Luxury, Romantic and Boutique Accommodation in The Tropics and Great Barrier Reef
Dive into another world with a luxury escape in the Tropics and Great Barrier Reef
The Tropics and Great Barrier Reef could typify the Queensland stereotype of bleach-blonde beaches, bluer-than-blue waters, palm-fringed accommodation and flourishing rainforests.
Cairns is a relaxed and ambient city that acts as a gateway to tropical north Queensland. Most travellers touch down in the city's international airport, but it's worth exploring Cairns before picking up a hire car and motoring north. Soar above a tropical rainforest canopy with a ride on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and be rewarded with views out towards Fitzroy Island National Park. Join one of the many tours that depart from the waterfront to explore the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, which stretches for an incredible 2300km full of coral, colourful fish, turtles, dolphins and sharks.
The chic resort town of Port Douglas, an hour north of Cairns, also makes a great base for discovering the Reef in between browsing the glamorous boutiques, restaurants and cafes of the main drag, Macrossan Street. Thanks to a boom in Port Douglas' popularity, a string of five-star and luxury accommodations have popped up.
Head further north to the tropical wonderland of the Daintree and Cape Tribulation, a remote headland where the forest meets the sea. The Daintree rainforest is studded with creek crossings, beaches, bays and unexpected vistas of the Coral Sea. Away from the Cairns' coast are the magnificent Atherton Tablelands, which rise 700 metres above the sea. They are dotted with mysterious crater lakes, exotic flora and fauna, quaint hill-country towns, and similarly captivating accommodation.
To start your discovery of the Tropics and Great Barrier Reef booking a boutique stay is your first stop. Explore our collection of luxury Tropics and Great Barrier Reef accommodation - we have stays scattered up and down this beautiful region. Then check out the rest of our Queensland collection to continue your travels through the Sunshine State.