Far North Queensland

Far North Queensland is home to a diverse range of terrestrial ecosystems, including the World Heritage-listed rainforest, outback Australia and the Great Barrier Reef.

The Wet Tropics World Heritage Area has the highest diversity of endemic, rare and threatened animal species in Australia.

Nestled on the coast of Far North Queensland is the regional city of Cairns, which is the gateway to the Wet Tropics Area and Great Barrier Reef, and a popular tourist destination.

An hour north of Cairns lies the seaside town of Port Douglas, which is known for its beautiful long beach, dense rainforest, protected estuary and quaint township.