Things to do in the Wet Tropics - Port Douglas and Tropical North Queensland

Things to do and see while visiting this beautiful part of the world
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Ellis Beach between Cairns and Port Douglas, has a great cafe.

Ellis Beach between Cairns and Port Douglas, has a great cafe.

Yorkeys Knob is one of the beach suburbs of Cairns, the principal city of Far North Queensland. Yorkeys Knob got its name from George Lawson, a Yorkshire-born, Cairns-based beche-de-mer fisherman. Lawson built a homestead adjoining the Mount Buchan estate near what is now Yorkeys Knob. He used the mangroves near his homestead for the firewood and water needed for his beche-de-mer smoking station on Green Island. Locals are attached to the name, despite the reaction it sometimes gets.

Yorkeys Knob is one of the beach suburbs of Cairns, the principal city of Far North Queensland. Yorkeys Knob got its name from George Lawson, a Yorkshire-born, Cairns-based beche-de-mer fisherman. Lawson built a homestead adjoining the Mount Buchan estate near what is now Yorkeys Knob. He used the mangroves near his homestead for the firewood and water needed for his beche-de-mer smoking station on Green Island. Locals are attached to the name, despite the reaction it sometimes gets.

Myall Beach in the heart of the Daintree National Park. Awesome shot from @ytravelblog #thisisqueensland #exploretnq

Myall Beach in the heart of the Daintree National Park. Awesome shot from @ytravelblog #thisisqueensland #exploretnq

Cairns founded 1876. The city was named after William Wellington Cairns, then-current Governor of Queensland. It was formed to serve miners heading for the Hodgkinson River goldfield, but experienced a decline when an easier route was discovered from Port Douglas. It later developed into a railhead and major port for exporting sugar cane, gold and other metals, minerals and agricultural products from surrounding coastal areas and the Atherton Tableland region. Now a major tourism centre.

Cairns founded 1876. The city was named after William Wellington Cairns, then-current Governor of Queensland. It was formed to serve miners heading for the Hodgkinson River goldfield, but experienced a decline when an easier route was discovered from Port Douglas. It later developed into a railhead and major port for exporting sugar cane, gold and other metals, minerals and agricultural products from surrounding coastal areas and the Atherton Tableland region. Now a major tourism centre.

What a spot to take a refreshing dip! One of the most photographed #waterfalls in Australia, the beautiful Millaa Millaa Falls in @Queensland are surrounded by lush #rainforest and cascade into a pristine waterhole that's a popular swimming spot. A great spot to spend an afternoon, there is a grassy spot nearby that's perfect for a #picnic with a view. Photo: @elisaparkranger

What a spot to take a refreshing dip! One of the most photographed #waterfalls in Australia, the beautiful Millaa Millaa Falls in @Queensland are surrounded by lush #rainforest and cascade into a pristine waterhole that's a popular swimming spot. A great spot to spend an afternoon, there is a grassy spot nearby that's perfect for a #picnic with a view. Photo: @elisaparkranger

Palm Cove, one of the tropical beaches north of Cairns ~ Tropical North Queensland ~ Australia

Palm Cove, one of the tropical beaches north of Cairns ~ Tropical North Queensland ~ Australia

Visit Cairns - Have lunch or dinner at the Marina - Destinations Point

Visit Cairns - Have lunch or dinner at the Marina - Destinations Point

Marina Mirage Port Douglas, catch a boat, have lunch, drink a cocktail, do some retail therapy.

Marina Mirage Port Douglas, catch a boat, have lunch, drink a cocktail, do some retail therapy.

Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, borders the Daintree National Park, 2.5 hours north of Cairns, Queensland, #Australia More: http://www.junglesurfing.com.au

Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours, borders the Daintree National Park, 2.5 hours north of Cairns, Queensland, #Australia More: http://www.junglesurfing.com.au

Visit Cooktown - Aerial views of Cooktown - Cooktown's Official Tourism Site | Travel Info for your Tropial North Queensland Holiday

Visit Cooktown - Aerial views of Cooktown - Cooktown's Official Tourism Site | Travel Info for your Tropial North Queensland Holiday


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Cairns - one of my favorite Aussie destinations! Must go back.

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Part of Beaver Falls

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