Australia's Tropical Rainforests cover approximately 900,000 square hectares and are internationally recognised as being one of the most ecologically fascinating natural areas in the world, as one of few remaining truly pristine tropical rainforest places on the planet. These forests contain an amazing array and diversity of flora and fauna. Stretching for over 500 kilometres along Tropical North Queensland's coastline, these rainforests are the oldest continually surviving rainforests on earth and once covered the entire Australian continent

New in Tropical North Queensland

An exciting new world class tourist attraction, the $54M Cairns Aquarium, is currently under construction in the Cairns CBD with an anticipated opening date in May 2017. This will be the only aquarium in the world to showcase the animals, plants and habitats of the only two adjoining World Heritage protected areas - The Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics Rainforest.

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway together with Cairns Regional Council  and the Skyrail Rainforest Foundation  held Tropical Tree Day  in support of Plannet Ark Environmental Foundation  at Cattana Wetlands. Over 200 people from the Cairns community helped us plant over 500 trees! Tree planters enjoyed a sausage sizzle, face painting and a glitter artist, with free information and activities provided by Skyrail, Treeforce, Biosecurity Queensland and Cairns Regional Council and The Coffee Can  was there with their sustainable cups! Stay tuned for the full event wrap up on the Skyrail blog by Adventure Mumma  coming soon, until then see more of the photos from the day on Skyrail's Facebook  

Visitors to Skyrail Rainforest Cableway in Tropical North Queensland are fascinated by the ever growing spider webs that are popping up around our Terminals and Stations. These get plenty of attention and are the subject of many photos on a daily basis as there could be hundreds of spiders in any given web location.
The Dome Tent spider builds a large dome-shaped web from 30-60cm across with a long tangle of web above the dome and a small tangle below. Read the full story and learn more Australian rainforest facts here on the Skyrail blog.

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Experience Tropical North Queensland through Travel Bloggers eyes

When it starts to heat up in Tropical North Queensland you know that time of year is just around the corner. The decorations have been dusted off, the kids are counting down to the big day, the drinks are flowing and the parties seem never ending. With the daily goodies in the advent calendar quickly diminishing, it's time to get your Christmas cheer on and start seriously planning for New Year's Eve. From Cairns to Palm Cove and beyond to Port Douglas, here is a rundown of what's on.

Covering some 900,000 hectares, it would be fair to assume that the Wet Tropic Rainforests in North Queensland, Australia is immense. This is reinforced when you fly into Cairns (the closest major international airport to the Wet Tropics) and the descent greets you with the glistening aqua-marine waters of the Great Barrier Reef on one side of the aircraft and a thick carpet of tropical rainforest saturating the landscape and stretching as far as the eye can see on the other. 
Whats on in Tropical North Queensland

Cairns Esplanade will come alive once again this New Year's Eve with a vibrant community event to welcome in 2017. The free, all ages event will feature an exciting musical line up plus carnival rides, interactive family fun show, magic show, juggling workshop, face painting, roving entertainment and more!

The Yungaburra Market is the biggest and oldest market on the Atherton Tablelands. Local producers gather on the commons in the middle of the historic village of Yungaburra to sell fresh produce, flowers, homemade crafts, local wines, wooden furniture, clothing and much more!

February - Chinese New Year Street Festival

Celebrate the welcoming of the Year of the Rooster with the Chinese Community. Lion and Dragon performances, Chinese drumming, interactive art and cultural displays, Chinese food and a huge variety of market stalls and street food. Children's activities include the opportunity to feed the Lion and Chinese Craft.


This carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea's salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.

Where to Stay in Tropical North Queensland

A revitalised beachfront luxury resort on the pristine Four Mile Beach is surrounded by 147 hectares of lush tropical gardens, 2 hectares of sparkling saltwater lagoon pools and an 18-hole golf course, 5-star resort amenities and service will make you feel at home in paradise.  

For more Port Douglas accommodation tips click here .

Vue Trinity Beach Apartments

Generously appointed, spaciously designed luxury retreats, VUE apartments are filled with contemporary elegance. These apartments are truly incomparable with magnificent views to the panorama of the Coral Sea, a wonderfully exclusive opportunity to truly immerse into a tropical, North Queensland experience.
For more Cairns accommodation tips click here
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