that will accompany this growth, such as the $1.5 billion Global Tourism Hub, indicate that the future for Cairns and the region is bright.

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World Heritage Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. It is larger than the Great Wall of China, in fact it is the only living thing on earth visible from space.

The 2,300km-long ecosystem comprises thousands of reefs and hundreds of islands made of over 600 types of hard and soft coral and is home to countless species of colourful fish, molluscs and starfish, plus turtles, dolphins and sharks.

Because of its natural beauty, the Great Barrier Reef has become one of the worlds most sought after tourist destinations. A visitor to the Great Barrier Reef can enjoy many experiences including snorkelling, scuba diving, aircraft or helicopter tours, bare boats (self-sail), glass-bottomed boat viewing, semi-submersibles and educational trips, cruise ship tours, whale watching and swimming with dolphins.

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World Heritage Rainforest

Tropical North Queensland is the only place in the world where the rainforest meets the reef and, as a result, the region is an unrivalled tourism and lifestyle destination.

The Wet Tropics region, with misty mountains, thunderous waterfalls and breath-taking gorges, is world heritage listed due to the amazing diversity of animals and plants found beneath its canopies, many of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

The natural and cultural values of the region attracts scientists, conservationists, tourists and host of other visitors from across the globe – all drawn to its ancient siren call of fascination and wonder.

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Accessibility

Cairns is a global city with international connections.

With Australia’s seventh busiest airport for international passengers, Cairns Airport has over 3 million passengers passing through the domestic terminal each year. The airport, just 7 kilometres from the Cairns CBD and less than 20 minute drive from Half Moon Bay, also features a thriving General Aviation precinct.

In addition to aviation, Cairns has a world-class all-weather waterfront city port facility which provides facilities for reef operations, pleasure craft and superyachts, complemented by a waterfront tourism precinct adjacent to the CBD.

The Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal is Cairns’ newest and most impressive function, event and exhibition space. Located on the Cairns Waterfront and beautifully restored, this heritage listed wharf shed, has been transformed into a modern facility offering practicality and style for your event, exhibition or function, while retaining the class and appeal of its rich history.

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Air or  Sea