Far North Queensland

Coral Reef - Photo and text courtesy of Tourism QLD

Tropical North Queensland is where the rainforest meets the reef. Few places on earth can boast such unique natural attractions with the Great Barrier Reef offering an underwater treasure trove of dazzling coral and sea life and superb tropical rainforests of the Daintree within easy reach.

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White water rafting on the Tully River - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
Mossman Gorge - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD
Rainforest meets the Reef - Photo courtesy of Tourism QLD

Climate

Max temperatures of 40°C in summer and 30°C in winter. Humidity around 70% all year round. Highest rainfall end of January and February.

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What is our Coral Sea?What is our Coral Sea?
The Coral Sea is a tropical marine jewel, which lies east of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It is one of the last places on Earth where large marine animals can still be found in great numbers.
Desert Isles of the Coral SeaDesert Isles of the Coral Sea
It was one of those places where the forces which govern life seem to come to a focus of preternatural beauty and intensity. I stood in a small grassy field. It was bounded by a dazzling band of coral sand. Crystalline aquamarine shallows grading into turquoise surrounded the islet. Farther out, a broad shallow reef flat fashioned a skirt of many colors terminating in a hemline of sparkling white breakers. Beyond, an endless sea of indigo blue velvet spread out to the horizon. Life was everywhere.
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