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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Crabs, Hermit Crabs and Allies Crabs, Hermit Crabs and Allies
Crabs, hermit crabs and allies will familiarise the amateur naturalist, beachcomber, diver and others who have an interest in the marine environment of crabs, hermit crabs and their close relatives.
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Bombs, Turtle Soup and the World's Largest SanctuaryBombs, Turtle Soup and the World's Largest Sanctuary
The history of our vast continents mountains, deserts, adventurers and fighters is well known but that of our watery periphery is often overlooked. Australia’s Coral Sea has a fascinating story and if the government continues with its current plans it will become one of the largest safe havens for marine life on the planet.
Sea Snake BallSea Snake Ball
My husband had the most interesting experience diving on the Yongala. Most of the divers were all ready overboard. My husband and dive master were ready to enter the water when ...
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